Valerie Casey is a globally recognized designer and innovator.
She works with organizations all over the world on challenges ranging from creating new products and services, to transforming organizational processes and behaviors.
Before starting the innovation consultancy, Necessary Projects, in San Francisco, she held executive leadership positions at IDEO, frog, and Pentagram.
Casey was named a “Guru” of the year by Fortune magazine,
a “Hero of the Environment” by TIME magazine,
a “Master of Design” by Fast Company,
and one of the “World’s Most Influential Designers” by BusinessWeek.
The World Economic Forum has honored Casey as a “Young Global Leader”.
Casey is the founder and executive director of the Designers Accord, the coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive sustainable impact. With membership spanning over 100 countries, the global knowledge network seeks to use the strategies and craft of design to transform society.
Casey speaks around the world on systems thinking, cultural change, and innovation.
She holds a master’s degree in cultural theory and design from Yale, and a BA from Swarthmore College.