I really like the work the Home Office design and research teams have taken the lead on, illustrating…
To follow on from my last blog post about leading sideways, here’s an example of how I work best.
I’m naturally more comfortable having a conversation about design, or leading a design process…
Some more thoughts on design leadership and positioning (where you lead from).
When thinking about seniority in design, how to manage or ask for feedback is important.
Seniority in design is about personal responsibility.
A disclaimer to start with. While everyone can take personal responsibility, not everyone has the same circumstances, privilege or types of choices to make when doing so.
Design leadership requires different types of empathy.
We often talk about about the importance of having empathy with end users. These are the people we’re designing for, and the immediate goal for teams working in this way is to…
As you become a more senior designer with responsibility for other designers, one of the challenges you will face is your personal closeness to ‘hands on’ design work.
A short follow up to my blog post about seniority in design.
These days, people assume that I’ve always been confident and comfortable speaking in front of a room full of strangers or having to speak up and lead…
It’s no secret that design is an industry of inflated job titles, but what makes a designer ‘senior’?
For everyone, a certain level of professional practice is required.