In an industry without a defined path, Origin Stories will curate stories about how various Designers started their careers.
Mitchelle is an Author & Product Designer helping budding designers find their footing in the tech space. She works at Wise, a financial Company in the UK.
Dinma is an Economist turned Product Designer with a keen interest in helping digital teams solve problems and achieve their goals.
Charles is a Markudi-raised Designer and now CEO & co-founder of Spire. He deeply believes technology can elevate human experiences.
Eniola is a Product Designer at Flutterwave who believes design is about understanding people and building usable products for end-users.
Namnso is the Lead Product Designer at Flutterwave and Co-Founder of Kimoyo. He leads the team responsible for Flutterwave’s Rave and Payouts and also spends his time mentoring at Figma.
Lola is a Product Designer and Software Front End Developer who takes pride in teaching budding Designers. She currently works with Paystack.
Nemi’s background is in Communication & Media studies. She takes pride in being a plant parent & Mortal Kombat champion and enjoys time buried between books.
Elijah is a London-based Product Designer who enjoys turning broad ideas into lovable products and experiences.
Amaka is a UI/UX Designer with an interest in Illustrations and Digital Arts. She currently works as a Product Designer at Chowdeck.
Early's original interest was in music production. He still creates beats and enjoys jamming to music while designing.
Fari is a Product Designer with a background in Computer Engineering. In her spare time, she is building Hudi, a spiritual habit app for Muslims.
Great is a Product Designer with a background in Computer Science. He enjoys playing video games and producing music when he is not designing.
Kachie is an Economist turned multidisciplinary designer with experience in brand identity, product, and graphic design.
Gbemisola is a Product Designer with experience designing B2B, B2C & SAAS products. Outside of work, she enjoys painting, traveling, and experiencing new cultures. Seeing the world from different perspectives has helped shape her as a designer.
Buhari is a Sokoto-raised Architect turned Product Designer who is interested in applying design thinking to improving human lives.
The goal with OriginStories is to curate the various pathways people took to start their design careers. We hope this provides a sort of inspiration or guide for anyone looking to start their career today.
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