Patrice Martin is the Co-Lead + Creative Director of IDEO.org. Patrice’s work focuses on partnering with nonprofits, social enterprises and foundations to deliver innovative solutions to problems that affect low-income communities. She’s worked across a diverse set of challenges, including youth employment, early childhood learning, scalable solutions for water and sanitation, financial inclusion and more. She also created and stewarded HCD Connect, the online platform to build community amongst human-centered practicioners, a now vibrant website with 10,000+ users.
Before founding IDEO.org, Patrice was a Design Director with IDEO and her work spanned large-scale social change in the private, public, and social sectors. She sees design as a way of thinking that can be used to solve problems large and small, whatever the sector. At IDEO, she led projects in healthcare, financial services, hospitality and education, with clients including Nike, Mayo Clinic, The American Red Cross, Gates Foundation and Marriott International. Before joining IDEO, Patrice was a Senior Designer with SonicRim, a design strategy consultancy.
Patrice holds a BFA in industrial design from the University of Michigan.