During his open lecture, Matīss Zvaigzne will present the 10 valuable insights that connect design in professional and academic settings based on real case studies.

Case studies on various topics such as branding and strategy for mass events (Riga Marathon), collaborative projects for mental health (EMORI app project), Craft heritage (Designer x crasftsmen) and content creation for international design fairs (Milan Design Week).

Matīss Zvaigzne, a Latvian designer, serves as the head of the Design Department at the Latvian Academy of Arts and leads the Reflect Design Studio. The student projects under his guidance have received prestigious accolades, including Adwards, the Latvian Design of the Year Award, ADCE, The Red Dot Award, A'Design Award, and IIIDaward. In his professional endeavors, Matīss Zvaigzne places significant emphasis on conducting research and fostering partners' comprehension of the added value that design brings.