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Dent @ Home — Design-based Leadership: Finding Opportunity in Chaos

May 29, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Chaos is the perfect environment for design thinking to thrive. As a tool, it helps us synthesize from our uncertainties and bring clarity to our next move. As a mindset, it helps us surface our inner tensions and operating assumptions.

For 8 years, Denter Jessica Artiles has travelled the world translating her MIT Mechanical Engineering and Design principles into useful tools for innovation and integrating them into people’s daily practices, at home and at work.

Now, work is home.

Jessica will walk us through what design can do for you— in your personal and professional lives— and demo some of her favorite Hacks@Home to combat Zoom fatigue, team creativity, and work productivity.

We were all born design thinkers.
Now we just have to re-awaken, re-train, and re-integrate our spidey-sense.


Jessica Artiles knows it well: Design is Power.

As the Founder and Chief Design Officer of Darte Design, she coaches and co-creates with businesses and change-makers on how to use design-based approaches to increase the impact potential of their ideas. She co-founded The Second L and launched ÉPOCA, the first residential Self-Fulfillment Festival, all during her wedding.

Jessica believes everyone is born thinking like a designer— she just helps you shake off the dust and stretch back into it.

During her Master’s Thesis at MIT she invented DesignShops, a process to shorten the time by which someone begins to think and problem-solve like a designer. Combined with her certification as a Reiki Apprentice Healer, she can challenge her clients to incorporate a balanced, holistic approach to the ancient human experience of creativity and solving problems.

Jessica was named one of Boston’s Latino 30 Under 30 in recognition as a “Most Influential Leader” and lives with her husband as Graduate Resident Advisors in the world’s greatest playground— MIT— running experiments with her students in residential-based learning, culture, and community mobilization. Catch her offline hosting Thoughts Over Tea in her home studio or running with her sheltie, Chuli (she’s the goodest girl).

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May 29, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT