Designer Turned Product Manager? Why Not?

Designer Turned Product Manager? Why Not? Let us assume the headline here is talking about a product designer turning into a product manager. It sounds more doable…because we are probably trained to think of technical or business professionals as better placed to make the switch to a management role, rather than an arts person. That’s […]

Your Design Portfolio Should Stand Out

Your Design Portfolio Should Stand Out In the present scenario where Covid19 has forced companies to layoff employees, every job advertised has thousands of applicants. Most hiring managers will agree that a good portfolio is a major deciding factor in the hiring factor. Alas, while designers at every stage of their career do look up […]

Self-Learning Design Due to Covid-19

Self-Learning Design Due to Covid-19 Many professional designers are self-taught. Now, due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, there is a renewed interest in informal learning methods and self-learning. With wfh and stay home gaining ground, aspiring designers have to fall back only on books, online courses, evening apprenticeship, weekend internships, short bootcamps and study […]

Stick to Your Craft. Be an Active Practitioner

Stick to Your Craft. Be an Active Practitioner There are so many tutorials online that urge you to learn UI design from scratch Several design bootcamps and apprenticeships add to the UX design course you did Full-fledged design curricula teach tradecraft and turn you into a full stack designer Mentors, coaches, skill workshops are forever […]

Do You Have a Voice for Design?

Do You Have a Voice for Design? No, we don’t mean voice design, or voice user interfaces or virtual assistants like Alexa and Cortana. The question is whether as a designer you have the innate ability to converse with your customer, whether you can communicate your design principles to them and if there is a […]

Inculcate a Design Mindset to Kickstart Career

Inculcate a Design Mindset to Kickstart Career There are many character traits and mindsets that help people evolve into great designers. However there is one thing that is guaranteed to ruin even the best laid out plans and efforts to grow in your UX path: Ego. Yes, when one is rigid the options before her […]

Career-Building Advice for UX Designers

Career-Building Advice for UX Designers No two designers are the same. Each of you out there are unique personalities, with different career aspirations and aptitudes. With demand for good design exploding across businesses, the design sphere is splitting dramatically into various specializations and super specializations. Even as some are gaining expertise in various functions of […]

Design is New, Design is Evolving. Hurry & Catch Up

Design is New, Design is Evolving. Hurry & Catch Up Only yesterday people were learning what design means and what a career in design entails. Today, the discourse among experienced designers has already moved on to Evolutionary Design and DesignOps. You poor dears, have you just started Googling, “How to become a UX designer?.”  Never […]

Designers are Creators, Know Your Path

Designers are Creators, Know Your Path The Institute of Product Leadership runs the most unique full-stack designer course, but we have no qualms in accepting that designers come from all walks of life.  Many become UX designers by accident without going through a UX design course. This is because design is nothing but creation. Engineers […]