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#8. Leveling up in the Design Industry and How to Keep Growing as a Designer

Sahil Pandita, Product Designer at Gojek


In the latest episode of Product Stories, we have Sahil Pandita. Sahil is a Product Designer at Gojek. We talk about the design process at Gojek, documentation for designers, mistakes junior designers make, roles and responsibilities of a designer, and the design landscape in India.

About Sahil:
Sahil is a Product Designer at Gojek. He previously worked at Ibibo and various other companies. Sahil also runs a YouTube channel called The Creative Hustle.

#7. How to Build Side Projects That Matter

Kushagra Agarwal at Rainway (Ex Zeta, Housing)


In the latest episode of Product Stories, we have Kushagra Agarwal. He is currently a Lead Designer at Rainway. We talk about how to come up with side project ideas. We also talk about his side projects, Cone, Unwind, and CSS Battle.

CSS Battle: https://cssbattle.dev/
Cone: https://cone.app/
Unwind: https://unwind.to/

About Kushagra:
Kushagra Agarwal is currently a Lead Designer at Rainway. He was previously at Zeta, Housing, and Wingify. Kush is a front-end developer turned designer who also develops apps.

#6. Building Figma Plugin and Side Projects

Milan Maheshwari, Product Designer at Swiggy


In this episode of Product Stories, we have Milan Maheshwari. Milan is a Product Designer at Swiggy. He is a graduate of IIT Roorkee, he interned in Blackbuck and Cleartrip while at college. In this episode, we talk about getting design internships as an engineer. We also talk about Milan's side projects, Morph and Spectrum. Last, we talk about designing video games.

About Milan:
Milan is a Product Designer at Swiggy. He previously interned in Cleartrip. Milan has experience building Figma plugins, Games, and web apps.

#5. Designing FinTech Product for the USA

Niket Kamat, Product Designer at OnJuno


In the latest episode of Product Stories, we have Niket Kamat. Niket is a Product Designer at OnJuno. We talk about building the Corona Tracker and scaling it to 5Mn users. We also talk about what it's like to design a FinTech product in India for the US audience. We touch upon other topics like business competency for designers, specialist vs generalist, etc.

About Niket:
Niket is a Product Designer at OnJuno. He built Corona Tracker which was used by over 5 Million users during the pandemic.

#4. Designing in Europe and Booking.com

Aiswarya Kolisetty, Product Designer at Alan (Ex - Booking, Zomato)


In the fourth episode of Product Stories, we have Aiswarya Kolisetty. Aiswarya is a Product Designer at Alan. She was previously working with Booking.com and Zomato. We talk about how to get a design job abroad and move, what it is like to work in a big design team (Booking.com has over 200 designers). We also talk about how the design culture has been changing and a bit about illustrations.

About Aiswarya:
Aiswarya is a Product Designer at Alan. She previously worked in Booking.com and Zomato. She is also an illustrator.

#3. Internships and Personal Branding

Rahul Goradia, Product Designer at Zomato


In the third episode of Product Stories, we have Rahul Goradia. Rahul is a Product Designer at Zomato. We talk about design school, how to bag internships in top companies in India, personal branding for designers, and common mistakes to avoid as a junior designer.

Dexign Workshops: https://www.dexignworkshops.com/

About Rahul:
Rahul is a Product Designer at Zomato. He runs Dexign Workshops, where he helps upcoming designers learn new designs skills.

#2. Being a Full Stack Designer

Anoop Sethumadhavan, Senior UX Designer at Zeta


In the second episode of Product Stories, Anoop Sethumadhavan talks about how to transition from a developer to a designer, being a solo designer at an early stage startup, synergizing with engineering and product teams, being a full-stack designer, and Kerala Designers Collaborative (KDCo)

Kerala Designers Collaborative: https://kdco.info/

About Anoop:
Anoop is a Senior User Experience Designer at Zeta. He was previously leading design at TapChief.

#1. Developer to Designer and Side Projects

Shubham Bhatt, Product Designer at Udaan


In the first episode of Product Stories, Shubham Bhatt talks about how to transition from a developer to a designer, how side-projects can help designers, what is All Design Events, and how it all started.

All Design Events: https://www.alldesignevents.co/

About Shubham:
Shubham is a Product Designer at Udaan. He runs All Design Events, which helps designers discover the best events that help them upskill.

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