Max W. Kahn is a multidisciplinary designer with a bias towards action and a commitment to driving meaningful social change. He is an entrepreneur at heart and founded his first business in elementary school. His expertise revolves around building brands, leading change and developing multi-platform experiences. Today, Max works with SAP’s Corporate Development & Strategy team to drive long term success and with the SAP.iO Fund & Foundries to build an inclusive ecosystem of startups around SAP. He also coaches founders of early-stage software startups on defining their pitch decks, messaging and branding.
Most recently, Max was a Consultant at Canon, where he supported and led business transformation engagements related to adopting new software, products, services, and workflows. Max used design as a tool to develop change management roadmaps, co-branded campaigns, communication strategies and marketing collateral for clients across multiple industries including enterprise tech, higher education, healthcare, finance, retail and logistics.
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 is actively involved with his community.
MaxWilliam Creative (formally Max’s Creations) has evolved into a design + management consultancy that harnesses the power of design and research to help leaders transform their organizations. Our portfolio of past and present clients include start-ups, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, healthcare organizations and Fortune 500 companies. We also offer coaching and personal branding services to clients in many stages of their careers.