We are the go-to boutique agency when your in-house creativity is getting stale. We are a team of out-of-house advisors and designers for select clients. We function as industrial designer and creative directors to steer your creative output and product development. Our design advice is focused on differentiating and strengthening your value proposition, your product portfolio and vision visibility. We mainly focus the mobility and transport sector.
We create means of transport, urban mobility and design icons. We think of design as the world’s most effective marketing and systemic tool. A new product should ideally somehow transcend ordinary product and service types. It has an immediate emotional appeal and takes you on a new journey. The pull effect can simply be dramatically superior to a traditional analytical engineering and marketing approach. We create radically new concepts – be it flying objects, electric mobility, mechanical two wheelers etc.
Formerly a part of Bjarke Ingels’ KiBiSi, Skibsted ID is now part of Manyone, the full-service design strategy agency. Skibsted ID has received multiple design awards including Wallpaper Design Award; I.D. Consumer Design; Good Design Award; European 40 under 40, and Red Dot Award. The designs are in the collections at the MoMA, Le CNAP, Design Museum Denmark, SFMOMA etc.
Manyone creates business critical experiences for the future, departing from the current way of working; Based on the philosophy that today cannot be a recipe for tomorrow. Simply put, the strategic design consultancy you need to propel your business ahead: Independent and courageous - from the core and out. Shaped by a team of people-first, forward-focused and rapid results-driven makers, innovators and strategists. Your strategic design partner beyond…
Jens Martin Skibsted is a Global Partner at the strategy-design hybrid, Manyone. A mobility designer & entrepreneur. Founder of Biomega. World Economic Forum Young Global Leader alumnus. Part of their Global Future Council on Mobility. Formerly chair / vice chair of other World Economic Forum think tanks & most leading Danish design institutions. Author of the books Instant Icon (Gyldendal) and Tilbage til Virkeligheden (Gyldendal) & ad hoc expert writer for The Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review, Børsen & Fast Company.
Degrees; 1994, ESEC Film School, Paris; 1998, degree in Philosophy, Copenhagen University; 2000, Project Management, University of California, Berkeley; 2011, Cross Media Communication, Copenhagen University.