New start, new challenges, new life
In Late 2014 I joined buzzvil as the lead designer, a dynamic startup based in Seoul. In June I was releasing my first Android and iOS Honeyscreen App with buzzvil. This is the beginning of a long story during which I’ve already learned so much!
Work smarter, be lazier
I don’t consider myself lazy per se, but I do enjoy a lot finding solutions to shorten boring, repetitive work. This marks a growing interest in Pattern recognition and the discovery of DesignOps.
I’ve decided to invest more in becoming a better leader so that I could achieve more than I could do by myself. I’ve spent more of my resources learning to be a greater leader than being a better designer.
It materialized in research and theory (read: High Output Management from Andrew Grove) and by consolidating a hiring strategy for the next few years.
Becoming a better manager.
As I said, being an expert at what you are doing doesn’t make you a great manager. With a team growing, It was time to put theory into practice. I’ve learned key lessons through hard experiences and great guidance from my managers. Getting to know the value of delegation, and communicating effectively, simply becoming a better manager.
Opening Design to anyone
In 2019, We’ve internally published the first version of our Design system. From that moment on anyone in the company could access and play Lego with our components and layouts. Since then we’ve seen many teams using these assets to mockup their own things such as what a potential partner integration would look like. Alongside our Product release note, we now publically publish the related Design updates over ready-to-customize, prototype ready design resources.
Design system expert
The team recently published an online version of our Design System. 🎊
Building a Design system is more a story about team organization, workflow, and Principles than it is about Components.