We are starting a new blog series called Meet the Team. Each month we will introduce one of our team members so you can get an in-depth look at who's behind Donut and how we work. This month we are featuring Liam, our new Lead Product Designer.
Please introduce yourself!
Hi! 👋 I’m Liam, an Irish Product Designer living in Berlin for the past few years. I love creating products which pay keen attention to aesthetic detail, are universally enjoyable and equally usable.
What's your role at Donut?
What do you do on a day-to-day basis?
I’m leading all things related to the design of our products. That means anything from how one might sign-up to Donut to how they might buy digital assets or even acquire and manage a plot of virtual land. I try to spend as much of my time thinking about how to solve product problems with good design choices.
What's your background?
I’ve spent the last six years playing around with cryptocurrencies and the last two working for another Fintech company in Berlin called SumUp. I also spent some time at Intercom as a Recruiter, believe it or not.
Why did you decide to join Donut?
I’ve followed the cryptocurrency industry for quite some time having set up a mining rig in 2011 and some time skipping University lectures to trade various altcoins (really bad idea). I have seen the industry flourish over the last three years, but yet there’s still something missing and I have some ideas on how to change that. I was sold on the Donut idea after spending some time speaking with the team. I could tell they were trying to solve some interesting problems and I wanted to be part of that.
What are your favorite tools?
We just switched from Sketch to a fresh Figma account when I joined; I’d call that our primary design tool. I’m working on building out our design system with that right now utilising the learnings from my last role. Also enjoying using Scrumpy as our project management tool (it’s a super nice lightweight agile PM tool).
What do you enjoy when you're not working?
- Obscure Hip-Hop
- Walks and cuddles with @coop_dogg
- Anything related to food & drink
- Being outdoors 🌲🌄
Most important question:
What's your favorite Donut?
I’m a simple person; not much of a filled-donut-kinda-guy. So I’m in for an archetypal ring donut with sprinkles. I’m also not opposed to a Cronut® or two.