Johanna Weintraub

Product Designer at Twilio Joined over 2 years ago

  • 3 stories
  • 11 comments
  • 5 upvotes
  • Posted to Designers who are 40 plus, how are you..., Apr 13, 2019

    I’m really happy to see this thread as it’s something I think about a lot. I was career switcher and didn’t get into the field until my mid-30s. I’m currently working as a senior designer and still have a lot of enthusiasm and drive. Most of my peers are 10-15 years younger than me, but I find that my past years of experience in another field has given me the confidence and ability to move up quicker than usual. I’m currently considering a management position but am torn because I love designing and don’t want to lose touch with the craft. At the same time, I think I’d be a great manager and am wondering if it’s a more sustainable path at my age.

    As far as retirement planning, I’m saving everything I can and have done some real estate investing as well. Hoping to get to the point where working is optional by 50.

    2 points
  • Posted to What tools do you use for Sitemaps/information architecture?, in reply to Noah S , Jan 30, 2019

    Cool thanks

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  • Posted to What tools do you use for Sitemaps/information architecture?, in reply to Richard Sison , Jan 30, 2019

    Thanks so much! I’ll check it out.

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  • Posted to How to Kick Ass With Usability Testing , Dec 04, 2017

    Hi Designer News! I wrote this article because I've found that usability testing has helped me become a better designer in a variety of ways. Would love to hear what you think :)

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  • Posted to Impossible Foods: The Impossible Burger, in reply to Aaron Wears Many Hats , Nov 30, 2017

    I totally agree. Fast food adoption would be fantastic. It’s pretty much inevitable that this industry will change dramatically and soon if we hope to have a livable planet and feed the population. I think product replacement is going to drive this change as opposed to human behavior change...bc we know how much humans hate to change their behavior ;)

    2 points
  • Posted to Impossible Foods: The Impossible Burger, in reply to Alec McGuffey , Nov 30, 2017

    Let’s see how 2.0 is...

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  • Posted to Impossible Foods: The Impossible Burger, in reply to Aaron Wears Many Hats , Nov 30, 2017

    I’ve been following this company and others for a while now. plant based and ‘clean meat’ have the potential to disrupt a very unsustainable and cruel industry. I’m really excited about the potential impact. Seems like some of the biggest names in tech are too!

    3 points
  • Posted to Impossible Foods: The Impossible Burger, in reply to Cory Dymond , Nov 30, 2017

    Where have you tried it? I’ve been looking forward to having one. Seems like a promising product to me.

    3 points
  • Posted to Before Getting into 2018 Check Out These Major Web Design Trends of 2017, Nov 26, 2017

    How is “Landing Pages” a design trend?

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  • Posted to New Dropbox Brand, Oct 04, 2017

    Between this and iOS 11 headings, I’m falling into a deep depression. There’s only so much I can take.

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