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John Kilpatrick

John Kilpatrick


Occupation VP, Innovation & Design at Samsung Electronics America


James Madison University

professional experience

Creator of Cabin Mobile App: CEO of a mobile startup which was acquired by Samsung Electronics and voted one of the best family apps by Google Play in 2013. Launched The Daily IPad App: Created a multidisciplinary design team and led the product development of a first-of-its-kind news app built exclusively for the iPad. Developed hand-in-hand between Apple and News Corp, it was awarded the “2012 People's Voice” Webby for mobile apps. New Service Offerings: In 2017, defined and created the global service for Samsung called “Bixby Home” which shipped on all of Samsung’s flagship phones. This is a core component of Samsung’s intelligence initiative. Recognized as source of industry expertise and knowledge: Mentor for Techstars, mentor for R/GA Accelerator, and member of the media board for Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum.

honors and awards

GOOGLE PLAY 2013 Best Family Apps ITUNES MUST HAVE STARTER KIT 2011 The Daily iPad App WIRED MAGAZINE 2011 Wired selection for Outstanding News Apps COMMUNICATION ARTS MAGAZINE 2012 Best of Interactive Design Annual Communication Arts (The Daily iPad App) WEBBY 2012 People's Voice (The Daily iPad App) HOW MAGAZINE 2011 Designer Spotlight: The Daily Taps into the Future of Design COMMUNICATION ARTS MAGAZINE 2010 Best of Interactive Design Annual Communication Arts (AOL ARTIST) BECOMING A GRAPHIC DESIGNER Steven Heller, Veronique Vienne 2013 A Guide to Careers in Design DESIGN PATENTS 23 Design Patents for AOL

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