When I thought being a product designer is about getting into the big leagues

Riel M
4 min readApr 3, 2021
photo from: https://sofietokorea.com/2017/09/08/slow-down-reflect-and-learn/

It was 2019 when I moved out of my home, packed my bags, and took the plane ticket from the Philippines to Singapore to work as a product designer in a decacorn startup.

It was a dream come true.

I can still remember gazing at Singapore from the skies above as we landed at its airport. I remember myself…