I’ve had many diverse career experiences to date, but they’ve all been unified and underlined by creativity. I just love it. The concept that ideas can spring anew and deliver innovative results that surprise, delight and change the game. There’s a magic in it that I’m driven to know more and more about. My introduction to Designing Dublin completed a big part of this puzzle for me.
Designing Dublin was a three month Dublin City Council project that brought together 20 entrepreneurs, designers, and all round doers to rethink how the city should be designed in order to liberate its potential. I was invited onto the Steering Group through my work at Ark°, and my role involved selecting candidates for the project and reviewing their work at intermittent stages in the design process. The group used the principles and tools of design thinking, an iterative process that understands complex briefs, identifies insightful opportunities, and generates creative, robust solutions.
In Design Thinking I found a home for my creativity. A place where I could thrive, and run wild in the most productive sense. Where I could use my abilities to tackle really tough corporate and social challenges and generate imaginative solutions. It’s now what I want to do with my life.