Maya Alvarado graduated from Kingston University’s Product & Furniture BA in 2015. Having participated in the first Fixperts Pilot at the Stanley Picker Gallery, she is continuing a career in social design as the first Fixperts Resident. Her previous experience also includes work with Vitra, The Royal Academy of Arts, Silo Studio and Bethan Laura Wood.
Gadi Amit is a San Francisco based designer behind some of the most iconic technology devices created over the last decade, including the FitBit line, Lytro Camera and Google’s modular Ara phone. The leader of NewDealDesign, Gadi was awarded the prestigious National Design Award for his commitment to crafting delightful and workable solutions for real people. Gadi works from the inside out, blending the practical with the magical to disrupt markets for global brands and transforming ...more
As MD of Alloy, Jim leads a multidisciplinary team tasked with delivering great user experience through products, services and software across numerous industries. As a trained Industrial Designer, he has worked on a range of hardware and software projects in the consumer, professional, medical and defense sectors. He has gained a wealth of direct, hands on experience delivering successful programs for brands such as Intel, BT, BAE Systems, Philips and Honeywell. This experience allows Jim...more
Associate Design Director
After graduating with a BEng in Mechanical Engineering, Matthew began his career as a Production Engineer for the soap company Cussons before changing direction and studying for a MA in Industrial Design.
He has had a varied career at some of the UK’s leading design consultancies, helping design everything from Scalextric controllers, dental laboratory equipment, Air France’s first class airline seat to the passenger experience at Heathrow Terminal 5. In 2003, Matthew moved...more
Founder / Chairman, Alloy: experience led design
Chairman, British Industrial Design Association
Visiting Tutor, Royal College of Art, School of Service DesignInformed by his 3 decades of successful professional ID practice across product, interaction and service design, Gus is a strategic adviser, author and speaker on experience-led innovation & brand strategy, service design, design/engineering collaboration, inclusive design, the internet of things, global innovation collaboration and the impact of technology on ID.
CEO, Dipl. Industrial Designer, MA(RCA),
Alexandros Didaskalou is an awarded industrial designer combining scientific expertise with creative and engineering skills. Alex is a Dipl. Designer graduate of the HBK Braunschweig and has received an MA at the RCA in London. Alex is also the founder of Designlab, a multidisciplinary design company focusing on applying human centric design methodology for creating tangible innovative solutions in the form of products and strategic consulting services in the physical and digital worl...more
Head of User Experience
Having studied and taught industrial and product design, Tory gravitated towards interaction design in the early 1990s. With over 20 years’ experience as a user experience and service design consultant, Tory heads the UX practice at Zone. She has worked internationally, across sectors including telecomms, culture, electronic consumer product, public services and third-sector, e-commerce, healthcare, and transportation. In addition to being passionate about experience delivery, she ha...more
Head of Innovation
Peter has worked in front end innovation for last 15 years developing big ideas that are inspired by new insights yet grounded within achievable technologies. Since 2011 he had headed up Kinneir Dufort’s innovation team leading global innovation projects for the likes of Sony, Coca-cola and Unilever through to new start-ups. His team help clients identify new market opportunities, plan next generation products and create long term innovation pipelines. A key area of focus over ...more
Designer and Director
Following a degree in product design at London’s Central Saint Martins, Goode worked for a number of large industrial design companies before joining Paul Priestman in 1989 to found PriestmanGoode.
Goode leads a wide range of projects across product and aviation design and has worked on major projects with Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Trains, Swiss International Airlines, Qatar Airways, BAA, Marks & Spencer, United Airlines and Boots.
Goode was external e...more
Decona (and freelance work)
A graduate of Innovation design engineering, a joint course between the Royal College of Art & Imperial College, London. He has previously worked at PHILIPS and several innovation studios. At the moment Morten works on a project on electric bicycles in Copenhagen, while working on Happaratus on the side.
