I launched two directories with design/research talent and jobs


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As a designer, I am always curious ๐Ÿ’ญ to learn about existing product talent (design & research) who are behind the great products we use and hear about.

Finding the right design & research talent to join your team or company can be a pain ๐Ÿ˜ฐ (especially for startups). So we (Samantha, UX Designer at Microsoft) and I did it for you: we spent over 20 hours selecting the easiest way possible to do so on Notion ๐Ÿš€.

๐Ÿ“š I started working on the idea on Monday 10th Feb. By the end of Tuesday, I had built the prototype. On the following days, I added new "features" including adding oneself to the directory. I posted on a few communities and the response was amazing. Thank you all for the review. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

Meet Product (Design & Research) talent and hiring boards ๐ŸŽ‰! It has more than 100 amazing talent profiles and 50 new opportunities โœจ.

Kenya Product (Design and Research) Talent Directory

๐ŸŽ™ To shed some light on the boards, we created the talent board to make it exponentially easy for Managers and HR to hire in the Kenyan product/design space. We then created the hiring board to deliver jobs that match their product skills, to build a successful career.

Kenya Product (Design and Research) Jobs Directory

Weโ€™ve added them all, so you could pick exactly what you need. ๐Ÿค“ Also, we added links of their LinkedIn profiles and who nominated them. Feels like yellow pages listing for businesses organized by category ๐Ÿ˜‚.

โค๏ธ It's completely free for personal and commercial use. We're growing every week, so you'll always have access to the best talent and opportunities.

We are eager to hear your feedback! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

Hi, ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿพ I'm Lewis. a full-stack multi-disciplinary designer from Nairobi, Kenya ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช. I have a strong passion about community building, mentorship and problem-solving. You might have come across my Design/PM Slack groups list or my talk on the role of a designer in a startup. I also maintain Product (Design/Research) talent & hiring boards to bridge the talent:opportunity gap in the design & research field in Kenya.

๐Ÿ’Œ Have a freelance project for me or want to book me for a talk? Contact me through hire@lewisngugi.com.

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