Design Thinking Workshop provokes conversation at Triad Design Leadershop


Triad Design Leadershop

Design Thinking expert, Wendy Castleman, challenged us to get out of our comfort zone and experiment  with real people early and often throughout the creative process. Too often we wait until ideas are ‘finalized’ and then we test them. We plan on embracing the spirit of rapid experimentation early on.” Jennifer Ganshirt Foley, The Variable

 Triad Design Leadershop has been a great resource for us to get some much-needed exposure. There is a growing need for a more integrated approach to problem solving through design, and TDL has done a great job demonstrating this kind of thinking.” Forrest Causby, ShapiroWalker Design

 TDL was a great experience to broaden the lens of my design thinking and to explore ways of applying it to my work.  I look forward to sharing the techniques with my team and the benefits with our clients.” James Gledhill, MullenLowe

The insights I learned from TDL have changed the way I work with my customers and enabled me to grow my business and attract new clients.” Emmy Williams, Interior Solutions, Inc.

Triad Design Leadershop has created a ‘design awareness’ for me.  How can we make life better?  How can we improve and be inspired by our surroundings?” Lynn Gwyn, Interloop North America

Triad Design Leadershop

Center for Creative Economy

CCE was a great resource as we planned our recent Global Innovation…we were able to book a top-notch keynote speaker, secure a group tour of the Innovation Quarter, and find inspirational meeting sites that we never knew existed!” Shelley Rider, Interloop North America

The Center for Creative Economy programs helped me realize that there’s no end to what we can involve ourselves in. We are creative thinkers and problem solvers here, and our creativity should go much beyond marketing and advertising.” Brad Bennett, Wildfire

CCE’s initiatives were exciting. Who wouldn’t be attracted to a collaboration of dynamic, creative people from various sectors that truly wanted to make something exciting happen?”  Marion Bell, Designer, MMC

Opening up communication between artists is phenomenally important. CCE presented a very non-threatening environment that facilitated dialogue among artists.”  Falcon, Photographer, House of Nyght Falcon

The CCE initiatives have been very instrumental in opening a lot of communication channels with designers in the region. Designers hardly ever come together, and these programs proved very valuable.” Tommy Lambeth, UNC-Greensboro

I like that CCE advocates the idea of creative education by educating business-types on the value of creative efforts.” Kevin Marion, Moser Mayer Phoenix Associates

The Center for the Creative Economy is a key ally in our region’s economic development progress…going the extra mile in connecting us with regional contacts. CCE is uniquely positioned to help develop the Triad’s rich creative assets and people.” Bonnie Renfro, Randolph Co. Economic Development Corporation, Asheboro

Center for Creative Economy