The UX of Burnout: There and Back Again - S8007

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Thorsten Jonas

Thorsten Jonas

Strategic UX Consultant


Burnout. Depression. You name it. Everybody’s heard of it. Many more people than we think have experienced it or are facing it right now. Burnout as a creative doesn’t necessarily mean you’re not creative anymore. Join Thorsten Jonas, strategic UX consultant, as he shares his personal journey through burnout and how he changed his working life as a creative and leader, as well as how he can help others as leaders and colleagues.

You’ll hear how:

Thinking that as long as you are still creative, as long as workshops are successful and your team is happy, you are not affected is a dangerous misjudgment
When the depression gains control, or when anxiety takes over, your creative mindset and toolset can be really helpful to support your healing as well as to support others on your team 

Technical Level: General Audience

Type: Session

Category: Inspiration

Track: Creativity and Design in Business

Audience: Art/Creative Director, Business Strategist/Owner, Educator, Front End Developer, Game Developer, Government, Graphic Designer, Motion Graphics/Visual Effects Artist, Photographer, Post-Production Professional, Print Designer, UI and UX, Web Designer, 3D, Illustrator, IT, Social Media Content Creator, Executive, Marketer