What's it like working for a remote design team?

almost 4 years ago from Breena Fain, Writer, Creator, etc.

  • Nick TassoneNick Tassone, almost 4 years ago

    I've worked remotely for the past year and a half, with fairly frequent visits to the rest of the team, most of which is not distributed. It can be challenging at times, especially with the issue of collaboration like Mike mentioned already.

    I think it also really depends on the kind of work you're doing and how many other employees there are. I'm currently the only designer on our team and being remote allows me to get a lot more done. We're all over the map content wise with creating a new brand, designing for marketing, command line, UI for one product so the extra focus that comes with being alone can be very helpful.

    Obviously you take a bit of a hit socially since you're probably working alone or close to it. Having a team that understands the pitfalls of working remotely and being sensitive to that makes things WAY better, so it's better to find somewhere with an accepting culture for distributed working instead of trying to convince them it's gonna be all right.

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