Davin is the founder and CEO of Smart Design, a multi-disciplinary design consultancy. Over the last 30 years, Davin has established Smart Design as one of the world's premier design firms focused on consumer products, services, and experiences. An expert in strategic consumer product design and planning, Davin has steered the design directions for a broad range of clients including: OXO, HP, Johnson & Johnson, Gillette, and World Kitchen.
Educator, inventor, designer and entrepreneur Shaun Jackson founded his first company, Eclipse Inc., while still a student at the University of Michigan. As president and design director, he guided its growth from a small entrepreneurial venture to a multimillion-dollar corporation. Eclipse, because of Jackson’s commitment to design driven excellence, was selected as a case study for a National Endowment for the Arts research project entitled “The Competitive Edge: The Role of Design in American Business.”
Ed Mangum is a young designer at Astro Studios, a San Francisco based design firm that specializes in product design, branding, and strategy. Ed is driven by a deep desire to learn and connect with society through design. He prides himself on working in an amazingly collaborative work environment that consistently produce award winning products and brands for companies such as Samsung, Kodak, Microsoft, Nike, HP and Astro Gaming.
Carrie Russell holds degrees in both anthropology and industrial design from the University of Michigan as well as an MBA from Xavier University. For the past seven years, she has been a key member of the Procter & Gamble design team and is currently senior global design manager for Beauty & Grooming new business creation.
Founder and principal creative at Native, possibly the most successful of a ‘new generation’ of multi competence design firms in Europe.
Native has built up an international reputation for award winning, world class product, user interaction and brand experience design. The agency works with a number of exceptional companies including Audi, Bentley, Bowers & Wilkins, Hewlett Packard and the BBC.
Duncan Trevor-Wilson is the global design manager for emerging markets at GE Healthcare based in Shanghai. Responsible for driving Strategic design solutions to developing nations healthcare challenges. Formerly he was a design manager at Motorola consumer experience division Beijing and ResMed Australia. In addition he has been awarded multiple design awards and patents for his innovative creations.
Jonah Becker is a principal and creative director of One & Co, a San Francisco design studio immersed in technology, sport, furniture and fashion. Becker's passion, thoughtful perspective and keen eye for cultural relevance have benefited leading brands, such as Nike, Amazon, HTC, Council, Burton Snowboards and Microsoft. He holds a bachelor's in philosophy from UC Berkeley and a bachelor's in fine arts in industrial design with high honors from the College of Creative Arts.