We harness the power of design to drive meaningful change.

Who we are

Design Thinkers Academy London is an executive training organisation specialising in collaborative innovation.

We are the training arm of design consultancy DK&A, powered by expert coaches and a ‘teach & do’ approach to design.

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What we do

We run innovation courses using the systematic methodology of design thinking.

Our courses are built on a structured & evidence-based approach to learning, with experienced coaches inspiring teams & individuals to learn-by-doing & strengthen their ability to solve problems creatively.

Why we do it

Because the world is changing & we need innovators.

Design thinking drives us to look through the eyes of customers, opening up new ways of approaching complex problems & enabling companies to serve the needs of users, both today & into the future.

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Our impact

People trained in Design Thinking
Would recommend our courses
We have trained people from 35+ countries

Meet the team

David Kester

Managing Director

Lena Nielsen

Operations Director

Kate Martin

Sales & Marketing Lead

Sophia Adamou


Becky Lund-Harket


Simon Gough

Associate Service Design Director

Goldie Chaudhuri

Associate Design Director

Mo-Ling Chui

Strategy Consultant & Coach

Craig Fallowfield-Tomkins

Service & Experience Director

Arnoud Koning

Design Thinking Facilitator

Yuen Yen Tsai


Joe Ferry

Brand & Experience Architect

Eddie Obeng

Innovation Leader & Coach

Kate O’Dwyer

Finance Director

Emma Bowen

Senior Graphic Designer

Sandra Adu

Programme Manager

Zia Ali

Associate Learning Designer

Azahara Sanchez

Service Designer

Zebedayo Maserele

Finance Assistant

Kerry Tottingham


Lena Mayer

Organisational Psychologist

Amarjit Basi

Associate Equity-by-Design Coach

Gazbia Sorour

Service Designer & Coach

Ruth Flood

Associate Research Director

Tiwonge Cohn

Equity & Anti-Racism Coach

Becky Rowe

Ethnographer & Coach

J. Paul Neeley

Associate Service Design Director

Phillippa Rose

Service Designer & Coach

Rachel Smith

Visual Thinking Coach & Facilitator

Susana Osório


Dave Caygill

Strategist & Coach

Pedro Janeiro


Daniel Boettcher

Associate Sustainability Expert

Ausra Linkeviciute

Photographer & Videographer

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