Eric QuintChief Design Officer
Eric Quint joined 3M in 2013 as Chief Design Officer to lead the design function as a vital competitive platform for the company. With more than 25 years of global design experience including a distinguished career at Royal Philips, Eric brings extensive design leadership in building and managing multi-disciplinary creative teams to drive brand and innovation forward. As a recognized design industry leader and passionate about design thinking and the opportunity to make positive impact on the future of 3M, its business partners and customers, Eric’s focus on bringing design to the heart of the company remains his top priority. Since joining 3M, he initiated and successfully implemented a new corporate brand identity, designed and realized a state-of-the-art design center at the company headquarters and received over 75 international design awards with the global 3M Design team. Eric studied industrial design at the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands and holds a degree in mechanical/industrial engineering. He is on the Advisory Board of the Design Management Institute, is a member of the Industrial Designers Society of America and a fellow of the World 50 Innovation. Eric can often be found speaking and lecturing at international events for design, business and academia on a variety of topics related to design thinking, innovation, branding and design management.
The realities of evolving complexities require a new standard of innovation that is both collaborative and adaptive on a global scale. The principle of collaborative creativity reminds us that we are all part of an innovation ecosystem, uniting purpose with partnership enhancing customer and brand experiences. In the context of business, design thinking is about unlocking the future and driving value for business and customers. With strong collaboration, it’s the active translation of customer insights into meaningful design solutions that impact people’s lives. At 3M, Design Thinking is seen as a tool for transformation, as well as for collaboration. Hear from Design Thinking champion, Eric Quint, share how integration of Design is about building trust and stimulating inclusion—and that is where Design Thinking comes into play.