Damian Hennessey has been part of Proto Labs for almost a decade. He has successfully built the commercial function and now leads Europe’s largest sales team for Proto Labs.A qualified engineer by profession he combines technical and industry expertise to deeply understand the requirements of our customers.
Founder and Director
Benjamin Hubert is an award-winning British design entrepreneur and founder of recently launched creative agency, LAYER, which focuses on experience-driven design for the physical and digital worlds.
Benjamin started his career at DCA Design, the largest design consultancy in the UK. He then joined renowned design consultancy Seymour Powell as senior industrial designer, working on a variety of prestigious projects, including Eurostar’s interiors. After a stint at design firm Tan...more
Chair of the IOD and Associate Professor
Tania is Chair of Council of Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Design & Engineering at Bournemouth University. Before entering academic life she practiced as an engineering designer in industry and gained Chartered Engineer (CEng) status with the IED. She has been an active member of the IED since joining as a student and became Chair of Council in July 2015 for a two year period. In January 2015 she became one of the first...more
Chief Design Officer
Design Momentum Limited
Morag is the founder of Design Momentum which was recently formed following her departure from Quadro Design which she also jointly founded in 1998.
Design Momentum offers a new approach in industrial design consultancy – a blend of creativity and management consultancy. Morag provides the creative direction working across a wide range of sectors; consumer goods, industrial products and the life sciences.
She is an experienced award winning industrial designer. In 2006 she wo...more
Mark studied Chemistry, before teaching in secondary schools for a few years, then moving into consulting at McKinsey & Company where he met Tom. He spent five years running advisory teams for large clients before giving it all up to launch BeeLine. Also a keen cyclist and runner, he’s a natural tinkerer, often found under the bonnet of his MG restoration project.
Chief Executive Officer
Everybody pauses when asked to describe Julie – not because she defies classification, but because 20 years of working on the knife-edge of business and design has stretched her experiences far beyond her original career in interaction and information design at Intel Corporation.
As a design strategist she’s defined dozens of disruptive technology products in networking, e-commerce, television and domestic appliances and holds a patent for novel visual browsing interfaces. ...more
Keechdesign UK Ltd.
Tristram was formerly Design Director at Studio Conran, the creative hub of Sir Terence Conran’s group of design-led companies. Whilst there he collaborated with product and graphic designers, interior designers and architects. He worked on domestic appliances, transport interiors, sanitaryware for Villeroy & Boch and compact cabin hotels for Yotel.
Later, as Principal of Industrial Design at innovation consultancy, PDD, he led the front-end ‘Visual ID’ team....more
Keechdesign UK Ltd.
After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1989, David was an Associate at Foster & Partners and was one of the founder members of its in-house product design team, gaining deep experience product design.
David then moved to Japan and was the first non-Japanese designer to join Yamaha’s creative team, producing a number of ground-breaking designs in their music equipment and consumer product sectors. He was a key force in the internationalisation of Yam...more
Invibio Design Engineer
Drew is Lead Design Engineer at Invibio Biomaterial Solutions, responsible for the design of several implantable orthopedic and trauma medical devices, as well as the integration of design practise and philosophy into the wider business.
While the majority of his design career has been within medical devices, Drew has a diverse experience across several highly regulated industries, including Petrochemical, FMCG, PPE, Architectural, Structural Steel, Hydraulic Processing Plant, Automoti...more
Senior Management Consultant
TBM Consulting Group
After graduating from the Technical University of Wrocław in automation, Jakub started his career as a manufacturing process designer @ TELECT. Later Jakub joined WABCO plant in Poland, this position exposed him to equipment and product redesign to meet new industry quality and performance standards. He then became an internal Management Consultant supporting management in making strategic decisions for both existing and new products. Since joining TBM Consulting Group Jakub has been invo...more
Front Yard Company & Green Roof Shelters Limited
From whole buildings to items that sit in the palm of your hand, Duncan Kramer’s work sits in the context of our urban environment and sustainability. With companies The Front Yard Company and Green Roof Shelters, he tries to make design work very hard for conviviality and sustainability, producing products that unfold over time, in use, and for the users.
