Oen Michael Hammonds, a designer, mentor and lead facilitator at IBM Design, has designed across the gamut—advertising, graphic, interactive and environmental. Oen's previous work with diverse clients in the consumer, business and technology industries demonstrate his ability to jump in and solve tough challenges. At IBM Design, Oen works with the award-winning Education + Activation team to develop education programs and experiences for executives, software development teams. In this role, Oen facilitates workshops that activate participants to effectively apply IBM Design Thinking to build iconic products with human centered experiences.
Outside of his 9-to-5, Oen teaches design as an adjunct instructor and has shared his design experience at a variety of colleges and universities throughout the country. He is a passionate mentor to early and mid-career design practitioners and enjoys sharing his stories of failures and successes with those who are willing to listen to his Southern drawl.