Fitbit Design – An Inside Look

Nick Myers, director of user experience design at Fitbit, takes us through the challenges of designing hardware, the type of designers Fitbit looks for, and how they’ve evolved as a team.

Coursera Design – An Inside Look

A few months ago, Coursera hired Matt MacQueen as its first Director of Design. Having settled in a bit, Matt talks us through the current structure of their design team, what works well in their current structure and how he’d love to see it evolve.

Bridge Preview Night with Biz Stone

For designers interested in experiencing what Bridge is like, we’re hosting a preview night on Wednesday October 15th from 6pm to 9pm in San Francisco. We’ll have Q&A about Bridge, followed by a family-style dinner and fireside chat with Biz Stone, Co-founder of Jelly and Twitter (and their original designer). If you’re interested in attending, request Read more…

Get the Design Career You Want

Figure out what you’re passionate about, and position yourself at your current company in a way that shows that off—or go to the next place in a way that does. For her first design job in tech, Kate Aronowitz landed a position at eBay—where her main task was, as she puts it, “doing PowerPoint for Read more…

Tips for Building a World Class Design Portfolio

Bridge is a professional development program for experienced designers hosted by Designer Fund. Bridge designers join one of our vetted partner companies full time. Once a week, they attend intimate workshops and talks with leading designers and are welcomed into our community, which includes some of the most influential designers in the world. To learn more about Read more…

What Questions do Airbnb Design Researchers Ask?

“Find your inner two year-old and ask ‘why’ over and over again to understand someone’s behavior.” Sasha Lubomirsky loves to ask questions. For the last three years, she’s been tackling the big questions about people and product at Airbnb. Before that, she was the first user researcher at YouTube where she saw the company grow Read more…

Join our Community — Apply to Bridge 4

Bridge is a professional development program for experienced designers hosted by Designer Fund. Bridge designers join one of our vetted partner companies full time. Once a week, they attend intimate workshops and talks with leading designers and are welcomed into our community, which includes some of the most influential designers in the world. To learn more about Read more…

How to Ace Your Portfolio Presentation

In a recent Bridge workshop, Tiffany Ng, a product designer at Square, talked to us about what it takes to stand out from the rest in your portfolio presentation. Below is a recap of her tips by Ximena Vengoechea. There are multiple steps in the typical design interview process. We’ve written about tips for preparing your portfolio Read more…

What Places Should Designers Visit in San Francisco?

A city fueled by innovation and makers, San Francisco has a lot to offer designers. Within its 7×7 area, you can find a wide array of places to gather inspiration or get your make on, to discover lust-worthy objects or engage in rich experiences, to indulge in artisan treats or soak in natural beauty. The Read more…

Day in the Life at Airbnb: Steph Bain

Wonder what it’s like to be a designer at a tech company that truly values design? We invite you to take a peek into one of our Bridge partners, Airbnb, through the eyes of Steph Bain, UI Design Manager.   Meet Steph Bain, UI Design Manager at Airbnb. One day in 2010, Joe Gebbia tweeted that Read more…