Mary Wharmby

Mary Wharmby

Head of Design Transformation
location_on United States

Member since 3 years


Mary Wharmby

Specialises In (based on submitted proposals)
design-innovation design-culture leadership women-in-leadership gender-equality design&tech diversity

Mary Wharmby is a design leader, strategist and educator with almost 20 years experience in fields as diverse as banking, education, publishing, e-commerce and games. She has successfully led design, research and strategy teams in the creation of efficient and delightful human-centered products and services for multinationals and small startups alike.

Mary has an MFA in New Media from Academy of Art University in San Francisco (her designer/problem solver side) and a MA in International Relations from Columbia University in New York City (her systems analyst/researcher side). She has lived and worked in Europe, Russia and India.

Mary is currently Head of Design Transformation at BBVA. In her long and diverse career, she has gained a unique perspective on the changing role of design vis-a-vis business and technology.