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Being a great UX designer begins and ends with being a great human. We can't pour an empty cup into another. We can’t lead others where we are not. This UX podcast helps UX’ers become the best, most powerful designers (and humans) they can be. Yes, you'll discover how-to’s, but much more importantly you'll discover why-to’s. Every episode is sure to inspire and equip you on how to better fight for your users and business, and dare I say change the world (even if only for one human at a time) ...
 
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Shay Howe is the Vice President of Platform Strategy at ActiveCampaign, where he leads platform experience and ecosystem, strategic partnerships, and product, front-end, and communication design. He works to make the customer a hero, helping them create ideal customer experiences through intuitive products, marketing, and integrations. Prior to Act…
 
Kevin Hsieh is a product design leader with 15+ years of experience under my belt. I have shipped countless products at companies both large and small. He has 5 patents and enjoys complex problem solving, collaboration, and creative thinking to take projects from concept to completion. Creating stunning and innovative designs, that are user-centric…
 
Jen Byyny is a leader in tech/product design with over 17 years of experience. She has over 7 years of design leadership experience and 10+ years of hands-on professional design experience focused on software/Saas, analytics and media experiences for business and consumer audiences with strong management experience, design-thinking methodologies, d…
 
Wonderschool CEO and co-founder Chris Bennett saw too many parents who were anxious and scared about finding child care, as well as educators who couldn’t afford care for their own children while they were at work. He knew that there had to be a better way to address this issue for families and teachers alike. ‍ Chris’s appreciation for education g…
 
Roger Dickey is the Co-Founder of MADE. Roger is a serial entrepreneur & active angel investor based in San Francisco. Roger's first company was an AirBnB for tutoring started in Austin in 2006.He entered the games industry in 2007 with a Facebook app startup, launching 19 apps with the largest generating 300M+ page views per month. After an acquis…
 
Here’s a fun treat I’ve never done before. In this episode I shine the spotlight on listeners Jordan Burke + Joel Ryerson who recently landed their first job in UX! Hear them tell their inspiring stories of their journey getting here while gaining some valuable insights on how you can too! I was blown away […] The post 079: Listener Spotlight – Lan…
 
Here’s a fun treat I’ve never done before. In this episode I shine the spotlight on listeners Jordan Burke + Joel Ryerson who recently landed their first job in UX! Hear them tell their inspiring stories of their journey getting here while gaining some valuable insights on how you can too! I was blown away at the depth, insight, authenticity and va…
 
Akeel Jabber is the Investment Director and GP of Horizen Capital, an Engineer who was previously a partner and operations director at Wired investors, a micro private equity firm focused on digital asset acquisitions and has been involved in over 15 company acquisitions. Expert in growth marketing strategy and business operations. In this episode,…
 
Brittany Schlenk is currently the Assistant Director of Design & UX at The Hartford. In her current role, she helps oversee and manage the Middle & Large Commercial portfolio. She works heavily in the business-to-business space and focuses primarily on underwriters, agents, and account managers as her main users. Prior to joining The Hartford, she …
 
Andrew Gazdecki is the Founder of MicroAcquire. Former CEO & Founder of Bizness Apps and Altcoin (both acquired). He likes to build stuff, mostly companies, and in this episode, he tries to tell a story that goes beyond what the company does to how it’s changing markets. Andrew has been featured in NYT, Forbes, WSJ, Inc.com, and Entrepreneur Magazi…
 
Joe Natoli is a UX consultant, author and speaker. Everything he does is born from three decades of consulting with and training the product development teams of some of the world’s largest organizations. He has taught over 200,000 students through his online courses and is a regular keynote speaker and lecturer at events across the globe. He recen…
 
Capri Wheaton is an avid thrifter and fashion fanatic, she is currently the CEO and Co-Founder at Thryft. She briefly studied political science and philosophy as a Freshman at UC Berkeley before dropping out to co-found Thryft with Sam Yang. Thryft is Shopify for Instagram sellers, they turn Instagram feed into a website in 1 click. It helps Instag…
 
