Your offer is what you pitch to companies. Going to a prospective lead and saying, “I’ll design a landing page for you,” will not get you much business. You need to tell them what you’re going to do and why it will get results.
We don’t have time to learn about our actual users and maximize the chances of success. We're assuming that we know what they want and then wonder why the product fails at a later stage.
Selling your services as a product designer is a skill that most creatives don’t want to develop and usually see as a cringe-worthy task.
You don’t need a lot of followers to land your first client. Check out this step-by-step guide that helped me get clients without followers and grow my business to 6 figures.
Although switching careers is never easy, recognizing the areas where you have a head start can boost your confidence and how you present yourself when applying for your first design job.
Design principles back all great digital products. You can think of them as core values everyone understands and promotes. They guide the design process, teams, and end-product vision. These principles are more or less universal and are used to build world-class products at companies like Spotify, Airbnb, and Figma. Five
The current state of economics forces people to find jobs that can bring value to businesses. We've all heard companies reducing their teams in response to challenging market conditions.
As product designers, we must constantly examine our work. Design reviews and feedback are both beneficial and necessary for a successful product at every level of the design process.
Building an MVP is an effective way of evaluating your project assumptions, enabling you to test the fundamental aspects of the product early and, by taking the corresponding feedback into account, develop a final product with a much higher chance of market success.
Some of the most talented designers I've worked with have no formal design education. If you insist on getting a degree, keep in mind that the school, professors, and alumni network are often more valuable than the degree itself.