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LinkedIn Learning

Managing Your Design Career

via LinkedIn Learning


Discover strategies that can help you, as a designer or creative professional, advance within a company, hone in on your next career move, and set yourself up for success.

Are you inspired or tired by your job? Given how much time you spend at work, you deserve to be doing something that lifts you up instead of dragging you down. In this course, Diane Domeyer helps designers and creative professionals pursue a career journey that is both challenging and rewarding. Diane discusses how to determine what you want out of your career-whether it's a promotion or a new role at a different company-and the various steps you can take to get there. She covers finding mentors, participating in cross-departmental initiatives, and working up to a leadership role. She also shares how to change fields or industries, deal with a move to a new city, and use networking to uncover opportunities.


  • Welcome
  • Getting the most from this course
1. Identifying and Defining What You Want
  • Defining your career objectives
  • Self-reflecting on your strengths, motivators, and more
  • Recognizing the signs you’re ready for more
  • Weighing your options
2. Advancing within Your Company
  • Finding an internal and external mentor
  • Building your skills and expanding your project scope
  • Seeing a need, filling a need
  • Participating in cross-departmental initiatives
  • Working up to a leadership role
  • Getting paid what you're worth
3. Moving onto Greener Pastures
  • Identifying in-demand roles and growing sectors
  • Changing fields or industries
  • Considering alternative routes
  • Moving to a new city
  • Working with a recruiter
  • Resigning from your job
4. Honing In on Your Next Career Move
  • Pinpointing your career goals
  • Overcoming roadblocks
  • Taking the next steps in your career
5. Setting Yourself Up for Success
  • Establishing your personal brand
  • Networking
  • Updating your resume and digital portfolio or website
  • Improving your social media or online presence
  • Next steps

Taught by

Diane Domeyer

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