Tech Candidate Spotlight – Evan Feliciano, Senior Product Designer
Can you share a little bit about your educational background?
I studied Marketing at the University of Pittsburgh. I started working in tech during and after college. Then, I completed a product design bootcamp and transitioned into design after completing it.
Working in tech, the bootcamp, and mentorship from experienced designers and other tech workers definitely had a big impact on my career trajectory.
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What would you like to learn more about?
I am very interested in getting more into animation, 3D modeling, and developing my software engineering skills. I built my own website from scratch, but haven’t had as much time to continue learning in this area yet.
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What led you to pursue a career in tech?
I actually first started working part-time for a tech company while in college. It was in a business and operations role and I loved the startup environment. That was my first exposure to product design and research. I knew right away I wanted to work in tech – and more specifically, product design.
How has your skill set evolved over the course of your career?
Early in my career, design was all about design. While my visual and research skills have definitely evolved, the biggest change has been adopting a business mindset as a designer with a focus on product strategy.
What did you choose to specialize in?
Definitely visual design. To me, this area of design is the most fun and allows for the most creativity. Visual design is also a great place for designers to infuse their personality into the product.
Is your new role different from previous ones?
My role is a bit different, as this is a true tech company selling software. In my last role, I was in the fintech space where technology was only a part of the product.
What are you most excited about in your new role?
I am really excited about working with very smart teammates! I’m also looking forward to helping scale the business and improve the product experience for users and partners.
What was your job search experience like before you joined Hired?
Before Hired, there were a lot of cold applications and time wasted typing the same information in over and over and over again – just to never even hear back from most places. Using Hired was by far the best hiring experience I’ve had in a long time!
The best part about Hired to me is that it’s very low maintenance. Apart from keeping your profile up to date, the most important thing is to respond to companies as quickly as possible.
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What would you tell someone who’s curious about Hired?
I would definitely recommend it! Even if you don’t get hired right away, it provides a much better hiring experience. It’s easier to make meaningful connections with hiring managers at various companies for future opportunities too.
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