Hartmut Esslinger

Hartmut Esslinger

Hartmut Esslinger, founder and long-time CEO of global innovation firm frog design, has worked with some of the world’s most successful business leaders to inject culture into their businesses and find lasting success through creative strategies, iconic products, and culturally relevant experiences.

His groundbreaking work – for clients such as Sony, Apple and Lufthansa – has been lauded internationally and is part of the design collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Smithsonian Institute, and Neue Sammlung, Munich. A Founding Professor of the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe, Germany, Mr. Esslinger holds an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the Parsons School of Design, University of New York, is an Honorary Member of the Design Academy of Mexico, and is a recipient of the Raymond Loewy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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