Creed is All-In on Professional Development
Creed knows professional development opportunities foster ingenuity, curiosity, and growth. Accordingly, we provide every team member with an annual $500 professional development stipend to be used to attend conferences, trainings or courses, to join professional associations, etc. All team members are also provided access to LinkedIn Learning courses at no cost. Lastly, we know that professional development is only valuable if we can make time to actually do it–so we also dedicate four hours per month for professional development time in your schedule. Should you be pursuing continued education, Creed also offers up to $2,000 annually in tuition reimbursement programs.
We know professional development plays a crucial role in the ever-evolving fields of user experience, research, design and digital development. As technology advances and user expectations shift, staying up-to-date with the latest trends, tools, and techniques is essential for success both internally and for our valued clients.
seeking out innovation
Continuous Learning and Growth
Engaging in professional development activities allows researchers, designers and developers to expand their knowledge and skills. It provides an opportunity to learn about new design principles, coding languages, user experience (UX) best practices, research techniques, and emerging technologies. By staying current with industry trends, our experts can deliver innovative and high-quality solutions to our clients.
Enhancing Creativity and Problem-Solving Abilities
Professional development fosters creativity by exposing researchers, designers and developers to different perspectives, ideas, and approaches. Attending workshops, conferences, and networking events can inspire fresh thinking and encourage individuals to push the boundaries of their creativity. Additionally, participating in training programs and skill-building exercises hones problem-solving abilities, enabling professionals to tackle complex design and development challenges with confidence.
Here at Creed our UX and Design team has bi-weekly freeform creative challenge hours and alternates bi-weekly team professional development involving learning new skills, new ways of thinking and focusing on topics outside of design and UX to bring in new perspectives.
Developers are allotted an hour a week for professional development. They use this as they see fit to address learning topics that relate to existing or upcoming projects. The team also has monthly developer meetings that they use for knowledge sharing and collaborative discussions.
As new tools, frameworks, and platforms emerge, we know we must adapt and pivot to remain competitive.
mastering cutting-edge tech
Keeping Pace with Technological Advancements
Research, design and development at Creed are highly technology-driven fields. As new tools, frameworks, and platforms emerge, we know we must adapt and pivot to remain competitive. Professional development provides opportunities to explore and master these technologies, ensuring that researchers, designers and developers can leverage the latest advancements to create cutting-edge websites, data management, user interfaces and more.
Building a Professional Network
Engaging in professional development activities facilitates networking and collaboration with peers in the industry. Connecting with fellow designers and developers opens doors to new opportunities, mentorship, and potential partnerships. Through networking, professionals can exchange ideas, gain insights, and stay connected to the broader UX research, design and development community.
open new doors
Boosting Career Prospects
Investing in professional development demonstrates a commitment to personal growth and excellence in the field. It enhances one’s professional reputation and can open doors to career advancement opportunities. We value professionals who actively seek to expand their skill sets and stay ahead of industry trends, making them more likely to be considered for promotions.
In conclusion, professional development holds immense value for designers and website developers. It empowers individuals to continuously learn and grow, enhances creativity and problem-solving abilities, keeps pace with technological advancements, builds professional networks, and boosts career prospects. By prioritizing professional development at Creed, our experts can stay at the forefront of their field and deliver exceptional results.