Q&A WITH BENJAMIN
Tell us about your role at Medium.
I worked as a Product Designer at Medium. I wore various hats, but most of my work focused on cultivating relationships with readers.
What’s something challenging about your career that we might not know about?
Good design often means getting out of the way. It can be bittersweet to invest months or years into making something great, only for it to go unnoticed.
What did you focus on at Skypad?
I’ve spent the last year thinking about common gaps in design education, and Skypad offered a chance to think about what better resources might look like.
Did you have any breakthroughs?
On the first day I asked myself some tough questions, and reevaluated a lot of my assumptions about who my project was for and what it should help them with. Over the course of the week, the project evolved into something more ambitious.
Did you learn something new from the participants in your group? If so, what was it?
Each person brought their own perspective and expertise, and I learned a lot just from spending time with them. As it relates to my project, it was refreshing to get such generous feedback from people outside of the design community, and to see what ideas piqued their curiosity.