Case studies

A few of my my thoughts and insights gained while navigating everyday challenges within cross-functional product teams, from the perspective of a design manager

Navigating the challenges of scaling a Design System

Managing a Design System in the early stage of its development, and strategies I’ve learned to tackle growing pains and increasing its adoption and maturity.

Setting effective OKRs for teams that enable other product teams

My experience exploring strategies for setting up quarterly objectives and key results tailored to “enabling” teams, whose main purpose is to support other product teams.

Fostering teamwork and creativity by optimizing design rituals

Creating structured opportunities for a diverse team to actively engage, share, learn, collaborate and have fun, and the impact this can have in design processes and team culture.

Perspectives on thought leadership within Product Design

My reflections on the Product Design landscape and how managers can play a crucial role in fostering collaboration and innovation, alongside lessons on teamwork and personal growth.

Shifting away from a small-increment mindset

How a team can challenge incremental development norms and move towards a more forward-thinking mentality that encourages innovation and impactful design outcomes.

Transitioning product design teams to Figma

Migrating design processes from Abstract and Sketch to Figma, and how we approached training to quickly adapt and boost collaboration and efficiency.

Thoughts on effective cross-collaboration in Product and Tech teams

Views on building connections across functions and the importance of promoting shared ownership of goals, and clear communication with the right frequency.