Stephen Burks

Stephen Burks is an African-American industrial designer. He and his New York studio, Readymade Projects, have been responsible for creative design direction on projects ranging from retail interiors and events to packaging, lighting, furniture, and home accessories.

A ‘design activist’, he works with artisans from across the globe and supports sustainable design in the developing world through his association with two non-profit organisations: The Nature Conservancy and Aid to Artisans.