Who We Are
Founded in Amsterdam in 2007, DesignThinkers Group is one of the leading 'design driven' innovation Agencies helping organizations around the world to make the transition from being strictly product oriented and sales driven, to being service oriented and human centered. We help organizations design Brands, Product-Service Systems, and Cultures of Trust to strengthen their capability to innovate and enable the co-creation of value with all stakeholders. DesignThinkers Group now has teams located in fifteen countries around the world.
DesignThinkers Group is a networked organization of inter-disciplinary consultants who bring together expertise from a variety of backgrounds. We work to inspire organizations and teams to create human-centered solutions to their unique problems using the tools and methods of service design thinking.
DesignThinkers is a design driven service innovation company.
Managing Partner, DesignThinkers Group USA
Marc leads the US office of DesignThinkers, working to grow the business and the team, and helping to deliver on client engagements. With over 20 years of experience in various aspects of product and service creation, Marc has worked in a variety of sectors including medical devices, mobile & web applications, travel & leisure, financial services, and innovation consulting. He is an engaging strategic thinker, behavior observer and group facilitator. Marc is a passionate practitioner of design thinking and service design methodologies, and he loves balancing both left and right brain approaches to solving problems. View Marc's LinkedIn profile.
Joel Van Dyke
Founding Partner, DesignThinkers Group USA
Joel is responsible for engagement strategies, helping to define client objectives, and project delivery. He also facilitates creative workshops to help organizations define culture and design new services. With a background of 29 years in architecture and design, Joel brings a cross-disciplinary perspective to every project. He was an award winning director of design for 15 years at a regional architecture firm and is currently the managing partner of Freeman|Major Architects. Joel is adept at visualizing processes and communicating complex ideas. His practice has completed work for a range of clients, from early-stage ventures to multinationals. Joel has special interest in the relationship of corporate culture, processes, and service offerings to the physical space that supports these ecosystems. View Joel's LinkedIn profile.
Senior Service Designer, DesignThinkers Group USA
David is an Innovation Provocateur who specializes in helping organizations develop the innovation capabilities of their people. He does this primarily by guiding them in applying the tools of human-centered design in order to find unexpected solutions to their biggest challenges. David draws on his diversity of experience in consulting, financial services, non-profits, public accounting, public education, and the U.S. Air Force to approach problems from different perspectives and to enable others to do the same. He holds a B.S. in Education from Louisiana Tech University and resides in Charlotte, NC. View David's LinkedIn profile.