Design Thinking Essentials | FREE 2-hour Online Workshop | October 19

Wednesday, 19 October, 2022
1 3 pm EDT

About This Workshop

Join us for FREE Workshop Wednesdays through October 19th to get a taste of what you’ll learn in our, Career-Boosting Part Time and Career-Transforming Immersive courses. Plus, *get a $200 credit to apply toward the course that fits your goals.

Are you thinking about a career in UX Design, but don’t know where to start?

This free, 2-hour livestream will give you insight into the design thinking process and how to make faster, better design decisions by putting the customer first. This session will explore how human-centered design can help develop innovative solutions for the complex challenges we face as business people, leaders, entrepreneurs and global citizens.

Learn from an expert instructor with real world experience in the industry you want to break into. Join us and gain the confidence to take the next step in your career.

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What to expect during Workshop Wednesdays:

  • Ask questions and build your online network by interacting with fellow participants and an industry expert. —live via a chat box and Q&A.
  • Learn new skills in the comfort of your own home, or on the go! Your microphone and camera will remain off during the livestream.


  • Get a hands-on taste of the Design Thinking process.
  • Learn how to embrace failure and reframe it as an opportunity to learn
  • Learn how to develop empathy for your customer


  • This livestream requires a strong internet connection.
  • You’ll need a pen and a piece of paper for the second half.
  • We will send the Zoom link via email on the day of the class.
  • NOTE: Some domains block our automated emails. If you don’t receive sign-in instructions within 1-hour of the livestream, please reach out to and we’ll send you sign-in instructions directly.

About the Instructor

J.L. Woodson Photo

Visual Designer, Woodson Creative Studio

J.L. Woodson is a multidisciplinary creative, specializing in Visual Design, Photography, and Videography. He shifted his career to Graphic Design in 2009, creating Book Covers, websites, and other marketing materials for New York Times, National bestselling authors, and independently published authors. During that year he also founded Woodson Creative Studio, and has dedicated his company to providing high-quality Book Cover Design as well as other Graphic and Web Design support for his clients.

Some of his clients include National Best-selling authors Naleighna Kai, Martha Kennerson, Shakir Rashaan, Susan D. Peters, and New York Times Best-Selling Authors L.A. Banks, Brenda Jackson, Mary B. Morrison, Brown Girls Books (a Publishing Company founded by National Best-Selling Authors Victoria Christopher Murray & ReShonda Tate-Billingsley). He has also worked with companies and brands such as Leo Burnett and VH1 (Black Ink Crew Chicago/9MAG TATTOO).

J.L. studied Graphic Design at Columbia College, Chicago, and is an Alumni of General Assembly's part-time UX Design Course. He is an active member of AIGA (The American Institute of Graphic Arts). He splits his time working on design projects, hosting Intro Livestreams for GA, as well as traveling for photography and different Design and Literary Events.

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