Professor Hartmut Esslinger is founder and co-CEO of frog design inc. He studied industrial design at the College of Design in Germany and received a Doctor honoris causa in Fine Arts from Parson School of Design in New York.
He helped to establish brand-building design excellence with global companies such as Sony, Louis Vuitton, Apple Computer, Lufthansa, Motorola, Microsoft, SAP and Disney. In 2000 Hartmut was chosen as one of 45 Germans who shaped German science and culture in the 20th century.
He is married to Patricia Roller, the other co-CEO of frog design inc and has four children. His other passions are music, Porsches, football and gadgets. His mantra is “form follows emotion”.