Develop the mindset and the skills to lead with integrity, communicate with confidence, and grow a fulfilling design career with intention.
Energy Leadership Index™ Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) | Instructor at CCoA
A 4-week program thoughtfully crafted by Yuan Wang, leadership coach and design educator.
Design Career Jumpstart empowers early and mid-career designers with the mindsets and skills required to lead with confidence, advance in their careers, and become influential leaders.
You're a few years into your design career and want to continue growing your skills and confidence.
As a senior designer, you feel confident with your craft skills, but want to level up, and lead with integrity.
You're the sole designer at a startup and desire to better advocate the business value of design.
I’m passionate about supporting designers to grow their careers with intention. I’m a leadership coach and an adjunct professor at California College of the Arts. Previously, I have led design at Airbnb, Twitter, and Mozilla.
I have supported hundreds of designers to level up their careers. My clients are design professionals from creative agencies, startups, and high-growth companies such as Facebook, Autodesk, and Slack. Recently, I led custom workshops for the inaugural cohort of the On Deck Design program and created a mentorship program for the Airbnb design team.
In this program, I'll teach and coach you the mindsets and skills required to lead with confidence, advance in your careers, and become influential leaders. I want to help you achieve a career that aligns with your highest values.
Imagine what you would be capable of if you stop listening to the voice of self-doubt? In this workshop, you'll apply strategies to identify and quiet your inner critic, so that your self-doubt no longer holds you back.
You’ll uncover your core strengths and values so that you can align your career growth and everyday priorities with your highest values.
People forget facts but remember stories. In this workshop, you’ll write a personal narrative that showcases your leadership strengths, and apply techniques to craft presentations that inspire actions and create buy-in.
You’ll design engaging online and in-person workshops that reflect your creative process, own the room, and ask great questions consistently.
Business-aware designers have the superpower to influence outcomes. In this workshop, you’ll deepen the understanding of the business impact of design and create a compelling vision that generates buy-in.
Credibility is the foundation of leadership. In this workshop, you’ll reflect on your credibility gap and implement actionable strategies to establish trust with your team.
No one achieves success on their own. Strong relationships help you navigate career challenges, open up new doors, and grow towards better outcomes. In this workshop, you’ll reflect on your relationships and grow your network in a way that will pay dividends for your future career.
Setting a vision motivates us to strive for something each day. In this workshop, you’ll align your core values with your design career growth. You'll complete the program with an inspiring vision and an actionable plan to reach your future career milestone.
You’ll engage in a series of interactive workshops, reflection exercises and breakout discussions.
Learn from seasoned designers and program alumni who successfully transformed their growth.
Yuan often invites respected design leaders to the program. Past guests include design directors from Airbnb and Faire.