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Award-winning product designer and Executive Director of the design program at Stanford, Bill Burnett will teach you how to look at your career and life through the lens of design thinking. You will leave with the tools to develop various life scenarios for yourself – just like a designer tests multiple prototypes. Whether you are a college grad entering the workforce, a forty year-old shifting careers, or a sixty-eight year-old trying to define an encore, never stop asking, “What do I want to be when I grow up?”

  • Co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Designing Your Life
  • Part of A Groundbreaking Week at COCA

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Pillsbury Theatre, Washington University 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Ave, St. Louis, MO 63130

7:30AM | Check-In and Breakfast
8:00-10:00AM | Program

$60 | Participant
$50 | Non-Profit
$20 | Student

Groups of 5+, non-profit organizations can register online. Students can contact Emily Catedral at ecatedral@cocastl.org of 314-561-4908 for discounted rates.

After the session, copies of Designing Your Life will be available for purchase courtesy of Left Bank Books with an opportunity to have your copy signed by Bill.

About Bill Burnett

Bill Burnett is the Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford and co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Designing Your Life. He directs the undergraduate and graduate program in design at Stanford, both interdepartmental programs between the Mechanical Engineering department and the Art department. He got his BS and MS in Product Design at Stanford and has worked professionally on a wide variety of projects ranging from award- winning Apple PowerBooks to the original Hasbro Star Wars action figures. He holds a number of mechanical and design patents, and design awards for a variety of products including the first “slate” computer. In addition to his duties at Stanford, he is on the Board of VOZ (pronounced “VAWS – it means voice in Spanish) a socially responsible high fashion startup and advises several Internet start-up companies.


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