Scaling a Design Team for Growth by Bianca DiPietro RGD, Creative Lead at Hello Fresh Bianca talks about strategies for building a strong team that prepares a business for growth and change. She'll also cover strategies for creating an inclusive, collaborative and progress-driven design team.
Connection Drives Collaboration by Kevin Calaguiro, Art Director at Deloitte Real collaboration starts with people feeling connected to each other. Making true connection with colleagues requires empathy, enthusiasm and specific communication strategies. Kevin will discuss strategies for how to connect with colleagues in real ways.
My name is Bianca. I’m a designer, educator, and generally fearless human. I believe the best things happen when you’re absolutely audacious in your approach.
I was born to be a designer. My mom, a passionate teacher and illustrator, made me unafraid to be different and taught me to view the world as an endless creative opportunity. As a young adult, I followed my destiny and entered a Bachelor of Design program, followed by a Masters in Design. I devoured everything from the basics to the arbitrary nature of letterforms, and thrived.
After graduation, I put my creative spirit to work at agencies and magazines. I evolved alongside the world of design, picking up programming languages, web skills, leadership experience, and more. Over time people sought out my willingness to take risks and defy convention, and I’ve been running a successful freelance business since 2011.
In 2014, I returned to my roots and began teaching as a contract instructor at George Brown and Sheridan College. I found pure joy in connecting with students and quickly realized that teaching would be my most rewarding adventure. Learn more about my work as a teacher and mentor.
I bring the same energy to my life as I do to my work. I’m a coder, connoisseur of donuts and data visualization, runner of half marathons, charity rower, and a former member of the Hamilton Roller Derby League (but you’ll still catch me on skates most weeks).
In all my exploits, I am certain of one thing: you have to be fearless to be a true original.