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The path to a fulfilling design career / Angela Yeh / Episode #79

By Service Design Show

Once you start working as a service designer you'll quickly realise that climbing up the corporate ladder isn't the typical career path. Usually there is no "up the ladder" for service designers... So how do you make sure you don't get stuck in your career after a few years. The guest in this episode, Angela Yeh, has 20 years of experience helping designers to navigate their career. She works in the super interesting chasm between employers and design talent. In this episode Angela shares why a lot of designers struggle to communicate the unique skills they bring to employers. And as a result of this don't get the opportunity to show what they are capable of. Angela has a few helpful tips on what you can do to explain the value you create even when an employer doesn't know a lot about design. We also talk about the conditions which are needed for designers to thrive. And how to handle situations where these conditions are not (yet) in place. As Angela says it's not so much about the maturity stage of design within a business but much more about the willingness to invest in it. Finally we take on the employer perspective and discuss how what goes through their mind when looking for design talent. Because when you better understand what's going on at the other side of the table you increase your chance of finding the job you'll love. ** EVERY SHARE HELPS ** If you enjoyed this episode consider sharing it with 1 person today who might have find it helpful as well. ----- [ EPISODE GUIDE ] ----- 03:30 - First encounter with Service Design. 05:30 - Why relating to design? 12:45 - How can we create a career where we’re thriving? 22:00 - When will companies hire design talent? 30:15 - Big question: Where do you see the need for service design? ----- [ LINKS FROM THE EPISODE ] -------- * Angela on LinkedIn ➜ * Yeh IDeology ➜ * Thrive by Design ➜ ----- [ MORE EPISODES ] ----- Enjoyed the show? Take a look at some of the other episodes. YOUTUBE Every episode of the Service Design Show is also available as via the official YouTube channel. FACEBOOK Check the Facebook page where you'll find more content and can discuss the episodes. INSTAGRAM Get an exclusive behind the scenes look of the Show. ----- [ FREE COURSE ] ----- HOW TO EXPLAIN SERVICE DESIGN Learn what it takes to get your clients, colleagues, managers, CEOs and even grandmas as excited about service design as you are!

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