Can a Designer Design Their Career Path?
Learn how to accelerate your growth and maximise your opportunities as a future creative.
The ‘Can a Designer Design Their Career Path?’ talk has been crafted for the Enterprise Week at Plymouth College of Art, ran by its incubation programme Atlantic Youth Creative Hubs, to support their young talents on a creative digital journey and increase their employability and entrepreneurship skills.
In the talk, I briefly cover the key defining moments on my design journey (which didn’t start in design).
The presentation begins with insights into when and how did I start, how I ended up being who I am and how I grew together with my design field, which is evolving continuously. The path wasn’t straightforward, and many of the obstacles and doubts that I had on the way are easy to relate to. In the talk I’m also trying to answer the question whether it’s possible to design one’s career path in detail and what to consider if you wish to try. The journey concludes a case study exploring my current role of UX Director at Duesday where I head a creative team.
The second part of the talk focuses on anyone aiming to embark on a similar path – as a digital creative or designer, and presents first-hand tips on discovering one’s dream job and strengthening related skills. These increase not only employability but also entrepreneurship.