Suhair Khan is a creative strategist who helps brands and organisations create meaningful impact. Currently Strategic Projects at Google in London.


Based in London, Suhair works on Strategy development at Google. She is also the founder of the Open/Ended Design platform.

Over the last decade at Google she has led innovative projects merging technology, culture and design. She has been involved in the development of Google’s self-driving car (now known as Waymo), a new sustainability platform for the global fashion industry, and launched numerous successful global projects with artists and cultural institutions at Google Arts & Culture.

Her work has spanned Asia, the U.S., Europe and Africa, and she has been based out of multiple international locations during her career.

Suhair is Chair of the Board of Trustees for Studio Wayne McGregor, on the external affairs committee for the Design Museum in London. Suhair also sits on the inaugural Art Program advisory board for SXSW, and is a regular member of juries in design, art, and technology, including the international jury for the 2021 London Design Biennale. She has given keynote talks at events internationally including SXSW, the Creative Industries Federation, and the Edinburgh Culture Summit. She has been a long-time columnist for Condé Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest and Vogue India.

Since graduating from Harvard and Cornell, Suhair has lectured at the Architectural Association and Central Saint Martins in London. Suhair's teaching is situated at the intersection of design and technology, bringing a critical perspective to digital tools.


Suhair’s advisory work is at the intersection of technology, design and the creative industries. Drawing on her extensive and unique expertise in the technology sector, she helps clients build strategies, connect with new audiences, and effectively utilise technology as an enabler across disciplines and geographies.

She is currently advising on a new climate change related creative initiative and the development of an international innovation residency.

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In 2020, Suhair founded Open/Ended Design, a new online platform for activism in global design. It connects diverse communities, creative practitioners and technologists with the purpose of driving positive social or environmental change.

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