About The Talk
Startups have realized that design is a key differentiator for their products and a source of competitive advantage.
The titans like Atlassian, Facebook, Google, and Amazon, prioritize design. So they hire worldclass designers and even acquire design agencies.
Those aren’t luxuries most early stage startups can afford. So how should an early-stage entrepreneur think about design during the early days? Where should it be on the priority list? What design principles, tips and even hacks can help entrepreneurs produce excellent and even sustainable early versions of brand, product, experience and marketing?
We’re excited to dive into this with Brendan Mahony, Co-founder & CEO of Contrast, a design tool that connects your code to your designs, making your handoff process easier. Contrast is a Y Combinator S18 alumni.
Join us as we dive into:
Important design principles
Form vs. function when it comes to designing
How to create a design strategy
Useful tools and resources
- Ways to ensure a good design to development handoff
Co-founder and CEO of Contrast
Brendan Mahony is the co-founder and CEO of Contrast. The idea for the business came while working on a previous tech-startup. Brendan, a designer, noticed how the disconnect between his designs and the codebase was causing tons of wasted time and frustration. From there, the idea for Contrast was born – a tool that solves the handoff process by connecting your code to the designs. Brendan has raised $500K in seed funding from Y Combinator and other prominent angels.
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