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Hello, I’m Lynda Deakin

Partner and Managing Director, IDEO San Francisco

I lead a team of designers focused on creating a better food system for tomorrow. We help clients working across the food industry identify opportunities for growth and to create and evolve meaningful brands, businesses, and systems.

What you won’t learn from my bio:
I’m learning to play the guitar with my 10 year old son—he’s much better than me.

Joined IDEO:
1997

Full Bio

In her role as Partner and Managing Director, Lynda leads IDEO's work and team focused on designing for the global food system. With over 20 years of experience, Lynda helps clients to identify opportunities for growth and solve the system's toughest problems, whether that is creating strategic development platforms or designing a $100MM product. Her empathic approach and charismatic leadership enable clients to address unmet desires and empower them to tackle a wide variety of challenges within their own businesses. Lynda has collaborated with large food companies like ConAgra, Whitewave Foods, and The Hershey Company, and smaller startups and organizations reshaping the future of food. She believes design is a tool that can build a more sustainable food system worldwide.