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In addition to being an amazing Product Designer, Alex has a rare ability to intersect the design’s interplay with product, business and technology. His blog provides universal advice helpful to grow a business, advance a career (applicable even if you are not a designer), and amplify positive impact and leadership.

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Introducing Freelance Playbook

At the beginning of my freelancing career, I took any projects I could get – from simple logos to building fully-fledged websites. I worked 80 hours a week, mostly without weekends, to please my clients and deliver the best possible results.

Introducing Freelance Playbook
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Senior product designer interview questions (and how to answer them)

Finding the right people is extremely difficult. Not only is the market constrained, particularly for tech companies, but the unwritten rules for hiring are frequently incorrect.

Senior product designer interview questions (and how to answer them)
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How to know if you’re doing a great job as a product designer?

Three questions product designers can ask themselves to evaluate if they're doing a great job.

How to know if you’re doing a great job as a product designer?

Alex's blog and advices helped me to get my first job in UX field, and now helping to switch my understanding of all design field too. I'm pretty sure i will get more insights from Alex that will turn everything upside down, and I really appreciate that.

The insight Alex provided into the design industry - detailed steps on how to enter the field, how to present my work in a portfolio, a list of resources - was extremely valuable and helped me broaden my knowledge of digital design.

Michelle Terng

Designer

Alex is such a great mentor! I like how he challenged me when it came to improving my designs. He's always there to help and very knowledgeable of the industry, which allowed me to get a lot of insider info on what I was getting myself into.

Budoor Almulla

UX Designer

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Create MVP (Minimum Viable Portfolio)

Every designer must have both types of portfolios: short-form to get attention and long-form to showcase details.

Create MVP (Minimum Viable Portfolio)
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Campfire #35: How to use chat GPT as a freelance product designer?

This is how AI might be used to assist designers and freelancers in their workflows.

Campfire #35: How to use chat GPT as a freelance product designer?
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Establish the client-finding process

Finding clients as a freelancer can be tricky, but a structured process can make it easier and more efficient.

Establish the client-finding process
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Campfire #34: Three tips for presenting design work during an interview

The difference between getting the job or not, has everything to do with how you present your work to potential clients.

Campfire #34: Three tips for presenting design work during an interview
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How to work with designers (a PMs guide)

Product designers spend a lot of time working closely with product managers. Both roles are highly critical parts of the product development process. Yet many PMs need help understanding designers and efficiently working with them.

How to work with designers (a PMs guide)