What’s Human-Centered Design?

HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN IS A CREATIVE APPROACH TO PROBLEM SOLVING AND THE BACKBONE OF THE SPILL TEEM. IT’S A PROCESS THAT STARTS WITH PEOPLE AND ENDS WITH NEW SOLUTIONS THAT ARE TAILOR MADE TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS.

 
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What’s design thinking?

Design thinking is the creative process for problem solving. Think methods!

DESIGN THINKING HAS A HUMAN-CENTERED CORE. IT ENCOURAGES ORGANIZATIONS TO FOCUS ON THE PEOPLE THEY'RE CREATING FOR, WHICH LEADS TO BETTER PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND INTERNAL PROCESSES. WHEN YOU SIT DOWN TO CREATE A SOLUTION FOR A BUSINESS NEED, THE FIRST QUESTION SHOULD ALWAYS BE WHAT'S THE HUMAN NEED BEHIND IT?

AT THE SAME TIME, DESIGN THINKING PROVIDES A SOLUTION-BASED APPROACH TO SOLVING PROBLEMS. IT'S A WAY OF THINKING AND WORKING AS WELL AS A COLLECTION OF HANDS-ON METHODS.

 
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The Spill Teem rocks! Their energy is amazing, and their work changes your perspective and thinking.
— workshop client

The team who makes it happen for you!

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Joshua
(CEO + founder)

After serving over 15 years in leadership roles which ranged from supervisory to a tenured directorship, Human Services taught Joshua René that serving people begins with serving how they think. Joshua found himself no longer fitting into the traditional and typical landscapes of business, so he created The Spill Teem!  

Joshua is the recipient of the Program Leadership in Sales, Marketing and Technology Award, Mastery Certification in Leadership Development, and currently serves as an adjunct instructor. 

His pursuit of service to others injected into The Spill Teem has allowed us to create demand and breed significant purpose in the world of creative and functional development.

Joshua on LinkedIn

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Jared
(Identity Strategist)

Jared walks his talk! His presence and talents are a unique piece to our visual puzzle. He specializes in helping brands better understand their unique advantage in the market by creating a visual identity to reflect their core values. We believe every company has a distinct fingerprint that speaks to its ideal audience.

Jared is a Full Sail University graduate with a degree in Digital Arts and Design. He ventured out to become the Founder & Creative Director of See & Hear Creative; which is why he's a perfect addition to making sure our clients not only receive thinking culture clarity but a visual clarity as well.

He's also one of the coolest guys we know, so we like having him around!

Jared on LinkedIn

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Katya
(ReFrame Strategist)

Katya grew up as a compulsive question-asker. Starting from the “why”s of the world, her questions now revolve around what makes humans tick and how to strive to help them thrive in the workplace.

Katya flips problems on their heads to reveal the questions underneath, creating a reframe of how they’re seen. She’s working towards imbuing more honesty, empathy, and curiosity—her version of the tenets of humanness—into how individuals and teams function at work.

A graduate of the University of Virginia and in the midst of a Masters in organizational development and knowledge management, she enjoys public speaking and leading Toastmasters, creatively weaving words together in a story or poem, and doing handstands on mountains to revel in a new perspective.

Katya on LinkedIn

 
 
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Amanda
(Insight Strategist)

Without a doubt, Amanda makes The Spill Teem better! Her ability to inspire individuals to shift the thinking culture of organizations and the people in them is priceless!

With an extensive background in change management and a Master’s in Strategic Communication & Leadership from Seton Hall University, she’s led complex organizational culture shifts in some of the country’s leading enterprises: Northrop Grumman, Alere Informatics, and Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Proving that she can creatively and strategically guide anyone to greatness. We're excited to have her join us with her incredible energy and amazing talent!

We've watched her put people first and process second – as she dives into the messiest of situations. It was a no-brainer that her lens always aligned with our focus. She didn’t know it then, but she’s always been one of us!

Amanda on LinkedIn

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Hannah
(Consultant)

What do you get when you combine steadfast curiosity, research-driven creativity, and a vivacious spirit? Well, we call her Hannah. Hannah has found her passion for partnering with organizations and business owners, helping to empower their efforts and achieve their goals through creative problem solving and strategic communications.

Hannah is a graduate of James Madison University, where she double majored in Media Arts & Design (Corporate Communications Program), as well as Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communications. Since finishing school, she's helped dozens of for-profit and non-profit organizations build customized, strategic solutions to complex corporate and operational problems. Hannah is a graduate of Leadership Charlottesville and is a member of the Board of Directors at Camp Holiday Trails. She also serves as the Chair of the ULI Young Leaders Group for the state of Virginia.

While Hannah is most often found at work, her favorite place to be is in a cozy corner of a large party, surrounded by friends and strangers, enthusiastically telling a fabulous story with a glass of wine in hand.

Hannah on LinkedIn