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Working From Home Tips for Product Designers - Panel Discussion

March 17, 2020

Event recap and notes

In this discussion, members of the design and development team at Headway shared their personal experiences of working remotely. They share how they got started, how tools have improved, and advice on setting yourself up for success as an essential remote team member.

The design team shared some of their favorite tools and methods for tackling project management and remote collaboration. We gathered those resources for you below.

Recommended remote design tools


Build better products as a remote team. Design, prototype, and gather feedback all in one place with Figma.


Communicate visually at the speed of thought – collaborative flowcharts, wireframes, sticky notes, and mind maps.

Video feedback tools

These tools allow you to send short video screen recordings to your contacts, adding a more personal touch to your email or communication. These tools are chrome browser extensions.




Video conferencing tools


Project management tools


Task and project management.


Write, plan, collaborate, and get organized with this powerful, yet minimal tool.

Stories on Board

User Story Mapping tool for agile product management. Real-time, two-way Trello, JIRA, GitHub, Pivotal Tracker integration.


Organize conversations, share files, and get answers faster. Keep your whole team in the loop by messaging in open spaces called channels.

Remote leadership tools

These tools will help automate time tracking, PTO calculation, paydays and your weekly check-ins.


Track time your way! Start & stop timers as you work.

Lead Honestly

Encourages engagement with your employees by sending you five questions to discuss during your 1-on-1 each week.


Helps you in leave management, attendance tracking, and automates PTO calculation.


Provides a cloud-based payroll, benefits, and human resource management software for businesses based in the United States.

Panel questions:

  1. Introductions
  2. Include how long you've been working remote and some other previous positions
  3. First remote experience
  4. How have tools changed how remote feels?
  5. Biggest benefits to remote work?
  6. Biggest challenge to remote work?

Event details

UPDATE: This event is now online only in efforts to help the prevention of the spread of COVID-19.

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All Headway events will be online until further notice.

💻 What is it like working as a remote designer and how do you do it successfully?

👀 Where do you find remote work?

🤔 How can a company create a strong and successful remote work culture?

🤗 Join us to get answers to all these questions at this free event!

This month, Headway is hosting a panel discussion with members of their remote team! You'll be able to ask questions and learn about what it’s like to successfully be a remote software developer for an agency or software company.

Meet the panelists

Clint McManaman, Senior Designer, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Alex Siclari, Senior Designer, Buffalo, New York

Billy Sweetman, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Live stream registration

This event is only online. Join us for the live stream!

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Connecting developers and designers every month

This event is part of a two-track evening in partnership with ReactJS Green Bay, a front end development meetup. This allows designers and developers to get connected and learn how to create better products together, rather than in silos.

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March 17, 2020

6:00 pm

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