Instructor Profile: Bart Weaver
Bart has been teaching the Product Design course at Experience Haus since 2020, and has been working in Product Designer roles at companies such as Trint AI.
Tell us a little about yourself and your current work outside of Experience Haus?
Hey, I’m Bart! I’m a Product Designer working in London. My current role is with Trint AI, a transcribing and translating tool used by companies such as Airbnb, Nike and the New York Times. I wasn’t always a designer; I dabbled in the PR sector working for Adidas, Beats by Dre and Jack Daniels and have done my time in the events industry, building stages and assisting in event setups and festivals all over the UK. I have to say I have never been happier where I am now as a designer.
Did you have a specific goal you wanted to achieve before you started teaching at Experience Haus? Do you think your time here so far has kept you on the right track?
You never stop learning in the digital design industry. Working alongside and skill swapping with other industry heads at Experience Haus has sharpened my skill set and kept me on an upward trajectory in my career.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Enjoy the ride, take it in your stride and trust the process.
What do you enjoy most about teaching at Experience Haus?
I get a buzz from helping prospective product designers find a new gig in the digital design industry. I’ve seen both students on the course and friends I’ve referred make a leap and get the role they wanted along the way.
How would you describe your dream classroom?
You can never go wrong with a room full of bean bags, all day long sunshine and a good sound system!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In five years I want to be at the top of my craft in a very senior or principal position. I may even fancy dabbling in a bit of freelancing and being a digital nomad with the family.
How do you keep up to date with your industry and the courses you teach?
I’m always looking to learn more and stretch myself, from learning a new tool or adding another skillset to my arsenal. I use a Notion account to document all my learnings throughout my career and frequently enrol on various courses to keep up-to-date with industry standards. My bookmark bar is forever bursting with articles and materials I still need to get through!