Welcome to the Young Designers Series, an SEGD forum for designers between the ages of 18 and 35, and for experienced professionals newly transitioning into the EGD field. For those of us developing our careers and looking for a stimulating environment to share insights with peers and experienced EGD professionals, this is more than ever the forum to stay connected to our larger SEGD community.
We are excited to connect with you virtually in the coming weeks through a new series of bite-sized experience presentations and panel discussions, framed around YDS’s 6 cornerstone themes. To kick off this year’s Series, join us for uniquely curated discussions around two of our cornerstones, Community and Inspiration, on July 16th and July 23rd, and connect with your peers, colleagues, and other EGD professionals.
It is our goal, no matter the platform, to provide designers and professionals with inspirational presentations, group discussions, and foster the mentor/mentee connections that will last throughout our careers.
July 16: Community
In these changing times, social and communication constructs have been significantly tested and reevaluated as we grapple with the needs and scale possibilities of community, from the macro to the micro. For each of us the framework through which we connect with others and our reason to do so is driven by diverse motivations. Within this SEGD family what can we share and learn from each of our unique understandings and experiences around the idea and need for community, in our work, our firms, and our broader social experience?
July 23: Inspiration
In some manner we are all storytellers. As a community the sharing of stories and experience weaves through our collective consciousness and engages us, drives us, challenges us, guides us. But inspiration is a fickle character, hard to define and harder to unearth. So what does inspiration mean to each of us? How and where do we find it, and can our inspiration give others perspective and, possibly, the spark to stay engaged or take that next leap of faith in career or life.