Leslie Witt, Chief Design Officer at Headspace Inc.
Leslie Witt, Chief Design Officer at Headspace Inc. www.MeettheCreatives.org https://linktr.ee/meetthecreativesny Leslie Witt is the Chief Design Officer at Headspace, a global leader in mindfulness and meditation with more than 65 million downloads across 190 countries. Leslie and her design, research and brand team play a critical role in understanding our member needs, as well as conceiving and delivering best-in-class member experiences, from consideration through the entire member lifecycle. Leslie has a design and innovation background, and her passion is creating market-ready, relevant, sustainable and ‘good for the world’ offerings. Leslie spent the last several years focused on improving financial outcomes for everyday people and small businesses — most recently, leading design and research for the small business group at Intuit, and previously working hand-in-hand with a wide array of fintech partners including large financial institutions, payment providers, retailers, nonprofits, foundations and the public sector. Prior to her focus on the financial space, Leslie spent a decade innovating with design firm IDEO, working with clients like Air New Zealand, Amazon, Nike and Walmart, and bringing to life new retail, hospitality and health a wellness services. She helped conjure and deliver concept customization environments for Nike, a new children’s brand for American Eagle, a comprehensive wellness strategy for Walmart, as well as shape things like the leukemia and surgery patient experience for University of Chicago hospitals, and a radically new way of operating public housing oriented toward gifting residents resources and teaching behaviors of independence, called Ways and Means. Prior to IDEO, Leslie was an architect and an academic. She received her Bachelor’s in Architecture from Rice University and her Master of Architecture from Princeton. She’s currently a board member for Filoli Historic House a Gardens in California. In her free time, you can find Leslie cooking, gardening and playing piano with her twins.