Along with the ups and downs of her personal journey, Ash talks about the importance of knowing the rules, the paradox of structure, and what it means to be free in your work.
Ash Huang (twitter.com/ashsmash) is a designer and award-winning novelist from Silicon Valley. She has done product design and branding for companies such as Pinterest, Twitter and Dropbox. Her writing has been featured in numerous publications including Fast Company, Offscreen magazine. Today she shares how she moved from brand design into product design, and what inspired her to become a writer.
3:00: William’s background, including what he studied in school and his early copywriting career. He also talks about what made him want to leave advertising, as well as what he appreciated about the industry.
7:30: William’s first start-up, which was Voto-App, and what he learned from it.
11:15: Information about Panda Network: What it is, what they do, and what the goal is in terms of who is using the site and why.
16:00: William’s thoughts on what the future will look like, including automation and the way searches will work.
17:10: What he learned from Dorm Room Tycoon, including the downside of raising money for a startup.
22:15: Some of the new pro features of Panda that you can expect in the near future.
23:15: How William met his business partner, Ahmet Sulek, and how Panda came to be. He also touches on some of the challenges of a long-distance business relationship.
31:00: William’s advice on collaborating and his thoughts on the interesting things going on in the design world.