Unpacking Design

Episode 104 - Unpacking Recessions

Episode Summary

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic spreading throughout the world, businesses are feeling its effects on the economy. The stock market is beginning to show signs of an incoming recession with drastic drops. What impact does a potential recession have on the design professions and how can we stay employed? Learn more about the effects of a potential recession on the design professions in this episode.

Episode Notes

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With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic spreading throughout the world, businesses are feeling its effects on the economy. The stock market is beginning to show signs of an incoming recession with drastic drops. What impact does a potential recession have on the design professions and how can we stay employed?

In this episode, Mike talks about how COVID-19 and its effects on the economy reminds him of the market and employment in 2009. He talks about the importance of determining one’s current financial and career situations and setting up a plan for continued employment by becoming indispensable. Tim talks about the shift to a remote workforce where everyone is now being urged to work from home to mitigate the spread of the virus. They also speculate on how designers can be innovative and use their skills to find and share their voice through self-motivated projects.

Learn more about the effects of a potential recession on the design professions in this episode.

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