Whatever your title’s been in the past, what’s important is you have experience designing thoughtful solutions for complex problems. You’re a team player who can work independently at any stage of a project. You can lead a discussion with clients and internal teams that push projects in the right direction.
You should have a solid background in graphic design, a portfolio to back it up, and knowledge of what it takes to actually ship a quality product. We all have interests and skills outside of product design, though—including illustration, engineering, public speaking, and writing. Ideally you do, too. Tell us about it!
We’re not machines. We work a 35-hour work week, with time left over to for internal projects or learning a new skill. You’ll only be on one project at a time, so you can hone in on the right problems and give them the attention and care they deserve.