Now available for pre-order: Managing Priorities by Harry Max

At some point in your career, you’ll likely have to choose between Senior IC and Design Management roles. The manager’s path is clear, and the tradeoffs have been well-considered. But what if you don’t want to manage others? What if you’d rather continue as an individual contributor? Will you get bored and find your career stalling out? Or is there an IC role that will help you continue to grow?

In this panel, we will hear from Staff and Principal Designers who’ve managed to stay on the IC track while growing their careers. We’ll get into some of the day-to-day nitty-gritty of what it means to be a Staff Designer or Principal Designer, and how to make this role a reality within your organization.