Joe Gebbia


Joe is an alumni and trustee of RISD and the co-founder of Airbnb. He is dedicated to creating an inspiring and effortless user experience through sharp, intuitive design. Joe values products that simplify life and have a positive impact on the environment, and at Airbnb works to ensure that design thinking permeates every aspect of the companies processes. He has been pegged by Fast Company as one of the most creative people in business today.

Prior to Airbnb, Joe was employed by Chronicle Books, co-founded Ecolect, a green design website, and developed several highly lauded consumer products. An alumni of the Rhode Island School of Design, Joe earned dual degrees in Graphic Design and Industrial Design. He also founded the school's basketball team and led as student body president.