Greg Gibilisco

Product Lead

Greg is the Product Lead at MAYA, where he develops strategic programs aimed at helping organizations address complexity head-on, with speed and agility. He has worked with leaders across a wide range of industries—from healthcare, manufacturing, defense and technology—to learn by doing. Greg has worked at MAYA since 2008 where he led and contributed to scores of design projects focused on product and service design, experience blueprinting, user research, and creating software for PCs, the Web, and mobile devices.

Greg frequently speaks at conferences and workshops about the practice of strategy and design. He also has experience coaching people how to drive innovation within their organizations by employing the methods of human-centered design.

Greg is a Nebraska native and former Marine. Prior to joining MAYA, Greg worked for BNY Mellon, where he led a team of designers focused on enterprise-wide branding and digital strategy.


MA Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Duquesne University
BS Graphic Design, La Roche College

Places I’ve Lived

Omaha, NE
San Diego, CA
Denver, CO
Camp Lejeune, NC
Pittsburgh, PA

Quote That Inspires Me

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn’t any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it’s right. If it disturbs you it’s wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
-Robert M. Pirsig

First Thing I Built

When I was 12 I rebuilt the engine on my mini motorcycle, sparking an intense affection for man-made systems and working with my hands.

Blog Posts

Strategy for the Digital Age Part I—Getting to Strategy
Mar 20 2017 in Notes from the Field

In part one of a four part series on MAYA’s strategy practice, our lead strategists introduce their motivations for problem-solving and why MAYA goes beyond making things right.

Speaking Engagements

Made by Few Conference
Aug 23 2014

Director of Visual Design Greg Gibilisco will be talking about designing for ecosystems.


New App Connects the World Through Stories
May 22 2015

WTAE Channel 4’s Michelle Wright discovers the power of social sharing and storytelling with the StoryCorps app.

The Story Behind StoryCorps
Apr 24 2015

NPR’s Essential Pittsburgh speaks with MAYA’s Greg Gibilisco and StoryCorps Director of Tech & Innovation about bringing the StoryCorps app to life. (Interview starts at 9:05).

La Roche College Honors
Apr 04 2013

Greg Gibilisco, MAYA’s director of Visual Design, is honored by La Roche College as a Distinguished Alumnus.