Your first 30 days as a product designer in a new job is crucial. If you have recently shifted to a new environment this post is for you.
Asking is a hard thing. As sapiens we hesitate to ask. We hesitate to express what we really feel. There is fear of judgment, fear of looking bad in someone's eyes, fear of asking too much, fear of looking stupid, fear of hurting others etc. We die in our fears.
by Karthi Subbaraman Our human brain loves excitement and we don’t pursue things that are boring. But most profound things in life are boring. Isnt it? Here is my list of boring profound things. Meditation, sitting quietly, walking etc Typically doing nothing and repeating something is boring. No wonder
by Karthi Subbaraman The world of designer hiring is evolving rapidly. Companies are starting to realize that inbound methods of hiring is somewhat outdated. Putting out a job post in LinkedIn and other job boards to attract the right talent is turning out to be slower and inefficient compared to
by Karthi Subbaraman Among the five elements of life (you, health & fitness, relationships, career and finance), career gets enormous attention, time and energy in an adult life. If you observe closely, you'll see that in a 24 hour cycle of our day, one-third (or more) is spent on our
by Karthi Subbaraman How to make a FAANG worthy portfolio? How should I think about case studies? How long should be the cases? How many cases should be there in a portfolio ideally? How many mins/seconds will my portfolio get from my recruiter/hiring manager? What makes a portfolio
by Karthi Subbaraman Great leaders are great talent agents. They have an ability to spot the right talent, unlock human potential, match the best candidate to the role and build high performance teams day-in and day-out. Hiring great talent and nurturing them is a huge aspect of a design leader's
by Karthi Subbaraman When you don't have an established portfolio (eg: a student, a fresher, NDA restrictions etc) to showcase, a design task is a great way to showcase your competence. It gives a fair chance for the employer to judge your competence as a professional. I am not supporting
How many of you have had this thought cross your minds, “I’m going to work for myself one day and I’ll be the boss and control my decisions and time.” And if you take that dive in and go for it, here are the aspects you need to
If you are working on your Design Portfolio more than ever, your time for visibility is here and you cannot go against the grain and miss having a strong portfolio to showcase your work, because the proof is in the pudding. Working on a Portfolio should not be a strain