Navigate Your Design Career & Fulfil Your Creative Potential
21

Friday, 21 June

10 am – 5 pm BST

GA London, The Relay Building

1st Floor, 114 Whitechapel High Street
London
£190 GBP
Regular Ticket
£190 GBP
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Navigate Your Design Career & Fulfil Your Creative Potential

Austin Keeble Photo


Experience Designer, Researcher & Educator

Jonny Burch Photo


Founder, Make and Grow

21

Friday, 21 June

10 am – 5 pm BST

GA London, The Relay Building

1st Floor, 114 Whitechapel High Street
London
£190 GBP
Regular Ticket
£190 GBP
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop

  • What does a good week at work look like?
  • Who or what do you aspire to be in two, or even ten years time?
  • What title is right for you?
  • Would you make a good manager?
  • Should you learn to code, run user research sessions or be involved in business strategy?

Designers come in all shapes and sizes. Skills that some designers absolutely love and thrive in, others get no energy from. And that’s ok – if we didn’t have a diversity of skills and interests, our work would suffer for it.

No one person can be good at everything, but it’s really hard to know who you are and what you’ll enjoy most (and therefore be the best at). This workshop aims to give you time to come up with those answers, get up close and personal, celebrate your wins and avoid the things you don’t enjoy.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is best for product and UX designers who are:

  • just starting or a bit further into their careers
  • looking to make a decision about a change of job or discipline
  • unsure about what kind of team, company or projects they should focus on
  • unsure about going into management
  • looking to learn a bit more about themselves!

Takeaways

  • Get a sense of your current strengths and weaknesses across a wide range of common design skills and abilities.
  • Pick out your biggest wins and dissect what made them so satisfying for you.
  • Compare those skills and interests with fellow classmates, and spend safe 1:1 time with experienced practicing designers.
  • Learn about what kind of work, company, team or culture you will work best within
  • Leave with some practical tools and tips to help you continue your design journey in the right direction for you.

Preparation

  • Bring your laptop & cell phone.
  • Think of at least one example of a project, product or piece of work you’re proud of.

About the Instructors

Austin Keeble Photo

Experience Designer, Researcher & Educator

Austin works with robots, but fights for the humans. In other words, he is an Experience Designer, Researcher & Educator from states, currently living and working in Berlin. Recent projects include work as the UX & Design Lead for Sky, STA Travel, Procter & Gamble, Audi AG, and The Financial Times. Currently, he's working with clients as the Principal Designer and Educator at All By Design.

Always a student, sometimes a teacher, he's taught and facilitated 80+ design workshops and courses for over 2300 students with companies like General Assembly, Schibsted, Axel Springer, and Google.

In recognition of his exemplary service in the classroom, Austin has been selected as a member of General Assembly's Distinguished Faculty program. Additionally, he serves as the co-chair for General Assembly's User Experience Design Advisory Board.

Jonny Burch Photo

Founder,
Make and Grow

Jonny is a designer, entrepreneur and founder of Make and Grow, a company focused on helping people in tech to build fantastic careers.

Jonny quit his job as a design manager at Deliveroo to build his own company. His product, Progression, helps designers and design teams to define their skills and interests, allowing everyone to know where they stand and where to go.

He’s already got a number of London tech’s most celebrated design teams trialling the product and has huge plans for a future where designers, engineers and all other disciplines can build their careers with the same care that they build their products.

You can check out Jonny’s website at jonnyburch.com, his product Progression and also subscribe to his podcast. He’s also on Twitter and everywhere else at @jonnyburch.

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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