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Christina Beard

Design Director, Collective Health

San Francisco

A deep interest in solving real problems for real people inspired Christina to step into a Design Manager role at Collective Health. With her guidance, teams take apart (and put back together) the healthcare experience through human-centered design thinking, data science, and deep collaboration. Before working in healthcare, Christina worked with startups to global corporations to define their brand experience at Cooper, and designed products for Twitter.

Alongside her corporate work, Christina writes about and teaches design, helping people see the world through a design lens. She’s taught at General Assembly and currently lectures at California College of the Arts, where she shares her knowledge to help others accelerate their career (while learning plenty from her students, of course). Her book Critiqued: Inside the Minds of 23 Leaders in Design was named one of the ‘Top 10 Design Books of 2013’ by Fast Company. She holds an MFA in Graphic Design from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

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