Applications are open for the spring cohort of DESIGN FORWARD RI Emerge


Applications are open for the spring cohort of DESIGN FORWARD RI Emerge

DESIGNxRI is excited to kick off the new year with DESIGN FORWARD RI Emerge. Early career designers: apply today to increase your strategic design and leadership skills while meeting a professional network of design colleagues!

DESIGN FORWARD RI (DFWD) is a comprehensive strategy to strengthen and support design sector skills, talent pipelines, and career trajectories in Rhode Island. Nominated and/or approved by Rhode Island employers, designers take a deep-dive into concepts which reinforce critical thinking skills and application in the business of design.

DFWD Emerge Sessions include:
* Design Strategies for Innovation
* Communicating with Intent
* User Experience
* Business Acumen
* Strategic Facilitation

The curriculum is created with an advisory team of locally-based, nationally recognized design and business leaders.

DFWD Emerge is for recent design graduates (up to 2 years post-graduation) launching their careers. The 2018 Spring program runs five-months and begins in March 2018. Nominate a member of your team or apply below. Application closes February 12.

Here’s what past participants have to say about the Emerge program:

“I’ve brought a lot of what I’ve learned to my work with both clients and colleagues. I feel more confident about myself as a valuable asset to my company because I can bring [these] perspectives…”

“It opened my eyes to other ways I can be improving my work and helped me to understand design thinking more in practice in my professional life.”

“It has helped me see the connection between different design fields, and has made me consider how I am already [connected], and how I could increase my ability to use design thinking in my daily life.”

Apply today!