For most senior agency and brand leaders, the more senior you get in your career, the less hands-on you are. Work & Co designer/partner Casey Sheehan proves that it’s possible to be a manager while also actively remaining tied to the work. Designers who keep designing –even once they are promoted into the leadership ranks, and become company owners– are not only happier in their careers, but also better mentors, and help generate more stronger, smarter work that clients love. In this session attendees will learn how to chart out a career path that never promotes them out of what they love doing what the most.
Help attendees plan for a career that allows them to grow and advance within companies while remaining an active designer.
Students, junior and mid-level design talent, brands.
Five Things Audience Members Will Learn
- Learning via apprenticeship and peer-teaching versus formal training methods
- The value of rapid prototyping and iterating
- The difference a dedicated-team model brings
- Honest reflections on a 20-year design career