Gretchen Anderson

Gretchen consults with clients to inform their product strategy and improve team collaboration skills. She spent the first part of her career in design consulting for firms like frog design, Cooper, and LUNAR. Recently, she was head of design at PG&E, California’s largest energy company. Previously, she led the design of the hardware and software of a next-generation surgical system and was VP of Product at GreatSchools.org.

Her past clients include Virgin Records, Samsung, and Johnson & Johnson. Most recently at GreatSchools, she works with local communities like Detroit and Indianapolis that are looking to improve education for their families. Gretchen is a Bay Area native who left only long enough to get a bachelor's degree from Harvard in History & Literature.


Posts by Gretchen Anderson

Birds flock together.

Pair design

In this report, two seasoned advocates explain how pair design—the practice of having two designers work together on each aspect of a design project—works and what you need to implement it at your company.