Thomas Sutton

Thomas Sutton is Executive Creative Director in frog design, where he guides clients and leads frog teams to design inspiring, meaningful solutions to real-world problems. As frog’s healthcare design lead, he helps apply human-centred design principles and practices to the business challenges of pharma, medical device, and provider organisations. This includes extensive work in connected care solutions, patient support and adherence platforms, drug delivery devices, and new models of chronic disease management. Thomas was one of the founders of frog Milan 2005, and led the studio as General Manager for 5 years of sustained business growth before taking his current role.
Thomas joined frog from Flextronics, where he established and managed the European industrial design team, and helped build a specialised medical device development capability.  While at Flextronics he gained extensive first-hand experience of concurrent engineering and global manufacturing of medical devices, helping deliver many products into off-shore and near-shore mass production.
Prior to that he worked at Design Continuum in Milan, applying human-centered design processes to early-stage technology research and development projects. He started his career designing architectural components for the National Museum of New Zealand.
Thomas graduated in Industrial Design at Victoria University of Wellington in 1995, and also studied mechanical engineering and materials science at the Open University, UK.  His work has contributed to many international utility patents and has been recognised with awards including red dot, IDEA, and Japan Good Design.