Reina O’Meara is an award-winning UX/Graphic Designer who has helped define brands for both Fortune 500 companies and small startups. She has worked for companies such as Weta Workshop, Redbox, and Steelseries. She is currently the Brand Director of Comfort Eats. In this episode, we talked about: Reina’s role in Comfort Eats Her accomplishments in …
 
In this episode, we talked about: ⦁ What makes a good founder? ⦁ The secret about Sheel's Six T Framework ⦁ What is a job of a CEO? ⦁ How did Sheel's entrepreneurial journey begin? ⦁ More about Better Tomorrow Ventures Get in touch with Sheel: • Sheel's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/smohnot/ • Listen to Sheel's Podcast: https://open.spotify…
 
Felix Lee is a designer and tech entrepreneur based in Singapore. He is the Co-Founder of ADPList, one of the world’s largest mentoring platforms for designers. He had previously founded Packdat, which was acquired in 2018; led design at Gotrade (YC S19) and was the Head of Product & Design at Passpod Indonesia ($YELO). Felix previously notably con…
 
Steve P. Young is the Founder of AppMasters, a mobile growth hacking agency that helps companies increase downloads, monetize and skyrocket retentions. He started making apps in 2011 and hit Top 8 under educational games. In 2013, Steve started a podcast to interview successful app creators such as Shazam, Tapbots, and more. Today, Steve has served…
 
Eirini Kasti is a User Experience Expert focused on design for emotions. She has created experiences for the airline, financial, education, energy or transportation industries, from the biggest European companies like KLM or ING Bank to pioneering start-ups and scale-ups. Currently, she is a Senior Product Designer at Proxyclick, a European scale-u…
 
Artwork by Eli Jorgensen Bob Baxley, a Silicon Valley pioneer, takes us back in time through the history of Silicon Valley and gives us a glimpse into the future of it. Spoiler alert: He’s got concerns. He reveals how every little interaction matters and motivates us to be proud enough of the work we do […] The post 078: There and Back (and Forward…
 
Bob Baxley, a Silicon Valley pioneer, takes us back in time through the history of Silicon Valley and gives us a glimpse into the future of it. Spoiler alert: He's got concerns. He reveals how every little interaction matters and motivates us to be proud enough of the work we do to want to show our friends and family...otherwise, we've got more wor…
 
Cameron Avery is an experienced CEO with global channel management experience and extensive industry expertise in B2B IT software and services. Born and raised in Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia. Cameron currently leads Elastic Digital, a well-recognized creative agency for channel marketing and management for big tech companies. Elastic Digital aim…
 
Jason Ogle has been designing for Tim Berners-Lee’s “World Wide Web” via CRT monitors, 2400bps modems, and 216 colors since 1996. He is also a highly innovative and strategic design leader who is passionate about the user defender. He is an influential podcaster who uses the enchanting magic of audio to inspire and equip an audience of hungry and a…
 
Zen Lennon is the founder at ClosedWon, a sales meeting automation platform that books meetings for sales, development representatives, or salespeople. She was raised in Hawaii and moved to San Francisco to study at the University of San Francisco. In 2007, Zen was recruited by Yelp and became the best salesperson, closing over a million dollars in…
 
Michael Ernst is a multidisciplinary designer and cross-functional manager who works with executive teams to drive customer loyalty in business and convert them to results. He has 20 years of experience as a product designer, creative director, brand designer, and illustrator for various companies in the tech industry. He started his journey with Y…
 
Justin Jackson is the co-founder of podcast hosting company, Transistor.fm. Justin writes and podcasts about bootstrapping, product marketing, mindful technology, podcasting and learning to code. With such a diverse range of interests he had lots of info to share about entrepreneurship on this episode of the podcast. Episode Highlights: · Justin be…
 
