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Hello, I’m Clark Scheffy

Partner, IDEO San Francisco

I lead a studio of 50 designers to do the best work of their lives. I push our clients to be successful with their businesses, and I seek to inspire and hone the edge of IDEO's design output.

What you won’t learn from my bio:
I scored both goals in a 2-0 win against the San Quentin Prison soccer team.

Joined IDEO:
2005

Full Bio

Clark Scheffy is a partner at IDEO San Francisco. He focuses on the intersections of business strategy, brand, and designed experiences. In his current role he leads a studio focused on cultivating new portfolios of business and evolving IDEO’s offer. He has worked on projects for clients including Team Rubicon, JetBlue, Brooks Sports, Grainger, Converse, Steelcase, and Snap-on.

Prior to joining IDEO, Clark worked in the field of civil engineering for the University of California, Berkeley. He was also an editor for the …For Dummies series of best-selling how-to books, and has written several books for the brand. In the midst of all that, he toured as a professional musician and spent a couple of years as a chef.

Clark holds a BFA with high distinction in Industrial Design from the California College of the Arts, and a BA with honors in English Literature with a minor in Music Composition from UC Berkeley.