The ability to communicate well with those around you. Sensitivity to timeliness, medium, brevity and tone.
The ability to share someone else's feelings or experiences by imagining what it would be like to be in that person's situation.
The quality of caring more about what other people need and want than about what you yourself need and want
The ability to use your judgment to make decisions and do things without needing to be told what to do
The ability to deal with problems based on conditions that really exist, rather than following fixed theories, ideas, or rules
The ability to accurately and efficiently create production-ready work with minimal errors or amendments.
The ability to respect, adhere to and work creatively within the guidelines of the brand you're designing for, or create/expand those guidelines where necessary.
The ability to write appropriate, on-brand and compelling copy across a variety of formats and mediums.
The ability to pull together, analyse and extract insights from qualitative research
The mindset that defaults to thinking about the needs of a user primarily, advocating for them and building real users into their everyday work
An understanding of the power of data in informing their decisions, and an ability to harness that data.
The ability to create and use compelling, appropriate narrative imagery through illustration.
Breaking Down Complexity
The ability to cope with, untangle and simplify complex problems and situations.
The ability to look for, understand and use the needs and constraints of the business in your work
The ability to understand layout, imagery, colour, typography and use them effectively in your everyday work. Familiarity with different mediums including digital and print.
The ability to consider and design for the wider context of their work, in terms of both time and peers.
The ability to advocate for yourself and other people, projects and ideas. A positive attitude to change and progress.
Culture and Togetherness
The ability to bring groups together and foster a happy and productive environment
Hiring and Org Design
The ability to understand the needs of the business and ensure that your team can meet them
The ability to ensure that teams are protected and expectations are set correctly