Jobs in Tech 101

Design

Are you passionate about crafting beautiful, functional user experiences?

Design
Design might be the field for you if:

You have a desire for artistic self-expression that you enjoy using to start up and carry out design projects. Designers have the ability to come up with functional solutions to complex problems and a knack for focusing on small details.

Andy Kennedy, Senior Design Partner at Innovatemap

“I like changing things, specifically changing the way people see things. And through design and messaging, I'm able to change the way our clients speak, the way they're perceived, and if I'm successful, ultimately change their business.”

Sound interesting? Here are some occupations in this field:
Product Designer

Product designers define the experience and interface of products as well as the brand and marketing strategy around those products. A product designer will create wireframes, prototypes, and style guides as well as conceptualize naming conventions. They interact with engineers and developers who build the product and shape the final outcome.

Marketing Designer

Marketing designers use different typography, composition, color and visual identity design to create these marketing tools and promote a company's business through illustrations and digital images.

Interaction Designer

Interaction designers focus on how a user interacts with a product. This role is typically very specialized on user interface details such as movement, animation and visual aesthetics.

A Designer's day might include:
8:00 AM

Start research needed for a focus group on one of our new products

Send off print-ready designs of new marketing material for an upcoming event

Put the finishing touches on a slide deck for our investor pitch meeting

12:00 PM

Design a mockup of a new product feature with a login portal

Attend a company sales call to see how our beta project is pitched and what the customer reacts to in the design

Catch up on tech trends and design by reviewing favorite news outlets and resources

8:00 AM

Start research needed for a focus group on one of our new products

Send off print-ready designs of new marketing material for an upcoming event

Put the finishing touches on a slide deck for our investor pitch meeting

12:00 PM

Design a mockup of a new product feature with a login portal

Attend a company sales call to see how our beta project is pitched and what the customer reacts to in the design

Catch up on tech trends and design by reviewing favorite news outlets and resources

You could work at a company like:

Meet Kolby McElvain, Senior Designer at High Alpha

As a senior designer at High Alpha, Kolby gets to use creativity to come up with things that have never existed or to utilize current tech and ideas in new ways.

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Unplanned Journey: My career in design at a fast-growing startup

As marketing designer at Zylo, I work on designing and developing creative projects to support nearly every aspect of the business including marketing, sales, and customer service, all while upholding and progressing the Zylo brand. The mix of everything I do might be, as I’m finding, just the right blend of art and tech.

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Chelsie Kasun believes there is a place for creativity in tech

Chelsie Kasun was born near Evansville in Newburgh, Ind., and she was influenced at a young age to pursue her natural creativity. Two high school math teachers had a big impact on her and opened doors she didn’t know existed when they encouraged her to explore computer science as a possible match with her passion for design. They taught her that there is a place for creativity in tech.

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Design brought Rohit Jesudian from Dubai and Mumbai to Indy

With design, you have the ability to visualize your failures in a controlled environment without it affecting your business or your client-facing platforms. I am also surrounded by an amazing engineering team that pushes me and takes my vision even further, which ends with us having an amazing product and experience for our customers.

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Meet Andy Kennedy, Senior Design Partner at Innovatemap

Andy loves to change they way people see things and impact businesses through great design. Read about why he loves his career at Innovatemap.

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Jobs in Tech 101 Start exploring tech- and business-skilled occupations:
Product Development

Product development professionals love building products, automating inefficiencies, and solving problems.

Data Science

Data scientist professionals enjoy extensive thinking about data and abstract problems.

Design

Designers are passionate about crafting beautiful, functional user experiences.

Product Management

Product managers get excited about guiding the success of a product and leading the cross-functional team that is responsible for improving it.

IT & Cybersecurity

IT and cybersecurity professionals build and maintain the security of complex computer networks and databases.

Customer Success

Customer success professionals enjoy building relationships, and take pride in being the voice of the customer.

Support

Support professionals have respect for all clients and team members, and enjoy engaging with people via phone and email to help them solve problems.

Sales

Sales professionals have a will to win and a knack for influencing and building relationships with people.

Marketing

Marketing professionals crafting communications or experiences that inspire, inform, and influence people.

Finance

Finance managers have a passion for working with financial data and interpreting how a business makes money.

HR & Office Admin

HR & office administration professionals have a passion for making sure the workplace is functional, comfortable, and efficient.

Product development professionals love building products, automating inefficiencies, and solving problems.

Data scientist professionals enjoy extensive thinking about data and abstract problems.

Designers are passionate about crafting beautiful, functional user experiences.

Product managers get excited about guiding the success of a product and leading the cross-functional team that is responsible for improving it.

IT and cybersecurity professionals build and maintain the security of complex computer networks and databases.

Customer success professionals enjoy building relationships, and take pride in being the voice of the customer.

Support professionals have respect for all clients and team members, and enjoy engaging with people via phone and email to help them solve problems.

Sales professionals have a will to win and a knack for influencing and building relationships with people.

Marketing professionals crafting communications or experiences that inspire, inform, and influence people.

Finance managers have a passion for working with financial data and interpreting how a business makes money.

HR & office administration professionals have a passion for making sure the workplace is functional, comfortable, and efficient.