Conic is a Chicago based innovation consulting firm established in 2011. We work with clients in different industries, from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits and government agencies.
We use a unique approach to engage clients in meaningful conversations with their customers, workforce, and other key stakeholders in the value chain. This approach allows teams to create and deliver intuitive, empowering, innovative and delightful experiences that translate into healthier business results.
Ruben Ocampo, Conic Founder
Ruben is a designer and strategic facilitator who helps leaders imagine and enact visionary change by engaging them in a purposeful and meaningful dialogue with customers, workforce, and other stakeholders in the value chain. Having received Master degrees in both business administration and human-centered design, Ruben’s unique approach combines different ways of creating and interpreting shared meaning. Ruben has worked across several sectors, including government, manufacturing, hospitality, health, and financial services. He teaches master's-level courses in management and design and has spoken at design conferences and seminars in the US and abroad.
Chelsea has a diverse set of skills and specializes in service design, strategic facilitation, and communications strategy. She uses research to bring human insight to every project, regardless of the specific ask. A fascination with consumer psychology led Chelsea to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to pursue a master’s in advertising. Over the years she has partnered with Fortune 500 companies across several industries including health, financial services, and aviation. Chelsea currently resides in Chicago where she spends her spare time rehabbing old furniture, roasting coffee, and taking roadtrips with her dog Boomer.
Angelo brings over 15 years of experience working hand-in-hand with client teams to deliver long-term growth through customer organizational transformation, experience design, and business model innovation. He does this through deep expertise in the craft of collaboration and facilitation, behavior-based capability and culture building design, business model strategy and innovation. After receiving a master’s in design, Angelo served as a program lead at Doblin and as a transformation director at What If Innovation. Angelo is based in Chicago and has lived in both Zurich and Seoul.
Alex is a Communication Design specialist and Adjunct Professor at DePaul University, College of Computing and Digital Media. Alex has over 7 years of experience working with government, corporate, and non-profit clients in the areas of strategy innovation and marketing communications. As a graphic designer and educator, she marries her skills in visualization and facilitation to translate disparate information into meaningful communications. Her background also includes design research, brand development, and studio management.