Conference Talk

Designer, why so serious?

As designers, you most likely choose your career because of your love for creativity and storytelling. Today, designers are increasingly asked to quantify and measure every decision, to have strong business acumen and carry huge ethical responsibility.Through all of that, you may be wondering, where is there space for the creativity and passion that ignited your love for design?In this talk, José will share how he’s injected joy into highly complex domains, like automation tooling, and how he’s used creative storytelling to shift perceptions around design systems.He’ll tell us how having pride in your work, and having fun, can help you design better products and gain notoriety in a large organization. Beyond that, he will show us small ways to inject joy in the things you do, and share some tips to avoid burnout and making sure you find time to have fun at work, so you can fall in love with your job again.

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José Torre

Senior Staff Product Designer, Shopify

Since 2006 José has been fortunate enough to say that he is paid to do what he loves, solving problems with design. José currently works at Shopify, as a Staff Designer in the Polaris team, and from time to time he likes to reflect on what he does, so he writes, draws, makes videos and gives talks because he believes sharing knowledge is the key for personal growth.