Lockwood Resource is a Design, UX and Innovation executive search firm, run by a design, UX and innovation expert. We specialized in design recruiting, UX recruiting and Innovation recruiting. We understand these functions from hands-on experience and have developed a comprehensive network coupled with unique, human-centered recruiting methods.
We help organizations build sustainable value in three ways:
– Recruiting design, UX and innovation talent
– Building internal design and design thinking capabilities
– Improving the effectiveness of design and innovation in business
The firm is led by Thomas Lockwood, PhD. Tom is an author, speaker and executive recruiter focused on Design, UX, CX and Innovation leadership, and building great creative organizations. Tom spent most of his career as a corporate Design Director and an agency Creative Director, and in 2005 he joined the non-profit sector to become the President of DMI, the Design Management Institute with 1,400 members. In six years as president of DMI he forged collaborations with design and innovation leaders in industry, education and government sectors around the world, by producing 22 international design conferences, and hand selected roughly 350 speakers and 350 authors for 25 magazine issues. He worked with over 20 country design councils, most of the major design associations, and countless design leaders and design-savvy businesses. In 2011 he resigned in order to start Lockwood Resource – to focus on people, not programs.
Lockwood has a PhD in Design Management from the University of Westminster in London, is the co-author/editor of four books, and is a design adviser to countries and to companies. But more importantly, he has a beautiful wife and three children. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, and in his free time enjoys photography, woodworking, exercise, travel and culture.