Ivy RossVP, Design, Google
Ivy Ross is currently the Vice President of Design for all of the Hardware Product at Google. She and her team created the design language for Google’s hardware products that launched in 2017 that included phones, laptops, home and wearable products. Previously, she held executive positions ranging from head of product design and development to CMO and presidencies with several companies, including Calvin Klein, Swatch, Coach, Mattel, Bausch & Lomb and Gap. In the 80’s, she created, according to Vogue, “one of the most influential” design stores in New York City.
Ivy has been a contributing author to numerous books, including The Change Champion’s Field Guide and Best Practices in Leadership Development and Organizational Change. She has also been referenced in Ten Faces of Innovation, Rules of Thumb, and Unstuck, among other books. Ivy has been cited by Fast Company and Businessweek as “one of the new faces of Leadership.”
A renowned artist, her innovative metal work in jewelry is in the permanent collections of 12 international museums. A winner of the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts grant, Ivy has also received the Women in Design Award and Diamond International Award for her creative designs.
In addition to design, Ivy’s other passions are human potential and relationships. She has studied sound and vibration for 30 years and recently completed a master program in energy medicine. She believes in the combination of art and science to make magic happen and bring great ideas and brands to life.