Tell us about yourself—your title, team, or anything else you want to include!
Hey there! I’m Danni, Senior Product Designer, and I’ve been with Vanta since April 2022—about four months now.
Tell us about your role at Vanta.
I draw boxes—just kidding! I collaborate with PMs and engineers to determine the vision for a product and make ideas concrete with diagramming and rapid prototyping. I also use FigJam to run fun, cross-functional workshops. Another part of my role is collecting feedback from users and customers through testing and customer interviews.
If you could go back to the start of your career, what advice would you give yourself?
Don’t be overwhelmed by the amount of things and tools you want to learn. Start somewhere, make something, don’t be afraid of getting it wrong the first time, and most importantly, have some fun!
What is your favorite thing about working at Vanta?
Vanta has a really strong engineering team—great collaboration, efficiency, and easy-to-ship products. Things move fast, and the other teams are supportive. People are very open to changes, iteration, and making improvements. The product design team is small and young which means lots of opportunity to shape and grow the team.
Why are you excited about Vanta’s product?
Solving real problems! Seeing the product touch people's lives and make their jobs easier is great. Vanta has a strong product-market fit, and there’s a ton we can build with that. There are lots of different users and personas. My squad works with both customers and auditors. We often need to look at two sides of a coin during the design process. There are also system-wide challenges such as how the work we do impacts other teams and how the UI scales. The problems we solve are really interesting and challenging.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I wanted to go cycling in Japan before the pandemic, but we haven’t been able to do that yet. I’d love to spend a week there cycling through the countryside, climbing the mountains, and seeing the landscapes!