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Low Fidelity Podcast #3 Mentoring designers with a focus on the craft of design with Shujaat Syed
In the latest episode of the Low Fidelity podcast, I had a wonderful conversation with Shujaat Syed, a designer based in Toronto. Shujaat noticed very few opportunities to help out the designers from underrepresented groups so he created Super Session, a mentorship program to help them level up their skills so they can be successful in their careers. It’s a great story with lots of lessons for us all!
In our conversation we discuss:
The mindset needed to get through challenges we face
Staying true to your values as a designer
Why he started the Super Session mentorship program
How he selected the designers from underrepresented backgrounds and career paths
The lessons he learned from completing the first round of Super Session
Helping designers make intentional choices in their work and getting to the essence of the design
His advice to designers who want to mentor other designers
Why designers need to focus on honing their craft
The experience of moving from working at an agency to being in-house at a company
And much more!
Till next time, stay strong!