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Collaboration Secrets: Design X Engineering
Learn how engineers and designers collaborate at Spotify: what works well, what can go wrong... and everything in between!
Ask Spotify Design 07
How do you choose colors? Prioritize your workload? Govern a design system? Our community panel returns to answer your thoughtful questions.
Making Moves: Designing Motion for 2022 Wrapped
Simple brief, complex executions: UX Motion Designer Ade shares his journey on bringing 2022 Wrapped's data stories to life.
Designing Cultural Experiences
Three Spotifiers reflect on the nuances of designing cultural moments at Spotify.
From Web Page to Web Player: How Spotify Designed a New Homepage Experience
Senior Product Designer Alexandria Goree walks us through the design process of making over Spotify’s homepage.
How do you continue to improve your design craft? In this 3x3, three Spotifiers share their thoughts on keeping up in an ever-changing industry.
Backstage Tickets to the World of Service Design at Spotify
A trio of service designers invite us behind the curtain to see where and how their role fits within Spotify Design.
Three design leads share a slice of wisdom on heading up their teams at Spotify.
Designing for Businesses
In this month’s 3x3, we hear from three Spotifers on how they craft brilliant B2B experiences.
A Designer's Balancing Act: Staying Creative and Organized in Figma
Carly shows us her strategy to ensure Figma files are set up for exploring freeform designs while also creating space for collaboration and clarity.
How to Stand Out as a Spotify Internship Applicant
Applying for a design internship at Spotify? We rounded up a band of previous interns and asked them how they made a strong first impression.
Ask Spotify Design 06
The do’s, the don’ts and everything in between: four designers answer your portfolio-related questions in a special edition of Ask Spotify Design.
Take cues from three smart Spotifiers who tell us how they set boundaries to allow their creativity to flourish.
Three designers talk us through the need-to-know tips for running a great meeting. TDLR: a little planning goes a long way.
Finding a Design Ally
If you've ever needed a design ally, this is for you. Three designers, in three different roles, share their thoughts on finding allies at work.
What unexpected skills come into play in your day-to-day? Here, three designers share the surprising things that help them excel in design.
Here, Spotify Designers share their advice for getting settled in a new team or role.
How to Nail Remote Onboarding and Influence People
Senior UX Writer, Nicole A. Michaelis, shares her experience of onboarding remotely as the only UX Writer in her team.
Find out what qualities designers at Spotify believe make for a great mentor.
Find out Spotify Design Ops folks' top tips for a successful jam session.
This 3x3, designers share the skills they'd like to master this year.
In this 3x3, Spotify Designers share the things that surprised them most about their Spotify Wrapped this year.
Spotify Blend: Designing for a Social Listening Experience
A few members of the team behind Blend share how they brought to life Spotify's first personalized playlist that combines two users’ music tastes.
In honor of Wellness Week, three Spotify Designers share (in three sentences) how they recharge their creative battery.
Small but Mighty: We've Rolled out Changes to the Now Playing Bar
Learn how the design team behind the new 'Now Playing Bar' finessed a valuable piece of product real estate to make room for bigger changes.
Ask Spotify Design 05
Our community is back fielding questions from readers about creativity, ways of working, and how to navigate a career in design.
Invisible made Visible: The Value of Designing Tools for Internal Teams
Join a Senior Product Designer specialising on internal tools, as she reveals the value behind the invisible products that power Spotify.
Accessibility in Design
Designers share a snapshot of the ways they factor accessibility into their design process.
In this month's 3x3, our community reveals the talents and traits that make them great designers.
Screen Share Day Recap: Over 200 Conversations With Aspiring Designers
We've collated Spotify Designers' answers to the most frequently asked questions from this year's Screen Share Day.
Designing for Localization
This month, 3 designers tell us (in 3-ish sentences) how they design for local audiences.
Designers in the Making
This 3x3, Spotify Designers reflect on the childhood pastimes that signalled a future working in a creative field.
Ask Spotify Design 04
In the latest Ask Spotify Design members of our community share their unique perspectives on topics ranging from design systems to imposter syndrome.
In this month's instalment of 3x3, we're learning about the wise words that have guided three Spotify Designers' throughout their careers.
