Mary Sherwin

Mary Paynter Sherwin is co-founder of Ask The Sherwins, LLC, where she helps organizations develop the capabilities they need for better design and cross-functional teamwork. She has worked on multiple successful training programs and product innovation toolkits for organizations such as Philips Oral Healthcare, Eventbrite, and Google UX Community and Culture, as well as Kaiser Permanente’s i60 Innovation Toolkit with Propelland and frog’s Collective Action Toolkit.

Mary is co-author of Turning People into Teams: Rituals and Routines that Redesign How We Work, published in 2018 by Berrett-Koehler. She has taught at California College of the Arts, St. Mary’s College, and is currently a visiting faculty member at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design’s Interaction Design Programme and Pacific Northwest College of Art’s MFA in Collaborative Design.

Mary holds a BA from Evergreen State College, a AAA in Commercial Photography from Art Institute, and an MFA in Creative Writing from St. Mary’s College of California.