Full-Stack Design Leader & Futurist


Designer. Facilitator. Strategist. 

I have been a Visual & UX Designer since 2001 and have experience designing across a variety of devices and platforms within non-profit, retail, advertising, and enterprise software organizations. I am currently a Design Director at McKinsey & Company in San Francisco,CA helping transform a variety of businesses with digital tools and implementing design thinking/agile methodologies into organizational cultures. I am also the founder and organizer of the International Speculative Futures meetups  and PRIMER conference. An educator and futurist, my events and workshops bring together designers and futurists from all over the world to teach and speak about strategies for designing for the future and the ethical challenges around emerging technologies.

Public Speaker and Advocate of The Future.

I have spoken and taught workshops around the world on various topics including design facilitation, digital innovation and transformation, and speculative design. Delivering powerful statements around the importance of design and strategy to shape the future of society and businesses, I share an amalgamation of experience from working in different sectors and hone in on how to empower designers and their practice within large corporations and other industries.

*A lot of my work over the last 7yrs is under NDA so if you’d like to see more detailed info including research, wireframes, prototypes, etc, please contact me directly.


Social Media
LinkedIn
@neshacom1
@futures_design
Speculative Futures Facebook Group

Speaking Experience
Net Impact 2018
1:1 Encuentro Internacional de Industrias Creativas
Midwest UX 2017
UX Australia 2017
Accenture: Nordic High Performance Business Forum—From Fragile to Agile. Fast
SXSW 2017
Midwest UX 16
UX New Zealand
SXSW Eco
UXCON16
Better by Design 2016
UX Chicago Camps
SXSW 2016
Midwest UX 2015
SFIoT Unconference 2014

Articles
Core-77 PRIMER 18
Service Design Network – Design Thinking In-House 
Core77 – PRIMER Conference
Optimal Workshop Blog – What is Speculative Design?
LImina UX Blog
A Case for Speculative Design in an Era of Post-Traumatic Designers
Designing for Altitude

The Design Futures Initiative
www.futures.design
www.primerconference.com