Darshan is a product designer and maker living in Berlin. He currently leads design at GraphCMS and runs Product Disrupt. He also writes stories about design & travel, interviews creative people of all kinds, mentors designers and curates design resources.
He has over 7 years of experience working as a designer in both small and large teams as an in-house member and as a consultant. During his time as a consultant, he worked with companies in different domains from countries like the US, UK, UAE, Canada, Australia and India.
He's always up to chat about topics like side-projects, personal branding, building in public, communities and no-code.
Over the course of my career, I've built and launched many side-projects – Product Disrupt being the most successful one. These side-projects helped me find high-value clients from the US, UK, UAE, Australia, Canada and of course, India. They also helped me land a job in Europe. In fact, side-projects are what got me into design in the first place.
Side-projects have helped me a great deal and I want to share my learnings snd practical tips to help you start your own side-project.
Here's what you'll learn from the session:
Why even start a side-project?
Finding high-value freelance clients through side-projects
Using side-projects as leverage in your job interviews
Where to look for inspiration and ideas?
How to build a side-project?
How to launch and grow a side-project?
Q & A