Brunch with Marvin Sum

Born in Singapore and raised in New Zealand, Marvin Sum is an incredibly talented product designer I met a couple of years ago. At that time, he was an in-demand freelancer for startups in the Bay Area like Foodspotting (acquired by OpenTable). We organised Lean UX Week together, and he designed the website back in 2013.

He currently lives in the Bay Area and is a designer at Palantir. It’s a well-known startup in Palo Alto that builds software to solve some of the world’s hardest problems. Marvin was passing by Singapore this weekend and I managed to catch up with him for brunch at Chye Seng Huat Hardware.

We talked about the state of design today, mentoring younger designers, his imminent move to New York City, and everything in between.

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