Anyone make the leap from Designer to Manager?

9 years ago from Guillermo Mont, Freelance Designer/Illustrator

  • Mike A.Mike A., 9 years ago

    Hi Guillermo,

    the biggest shift is in that being a manager is completely different role! With my previous employer I got the opportunity to lead a small team of 5 designers. Although my title was Sr. UI designer, I felt more like manager - it was more about dealing with people, consulting and less about actual designing. It is something a lot of people don't notice when they apply for a leading / managing role.

    So here are my 2 cents: Always have the right expectations and know what you want to do in your life.

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