Fernd van Engelen, Principal, lessmore design

Fernd is an accomplished design leader whose work spans consumer, medical and technology segments and highlights the evolving role of design in the digital age.

Throughout his career Fernd has been passionate about creating meaningful design solutions to complex design challenges, delivering beautifully crafted products and experiences. He believes that designers have a responsibility to improve peoples’ lives and that products ought to “earn their place in the world” by addressing real needs and making tangible impact.

Driven by that passion, he, and the teams he has built, have a track record of successful programs and strong client partnerships with emerging companies and market leaders alike. While his work has been honored with more than 50 design awards including Spark, IDSA, Braun, Red Dot and iF, he takes most pride in his collaborations with clients like Microsoft, Lytro, Braun, Samsung, Intuitive and Eli Lilly, and in the teams he has built at companies like Teague, Carbon, Artefact and lessmore.