The Future of the Design Agency

NOVEMBER 11, 2021 4:00PM - 5:00PM

  • Enterprises have more diverse design needs than ever before. As the race for in-house design accelerates, will design agencies adapt and thrive, or flounder and become irrelevant?
  • 916 Springdale Rd
  • Bldg 4 Ste 101
  • Austin, TX 78702
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The Future of the Design Agency

The growth of product design over the last decade has created a competitive space when it comes to finding design talent. Because design needs are frequently shifting within growing companies, solving the Rubik’s Cube of project staffing is often a pain point for organizations with design needs.

The options of full-time hiring, working with individual contractors, or engaging with traditional agencies aren’t always ideal. Sometimes companies feel that all three approaches are like trying to force a round peg into a square hole.

It begs a few questions:

  • What is the most efficient and cost-effective way to do design work at scale?
  • How should companies go about finding the right designers for the job?
  • What role do agencies play in this shifting landscape?
  • How do they adapt to serve these needs?
  • How do contractors fit into the equation?

Following the theme “Futuring,” our panel will explore the future of the agency-client relationship within the realm of product design, and the unique ways in which two teams can work together to create awesome results.

To gather a range of perspectives, the panel will feature design executives from three local companies (Dell, Atlassian and Realtor.com) and one agency (Funsize). We will explore, at a high level, the shared work we’ve done together so that attendees can get a glimpse of how these important partnerships could shape the future of the industry.

PLEASE NOTE: We will be requiring proof of vaccination at the door for this event. Attendees are welcome to stick around for Happy Hour after the panel.

  • LOCATION
    • 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 4 Ste 101
    • Austin, TX 78702
  • DAY
  • Thursday, November 11th
  • TIME
  • 4:00PM - 5:00PM
  • ORGANIZED BY
  • Funsize
  • INTENDED AUDIENCE
  • Design Leaders and product designers of all levels.
  • ADA ACCESSIBLE?
  • Yes

916 Springdale Road
Bldg 4, Ste 101
TX 78702