Making the career switch from a graphic designer to a product designer can be daunting, and it doesn’t happen overnight.

The best place to start is by understanding the difference between the two. While graphic design focuses on visual communication, product design focuses on user experience. Designing the marketing ad for the Spotify app is graphic design. Designing the Spotify app itself is product design.

Like many designers, my background started in graphic design. When I made the leap over to product design, I was admittedly feeling around in the dark for a while. …

Justy Carlin

Product designer based in Minneapolis. When I’m not hugging trees or making cocktails, I’m creating beautiful user experiences at Livefront.

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