I help people unlock their potential through design.
Hi, I’m David. Nice to meet you.
Over the past twenty years, I’ve worked as 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 develop the capabilities they need for better cross-functional teamwork, research, and design. This includes the development of bespoke training programs and toolkits, workflow and process auditing, org design, and advising on design projects that require new skills. Most recently, we've been working with Philips Oral Healthcare, Google UX Community and Culture, Eventbrite, Tipping Point Community, MetaLab Design, and Designlab Learning.
In past roles, I was 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. I've led product and service design teams, including those focused on online learning through Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning.
My new book, co-authored with Mary Paynter Sherwin, is Turning People into Teams: Rituals and Routines that Redesign How We Work (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.
If you'd like to chat, get in touch at david (at) askthesherwins (daht) com.