Startups have realized that design is a key differentiator for their products & a source of competitive advantage.
The titans like Atlassian, Facebook, Google, & Amazon, prioritize design. So they hire worldclass designers & even acquire design agencies.
Those aren't luxuries most early stage startups can afford. So how should an early-stage entrepreneur think about design during the early days? Where should it be on the priority list? What design principles, tips & even hacks can help entrepreneurs produce excellent & even sustainable early versions of brand, product, experience & marketing?
We're excited to dive into this with Brendan Mahony, Co-founder & CEO of Contrast, a design tool that connects your code to your designs, making your handoff process easier. Contrast is a Y Combinator S18 alumni.
Join us as we dive into:
Important design principles
Form vs. function when it comes to designing
How to create a design strategy
Useful tools & resources
Ways to ensure a good design to development handoff