Design community session

In Newsletter by Freethinking Business Consultants

[av_slideshow_full size=’featured’ min_height=’0px’ stretch=” animation=’slide’ autoplay=’false’ interval=’5′ control_layout=’av-control-default’ src=” attachment=” attachment_size=” position=’top left’ repeat=’no-repeat’ attach=’scroll’] [av_slide_full slide_type=’image’ id=’1059′ video=” mobile_image=” video_format=” video_ratio=” title=’Design community session’ custom_title_size=’48’ custom_content_size=’18’ caption_pos=’caption_center’ link_apply=” link=’lightbox’ link_target=” button_label=” button_color=’light’ link1=’manually,http://’ link_target1=” button_label2=” button_color2=’light’ link2=’manually,http://’ link_target2=” font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=” overlay_enable=’aviaTBaviaTBoverlay_enable’ overlay_opacity=’1′ overlay_color=’#252b33′ overlay_pattern=” overlay_custom_pattern=”] By Wess Olivier, Head of Design at Freethinking
[/av_slide_full] [/av_slideshow_full] [av_one_fifth first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=” mobile_display=”][/av_one_fifth] [av_three_fifth min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”] [av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=”] Freethinking’s community of designers met on 2 November 2016 to look at how to become ‘Design Disruptors’. Those present watched a documentary called ‘Design Disruptors’ which was created for and by Designers who share the perspectives and sacrifices necessary to upend age-old industries and disrupt the status quo.

“The design industry has gone through many changes over the years, but lately design is being acknowledged for the innovation it brings to businesses. Design Disrupters speaks to each of us in design and challenges us to make the most of the opportunities in representing the trade in organisations,” says Wess Olivier, Head of Design at Freethinking. “In many ways, it’s like the beginning of a new chapter for us at Freethinking as we embark on the next journey as a consulting company among our peers, while making the most of the opportunities at our clients. We must represent design as we know best.”
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The design industry has gone through many changes over the years, but lately design is being acknowledged for the innovation it brings to businesses.

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=”] During the session it was agreed that one of the greatest internal challenges faced by Freethinking is keeping relevant and fostering the design community as a whole.

“We want to have an inclusive approach to contributing to and making the most of the community sessions and workshops,” explains Wess. “This will help to ensure that we keep the conversation flowing on a day-to-day basis. After all, it is Freethinking that gives us the opportunity to make what we want of the blank canvas given to us. I therefore want to encourage everyone to put your ideas to work.”
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