A look back at January's design headlines
This is the first installment of a monthly segment of design headlines I’ll be kicking off in 2022 to keep you aware of resources and news in the design world.
Joann Wu and Kristy Tillman take executive leadership roles at Uber, Netflix - Joann joins Uber as VP of Design after being at LinkedIn for over 10 years where she scaled it's consumer product experience. Tillman joins Netflix as a director of Product Design; she was most recently the Head of Global Experience Design at Slack. Kristy and Joann join a small number of black and asian women executives leading design in big tech.
Figma Config conference call for Speakers - Figma launches call for speakers for its 2022 conference—applications close February 20th. Read more
Framer launches new tools to develop websites - The no-code movement is catching on full steam as Framer throws its hat in the ring. The popular prototyping touts it can replace your Figma to Webflow workflow into an all-in-one experience. Read more
The State of Black Design conference tickets go live - The State of Black Design Family Reunion is A three-day hybrid conference hosted by Texas State University. This event aims to provide networking, development, and career opportunities for young designers, focusing on student designers of color. Read more
Ethical Design Guide - Tech is always political. The way data is collected and handled is often biased, and many products are neither accessible nor inclusive. Ethical Design Guide is made to share resources on how to create ethical products that don't cause harm. Read more
Instagram & TikTok are testing subscription-based services for creators. With Instagram Subscriptions, creators can develop deeper connections with their most engaged followers and grow their recurring monthly income by giving subscribers access to exclusive content and benefits, all within the same platform where they interact with them already.
The Rise of The Creator Employee - LinkedIn interviews employees with active voices on social media and how they are increasingly becoming the new trend to support talent brand initiatives and side hustles. Will it be embraced? Read more
Worth a listen
My conversation with Maurice Cherry on the Revision Path Podcast - If you’ve been a longtime listener of Revision Path, then you probably already recognize this week’s guest, Harrison Wheeler. Along with being a senior design manager at LinkedIn, he’s also a podcaster with his own show called Technically Speaking. (And I’ve been a guest twice!)
Our conversation started off with a peek into life at LinkedIn, and he talked about working and managing remotely, as well as about how he’s changed as a manager over the years. We also talked shop about podcasting, the metaverse, the future of design in business, and Harrison shared some of the best career advice he’s received. I love checking back in with guests and seeing just how they’ve grown over their career, and Harrison is proof that hard work and dedication pays off in the long run! Listen now
Chopping it up with Renee Reid on Tech Wrap Queen - Get to know the amazing Harrison Wheeler in a whole new way. In this fun wrap session, this Senior Design Manager and host of the podcast Technically Speaking shares his journey from his college days as a featured football player in the EA sports NCAA video game, becoming a stock photo favorite for media campaigns and how more Black representation and leadership is Design is needed. Listen now
Worth a read
What to expect and how to make the most of your first UX design job - After spending many nights scrambling to get case studies prepped, losing track of how many jobs you’ve applied for, and the final marathon of interviews, you’ve finally gotten an offer you can’t resist. Here are some actionable tips I write about how to make the most of your first year at your new gig on Medium. Read more
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