In this interactive workshop, design strategist Tracy DeLuca will guide participants through the Four Steps of Design Thinking, a powerful tool for addressing personal challenges and aspirations. Drawing from her experience teaching at Stanford d.school, Tracy will also discuss the role of psychedelic medicine as a catalyst for personal and societal growth.
Jeremy Sutherland, an acclaimed design director with a rich portfolio spanning multiple industries, will engage Tracy in a thought-provoking conversation. As a board member of Reimagine, Jeremy brings a unique perspective to the interplay of design, creativity, and personal growth.
The session will culminate in breakout sessions where participants will embark on an experiment to redesign their lives, employing the principles learned during the session. This is an opportunity to take control over how we respond to the world around us, strengthening our resilience even in the face of adversity and loss.
Through this event, participants will learn to employ empathy-building and rapid prototyping skills to turn challenges into expansive, joyful opportunities. They will walk away with a basic understanding of design thinking and practical ideas to experiment with in their own lives, helping them navigate through pain and adversity towards a more purposeful, expansive life.
Tracy DeLuca is the Founder of How Might We Design, a mental health and behavior change-focused creative consultancy. Her work is driven by a passion to transform patient, provider, and caregiver experiences globally.
To achieve this, Tracy creates large-scale new business offerings and organizational transformation, from strategy and visioning to design and implementation. She is currently co-teaching Stanford d.school's first course in Psychedelic Medicine x Design. She also co-hosts Results May Vary, a podcast to help you design your life.
Jeremy leads world-class creative teams for both agency and in-house organizations. He has held senior leadership roles at both IDEO and Pinterest. As a Design Director, his leadership spans multiple industries, including technology, transportation, food, fashion, music, arts, finance, and healthcare. Jeremy has a depth of project experience across brand strategy, identity design, visual systems, type design, packaging, environments, information graphics, experience design, service design, and product design, as well as digital and web design.
Jeremy is passionate about creating purpose-driven brands that leverage a user-centered approach to create meaningful connections between people, products, and beyond. His work has been honored as part of the Smithsonian and AIGA Permanent Collection at the Denver Art Museum. His work has also been featured in The New York Times, Adweek, Wired, Fast Co. AXIS, CMYK, Dwell, Monocle, Print, AIGA Year in Design, IDSA, IDEA, and World Changing. He serves on the board of directors at Reimagine.
About Reimagine and the “Pain to Purpose” Series
Reimagine is a nonprofit organization catalyzing a uniquely powerful community–people of different backgrounds, ages, races, and faiths (and no faith) coming together in the hopes of healing ourselves and the world. We specifically support each other in facing adversity, loss, and mortality and–at our own pace– actively channeling life's biggest challenges into meaningful action and growth. www.letsreimagine.org
When life gets painful, how do we deal with the aspect of it we call “work”? Redesigning our careers and reflecting on what matters most beyond our professional lives can broaden how we define our vocations. In what ways are we achieving purpose, results, and impact? Join us this July for the transformative virtual series, "Pain to Purpose: Redesigning Careers and Lives." Over the course of three events, we delve into how facing loss and adversity can lead to a reevaluation of our careers and an expansion of our journeys through life.
From the burdens of caregiving for a family member to grappling with the grief of losing a loved one, and from racism or sexism to battling with recurring patterns that may limit our potential—adversity wears many faces. Through these Reimagine events, we’ll discover inspiring stories of individuals who have successfully transformed their lives and careers after experiencing hardship and pain. We’ll reflect on the regrets that often arise at the end of life, gaining insights to make more purposeful choices in the present.
With guidance from expert coaches, mental health professionals, educators, and designers, we’ll ultimately gain tools and inspiration to turn our own challenging life experiences into opportunities for healthy transformation, agency, and fulfillment.