Design Day 2018 — Rethink / Refresh

Justin Dauer
Apr 13, 2018 · 5 min read

On Friday, March 23rd I was invited to speak and run a workshop in Stockholm at international agency Futurice’s “Design Day”.

It was a short walk to Lilla Värtan from my hotel; perpetually photogenic view

As part of that program, 5 speakers were invited to talk about their philosophies and work, cross-media. In addition to myself, the other 4 creators on hand for the day were:

Nafisa Bakkar
Co-founder of Amaliah, dedicated to representing Muslim women in shaping thought and acting as a tool for cultural change.

Cultivating a Creative Culture & Inspiration Aplenty

Shortly after I landed at Arlanda Airport, it’s a short train ride into Stockholm proper via the Arlanda Express. This is a trip I’d made many times when I was the Creative Director at Nansen, and despite the time that had passed since last making it, the journey felt all too familiar.

I plan to henceforth stand this cool in all candid photos. Photo credit Jaan Orvet
Photo credit Alina Shchurova / Futurice
A few slides from the presentation
Photo credit Alina Shchurova / Futurice

My workshop in the afternoon was a direct follow-up from the talk’s concluding section: inspiration away from our laptops and devices, infused back into our digital work.

I’ve been previously asked by colleagues: “how do you workshop inspiration?”

Photo credit Alina Shchurova / Futurice

And Just Like That…He’s Gone

This was a quick trip; the following morning it was back onto a Scandinavian Airlines flight 9 and 1/2 hours to Chicago. Having been in and out of the country so fast, it was fairly surreal in the hindsight a few weeks has yielded.

Creative Culture

Creating with compassion in an environment fueled by…

Creative Culture

Creating with compassion in an environment fueled by compassion means we never lose sight of what it’s all about: people.

Justin Dauer

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A multi-faceted, multi-pierced, multi-tattooed designer, author, & speaker. Writer of @the_culturebook. Vice President of Human-Centered Design @bswiftbenefits.

Creative Culture

Creating with compassion in an environment fueled by compassion means we never lose sight of what it’s all about: people.