Joni Saylor

Design Principal & Master Inventor at IBM


Joni Saylor directs IBM’s Design Thinking team, with a mission to inspire adoption of human-centered research and design approaches amongst enterprise teams everywhere.

She previously led IBM’s Designcamp for early career professionals, an interdisciplinary corporate education program that has prepared over 1000 graduates to join IBM’s product and service teams. She has held senior positions in design research and industrial design and co-taught the InnovationSpace studio at Arizona State University.

Saylor is recognized as a leader in creating and disclosing intellectual property and regularly speaks with design and business audiences on design education and transformation. Her work has been recognized by IDEA, industrie Forum, and Core77.