What does a Product Designer do?

over 8 years ago from Andy Leverenz, Product Designer

  • pjotr .pjotr ., over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

    It's a bit of everything.

    I help to define:

    • The experience and interface of our products
    • The brand and marketing strategy around those products

    What I'm actually doing:

    • Wireframing
    • Coding/Prototyping
    • Creating styleguides and patterns
    • Conceptualizing product definitions and naming conventions
    • Building requirements documentation with other engineers and designers
    • Manning support and helping fill tickets to better understand our customers from the front-lines
    • Any number of other things to help tie up loose ends on the design side
    45 points
    • Sam Pierce LollaSam Pierce Lolla, over 8 years ago

      Cheers, great summary.

      Keep in mind that a "product designer" is probably in a design leadership role. That is, it's not enough to do a lot of different kinds of design... it's more about "kicking off" the high-level design and then helping other designers' work fit together into a cohesive whole.

      5 points