Sep 28, 2020
Zain Khoja – Product Design Intern at GitHub and Instagram – Whiteboard.fm #024
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In this episode, we speak to Zain Khoja, an Information Science undergrad from Cornell University. He has previously worked at GitHub as a Design Systems intern and at Instagram as a Product Design Intern. #github #instagram

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❓⏰ Questions:

0:00 Introduction

01:20 How did you get started in Design?

05:00 Internship Process at GitHub

09:15 Project Walkthrough: Creating tools, documentation sites, and core components for Primer, GitHub’s open-source design system

15:00 Interview process at Instagram

17:50 How to explain your design decisions as a beginner

22:50 Internship experience at Instagram 

25:52 Instagram Design team and their working

30:00 Top learnings and nuances from GitHub and Instagram

32:00 Balancing between learning and teaching Product Design at Cornell University

34:48 Community and volunteer work in Design

37:03 How to create a slide deck for interviews

38:22 What is your process in learnings new skills?

40:36 How important is coding for a designer?

43:33 Top 3 learnings from your design journey

GitHub Internship Project: https://zainkho.com/github

Zain's website: https://zainkho.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zainkho/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zainkho7/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zainkho

Instagram Careers: https://www.instagram.com/about/jobs/

GitHub Careers: https://github.com/about/careers

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