Shoshana Berger

Shoshana is a uniquely skilled person with a talent to tell multifaceted stories in a creative way. Her remit is to build a communications strategy to leverage CIID’s international network of people and wide range of projects. Shoshana will be responsible for internal communications and for representing CIID to the outside world across multiple platforms.

Shoshana wants all stories to be faster, stronger, and better looking. As the Editorial Director at IDEO, she runs IDEO’s blog, The Octopus, helps get the word out about IDEO’s work, and has led projects on modern Judaismdeath, and lunch.The question at the root of these endeavors is always the same: How might human-centered design change things for the better?

Before joining IDEO, Shoshana was Senior Editor at WIRED and the founder of WIRED Design. She cofounded the do-it-yourself design magazine ReadyMade in 2001 with one business partner, 10 credit cards, and 10 interns. ReadyMade was a finalist for National Magazine Awards in 2005 and 2006 and was acquired by the publisher of Better Homes & Gardens in 2006.

She has written for: The New York Times, WIRED, Sunset, Marie Claire, Amazon, Travel + Leisure, Popular Science, SPIN, Salon, and many other publications. She’s the author of ReadyMade: How to Make Almost Everything and a forthcoming book from Simon & Schuster with Dr. BJ Miller, titled How to Die: A Field Guide. Buy her a latté and ask her anything.