Jess Brown - Individual contributor or manager: Which path is best?
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In episode 33 of The Product Design Podcast, Seth Coelen interviews Jess Brown, Staff Product Designer at Faire. During her career, Jess has worked as the Head of Design and Director of User Experience. Still, she decided to switch up her career path and head back into working as an individual contributor.

Jess shares why she decided to return to IC after working in management and her insights on how her work experience still applies to her current role. Seth and Jess also discuss the difference between the two career paths and how you can decide which route is best for you.

During our interview with Jess, you will learn:

πŸ’» How Jess got her start in product design
πŸ‘‰ Why Jess decided to leave the management track
🚨 Top traits to make you a valuable team member
🎯 How working remotely changed relationships with colleagues
πŸ“’ Jess’s guidance: deciding if IC or Management is for you

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