To succeed as leaders, we must become experts stakeholder management, communication and storytelling, data analysis, product strategy, and more. Accelerate Design provides courses and coaching to help designers master critical skills to achieve their career goals.
"Ryan has a natural ability to distill complexity, experience and knowledge into simple frameworks that can be immediately applied to a range of situations."
"Ryan gave our team a new toolset to use so that we can understand business needs and effectively communicate design in a more business aligned way."
"Ryan is a great storyteller. This really helped broaden my perspective and gave me tools to bring Design more forward."
"Ryan provided me with insights, tips, and frameworks that I can immediately take to my teams and put into practice in my day to day work."
"As a senior design leader, I have had a lot of exposure to this material on a daily basis already, but Ryan’s fresh take is something I can reference in the future when I need a mental kick start."
"Ryan made complex concepts accessible and deepened my understanding of the business value of design. I am excited to apply this knowledge in my future projects!"
As we enter the mid- and later-stages of our careers, Designers may feel underprepared for the nuanced and complex challenges we face. Design programs and bootcamps don't teach advanced stakeholder management, data analysis, or how to describe the value of Design, so we pick up critical skills in two ways:
1. Osmosis: We absorb knowledge from folks around us
2. Trial and error: We jump in and hope for the best
Unfortunately, learning through osmosis leaves knowledge gaps and trial-and-error can negatively affect your career (especially if you’re at a company that doesn’t understand design).
Accelerate Design exists to efficiently bring proven career-critical knowledge to designers who want to enter leadership or refresh their leadership skills.Get in touch