Chris Flink

Chris Flink

Product Design


IDEO

Palo Alto, CA USA


You have to find something that allows some piece of your soul-the part that you're passionate about-to participate. If you turn your back on that, you're setting yourself up for misery.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Says, "there's a lot of room between being completely unrealistic and thinking you're gonna be a rockstar and totally selling out."
Don't turn your back on your talents, the parts of your soul that allow you to "participate" in the world.
Went to Stanford University, says he struggled to make choices about his career path.
Ended up in product design to kill time, procrastinate until he found something else.
One of his professors started IDEO, told Chris he should get serious about product design, that he had a talent there.
Moved to New York to hone his skills before returning to San Francisco to work for that very same professor at IDEO.
Says he "spent all of my time and energy compelling others that I was good at what I was doing," realized he had to prove it to himself.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Industrial and Product Design
Stanford University
graduate
Graduate
Business Administration and Management, General
Stanford University
Career

Career

Product Design

I design products, services, spaces, and interactive experiences that bring new companies and brands to life.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Design
Design
Engineering
Engineering
Being Creative
Being Creative