We are pioneers in Europe of Design Sprint, a methodology originally developed by designer Jake Knapp at Google Ventures. Our clients in Switzerland, France, and around the world come from a variety of industries challenging their services, digital and physical products: banks, insurance companies, healthcare institutions, health tech start-ups, energy, government, and public authorities.

Steph Cruchon

CEO / Facilitator / UX Designer

Steph Cruchon, CEO, Designer (UX / UI), Facilitator,  Lecturer and Innovation expert. He is the founder of Design Sprint Ltd with more than 15 years of experience in product design, and services. Steph is one of the pioneers of the Design Sprint methodology in Europe and its main evangelist in Switzerland. He is author of “The Design Sprint Quarter”, a three-months strategy for transforming promising ideas into viable products.He helps startups and companies to rethink their working habits and to turn their promising ideas into products and services. Steph has personally run full-week Sprints with more than 60 companies across various industries (Swiss Re, Autodesk, Swissquote bank, l’Oréal, Climeworks, Kudelski, and others) to conceive and fast prototype their services, strategies and products.

He runs design sprints in both French and English.

Stéph teaches and coaches regularly at SAWI in Lausanne, EPFL, Innosuisse-Venturelab and SwissTech Association.

He is also a seasoned Lecturer and Speaker (Invision DesignBetter, Eracom, Blend Web Mix, Product Tank, Digital Strategy and UX Meetup…)

Egle Minkstimaité Cruchon

Office & Event Manager / User testing

Eglé is a Social Sciences graduate and was trained as a psychologist. She has been part of Design Sprint activities from the beginning but officially joined the team in 2017.

She began her career in childhood education, working for years in multicultural environments, coordinating, engaging and building trust between teams and clients. Her passion for understanding people led her on a path where she focus on understanding user expectations, behaviours, needs, and motivations.

Eglé takes care of User testing and research using dedicated methods to find out what customer wants and needs in order Design Sprint team to design the products, services and experiences accordingly.

For the last years with Design Sprint Ltd. team, she has been creating new experiences – starting just from an early-stage idea and transforming it into something people truly value and remember. Proposing world-class events and projects to empower people to connect, get inspired, to take more calculated risks, and build sustainable businesses.

Julien Suard

Lead Product Designer UX/UI

With more than 15 years experience in product design, former head of design and ergonomics at Infomaniak Network SA. He spent 9 years rethinking the company’s ecosystem, its Design System and unifying all Infomaniak products for a better user experience. Julien now manages the design of important digital products and co-facilitates Design Sprint.

Orlane Perey

Designer & Art Director, branding and visual merchandising

⚡️ Design Sprint Ltd Fellow ⚡️

Orlane is a senior designer and artistic director with a long experience in the field of visual communication.

In addition to a Bachelor’s degree from the Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne and a Federal Certificate in Marketing, Orlane has a specialization in Visual Merchandising. Two SAWI Design & Code diplomas, one in web design, the other in development complete her profile to transpose her expertise in the field of digital communication.

Orlane has worked for about ten years for internationally renowned brands, both internally (Blancpain) and through communication agencies (Nestlé, Pernod Ricard, Caran d’Ache, etc). In 2017, Orlane created her own company: Serendipity Agency, an agency specialized in branding and communication.

She has been co-facilitating sprints with Steph since 2018 and is now part of the Design-Sprint Ltd. fellowship.

Always on the lookout for trends and innovative ideas, Orlane continues to train continuously, which takes up a large part of her free time.

Equally passionate about personal development and “well-being,” she devotes much of her free time to areas such as meditation, pilates, and nutrition.

Paul Van der Linden

Independent Digital Innovation Consultant, Facilitator

⚡️ Design Sprint Ltd Fellow ⚡️

Paul is a senior business consultant with over 25 years’ experience in Digital Innovation, marketing and transformation. He started at Philips Lighting’s headquarters in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. There he was part of the Digital Innovation team. In 1996 he led Philips Lighting into the online world and developed personalized user journeys for B2B and B2C. After moving to Atos, Paul was asked to support Procter & Gamble in their quest to transition from traditional (paper/TV) marketing to online marketing. He worked for the world’s largest brands such as Pampers, Pringles, Gillette, Hugo Boss in B2C always using the latest technologies to improve the user experience and build global communities around Baby Development, Teens and Beauty.

Paul started a digital agency in the Atos organisation and worked for companies like Air France/ KLM, Nestlé, Novartis, Akzo Nobel, DSM, SGS, Siemens, and in the sport industry (the IOC, NOC*NSF, Olympique Lyonnais, Liverpool FC) on topics such as digital transformation, fan-experience, user experience, and disruption models. In 2019 he connected with Stéph Cruchon and joined as “fellow” the Design-sprint team in Lausanne.

Paul has been a regular speaker at Innovation Centres, organised and facilitated workshops. In his free time he is a fanatic trail-runner, football coach and volunteer at several sport-events such as the Montreux Trail Festival.