Scaling Up a Remote Design Organization
BriteCore, a fully remote and distributed company, had been without a designer for three years when I joined the team. Starting out as the only designer on staff, I built up a design culture within the company, and scaled up our design team as we grew. Along the way we started a UX research program, design system and a new frontend engineering team.
How We Redesigned the Product that Builds BriteCore
BriteCore's rating engine forms the backbone of our application, and defines what information is collected on a quote, and how the system calculates an insurance premium. By recreating this tool to be more flexible, we've greatly expanded the number of companies that can use BriteCore's software.
Lessons Learned While Leading Remote Teams
After working at a fully distributed company for nearly five years, I’ve learned that working remotely is at its best when it feels like a paradox. On a surface level, many people assume a remote workplace would be less connected or collaborative than a traditional office. While it can have certain challenges, I’ve found that with some thoughtful practices in place, good collaboration isn’t one of them. In fact, it can become a key part of leading remote teams.