Jake Rudin: Creative Career Progress

Jake Rudin: Creative Career Progress

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Jake is currently Senior Manager of Digital Technologies at Adidas, where he’s leading teams in Computational Design, Digital Technologies, and Pattern Engineering. He’a also the co-founder of Out of Architecture: a career consulting firm that helps architects and designers find work that fulfills them.

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Conversation Topics

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:52 The power of the breakup
  • 06:10 Non-design jobs for designers
  • 09:53 Jake's first book: writing and publishing
  • 18:30 Leading innovation at Adidas
  • 25:11 Getting hired: how to grab the manager's attention
  • 31:23 How to collab with Adidas
  • 39:00 Excelling at multi-disciplinary work
  • 47:00 Advice from Jake: greatest hits
  • 52:50 Book recommendations
  • 53:54 Design object recommendations
  • 55:13 Jake's design secrets
  • 56:30 What's next & how to find Jake
Mehmet Aydın Baytaş

Mehmet Aydın Baytaş


Mehmet is the founder of Design Disciplin. He has been designing and building since 2005, and spent 10 years as academic computer scientist and design researcher.