The Decade of the Multi-Passionate Creative (Ash Huang, Adobe)


April 29, 2020
"I'm a big proponent of finding out what you liked to do as a kid, as a wayfinding stick."


Note: We apologize for the audio quality. There was an issue with the microphone.

Ash Huang is a designer, illustrator, author, speaker, artist and parent who currently works at Adobe. After finding design at a young age, Ash's career has spanned a wide variety of well-known companies and different pursuits that have left her with some fascinating views on accomplishment, progress, staying curious and more. It took us a while to get this one on the books but the conversation was totally worth it.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Working on the Adobe XD product team
  • How to choose what you will devote time to
  • Tracking progress
  • How having kids changes things within your career
  • Specialization vs. generalization
  • Staying curious
  • Management vs. Individual Contributor tracks
  • Alone time as a parent
  • Legacy