Elana Gurney
Elana Gurney
Lead Product Designer

I'm a multidisciplinary designer and strategist, currently working across sectors to build impactful products. I specialize in building holistic digital solutions, combining UX/UI, brand and content strategy. Previously, I managed marketing and product for international design consultancy IDEO’s open innovation practice, OpenIDEO. In partnership with clients including Nike, The Rockefeller Foundation, Starbucks, the US government, Unilever and the UN, I worked to creatively engage a global community of 250k+ people in tackling 70+ pressing societal issues.

With deep expertise in designing for social innovation and entrepreneurship, I joined IDEO by way of Teach for America, The Price Center for Entrepreneurship, and agency experiences. I founded a boutique creative consultancy for social good in 2013, and have worked with nonprofits for nearly two decades, most recently serving on the board of Transition United States. I have spoken and led workshops on design thinking, open innovation, community building, and impactful communication around the world—from the Global Social Venture Competition to SXSW.