Brooklyn-based Douglas Davis enjoys being one of the variety of voices needed in front of and behind the concept. As principal of The Davis Group, Douglas offers strategic solutions to client branding, design, and communications problems. As the author of Creative Strategy and the Business of Design, Douglas regularly contributes to the design discourse in AppliedArtsMag.com, Midwest Digital Marketing Conference, The European Business Review, HOW Design Live, RGD Design Thinkers and the OneClub Educators Summit. Douglas is Chair of the Emmy Award-winning B.F.A. in Communication Design program at CUNY’s New York City College of Technology.
Too much frustration can arise from a language disconnect between creatives and business leaders. But both the creative and business sides of a company must learn to speak each other’s language if they want to succeed.
Tune in to our next Real Creative Leadership episode to join Adam Morgan and Douglas Davis as they discuss how designers can become fluent in the language of business and strategy — and how it will transform your company.
In this conversation with Douglas, you’ll learn:
- Why creatives struggle in business environments
- The value of putting yourself in the shoes of non-creative peers
- Tips for learning the language of business
- How strategy-fluent creatives can help transform businesses