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Level up your product design career!

πŸ““ Sharing my favourite resources

Published 3 months agoΒ β€’Β 2 min read

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Hey Reader,

In a world where design trends shift quicker than a click, staying relevant isn't just about keeping upβ€”it's about leading the charge.

This week, I’m sharing my top resources to future-proofing your design skills. Explore insightful podcasts for a deep dive into innovative design approaches, and empower your skill set with courses. Keep reading to uncover skills and strategies that will elevate your design game from current to revolutionary.

Podcasts

  • ​Design Life: A conversational podcast with Charli and I, focusing on design and the unique challenges young creatives face, sparked by their passion for side projects.
  • ​Bezier: A unique design interview podcast spotlighting voices from creative communities outside the mainstream tech giants.
  • ​Design Matters: In-depth conversations with a diverse array of creatives including designers, writers, artists, and musicians, delving into the expansive world of creative culture.

Courses

  • ​Product Strategy for Designers: Sold out for the third time! I’m so excited to meet cohort 3 and share my learnings, insights, and resources! Don’t want to miss the next one? Join the waitlist.​
  • ​Fast Forward Freelance: Get a clear view of what the first year of independent work holds. From deciding to freelance to building a thriving solo practice, and all the challenges and questions in between.
  • ​Intro to UI/UX for Graphic Designers: During this class you'll be guided through the creation of a UI/UX project that is unique to you - a perfect way to kick-start your portfolio. Along the way, you’ll learn about each step of the process and how to apply them effectively.
  • ​Creative Copywriter Course: Design and copywriting truly do go hand-in-hand! Join Tasha to learn about UX writing and SEO.

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Resources

  • ​Uxcel: Part resource, part class - this is one of my favourite ways to level up my UX Design skills (AND it’s free for community members!).
  • ​Mobbin: Mobbin is the world’s largest UI & UX design reference library that offers a hand-picked collection of the latest design patterns from mobile apps.
  • ​Relume: Relume builds websites that enable you to make ongoing updates and optimisations without the need of a web developer.

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Upskill in the new year

If you're looking for long-term 1:1 design mentorship, I just opened up sessions on Superpeer! Available for community members only.


πŸ‘‹ Interested in joining the job hunters community?

We don’t start a design project by pushing pixels, do we? We start by asking questions and researching. Yet, somehow, as product designers, we tend to kick off the job hunt by frantically surfing job boards and sending 100+ of applications. Join Anfisa and I as we unravel a smarter approach to the job-hunting process that could save you 6+ months of frustration.

This is a FREE community event, but $5 for non-members.


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🌟 Read: Budi’s Newsletter

As a product designer with my eyes set on management, I've navigated the intricate maze of career advancement, where the path isn't always linear. This read is a reflection of that journey, offering insights into the critical decision-making process and career choice; it's about understanding your goals, strengths, and the impact you wish to make.


✨ ELEGANCE: A new playbook?

This article is a treasure trove of tips and tricks, blending design aesthetics with practical usability to elevate your UI game. Perfect for designers at any level, these 58 golden rules are your go-to guide for crafting interfaces that aren't just visually striking, but also incredibly user-friendly.

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✨ Looking for the next step in your design career?

Psst.. are you hiring? Reach strategists, product-lovers, and designers by posting a job listing on my board!​

  • Sr. Product Designer, Design Systems @ ezCater
  • Sr. Product Designer, Design Systems @ Instacart

View more job opportunities here.​


πŸ’Ž Gems of the week

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πŸ™Œ An amazing opportunity to join the Patreon team!

πŸ€” Saw this awesome portfolio shared in the community - thought I’d share for inspo!


Have a topic you'd like us to chat about? Reply to this email and let me know!

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