As a co-CEO of strategy and design firm Artefact, Rob Girling is responsible for setting the company’s strategy and vision: using the power of design to make change and do good.
Rob’s design career spans some of the leading agencies and design brands in the world, such as Apple, Microsoft, IDEO and Sony. Rob spent 10 years at Microsoft, obtaining several patents and making significant innovative contributions to Microsoft Office and Microsoft Games, eventually becoming Design Manager for the user interface, brand, and user experience of Windows XP. Rob obtained his Masters degree in Interaction Design from the Royal College of Art in London, graduating with distinction.
Rob is a recognized thought leader who has shared his point of view on responsible design at conferences around the world, including SXSW, IxDA, World Forum for Democracy, the DMI Design Leadership Conference, and more.