Tim Van Damme is the founder of Abstract, a company building version control for designers. Previously, Tim was a designer for Instagram, Dropbox and more.
In this episode he reflects on the design industry as a whole and teases us about his new project Abstract. We also uncover his mysterious alter alias Max Voltar.
Episode 005 Highlights
2:40: Why embark on project Abstract?
5:50: Making the move from Belgium to America
9:00: Working at Gowalla, and the Facebook acquisition
11:25: Joining Instagram
12:20: Cold emailing design influencers
14:20: First projects at Instagram
15:55: Tim’s second experience with Facebook buying out his company
18:40: Moving on to the Dropbox design team
20:10: Lessons learned from working within a large design organization
22:30: Projects at Dropbox
25:50: A culture of sharing and giving back to the design community
29:20: Who is Max Voltar?