Bridging the gap

Between people

and Products

Hello

i'm Lola Salehu

01.

experience

Paystack, Dec 2020 — Present
Senior Product Designer | EMEA

Kingdom, Jan 2022 — May 2022
CPO & Co-founder | San Francisco, USA

Base Capital, Dec 2020 — Apr 2021
UX Design Lead | New York, USA

Pull Up, Nov 2020 — Mar 2021
Lead Product Designer | Lagos, Nigeria

Josplay, Apr 2020 — Jan 2021
Product Designer | Remote

Eventbree, 2018 — 2019
UI Designer & Front-end Developer | London Area, United Kingdom

Gigbridge, 2017 — 2018
UI/UX Designer  | London, England, United Kingdom

02.

Education

University of Lagos
Bachelor of Science, Real Estate
Focus—Environmental Design & Management

Udacity
Front-end Engineering

Product School
How to build successful digital products

03.

features & Affiliations

A portrait image of Lola Salehu smirking at the camera. She's wearing a red dress.
A portrait image of Lola Salehu smirking at the camera. She's wearing a red dress.
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04.

More than meets the eye

I’m a Product Designer, Writer, and Public Speaker passionate about entrepreneurial thinking, being an infinite player, behavioural psychology, and bridging the gap between business and design.

I currently lead Product & Design at Paystack (Stripe subsidiary) where I work with the teams to help build the best payment experiences for high-growth businesses transacting across Africa and the rest of the world.

I specialize in making an impact through Innovation, Design Strategy, and Product-Design Ops. I've been an educator for the past three years, having taught at Design Fund for Women, Àșà Coterie and currently teaching at Klas.

Before Product & Experience Design, I dabbled in Front-end engineering for two years, then afterwards Consulting, and Content Strategy until I eventually got here. And now, over the last six years, I've essentially leveraged these to build intuitive products, services and experiences used by millions of people; while having a lot of fun in the process.

I also recently exited Kingdom, where I led the teams to build products enabling businesses leverage DeFi Infrastructure for faster and cheaper payments across the world.

Beyond Design, I enjoy writing and speaking to share  ideas and experiences that help teams build, launch and scale great products through innovation and product strategy.

As well as contributing to growing tech communities like Open Source Community Africa, Design Fund for Women and Àșà Coterie; offering mentorship, job opportunities, and career growth advice to young & skilled designers.

Overall, I love adventure, learning new perspectives from diverse people, and enriching my mind with different views & experiences. So when I’m not creating some on my laptop, I'm also a photographer; slightly obsessed with documenting experiences and can usually be found outdoors exploring something new.

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