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 help organizations better integrate design into how they make products, and develop custom training programs and tools for cross-disciplinary teams. 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 Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning. My 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 on the intersection of life and design.
I am currently an adjunct faculty member of two graduate-level interaction design programs: California College of the Arts and Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design. I also speak and teach regularly at corporations, nonprofit organizations, and schools worldwide.
Get in touch at david (at) askthesherwins (daht) com.
Photo by Misha Miller.