Level up Your Career as a Lead Product Designer

10:00 -12:30 PM PDT
Online Program
Time Commitment
2.5 hours/ week
Senior, Staff, Principal
Product Designers, Interaction, UX/UI Designers
Growth Product Designers, Solo Designers in a Startup

Why this program?

Crossing the threshold of a mid-level designer into senior, lead, or management? Navigating a big change in your role as a senior product designer can be stressful.

In this two-part workshop series we will provide frameworks and methods to help you understand your skills, areas of improvement, and superpowers. We will break down the design leadership hierarchy, and teach methods and best practices to help you get clarity for the next steps in your career.

We will discuss how to approach your career development looking at the things that matter to you, the impact you want to create, the problems you want to solve, the skills you want to develop.
Discuss Challenges
Take the time to reflect on your career goals. Analyze your struggles, understand and discuss actionable strategies on how to deal with your struggles.
Assess Your Skills
Access self - assessment tools to understand where are things working? Where are you seeing breakdowns?
Create an Action Plan
Gain confidence as a Product Designer and define a clear plan to accelerate your career

RETHINK programs gave me great insight into the next steps of my career, as well as many resources to help carry me through the next few months. I feel like I left the program with exactly what I needed - a plan to upgrade my career over the next few years.

Carly Johnson
Sr. Product Designer, Apple

Meet your program trainer

Fonz Morris

Lead Product Designer


Navigating Challenges in Your Design Career

DECEMBER 10; 10:00 - 12:30pm PDT 
DECEMBER 17; 10:00 - 12:30pm PDT 
  • Applicable frameworks and methods for approaching your career with intention.
  • Understand the skills and responsibilities of a senior product designer vs lead designer.
  • Discuss how to stay engaged and motivated through navigating complexity or challenges in your career.
  • Self-assessment of your professional development, skills and areas of improvement.
  • Frameworks and methods on how to understand career opportunities as a designer.
  • Practical activities to evaluate your skill sets to have a better understanding of your career potential.
  • Support to create a clear action plan for how to grow your career as a designer.

Design your career with intention and create change in your organization and professional development.

You'll walk away with

  • Your personal development plan for leadership, based on key themes of self-confidence, self-management, and skill-development.
  • Methods, frameworks, and best practices to help you navigate workplace challenges and to further your ability to lead, negotiate and influence with impact.
  • An assessment and understanding of your unique leadership strengths and superpowers.
  • The opportunity to join a global network of like-minded design professionals striving to build leadership skills.