Design @ DoorDash

Interview with Helena Seo

Design Leadership Interview at DoorDash

Hey Helena! Thanks for taking time to chat. Let’s start with your role: what do you do at DoorDash?

How did you get started in design?

A sketchbook always followed Helena, even during her family’s vacations.
Helena receiving a trophy from her team on her last day at Groupon after 6 years.

At what point in your career did you start focusing more on building and leading a team? And how did you know it was the right path for you both personally and professionally?

What are your guiding principles for being a manager and leader?

The DoorDash Design team enjoying their 2019 holiday team lunch together.

What are some of the most rewarding aspects about your role? What are some of the challenges?

You’ve been really instrumental in my own growth as a team lead and manager. What advice would you give to other managers or leads?

You’re currently hiring for multiple roles on the team. What are some of the key qualities you look for in candidates?

Keeping the team together virtually in a remote work situation.

DoorDash is at a really interesting time in its growth. What are you most excited about in terms of the Design team’s future and the company’s future as a whole?

Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and wisdom, Helena. I want to end our chat on a food related question, considering DoorDash’s current core business: What are some of your go-to stores for delivery and Pickup?

UX content strategy at DoorDash