Stephen Burks is one of the most recognized American industrial designers of his generation. He and his New York Studio, Readymade Projects, have been responsible for creative design direction on projects ranging from retail interiors and event to packaging, lighting, furniture and home accessories. He has developed innovative concepts for renowned international brands and has consistently been at the forefront as an African-American industrial designer.
Exhibitions included the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum's Design Triennial, the Museum of Science and Industry's exhibition Design For Life and solo museum show at the Knoxville Museum of Art's Design Lab gallery.
Stephen studied architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology and product design at IIT'S Institute of Design, as well as attending Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture.