Our Design, UX and Innovation recruiting expertise includes:
Design Thinking Innovation Leadership Design Leadership UX Leadership
Experience Design Service Design New Product Development Industrial Design
Design Research Design Strategy Creative Direction Brand Management
Account Management Business Development Human-centered Design
International retained recruiting firm, focused on design, UX and innovation leadership talent
– Design recruiting
– UX recruiting
– Innovation recruiting
– Design thinking recruiting
Deep knowledge of these positions, challenges, and industry based on hands-on experience
– Former President of DMI, the Design Management Institute
– Former corporate Design Director and design agency Creative Director
– PhD in Design Management
Help organizations build sustainable value in three ways:
– Recruiting design, UX and innovation leadership talent
– Building internal design and design thinking capabilities
– Improving the effectiveness of design and innovation in business
“My team had the pleasure of working with Tom to fill a critical VP Creative leadership role on our agency team. He came highly recommended by trusted industry colleagues, and his results did not disappoint. His personal attention and desire to understand our exact needs were appreciated – and most importantly, we were very satisfied with the caliber of candidates he delivered. I would not hesitate to collaborate with Tom again.”
Senior VP, Strategy + Planning, Boston, MA
“I was an admirer of Tom’s work in both Design Thinking thought leadership and running the Design Management Institute. Easily the finest, most thoughtful and trustworthy executive placement professional I’ve ever worked with”.
UX Director, Seattle, WA
“Tom Lockwood possesses an unmatched set of skills which are very unique and perfectly suited in design and innovation recruiting. His network is unsurpassed, has deep category knowledge, and is a great person to work with. A former corporate design director and president of DMI, he is one of the few people I know that really understands the design and innovation leadership space from concept to execution. A a very inspiring and thoughtful person to work with.”
SVP, Chief Design and Technology Officer, Michigan
“Simply put, Tom understands both the client and the candidate journey, and I will gladly work with him again in the future. I recently had the good fortune of working with Tom as a candidate for a Director-level job at a major international design agency. Tom is unique among executive recruiters in that he truly understands what the concept of “good fit” means in relation to the professional design community.”
UX Design Director, Portland, OR
“Tom has the best views of the design management field of anyone I know. Not only that, he can think in ways that bring fresh solutions to old problems. If you’re facing a tough organizational design problem, he’s a good guy to lead you out. And if you just need a friendly sounding board, Tom can be that, too.”
Director of Strategy, Brand Agency, Los Angeles, CA
Thomas Lockwood PhD is the President and Founding Partner.
Tom is an author, speaker and executive recruiter focused on Design, UX, CX and Innovation leadership, and on building great creative organizations. “More about me”.
Lockwood is a frequent keynote speaker, here’s where to find out more.
Thomas Lockwood is an AESC Certified Researcher/Associate (CRA).
AESC is the Global Association for Retained Executive Search and Leadership Consulting Firms.