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How designers can be better managers right out of the gate.

  • Do you know how to listen, how to get to the root source of a problem?
  • Can you come up with creative solutions and see them through to resolution?
  • Can you communicate with care, share thoughts and ideas convincingly, and be respectful of other people’s ideas while gently pushing them toward better outcomes?

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Cassie McDaniel

Words, design, community. Leading w/ kindness. Product Design manager @ Webflow. Prev. Glitch, Mozilla, Adobe, Women&&Tech, Jane & Jury.

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