On Tuesday, April 14th, 2020, The Hive hosted a virtual panel with three professionals who use Human-Centered Design in their work. The panel, titled Creative Careers in Design, was facilitated by our very own Director of Design & Creativity, Kareem Collie, and featured three friends of the Hive: Gail Gallaher, Victor Saad, and Timothy Moore. They discussed their varied experiences in the field of design, as well as some specific topics we asked them to discuss: what design looks for like them in these changing times, how they practice design outside of their work life, and how a student might approach a career in design. 

Read below for more information on the panelists!

Victor Saad, founder of the Experience Institute, got his start by designing his own Master’s by completing 12 projects in 12 months with organizations around the world. After completing his degree, he started an organization that helps students and professionals learn through experience. He now leads innovative education programs at Stanford, UC Berkeley, and companies around the world. His favorite place to be is on a bicycle. Once he learned about the Hive and connected with the team, he was hooked. He’s now a fan and friend.

Gail Gallaher (PO ’17) is a public educator dedicated to making education more empowering, equitable, and effective for all learners. While a student at Pomona, she was profoundly transformed by being part of the original Hive design team, serving on the Hive staff and Steering Committee, and taking the inaugural Human-Centered Design course. These experiences launched her toward her current role as a founding 10th grade Environmental Sustainability Science Advisor at Odyssey STEM Academy. Through her first years in the classroom, she has navigated the highs and lows of creative confidence on a steep learning curve, while also nurturing creative, collaborative, and resilient mindsets in the young people she works with.

Timothy O’Brien Moore works to uncover the hidden potential of people and their organizations by designing learning experiences that bring out behaviors of fearlessness, curiosity, and connectedness. He oversees all public-facing programming as an associate strategist at The Design Gym in New York City and is on the Teaching and Learning Studio teaching team at Stanford University’s d.school. Prior to working for The Design Gym, he practiced learning experience design at the Hive from 2016 to 2018. Initially brought onto the team as a post-baccalaureate associate, he later moved into a more focused role, where he took the lead in evolving the Hive’s curriculum and teaching human-centered design.