Meet Jamie Munger: Strategy Director
Smart Design is a strategic design company that helps people live better and work smarter.
Everything we do starts with understanding human behavior—not just what people want and need but also how entire systems work and interact with users. Our strategists help uncover insights, identify the best opportunities for your business, and plan what your organization should do next. At the highest level, it’s all about understanding how your product, service or experience should be positioned in the market—and then giving you a strategic roadmap to make that new position a reality.
We sat down with Jamie Munger, Strategy Director, to learn about new directions in design strategy, why leadership can sometimes feel like juggling balloons, and how a new generation of data journalists creates stories that inspire and influence her approach to design.
Tell us about a time you solved an intimidating design challenge.
What are the new frontiers of your discipline?
“...strategy looks at how your brand and product is valued and therefore what you might keep or replace and new areas to invest in.”
So what is strategy anyway?
What types of problems do you find exciting?
Describe the qualities of a designer at Smart Design.
Talk about the leadership at Smart Design.
“...I’m really inspired by the new generation of data journalists. They pull together data in different forms and from different sources to create one of the highest forms of human storytelling.”
What influences your design work?
On a personal note, tell us about what you’re reading, learning, and creating.
About Jamie Munger