Web Directions Design Leaders 2019 For those leading design

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Andrew Green

How to be a Design Leader and Keep Designing

Andrew Green Head of Design Canva

The traditional advice given to designers transitioning into leadership roles is that your craft skills will diminish as you manage more people.

However, for many designers, the prospect of dropping the craft creates anxiety and, in some cases, blocks them from moving into these roles.

For the last 10 years in product and design leadership roles, I’ve been toiling away at the notion — and would like to share practical ways that design leaders can lead but also not lose their craft.

Andrew Green

Andrew is the Head of Design at Canva, whose mission is for everyone to design anything and publish anywhere. Previously he was the Head of Product Management for SEEK Asia. Throughout his 15 year career, he has worked extensively both as a UX Design and Product Management leader. Previously he was a self-employed Product Designer in Melbourne and Director of User Experience at Razorfish, a design consultancy in New York.

Don't miss your chance to see Andrew Green and many other inspiring speakers at Design Leaders.

Tickets start at $1295, for two in-depth days with the world's leading design experts.

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What is Design Leaders?

Australia's design leadership conference

As design moves from nice-to-have to being increasingly appreciated as having key strategic value for companies and organisations, design teams are growing, often rapidly, and design professionals are playing increasingly important leadership roles.

Design leaders was created for experienced design professionals in, or moving into these management and leadership roles.

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