Founder and Principal Director, Blumline
Natasha specializes in design research and strategy across industries including health, technology and mobility. Natasha has created products, services, environments, and brands for Fortune 500s including Volkswagen, Lincoln, Siemens, Baxter, Target, Capital One, and Silicon Valley startups Remind, Postmates, and Arterys.
Blumline’s distinct blend of creative and scientific research methodologies catalyzes radical and compassionate innovation. Our goal is to shift perspectives and behaviors around ambiguous landscapes like the future of health and wellness, negotiating the age of autonomy, and mindfulness in the digital age.
Her commercial equipment work includes HP’s ground-breaking Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer ecosystem, Siemens’ point-of-care diagnostics testing platform, Postmates’ delivery robot, Serve, and surgical tools, delivery devices, infusions pumps, and dialysis machines for Baxter International.
Principal Director, frog
As Principal Director, Markos leads the Design Research Practice at frog San Francisco. His expertise lies in understanding people – their behaviors, needs, aspirations and interactions – and translating insights into a foundation to build strategy, products and services experiences for global markets.
Markos has over 15 years of experience in running design programs across a range of sectors, for clients such as Audi, BMW, Procter and Gamble, Coca-Cola and LEGO and launching new offerings. He has a strong focus on the mobility sector, having helped clients create new car platforms and build sustainable mobility services in China. Prior to frog, he worked at Designit, where he held the role of Global Research Lead and ran the Service Design practice.
Markos has a background in Social Sciences and Business and hold Masters degrees from the University of Oxford and the University of Leeds as well as Bachelor’s degree from the University of Aberdeen in the UK.
Design Lead, Idean
As a Design Lead at Idean (part of Capgemini Invent), Sunita has led hybrid design teams on projects across industries including healthcare, e-commerce, education, transportation, and technology. She thrives in bringing clarity to ambiguous problems. She has created and led initiatives like Design Thinking Academies for Executives and Kids, Design Jams for designers, and Culture Workshops for her organization.
Sunita has a Bachelors degree in Architecture and holds a Masters in Interactive Telecommunications from ITP, NYU.
For the last decade, Sunita has also served as a design coach for Stanford d.school’s Extreme course. Here, she mentors graduate students who design low-cost, sustainable products and services for developing countries in partnership with non-profit organizations.
Founder, How Might We Design
Tracy DeLuca is the Founder of How Might We Design, a mental health-focused creative consultancy. Recently, as the Principal Design Lead for Sutter Health, Tracy helped launch a series of successful innovation initiatives across the system, including a new virtual-first primary care model that integrates behavior change into everyday care, supported by a more accessible value-based insurance experience. Additionally, she was Design Lead for Sutter’s Mental Health Reimagined initiative, where her work focused on a human-centered deep dive into the Acute Care experience, and strategic development of an engagement platform to support youth transitioning out of formal care back into their everyday lives. Prior to her healthcare industry experience, Tracy spent 7 years at global design firm IDEO, as a Communications Design & Project Lead.
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