What does a typical morning look like for you?

What has been your design journey?


Welcome to May’s Beyond the PX! This month we have Remus Baltariu, who works for ASSIST Software out of Suceava, Romania!

Enjoy.

Who are ASSIST Software?

What has been your design journey up until now?


This week marks my official 10th year as a professional designer, from my humble beginnings as an intern at an ecommerce company through to my position as a designer advocate at Figma.

I’ve learned a few things along the way, and here’s a snappy 10 point list of some key findings.

Before we do go into it though, I thought I’d ease you in with a funny anecdote.


Welcome to May’s Beyond the PX! This month we have Nadia Sotnikova, who works remotely for Gitlab from sunny Thailand!

Enjoy.

Who are Gitlab?

What has been your design journey up until now?


We’re hiring a second Designer Advocate to come and work alongside me on the EMEA team!

I’ve already put in a lot of groundwork, but Figma is scaling massively and it’d be great to have a buddy to help our community become more successful, faster.

Designer Advocate may seem like the perfect job — and it is for me! — so I wanted to ease you into what is typically covered in my job on a day to day basis.

You’ll be joining the Community team, and here are a few pictures of us being totally normal.

Who’s in the…


Welcome to April’s Beyond the PX! This month we have Akshan Ish, who has lived in several countries, recently became a father and is an excellent designer working on language products.

Enjoy.

Who are Babbel?


I’m fortunate to work at a place (Figma) that grants us “recharge days” every so often. Despite having a batch of vacation days to use up over the course of the year, working remotely for ~12 months has meant that our colleagues are feeling the ache of a lack of true break.

It’s no secret that it’s a lot easier to work more when you’re at home and remote. Time can slip and before you know it you’ve not left your desk in 4 hours and your eyeballs are drier than the Sahara.

On top of this, we’re one swipe…


What does a typical morning look like for you?


Happy 2021 folks!

I’m really excited to kickstart the year with an interview with Brazilian designer Carla Demarchi, who lives in sunny Rio de Janeiro.

She is a design systems expert and loves jumping into the details!

Enjoy.

Who are Globo?

What has been your design journey?


Presenting work is a really underrated skill, at all levels of our career.

It’s something that is central to the success of us landing our dream job, but we are mostly then left to our own devices when it comes to presenting projects internally to stakeholders who typically:

a) Lack project context
b) Are mostly non-designers
c) Care more about their own work
d) Don’t know why they are in the room

There are a few things we can do though to smooth over these cracks, and ensure that at every opportunity we’re maximising return.

Wouldn’t it be great if…

Luis Ouriach

Design and community @FigmaDesign, newsletter writer, co-host @thenoisepod, creator of @8pxmag. Sarcastic.

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