Whew! What a whirlwind couple of weeks…uh, or month actually. First, my apologies for disappearing, the last month has been filled with finals, graduation, goodbyes and ‘oh my gosh, what comes next’. I came out the other side with:
- a 4′ x 3′ mind map of my independent study research and corresponding article that I hope to publish in the coming months,
- an abnormally large diploma (that does not fit neatly in a file drawer like my other does) that dubs me a Master,
- lots of hugs and congratulations from parents, family and friends,
- friends scattering across the globe who I look forward to visiting in the coming years
I am now in the process of determining what comes next, weighing consulting vs finding a ‘real job’. Regardless of where I end up, my passion for the crossroads of creativity and management will continue, and so too will this blog. I’ve got a number of half written entries on generations, creativity and management that I will finish and post in the coming weeks.
Second, I would like to say thank you to everyone who played a part in my independent study – interviewees, my advisor (Denise Rousseau), colleagues, friends and family. It was hugely inspiring for me and I learned so much about people and what they need to better manage the creative process. I look forward to continuing to grow that knowledge and working to help design firms evolve.
Lastly, I would like to welcome you all to continue on this journey with me. I would love to talk with you, hear your ideas, frustrations, hopes and dreams for design and management. Help me affect the evolution of an industry…