Inside the Minds of 23 Leaders in Design

CRITIQUED takes you on a journey with designer Christina Beard through an iterative design experiment. With her poster in tow, she meets with leading designers, writers, and curators. At each stop, the participant critiques the poster and talks about his or her own design process. Based on their conversation, Christina redesigns the poster before heading to the next critique—a process similar to the children’s game telephone.



The experiment is presented as part memoir and part interview, giving readers insight into each designer’s process and personality. Each chapter features a design prompt for readers to explore 23 distinct approaches in design and to compare multiple perspectives.





Christina Beard is a designer and writer. She works as a design consultant bringing design thinking to a range of companies. She believes in inviting others into her process and allowing influences to help shape her work.