Kristine Matthews joined the University of Washington Design faculty in 2008. She is the owner and principal of Studio Matthews, which specializes in the design of exhibitions, installations, wayfinding and branding. She is the former director of thomas.matthews, the studio she co-founded in 1998 in London, England, with Sophie Thomas. Matthews has worked with many high-profile clients in the United States, Europe, and Asia, including The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, Amazon, MoPOP, the Louisiana Children's Museum, the Bezos Center for Innovation, Hong Kong Wetland Park, and the UK Architecture Foundation. Her award-winning work has been published around the world. Dovetailing professional practice with education, Matthews’ advanced Exhibition Design course at the University of Washington creates innovative design in the environment with a focus on sustainability and audience engagement.