Design Dept. helps transform the way creative leaders work through individual coaching, workshops, and customized learning and development programs.
Our guided experiences help new leaders gracefully transition from individual creators to design management and support seasoned directors refresh their skills in particular areas. From the art of critique and organizational design to building cross-functional relationships and navigating difficult conversations, participants learn to treat leadership as a creative practice.
Founded in 2016 by Mia Blume, a former design leader at Pinterest, Square, and IDEO, Design Dept. specializes in working with creative professionals at high-growth technology companies of all sizes, with past participants hailing from Adobe, Airbnb, Dropbox, Evernote, Instacart, Salesforce, Wealthfront, and more.
Design Dept. is based in San Francisco and serves clients throughout the country (and sometimes the world).