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Design Leadership

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Professional Certificate

Design Leadership Course Seattle

  • Live Classroom
  • Part-Time
  • Expert Instructors

Learn to direct, inspire, and lead design teams and initiatives through visionary leadership.

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  • Tuition details and scholarships
  • Financing options
  • Employer sponsorship

Next Kickoff:

April 27

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

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Learn Design Leadership Live, Led by Experienced Design Leaders

Strong design leadership has played an essential role in shaping the strategies of leading design-led businesses. In this live class, learn how to drive visionary leadership and lead design teams through the execution of your vision.

Learn Design Leadership in Seattle

Online classroom. Live and expert-led.

Professional Certificate

Earn a BrainStation Design Leadership Certificate.

Skill Level

Ideal for design professionals and graduates of BrainStation's design certificate courses.

Upcoming Course Dates & Campuses

First Class Last Class # of Classes Class Times
April 27 June 15 June 15 8 Thursdays 2023-04-27T22:30:00.0000000Z - 2023-04-28T01:30:00.0000000Z Enroll Now
June 13 August 8 August 8 8 Tuesdays 2023-06-13T22:30:00.0000000Z - 2023-06-14T01:30:00.0000000Z Enroll Now
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Unit 1

Visionary Leadership

Through real-world case studies, explore the foundations of design leadership and how leaders at design-led organizations have leveraged Human-Centered Design to drive innovation in their industries. Learn the pillars of design leadership and how to become a design leader.

Key Skills:
Design Leadership Pillars
Design & Business
Vision Setting
Human-Centered Design
Brand & Design Frameworks

Learn the Design Leadership Pillars

Discover the pillars of design leadership and learn the role they play in setting and executing on your design vision.

Apply Human-Centered Design

Explore the role Human-Centered Design plays across different types of businesses. Learn to set and execute a design vision through collaboration with stakeholders and long-term holistic thinking.

Unit 2

Design Strategy & Innovation

Explore the strategies that have enabled design leaders to drive innovation and help their businesses thrive within the modern economy. Learn to position design for success within your organization and through cross-functional collaboration. Discover Design Ops and how design leaders can achieve design maturity within their organization.

Key Skills:
Design Strategy
Design Thinking
Design Ops
Design Maturity
Measuring Design Success

Design as an Asset

Explore design's role within a product organization and how to maximize design's impact through effective collaboration with other teams.

Establish Design Ops

Learn to combine operating models and team structures to support the consistent development of high-quality designs within your organization.

Unit 3

Leading Design Talent

Design leaders must learn to inspire and lead the talent they recruit to implement their vision. Learn the mindsets and strategy to lead design teams through the cross-functional execution of your vision in a variety of hands-on workshops and case studies. Learn to collaborate with leadership, stakeholders, and clients to achieve successful long-term working relationships, achieve buy-in and establish design advocacy.

Key Skills:
Mentorship & Team Building
Fostering Innovation
Risk Management
Leadership KPIs
Achieving Buy-In
Establishing Design Advocacy

Lead High-Performance Design Teams

Explore the concepts and practices behind high-performance design teams, and learn how to apply them as a design leader.

Build a Culture of Design

Learn design team structures and how to manage and inspire design teams to perform their best and develop into future design leaders.

Taught by Experienced Industry Experts

BrainStation Instructors are experienced practitioners who work at the world's most innovative companies. They're experts in their field, and enter the classroom with years of experience making sure you're learning the most up-to-date and practical skills companies around the world need.

Jacopo Marcantonio

Jacopo Marcantonio

Group Design Lead at Wise

Mina Bach

Mina Bach

UX/UI Designer at IBM

Rose Matsa

Rose Matsa

Senior Interaction Designer at Google

Christine Ko

Christine Ko

Sr. Interaction Designer at Google

Joy Sampoonachot

Joy Sampoonachot

Product Designer at Facebook

Ricardo Vazquez

Ricardo Vazquez

Sr. Manager, Product Design at Wealthsimple

Jacopo Marcantonio

Jacopo Marcantonio

Group Design Lead at Wise

Mina Bach

Mina Bach

UX/UI Designer at IBM

Rose Matsa

Rose Matsa

Senior Interaction Designer at Google

Christine Ko

Christine Ko

Sr. Interaction Designer at Google

Joy Sampoonachot

Joy Sampoonachot

Product Designer at Facebook

Ricardo Vazquez

Ricardo Vazquez

Sr. Manager, Product Design at Wealthsimple

Built With Experts From The World's Most Innovative Companies

BrainStation partners with industry experts when building all of our courses, ensuring every course covers the latest industry-relevant topics and tools businesses need. We continue to work with our network of experts to update our courses so they're always up to date.

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  • Tuition details and scholarships
  • Financing options
  • Employer sponsorship

Earn a BrainStation Design Leadership Certificate

Upon completing BrainStation's Design Leadership Course, you’ll receive an industry-recognized professional certificate to share with your network and showcase all that you've learned. BrainStation certificates are formatted for sharing on LinkedIn.

What Our Graduates Are Saying

Dylan Hebb

Dylan Hebb

Senior Consultant at Content Bloom

When you take a BrainStation course, you're learning with some of the very best in the industry. You collaborate with product managers, digital strategists, UX designers, and all kinds of other backgrounds.

#brainstation #BeFutureProof #LearningAtBrainStation #remotelearning

Andrew Gosine

Andrew Gosine

Product Designer

Our instructor... was clear, detail oriented, and made the learning environment safe and collaborative. We got a lot of real world examples from him, and all the little details he shared made this entire course special, and more than simply reading a textbook.

Overall, I'm a big advocate for Brainstation's courses - they've proved to be extremely valuable in my career.

Jaana Hein

Jaana Hein

Digital Content Planner at Adidas

BrainStation has given me the confidence I needed to be ahead of the game... [and] given me the opportunity to think outside of the box and voice solutions that are different from the norm.

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Christopher Spinelli

Christopher Spinelli

Art Director at New York School of Interior Design

It's always hard to start something new, especially when it involves learning skills that you know will force you to think differently about your day-to-day work. I'm glad I got over that fear and signed up for two classes... both were fantastic!

#brainstation #webdesigner #webdevelopment

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