A weekly newsletter about product design, freelancing, career, personal growth, and anything else that makes you scratch your mind.
Jumping into the freelance design business is a big deal! I’ve been trying to find cheat codes and shortcuts. But you can’t skip steps as you build your freelancing business.
Great designers use questions to identify opportunities, reveal underlying needs, and understand user context to help teams and stakeholders make better decisions.
I'm sure you've often heard those tips about working from home. And if you failed to apply any of that obvious advice, here are the real underlying challenges.
As product designers, we’re all familiar with white space. The term is directly associated with design, but I was wondering why don’t we apply such design principles to our own lives?
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.
As a freelancer, it's your job to define your target audience rather than allowing it to define yourself. Then, once you've identified your target audience, you go after them, track them down, and persuade them that you're the ideal designer for them to work with.
Working with international clients introduced me to a completely different method of interacting with people when I first began working with them in 2015.
We all know it's coming. Most people treat it as a bad thing. Some people will thrive after it. It's better to be prepared for a recession (as much as you possibly could be) than struggle.
A product designer is indeed a very outstanding job title. The title "product designer" always sounds fantastic, regardless of the product — whether it's a new flagship from Apple or a small CRM for your local cafe. And at least half of us have no idea what product designers actually do.
One thing that led me to some of the most exciting things and experiences of my life. I made many mistakes and failed a lot along the way in my career. But, in the end, everything worked out well.
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