Yann Mathias

Founder / CEO

London, United Kingdom
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About me

For the last fifteen years I have developed the vision, direction and company culture of Central Saint Martins' in-house design team, The Design Laboratory. Our focus is on helping companies create truly great brands, products and services through design. Among other things, I bring extensive experience in creative direction and business development and strategy while overseeing Design Laboratory’s growth, driving its expansion and retaining creative values. We have benefitted business leaders from companies such as UM, LVMH, the Fat Duck, Luxotica, Intel, Bacardi, Method and many more.

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  • Fashion
  • Design
  • Concept
  • Brand Activation
  • Creative Direction
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management
  • Client Management
  • Business Development
  • Leadership

People I’ve worked with

Work history



The Design Laboratory, Central Saint Martins

Jan 2002
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • The Design Laboratory is home to the freshest graduate talent from Central Saint Martins College, employed under the direction of experienced, leading designers working in communication, fashion, product, spatial design and trends. We have unique access to emerging talents and leading practitioners in art and design from across the world. Applying a user centric methodology to design, we deliver unique creative solutions to clients who require a fresh and holistic commercial outcome. In a nutshell: the Design Laboratory creates brands, products and services that resonate with today’s audience.