Introduce us to your team
Hi, we're the design team at Transfer Galaxy. We're on a mission to empower global communities and equip immigrants with the services they need to grow and thrive. And that starts with a product experience that's familiar, safe, and easy to use.
The team is currently made up of 3 content designers and 3 product designers — we spend much of our time async and try to design in pairs to create pockets of security and belonging. There's a design manager, too, but he prefers to let the team shine.
It's messy and fun. Super rewarding, too.
What are your team rituals?
Check in / Check out
Every week we begin with a team check in to get present, gain focus, and engage with one another after the weekend. It's hosted in Figjam and usually consists of 5 parts: roll call, check in question, weekend show & tell, announcements, and weekly goals.
We end every week with a check out, which is more or less the same format with different topics: roll call, check in question, highs & lows, activity time, and open discussion.
Design feedback jams
You can read more about design feedback jams below. We're testing this new way of working, so we'll report back with what we learn and how we modify this approach. Feel free to grab the template and explore with your team, too.
This started with a casual team dinner at our CPO's house. But we're branching out and dedicating time (and money) to come together, have fun, and enjoy great food. We'll post more updates and taste discoveries soon!
Tell us about your design system
Meet Luna. We'll write more about the evolution of our DS soon. Baby steps.
How does your team conduct critique?
How does your team contribute to the design community?
Tiago presented at Into Design Systems: "Failing at scale" (video below).
Rosa presented at Button: "Move over English, how localization can improve your copy."
Jante helped organize an event on behalf of the UX writing & Content Design Meetup in Stockholm — where Rosa delivered a talk on remittances and care. She later adapted her presentation into a Medium post titled "On writing about money and diaspora."
Joe joined the Descender podcast: "Getting into UX writing."