Product Design Manager at Facebook. http://arbales.me.
Potential for sure. Be wary of talent — its easy to say “Oh, Noah is talented, that’s why he’s so good.” The natural proclivity for something is quickly eclipsed by dedication and practice.
This can be hard at first, but remember that everyone loves to hear that you appreciate their work.
Yes. Unless they’re stellar, you can reduce personas to a single word or bullet point.