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David Carlson is a design strategist and creative director that has worked in the forefront of the international design scene for more than 25 years. He provides know-how and delivers bespoke solutions to corporate brands that need a repositioning, a revitalized approach or just a more desirable product and service offering. David Carlson uses design and creativity as strategic tools to increase performance and market differentiation and thus attract the consumers in a more powerful way. With an outstanding international designer network David Carlson helps brands create partnerships, products and services that are worth talking about.

David Carlson is the author of Make Design Matter, a pocket size guide to meaningful design. Internationally sought after as a speaker at conferences, seminars, schools, and corporate events, David tells stories in an informed and inspiring manner about his holistic approach at the intersection of design, culture, and business. Recently, his assignments took him to USA, UK, France, Japan, Singapore, Iceland, Chile, Holland, Austria, Slovenia, Taiwan, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.

David Carlson is the founder of David Report, Designboost, Carlson Ahnell, and David Design. He is a board member of Svensk Form, the design association mandated by the Swedish government to promote Swedish design. His social life reflects his cross-pollinating mindcast: president of a nature conservation organisation; guitar player in bands since the early 80s, most recently with Miller Moon; and last but not least, a deeply dedicated gardener – more specifically, of old roses with unmatched aromas.

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David Report is an influential blog and online magazine that since

2006 explores the intersection of design, culture and business.

Designboost is a tool, method and initiative that envisions a holistic approach as a

condition for sustainable design and boosts design competence by knowledge sharing.

Carlson Ahnell is a concept shop (and webshop) with a carefully selected assortment based in

the small beach community Skanör-Falsterbo in southern Sweden. Recently Carlson Ahnell was listed

as one of the ten best boutiques in the world by The Observer.

David Design is a furniture and fashion company founded by David Carlson 1988. David left the

company in 2006.

Miller Moon is a band from Malmö, with well-known members and guaranteed new music. The debut album

”Another Side of love” is produced by Tore Johansson (Franz Ferdinand, Cardigans etc).

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Book by David!

Make Design Matter is a little Red Book that presents a pocket size guide to meaningful design. Seven stepping-stones that help you cross the stream of change, and get you to the other side, firm and dry. The guide is an important iterative and strategic approach based on holistic thinking, shared wisdom, and reflective insights, and will help you to make design better – and matter!