Almost two years ago, I landed my first design internship at a startup. When looking for an internship for my first summer at university, I solely focused on startups because I believed that I would learn much more at a startup with a smaller team than a design agency or a larger company.
Here are some of the key lessons I learned during the eight months I spent designing at a startup that illustrate why I think it can help you become a better designer when starting your career.
When designing at a startup, you’ll get the opportunity to take…
designer, developer, photographer • computer science @UWaterloo • software engineering intern @coursera, building @hackthenorth