Designing a new Foundation: Spotify for Desktop
For these designers launching a new desktop app that replaces one of Spotify’s most loved clients was a daunting but irresistible opportunity.
Better in Black: Rethinking our Most Important Buttons
If there's one button you use every time you open Spotify, it’s the play button. Today, we’re updating it significantly for better accessibility.
Designing Ad Experiences
This month three Spotify Designers responsible for creating the ad experience for listeners share their approach.
Growing a Distributed Product Design Team
Senior Design Manager, Pilar Serna, shares how she hired and onboarded a fully distributed team that was able to collaborate efficiently from day one.
How to Get a Job at Spotify Design
Get noticed. Tell your design story. And don’t forget the data. This is our guide to getting hired at Spotify Design.
Designing Playlist Artwork
Every month, 3 Spotify Designers share their thoughts on a subject close to their hearts. To keep things concise, they get just 3 sentences to answer.
Ask Spotify Design 03
The series where the friendly folks from Spotify's design community answer questions sourced from readers (like you!).
Designing for Podcasters
This month, three Product Designers tell us about the considerations they need to make when creating for podcasters.
Naming Personalized Playlists at Spotify
Senior UX Writer, Diane Murphy, walks us through the process the Personalization Team uses to name playlists at Spotify.
How we Brought 2020 Wrapped to Life in the Mobile App
This is the story of how product designers at Spotify translated important pieces of the 2020 Wrapped brand campaign into a beautiful app experience.
What makes a great personalized playlist? Three Product Designers responsible for crafting Spotify's listening experience share their thoughts.
In January's 3x3, we chat better work and design practices for 2021. Find out what design resolutions Spotify Designers are making this new year.
Ask Spotify Design 02
In the second Ask Spotify Design our team offers a perspective on your design dilemmas while illustrator, Sofi Salazar, provides the final flourishes.
Engineering and Design
Engineers occupy a unique role within a design organization. Here, 3 engineers explain how they see it.
Designing for Voice
How is creating a voice user interface different from other design work? 3 Spotify Product Designers break it down (in 3 short sentences).
How We Did It: Our First Spotify Design Podcast
Discover how we made Past Lives, Spotify Design's first ever podcast about the unexpected paths people took to get to a career in design at Spotify.
In 3x3 this month, we ask Spotify Product Designers to share their techniques for maintaining collaboration at every stage of a project.
Designing a Spotify Original Podcast with Dissect
The creative minds behind Spotify Original podcast, Dissect, share their process for creating a powerful visual identity with each new season.
Ask Spotify Design 01
In the first Ask Spotify Design, our team dishes up answers to your questions with special sprinkles from a guest illustrator.
In this 3x3, we’re talking to Product Designers about what they’ve learned this year and how it’s changed their approach to work.
Three new members of the Spotify Design Team share their advice for starting a new job while working remotely.
Product Designers explore how designing for personalized experiences affects their work.
Work From Home
UX Writers share their thoughts on working from home for 90+ days.
Hack Week 2020: What We Learned
We followed four of our designers to see why they hacked, how they hacked, and what they learned during Spotify's Hack Week 2020.
Spotify Design and Design Driven Ask What Sound Should Look Like
An evening to challenge creatives to consider how their work influences the way people hear everything from the news to their favorite song.
Three Principles for Designing ML-Powered Products
Reflecting on projects at Spotify, we’ve come up with three principles we believe will help others design Machine Learning-powered experiences
How Can Design Thinking Build Trust in the Age of Machine Learning?
UX designers and machine learning experts from across industries highlight the intersection of cutting-edge tech and human-centered design.
Spotify + Inclusive Design: Global Accessibility Awareness Day Round-Up
We hosted a Swedish Meetup (T12t) about digital accessibility and what it means for everyday design. Here's how the event went down.
Spotify Design and It’s Nice That Take an In-depth Look at Ethics in Design
Spotify Design and It's Nice That team up to discuss the kinds of ethical trade-offs that inevitably influence our work as designers.
Designing for Tomorrow: A Discussion on Ethical Design
Ethical design is something we’re spending more and more time thinking about at Spotify. Here's our take on how to tackle this hot button issue.
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