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What was the moment you knew you wanted to work in design? How did you get to where you are now? After I finished school, I worked in branding and marketing agencies for a while, and I moved from Montreal to Toronto where my salary nearly doubled because there was so much more design opportunity there. After working at a… Read More →

What was the moment you knew you wanted to work in design? How did you get to where you are now? I have to give credit where credit is due; I am incredibly privileged to have supportive parents who financially enabled me to obtain an education and pursue what I love. Not only that, but when I was growing up,… Read More →

What was the moment that you knew you wanted to be a designer? How did you get to where you are now? In the beginning, as a teenager, I did a lot of free work for some small local business in the area where I lived. Then I started to publish my work and find more clients online. I gained… Read More →

How did you get to where you are now? I did some freelance and agency work in my native Finland, and that felt small, so I moved to New York City to intern and then work at a startup there. I then met my now wife and moved around a whole ton with her as she interned around the world…. Read More →

What was the moment that you knew that you wanted to work in design? It dates back ‘til I was about four years old. Back then, I became obsessed with Mac Paint on my grandmother’s Apple computer, and never looked back. I had a serious interest in art and computers ever since I can remember, and it’s all I ever… Read More →

At Marvel, we love speaking to designers from across the world, working at leading companies and driving the future of design. We caught up with Joel Califa, Senior Product Designer at GitHub, and discussed how his career took shape, got some advice on how to lead design teams and picked his brain on where he thinks the future of design… Read More →