Madison Maxey is a creative technologist who works at the intersection of design and technology. Her work and contributions to the wearable technology space have been featured in Wired, Fast Company, and New York magazine, and she has provided e-textiles insights to the likes of the White House and Google.
Maxey was a recipient of the $100 000 Thiel Fellowship in 2013, and since then has been featured as one of Forbes's "30 under 30" for Art & Style and included in the "NBCBLK28" list of innovative black industry and community leaders under 28 years old. She has interned at Tommy Hilfiger and Nylon magazine, and held creative tech residences/fellowships at Autodesk, the School of Visual Arts, and Undercurrent (acquired by Quirky).
More than anything, Maxey loves fabricating the future at The Crated, a company she founded in 2013 that is focused on creating electronic textile prototypes and manufacturing solutions.