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Matt Johnson


  • Matt Johnson
  • Area

    School of Design


    Visiting Tutor

  • Visiting Tutor

    • Global Innovation Design
  • Matt Johnson is a Visiting Tutor in Innovation Design Engineering and Global Innovation Design at the Royal College of Art. 

  • Biography

  • Matt Johnson is CEO and co-founder of Bare Conductive Ltd, an award-winning startup based in East London, UK. Bare Conductive designs and manufactures a unique set of electrically conductive materials and hardware that provide low cost, modular sensing for multiple applications. Matt earned an MA/MSc in Industrial Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art/Imperial College London in 2009. Before studying at the RCA, Matt studied economics and worked as a professional mechanic for sports racing cars in Colorado, USA.

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  • Practice

  • In mid-2009 Bare Conductive Ltd was founded to begin the transition from a successful RCA project to a product. Matt Johnson is one of four founders of the company and the current CEO. In late 2009 BREAD (Bureau of Research Engineering Art and Design) was created to organise freelance work within a small group of designers. Since the founding of the collective they have developed a number of successful projects from products to interactive installations.

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    Selected work