|Bio||Doug Powell is a designer, strategist, entrepreneur and the creative visionary for Schwartz Powell, leading successful projects for a wide range of clients and collaborative partners in health and nutrition, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Lifescan, and Pepsico. Doug also consults with a variety of cross-disciplinary teams on design-driven entrepreneurial projects. In addition to his responsibilities with Schwartz Powell, Doug recently served as consulting Creative Director for HealthSimple, working in close collaboration with the Johnson & Johnson Global Design team.
In 2004, following their daughter Maya’s diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes, the couple launched Type1Tools to bring well-designed, kid-friendly tools to the daily experience of managing this complex disease. The success of Type1Tools led to the expansion of the business into HealthSimple® with a vision to help the millions of ?people living with chronic health problems better manage their conditions and ?live healthier lives. HealthSimple was acquired by McNeil Nutritionals, a division of Johnson & Johnson, in 2007. Doug and Lisa have transformed Schwartz Powell into a consultancy bringing design thinking and strategy to a variety of organizations with a focus on health and nutrition.
Doug is the national president of AIGA, the professional association for design. With more than 22,000 members in 66 local chapters, AIGA is the largest and oldest design organization in the country.
A 1988 graduate of the School of Art at Washington University in St. Louis, Doug is a frequent commentator on design issues.|