Talking with Design Thinker: David Burney, Part II

Thu, Dec 3, 2009

Design, Interviews

Talking with Design Thinker: David Burney, Part II

Undeniable. We live in interesting times.  Perhaps it takes more courage – albeit a different kind (a New Kind if you will) – to live now than during the original Renaissance.  Creativity is spilling into the streets creating an awareness that we haven’t seen before these last few years.

According to David Burney, we are living through a “Democratized Renaissance“, one in which creativity is available to more people.  New tool sets allow everyone to compete, whether you choose to be an artist or find your niche in business or both.

In part II of the interview with David Burney, he frames his ideas about what we should be thinking in the next decade and what our value is currently as creative professionals.

Biography (via NEW KIND website)

David has nearly 30 years experience building and leading creative services organizations. Most recently, David served for 4 1/2 years as Vice President of Brand Communications and Design at Red Hat—one of the most disruptive technology brands in the world. David led the company’s overall brand communications strategy, including all creative communications functions.

Prior to Red Hat, David was the owner of Burney Design, partner and Chief Creative Officer at Capstrat, and Chief Designer at the NC Museum of Art.

In addition to serving as Red Hat’s brand executive, David also created an internal innovation program to drive the power of design thinking throughout the company. The program fast became an integral part of quarterly executive meetings. It was subsequently leveraged across the company worldwide to create departmental and individual goals that align with annual corporate business objectives.

David is an active and long-time member of AIGA, the professional association for design. He was a founding member of the Raleigh chapter where he has served as President. He has also served as the Chair of the National President’s Council.

Creativity, Crowd Sourcing, Democratized Renaissance, Design, marketing, Video

3 Responses to “Talking with Design Thinker: David Burney, Part II”

  1. Andy Says:

    This is a very insightful interview with a great member of the design community, and I appreciate the article. I do wish the music hadn’t been included as it clutters up the audio a bit, making it harder to concentrate on his speaking.

  2. Scott Webb Says:

    I come back to this video and part one 1 often. I just wanted to say thank you again for the 2 parts. seriously amazing stuff.


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