The lives, work, and legacy of these creatives who dabbled in transcendental expression

Geometric art piece by Hilma af Klint
Geometric art piece by Hilma af Klint
Group IX/SUW №12 by Hilma af Klint

Hilma af Klint


Tips on how to showcase projects for a successful interview

Designer at desk with nearby art artifacts
Designer at desk with nearby art artifacts
Illustration by Peter Tarka

1. Start by introducing yourself.


Introducing transparency into MongoDB’s team and culture

MongoDB’s career page featuring our “Meet the Team” blog post
MongoDB’s career page featuring our “Meet the Team” blog post
Our product design piece featured on our company blog!


A closer look at the artist’s thought-provoking projects within the environmental context

Artist standing in a gradient mist
Artist standing in a gradient mist
Image credit: CNN News


Applied user strategies in becoming a unicorn company

Collage of Glossier products and models
Collage of Glossier products and models
Image source: Get the Gloss


Key components and lasting influence of a memorable brand

Apple branding
Apple branding
Iconic Apple branding from their current homepage

What is strong branding?

A strong brand adds value to your product.


Examples of brands that have mastered the art of storytelling in color palettes

Models in pastel silk gowns in front of a courtyard
Models in pastel silk gowns in front of a courtyard
Taken by Greg Swales


How to conduct usability studies to create well-designed products

3D illustration of a user interface and its components
3D illustration of a user interface and its components
Illustration by Peter Tarka

First, what does it mean for a design to be usable?


The minds behind this contemporary minimalist artistry and where we see its influence

Staircase illuminated by a glowing blue light
Staircase illuminated by a glowing blue light
Apani, 2011, by James Turrell, from the series Ganzfeld. © James Turrell. Photography: Florian Holzherr from wallpaper.com

Larry Bell


A first-hand, updated account of the industry and role in 2020

Picture of a desk with artistic props
Picture of a desk with artistic props
Illustration by Peter Tarka

What is product design?

About

Michelle Chiu

Product designer at MongoDB (135K+ views). Prev. Apple, Microsoft, BuzzFeed, DoorDash, Frog Design, & Wish. Follow my newsletter: michelle-chiu.com/newsletter.

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