Forest Young is the Head of Design at Wolff Olins, San Francisco. Prior to joining Wolff Olins, Forest led design at West alongside Allison Johnson — former Apple CMO, creating categories for the world’s most promising early stage companies. Earlier in his career, Forest served as Interbrand’s Senior Creative Director, supporting a portfolio of critical technology accounts including AT&T, Google, Microsoft and Vine.
Forest is a distinguished critic in design at the Yale School of Art and a former Board Member of the AIGA/NY. His work has been exhibited at MoMA, the Royal Ontario Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and at international biennials. He is the recipient of the industry’s highest accolades including the Gold Design Lion at Cannes, the ADC Best-in-Show Black Cube, AIGA Cased, and the One Show Gold Pencil. Forest writes about the intersection of design, technology and culture for TechCrunch, VentureBeat and Grafik, and is a speaking alum of SXSW, Yale GreenLight and Icograda.
Forest earned a BS in Human Development and Fine Arts from Cornell University and an MFA from Yale University where he was awarded the School of Art’s Mark Whistler Prize.
Play/Pause — Dominant Design and the Shapes of Control
Join as design expert, Forest Young, examines the ethos of ‘designing with heart’ — challenging norms while contending with the inertia of the past.