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David is an independent design and innovation strategist who has been working on development and delivery of Design Council services since 2008.
Prior to that he worked in manufacturing, the corporate innovation team of Orange, set up new degree programmes at Dundee University and worked for service innovation and design consultancy live|work.
David joined live|work to set up its Newcastle office, developing and leading projects in transport, worklessness, designing out crime, business support and innovation brokerage between the public and private sector and academia.
Over more than twenty years, his work has involved the innovation of such things as; returnable transit packaging, knowledge management systems, cat flaps, educational programmes, online courses for aspiring playwrights and automated banking services.
He uses strategic design management methods to enable clients’ business to grow. His key skill is managing complex, multi-stakeholder service projects.