Today you’ll hear our conversation with Brian Hershberger, who cut his teeth at a boutique startup at New York before working at the world’s biggest fashion brands like Michael Kors and Alexander Wang before landing at the Digital Product Design team at Nike.
We talk about the importance of designer-engineer relationships, dealing with imposter syndrome as someone who is largely self taught, and the benefits of getting out of your head and staying focused on the work.
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Today, we speak to Olivia Truong, Lead Product Designer at Hopper and author, creator, and curator of the Product Designer Starter Kit — a compilation of resources intended to help junior talent more confidently navigate the world of design. We get to learn how her willingness to share her experiences and find new ways to help those entering the industry helped boost her confidence and her profile. Though she's incredibly humble about both!
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Product Designer Starter Kit
In this episode, we interview Jon Wood, Product Designer at Liferay. We discuss his choice to enter the field after several years as a classroom teacher, how to seek mentorship and growth opportunities during the interview process, and a call to rethink how to achieve long-term career goals.
In our first interview, we speak with Lily Ngo, a Product Designer at Macy's. We discuss her transition from pharmacy to design, and a combo of relentless networking and seeking mentorship helped her get where she is today.