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Last week, Andrew Wilshere, content lead and designer at Designlab, led a workshop on how to become a designer! He shared his story of transitioning from a career in project management to starting work in the industry.

There are also 10 lessons from his journey so far—and guidance on your options for getting trained up in design for your own career switch. Check out the timings below in case you want to skip to the good stuff.

0'00: Introduction
2'10: Story of Andrew’s career switch
11'10: 10 lessons from switching career
33'50: Your options for learning design
44'30: Q&A

 

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