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Hello, I’m Clark Scheffy

Partner, IDEO San Francisco

I lead a team 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 work in the world.

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

As a Partner and Managing Director at IDEO, Clark leads a team focused on cultivating new portfolios of business and evolving IDEO’s offer. He focuses on the intersections of business strategy, brand, and designed experiences with clients including Team Rubicon, JetBlue, Brooks Sports, Converse, Nationwide, Google, Zalando, and numerous startups.

Clark holds a BFA with high distinction in Industrial Design from the California College of the Arts. He received a BA with honors in English literature with a minor in music composition from UC Berkeley. Prior to joining IDEO, Clark worked in civil engineering for the University of California, Berkeley. He was also an editor for the …For Dummies series of best-selling how-to books. He also toured as a professional musician and spent a couple of years working as a chef.