Chris Lefteri Design Ltd
Recognized throughout the world as a leading authority on materials and their application in design, Chris Lefteri is one of the most instrumental materials experts working in his field. For over a decade his studio work and publications have been pivotal in the way designers and the materials industry consider materials. In 2001 he published the first of eight books on materials and the application in design, which have been translated into six languages. These books have led the change i...more
Jason is a Patent Director at HGF, a leading European firm that delivers world class intellectual property (IP) services to its global client base. He helps his clients secure, develop and exploit their IP and extract value from their IP portfolio. Jason’s unique background in design, project engineering and sales coupled with his legal qualifications as a European patent, trade mark and design attorney enable him to deliver commercially-focused outcomes that add real value to client...more
Product Design Consultant
42 Technology Ltd.
Angus is a Product Design Consultant with 4 years of experience designing medical devices, healthcare packaging, industrial systems, consumer goods and shower technology. He has a Masters in Product Design Engineering from Glasgow School of Art. Angus continuously strives to deliver creative product design in world of engineering focused solutions.
Professor of Design Research
Norwich University of Arts
Julian is Professor of Design Research at Norwich University of the Arts. His research focuses on user-centered design methods. He is currently contributing to the EU funded COnCEPT project. The project aims to develop software to assist product designers during the early stages of the design process. He has published widely on topics including: design thinking for SMEs and research methods for design.
Jon Marshall is the co-founder and Design Director at Map, a London-based creative consultancy that specialises in strategy-led industrial design, packaging design and UX/UI. Map’s clients include some of the most innovative and well-known companies in the world such as Virgin Atlantic, Google, Yamaha and Panasonic alongside ambitious growth companies such as Kano, Sam Labs and Sabi.Jon graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1996 with a Masters degree in Industrial Design and the...more
Kevin is founder of a product strategy consultancy based in London called Plan. It focuses on opportunity scoping, product experience strategy and innovation management.
While at Plan and at his previous role as a director at Seymour Powell, his clients have included: Coca-Cola, Deutsche Telecom, Ford, HP, Lenovo, Mars, Nokia, Orange, 02, P&G, Samsung, Shell, Toyota, Unilever and Yamaha.
His background spans design, marketing, engineering and social forecasting. Never short of ...more
Head of Experience Design
Resonant Design and Innovation
Jason studied Industrial Design at Brunel University. Since then, his 17 year career in User Experience has led him to running regular community events as a local leader for the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) and founding the design and innovation consultancy, Resonant, where he works on physical-digital products and services.
Senior Colour and Material Designer
Colour and Material designer with industrial design background, focusing on innovations for materials and manufacturing process. Brian Min has been involved in various range of colour and material design projects with global brands including Samsung, LG Electronics, Corning and Hyundai Motor Company, etc. Currently based in Settle, working as a senior colour and material designer at Microsoft Surface.
Tim is a Senior Innovation Consultant currently working at the London-based proposition design consultancy Market Gravity which fuses customer insight, commercial rigour and design experience.
Throughout his career he has worked for start-ups and blue-chip companies to develop and launch new ventures, products and services across a wide range of industries for clients including P&G, RWE, Visa, Post Office, Johnson Matthey, Aegon, Clydesdale Bank and Tesco.
As a trained Industri...more
CEO of White Lab
Founder of White sur White/ Professor of Architecture & Design
Cyrille Najjar, is a former graduate from the Royal College of Art in 2008, with two masters in spatial and industrial design, he is the founder of White sur White an interdisciplinary architecture and design agency at the intersection of innovation, technology and materials. CEO of White Lab, a healthcare analytics company that specializes in environmental detection he has won multiple prizes for his technologies and patents.
Professor at ALBA and LAU, he has been teaching design thin...more
Matt has over 18 years’ experience of leading and managing a huge array of projects, from phones and baby monitors, to washing machines, cookers, and instant replay systems for TV broadcast. Matt has also spent time working at Dyson, where he led a number of advanced special projects, most notably the Air Multiplier bladeless fan. As an Industrial Designer, he applies his skills and insight across a broad spectrum of challenges, most recently helping NETGEAR to develop award winning ...more
Tom studied Aeronautical Engineering, then went on to work in consulting at McKinsey & Company and start Jovago, a hotel-booking website in East Africa, before leaving that to launch BeeLine. He’s a keen explorer on various forms of transport (including bikes!), taking himself on various adventures around the world in the last few years.
Design Director, Co-founder, Senior Partner
ED-Design Ltd. design consultancy since 1990
Industrial Designer, University of Art and Design Helsinki, 1976-1981
Experience with product design & brand management as designer and design leader from the late 1970´s with a vast variety of Finnish & Scandinavian B-to-B and B-to-C Companies operating globally. Besides cooperation with established brands proven track record turning Start Up-company innovations to outstanding commercial products.
Strategic Design & Planning Expertise; Brand-, Design- & Devel...more
David is widely recognised as one of the leading industrial designers of his generation. Quietly successful he has designed a diverse range of award winning products including furniture, luggage, consumer electronics, car interiors, cameras and computer equipment.
He graduated from Northumbria University with class mate and collaborator Jony Ive. After working in London design studios, including Tangerine, he joined IDEO Product Development in San Francisco in the mid-90's as Indus...more
Josh Valman is the founder and Managing Director of RPD International, a small business with a global reach. They design, develop and manufacture products for any type of company, large or small, who seek to take advantage of innovative ideas, cutting edge processes and international markets.Not only is Josh’s company special, the man behind it took a less than conventional route to business success. At 10, he designed his first robot. At 13, he sent off his designs and his £50...more
Business Development Manager
John Voyce is the Marketing Manager in Europe for PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers. Voyce has worked at PolyOne for ten years in a variety of roles which include Area Sales Manager, Key Account Manager and Business Development Manager.
Prior to joining PolyOne, Voyce served as a product development technologist for rigid PVC for injection molding and extrusion and PVC Plastisols. Voyce has also spent several years in sales for rigid and flexible PVCs and TPEs.
Design Strategy Lead, Doblin
Adam is a designer and strategist who uses user-centred design as a tool to solve for the most challenging business problems. He started his career as a New York based industrial designer developing aesthetically pleasing housewares products and consumer electronics. Since then, Adam has moved further upstream where strategy and design intersect.
Adam is currently a Design Lead at the global management-consulting firm, Doblin Monitor Deloitte in London, United Kingdom....more
Head of Lifestyle & Interiors / Think Tank
WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors
A multi-cultural multi-national, Lisa White is an American who lives in Paris and works in London. She began her career at the trend forecasting office of Li Edelkoort, where she launched and edited the iconic professional magazines View on Colour, INview and Bloom. Proficient in the languages of colour, design, materials and style, Lisa was early to recognize the growing importance of industrial design to the creative and business worlds.
As Head and Creative Director of Lifestyle &am...more
Graduated, physics, 1971. Editor, Design magazine, 1979-82, then co-founder of Blueprint magazine. For designers Fitch, co-led multi-client study on e-commerce, 1988. At the Henley Centre for Forecasting, proposed Web TV, 1993. Chief, worldwide market intelligence, Philips Consumer Electronics, the Netherlands, 1995-7. Director, product designers Seymour Powell, 1997-2001. Independent since 2001.
Neysan is Partner at Mensch (mensch.org), an innovation agency that employs human-centred, entrepreneurial, and collaborative approaches to design products, services, and organisations in emerging and frontier markets. He has designed for the governments of Rwanda and Malawi, Cambodian NGOs, and USAID, NASA, the World Bank, and TED.