View of the lake through the trees

On January 14, 2021, Design Spaces had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Kelly Small about their new book, The Conscious Creative. It was the first event for Design Spaces, an evolving collective led by myself and Teena Singh with the aim of amplifying equitable innovation. We hosted an intimate group (about 15 of us) with an insightful discussion. In addition, we managed to collect $100 to donate to Kelly’s chosen 501(c)3 non-profit, Indigenous Climate Action, through our pay-it-forward fund.

During the discussion, Kelly was asked how to create safer spaces for team members. Their response was candidly simple: trust. And…


I’m Julie Morgan and I lead Designing Women San Diego, a group that champions and amplifies female-identifying UX professionals. For the last 5 years, our quarterly events have offered real-world insights from professionals in UX design, content and research. We’ve held workshops that help our members fine-tune design thinking skills and build community. We’ve provided our attendees inclusive and safe opportunities to meet like-minded designers, researchers and content specialists working in San Diego and beyond.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about our success and where we might go from here. I am challenged by the continual uphill battles women and other…

Julie Morgan

#UX lead, software designer, mom. Founder: Design Spaces and Designing Women, #designingwsd. I #design tools to connect people, systems, things. @qualcomm

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