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Meet the Design Staff: Lois Yang, Principal Product Designer

Meet the Design Staff: Lois Yang, Principal Product Designer


Meet Lois Yang, our latest Principal Product Designer, main the design imaginative and prescient and execution that permits patrons to attach with their favourite creators.

Lois not too long ago got here to Patreon after spending over 5 years at Meta, driving a number of strategic initiatives that influenced the Meta app ecosystem, in addition to the consumer expertise and product narrative throughout the good glasses gadget house.  


Self-Discovery by the Sea 

An avid diver, Lois took time without work after leaving her final position to do some self-discovery in Hawaii, which finally reignited her ardour for serving to construct the Creator Economic system. On her journey, she made associates with some native free-dive spearfishers who had been struggling financially. “It was an eye-opening expertise,” says Lois. “I began interested by folks with the ability to do what they love whereas supporting their livelihoods. It lit a hearth in me and made me notice that I need to work within the creator economic system and assist folks do exactly that.” 

That’s how Lois determined to affix Patreon. “Whereas Meta has some merchandise across the creator economic system, Patreon is devoted to creators pursuing their desires. I knew I wanted to work right here to make an actual impression.” 

Creator Tradition  

Within the brief few months since becoming a member of the group right here, Lois has been additional impressed by the highest expertise and laser-focused management. “I’m undoubtedly impressed by them. They honestly need to construct an important product and an important firm. It’s additionally energizing to see that most individuals right here have a ardour outdoors their day job. Some are drummers, some are guitarists, some are sailors, and I’m a diver. We’re all creators outdoors of our day-to-day, and it not solely permits us to narrate to our customers but it surely showcases how all of us dwell and breathe Patreon’s mission.” 

Since beginning at Patreon, Lois’ understanding of the creator economic system has expanded. “Up to now, I used to think about creators as people, however they are surely small enterprise homeowners who handle many issues. We assist them make that administration simpler, from their tales to their model and every part in between.” 


The Proper Time

Lois is assured that the most effective time to leap on board to help creators is correct now. 

“The creator economic system is booming and now’s the time to make an actual dent on this new rising house. New applied sciences like AI are already taking away a number of conventional jobs which can result in many individuals changing into creators. The sooner you may be part of the creator economic system and assist these folks, the larger impression you’ll have within the business and the inventive world.”   


Past the Work  

Residing in San Francisco, Lois likes to spend her free time exploring the town. From city hikes to road markets and block events, Lois enjoys immersing herself in all elements of the town’s tradition.

After all, she additionally spends her time practising her diving expertise – switching between freediving and scuba diving. Lois is already planning her subsequent journey to Hawaii and appears ahead to assembly up together with her associates that helped her discover herself and led her to her latest chapter at Patreon.  



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