Dreamer & Doer
April 2004 - To date
The social design agency thinkpublic, on a mission to make a positive impact on the health & wellbeing of the whole planet.
November 2000 - To date
Helping people unwind their minds before bed with live and on-demand holistic wellbeing classes.
January 2018 - To date
Nature-inspired experiential events to nurture creativity and wellbeing.
DIRECTOR OF SERVICE DESIGN & BUSINESS PARTNER (EMEA) AT PHILIPS
July 2017 - January 2019
Leading service design across EMEA for Philips, a multinational corporation focused on health technology.
CO-FOUNDER VINTAGE CINEMA
October 2016 - September 2017
Exciting pop-up cinema experiences across The Chilterns.
DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION & SERVICE DESIGN DIGITAS LBI & ASTRAZENECA
May 2014 - January 2016
Leading global innovation and service design practice for the Digital Innovation Group, set up by AstraZeneca, a multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company and DigitasLBi an International Digital Agency.
Deborah was an early pioneer of co-design and service design, speaking at international events and writing publications on innovative social design methods, alongside winning a wide range of design and entrepreneurship awards for her service design work.
She founded thinkpublic in 2004 at the age of 23, after volunteering at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, where she spotted the opportunity to use design to improve the patient experience and healthcare services.
Deborah has experience designing and launching social ventures and services for global health-tech and pharma businesses, charities and the public sector.
She's a trained sound meditation practitioner and forest bathing guide; she's passionate about working with nature and holistic techniques to inspire creativity and thoughtful leadership and improve mental wellbeing.
"Do not go where the path may lead. Instead, go where there is no path and leave a trail"