Product Thinking & Product Design with Justin Leong, Product Designer, SPH
00:00- Introduction of guest speaker
04:05 – Justin shares his insights on the difference between a Product Designer and a UX designer
06:47 -Justin talks about the percentage of work that he does that is outside of creating user experiences
07:48 – Justin talks about what goes on in a high growth start-up
08:42 – Justing talks about what he loves about being in a hyper growth environment
09:29- Justin talks about what he doesn’t enjoy about being in a hyper growth environment
11:19 – Justin talks about his first three months in the company
12:55 – Do you agree with the statement, “1 year in a start-up equates to 3 years in anywhere else”?
14:51 – Justin talks about where he draws the line with his PM?
16:46 – How do you upscale yourself as a designer to be more product-focus?
19:20 – Justin talks about how he built his strategic mind set
21:17 – What should people be doing in their first 90 days on the job to impress their team?
23:14 – Justin recommends books or resources that might help someone who’s about to join a big tech company
24:39 – Justin talks about the tools that he uses for work
25:24 – Justin talks about his mentor in the company
26:42- What are your challenges right now?
27:16 – Justin talks about his day to day basis
27:59 – What did you do go be a get top 1% recognition as a mentor in ADP list?
30:07 – Justin talks about the top mistakes that new designers do on their resumes
32:38 – How does someone let their ideas or design solutions stand out?
34;08 – What were the things that you adjusted in yourself in order to land a role in a hyper-growth start-up
35:38 – Did you have to pick up a lot of additional tech knowledge in order to communicate with tech leads and developers?
37:47 – What do you do when the tech start-up that hired you has no process or framework?
39:44 – What kind of people do you enjoy mentoring?
40:41 – Do you think every designer needs a mentor?
42: 55 – Do you have any advice to your future mentees?
43:59 – For those of us who are introverts, what advice would you give on networking?
45:15 – Justin talks about how being a mentor himself accelerated his career
45:49 – Outro