DESIGNerd Advice: Kay Khoo on “How to foster a design community”

Kay Khoo (our co-founder), designer and a design ambassador, shares his advice on building a design community through direct connections and social interactions. He writes…

I am socially awkward.

I dread the idea of being placed in a social setting where I am forced to answer questions like: How’s work?; How’s life; or, How’s the weather?

I would—at any point—be happier at my desk scribbling down notes to the make the next big idea happen. Or preparing another keynote file to sell a clever strategy. Or be engrossed in the self-indulgent exercise called ‘kerning’ and optically aligning type. (Of course, I then have to explain to the world that this is otherwise called designing).