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445: Designing the Perfect Desk

August 15, 2022

This week, we talk about a surprising new "smart desk" being shared online, and we talk about what our dream desk would look like. In the Sidebar, Marshall shares his tips and tricks for keeping his Figma files squeaky clean.

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This week, we talk about a surprising new "smart desk" being shared online, and we talk about what our dream desk would look like.

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Current — Current is on a mission to help people create better financial outcomes for their lives, and they’re hiring a talented senior mobile product designer with great visual design and UX skills. You’ll be involved in the full product development cycle: from early research and product strategy, to design and developer hand-off.

Glow is building the most elegant, powerful, and reliable crypto wallet. To do this, they need great designs — ones that are simple, familiar, and smart. Their small team is growing, and you’ll work closely with the team to craft new user experience patterns for interacting with crypto that will become the new normal for millions of people in the future.

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Materialize — Materialize is building a reactive database to disrupt batch data warehouses like Snowflake and BigQuery, and they’re looking for their first full-time, in-house designer to come in and own the product design for Materialize Web UI. Technical and developer tools experience is a huge plus!

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