How diverse skills set me up for the long game

Silhouette of a man wearing a beret. Inside the silhouette are illustrated objects: guitar, pen, book, camera.
Silhouette of a man wearing a beret. Inside the silhouette are illustrated objects: guitar, pen, book, camera.
Illustration by Sarah Ling

When I tell people I co-founded a tech startup, they often ask what exactly I do and how I was able to start a tech company. I’m a self-taught designer and, knowing that I’m not a developer, they’re often confused as to how I would fit into a startup working with end-to-end encryption and blockchain technology.

There’s a short and a long-ish answer.

The short answer is I design the product from the user experience perspective: the visuals they see, what they can do at a given point, how they can achieve X, or get from A to B, and so on. …

About

Pascal Barry

Designer of digital products, brands, websites and type. Co-founder at akord.com, a tech startup based in Paris.

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