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Issue 354

Articles

Why Design Leads are the Most Important Role in Highly Effective Design Orgs
How a handful of strong Design Leads can have an outsized impact on the maturity of your design teams.

6 Ways to Develop Your UX Design Career
Tried-and-true advice from Google designers, researchers, and managers.

The Power Of Pen And Paper Sketching
Analog drawing can unleash your imagination and allow you to focus on what’s most important at the start: the ideas.

So, you’re managing a design team
A guide for a first-time design manager, from a first-time design manager.

Embedding Design into the Fiber of Fintech
Insights and anecdotes that illuminate how design has helped Stripe succeed.

Tools and Resources

Doodle Ipsum
The lorem ipsum of illustrations.

Onboarding Shuffle
Mobile onboarding inspiration.

Mechanic
An open source framework that makes it easy to create custom, web-based design tools that export design assets right in your browser.

Backlight.dev
An all-in-one design system platform.

UX Portfolio

Nicole Macam
Nicole is a Product Designer at Mightly Networks.

Last But Not Least

System thinking for design systems
We put “system” in the name, but have we really look this from a system perspective?

“To set yourself up for a successful UX career, you need to shift your mindset from that of a product designer to a product owner by embracing the business side of design.”
— Jhilmil Jain