Resources

START HERE if you're new to design

A lot of early stage designers ask me for resource recommendations to help them get started in my career.

This is an ever growing collection of design related resources that have helped me learn and grow within my design career.

Last updated: June 2020

Bookshelf

what i enjoy reading

As a designer working in tech I like to read broadly about high growth startups, design, technology and leadership.

Here's a collection of books I recommend reading if you're looking for inspiring books to read as a designer.

I keep a more up to date collection of what I've read or want to read on my Goodreads profile.

Goodreads →

by Tara Mohr
by Brené Brown
by Simon Sinek
by Cal Newport
by Ken Kocienda
by Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy

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WHAT I ENJOY WATCHING

Since 2019, YouTube has become a place I go to for new ideas, inspiration and design knowledge. There are more and more design related YouTube channels popping up, I wanted to share with you my favourites.

I also run my own design YouTube channel full of advice and thoughts on being a product designer in tech.

My YouTube →

Alexa Herasimchuk
Charli Prangley
Ran Segall
Christine Maggi
Paola Kassa

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PODCASTS I LISTEN TO

Podcasts are an excellent way to expose yourself to different conversations, voices and opinions.

Listen to them on your commute, while tidying up around the house or if you're like me, during deep focus work.

Along with Charli Prangley, I co host the Deisgn Life Podcast – a show for motivated creators.

My podcast →

by Jason Ogle
by Scotty Russell
by Per Axbom & James Royal-Lawson
by Sarrah, Frederick and Brian

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