John Barratt, IDSA | At-Large Director | TEAGUE
President & CEO, TEAGUE
As President and CEO, John Barratt dedicates his time to positioning Teague for future success while building on the company’s rich heritage; striking a careful balance between building the Teague brand, and safeguarding the legacy. During his five years in this position, he’s established and strengthened Teague’s partnerships with some of the world's leading brands including Hewlett-Packard, Nike, The Boeing Company, Starbucks, Panasonic, LG, Samsung, Rockwell Collins and Microsoft among others; the result, happy clients and a growing roster of international design awards.
John began his career in 1990, working as a product designer at Exatiss Concept in Paris. After nearly five years of exhausting hours, exhausting clients, a few design awards and 2400 hours in the Parisian Metro, he moved on to Philips Design in Holland. There he had the great fortune to work under the direction of Stefano Marzano, building and leading design teams that embodied poetic design, articulate and passionate creative direction and a missionary zeal to exceed expectations.
Spending five years at Philips, John held leading positions in their Hong Kong, Eindhoven and New York studios. In his final role as Strategic Design Manager, he established and implemented a coherent brand language across Philips' ranges of telecommunication products; and initiated, mentored, and implemented a future-focused ideation process for the burgeoning mobile phone market. His global experience in both operational and strategic roles at Philips Design facilitated his move to Teague in 1999.
John earned his master’s degree in Industrial Design from Leicester Polytechnic, United Kingdom after receiving a bachelor’s degree in Three Dimensional Design from Teesside Polytechnic, United Kingdom.
Under John’s direction, Teague’s contributions to design have been honored with dozens of prestigious awards including multiple Red Dot, IDEA, Good Design and iF awards. In 2006, the company was presented with DMI’s Design Management Team of the Year Award.
IDEA, Chairman 2010
IDEA, Brazil 2010
Australian International Design Awards 2010
Spark Award 2010
I.D Magazine Annual Design Review 2008
Presentations (partial list)
2010 APDF Exchange
2009 DMI Design Leadership Series
2008 IDSA National Conference
2007 ICSID/IDSA Connecting World Congress
2007 IDSA Spotlight Series
2007 IDSA Midwest Conference
2007 MSI Service Innovation by Design
2006 IDSA National Conference
2006 DMI Design Management Conference
2004 APDF Exchange
2002 IDSA NWDI
John may be reached at 206-838-4207 or email@example.com