#20: Irene Au (Khosla Ventures, Google) on scaling design teams and practices, scaling yourself and finding your why
Irene is a designer and veteran design leader, leading design and user experience at Google, Yahoo, Netscape, and Udacity. She was once even the most prolific hirer of UX talent in silicon valley.
She now works as an operational partner at Khosla Ventures, working with fast growing portfolio companies on design and strategic problems at the highest level, as well as teaching yoga.
Our conversation covered scaling design across some of the most well known and iconic companies in the world as well as extrinsic vs intrinsic motivation, using envy to identify what you enjoy and finding the thing that gives you joy.
I loved this conversation – Irene absolutely (but politely) schooled me on some of my assumptions about the evolution of design and I learned a ton. I hope you do too!
Irene's website: ireneau.com
Irene on Twitter: twitter.com/ireneau
Design your Life – Irene's medium blog: https://medium.com/design-your-life
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