Episode 20: Alice Lee

In episode 20, Dan chats with Alice Lee, an independent San Francisco-based illustrator and designer who loves drawing and telling clever stories. Before going independent, she was the second illustrator at Dropbox. Alice is now part of a studio of artists known as the 1099 Group.

Design systems make it easier to evaluate illustrations and measure how successful they are. By creating a system around it—a set of values that you're using as a benchmark—you can treat it as analytically as you as you would any other product.

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In this episode, Alice shares how she transitioned from product designer into illustration, the value of design systems, the pros and cons of working remotely, why she thinks of her career as a garden, and more.


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