Pattern

An early-stage startup focused on creating a technology platform for the blue-collar gig economy

Product Designer
Role
September 2020 - present
Timeline

Pattern

Pattern is a technology-based staffing platform that makes it easier for businesses and workers to work together.

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Thanks for showing interest in this project! While I can't share it publicly, I can talk about my learnings at an early-stage startup:

Key takeaways
Being customer obsessed

We’re trying to answer:

Is this going to make our customers life better than it was before they interacted with us?

Hopefully, it’s a signal for yes.

Starting with seniors
Working fast & being scrappy

Being at a small startup often means limited resources and adhoc processes.

Despite these limitions, it’s taught me to strive to accomplish a lot with very little.

And be very open to pivoting!

Starting with seniors
Work to get things done, not to make it perfect

This was a big push for me to stop thinking about design and to just start designing.

Design at this step should focus on moving fast and delivering enough for engineering to move forward and product to complete its experiment.

Personal learnings
Personal learnings
What does impact mean to you?

Define what impact you’re aiming to create, both for yourself and for the company. Scale it appropriately.

Personal learnings
Building your design voice & confidence

What has helped keep me keep perspective is to have confidence in my process and approach, not how I think it should be or what others declare for me.

Personal learnings
Personal learnings
Bias towards action

One of the biggest learnings about my experiences at a startup is that there is no “right/correct” way.

The only thing is to take initiate and action. Now!

Thanks for reading!
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