A deep dive on how to do high-caliber assessments of product design candidates when you yourself are not a designer. From portfolio review to final steps, we go through what to look for, how to avoid false signals, and how to signal to the best candidates that you understand design.
A rundown of Figma's major product launches at Config 2023, including variables, auto layout, and dev mode.
JustPaid's cofounder Anelya Grant shares design's role in their journey during the most recent YC batch.
The NUMI founders talk with Kushank Aggarwal, founder of Digital Samiritan, a set of social channels dedicated to helping product people sharpen their design and marketing chops, with a focus on AI-enabled tools.
Moodboards are an undervalued tool for helping founders, product managers, and other stakeholders communicate what they want out of a design. We'll look at how to use moodboards to align everyone involved in a design process and create a more coherent final product.
Founders need to be leading the customer research process at their startup. But so often, they make avoidable mistakes when speaking with customers. Here are the most common ones and how to avoid them.
Zain Ali, the first full time designer at Instacart and Y Combinator, shares how he shaped Instacart's product, helped form the competitive gaming industry, and introduced legions of YC founders to the discipline of design.
The digital space is like a bustling city, pulsating with millions of websites, each vying for attention. A Forbes report shows there are approximately 1.13 billion websites on the internet in 2023. In this whirlpool of pixels, how can your brand's virtual footprint leave an indelible mark?
Companies are reimagining their product design by having their own design systems that guide their product development. And it’s not only big companies like Uber, Shopify, and Airbnb. According to a Forrester survey, 65% of companies acknowledge that they use design systems. So why the increased interest in design systems?
Smooth onboarding is crucial to make sure you make them most of a new hire as quickly as possible. We'll dive into how to make onboarding for design as smooth as possible. The last thing you want is for your designer to quit only a few months into the job because of poor onboarding.
Design isn't just about how things look - it's a process of understanding that founders can use to find product market fit faster.
Accessibility is a topic that comes up frequently in design. You may not realize it, but accessibility is a pillar of ALL product design - not just for disabled users. In this post, we’ll dive deep into how to run a basic accessibility test on your site that we call “The Squint Test”.
Hiring a product designer can feel daunting - but it doesn't have to! In the post, we share how NUMI approaches vetting, sourcing, and enlisting the best designers in the world without breaking the bank.
Ten Amazing Webflow Websites and a Quick Breakdown of Why they Rock
A walkthrough of the benefits and challenges that come with staff augmentation for product teams, as well as tactical steps on how to prepare for staff augmentation.
If you're looking for a product designer, you're probably wondering what questions to ask to find the best candidate. Interviewing a product designer can be tricky - after all, this is someone who will be responsible for designing and bringing your product to life. This blog post will discuss how to interview a product designer and what questions to ask them before deciding. We'll also provide tips on how to evaluate their responses. Let's get started!
Today, I thought I'd share some titles I've collected over the years. Some of the books were suggested by our very own NUMI guild pros and my designer buddies - I appreciate the help. There are a handful of books you might expect to see, but some you might not (including some from my childhood!).