David Sherwin is a Principal Designer at frog, a global innovation firm, where he helps to guide the research, strategy, and design of novel products and services for some of today's leading companies. Over the past 17 years, his clients have included AT&T, Cingular Wireless, Girl Effect, Holland America Line, Onyx, Microsoft, Samsung, Toshiba, and many others.
David’s first book is Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills (HOW Books), which is used by tens of thousands of designers worldwide and has been translated into Traditional and Mainland Chinese. His second book, Success by Design: The Essential Business Reference for Designers, is out in December 2012.
He is an active speaker and teacher, and has taught workshops on brainstorming and creativity internationally at conferences such as SxSW, Interaction, and HOW Design Live, as well as at schools such as Savannah College of Art and Design, University of Washington, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and Carnegie Mellon University. His writing has appeared in A List Apart, TheAtlantic.com/Life, PSFK.com, Design Mind, HOW, and other periodicals.
David maintains a blog on the business and process of design called ChangeOrder at http://changeorderblog.com. He lives in Oakland, California, with his wife, the poet and teacher Mary Paynter Sherwin.
BA, University of Virginia