Humility: The Designer’s Most Essential Trait

Join fellow creatives on Thursday, October 7 at 6:00 pm for a virtual presentation followed by Q&A with Justin.

If we are always students of our craft, we are always making ourselves available to evolve. “Experience” does not equal “expert”, despite having a monogrammed portfolio or a blue checkbox next to your Twitter handle.

Through the lens of vulnerability of a career’s journey inclusive of early success, and the resulting effects on his design + personal growth, join Justin Dauer as he talks through how the human connection must always lead in evolving ourselves as designers, our work, and our career's journey. We can’t settle for anything less: you, your work, and those on the receiving end of what you create, deserve nothing less.

About the speaker

Justin Dauer is a multi-faceted, multi-pierced, multi-tattooed designer, author, and speaker. He wrote the celebrated book, Cultivating a Creative Culture, speaks internationally on culture and design, and is the Vice President of Human-Centered Design and Development at bswift. With Josef Müller-Brockmann and user advocacy claiming equal parts of his creative heart since graduating from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he’s immersed himself in tangible and digital media over the past 20 years.

As a perpetual student of human-centered design, observation, and creative process, Justin builds teams and cultivates cultures around the perspectives and skill sets we already use daily in our work: empathy, objectivity, and creativity.


Graphic Practices is a Lecture Series from AIGA Maine that invites fresh design voices from across the country who are pushing the boundaries of traditional graphic design through their practice.

When & Where
Thu, Oct 7, 2021 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT