Claude Zellweger, Director of Design, Google, Inc.
Claude is an industrial designer and leads Immersive Design at Google, where he is responsible
for the VR/AR space and future hardware categories. He joined in 2016 and since helped
launch the Daydream View as well as shape of upcoming AI driven hardware.
Previously Claude held a position as VP of design at HTC, where he oversaw the design of their
smartphones as well as the industry defining VR system, HTC Vive . As creative director Claude
played a central role in turning HTC into a brand recognized for its design. Claude joined the
organization in 2008 after his design agency One & Co was acquired by HTC.
Prior to that Claude was a partner at One & Co and grew the firm to become one of the Bay
Area’s dominant design forces. Industry leaders like Nike, Burton, Facebook, Amazon and
Microsoft turned to him and his team of 30 to lead the development of their design.
Claude is a regular speaker on the topics of design + innovation, VR/AR and most recently
design for AI. He has given keynote talks and been on panels at TechCrunch Disrupt , World
Web Forum , DLD , International Design Conference. Claude’s work has appeared in numerous
tech , design and fashion publications and has won 50+ international awards in the categories of
consumer and industrial design (including many Sparks). Claude also served as a juror on the ISDA awards for 2 years,
in the categories of product, transportation and entertainment design.
Claude was born in Switzerland and moved to Southern California to study design at Art Center.
Today he lives and works in San Francisco.