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Matthew Knight

Innovation Consultant, thinkplaymake

Matthew Knight - creative, strategy, innovation, misfit - a patchwork career across multiple disciplines from working in advertising, technology, creating new brands and products, organisational design, consulting, curating and most recently - combining all of these things together as a new type of strategist, working with multiple organisations helping them to explore the future and making it happen sooner.

The past five years saw Matthew lead the strategy and innovation team at Carat UK, redesign their internal culture, lead long-term ambition planning, and establish an innovation first mindset across the business - Make Brave Happen, and before that he founded creative agency de-construct, and worked with businesses including Adidas, Nike, Innocent, Wieden+Kennedy, Karmarama and D&AD.

In his spare time, Matthew curates non-commercial projects exploring the ideas of engineered serendipity and slow creativity - including, a global community of people taking active control of the future of work; OneDayCurious, a daily gym for the creative mind; and the Disposable Memory Project, a photography project which saw 500 cameras shared across the planet to capture stories of their journey.

He’s a father of two, a professionally trained barista, has just completed a beginners course in carpentry, loves independent print titles, and has a strange fascination with collective nouns.