Design Operations Symposium 2023

Co-located with the Festival of Creative Operations, Creative Production Day and the Photo Studio Operations Forum


James Bull

Principal Design Operations Program Manager


I'm a DesignOps leader with over 15 years of experience in design, leadership, and operations. I’m currently at Microsoft, providing Design Operations strategy and support to their collaborative apps portfolio. Previously, I spent 7 years at Shopify, establishing and leading the DesignOps practice as the Design team grew from 150 to 600. I focus on developing strategic systems, programs, processes, and teams that increase design's impact across the business.
My enthusiastic optimism supports change through listening, inspiring, and serving others.

James' statements at this event represent his own personal views. He is speaking for himself and not on behalf of his employer, Microsoft Corporation.


An Online Event

What others say

It was a great opportunity to connect with others in different industries that relate to the same niche function.

Veronnica Krizek

A wonderful virtual opportunity to engage and connect with like-minded peers on a variety of topics relevant to the ever-changing landscape of Creative Ops. I really enjoyed this event and look forward to more in the future!

Molly Gallagher

HS Creative Ops events are educational and FUN! The generosity of time and expertise of the vendors and presenters is invaluable in helping us grow our business!

Claire Donnison
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