I'm joining Spotify

Joining-spotify

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  1. Pontus Johansson Pontus Johansson

    I am very excited to announce that I'm joining Spotify as a product designer. Together with the rest of the design and product development team, I'll be working on improving and developing the interface and the whole Spotify experience, on both the desktop and mobile apps.

    I remember using Spotify when it was still in beta and thinking that this thing could be a total game-changer. And that's exactly what it became. I use it every day, and so does everyone around me. Granted, I'm extremely excited about actually getting to work there myself.

    I would actually like to thank Dribbble and you, my fellow dribbblers out there for helping me get to where I am today. Ten months ago, when I joined this community, I was 19 and finishing my last year of high school. Back then, I had never shared any of my work with anyone and I didn't have the faintest idea what I wanted to do when I was done with school. I certainly didn't think my interest in design would ever amount to anything beyond a casual hobby.

    Some people say that Dribbble's just a place where designers pat each other on the back, not critiquing each other's work as it was originally intended, but what's so wrong with that? Maybe a few pats on the back was exactly what I needed to get the confidence to pursue this as a career and believe in myself. So for that, I sincerely want to thank you guys.

    Today, I'm still 19, but a lot has changed. I'm working as a designer at a company called Populate. We specialize in film production and web applications/websites, and we work with pretty high-end clients (hire us, we're awesome). I'll be working here until June, when I start at Spotify.

    Spotify is amazing as it is, but I think there are lots of things that can be improved, and I'm going to do my best at doing just that .

    PS. This sort of turned into a blog post, lol. Anyway...

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    about 3 years ago

  2. Farzad Ban Farzad Ban

    Congrats, mate!

    about 3 years ago

  3. Albin H Wilén Albin H Wilén

    CONGRATS MAN! Awesome, good luck! :D

    about 3 years ago

  4. Jonathan Atkinson Jonathan Atkinson

    Super congrats - awesome news - enjoy the experience and learn as you travel that road.

    about 3 years ago

  5. Liam McKay Liam McKay

    Congratulations indeed, and great to hear that this place had a real impact on you and your work.

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    about 3 years ago

  6. Pontus Johansson Pontus Johansson

    Thanks guys!

    about 3 years ago

  7. Patrik Larsson Patrik Larsson

    Grattis Pontus! :)
    Skulle själv sökt men gjorde det aldrig. :P

    Anyways, congratulations!

    about 3 years ago

  8. Jord Riekwel Jord Riekwel

    How awesome! BUT YOU BETTER RELEASE THAT STOCK ICON SET! ;)

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    about 3 years ago

  9. Joachim Löfstedt Joachim Löfstedt

    Sweet man, good luck!

    about 3 years ago

  10. Pontus Johansson Pontus Johansson

    Hahah. Jord, I will! Someday, I promise!

    Thanks Joachim :D

    about 3 years ago

  11. Rick Murphy Rick Murphy

    Great job and congratulations Pontus!

    about 3 years ago

  12. Pontus Johansson Pontus Johansson

    Thanks Rick!

    about 3 years ago

  13. Prathyush Prathyush

    Awesome ! Congrats Pontus and all the best ;)

    about 3 years ago

  14. Jason Krieger Jason Krieger

    Grats man!

    about 3 years ago

  15. Andree Blixt Andree Blixt

    Grattis och lycka till! :)

    about 3 years ago

  16. Mikael Eidenberg Mikael Eidenberg

    Congrats!

    about 3 years ago

  17. Brad Haynes Brad Haynes

    I worked at McDonald's when I was 19... showoff :)

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    about 3 years ago

  18. Jeff Broderick Jeff Broderick

    Well done man! You deserve it!

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    about 3 years ago

  19. Alex Patrascu Alex Patrascu

    Great news man!
    You've got the talent, so it's totally deserved.

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    about 3 years ago

  20. Liam McKay Liam McKay

    @Brad Haynes Same here dude.

    about 3 years ago

  21. Patrik Patrik

    I'll never more use Spotify cause you suck at interface design!

    JK, lame joke.

    Grattis Pontus, du förtjänar det :)

    about 3 years ago

  22. Julien Martin Julien Martin

    Well deserved! Congrats! :)

    (oh sh*t, did I just pat someone in the back again?)

    Also please, hurry up to redesign the Spotify Mac app!

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    about 3 years ago

  23. Emmanuel Mourgue Emmanuel Mourgue

    Congrats !

    about 3 years ago

  24. Ricardo Salazar Ricardo Salazar

    Congrats!!

    about 3 years ago

  25. Fredrik Wärnsberg Fredrik Wärnsberg

    Congratulation mate, it's very well deserved indeed. I really look forward to see observe as you bring the experience of the Spotify eco system to the next level!

    Disclaimer: I also work for Populate and have been Pontus' co-worker for the last six months.

    I'd also like to announce that Populate is hiring one or two interaction/graphic designers, so if you're living in the Stockholm/Uppsala area, shoot us an email with your portfolio and resumé at design@populate.se

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    about 3 years ago

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