Career Levels

Level 6 Skills

In addition to Level 5

Industry Leader - You are a thought leader on strategy and design as a driver for business and culture.


  • You further develop and hone skill and experience.
  • You maintain leading expertise on emerging trends.
  • You advise and align business leaders.

Design Process

  • You speak on and advocate for the design process and share knowledge across the global design community.

Design Research

  • You collaborate with industry leaders to develop effective use of design research.

Strategy / Business Impact

  • You are an industry thought leader in design and business strategy.
  • You guide strategic initiatives in own business and multiple other sectors.

Talent Development

  • You nurture business development and longevity.
  • You raise profile of design practice within identified sectors of opportunity.
  • You initiate and secure business partnerships.
  • You contribute to defining a design skills matrix for the industry.
  • You attract and nurture the best talent across all disciplines.

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