Leah Hunter

Journalist, Author

Leah Hunter has written about the human side of tech for Fast Company, entrepreneurial women for Forbes and Business Insider Deutschland, and innovation for O’Reilly Media.

She has written two books about augmented reality, "Augmented Reality for the Industrial Enterprise: A Hands On Introduction to Rapid AR Development," (published by O’Reilly's Safari Books in April 2017) and "Changing Reality for Business: New Augmented Reality Tools for Your Technology Stack" (published by O'Reilly Safari books in March 2018).
Her third book "The Beautiful Future" will be released early next year.

She regularly speaks on “How To See The Future" and does on-stage journalism at events including Web Summit, the Collision Conference, and the SXSW Accelerator.

She is the founder of "The Village Couture", a high-end textile art company that does good in the world.
And she is currently producing a television show about artists and creators called "Created Here".

Formerly an editor at MISC Magazine and AVP of Innovation at Idea Couture, Hunter has spent her career exploring the intersection of technology, culture, and design. She has created brand strategies and new products for everyone from Apple to Target to Sephora. She was part of a team honored at the Obama-era White House during the national day of Civic Hacking as a "Champion of Change.”

When she's not doing the above, you can find her: judging for orgs like the Roddenberry Foundation Prize; modeling; or teaching MBA courses and workshops on wearables and ethnography/deep observation.

She has taught workshops and courses at at California College of the Arts, CEDIM—Mexico, University of California Berkeley, NYU, and The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.