Leandro Novaes He/Him — Delivery Hero
A Product Designer passionate about developing high-quality user interfaces that fit into meaningful product …
During my second year in college, I co-founded a Fashion Accessory brand and built a website to sell our products. The website was featured as a template example by Squarespace. That coincidentally set me on a path of designing and building websites for other people.
As time went by, there were more and more things I wanted to do so I took up coding at school. During my first year programing, I did a lot of creative coding like p5.js and openFrameworks before properly learning the basic web stack and later teaching myself React to build Form2Shape.
There’s a longer version of the story - another time.
Everyday starts from pouring a Latte at home. Then I like to try different co-working spaces to spend the day at, and after work, different gym locations in the city.
I don’t. I realized a few years into my design career that i’m not the most creative person. I excel in execution.
Another cliche answer saying Arc. It is something you have to invest your time and experiencing it fully to know. A investor from one of the biggest VC firms reached out to me trying to understand why Arc users like using Arc that much. It's baffling for an outsider that someone would switch to a new browser (especially made by a startup) from Chrome today.
Compound. I’ve been working on Compound for almost three years. Building with smart and passionate people really is special.
Designing for trust is the most important thing at Compound. Airbnb had a similar challenge. There's no secret that I can share on it. It's persistent attention to details and care.
Tinker and launch things. Work on ambitious side projects all by yourself for technical learnings or with others: indefinitely more fun. You are in a very fortunate position where you can create a proof of concept and have connections that can help you create a complete experience.
I know many talented non-technical thinkers spending days pitching technical co-founders. If you can, build that fun idea.