Buzz Usborne
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Buzz is one of the very few people who is actually qualified to coach.

Justin, Head of Support at Ghost

You helped me to maintain vision and confidence at a difficult time, transitioning back into the realm of design

Thomas, Designer

Since working with Buzz I’ve become a lot more transparent in my work and confident asking for feedback and sharing work to a wider audience.

Dee, Senior Designer

Without your involvement I would’ve continued to feel alone in that situation. You gave me a lot of clarity.

Nick, Senior Designer

You’ve really helped me be better in my role! I remember feeling much more confident and grounded in my project after each session.

Elise, Senior Designer

For Individuals

I’ve coached hundreds of high-performing designers and creative individuals — helping them navigate tricky spots in their career and find clarity and purpose in moments of opportunity. Calling on 16+ years experience across multiple disciplines and organization sizes & I lead with honesty and humility, and help you to uncover what success looks like on your own terms.

  1. Portfolio review and positioning yourself for a new job
  2. Getting over imposter syndrome and creative burnout
  3. Design systems (establishing and scaling)
  4. Creative progression as an IC
  5. Open to all

$150 /session
$AUD. Discount pricing available
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For Employers

I regularly work with organizations who recognize the importance of coaching their design talent, but lack the in-house capabilities, time or resources to do so. Most commonly I perform regular 1-on-1 sessions with high-performing individuals to discuss ongoing challenges and long-term progression via 3 or 6 month programs. In other cases I can be booked as-and-when necessary or be available via Slack, a schedule that commonly works for smaller companies.

I also work with individuals whose performance is falling short of their potential. Most commonly I find that in having a confidential and sympathetic ear to talk to, I can help both employer and employee find mutual success. I can be helpful to teams and individuals looking to grow in these areas:

  1. Hiring & nurturing design talent
  2. Building & scaling design teams (for the first time)
  3. Scaling a businesses’ design capabilities
  4. Improving communication or collaborative practices
  5. Individual performance review

$200 /hour
Billed monthly. $AUD (excluding GST)
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