As a beginner product designer or front-end web developer or someone who aspire to take this career path in the nearest future, there is need for the right tools that will enhance your workflow and make things easier for you.
There are literally innumerable apps, software and services out there, but being able to figure out what work best for you might be a daunting task that you may not necessarily have all the time in the world to go through.
That is why I’ve gathered a list of amazing tools that you can use to kickstart your design/development career for excellence.
Some of these tools are paid while others offer free-trial.
LEARN FROM THE BEST
There is no better way to become better than learning from the best and that is why I’ve compiled a list of the best individuals and agencies in the industry you can always look up to when kick-starting your own career in the design industry.
edX - Free Online Certificate Courses
edX is an American massive open online course provider created by Harvard and MIT. It hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide student body, including some courses at no charge.
AJ&Smart - Design studio
This is a product design and innovation studio based in Berlin, Germany! They work with some of the biggest companies in the world to help them build better products faster. It's their goal to give as much value as possible via their social media platforms such as their Youtube channel where they consstantly upload new videos every week about product design, ux design, design sprints and a whole lot more! For regular design content, design learning please subscribe now! .
Visit AJ&Smart on YouTube
Luke Wróblewski - Design Lead @Google
Luke is currently a Product Director at Google. Earlier he was the CEO and Co-founder of Polar (acquired by Google in 2014) and the Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of Bagcheck (acquired by Twitter in 2011).
Prior to founding start-ups, Luke was an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Benchmark Capital, the Chief Design Architect (VP) at Yahoo!, Lead User Interface Designer at eBay, and a Senior Interface Designer at NCSA: the birthplace of the first popular graphical Web browser, NCSA Mosaic.
In short, Luke Wroblewski is a big deal in the product design industry with so many achievements under his sleeves.
Visit Luke's website
Farai Madzima - UX Lead @ Shopify
Farai Madzima is a Zimbabwean UX designer, manager, conference organiser, and speaker living in Canada. He's also the product design lead at the social e-commerce platform Shopify with so many great accolades to his name.
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Arda Aksoy - Top designer @ Turkey
Arda is a digital product designer who helps businesses connect with their customers through user-centric design. He provides strategy-led, user-focused, innovative and cross-platform solutions to digital products. Since 2014, Arda has worked as a freelance consultant and has been fortunate enough to work with local or global startups and corporations from multiple industries and markets.
View Arda's Resume