Q: Tell us a bit about the work you do.
I am currently Expert Senior Manager of Innovation at Bain and Company. I work with some of the most senior executives from the Fortune 500 companies to design digital business strategies, new products, services and experiences. More on Bain's design and build consulting practice here: https://www.bain.com/vector-digital/design-built-adapt/
Q: What is the best thing about your job?
Bringing products into the market! Being able to see how an idea moves through the creative process into implementation and receives validation from the market is hugely satisfying. I also enjoy the intellectual challenge of being able to work on some of the most pressing business challenges today and future-oriented solutions that are three to five years ahead of its curve.
Q: Why did you apply for the SFSA for Design? How has it benefitted you?
I applied for the SFSA for Design while I was starting my PhD in Design Thinking with the National University of Singapore. This award was one of the only options targeting working professionals like myself to support our ambition of continuous and life-long learning. The obvious benefit would be the support it provided to reduce my out-of-pocket expenditures. More importantly, the SFSA for Design helped me to be acquainted with a larger group of strategic designers working in Dsg and beyond.