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- Mark Rolston
As the chief creative officer of frog, Mark Rolston is responsible for driving the company’s global creative vision. Working closely with the creative leadership team, Mark orchestrates teams of strategists, technologists, designers, information architects, and analysts to produce groundbreaking work for Fortune 500 clientele. An early Web pioneer, Mark co-founded frog’s digital media group in 1996, working with clients to leverage emerging technologies and setting the tone for user interface design and e-commerce platforms. Today, Mark focuses on the intersection of product, digital, and strategic design, pushing clients to offer truly convergent user experiences. Mark is an internationally recognized expert on digital media, user interface design, e-commerce, and mobile applications. He has spoken at the Emerging Communications (eComm) conferences in the US and Europe and Future: Mobile 2010.
- Doreen Lorenzo
Doreen Lorenzo is the president of frog and an executive vice president and general manager of Aricent, frog’s parent group. Doreen drives frog’s company strategy and oversees its worldwide operations. During her 14 years with the company, she has been instrumental in re-structuring the company, taking it from a traditional design boutique to becoming one of the world’s foremost global innovation firms, securing broad-based arrangements with an array of Fortune 500 clients. Doreen has been featured by ABC Now, Bloomberg, Fast Company, Fortune, and The New York Times, and other media. She has presented at and mediated various conferences including the GE Most Powerful Women Summit and the World Economic Forum’s “Summer Davos” conference in Tianjing, China.
- Robert Fabricant
Robert Fabricant is vice president of creative for frog based in New York, where he leads multidisciplinary design teams for clients such as BBC, Comcast, GE, MTV, Nextel, and Nissan. He has developed user experiences for numerous digital platforms, including hand-held devices, in-car information systems, medical devices, retail environments, networked applications, and desktop software. Robert is also a leader of frog’s healthcare expert group, a cross-disciplinary global team that works collectively to share best practices and build frog’s healthcare capabilities. An expert in design for social innovation, Robert recently led Project Masiluleke, an initiative that harnesses the power of mobile technology to combat the world’s worst HIV and AIDS epidemic in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Robert is on the board of advisers of Mobile Mandate, a collaborative platform with UNICEF to amplify the positive social impact of mobile technologies and transformative power of design. He has spoken at SXSW Interactive, PopTech, and Interaction 09, among other conferences.
- Laura Seargeant Richardson
As a principal designer at frog, Laura Seargeant Richardson specializes in the emotional, social, participatory, and future design of products and environments. She has led programs in participatory “game” creation with teens, emotionally meaningful medical identification, the role of technology in classrooms, the future of electric vehicles, and the impact of our social lives in the context of mobility. Laura has contributed to Forbes, Gizmodo.com, China’s Global Entrepreneur, GOOD, INNOVATION, Interactions, The Atlantic, and design mind and is writing a book on training the brain to see innovation. Laura delivered the keynote at MIT’s Sandbox Summit on the future of play. She has also presented at forums such as IDSA’s World Congress and IIT’s Design Research Conference.
- Ravi Chhatpar
Ravi Chhatpar is a strategy director in frog’s Shanghai studio. Previously based in New York, Ravi moved to Shanghai more than three years ago to grow frog’s Asian operations. His primary focus is on innovation strategy; he brings strategic thinking to multinational clients looking for opportunities for growth. His experience spans a range of business strategy lead and program management roles for clients across industries. His frog client portfolio includes work for BBC, Cox, ETS, GE, Microsoft, Prudential, and Virgin Mobile. Ravi has also authored publications for the Harvard Business Review and the Design Management Institute. He has previously spoken at the Dell Woman’s Entrepreneur’s Network and Nikkei’s Universal Design Symposium.
- Teaque Lenahan
Teaque Lenahan is the director of business development for frog’s Seattle studio, where he helps clients harness research, strategy, brand, and design to solve their business challenges and drive real growth. For more than 16 years, he has helped diverse B2C and B2B clients, such as GE, Pepsi, AT&T, Abbott Labs, Dell, AstraMerck, Cargill, McDonald's, Energizer, and Samsung innovate their strategies, products, services, brands, and organizations. Teaque is a frequent lecturer on innovation at the Kellogg School of Management and has been asked to speak at industry conferences and graduate schools of business and design on topics as diverse as healthcare, sustainability, design, innovation, and strategy. Recent speaking engagements include Digiday:Apps, the CIMIT Summit, and the Sustainable Brands conference.
