Advice & inspiration for your design career

From designing LEGO Friends to fixing healthcare: Adam Vaughan’s design career.

From designing LEGO Friends to fixing healthcare: Adam Vaughan’s design career.

It’s not every day that you meet a designer who wears a suit on their Linkedin profile picture. It’s also not exactly in the ordinary to have an MBA as a designer. Or to quit what most people would call a dream job, because the call of a new personal mission was getting too strong to ignore. Adam Vaughan isn’t your average designer and hasn’t walked your average career path. Adam spent some time with us, sharing a tonne of inspiring stories.

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This month’s best career ideas: December

This month’s best career ideas: December

Every month we publish the most interesting career ideas that designers have created in the DESIGNLADDER app.We make a selection from the best, which we slightly alter and anonymise. Why? We have noticed that designers need some inspiration – just like when they do regular design – when they start to ideate their career. Scanning these ideas may...

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I asked AI to write this blog (on design and AI)

I asked AI to write this blog (on design and AI)

The robots have been coming for us since ages. In movies they usually skip first base and directly go for world domination. In reality they’re taking our jobs first. I can’t wait to be obsolete, so I dug into design work that has already been replaced by artificial intelligence. And then I asked an AI to write this blog. See what happened... AI...

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Reaching Design Heaven

Reaching Design Heaven

Two young designers visited me. They wanted to discuss their futures with me. This was their question: ‘We want to design great concepts, independent of the type of design. How to realise that?’ I love that. Talking about futures of creatives. And after two years of building DESIGNLADDER I know a thing or two about designer careers ;-). They...

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This month’s best career ideas: November

This month’s best career ideas: November

Every month we publish the most interesting career ideas that designers have created in the DESIGNLADDER app. We make a selection from the best, which we slightly alter and anonymise. Why? We have noticed that designers need some inspiration - just like when they do regular design - when they start to ideate their career. Scanning these ideas may...

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