ctrl alt club

Solo designers,
founding designers,
and design team of one.

I know the articles from designers at big tech companies don't always resonate with the challenges you face. We use the same tools, but we live in a parallel universe.

I've been working at startups since 2009, often as the sole or first designer on the team and I'd like to share what I learned along the way. How to navigate between creating a product that doesn't exist yet while helping get $$$ so you get paid. How to design with limited information and adapt to rapid changes. You'll learn how to design for the now while preparing for scale, forge strong and healthy relationships with non-designers, and master the art of self-directed learning.

Together, we'll explore how to thrive solo while creating meaningful connections with peers at other companies and much more.