David Boardman

David Boardman

Head of Design, Studio

"I approach each design and innovation challenge starting from people, drawing inspiration from empathy for human stories and data, and balancing between rigor and creative excellence in the process. Through my work it's my intention to elevate the human experience, encourage dialogue, and create positive impact in the world."


Design Thinking, Interaction Design, Product Design, Design Strategy, Design Research, Creative Leadership


David is a designer and creative leader with extensive experience leading teams, coaching designers, and creating complex systems, products, services, and ventures that have a positive impact on people's lives. As Head of Design at Citi Ventures Studio, David’s role is to envision and craft products and services that are truly centered around people’s needs, and to balance the systemic aspects of our mission with designing experiences that are engaging, meaningful, and delightful for people.

Prior to joining Studio, David was the Design Director at global design consultancy firm IDEO, an Interaction Designer at Frog Design, and a Research Scholar at MIT Design Lab/Mobile Experience, where he explored topics such as civic media and engagement, urban interaction design, and mobile technologies. In his career, David has worked across a wide spectrum of industries and sectors, bringing early ideas and concepts to life for Fortune 500 companies, scrappy startups, non-profits, and the federal government.

David received his M.A. in Design at Domus Academy/Interaction Design Institute, and a B.A. in Media & Communication Studies in Torino, Italy. In his free time, David enjoys hiking and mountaineering, skiing, and exploring the city for art, urban experiences, and good food.