Pragmatic Design

Expand the influence of your design team

Launching February 2022

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Grow the Strategic
Impact of Design

Pragmatic Institute’s design practice empowers designers to contribute strategically. We help designers extend their reach by combining business acumen with user advocacy to uncover new opportunities to create value and strengthen partnerships across the organization.

Our learning experiences are developed by design practitioners, instructional designers and industry leaders—focusing on interactive learning and practical application. With an ecosystem of training, resources and community, our design practice builds on Pragmatic’s reputation as a transformational partner to 200,000 alumni and counting.

OUR DIRECTORS

JIM DIBBLE
Co-Director of Design Practice

Jim Dibble has more than 20 years of experience in UX design, curriculum development and professional training. A passion for education has been a through line in his career. As a consultant and director at strategic design firms Cooper and Designit, Jim led product strategy projects for clients in tech, finance and healthcare. He coached client cross-functional teams in UX design, design research, service design and design leadership. 

SHANNON MCGARITY
Co-Director of Design Practice

Shannon McGarity has spent more than 20 years solving clients’ design challenges in roles ranging from head of product to UX director. Prior to Pragmatic, Shannon was a director at strategic design firms Cooper and Designit—leading teams on projects, creating curriculum, coaching innovation teams and teaching service design, design leadership and more. She is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, focusing on leadership coaching.

Pragmatic Institute
Design Advisory Board

Our Design Advisory Board brings a real-world lens to strategic design. These experts are enthusiastic and passionate about design advocacy, human-centered innovation and building the next generation of design leaders. 

  • Christine Fitts

    Director, Customer Experience, Integrated Delivery Lead | Pfizer

  • John James

    Director of Product Design | Mailchimp

  • Kim Moy

    Design Director | Capital One

  • Scott Sanchez

    Product Innovation Officer | Deluxe

  • Lauren Sinreich

    Innovation and Design Consultant, Principal | Whole Innovation and Design

  • Leah Udja

    Senior UX Manager, North America | Grafana Labs

  • Lyndsey Williams

    Associate Director, User Experience Design and Research Operations | Moody’s Analytics

  • Elizabeth Zietlow

    Director, Experience Mapping and CX Strategy | Signet Jewelers

Pragmatic History Of Success

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Learning Experiences

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Resources For Every Situation

Get the expert insights you need in every format in our resource library. Get actionable, battle-tested advice with every resource we offer. 

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