Eli Wood


My favorite part of design is co-creation among an interdisciplinary team of people. At the beginning of my career, I found myself leading this type of work instinctually. As I came to understand what makes this effective, I became a student of the craft through deep practice.

I’ve facilitated over 100 multi-day workshops while Design Lead at Designit, and also previously a Facilitator at Voltage Control. I have worked with dozens of Fortune 500 companies to make better products faster while mitigating risk and crafting delightful user experiences.

Some of the organizations that I’ve had the pleasure to work with.

I see facilitation as an underlying thread of my work that increases diversity and inclusion in the design process.

A quality facilitator will stay up to date on the latest trends in psychology, health, and productivity. They must treat their own psyche just as gently as they would a room of people who have committed their time to a facilitated event.

I don’t try to reinvent the wheel. Instead, I leverage group decision making methodologies that empower people to communicate and innovate.

Prototype ideas with the GV Design Sprint

A time-constrained, five-phase process that uses design thinking with the aim of reducing the risk when bringing a new product, service or a feature to the market.

Unleash groups with Liberating Structures

Liberating Structures subtly shift the way we meet, plan, decide and relate to one another.  They put the power once reserved for experts in hands of everyone.

Create ideas with Gamestorming

More like a workshop with a set of tools and strategies for examining things deeply, for exploring new ideas, for performing experiments and testing hypotheses

Prototyping allows teams to build better products faster.

My facilitation practice centers around empowering teams to embrace a prototyping mindset. I believe in working differently through making. We make time for friends family and vacations. Why not do the same with our everyday working environment. Watch the video below to hear more about why I love prototyping and how we can enable teams to create, make, and explore.