Who am I... ?
My name is Steinar Valade-Amland.
I trained as an economist focusing on management and marketing. Through more than 30 years of professional practice, I have gathered extensive and valuable experience from various industries with sales, marketing and PR, export and product management - leading to the design industry as an account director and later CEO of one of Denmark's leading brand design agencies.
From 2000 and until 2012, I headed Danish Designers - parallel with holding numerous honorary positions and being in demand as speaker, guest lecturer, commentator and columnist, workshop moderator and process facilitator in Denmark and abroad.
Since 2012, I have acted as an independent consultant, workshop moderator, conference speaker and EU expert evaluator, reporter and reviewer. Moreover, I am the author of INNOLITERACY - from design thinking to tangible change ( DK ) as well as numerous articles and book contributions, amongst others with 15 articles to the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, published in 2015.