In our show today we are talking with Alexis Collado, Co-Founder and Chief Design Officer at Swarm - a trust-based community of builders, founders, and investors collaborating on awesome projects.
Alexis takes us through his inspiring journey from when the time he used to be an intern at Agoda, his challenges and frustrations of finding the right opportunities for his design jobs early on in his career, and how all that lead him to the conclusion and realization that he should make his own fate.
Determined and motivated by his passion for design, not only he managed to develop his own successful career and create those opportunities to himself, he has been dedicated to the mission of enabling and making it easier for designers from all over the world (and specially his hometown in the Philippines) to practice and learn important skills by building communities that are based on knowledge sharing and professional networking.
In this talk Alexis share with us what does it take to build a design community? Where do you start, and how do you scale it? And why despite being an introvert, he thinks networking is a crucial skill designers should nurture and develop as part of the their toolbox.