Transitioning as a principal designer

Boon Yew Chew
Designed Transitions
11 min readDec 27, 2022

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Principal designers navigate unconventional career paths as they grow. What can we learn from these messy paths to navigate transitions?

Sometimes career transitions are more about knowing where to wander, what to become, and how to live — Photo by Joel Vodell on Unsplash

This is my contribution to the Designed Transitions publication, featuring perspectives on transitions, design, leadership, careers, and coaching. Big thanks to my friend,

, for starting this initiative and letting me share.

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Boon Yew Chew
Designed Transitions

Principal UX designer at Elsevier. IxDA local leader and board alumni. Strategy. Systems. Visual thinking. Design. Has a brain in his stomach.