A little more about AllisonAllison House is a product designer exploring the intersections of art, technology, education. She writes about starting a career in design on her blog, http://allison.house. Her work includes Dropbox and Codecademy, and has been featured in the New York Times, TIME Magazine, Wall Street Journal, and more. She paints portraits and abstracts in her spare time.
Start at the Top: Getting Your First Design Job in Tech
When you have no work experience under your belt, how do you show employers you’d still be a great design hire? I’ll discuss my experience hiring and getting hired at tech startups like Dropbox, Codecademy, and Treehouse. I’ll also identify the characteristics that signal to employers you have an explosive trajectory—and make it easy for them to say, “Yes!”