Tolulope Saba balances two sides at Brass- being a product manager and a product designer.
What do you do at Brass?
I am a product and design lead at Brass.
What does a typical day for you at work look like?
I start off checking my email for new messages and messages I haven’t replied to. Once that is done, I head over to slack to find out the status of products I manage and if there is any blocker, I try to resolve that. After that, I take a look at my weekly design tasks and see what I can do to make significant progress on them. For the rest of the day, if I’m not in meetings, I shuffle between managing products and designing new ones.
What is your favourite thing about working at Brass?
This has to be the culture and the freedom you have to do meaningful work unhindered by a preconceived idea of what work should feel or look like.
Did you always want to be a product designer manager?
This changes too frequently but for the most part of my younger years, I really wanted to be an architect.
When you are not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Playing video games, or playing the guitar, or just watching a movie or show.
What is the one thing you are most proud of?
Finishing Sekiro. Honestly.
How would you describe what you do to a five-year-old?
I make sure that when you finally get your first tablet, there is something fun for you to do on it.
How would you describe Brass’s work-life balance?
Just like I said earlier, one of the things I’m thankful for at Brass is that work comes with freedom. You aren’t overwhelmed with so much to do that your life will literally be on hold.
Which of Brass’s pillar of culture do you resonate with and why?
Intellectual honesty and ownership because they make one accountable for the work that they do, and that in turn brings about growth.