Wilhelm Oehl, CXO, Eight Inc.

A little bit about Wilhelm…

Wilhelm started his career with a three-year apprenticeship program as a cabinet maker at Emanuel Hook Furniture Design in Germany in 1989. He attended the Art Center (Europe) in La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland before transferring to the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California where he graduated in Industrial Design with honors in 1994.

Wilhelm joined Eight Inc. in 1995 and became a partner of the firm in 1998.

In the global role as Chief Experience Officer he is in charge of a wide range of projects focusing on the creation and execution of human-centric experiences for notable clients, such as Apple, Citi, Coach, Dolby, GAP, Nike and Virgin.

Wilhelm excels at listening to clients needs, helping to define the challenges, identifying the opportunities and providing relevant strategic guidance while keeping the focus on the end user.

His contributions delivered award winning work across disciplines, categories and continents and are published in Asia, Europe, and the United States.

Wilhelm is a member of the accession committee for Media Arts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and is on the board of the Grabhorn Institute in San Francisco.

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Wilhelm @ Stay Boutique Live

Wilhelm will be speaking on the main stage on February 12 at 10:20 AM during the Leadership Edition.

Eight Inc. designs meaningful experiences intended to instill emotion and purpose within participants. Partner and CXO, Wilhelm Oehl intends to change the way people think, feel, and do. Eight Inc. keeps the user in mind first and foremost when designing experiences. Often referred to as “Apple’s best kept secret,” Eight Inc. is responsible for the design concepts behind Apple’s storefronts globally, and Wilhelm is part of the engine that makes this operation the innovative machine it has become.



Ariela Kiradjian