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Ben Crothers

Principal Designer, Atlassian and Author,, Presto Sketching

Sydney

Ben Crothers has been involved in design since before Netscape ruled the www, and in digital strategy for about the last 10 years. Ben is currently Principal Designer at Atlassian, and spends a lot his time teaching design techniques, running strategic workshops, and helping teams be more creative and to focus on the right things. Previous to Atlassian, Ben was a design consultant at Second Road (a strategic innovation consultancy), and directed several projects to help companies and government departments be more creative in solving complex problems for their customers and communities.

Above all, Ben wants everyone to be just as good at the whiteboard as they are at the keyboard, to be better at thinking, communicating, and solving problems visually. He's packed years of experience into practical tips and exercises in his book Presto Sketching: Simple Drawing for Brilliant Product Thinking and Design.

He enjoys extreme sports like abstract painting and brewing beer.

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How to Make the Transition into Digital

How to Make the Transition into Digital

Feeling lost in your career & looking for something new? Join a panel of experts who have forged a career in digital. Learn how to do the same & what exciting opportunities exist!

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