Designing at Monzo: Aarti D’Cruz and Simon Amor, designers at Monzo

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Talk 1:
Design Platform at Monzo
by Aarti D’Cruz

Who is Design Platform and why do we exist? We’re a small team of passionate nerds who work on making designers lives better at Monzo. How? By creating tools and libraries to shape how we design at Monzo. As part of this I have been working on defining Monzo’s Motion Language. I will talk about this process and what that means for our Product Designers, as well as the next steps.

About Aarti
Aarti D’Cruz is an Australian designer who moved to London in April 2018. Most of her career involved coding as well as design which has set her up perfectly for the design platform role at Monzo which involves a lot of experimenting. She’s passionate about motion design and when not working writes music on the side.

Talk 2:
Making design decisions at Monzo - How do you choose what to build and when?
by Simon Amor

Advancing technology means the question isn't what can we build, but what should we build? When you can make anything, where do you start? How do you pick one feature over another, and how can you be sure you're making the right choice?

We'll discuss ways to help you prioritise your backlog, make user-centric decisions backed up with data, and figure out if you're working on the right stuff fast.

About Simon
Simon Amor is a product designer at Monzo, currently focused on social interactions and improving user engagement. During his career he has helped design digital products for some of the world’s largest brands including Google, Youtube, Android, NatWest and more.