Life at IDEO

In the heart of Silicon Valley, a young designer named David Kelley once wrote a letter to a friend that included these words: "I want to start a company with all my best friends as employees." Built on this foundation of friendship and entrepreneurial verve, IDEO today is made up of over 550 individuals in offices around the world. Together, we navigate each day with curiosity, optimism, and a sense of humor. We are makers, designers, hackers, builders, thinkers, explorers, writers, listeners, risk-takers, and doers—and we love what we do.

September 5, 2014

RIDEO. hosted a moving party at the SOCAP Conference this year - the party bus which made continual loops from Fort Mason, where the conference was located, to a couple different parties in the area. Conference attendees, many of whom boarded multiple times, enjoyed music and cocktails crafted by our own Dave Zhou onboard.

September 2, 2014


The OI Engine crew (L to R: Lauren Wilkinson, Jessica Williams, Tom Hulme, Roberto Picerno, Felix Reiners, Karoline Kirchhübel, Merici Vinton, Glenn Krivochta, Nathan Waterhouse.) went fishing on their off-site and caught more than they bargained for.

September 2, 2014


Nick Dupey and Lauren Kim decided their Boston studio project space needed something more, so they built a paper dome… naturally.

August 21, 2014

All That Glitters.

IDEO Singapore headed out to the National Museum to celebrate Singapore’s 49 years of Independence in full fledge national colors. Business Designer, Amy Bonsall, left a signature of IDEO presence on the museum wall for all to see.

August 21, 2014

Intern Design Challenge

Some years ago, IDEO produced a design exploration of the light switch and the results were exhibited in MoMA. Now, 20 years later, our interns have taken on the same challenge. In between project work, off-sites, leadership-hosted breakfasts and happy hours, the San Francisco and Palo Alto interns worked in teams to re-imagine the way we experience light and designed an exhibit to humbly show off.