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Ben Holliday is an experienced design leader, writer and speaker. This is his blog (started in 2005). If you’re new to this site, Ben has published a playbook for design linking together many of his blog posts from the past 5 years. You can book him to speak at an event, get in touch or follow him on Twitter.

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Fingerprints are everywhere. They’re hard to see and hard to remove.

A lot of design work is realignment. And we can all be more intentional about where we leave our fingerprints.

It’s easy to worry about how visible your contribution is. Sometimes people won’t be directly aware of your work.


I “own” the content.

I “own” the strategy.

I “own” the solution.

Swap all these things for I “own” the problem, and you just might succeed.

The art of design leadership

Design leaders are still designers, but they design different things

Fuzzy words and actions

Your mission is only as good as your focus.


Experience is like frequency. It’s a combination of extremes highs and lows. It jumps. It moves.

Designing for frequency

No real life experience is flatlined. You have to design for things that move.

Experience is human. Every heart beat has a pulse you can feel.