Emily Taylor - Principal

I’ve been there – as an Executive Director I have experienced being the magician in the middle that must balance the blue sky board focused on your organization’s vision with the day to day of getting things done. As an innovation designer, I have worked with large companies that are always looking for faster ways to bring opportunities to life. Using these experiences, I have developed a process and partners that discover key insights to fulfilling your mission and collaboratively build buy-in for new ideas that make an impact.

I have the unique experience of leading within both for-profit and nonprofit worlds. For over 15 years, I lead design thinking teams, discovering user-centered insights and creating engaging solutions. Clients include strategic and innovation projects with P&G, Kimberly Clark and Kellogg's. Additionally, I have served on various civic and community organizing Boards for over a decade, developing unique programming and strategic direction. Most recently, I served as Executive Director for the nonprofit, DesignHouse's, pilot program using design thinking to revitalize local manufacturing.

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