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Erin Skurdal

Director, Product Ideation

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Why I'm a JPAL

I have a unique background that combines business strategy, product design & behavior change. I enjoy sharing the intersection of those topics with anyone who might benefit from a different perspective.

Bio

As Product Ideation Director at Johnson & Johnson, Erin Skurdal is responsible for understanding the needs of end users and designing products that occupy the intersection between consumer expectations and business constraints. Since joining J&J in 2016, Erin has launched a number of digital products aimed at more effectively engaging patients in their long-term health through science-based behavior change techniques. Erin has a unique, interdisciplinary background. She has a master’s degree in Design Management from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Design and Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. Her understanding of business, design and psychology improve her effectiveness as a designer and business leader. Before joining J&J, Erin spent 6.5 years at frog’s New York City studio. During her tenure at the global design and innovation firm, she consulted across a diverse range of industries and corporations, both large and small. Before starting her family, Erin was an adjunct professor for the Design Management program at Pratt Institute. She is a founding member of CATALYST Strategic Design Review, a multi-media magazine, which tackles complex, global challenges through the lens of design. Erin enjoys traveling, music, good food and any adventure that involves the outdoors, her husband and two children.

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"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."

- Walt Disney

Fun fact:

I lived in Florence in the shadow of the Duomo