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May 29, 2023

Discussion: The Conscious Creative with Kelly Small RGD

The Conscious Creative Practical Ethics for Purposeful work by Kelly Small

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The Conscious Creative with Kelly Small RGD

Host: Esther Sunghee Byun RGD
Moderator: Rupsha Mutsuddi Prov RGD

Book Club Recap
The virtual RGD Book Club had its third meeting in May, which highlighted the book of the month, The Conscious Creative: Practical Ethics for Purposeful Work by Kelly Small RGD, an actionable guide that shares mindfulness and practical ethics for any creative professional who wants to make a living without selling their soul.

Our author's discussion with Kelly was insightful, as they mentioned that it can be difficult to live according to our values in a complicated world. As most of us know, we are currently in a time where capitalism seems most unforgiving but the need for paying work remains high, especially with freelancing on the rise. Our Book Club members all shared how it is important to learn how designers can be more mindful and intentional about our impact, whether that’s personal, social, economic, and/or environmental.

As designers, we can all admit that we have complicity in problematic systems and encourage each other to take on the responsibility of letting our own conscience guide our decisions.