Nadine Meisel

Leverage Partner – Transforming Challenges into Opportunities – Beyond the Box

Owner, Founder & Head, Nadine Meisel - Strategic Design & Innovation Consulting

Flexible, Germany


Professional experience for Nadine Meisel

  • Current , since 2018

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  • Current , since Jan 2014

    Own Registered Methodology

    Lateral Shortcuts® - Solve Anything Beyond the Box

    LATERAL SHORTCUTS® is a powerful methodology to co-create innovative + effective + easy solutions and solve anything from outside the box and beyond. It transforms uncertainty and business challenges into tangible opportunities by 1) reframing the challenge 2) expanding beyond the box and 3) taking shortcuts. Nadine Meisel designed the methodology to be easy to learn and to apply, condensing the most powerful elements of DESIGN THINKING and LATERAL THINKING. Find out more at

  • Current , since Oct 2007

    Founder & Head

    Nadine Meisel - Strategic Design & Innovation Consulting

    With her team, Nadine Meisel performs Strategic Design & Innovation Consulting services for international companies applying Lateral Shortcuts® and Design Thinking to co-create smart solutions for business challenges while boosting innovative energy and team spirit! Her own methodology and her customized offerings are trusted by top management decision-makers across the continent. Clients include: Lego, Volkswagen, Puma, HP, Telefónica Innovation Alpha, Deutsche Post ...

  • 2 years and 2 months, Jul 2016 - Aug 2018

    Lateral Shortcuts Consulting & Workshops

    SUEZ Deutschland GmbH

    Lateral Shortcuts® Consulting & Workshops for CREA/SUEZ/Grupo Agbar creating unexpected uses and smart solutions for diverse business challenges. See the recommendation by SUEZ's Digital Innovation, Business Development and Product Manager Daniel Cardelús below.

  • 1 year and 6 months, Nov 2016 - Apr 2018

    Strategic Design & Innovation Workshops

    SEAT, S.A.

    A series of Innovation Workshops co-creating SEAT's "Future After Sales Business Strategies” and "New E-Mobility Business Opportunities, Services & Products" among others.

  • 4 years and 7 months, Jan 2013 - Jul 2017

    Innovation Consultant & Strategic Designer

    INNOU - European Innovation Consultancy

    As an associate at "Innou - European Innovation Consultancy" Nadine Meisel has an interdisciplinary team, a wide network of expert collaborators in product & service design and related fields to assure the highest quality, professionalism and flexibility. Innou provides integrated services for Product & Service Design, such as Strategy, Branding, Technical Development, 3D-printing, Engineering and Manufacturing, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Web Design.

  • 2 months, Nov 2016 - Dec 2016

    Lateral Shortcuts® & Design Thinking Workshops

    Vall Banc

    Vall Banc's vision is “to become Andorra’s most respected private bank, and to rebuild the reputation of Andorra as an important European financial centre”. With its director and senior managers, and in co-creation with its wealth clients, we applied Design Thinking and Lateral Shortcuts® to create a series of solutions to various of their challenges; we developed ways to improve the bank’s image, create a unique customer experience, and optimise client services.

  • 7 years and 1 month, Nov 2009 - Nov 2016

    Consultant, Creative Head

    Inovum - IT solutions

    Consultant & Creative Head behind Inovum IT Solutions, see

  • 2 months, Jun 2016 - Jul 2016

    Design Thinking / Lateral Shortcuts Workshop

    Mercedes-Benz & Roland Berger

    Design Thinking / Lateral Shortcuts Workshop for Mercedes-Benz international top executives in collaboration with Roland Berger

  • 1 year and 4 months, Apr 2015 - Jul 2016

    Workshops in Design Thinking for Business Innovation Executive Education

    ESADE Business & Law School

    Lateral Shortcuts Workshops and lecturing in "Design Thinking for Business Innovation" - Executive Program at "ESADE Business School" and "Aalto University Executive Education". See

  • 7 years and 10 months, Oct 2008 - Jul 2016

    Professor of Innovation Strategies and Service Design

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona)

    Service Design Workshops for "Posgrado in Design Management" and "Master in Design"

  • 10 years and 10 months, Oct 2005 - Jul 2016

    Professor of Innovation & Product Design

    IED Istituto Europeo di Design

    Teaching Design Innovation and Creative Thinking in "Master in Innovation Strategies and Entrepreneurship", "Master in Sustainable Product Design" and "Master in Design Management"

  • 1 month, May 2016 - May 2016

    Consulting / Workshop

    Revlon Professional Brands

    Lateral Shortcuts Consulting / Workshop for Revlon Professional international marketing team

  • 7 years and 6 months, Nov 2008 - Apr 2016

    Cofounder, Consultant, Product Designer


    Cofounder & Consultant in post&up: Invention and Design of the “Photoletter”, it’s brand post&up including it’s online service

  • 1 month, Jan 2016 - Jan 2016


    Agilar > Aqualogy / Suez

    Inception / kick-off workshop for 80 employes of Aqualogy / Suez in collaboration with Agilar

  • 6 years and 8 months, Dec 2007 - Jul 2014

    Professor of Design Innovation

    ELISAVA (Barcelona)

    Teaching Design Innovation in "Master in Design Thinking", "Master in Design European Pathways" and "Global Project"

  • 1 month, Aug 2013 - Aug 2013

    Product Discovery Workshop Facilitator


    Co-facilitation in Product Discovery Workshop as Creativity and Innovation Driver, applying Lateral Thinking & Gamestorming techniques and exercises

  • 1 month, Aug 2011 - Aug 2011

    Innovation Consultant & Product Designer

    Mobles 114

    Lateral Shortcuts - Innovation Consulting & Product Design for "The New Tria" shelf system

  • 1 month, Apr 2011 - Apr 2011

    Conceptualization and Direction of "Neo Couture Design Lab"

    Museo Balenciaga

    Conceptualization and Direction of ‘Neo Couture Design Lab’, an applied education and investigation program in user-centered and sustainable fashion for the Museo Balenciaga, in collaboration with ELISAVA

  • 1 year and 1 month, Mar 2009 - Mar 2010

    Product Designer

    Richter Spielgeräte

    Design of various playgrounds for Richter Spielgeräte

Educational background for Nadine Meisel

  • Interdisciplinary Product Design

    HfG-Karlsruhe, University of Design, Art & Multimedia


  • German

    First language

  • English

    First language

  • Spanish


  • French


  • Italian


  • Dutch


  • Catalan


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