Meet The Sherwins


Mary Paynter Sherwin


Mary Paynter Sherwin is a seasoned writer, educator, and public speaking coach with expertise in helping individuals and schools develop rigorous curricula and activities for their learning needs. She has worked on multiple successful training programs and product innovation toolkits, such as Kaiser Permanente’s i60 Innovation Toolkit with Propelland and frog’s Collective Action Toolkit. With David, she is on the visiting faculty of Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, and was formerly an adjunct professor at St. Mary’s College of California.

David Sherwin


David is a design leader, teacher, and strategist with deep expertise in developing training solutions for teams and organizations. At companies such as frog,, and LinkedIn, he led and coached dozens of large-scale product and service design teams, as well as helped to create training workshops and events for clients such as UNICEF, DARPA, and the World Economic Forum. A frequent writer and speaker, David is author of design bestseller Creative Workshop and Success by Design.


The Sherwins have taught classes and workshops at many schools, including ArtCenter College of Design, California College of the Arts, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, and Savannah College of Art and Design. They have most recently spoken at UX London, HOW Design Live, -ing Creative Festival, UX Days Tokyo, Struktur Event, and Leading Design.


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