Kendra Shimmell Managing Director, Cooper

Kendra is a Managing Director at Cooper. Her goal is to nurture and empower designers; to educate businesses on the value of design and to provide the tools to integrate design at the core of business innovation, process, and decision-making. As an educator, speaker, and designer, she has brought product strategy, design, and business innovation to companies ranging from Fortune 500s to startups in a range of categories, from healthcare systems and medical devices to retail environments, consumer electronics, financial services, enterprise management, and more.

As the creator of Cooper’s groundbreaking UX Boot Camp, Kendra’s vision of pairing real-world design training with meaningful projects has led to student-designed solutions for non-profit organizations such as the American Red Cross, Kiva, and Wikipedia. She also created Cooper’s popular Design Leadership course from the ground up, offering new tools for designers to lead and succeed in business.

Kendra is leading our Craft amid Complexity theme.