2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Yes, Designer, You CAN Be a Product Leader

Saturday, March 12
9:30AM - 10:30AM

JW Marriott
Salon 6
110 E 2nd St

There are many different ways to get into product leadership, and as a designer you are better suited than most. You have a knack for details, problem solving, and organization. And those skills, believe it or not, make you better suited to get your start in product leadership than many other career paths.

Over the course of my career I’ve been a designer, front-end engineer, and now, most recently, a product leader. I’m ready to demystify what it takes to become a product leader, share the steps I took, and provide advice so that you too may jump into product.

It’s not a journey without it’s struggles but it’s ripe with opportunity and enjoyment!

Hashtags: #sxsw #sxproduct


Shay Howe at SXSW

Shay Howe

Dir of Prod


As a designer and front end developer, Shay Howe has a passion for solving problems while building creative and intuitive products. Shay specializes in product design and interface development, spe...

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