Welcome! I’m Katharina Koberdamm, design consultant and university lecturer with over 15 years of experience in the industry. I’ve developed the Design Leadership Framework, a management tool that supports design leaders in building strong and successful design teams.

My mission is to help companies establish a design-led approach and empower design leaders like you. On this website you can learn more about the Design Leadership Framework, access materials and explore the services I provide to support your journey in design leadership.

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Discover the Framework

The Design Leadership Framework offers a concise overview of the most important aspects to look into when leading and managing a design team. It serves as a practical compass for design leaders in a digital era when design needs to be both a driver of innovation as well as efficient support for product development. Click on images to expand view.

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What I offer

The Design Leadership Framework can be applied in organizations and teams in various ways.
I support the following activities with facilitation and expertise.


I offer engaging and interactive trainings and online classes for different areas of Design Leadership as well as UX Design, Customer Experience and Business Design. I have year long experience with teaching and facilitiation.

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In my individual coaching sessions, I help Design Leaders to develop a compelling strategy for themselves or for their team that focusses on the right initiatives. This will enable you to scale and improve your design team and professionalize the team’s work. 

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How is the team doing right now? Which areas of design leadership are already going well and which need more attention? How could processes, structures or culture be improved? I help you facilitate an inspiring workshop with your team.

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