Conference Co-Chair: Gjoko Muratovski, PhD, FDINZ  Director, The Myron E. Ullman, Jr. School of Design

Dr Gjoko Muratovski is the Director and Endowed Chair of the Myron E. Ullman, Jr. School of Design at the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP). With over 20 years of global, cross-disclinary design and branding practice, Dr. Muratovski brings experience that spans from Europe and Asia to Australia and the Americas. Over the years he has been working with a wide range of governmental, not-for-profit and corporate organizations. This includes NASA Johnson Space Center World Health Organization, UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, United Nations Association of Australia, European Commission, Greenpeace, Yahoo!, Deloitte, Toyota, Department of Premier and Cabinet of South Africa, Auckland Council of New Zealand, and many others. 

Dr. Muratovski is also a guest professor for Design & Innovation at Tongji University, China and a visiting professor for Marketing at the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. In May 2016 he was recognized as a 'High-End Foregin Expert" by the State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs of China. He is also the author of "Research for Designers: A Guide to Methods and Practice" by SAGE Publications.