Profiling Designers for a Stronger Team

November 9, 2018 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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Jason Mesut

Over the past 20 years the UX and Digital Design fields have grown organically, embracing a variety of backgrounds and skills. Practitioners bring different skills, qualities, and knowledge to their design work. This creates confusion amongst other fields, and makes it hard to build, sustain, and grow the right team for a business’ needs.

Teams benefit from thinking beyond titles and recognizing the different shapes of each individual.

    This helps them understand:

  • How to invest in their own development
  • How to design the most effective combinations for specific projects or teams
  • What to look for in new hires

There are many models for mapping skills but very little commonality, and these models have often been based on minimal research or rigorous thinking.


Over the past 13 years, Jason Mesut has explored a variety of visual tools to help profile designers and the teams they work in. This has helped his clients hire the right talent, focus development for teams, and retain talent as the organization understands its needs better. In this workshop, Jason will provide you with a clear sense of how:

  • Profile others—and yourself—using visual frameworks and tools
  • Identify the key skills, qualities, and knowledge for your organizations
  • Develop your own skills competency framework
  • Identify development needs and instigate a program of self-development


This workshop is for you if you are:

  • Managing designers’ careers
  • Involved in developing competency frameworks
  • Responsible for planning work and resourcing talent to it
  • Part of the hiring process within your organization
  • Involved in defining training and development needs