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Richard brings a unique blend of design excellence and visionary purpose to his leadership of Smart Design’s team of experts and their collective contribution to the global conversation on business and design.
Vice President and Partner
Richard lives for the moments when a big idea comes into focus. Equally, he is passionate about transforming that big idea into reality.
As Partner and Vice President at Smart Design, Richard is committed to delivering results across Smart’s key areas of expertise. He is a driving force behind the organization’s exploration of emerging areas of design and is an influential mentor in thought-leadership. Richard’s recent work focuses on developing product-service systems, which address the needs of people, society, and business. Additionally, he oversaw the design practices and the company-wide initiative on sustainability.
Richard serves on the Design Management Institute’s Advisory Board and Co-chaired DMI’s Design at Scale Conference in New York. Richard has spoken at events across the US and in the EU and received numerous awards for his work, including IDEA Gold and D&AD Product Design Awards. Richard graduated from the Industrial Design Engineering program at the Royal College of Art in London, holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol, and practiced as a Product Designer in the UK and Japan before moving to New York.
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Oct 24, 2012
Richard Whitehall to speak about designing a service experience for the complexities of New York City
Jun 25, 2010
Whitehall joins the panel for New Face of Affluence - IDEAS Conference co-located with Dwell on Design
Nov 03, 2009
Whitehall joins IDSA NYC panel on sustainability at Parsons The New School for Design
Jun 04, 2009
Moving from Green Products to Sustainable Experiences