How I Got My Job in Design: 3 Product Designers' Journeys to Success

29.11.2023
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Written by:
Danielle Bowman

We teamed up with USTWO, a digital product studio and Where are the Black Designers?, a volunteer-run, nonprofit that exists to heal, support and amplify Black creativity, to spotlight the incredible stories of Black Designers.

Our star-studded panel featuring Adryan Tunde, Principal Product Designer at Pearson; Aderonke Oke, Product Designer at Siemens; and Venessa Bennett, UX Director at Dye & Durham Corporation, shared inspiring and candid stories of their unique paths in the design industry.

From overcoming the hurdles of landing that first design job to nailing interviews post-bootcamp, we uncovered the crucial skills for progressing into design leadership roles.

Key takeaways:

👉 Be intentional: From where you want to work, what you’re good at and why you're connecting with certain individuals.

👉 Make strategic connections: Be intentional of who you network with and ‘shoot your shot’ if you think they can propel your career forward.

👉 Personal branding: Your LinkedIn, CV, and portfolio should be consistent and define what sets you apart as a designer.

Following this discussion, our Co-Founder Danielle, the host of 'How to Get My Job' podcast (available on Spotify and LinkedIn), led a compelling panel talk. Our podcast strives to demystify how successful people in the product and design space navigate their jobs to provide insights to help others coming up after them.  

Want to attend future events or collaborate with us?  

Let’s chat, reach out at hello@foundbyfew.com.

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