What Is An Experience Designer?

We use the term experience design quite often, yet we always get asked: How do I know if I am an experience designer?

“My journey as an experience designer began without even realizing that’s what I was doing,” says Julia Winston, a Senior Facilitator with Scaling Intimacy.

“When I look back, I can see that it became a thread through all areas of my life, from hosting dinner parties, to teaching yoga classes, to organizing team offsites. I never set out to become an ‘experience designer,’ but when I realized there was a name for what I was doing, I knew I’d found a calling and a community.”

The truth is…

Most people can be described as an experience designer. Simply put, if you are someone who gathers people together for some purpose, you are an experience designer.

Whether you are an educator, a corporate leader, wellness instructor, event organizer, camp counselor, parent or anything in between, you are an experience designer.

The path to uncovering this identity looks different for every individual, and that’s part of what makes it special. Though we tend to differentiate ourselves by our job titles and personal titles, many of us can connect and relate that we all, at one point or another, are designing experiences for others.

At Scaling Intimacy, we aim to help people discover their inner experience designer. Because once this happens, we can then hone in on our abilities to design experiences that will bring greater levels of connection, engagement, transformation and fun.

How we define experience design

In our signature training, Designing Dynamic Experiences, we take time to define experience design with each cohort of participants. Get a 2-minute sneak peak of this segment of our program, and learn how we define experience design at Scaling Intimacy: