What does it take to be a lead designer?

almost 6 years ago from Cale Dooper, Product Designer

  • Tony GinesTony Gines, almost 6 years ago

    Lots of good feedback here. I'd say that leadership is something that's earned by making sound decisions that don't put the company in jeopardy and brings recognition to the team. For me, I like to think of leadership as buoyancy – if you keep your head high and do good work, you'll float to the top by the rest of your team lifting you up. They'll look to you to lead if you make good decisions and don't selfishly capitalize on their work.

    Additionally, an easy way to be a lead designer is to join a small team that doesn't have a designer. You'll be the only one on the team so you'll get to call yourself whatever you want :)

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