January 11, 2022
Author: Stytch Team
Today is the one year anniversary of the official creation of our Design team! Bing joined us one year ago and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate her and her contributions to building Stytch’s product and culture. Meet Bing!
Autonomy, growth, and working with great people.
A “typical” day has evolved a lot since I started managing the [design] team. I usually structure my time on a weekly basis: Mondays and Wednesdays are for independent work; Tuesday 1:1s; Thursday team review and cross-functional collaborations; Friday following-ups and relationship-building.
We have surprising numbers of pet owners! Other than that, the speed of growth is still much faster than what I imagined.
There are so many! And I am still very inspired by the people I work with everyday. To list a few: establishing scalable structures even as a team of 1; asking for help before feeling the pinch; and, as we’re still often communicating virtually, a little extra kindness and curiosity goes a long way.
I really enjoy how the team built a direct and kind communication style. I feel like I could rely on everyone for constructive feedback, while also trusting us move through challenging situations with space and grace.
“Think exceptionally”, which, in Stytch context means “avoiding the assumption that existing norms are the right path.” We’ve heard great feedback on our website design, for example, and it is a “look and feel” that we deliberately established that feels right and true to us, v.s. something we rushed through following the trend.
Designing the Design team! I enjoy puzzle games, but this is certainly far more challenging than the box of Frank Stella geometric painting puzzles I’ve been procrastinating on.
I worked in film prior to Product Design, and the idea of working on something forward, challenging, creative, yet still being able to go home at a reasonable time seemed more than perfect to me.
I went ice-skating for the first time when visiting Seattle this past December, and it was so much fun! Also fascinating to watch young kids learn: some of them didn’t even finish crying before they started all over again!
I’ve been taking boxing and ballet classes. Also got quite into sewing and cooking everything at home in the past few months.
A night by the Oregon Coast, and an evening with homemade dinner, books, and tea.
Writing, dance choreography, and apparel design. Maybe one day!
Interested in joining the design team at Stytch? Learn more about open roles, here!