Reinvigorate your team instead of reinventing the wheel.
Build diversity, drive strategic thinking and more. Learn from Creative Directors and Design Leaders who've overcome challenges, beat burnout and empowered their teams. Curious? We thought so.
Whether it’s doing design work remotely or battling burnout from tight turnarounds, navigating the unique challenges faced in creative leadership can be tricky. Luckily, you don’t have to solve these problems alone. From hiring and sparking inspiration, to effective team structures and must-have tools, this guide is jam packed with advice.
Hear honest stories and advice from some of the brightest creative leaders
Gain access to tried and true design and creative leadership models
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As the Head of Design at Chime, Samantha has found the value in diversity on her team. By bringing together people from a variety of backgrounds, skillsets, identities and working styles she’s able to draw from a wide range of perspectives, and more thoroughly address user problems.
As the award-winning Executive Creative Director for Adobe, Adam knows a thing or two about creative leadership. Adam talked to us about how to structure an effective design team, and the tech that can enable it. He also shares his philosophy growing designers in their role and career, and how to foster innovation through ownership.
Ching is the Sr. Staff Product Designer at Included Health and she spoke to us about battling that ever present enemy of a productive design team – burnout. It sounds simple, but “doing less” can often prevent burnout and ultimately increase quality and output. She also believes that management shouldn’t be the only path to design leadership.
Shachar, previously the Executive Creative Director at Picsart, believes it’s absolutely necessary for his design team to experience new challenges to get inspired and grow as creatives. He shares how to go about promoting strategy and encourage experimentation, ultimately taking designers from task-takers to strategists.
Vuokko is the VP of Design at Monzo, and – like most teams – is having to navigate the new challenges (and benefits) of an all remote world. She believes that with the right tools and processes, there are advantages to remote collaboration that can help level-up your design team.
Building and sustaining a high-impact design team is no easy task, which is why we made this guide. Access it for free to start leading your design team to a better future.