Communication in Design

Design Talk
Design Talk
Upcoming event
Date and time
Jun 15, 2023 6:00 PM
Raw HQ Level 2/28-30 Queen St, Chippendale NSW 2008
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We're back with a new event! This time we will discuss communication in design, How to craft compelling narratives and influence stakeholders effectively, and how to communicate as an introvert.

Food and drink will be provided by our fabulous sponsor: The Drive Group!


  • 6:00 pm: Enjoy meeting fellow designers over a few drinks & snacks
  • 6:20 pm: Intro by Phillippe (Raw Studio founder)
  • 6:30 pm: Design with influence: How to drive successful outcomes in design
  • 6:50 pm: Q&A
  • 7:00 pm: Design Leadership for Introverts
  • 7:25 pm: Q&A
  • 7:30-8:30 pm: Networking
  • 8:30-9 pm: End of event


Talk #1:

Speaker: Sarah Heimeier - Service Design Lead at Prospa

Title: Design with Influence: How to drive successful outcomes in Design

Description: Discover the transformative power of communication in design, how to craft compelling narratives, and influence stakeholders effectively. Sarah will share practical tips to enhance the design impact you have at your organisation. Empowering you with ways to influence like a powerhouse, and tell stories that inspire change. Learn the strategies to go from a design people-pleaser to a confidence designer whose expertise is desired on all projects.

Talk #2:

Speaker: Tim Yeo - Design Director, IBM Consulting

Title: Design Leadership for Introverts

Description: Tim Yeo will share techniques he's used to manage his own introversion in order to lead as a designer and power tips he's learned leading a fully remote global team during coronavirus isolation that play to an introvert's strengths.


Philippe Hong
Founder @ Raw Studio
Designer & Entrepreneur, Philippe is the founder of RAW and organiser of the WDX event.


Sarah Heimeier
Service Design Lead @ Prospa
Jacalin is a UX Expert with 15 years of industry experience. She has worked at Google for the past five years as a design lead, and 10 years at Westpac as a senior designer.
Tim Yeo
Design Director, IBM Consulting

Panel speakers

Sarah Heimeier
Service Design Lead @ Prospa
Tim Yeo
Design Director, IBM Consulting