HAMBURG, GERMANY (PRWEB) April 10, 2015
After more than 17 years supporting leading global companies throughout Europe, PARK will be launching its USA office to service North American based clients. PARK is a world leading design management and design leadership management consultancy firm with offices in the Netherlands and Germany. Often referred to as the “McKinsey of the design world” by many of their clients, PARK adds value to organizations by increasing the impact of design through more efficient and effective operations. Projects have resulted in a variety of advantages including, but not limited to higher revenues, decreased cost, increased brand awareness, more brand loyalty, faster time to market, more innovation power, more intellectual properties, and faster company cultural transformation.
With more than 17 years in operation, PARK has had the privilege to work with world market leaders across a variety of industries. PARK creates design recognition and awareness, and guides Managers, Directors, CEO’s, and VP’s of design for companies such as: Cisco, BMW, Nestle, GlaxoSmithKline, Sony, Unilever, LEGO, Johnson Controls, Reckitt Benckiser, Bang & Olufsen, Novo Nordisk and many others. Projects range from cultural initiatives such as Design Summits and Design Excellence programs, strategic initiatives such as visioning and road mapping, to tactical management initiatives such as design organization and governance, process architecture and design agency rosters, and operational best practice initiatives such as design briefing and design deliverables. For example, PARK has been a preferred design management and design leadership partner for LEGO since 2005. PARK developed and implemented major turnaround efforts transforming the company from near bankruptcy into the biggest player and most profitable company in the toy industry. This was accomplished through co-developing programs for several LEGO departments:
- LEGO Product Groups: Consolidating and centering design and innovation approaches, process and tools across the organization;
- LEGO Concept Lab: Facilitating the creation of obviously LEGO but never seen before play experiences (i.e. front end innovations);
- LEGO New Business Group: Building processes to create new markets and business models;
- LEGO House: Facilitating the design approach of creating a world leading hands-on brand experience center;
- LEGO Education: (re)Design the development process to deliver integrated holistic solutions;
- LEGO Design Academy: Training and developing internal design personnel to grow into their careers within LEGO, as well as many other internal projects.
PARK prides themselves on establishing long term client relationships based on trust, integrity and translucency. This dedicated approach fosters reputable and reoccurring engagements all the while supporting design leaders and accelerating their career growth. Their open collaborative approach allows PARK, stakeholders and project teams to bring strategy and ideas to life from conception to implementation by translating them into feasible executable plans. This approach provides customized solutions that deliver optimal design and business results. PARK consultants are trained designers, whose main focus is to add value to the business by increasing design efficiency and effectiveness, furthering brand equity through delivering impactful holistic design, not in designing items themselves. Additionally, PARK is often involved after the handover of assignments, to ensure adaptation and cultural transformation to ensure the highest level of return on investment for the clients.
PARK USA will be directed and managed by Jay Peters. Jay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from Southern Illinois University, and a Master’s degree in Business Design from Domus Academy in Milan, Italy. Since joining PARK in 2010, Jay brings forward a great deal of international design & business acumen with a profound passion for both. Throughout his career, he has held various roles including corporate, agency, consultancy and entrepreneurial startups. His career further spans creative fields from products and services to communications. Jay has a special interest in business design, design thinking, and professional education. He enjoys world travel and regularly shares his experience via lectures and workshops.
Additional PARK enterprises include:
Grow: Grow is a professional education program powered by PARK’s 16 plus years of experience in teaching working professionals how to best manage and lead design in their organization or agency through a combination of on-site education sessions and remote learning. http://www.growdesignmanagement.com
Raymond: For more than 10 years, Raymond has brought together design leaders from across the globe to share, inspire, challenge and coach one another on their surprisingly similar challenges. This is an invitation only event. https://raymond.empdl.com