Human Sparks

Scott Lehman

Scott Lehman
Principal & CEO

Scott is one part business savvy, one part design mind and two parts soul. Inspired as much by great people as great work, he walks the talk and loves solving problems. Oh yeah – ask him about his favorite company, Points North in Alaska.

 

Deb Lehman

Deb Lehman
Principal & President

Deb brings a combination of business strategy and operational experience to Human Spark. As design becomes more integrated into business processes and teams within organizations, speaking the language of business is a non-negotiable requirement. Marrying design with business strategy is a critical component of the success of our work and our clients.

 

Jay Schwartz

Avery Glenn
Project Management

As the leader of Project Management at Human Spark, Avery plays many roles each day including project manager, strategist, relationship builder and cheerleader. Avery's positive energy and ability to motivate her team members is contagious. Her 'hit the ground running mentality' enables Avery to became an indispensable member to any team, fast.

Brian Ikeda

Brian Ikeda
Director of Design Strategy

Brian’s passion for design has led him to explore product, print and interactive design as well as usability research and communication and brand strategy. Along the way he’s learned to seek out the genuine and authentic voice that all clients inherently have.

Leanne O'Rear

Leanne O'Rear
Senior Content Strategist

Designing and implementing content and communication strategies is Leanne’s domain. With a passion for language equaled only by her passion for collaboration, she has all the versatility of a troubadour in pleasing her audience. She’s our go-to for content strategy.

Matt McClendon

Matt McClendon
Senior Art Director

Matt brings a unique blend of creativity, partnership and fun to every engagement from concept to implementation. We’re pretty sure he’s recovered from time backstage with major 80s bands, but it’s not entirely clear where his incredible inspiration comes from.

Stephen Taylor

Stephen Taylor
Director of Experience Strategy

Stephen has over twenty years of design-related experience spanning visual and product design, experience strategy, and research. His primary interest is using people research to supply design teams with the precision inspiration they need to create inimitably awesome brand experiences.

Ariane Kempken

Jaqueline Hershman
Service Design & Strategy

Jackie keeps people front and center in everything we do. She works to uncover the clues that make experiences great and is always working on new ways to visualize and understand the touchpoints that make up a users-journey. When she's not trying to understand the actors in 'your story', you'll find her on stage keeping up on her ballet or planning her next dive trip.

Allyn Rippin

Allyn Rippin
Research

Allyn is passionate about the study of human behavior, how people make sense of their world and how design – through product, process or environment – can shape a more meaningful experience. With ten years in publishing, she delivers actionable insights through compelling stories.

Nate Justiss

Nate Justiss
Senior Product Designer

Nate brainstorms, sketches, renders, models, wrestles, dreams, researches and questions his way into creating compelling products. While at Philips DLO he designed, invented and otherwise developed nearly 200 products in four years. In the end he wants you to like the products as much as he does.

Catherine Campbell

Ariane Kempken
Senior Researcher

Ariane immerses herself in the grittiness of life – from digging through grease to understand the hierarchies in a auto repair shop to cutting through protocols to understand pathological waste risks in surgery. Her passion is extracting compelling and actionable research insights for clients.

Tom McCorkle

Tom McCorkle
Photographer and Renderer

As a photographer, digital retoucher and renderer, Tom makes your packaging, product and collateral look the way you need it to for your customers. His attention to detail, quick turnaround and understanding of your visual needs is a valued asset to our team.

Experience

Human Spark clients