Igniting revolution within industries ranging from corporate and technological to urban and environmental, Mau uses design and his own optimism as primary vehicles for positive change.
Mau studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto. He worked at the Fifty Fingers design group, Pentagram UK and Public Good Design and Communications before launching his own design studio in 1985. He also served as creative director of ID magazine from 1991 to 1993.
In 2003, Mau and the Institute without Boundaries produced Massive Change, an international discursive project that maps the new capacity, power and promise of design.