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Hi, All šŸ‘‹

Iā€™m Bala Murugan. You can call me Bala. Iā€™m a self-taught designer from India. Currently, I work as a Product Designer at Cisco . In the past, I have worked for companies like Juniper, KPMG, Wipro, etc. Check out my linkedin to know more about my experience

I spend my free time on my pet projects, which include:

  • Bookmark+: A Chrome extension to capture bookmarks with screenshots
  • Goalbook (In progress): An AI-powered goal assistant helps achieve personal and career goals.
  • I have a few more projects in mind to work on in the future.

With over 12 years of experience, I have learned the secret sauce of building products that users value, providing a delightful and consistent experience.

Although I have spent most of my career as an individual contributor, I have mentored and trained several designers in the past. Iā€™m fully capable of building a design team that can create projects customers will love. Also, I run a meetup group UXTroupe for Self-Learning designers. Reach out to me to know more.


Training or self-learning: which is best?

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Seeking skill development through self-learning, I encountered initial hurdles but learned valuable lessons in starting small and understanding human dynamics.

Why I Learned Tailwind CSS?

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Designers struggle with developers prioritizing functionality over aesthetics, relying on frameworks like React, Angular for rapid development.

Owning the product service, not the page

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Developers’ desire for page ownership complicates collaboration. Proposing a pattern library team to ensure design consistency and streamline feature implementation.