I'm Valerie Casey.
Over the past two decades, I've designed breakout products and built successful businesses. I am an expert in pushing the envelope on design and technology innovation, and leading teams in building successful products that can be scaled in the market. My focus is on social innovation.

My recent work includes guiding product strategy and design at Magic Leap, creating open innovation projects and capabilities at Mozilla, advising Malala Fund on strategy, launching Creative Power Day, and working with HopeLab on blending behavioral science and design to make new health products for young people. I also advise tech startups in health, education, and sustainability in the US and abroad.

Previously, I was the Chief Product Officer at Samsung NEXT, where I provided strategic product guidance for startups across our accelerators, and investment and acquisition portfolios. I was also the co-founding head/GM of the Samsung Accelerator where I identified, funded, and advised early-stage startups.


Before Samsung, I ran the innovation consultancy and think tank Necessary Projects, based in San Francisco. We worked primarily in the US and Asia on innovation initiatives bringing large corporations together with the startup community around social impact and health. Prior to Necessary Projects, I was Head of Digital at IDEO, Global Executive Creative Director of Design Research and Design Strategy at frog, and Director of Interaction Design at Pentagram.

I founded the Designers Accord, the coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive impact. The Designers Accord helped advance the conversation around the ethics, practices, and responsibilities of the creative community. Over half a million people from 100 countries have engaged in more than 60 events and projects as part of the Designers Accord.

I am a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute, and was honored by the World Economic Forum as a “Young Global Leader.”

I've been named a “Guru” of the year by Fortune magazine, a “Hero of the Environment” by TIME magazine, a “Master of Design” by Fast Company, and one of the “World’s Most Influential Designers” by Businessweek. I was recently designated as a "Tech Titan" by The Irish Times.

I feel fortunate to have had the chance to talk about my point of view on design, systems thinking, product, cultural change, and innovation at events and in publications all around the world ranging from Davos, SXSW, and Fast Company to Huffington Post and Core77.

I am on the Kleiner Perkins Design Council and the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship. I previously held positions on the WEF Global Agenda Council on Design & Innovation, the Sustainable Brands Advisory Board, the Sanofi Customer Innovation Board, and the Japan Society Innovators Network.

I did my graduate work at Yale in critical theory, and my undergrad at Swarthmore College in English and Psychology.

You can reach me via LinkedIn.