Episode 20 - Accountant to UX Design and starting his own agency, TomYum Designs, with Jason Li
Join in for a conversation with Jason Li, one of the Co-Founders of TomYum Design. As Jason puts it Tom Yum is a design partnership that is working its way to become a product design agency. Jason is a fellow accounting alum from the University of Waterloo but unlike many in our program, like myself, he did not pursue the accountant's path. He had initially intended to but he started listening to his heart and pursued product design after graduating. Many of my fellow business friends think a transition to a designer without an artistic or technical background is not possible but Jason has done it. We talk about how he built up a portfolio, what he had in the portfolio, his experience working at Thanx, a Sequoia backed startup, and his experience coming back to Toronto and building a design agency. If you're an aspiring designer this is definitely the chat for you but even if you are not (like me) this will continue to be a fun and eye-opening conversation to breaking into the field of product design so I hope you enjoy my chat with Jason Li.
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