Managing professional relationships as a designer
A product designer's professional journeys have unexpected twists and turns. Over the span of past few years, I have experienced the climbing from entry level designer to management roles. I wanted to share ways to improve your relationship with your manager, create a better and more effective plan leveling up, build professional relationships naturally and broadly, and ultimately move up in your career.
I covered the following topics that help your career as a product designer:
Utilize 1:1 time with your manager
Develop relationship with your manager
How to network effectively
Measure success and deliver results
How to build confidence and advance your career
Junior- and Mid-level designers often seeks ways to grow but don't have mental models that stretch their skills. That's why I gave this talk! Building confidence is as important part of growing hard skills for a designer. I walk through the steps of building confidence through the following framework:
Step 1: build locus of focus
Step 2: reflect on your unique path
Step 3: take calculated risks
Step 4: gather your achievements
Designers attending learn about strategies to stretch limits and get out of comfort zone at work.
Nail your whiteboard exercise
Chelsea Zhou, Product Design Lead, and Wei Zheng, Product Designer, at ThoughtSpot walks through various whiteboard types and how to prepare for them. This session is meant for entry-intermediate level designers who are interested in learning whiteboard interview tactics.
We will go through the following the topics in the group session:
Tips on product design critique
Q & A
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