1,600 people in 24 cities living 4 values for 1 goal:
To use design to help our clients succeed.

We create exceptional environments that meet our clients' most complex design challenges.

We inspire people through our work by expressing timeless cultural, organizational and personal values.

We connect people and place with ideas that come from many minds and imaginations.

We care about serving our clients, enriching lives, improving communities and protecting our natural environment through design.

We are a global architecture, design, engineering and planning firm.

60+ Years of Design + Innovation
Design Leaders

Matthew Hern

Creative Director of HOK Product Design
Design Board Member

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Matthew Hern

Matthew Hern is the creative director of HOK Product Design. He fosters the company’s creative culture, leads our design vision and client relationships, and ensures continuity across the entire product design and development life cycle. He emphasizes human-centered design and solving cross-functional business goals, and his projects balance form, function and futurism.

Matthew, who has been focused on industrial design and product development for more than 25 years, previously held design leadership positions at firms including IDEO, BMW Group’s Designworks and Pentagram. His design teams have collaborated with clients including BART, BMW, Coca-­Cola, JANUS et Cie, Motorola, Nike, Allsteel, Steelcase and Varian.

What are the advantages for HOK Product Design of being part of a global design firm?

“Having a creative culture and collaborating are at the heart of effective design teams. HOK Product Design is a focused team within a larger, global organization. This enables us to draw on interdisciplinary experts in areas including healthcare, science and technology, workplace and justice to combine deep industry knowledge with industrial design.”


Illinois Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design