Arif Hossain

Product Designer at Cisscom LLC

So last week I posted about designers facing the prospect of being past their prime. And it touched a raw nerve for many. I was lucky to chat with a few brave souls who shared their reality, fears, and aspirations. As I reflect on these stories, it dawned on me how hard it was for them to confidently talk about themselves, especially after: • Long stretches on the bench • Automated rejection letters and no idea what you need to change • Re-skilling, yet still can’t get in the right room • Taking on a junior role and feeling disoriented • Struggling to chat with old friends when they ask, “What are you doing these days?” ...