• Kyle Greely, 4 years ago

    I'm glad this is being discussed, I'm in a similar situation. I'm not yet a senior, but I have pretty much 0 desire to manage other people and would like to remain focused on UX tasks or strategy, but I feel like the only way to "move up" is to lean into leading a team of designers.

    I think the other comments are right here; I'm starting to think that the only way will be for me to create my own company and be my own boss.

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    • Alex CicanAlex Cican, 4 years ago

      Don’t be fooled, I was thinking like you a few years back. But it’s exactly in your own company that 80% of your time will occupied by people… Build a team, recruit new people, interview, hire, manage, create a culture, deal with issues between people/teams, many meetings. At least in the first 2-3 years until you hire a Manager / VP of something to free your hands and report to you. (Exception: if your co-founder deals with these issues)

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