Startup Compensation for Designers

Designer Fund posted this very helpful article full of compensation advice for designers who are considering joining startups. It goes into detail on these five areas that you should understand comprehensively…

  1. Your worth as an employee
  2. The total compensation offered
  3. The potential value of your equity
  4. Your personal priorities
  5. How future compensation will be determined

Salaries and compensation are difficult subjects for anyone, and when you’re entering the world of startups, negotiating for fair compensation in what is by definition a volatile situation can be challenging. This is especially true for designers, whose inherent value can often be underestimated or at least misunderstood by organizations that are often more attuned to the needs of engineers and businesspeople. This one article isn’t a silver bullet, but it’s a good start.

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