Fjord, General Manager Europe, Africa, Latin America
Originally from Germany, Thomas began his career in the US after completing a MFA in Media Design at the Art Center College of Design, and spent 10 years at Razorfish in New York where he worked as Design Director. After time at Havas’ Arnold, Martha Stewart’s living Omnimedia as Sr. Creative Director, more recently he acted as Chief Experience Officer at Siegel+Gale before joining Accenture Interactive as General Manager of Fjord in Europe.
Nowadays he is looking after design as Global Lead, Accenture Design with a mission to build the industry’s leading team driving meaningful transformation and delivering business results via human impact.
In his life at Accenture, he splits his time between three main pursuits. Firstly, creating the environment necessary, as well as removing obstacles, in order for design teams to be innovative and inspired. Secondly, managing key client relationships, and building up a a global design network. Thirdly, working on new business development including speaking at events, interacting with the media, and helping Accenture leading iconic design pitches.
A huge fan of simplicity, Thomas loves using design as a process to both facilitate people and ultimately create clarity in both form and function. He believes that design is key ingredient in modern adaptive strategy, because it puts people first. He wants to give people something to smile about, and make the world a better place, and design is one precious approach that has the power to do this.