Davin Stowell, IDSA | Smart Design
IDEA 2011 Jury Chair
Davin is the founder and CEO of Smart Design, a multi-disciplinary design consultancy. Over the last 30 years, Davin has established Smart Design as one of the world's premier design firms focused on consumer products, services, and experiences. An expert in strategic consumer product design and planning, Davin has steered the design directions for a broad range of clients including: OXO, HP, Johnson & Johnson, Gillette, and World Kitchen.
The OXO Good Grips line he created in 1989 brought Universal Design to everyday products and received dozens of honors, including the IDSA/BusinessWeek "Design of the Decade Gold Award." They are also included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. The OXO story is used as a design management case study in the MBA program at Harvard University.
Davin is an active member of the IDSA and speaks around the world on design. He holds a BS in Industrial Design from Syracuse University.