Wayne is the Creative Director and overall business lead at Mayday, responsible for defining the agency’s creative output and strategic direction. A designer first and foremost, he has designed exhibition spaces for Prada, pushcart stores for Nike, exhibitions on US domestic policy, transportation plans for the nation of Uganda and brand identities for fashion designers and food producers.
Trained initially as an urban planner, and later as an architect, Wayne has worked for some of the top architecture and design offices in the world before founding Mayday; as an architectural designer for the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) in Copenhagen and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture/Rem Koolhaas (OMA) in Rotterdam, and a branding consultant for 2x4 and Bruce Mau Design. More recently, he was the Managing Editor in New York for Actar, a prominent art, architecture and design publisher and anindependent brand consultant. Wayne’s work has been exhibited at the Storefront for Art & Architecture, the New Museum, and the Berlage Institute, and has been reviewed in the New York Times, Surface Magazine, Icon Magazine and Volume, among others. He is a regular academic design jurist, sitting on panels at Harvard, Columbia, Yale, UPenn, UCLA, the New School, NYIT and Parsons.
He received a Master of Architecture degree with Honors from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and a BA, summa cum laude, from New York University.