Do we rely on Designers to 'make it make sense'?

22 Jan 2023
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How to get my job is our podcast series on Youtube,  Linkedin and Spotify where we sit down with amazing people within the Design and Product industry and ask them how their careers started, evolved, and what advice they have for those coming after them.

In episode 6 of the series we speak with Eric Burman, a Director of Digital Product Design at Nike. Eric explains his journey from working as an Art Director in marketing and advertising to later channeling his creativity and curiosity into solving design problems for one of the world’s top leading sports brands.

Key Takeaways

  • No matter what phase your in, whether you’re starting out in design or at a management level in design, having a deep understanding of craft and the baseline theories of design is really important
  • Design is like a bridge that connects complexity to meaning

What’s the best career advice you’ve ever been given?

“To me its less about advice and observation, of all the people that I’ve crossed paths with, throughout my career and have made the biggest impressions on me…what I’ve took away from it is this ability to stay curious.”

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