He works across IDEO on global initiatives, spending his time at the cross-section of brand, business and organizational design. Owen brings his creative expertise to an array of different sectors. His portfolio includes clients such as Pacific Life, HBO, Microsoft and Toronto Pearson Airport.
Since joining IDEO in 1998, Owen has led various core initiatives. He started IDEO’s first cross-disciplinary studio, bringing together engineering and design; he has led the San Francisco studio; and he launched the company’s presence in Asia. Additionally, Owen co-founded IDEO’s online school, IDEO U.
Owen’s father was the medical director at an MSI clinic in London for over 20 years. Owen fondly recalls spending time at the clinic after school and during holidays, where he met the staff and clients whom MSI supported every day. His passion for MSI’s mission continues, as he mentors and coaches the Sexual Reproductive Healthcare practice at IDEO.org, the non-profit sister company of IDEO.
Owen graduated from the Royal College of Art in London with a Master’s Degree in Industrial Design, and in 2017 he received his Honoree Doctorate in Design from the University of Wales. He is married and lives with his wife and two sons in the Bay Area.