Any expedition begins with an invitation.
It's the entrance, the opportunity to step across the threshold into something new that sets the stage for everything to follow.
In the design work I do, I want to provide that invitation and the pathway of experiences that can help you shape a new story for your organization.
Changing how organizations function is a challenge. Ultimately, the invitation, and the process that follows, should enable compelling shifts that lead to the creation of a new organizational mindset.
In the engagements I design, I seek to support you in creating deep organizational change by helping you create those shifts. That takes time and effort of course, and is predicated on an inclusive process that supports and engages, pushes when necessary, and challenges people to think and act beyond the constraints of their current conditions and culture. Creating a new organizational mindset means creating a new lens and worldview that is broader and sees differently, crafting a language capable of supporting that capacity, and growing a membership that possesses the skills and dispositions that support an ever-evolving capacity to grow and improve in a world that absolutely demands it.
How we write that story together is what I am interested in. How we create the conditions for making a difference is the challenge. How we do this together is the opportunity ahead.
Presentation Services: In addition to design services, I do keynotes, spotlights, workshops and breakout sessions for conferences, schools and school district events.
Classroom Redesign and Innovation Symposium, Steelcase WorkLife Center, New York City, New York | June 19, 2019
Threshold Design Institute, Project Launch, Monterrey, Mexico | September 2019
38th Annual TriAssociation Annual Educators Conference, American School Foundation of Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico | September 2019
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Photo: David leading a Salon Dinner in Glencoe, IL and a learning spaces presentation at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, IL.
Next up: I’ll be in New York City working with Steelcase presenting at a full-day workshop on learning spaces change and innovation at the Steelcase WorkLife Center.
Then: Planning and preparation for the launch of the Threshold Design Institute. We’ll be working with six schools across Latin America to explore the design process over a year-long period.
Featured Resource: DJD Design Porfolio
David Jakes Designs LLC has worked with a number of clients to provide concept designs for their spaces. This work focuses principally on classroom and library design. In this part of the website, four projects are presented, complete with visual representations of the space designs. This work has been done in partnership with Jason Meyering Architecture of Chicago, Illinois.