Let's track this from the beginning...
It was around when I dropped out of high school to pursue a path I wasn't very clear about. It was also the same time when I discovered the existence of the tool called Photoshop. Curiosity kicked in, and I started messing around with the tool and got into the world of web design.
After two years, I finally settled on the idea of who or what I should become...
I've become a web designer. I started designing landing pages for local clients, set up a website and started getting leads from UK, US, Canada and freelancing life was good.
Enter "Product Design”
I kept hearing the term Product design everywhere. Tools like Sketch, InVision was being used by many designers and being a web designer still working in Photoshop made me curious about the Product design role.
Back to the drawing board
I've spent my downtime learning what Product design means and what are the tools I should be learning. I've started working in Sketch & practiced designing SaaS apps. Gained some great leads through my Dribbble profile and started working for Startups, Design agencies, Fintech as Freelance Product Designer.
The big league
I was fortunate enough to work with some great brands & teams such as Fantasy, Balkan Brothers, InVision, LG, Royal Caribbean Cruises & some more brands
Started working full time with a start up
I was happy to hang up the freelance hat and started working with a small team (distributed remotely) full time. I have joined Oyster HR as a solo product designer when there were less than 10 people.
Oyster HR has grown into a team of size 10 to 700+ It's also one of the fastest start ups to achieve the unicorn status after it raised $150 million in Series C funding at a valuation of more than $1 billion. I work as a Product Designer by day at Oyster. By night, I work on my side projects which I'm building for my own use and possibly might help others in the future