I help people unlock their potential through design.
Hello. I'm David, a design leader and writer focused on helping people become better problem solvers and team collaborators. I’m co-founder of Ask The Sherwins, LLC with Mary Paynter Sherwin. We work with leaders to help them make best use of design and research in product development. This includes workflow and process auditing, org design, advising on design projects that require new skills, and the development of bespoke training programs and toolkits. Most recently, we've been working with Philips Oral Healthcare, Tipping Point Community, Year On, Designlab, and the Lazaridis Institute. If you'd like to work with us, Get in touch at david (at) askthesherwins (daht) com.
I am also a Fellow at frog, a global product strategy and design firm, where I was previously an Interaction Design Director and co-authored frog's Collective Action Toolkit. In past roles, I've led product and service design teams, including those focused on online learning through Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning.
My next book, co-authored with Mary Paynter Sherwin, is Turning People Into Teams: Habits, Rituals, and Routines that Redesign How We Work (out in October '18 from Berrett-Koehler). My other books on design include Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills and Success by Design: The Essential Business Reference for Designers, and I write regularly here on the intersection of life and design.