Olly Farshi

Oliver Farshi

Oliver Farshi is an English designer and strategist. His work focuses entirely on the prevention of suffering.

Oliver currently leads projects at Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google. Oliver loves making things: civic things for nonprofits, cloud-based things for developing countries, thoughtful things for museums, useful things for communities during hurricanes.

Oliver also gives public talks about humanitarian design, designing within extreme constraints, and how our public spaces and communities should allow for affection and romance. You may have caught him on the BBC, The New York Times, or CNN.

Over the years Oliver has called Helsinki, London, Manchester, and New Orleans home. Today he lives in San Francisco.