At The Design Gym, we empower organizations to build cultures of greater creativity and collaboration using the language of design thinking.

Design thinking is a problem solving methodology used to generate more empathetic and innovative solutions. Unlike traditional innovation agencies, we don’t ever do the work for clients, but rather brings the tools, facilitation, training and learning environments to build that muscle memory in-house.

Our offerings include Design Thinking Bootcamps for skills building, Design Sprints to bring more creative thinking to real business challenges, Train The Trainer programs to build internal catalysts, and Creative Leadership training to ensure alignment and vision is in place.

Clients have included well known brands such as Etsy, Marriott, Facebook, Capital One, MetLife, Porsche, New York Life, Audi, and TED.


Andy Hagerman

Co-founder + CEO

Ashley Pinakiewicz

Manager, Culture & Training Strategy

Erin Joan Lamberty

Manager, Culture & Training Strategy

Hannah Dubin

Associate Director, Culture & Training Strategy

Heidi H. Hamelin

Managing Director, Strategy & Business Operations

Jane Garcia Buhks

Brand + Marketing Lead

Jason Wisdom

Co-founder + President of Enterprise

Katie Duffié

Marketing & Events Coordinator

Kelsye Gould

Associate, Training & Culture Strategy

Timothy Moore

Associate Strategist, Public Education


Interested in becoming a Lead Trainer?

The role of a Lead Trainer is a combination of strategist, front of room trainer and project/client relationship manager.

The Design Gym Lead Trainers are professionals actively practicing and teaching design thinking in their fields—on internal teams of Fortune 500 companies, inside of top innovation agencies, or as consultants on the front lines.

They work with us teaching workshops and training sessions, facilitating design sprints, and developing content.

Interested in applying? Learn more about the role and our application process.

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