Junior Designers vs. Senior Designers

Julie Zhuo
Sep 9, 2014 · 2 min read

I like words a lot. But sometimes a few sketches communicate a point more simply and memorably.


The Process of a Junior Designer

Like following a hyperactive green fairy.

The Process of a Senior Designer

There’s method in the madness.

The Ambitions of a Junior Designer

Make it look good.

The Ambitions of a Senior Designer

Make new value.

The Stages of Design to a Junior Designer


“Design” is a tall ivory tower.

The Stages of Design to a Senior Designer

Ideas are cheap; execution and results are everything.

For more detailed reading on each set of sketches:

  1. Build a Trustworthy Design Process

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The Year of the Looking Glass

A collection of essays by Julie Zhuo on design, building products, and observing life.

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Currently: Inspirit. Former Product Design VP @ FB. Author of The Making of a Manager https://amzn.to/2PRwCyW. Find me @joulee. I love people, words, and food.

The Year of the Looking Glass

A collection of essays by Julie Zhuo on design, building products, and observing life.

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