Natalie W. Nixon

Natalie W. Nixon, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor

Background & Experience

Natalie W. Nixon, Ph.D. is an innovation strategist and president of Figure 8 Thinking, LLC. She advises leaders at privately held and publicly traded companies, and non-profits on how to use creativity to drive priority business results. She helps them create unique customer-centric experiences for business transformation, and design optimal ways to implement and sustain that innovation.

Ms. Nixon is a global speaker, represented by BigSpeak speakers bureau, a published author (Strategic Design Thinking) and a regular contributor to INC online magazine. She has a background in cultural anthropology, fashion, and service design. Ms. Nixon received her PhD from the University of Westminster in design management, and her AB (cum laude) from Vassar College in anthropology and Africana Studies.