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We intersect design and business

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Your Strategic 

Business Partner.

We are senior professionals and a collective group of creative talent intersecting physical + digital. Through the lens of Human-Centered Design we:

  • Integrate creativity into business culture

  • Translate business strategy into innovative experiences, products and services

  • Create growth opportunities and IP

INTERSECTION is our design innovation agency working across industries to translate strategy into meaningful, human-centered experiences, products, and services.

THE DESIGN ACADEMY is our education collaboratory building a sustainable creative culture through human-centered design thinking training in public and private forums.


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Create breakthrough solutions and vision the future with methods and processes to keep your organization innovating and focussed on solving the right problem.Innovation Summits, Insight Best Practice Tours, Scouting, HCDi operating model



Digital + Physical. Create exceptional, empathic and consistent experiences, products and services by deeply understanding stakeholders and customers. Connecting software and hardware design for a holistic branded experience.



Educating and mentoring teams on the tools, methodologies and process of Human-Centered Design Thinking. Align teams, breakdown silos and create humanistic solutions with all stakeholders in mind. Join one of our public workshops or request a custom engagement.

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Brainstorming Session

Design Thinking To Design Doing 


We intersect multiple markets

for increased innovation opportunities

Some of our clients

Our Work

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ELLA by Innovative

Office Products

An Aesthetically Adaptable Ergonomic

Monitor Arm

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GE Healthcare


We combined 3 separate systems (displays, keyboards & mice) into one touch screen interface

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Small appliance concepts that showcased the benefits of Eastman's innovative new Tritan™ material.

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The Pharmacy of the Future

Looking to improve innovation processes and create a vision for the pharmacy of the future

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Magna International

Lifestyle Concept Vehicle

Intersection / The Design Academy worked with Magna International on a lifestyle concept vehicle. 


Nonprofits Moving into

the Future with HCDiTM

Jewish Family Services (JFS) is a charitable organization working to build a stronger, healthier, more resilient community in San Diego.


Human-Centered Design Thinking

Get certified through our education collaboratory,  The Design Academy

Innovating Through Human-Centered Design Thinking

Essential Pathway 

Introducing our

Human-Centered Design 

Certification Program

Validate your learning through Human-Centered Design Thinking Essentials, a 4-badge pathway training, certified by The Design Academy. The step-by-step pathway nurtures participants through Design Thinking exploration and fundamentals to application mastery and project leadership.

  • Hands-on with a focus on learning-by-doing

  • Small class size for more individual attention

  • Practice exercises based on The Design Academy  design thinking toolkit

What is

Human-Centered Design?

Human Centered Design is a process that places people in the center of the development of products, services, and experiences.


It employs design thinking tools and methods early and throughout the product development process, unleashes cross-departmental innovation, value-added solutions and market opportunities based on user needs. 


Ambassador - Workshop

This interactive, two-day workshop will take you through foundational tools that are directly applicable to real-world challenges. In this workshop, you will be joined by other forward-thinking business professionals in a small group setting, allowing for maximum hands-on learning and connection.


Practitionar - Workshop

This hybrid workshop offers one full day of guidance on a project plan of your choice, supplemented with a set of mentorship hours for 1:1 continued support through various stages of application. 


Expert - Workshop

Increase your fluency to an advanced level in Design Thinking tools, business application and design leadership through specialized modules. A series of in-person workshops, webinars, and coaching sessions are offered synchronously, online or in-person. 


Master - Workshop

In this significant step, you are guided by a professional through a project of your choice to demonstrate competency in selecting appropriate tools, conducting research, synthesizing data, developing a prototype, and testing fidelity on users. 

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2851 Camino del Rio South, #415 San Diego, CA 92108​​  |  Tel: 858-490-0063

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