Respect for Design - with Scott Zimmer - Part 1

Respect for Design - with Scott Zimmer - Part 1

On building respect for designers in an organization, with our guest Scott Zimmer.

In this guest episode, Juli and Scott hiked the Buda Hills and talked about hiring designers, giving them a seat at the table, and building a culture that respects design.

The path we took:
  • Making connections over a Medium article;
  • Building design teams and the dangers of naive hiring;
  • Entrepreneurship as a creative output;
  • How a culture that respects design can look like;
  • Designers getting a seat at the table, and going from receivers to influencers of decisions;
  • The importance of apprenticeship and mentorship in designer careers;
  • And treating designers as a partner, not a resource.
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Creators and Guests

Juli Mata
Juli Mata
I work in product, and I come from (product-service-system) design. I focus on help linking product to business strategy these days.
Scott Zimmer
Scott Zimmer
A Disney-bred creative and seasoned business leader, Scott has spent his career as an intrapreneur, establishing and growing businesses inside some of America’s most well-known companies.