Max W. Kahn is a multidisciplinary designer, brand builder and strategist with a passion for driving social impact. Currently, he works with SAP.iO Fund & Foundries to help early-stage software startup founders become successful by enabling SAP’s customers to run at their best. Prior to his current role at SAP.iO, Max was the lead designer for SAP’s Corporate Strategy Group in the Office of the CEO.
An entrepreneur at heart, Max founded his first business in elementary school. Most recently, he was a Consultant at Canon, where he supported and led design-driven business transformation engagements for enterprise accounts across multiple industries including enterprise tech, higher education, healthcare, finance, retail and logistics. Before joining Canon, Max founded and managed MaxWilliam Creative, a research-driven design + management consultancy.
Max graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University with a BS in Graphic Design & Communications and have been recognized for his contributions to design by Graphis Design Annual and Creativity International. He completed advanced studies in design research at the Basel School of Design in Switzerland and is involved with the Design Research Society and the AIGA. Max’s ongoing research project, Changed Management, explores the cognitive effects of design on behavior change and how design can be used as a catalyst for growth. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at Drexel Hillel and can usually be found chasing his dog at the park.​​​​​​​
I am available for startup advisory roles, consulting and speaking engagement opportunities. For availability, email me.

Work Experience

2020 - Now
Global Brand Experience & Field Marketing Lead at SAP.iO
2018 - 2020
Lead Designer at SAP
2017 - 2018
Graphic Design & Change Management Consultant at Canon
2010 - 2017
Founder & Principal Consultant at MaxWilliam Creative


Drexel University
BS in Graphic Design & Communications
Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW
Advanced Studies in Design Research