Justin is a multi-faceted, multi-pierced, multi-tattooed designer, author, and speaker. He wrote the celebrated book Creative Culture, speaks internationally on culture and design, and is the Vice President of Human-Centered Design and Development at bswift. With Josef Müller-Brockmann and user advocacy claiming equal parts of his creative heart since graduating The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he’s immersed himself in tangible and digital media over the past 20 years.
As a perpetual student of design, observation, and creative process, Justin builds teams and cultivates cultures around the perspectives and skill sets we already use daily in our work: empathy, objectivity, and creativity.
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As Justin Dauer contends in this excerpt from his latest book, In Fulfillment: A Designer’s Journey, being willing to evolve is the hallmark of a good designer.
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When we prioritize billable hours over people, our work environments can take a turn for the tense. Some agencies try to combat low morale with foosball and fancy perks, but what really matters is investing in people: fostering a workplace that supports dialogue, collaboration, and professional development. From onboarding new hires to ongoing engagement, Justin Dauer shares some starting points for a healthy office dynamic and confident, happy employees.
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. Justin Dauer of The Dead Pixel Society invites you to join the fun of exploring this old-meets-new medium.