Design Leadership in Uncertain Times

Leadership in any field is tricky, but design leadership has unique challenges. Design teams are often small and scrappy, and design leaders pull double duty, fulfilling strategic and design management roles. Balancing the day-to-day needs of your team and projects, building relationships across departments, all while coordinating your organization’s strategic design approach, can be a bit of a trick.

And it has never been more difficult than over the past couple of years as we have all collectively wrestled with climate change, economic uncertainty, and of course, the pandemic. In this talk, I want to share my experiences building and scaling design teams over the past ten years: the highs and lows, the challenges, and the wins.

You will learn:

  • How to build and scale design teams

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Location: Sessions Date: May 4, 2022 Time: 10:45 am - 11:30 am photo of Sarrah Vesselov

Sarrah Vesselov
Director of Design •