Here at Nextdoor, we’re always thinking about community — the neighborhood community is the heart of the product we build and design. So we were thrilled to be invited to join a new community, the Designer Fund’s Bridge program.
Designer Fund hand-picks startups with a strong design culture that are making a meaningful impact on the world, and the Bridge program allows talented designers to apply to work with these companies. If a designer is selected, they’ll work with the startup of their choosing. They can attend educational seminars, and even receive relocation assistance. It’s a dream opportunity, one that shows how central design is to the world today. It’s one that I wish I had early in my career.
Posts by the design team on this blog have been rare, so I’d like to introduce our team and explain a little about what we do. A designer at Nextdoor wears many hats. In a typical day, we’re interviewing users, creating wireframes, and jumping into code to build prototypes. We constantly collaborate with product managers and engineers. We’re a diverse bunch – you can learn a little more about each of us here: Brendan Stromberger, Brian van Veen, Cliff Williams, Jesse Fornear, Tunlin Ou and myself, Ryan Sims.