Fireside Chat Lessons from design leaders: Designing a culture of innovation Kim Williams, John Couch and Aarron Walter - Indeed


Companies that foster creativity, transparency, and design-centricity create a space where innovation thrives. When you’re working in a large, established company, creating a culture of innovation can be challenging.

During this chat, we’ll sit down with design leaders Kim Williams, Senior Director of Design at Indeed, and John Couch, VP of UX and Design at Hulu to discuss all things innovation. Alongside moderator Aarron Walter, VP Design Education at InVision, they’ll share why creating a clear vision drives change, how to design a process around innovation, and ways to disrupt the status quo by bringing an entrepreneurial mindset to your team and company.

Join this online conversation by checking out the recording linked above.

Kim Williams

Kim is the Senior Director of Design for Indeed’s Design Platform Studio. She leads a team of design technologists, content strategists, writers, design ops, and UX researchers defining Indeed’s core job search experience, shipping the company's first design system, and piloting new apps. Before joining Indeed, Kim was head of brand systems at eBay and associate creative director at agency Ogilvy & Mather.

John Couch

John Couch is the VP of UX and Design at Hulu. Prior to Hulu, he was the Chief Creative Officer of The Shop and Head of Design and Senior Creative Director for Magento and eBay Enterprise. John was formerly an Entertainment and Technology Specialist focused on cross-platform content strategies and development for television, film, Internet, mobile, video games, and emerging new media platforms. He is also a screenplay writer, and is fluent in Japanese.

Aarron Walter

Currently the VP of Design Education at InVision, Aarron previously founded the UX practice at MailChimp. He is the author of Principles of Product Design and co-author of Design Leadership Handbook on DesignBetter.Co, and the bestselling book Designing for Emotion, from A Book Apart.