Unlocking Design for a New Generation (Theo Strauss, Stanford)



Note: We recorded this one before COVID began, so some references (like to our SXSW party) did not come to fruition.Theo Strauss is an 18-year-old product designer out of NYC who's already making waves in the community through his involvement with companies like Apple, Postmates, and Figma. As someone on the bleeding edge of a new generation of designers, we loved having him on the show to share some of his thoughts on where the industry is heading and how young people are getting involved. We cover:Creating an entire portfolio in FigmaGrowing up in New York CityChildhood career dreamsThe evolution of design toolsGoing to college vs. entering the workforceThe ambiguity of "designer"The democratization of designCold emails and personal networksA lot moreVisit the Funsize websiteSubscribe to The Funsize Digest