I'm Ryan Chen, a designer and illustrator based in Dallas. I work at Credera, where I help our clients build the best digital products for their users.
Fail often and soak up as much as you can from your mistakes. Good design comes from trying and trying again. That is something I wish I would have known from the beginning, but I think it’s just a matter of experience.
I've been working as a designer for a few years now, and one of the difficulties I have faced in my career is dealing with rejection.
I recently streamed the Vectors Conference that took place in San Francisco this past June. One of the more powerful talks came from Rafael Smith, who is a design lead at IDEO. In his talk, he addressed how unconscious racial and gender bias occurs in the workplace and beyond.
Cuba is literally a country frozen in time. On the plane ride back, I remember typing three words into my Evernote: “Vibrant, nostalgic, simple”. And despite 60 years of setbacks, Cuba remains an incredibly upbeat and open place.
I've been recently listening to a great podcast called "Masters of Scale". Each episode highlights one CEO and their journey in scaling their company. My favorite episode currently is an interview with Brian Chesky, who is the CEO of Airbnb.