As designers, we can often find ourselves on a bit of an island. Whether we are working independently or at an in-house position, there are times when we are left to fill many job roles that merit an entire design team.
I recently experienced this situation at my previous job where I was a solo user experience designer at a company employing thousands of people. I had to do my own research, wireframes, prototyping, functional specs, visual design, etc. I had no team to help accomplish these tasks, but I still had deadlines as if I did.
On the one hand, it was a great experience to work in all of these different roles. On the other, I was rarely afforded the opportunity to focus in on one of these disciplines and perform it at the level I would have liked.
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