Positioning Yourself as a Product Designer

Deny
Dec 16, 2016 · 6 min read

The Portfolio Website

The Design Work

At a minimum, your projects should include a problem–solution statement. Design is about problem solving not just pretty pixels.

Initial UI sketches—show them in action as a recording to better communicate your intended flow.
Creating reminders in Google Inbox. (image source)

Static screens don’t do justice to a time-based, interactive medium. Showing actual interactions is what separates product design portfolios from others.

Crazy Eights, an exercise to quickly generate design options, from Google Venture’s Design Sprint.
Example of ideation and iteration with wireframes.

Build & Iterate


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Observations on design, community, and education at tech startups.

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Deny

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Director of Design @8VC // Founder @whitespacecrew // Almost always hungry.

Perpetual Perfection

Observations on design, community, and education at tech startups.