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Hello, I’m Chris Domina

Partner, IDEO San Francisco

I partner with clients and IDEO designers to bring clarity to complex challenges. I help give leaders the confidence to bring bold new initiatives to market and transform their organizations to be future-fit.

What you won’t learn from my bio:
Born in Nebraska and raised in Illinois, I grew up wanting to be a farmer like my grandpa.

Joined IDEO:
2001

Full Bio

As a partner and creative leader at IDEO, Chris Domina collaborates closely with clients and IDEO teams to bring bold new initiatives to market and transform organizations to be future-fit. A strong believer in the power of brand, Chris helps companies develop brand offers and experiences, along with the impact they create inside an organization and out in the world.

Based in San Francisco, Chris is a founding member of IDEO’s brand practice, and has helped to scale it across IDEO’s nine locations. For nearly two decades, he has led design teams as they build brands and create more agile, creative organizations.

Since he joined the company in 2001, Chris has partnered with clients across industries—including financial services, health, and retail—to help them become more human-centered, purpose-driven, and experience-led. He does his best work when he’s shoulder-to-shoulder with clients, helping them see and design the future of their organizations and the paths that will lead them there.

Chris is on the Board of Directors for Project Color Corps, a non-profit that believes in the power of color as a change agent to infuse a sense of well being and energy into urban neighborhoods and schools nationwide.

Prior to joining IDEO, Chris was the director of design and a member of the executive management team at Metro, a furniture manufacturer and subsidiary of Steelcase. An industrial designer by training, he was responsible for the overall strategy, design direction, and new product development, and he has been awarded numerous patents.

Though he has spent the last 25 years in California, Chris remains a Midwesterner at heart.