Through a hands-on sketching process, Cottam explores ways of combining traditional design principles, craft techniques, natural materials, and physical computing tools to give modern products greater longevity and meaning.
Matt Cottam has been responsible for setting strategic direction for Tellart since co-founding the company in 1999. He provides both inspiration and direction through active involvement in client projects, academic research and teaching., as well as international design and technology conferences worldwide. With Tellart Matt has directed design and strategy projects for clients including Nokis Design, Humanna Inc. and Otis Elevator (United Technologies REsearch Center). Matt is a member of the part-time faculty at the Rhode Island school f Design and an Adjunct Professor at Umes Institute of Design (UID Sweden)>