Chris Shepard - How to Create and Launch Your Own Digital Product
Are you dreaming of starting your own product? Chris Shepard shares his expertise in UX design and how he applied it to make the dream of starting his own design tech startup, Wisiwig, a reality. Learn from his experience and the advice he has for those wanting to launch their own product, along with what steps and strategies he put in place to get the funding needed to propel Wisiwig forward. Read the article below and listen to more of Chris’s great advice in the full episode!
In episode 46 of The Product Design Podcast, Seth Coelen interviews Chris Shepard, Cofounder & CEO at Wisiwig, the collaborative browser design tool to achieve pixel-perfect UI design.
During our chat, Chris shares how a free meal led him to his first UX Design role, how he decided to take the entrepreneurial route and start his own product, and what you can learn from his journey from ideation to launching Wisiwig! This episode is filled with fantastic advice if you have ever considered creating and launching your own product!
In this article, we will focus on advice from Chris on how to launch your own product!
Chris has been in UX design for over 10 years, primarily focusing on enterprise B2B SaaS companies. His area of expertise has been working on making work lives better and more straightforward to accomplish more. A little over a year ago, Chris decided to become an entrepreneur and launch a design tech startup called Wisiwig. During the last year, Chris participated in a startup accelerator program, and they are ready to take Wisiwig to the next level. In this episode, he shares his advice on starting your own product and what he has done to get funding.
"Anyone can start their own product, but I think there's a big difference between starting your own product versus starting your own business."
"I don't think you should ever stop thinking about - is this the lifestyle that you want to have? If not, what changes can you make in order to have a sustainable life?"
Thanks to Chris for sharing his valuable knowledge and insight on creating and launching a digital product. The road is long and not always easy, but he has found it very rewarding and learned so much along the way. His advice will help others looking to go down the same path to launching their own product. We are grateful that he shared so much valuable advice on how to approach launching your own product!
Listen to the complete episode on The Product Design Podcast, which includes a deeper look into what inspired Wisiwig and Chris's approach to prioritizing features when building your product. Don't forget to follow Chris on LinkedIn and Twitter, and check out what Wisiwig is up to on YouTube and their website!
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