Peopledesign Innovation

Strategy, Research, Innovation
Finding and shaping new value.


Peopledesign Branding

Brand and Marketing
Expressing value and purpose.


Peopledesign CX

Customer and User Experience
Delivering value through interfaces and interactions.

The Built Environment

Peopledesign Commercial Design

Commercial Design
We have unique expertise with built environment companies.

Jake Himmelspach

Principal and Strategy Director
Jake is our lead researcher and strategist. From Fortune 500s to locally-owned businesses, Jake applies human-centered design methods to help companies develop strategies for growth. He has helped many Peopledesign clients find greater focus, alignment, and balance.
Jake Himmelspach, Peopledesign
Jake started as a journalist reporting on the intersection of design and business. His pursuit of creative problem-solving in business led him to earn an MBA with a concentration in Design Thinking and Innovation Management.

Prior to Peopledesign, Jake worked as a researcher for a global innovation consultancy, focusing on applying ethnographic research techniques to help companies identify opportunities to launch new products for organizations like The North Face and Pepsico.