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Tom Prior

Independent Digital Product Designer / Curator of 'Designers in Business'

About Tom Prior

Tom is an independent Digital Product Designer and Design Strategist. He's spent over 15 years working for organisations you've never heard of (like Cannes Lions and EMAP Group), and a handful you probably have (like Virgin Holidays, Specsavers, and Save The Children). Through a decade of design leadership he has grown design teams both agency-side and in-house, most recently jumping into the world of Interim Leadership as Head of Design & UX at RSA Digital.

A keen supporter of the grassroots design community, Tom is a design mentor, co-organiser of UX Camp Brighton, and regular contributor to the UX Brighton community. In 2020 he started Designers in Business, a newsletter aimed at helping fellow designers build their business confidence.

Speaking at the conference

The Designer With Business Confidence

Whatever your design discipline, a better grasp of how business works could help you have more impact, influence decision making, and collaborate more effectively. But where should you start your journey to business confidence, and will you compromise your design values in the process?

Tom is a designer on his own path to understanding this complicated world, and will share his thoughts on why and how you can up-skill without losing focus on your craft. In this talk we'll explore:

  • Why business confidence matters
  • Design's business superpowers
  • Tools for demystifying business strategy
  • How to build better business relationships

Q&A with Tom Prior and Radhika Dutt

Jeremy will take your questions for Tom and Radhika.

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