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Crafting Your Unique Career Path - Navigating Non-Traditional Journeys in Design

Presented by Kyle Schruder RGD

Crafting Your Unique Career Path - Navigating Non-Traditional Journeys in Design

virtual Thursday January 18 @ 2:00 pm ET

Free for MembersNon-Members:$35

Crafting Your Unique Career Path - Navigating Non-Traditional Journeys in Design

virtual Thursday January 18 @ 2:00 pm ET

Crafting Your Unique Career Path: Navigating Non-Traditional Journeys in Design
Designers can get nervous when they feel they are not conforming to the “standard” career path in design. Kyle will share how to help designers take control and forge a path that aligns with their passions and ambitions, through an exploration of how a non-traditional career path can lead to growth and fulfillment in the design industry. In this presentation, he will share the lessons he has learned throughout his diverse design journey - from editorial design to healthcare and management consulting, and now into the exciting realm of marketing and branding. You will uncover the power of embracing "your" career path rather than adhering to predetermined norms.

Key Takeaways:

  • Chasing Excitement: Kyle will break down why it's crucial to prioritize what truly excites you, rather than industry trends or where you perceive people are making the most money.
  • Stepping Out of Comfort Zones: The most dangerous thing to your career is getting too comfortable. Kyle will share how to navigate uncertainty and embrace discomfort as a catalyst for professional development.
  • Balancing Exploration and Boundaries: Master the art of balance - be open to new challenges while ensuring you protect your valuable time and energy. Kyle will provide practical strategies for navigating diverse opportunities while staying focused on your goals.
  • The Power of Self-Promotion: Embrace the courage to showcase your talents and accomplishments. Kyle will discuss the importance of self-promotion in building a successful design career, offering actionable tips to overcome the uneasy feeling that can often accompany self-promotion.

About Kyle Schruder RGD
Kyle is driven by leveraging design to elevate strategy, communications and engagements. Kyle has a deep background in branding and editorial design, building the foundations of his design career designing publications and reports for groups like the University of Toronto Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry, and Science, the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO), as well as newsstand publications like Opera Canada. He then transitioned into Healthcare consulting, working with complex life sciences and pharma companies like Bristol-Myers Squibb, GSK and Roche. Over the past eight years, he has designed engaging, branded workshops on topics such as empathizing with the journey of patients with rare diseases, understanding the complexity of designing patient-accessible communications and co-creating a long-term vision for an organization. At Enterprise, Kyle brings his expertise to designing engaging sessions that unite stakeholders, energize participants and lead to impactful solutions and outcomes. He also leverages his editorial and branding background to synthesize outputs into powerful narratives that tell a story and get internalized by audiences. Kyle serves on the Board of Directors of the Registered Graphic Designers Association, Canada's largest professional association for graphic design.


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