Virtual mentorship with Budi Tanrim

Mentorship program

Currently on hold

This program is my attempt to give back to the design community. Currently, I'm putting this mentorship program on hold to focus on writing a book—to help people at a larger scale. I'm committed to continuing this program in the future. Stay tuned.

What people said

Budi has broadened up my knowledge as a designer. Not only in the technical aspect but also think strategically in the business. Junior designers like me need more leaders like Budi who’d nurture and guide me. At the same time open up my way of strategic thinking and problem-solving. I was unsure about many things and facing challenges in work. Budi had helped me face and overcome those challenges. He taught me a lot of things without putting himself as “a teacher.”


I find the sessions very insightful! I learned a lot in every single session. I feel like I 'grow' as a person, as a designer, after (only) a few sessions with Budi. I can say that Budi is a very wonderful mentor and brainstorming partner! He always creates a positive atmosphere for me to grow. He celebrates progress and small wins. I love everything about the sessions. Budi helped me to understand my challenges better. Yes, he summarized it in points (which is really helpful for me) then shared some practical suggestions/insights. He didn't stop there. He always makes sure that I understand and know what's going to be my next step. Here are some of my top takeaways: Write, write, write. Collaborate cross-functional. And as he always says, focus on the outcome.


My main goal during the mentorship program is to learn about stakeholders management, as I believe it is the key to build better products. The top takeaways I get from the 1:1 session with Budi on the mentorship program so far is: Budi coached me that to master stakeholders management, I have to build a genuine relationship with them. I have to try to understand each stakeholder's priorities, I need to uncover the reason behind each decision they made and understand each demand they have to truly support the business side. So far, I've been doing it and things have been good at my current company! Thanks to Budi!


Besides giving insightful feedback, Budi also asked on-point questions, which helped me rediscover my work and career.