- Ben McAllister
Ben is a Creative Director in frog's Austin studio, where he focuses on connecting design and strategy. Ben began his career at the Boston Consulting Group, before eventually making his way into design. At frog, Ben focuses using design as a way of instantiating strategy, helping Fortune 500 clients to align around new ideas and bring products to market. Ben is a frequent writer and speaker. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Fast Company's Co.Design, PSFK, and Interactions Magazine. Ben is also a frequent contributor to frog's design mind blog on topics ranging from the economics of personal data to the use of photography in design research. Ben spoke at SXSW Interactive in 2012 on “The Science of Good Design: A Dangerous Idea” and in 2011 on "Unwritten Rules: Brands, Social Psychology and Social Media."
- Jan Chipchase
As the executive creative director of global insights, Jan Chipchase oversees frog’s global user research practice. With deep experience in running complex, international design research projects, Jan is widely considered to be the authority on applying human-centered insights to the development process. His extensive research projects have taken him around the world to collect insights into the broader emotional, social, and cultural contexts of the impact of technology. His most recent work took place in Afghanistan, where he studied the country's nascent mobile banking service. A world-renown thought leader, Jan has delivered keynotes at conferences such as TED, CES, LIFT, and the Economist’s Human Potential Conference. Jan holds 25 patents granted or pending, and his research has been extensively profiled in BusinessWeek, The Economist, New Scientist, and The New York Times Magazine, among others.
- Fabio Sergio
Fabio Sergio is an executive creative director at frog Milano, bringing more than a decade of hands-on experience in wrapping business scenarios around people's needs, desires, and dreams. As a design and user experience strategist, he is happiest where design, technology, and (social) connectivity intersect. He believes that empathy and curiosity are essential ingredients to create innovative and meaningful solutions that foster change. Fabio is a visiting professor at the Politecnico di Milano, Domus Academy and Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, and he was an associate professor of interaction design at Interaction Design Institute Ivrea. He has previously spoken at the Aspen Design Summit, LIFT, and the Mobile Health Summit at Stanford University.
- Luke Williams
Luke Williams is a leading consultant, speaker, and educator in the areas of innovation strategy and disruptive thinking. For more than a decade, he has worked internationally with industry leaders like American Express, Disney, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and Virgin to develop new products, services, brands, and business models. Luke is a fellow at frog and an adjunct professor of innovation at NYU Stern School of Business. He speaks throughout the international community at conferences such as Webvisions 2010 and Frontiers of Interaction, and his opinions have been featured in BusinessWeek, Fast Company, and The Wall Street Journal. Luke is the author of the book Disrupt! A Step-by-Step Guide to Transforming Your Business (FT Press, 2010).
- David Sherwin
David Sherwin is a principal designer at frog. He has built his reputation as a seasoned user-experience professional, design researcher, and art director, with 13 years of experience in generating compelling solutions for systemic business problems. David is a prolific design writer, teacher, and speaker, with articles published in A List Apart, PSFK.com, Salon, and The Atlantic. He is the author of Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills, (released in 2010 by HOW Books) and the forthcoming book Design Business from A to Z (to be released in 2012). He has recently spoken at SxSWi, Interaction 11, SCAD, and HOW Design Conference.
- Theodore Forbath
As frog’s vice president of innovation strategy, Theodore helps clients transform their products and services, key business systems, and applications into competitive global solutions. He is an expert in linking technology, product, and market investments with business strategies and objectives. Over the past 15 years, Theodore has helped clients develop successful product strategies, innovative business models, and successful go-to-market strategies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and sociology from Brandeis University and a certificate in data communications from Northeastern University. Theodore also attended an executive program about leading product development at Harvard Business School.
- Alex Tam
Alex is a senior interaction designer at frog, with over a decade of practice bringing products to life that people enjoy using. He leverages design research, concepting, strategy, and interaction design to translate user needs into design solutions. Alex has spent half of his career focused on design for healthcare and continues to drive innovation in this space and speak on topics of rapid-ideation and gamification. Through winning a series of hack-a-thons, he's demonstrated how concepting and prototyping with small multi-disciplinary teams can lead to compelling concepts with high impact. Alex has spoken at Health 2.0 in San Francisco.
- Jared Ficklin
Jared Ficklin is a principal technologist in frog's Austin studio. He applies creative code to interaction design, and specializes in user experience simulation as a design process. His decade with frog has nurtured a love of physical computing through work developing new interaction models for touch, multi-touch, computer vision, gestures, interaction choreography with applications in digital user interfaces, devices, software, interactive installations and art. His projects have ranged from touch screen washing machines, heart rate variability monitors, touch driven MP3 players to the HP Touchsmart Interface and have also included Augmented Reality Installations, Kinect Hacks, and Life Sized Step Sequencers. Jared speaks internationally at conferences such as TED, FITC, Flash on The Beach, NXNEi & SpringSessions. For the past three years Jared has directed the technology and interactive art experience known as the frog SXSW Interactive Opening Party.