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Chris Keith

Chris Keith

SF Bay Area Product Designer at Facebook Joined over 3 years ago

  • 5 stories
  • 92 comments
  • 37 upvotes
  • Posted to Don’t hire dribbblish designers, in reply to Matt Rintoul , Nov 15, 2019

    I agree with Steve that at least within the Product Designer archetype, this is expected to be the same person.

    1 point
  • Posted to What to do when your design career stalls?, in reply to Weston Vierregger , Nov 12, 2019

    This is great feedback and agree with your sentiments around being able to show and prove that you are good at solving problems with digital products.

    To the OP: everyone has strengths and weaknesses, and I recommend taking inventory of that so you know what areas you need to shore up. The most successful designers I’ve observed have high self awareness.

    In your post you said “I have the skills and experience” but I would be thinking about what skills and experience you don’t have yet that may help you tell a compelling story about what kind of a designer you are. Visual design, design thinking, prototyping, motion design, written communication, product strategy, data orientation, are all dimensions you should be thinking about as a UX/Product Designer. Google hires T-shaped designers, many other top tier companies value generalists.

    Are you consistently learning new things and working outside of your comfort zone? If not, your career may start to become a reflection of that.

    0 points
  • Posted to 6 Bad UX Examples You Must Avoid , Nov 01, 2019

    "On WhatsApp, when you try to delete your message for everyone, it only hides the content and presents both sides with a note “This message was deleted. Therefore, the other side gets aware of the existence of such a message anyway. It is not deleting, but hiding the content, to be honest."

    You really think WhatsApp didn't think this one through? What's the suggested alternative? Very curious!

    2 points
  • Posted to AirPods Pro, Oct 29, 2019

    Damn love how well-tuned the scroll behavior is and how it always seems to settle into the correct keyframes. The motion is so fluid too.

    3 points
  • Posted to For senior product designers who might not want to transition into a people-management role, what should a career trajectory look like?, Oct 11, 2019

    I can identify with this being at startups for most of my career. When I made the move to a large organization, I was shocked to learn that there was a long advancement path for those that wanted to stay on the IC track. I think this is probably unique to larger companies, like you said, but maybe this is something you could give more thought and be open to.

    Other than that you have agency work (not for everyone) consulting, or maybe starting your own lean product/service that you run yourself. If you envision yourself working on a larger team, it sounds like you don't see a path before you at your current company.

    You've done a good job in this post articulating the career path you're looking for, and if you want to be an IC long term (I'm this way), you should find a company that supports that. They are out there!

    1 point
  • Posted to 5 Best Kept Secrets to Mastering UI/UX Design, in reply to Shea Lewis , Aug 12, 2019

    Down votes were live for months on DN, but removed after people abused them.

    0 points
  • Posted to Is 'Mid'-Boarding a Thing?, Aug 06, 2019

    Sounds made up. The better way to think about it might be stages of onboarding.

    0 points
  • Posted to Best online UX course/s?, May 14, 2019

    General Assembly has some good remote courses. I've noticed GA is pretty popular with top-tier talent.

    0 points
  • Posted to Another stupid project while learning JS, May 14, 2019

    I love how you used a bunch of different sounds samples with different pitches and duration. I was dying laughing when I tried it!!!

    4 points
  • Posted to Why We're Craft CMS Developers, Apr 25, 2019

    Substance earns you some leeway to do a little self promotion. Good read!

    6 points
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