Mike Monteiro (US)

Mike Monteiro Author of Ruined by Design and co-founder at Mule Design

Talk: My people were in shipping

On stage:


In 2015 Mike Monteiro taught us how to present our work with confidence. In 2017 he taught us how to fight fascism. Now – after writing Ruined By Design, one of the most important books on design in the 21st century – Mike Monteiro returns to From Business to Buttons. He is not done yelling at you.

Mike Monteiro is the co-founder and design director of Mule Design. He prefers that designers have strong spines. He believes workers have a right to unionize and a responsibility to improve society. He’s done with your excuses.


All the workshops are on May 6-7, the days before the conference. Tickets are sold separately.

Design Ethics

Mike Monteiro

Wednesday, 05 May, 16:00 – 19:00

Like every other human being on the planet we share, designers are part of the social contract. By choosing to be a designer you are choosing to affect the people who come in contact with your work. Learn how to tell if your work will hurt or help those people and how to measure social impact alongside shareholder value.