David Carlson
Senior design strategist
David Carlson

David Carson is a senior design strategist and consultant. With more than 25 years’ experience in his field, he is one of the most prominent and respected profiles in the international design scene. David Carlson has initiated a number of start-ups, including David Report, Designboost, Carlson Ahnell and David Design, and he is the author of the design guide ‘Make Design Matter’.

In 2006, David Carlson founded a creative agency in his own name, the David Carlson Agency. Here, he puts his years of experience in consumer behaviour, trends and retail to use and applies design as a strategic tool for repositioning and revitalising business performance.

David Carlson has initiated numerous creative partnerships, products and services that are recognized around the world, including the influential online magazine David Report, which covers the intersection of design, culture, lifestyle and business. He is also the founder of Carlson Ahnell, a lifestyle shop that was named ‘one of the top 10 boutiques in the world’ by The Observer. From 2013 to 2014, David Carlson was design manager for Wallvision.

In 2007, David Carlson founded Designboost with the vision of promoting an international design network including institutions such as Design Academy Eindhoven, Konstfack, Parsons School of Design and Stanford University and companies such as Audi, IKEA, Iittala, Apple and Electrolux – to name but a few.

Since 2013, David Carlson has served on the board of Svensk Form, Swedish Society of Crafts and Design.

Other Jury Members 2016
Richard Hsu Co-founder and creative director, Pan-Asia Network
Richard Hsu
Richard Hsu Co-founder and creative director, Pan-Asia Network
Pil Bredahl Designer and owner of Pil Bredahl Design
Pil Bredahl
Pil Bredahl Designer and owner of Pil Bredahl Design
Peter Hebin Bruun Head of Communication and Sustainability, The Danish Growth Fund
Peter Hebin Bruun
Peter Hebin Bruun Head of Communication and Sustainability, The Danish Growth Fund
Lars Thøgersen CEO and Founder, CPH ID
Lars Thøgersen
Lars Thøgersen CEO and Founder, CPH ID
Kigge Hvid CEO of INDEX: Design to Improve Life
Kigge Hvid
Kigge Hvid CEO of INDEX: Design to Improve Life
Jakob Wagner Designer and owner of Jakob Wagner Studio
Jakob Wagner
Jakob Wagner Designer and owner of Jakob Wagner Studio
Henrik Jeppesen Founding partner and director, Attention-Group
Henrik Jeppesen
Henrik Jeppesen Founding partner and director, Attention-Group
Claus Skytte Creative Strategist, writer and speaker
Claus Skytte
Claus Skytte Creative Strategist, writer and speaker
Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen Head of Design School Kolding
Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen
Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen Head of Design School Kolding
David Asmussen Creative director
David Asmussen
David Asmussen Creative director
Jesper K. Thomsen Designer and owner of Studio Jesper K. Thomsen
Jesper K. Thomsen
Jesper K. Thomsen Designer and owner of Studio Jesper K. Thomsen
Simon Skafdrup CEO and partner of 3PART
Simon Skafdrup
Simon Skafdrup CEO and partner of 3PART
Jesper von Wieding Strategic Creative Director of 3X
Jesper von Wieding
Jesper von Wieding Strategic Creative Director of 3X
Tim Larcombe Founder of INTENT
Tim Larcombe
Tim Larcombe Founder of INTENT
Susanne Schenstrøm Project Manager at Danish Design Centre
Susanne Schenstrøm
Susanne Schenstrøm Project Manager at Danish Design Centre