Co-founder of Schooold Labs, VP of Design at Schooold
VP of Design. Hands on designer. Fmr. Design Exec. @voxmediainc. Building design systems + visual solutions for brands.
If you just focus on design then the company will many see you as a commodity opposed to if you focus on creativity then that is something they will see as a critical asset.
Don't spam design thinking workshops. Don't try to justify the importance of good design ALL the time. Don't believe that design is the most important thing in the company. Understand where you are in the ocean of things.
No matter how many times you ship something, if you're open and objective about it you will always have room to improve the design. The beauty of computational design is that we can release, test, learn, re-release, re-test and re-learn infi... more
Giving yourself time in the mornings for yourself, friends or family makes a huge difference over time.
You are in control of your schedule so give yourself a convenient time to break away from the computer everyday.
Once you have a team that is working well together, you'll need to create a pattern library or style guide. Style Guides should be used as a reference for design and interaction patterns, as well as a source of truth for production-ready opt... more