Creativity & Design speakers


Don Norman is Director of the recently established Design Lab at the University of California, San Diego where he is also professor emeritus of both psychology and cognitive science and a member of the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering



Former designer & engineer for Apple, and author of the bestseller Creative Selection: Inside Apple’s Design Process...



Founder & Chief Creative Officer of dreams • design + life and author of Reimagining Design: Unlocking Strategic Innovation



Author of Creative Change: Why We Resist It . . . How We Can Embrace It


• Harvard professor on how to boost creative productivity

Founder of Behance & Adobe's Chief Product Officer

• Author of The Messy Middle & Making Ideas Happen

• Early Investor & Product Advisor, Pinterest, Uber  & Other Top Companies

Founder & Chief Creative Officer of dreams • design + life

• Author of Reimagining Design 

• Award-winning contemporary art advisor, author & curator

• Author of How Creativity Rules the World

• Design thinking expert & founder of Visual Insight 

• Professor & author on the power of storytelling

• Adjunct Professor Stanford University (Design Institute), Co-Director Stanford Executive Education

• Co-author of Ideaflow: The Only Business Metric That Matters

• Founder Launchpad Accelerator Stanford University

• COO Patagonia, CEO Timbuk2, and founder Atlas Snowshoe Co.

• Former designer & engineer for Apple  

• Author of the bestseller Creative Selection: Inside Apple’s Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs

• The expert on transformation and the tech-driven workplace

• Author of Disrupted, Lab Rats and STFU

• Writer on Silicon Valley. 

• Artistic Director of Artichoke, one of the UK’s leading independent production company

• Founder of the Moving Up Media Lab & Host of the PBS podcast, Attribution

• Author of the best-seller, Three Little Engines

• Expert on social mobility and the American Dream

• Author of Creative Change: Why We Resist It . . . How We Can Embrace It

• Usability pioneer with 40 years experience in UX

• Author of 8 books including Designing Web Usability and Multimedia and Hypertext

• "The guru of Web page usability"  –NY Times

• A leader in the application of human-centered design

• Author of several books including, The Design of Everyday Things

Guggenheim Fellow

• Founding Co-director of Northwestern University's Institute on Complex Systems

• Managing director of Massive Entertainment

• Author of The Dream Architects

• Author of the books, On Being Awesome: A Unified Theory of How Not to Suck and This Beauty: A Philosophy of Being Alive

• Author of Zig Zag & other books on the power of collaboration & greater creativity 

• Award-winning New York Times editor

• Adjunct professor at NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts

• His work is in the permanent collection at MoMA

• Artist & Speaker

• Founder of PeaceLove Foundation

• Director of Executive Education at the Stanford 

• Co-Author of Ideaflow who's reimagining design thinking 

• Target’s former VP of Trend Design 

• Author of several books including, The Hummer and the Mini

• Consumer needs expert

• Emmy award winner, polymath & former medical clown

• Playful communicator who helps companies re-engage their staff and customers