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Oliver Blank

Program Mgr & Sr Designer

Oliver Blank is an English artist, designer, and composer. His artwork brings a sense of wonder to our public spaces, and his design projects focus on the prevention of suffering.

Oliver is a Senior Designer and Program Manager at In the past he has made innovative things for Nokia, EA, Lego, T-Mobile, HP, Marvel Comics, and many others. Oliver loves making things: civic things for nonprofits, cloud-based things for developing countries, thoughtful things for museums, useful things for communities during hurricanes.

Oliver gives public talks about technology and innovation for humanitarian crisis response, and designing within extreme constraints. You may have caught him on the BBC, The New York Times, Gigaom, or CNN. Oliver’s artwork has appeared at venues including Tate Gallery, London's Design Museum, and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

He currently resides in San Francisco but variously calls Helsinki, London, Manchester, and New Orleans home.

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Events featuring Oliver Blank
Events featuring Oliver Blank