Goal Setting for Design Careers

Jacinda Walker, MFA is renowned for her work in design, diversity, research, and strategy. She is the founder and creative director of designExplorr, a social impact organization in Cleveland whose mission addresses the diversity gap within the design profession. Her research on Design Journeys: Strategies for Increasing Diversity in Design Disciplines has been hailed as breakthrough work. This solutions-based thesis explores diversity in design disciplines and investigates effective strategies to expose Black and Latino youth to design careers.  

The focus of this engaging presentation is career goal setting, inspiration, setting smart goals, and creating a design journey map. Jacinda has next-level energy!

This event is aimed at juniors and seniors in post-secondary design programs; limited seats available for sophomores; it is not geared for first-year students. This event is not intended for high school students.

 

We will keep everyone apprised of the COVID requirements (e.g., masks) as we get closer to the date.

Boxed lunches and beverages will be served.

NO COST for students or their instructors to attend.


 

This is an in-person event. Attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination, along with proof of identification.
KC Design Week will also be observing all mask mandates from the CDC and in Kansas City, MO, where all of the events will be held. 

Additional information regarding general event information and check-in process will be emailed directed to registrants 24 hours before the event.

Tuesday, September 14
Free (not open to general public)
11:30am - 1:30pm

Jacinda Walker

Jacinda Walker, MFA is renowned for her work in design, diversity, research, and strategy. She is the founder and creative director of designExplorr, a social impact organization whose mission addresses the diversity gap within the design profession. Her research on Design Journeys: Strategies for Increasing Diversity in Design Disciplines has been hailed as breakthrough work. This solutions-based thesis explores diversity in design disciplines and investigates effective strategies to expose Black and Latino youth to design careers. Ms. Walker’s future goals are to help scale diversity in design initiatives within education institutions, corporations, organizations, and museums.