First published on my blog.

There’s an opening statement that’s too common in the tech industry; one that greets us way too often. Let me know if it sounds familiar to you:

Before we tell you about our idea and the project, we need you to sign this NDA.

Let…


Originally published on my blog.

This might be harsh for some to hear, and there’s no easy way to say it, so here it goes: I don’t think you should hire junior designers.

Awkward silence. Does he mean that? Did he say what I think he said? …


Cross-posting with my blog.

Let me start off by saying the title is not clickbait. Product design doesn’t have to be expensive, despite the rumour going around saying otherwise; not even great product design work. Yup, I’ve said it — great work can be cheap. …


Originally published on my blog.

They say a good friend listens closely — and I believe successful businesses do too. One of the keys to building a successful business in the first place is to have loyal customers. Easier said than done. …


Photo of a notebook and printed Pantone colour cards sitting on a pink surface
Photo of a notebook and printed Pantone colour cards sitting on a pink surface

I often talk about how visual design will never make or break a business. Despite our inclination towards aesthetically-pleasing interfaces, visual design is not that important. …


An empty Apple Store photographed from the outside

In every designer’s career, there will be a client who asks for a website like Apple. Everyone aspires to have a strong digital presence, so it’s no surprise that we find refuge under the umbrella of those who do it best.

There’s nothing wrong with enjoying simple, flat, and minimal…


Originally posted on my blog.

The pandemic has brought some of the tech industry to its knees, so many people are losing their jobs. …


The article was first published on my blog.

I don’t make it a secret that meetings are not my favourite way of spending my work day. I can’t tell how often I sit in one and reconsider my life choices. I can’t tell you in how many I almost…


Originally posted on my blog

I’ve recently given a talk to a company who’s moved from working from home once in a blue moon to doing it every day. Their transition to remote work has been hectic, since it happened so rapidly; from one day to another they’ve changed their…


Originally posted on my blog.

As companies around the world are evolving, so is our role as designers. Many of us have moved beyond pixel pushing, which is why we don’t need to learn how to code anymore; we need to learn business.

The way we add value is by…

Christian Vasile

Helping startups grow through Product Design and Strategy. Check out my work at christianvasile.com

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