With his New York studio, Readymade Projects, Stephen Burks has been responsible for creative design direction on projects ranging from retail interiors and events to packaging, lighting, furniture and home accessories. He has developed innovative concepts for renowned international brands, and has worked in the developing world with local artisans in South Africa and Peru as a consultant to the non-profit organisation, Aid to Artisans.
Burks studied architecture and design at the Illinois Institute of Technology, as well as attending Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture. He received the Professional Achievement Award from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2007, the Brooklyn Museum Young Modernist Award and the United States Artist Fellowship Grant in 2008, and the 2009 Audi Architektur & Wohnen Mentor Prize. He lives and works in New York City.