Product Designer

I try to figure out what people need from the software I work on, and then translate that into pics.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Building Things

Day to Day

I work from home, so a student would see me in my pajamas, nursing a cup of coffee, for an hour or two at the start of the day! I have a combination of video calls and group messaging for staying in touch with my team, and I switch between writing about our software - upcoming features, plans, roadmaps - and designing screens, coding little prototypes, and sketching on my notepad.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Draw and sketch and play with computers and try stuff _all the time_. Be obsessive. Take other people's work apart and put it back together again. Nothing is more useful for a career in product design than actually getting to the bottom of how things are made.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead: