Campfire #51: Key differences between junior & senior product designers
When I speak of "Junior" vs. "Senior" levels, I refer to lower levels vs. higher levels as two independent buckets. These buckets make drawing generalizations and using metaphors easier.
Building blocks of a product designer's career
The six high-level design dimensions: Product Thinking, Interaction Design, Visual Design, Intentionality, Drive, and Self-awareness.
Campfire #50: Five reasons why you should change your job frequently
Changing jobs frequently can be scary, but if you can manage it strategically, you’ll stay up to date, gain new skills and build a wide network that can open many more doors and opportunities for your future.
How to effectively communicate design decisions to stakeholders?
As designers, we understand how difficult it may be to communicate our decisions to stakeholders. It requires exceptional design skills, efficient communication, and collaboration throughout the company.
Campfire #49: My favorite resources for design systems
In complex projects, you'll eventually reach the point when you consider establishing a design system. In this post, I want to share some helpful tools for developing a successful design system that works for you and your team.
Anyone else feel like they are not a good designer?
When we look at the work of other designers after years and years of skill and experience, we call them talented. Their remarkable undertakings capture our attention, and it may appear that this has always been the case.
Campfire #48: Adding value as a senior designer is all about effective communication
It is no longer sufficient to be talented in design aesthetics alone in today's world; you must also have an excellent working knowledge of digital strategy, customer journey mapping, business, and coding.
Finding dream clients
When building a sustainable freelance business, you must find your dream clients. Clients who will choose you over the endless list of freelancers who might be charging less or sometimes even doing a better job.
Campfire #47: Success makes you lazy. And that’s good
Despite all the negative things with laziness, laziness can be beneficial if you know how to use it.
Explore cognitive load to design better interfaces and experiences
By keeping the cognitive load in mind throughout the design process, we can create interfaces that are not only visually appealing but also functional and user-friendly.