Fireside Chats

AIGA Executive Director Bennie F. Johnson talks with today's leaders in design, business, and technology, focused around the topics of leadership growth, the future of work, and creating a culture of design.

Fireside Chat Bennie Johnson

Albert Shum

Albert Shum leads a collaborative team of designers, writers, and researchers creating the future of experiences and devices at Microsoft. His team currently drives incubation for the Windows ecosystem, focused on the responsibility of design to create intelligent and inclusive experiences.

Doug Powell

Doug Powell is an award-winning designer with more than 30 years of experience in a wide range of design disciplines. As Vice President of Design at IBM, he is responsible for design leadership, design practices, and the community of designers company-wide.

Yocasta Lachapelle

AIGA Executive Director Bennie F. Johnson in conversation with Yocasta Lachapelle, Director of Talent at COLLINS (Ad Age's Design Agency of the Year) about employee engagement, leadership growth, and the value of building a culture.

Attica Jaques

Attica Jaques, Head of Global Brand Marketing, Google on finding your passion, passion, and inspiration throughout your career trajectory.

Scott Belsky

Scott Belsky, Chief Product Officer and EVP, Adobe talks about the business of design, future of creatives going forward, and leadership and service.

Tim Riley

Tim Riley, Sr. Director of Experience Design, Warby Parker discusses leadership in design, how design is integral to the brand, and idea of a design-led operative model.

Ben Williams

R/GA Global Chief Experience Officer Ben Williams talks about leadership in design, how we build brand identity, and find design talent.

Kayo Roehm

3M Design Officer Kayo Roehm shares thoughts on how data and design work together, the future of business and work, and the vision for how to lead teams.

Dantley Davis

Twitter Chief Design Officer Dantley Davis discusses what it means to lead a team of designers, how we work together in a year of change, and why change is important.

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