Designer Working in Silicon Valley.


HERE'S THE STORY OF HOW I WENT FROM ARTS SCHOOL ‚Üí NOW DESIGNING INNOVATIVE EXPERIENCES

Hi! I'm Lily (@designalily), AKA Your Silicon Valley BFF! I spill the tea on working in tech and living in San Francisco. I went to arts school on the East Coast, and decided to take a gamble by packing my entire life in two suitcases with one-way flight to San Francisco. Having no network, I was determined to break into tech from scratch.

I HAD TO CREATE MY OWN OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH PERSONAL GROWTH.

After immersing myself in tech, reading¬†countless books, taking too many classes, and¬†failing¬†100+¬†interviews‚ÄĒI¬†landed land my first full-time offer, for senior product designer!¬†As the first¬†in my family¬†to break six figures,¬†this career has transformed my life. I discovered my passion for professional development from helping¬†friends and family succeed, and¬†now I want to help you too! If you haven't already, check out my FREE ebooks and courses.

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TLDR; Background

  • ‚úß Went to top ranked arts school for visual communications on the East Coast (go Rams!)
  • ‚úß Moved to San Francisco with no network‚ÄĒliterally had no¬†friends or family, just me and my two suitcases
  • ‚úß Received first full-time offer for senior product designer
  • ‚úß Worked¬†in Silicon Valley for companies like Tempo Fitness and Nextdoor
  • ‚úß Started¬†content creation¬†by filming¬†a live workshop¬†I did, and¬†things took off from there

Five Fun Facts

  • 1. Once upon a time, I wanted to become a manga artist.
  • 2. As a kid, I used to draw for Pok√©mon cards.
  • 3. I¬†played a lot volleyball growing up.
  • 4. I'm learning how to dance K-pop¬†(Aespa¬†or New Jeans anyone?).
  • 5. I have a silver toy poodle named Spock, because I¬†‚ô°¬† sci-fi!

Your Silicon Valley BFF.