Benjamin George is a Staff Product Designer at Shopify, where he focuses on making commerce better for everyone. Before Shopify, Ben has built lean design teams at ReferralCandy, FreshMenu, and Sourcebits. He has promoted design thinking and worked on zero-to-one initiatives that have helped grow the company. He’s values collaboration, honesty, and balancing a thoughtful approach with accelerated action to get measurable outcomes. In addition to teaching courses on design, Ben trains and mentors UX designers at all levels. His dog Juno likes to show up on video calls as a surprise guest from time to time.
Join Ben, Chelsea, Vihar and Wenshu: all product designers for Shopify, as they talk through their learnings on how they've learned to demonstrate the true power that design can bring not only to your individual product teams but to the overall business as they touch on:
- The importance of establishing good design practices and what design behaviours they recommend to unlearn;
- Their approaches as a designers in setting up expectations, boundaries and limitations within their product teams;
- How and when to choose what battles are worth it; and
- What practices have their learned outside of design that has helped them work collaboratively with their peers