Get to know the frogs that provide insights on the intersections between design, business, and technology.
frog is a global design and strategy firm. We transform businesses at scale by creating systems of brand, product and service that deliver a distinctly better experience. We strive to touch hearts and move markets. Our passion is to transform ideas into realities. We partner with clients to anticipate the future, evolve organizations and advance the human experience.
Melanie is an Associate Creative Director, Design Research lead and staple in frog’s healthcare work. Her specialties include interaction design, design research, user experience and product development. Whether it’s prototyping products to help people sleep in Chicago or interviewing pregnant women in rural Kenya, her passion for people uncovers true user value and real business opportunity.
Mark is an Executive Technology Director at frog SF. Focused on the technology side, he brings designs to life, embodying the “make it real” mantra. As an aerospace engineer turned software developer, he has an eclectic background he leverages in design to see trends across industries. He loves to work with his hands in physical-digital engagements to help do things that no one has ever done before.
Fabiola is a Swedish interaction designer at frog Austin. Her work examines forgotten or hidden truths about the human condition and its relationship to technology. An extensive background in healthcare product and service design informs her explorations on the future of body augmentation. She truly believes technology must be in service of design and can help the greater good.
Craig leads all things service design and food and beverage at frog. With experience in industries including national retailers, restaurant chains, healthcare and financial services, he understands how to translate the emotional and functional needs of people and business requirements of clients, into one holistic, ownable experience.
Tim leads a global team of business and product strategists who work alongside frog designers and technologists to bring game changing innovations to market. He has worked in Silicon Valley for 15 years in a variety of product, strategy and marketing roles.
As Vice President, Creative, Rainer leads a multi-disciplinary team of creatives in the Asia Pacific region from frog's studio in Shanghai, where he has been based since 2009. He partners with frog’s local and global clients to help them embrace change and transform their businesses to drive growth.
Todd is responsible for marketing in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He hails from a foggy island in the North Atlantic, but has called Munich home for more than a decade.
Kara Pecknold is an Associate Creative Director at frog. She has a background in visual design and design research and is the current lead for frog’s Collective Action Toolkit, a collaboration and creativity tool for group problem solving that is being used worldwide.
Simone started writing software when COBOL was a hype word. Now his interests span from web-bots to data-visualization to embedded applications and IOT.