Thomas Overthun | IDEO, 2013 IDEA Jury Chair
Since 1993, Thomas Overthun has been an associate partner and practice director for IDEO’s Consumer Experience Design practice. Overthun has in the past managed a group of seven designers and now directs large design programs at IDEO. His expertise is in the areas of contract furniture and seating, office and consumer electronics, kitchen tools and appliances, personal care and sports products. His clients include Audible, Brooks England, Cisco, Eastman, fizi:k, Microsoft, National Panasonic, Oral B, Procter & Gamble, Selle Royal, Steelcase, Western Digital and Zyliss Switzerland.
Overthun’s work has received Gold and Silver IDEAs® as well as several if and Red Dot awards. Chicago Atheneum and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City have exhibited his projects and they have been featured in BusinessWeek, ID international, Axis, Frankfurter, Allgemeine and GQ magazine.
Overthun has a bachelor’s in industrial design from the University of Wuppertal, Germany.