Koji Pereira is the Head of Design for Lyft Business. He creates products for organizations, companies, healthcare systems for employees, collaborators to get rides for their employees. Koji grew up in a poor family of five siblings, one mother, and had no father figure. He was the first among all of his siblings to go to have studied for college. …
 
Dana Todd is an internet pioneer and has been in roles such as the co-founder of a top digital marketing agency, founding board member of a global search marketing trade organization, patent holder and now the founder and CEO of a marketplace platform for disrupting the global garment supply chain, Balodana. Balodana is the first and only marketpla…
 
Howard Pinksy is the Senior XD Evangelist at Adobe and creates educational videos for Adobe. He shares UI/UX knowledge and experiences with the design community through video, live streams, at creative events, focusing on the process Adobe XD application. His journey first started in 2006, when YouTube was just a new website. Howard first started p…
 
Artwork by Eli Jorgensen Josh Mauldin shows us how resolving conflict not only makes us better humans, but better designers. He challenges us to approach conflict with a growth mindset and the question, “What can I learn from this?” to help us become less anti-conflict and more pro-resolution. He articulates the difference between healthy and […] T…
 
In this episode Pek chats to Christelle Rohaut who is the Codi CEO and co-founder. Codi is a home office-sharing company that lets users lend rooms in their homes for others to work from. They discuss how the pandemic interrupted the business, as well as how it has now launched in San Francisco and is planning on launching in more cities soon. Epis…
 
Josh Mauldin shows us how resolving conflict not only makes us better humans, but better designers. He challenges us to approach conflict with a growth mindset and the question, "What can I learn from this?" to help us become less anti-conflict and more pro-resolution. He articulates the difference between healthy and unhealthy conflict and teaches…
 
James Helms is the Vice President of design a product at Intuit. A global technology platform that helps the customers and communities we serve overcome their financial challenges. He is a graduate of the Visual Communications program at the University of Delaware. Today, James has been with Intuit for 7 years now. Performing and delivering strateg…
 
Ian Cohen’s specialty is privacy and FinTech. He is the CEO of Lokker and a leader in financial technology businesses. He serves on the board and is an advisor to multiple FinTech companies. Prior to Lokker, Ian was the General Manager and Chief Product Officer at Experian Consumer Services, as well as the Chief Executive Officer at Credit.com. Epi…
 
Ashutosh Priyadarshy is the CEO, Co-Founder of YC Company, and the app called "Sunsama"- an invite-only daily task planner for elite professionals. Going back to his background, Ashutosh was born in India. His parents then brought him to Pennsylvania, USA, where he spent most of his childhood. For college, Ashutosh studied at the University of Virg…
 
Sarkis Buniatyan is the founder of Meraki Ventures, Mirai Biotechnology, and more. He is an entrepreneur by day and a product designer by night. Sarkis creates hyper-realistic prototypes, develops MVPs, turns them into successful products, and teaches makers how to launch their vision. He invests in the 1% of ideas that can challenge the status quo…
 
Reuben Resendez is the President of Ad Here. He is a Silicon Valley professional who focuses on building systems and introducing cutting-edge marketing initiatives to increase enrollments in the education space. His journey was not always all sunshine and rainbows. Reuben’s story is a true story of troubles, survival, and perseverance. He came to a…
 
JJ Moi has been raised most of his life in Thailand and did his undergrad in industrial design there, majored in furniture design. Then back to San Francisco to do his masters in data visualization and worked as a UX designer for the past decade, mostly in startups, but also had a fair share in the public sector. Currently, he is working as VC desi…
 
Shar Darafsheh is the Co-Founder of Bill Flow, a billing page company that helps SaaS businesses architect and implement self-service billings. He started his journey in 2003 when he first moved to the United States. As a young man, he fell in love with programming and had a concept of building and monetizing softwares. In 2005, Shar sparked an int…
 
Stephanie Postles is the CEO of mission.org, a podcasting service that creates podcast shows from the top technology marketing to business podcasts. Her podcasting business tops 20 in the podcast ranking chart, has 4 million downloads annually, producing 600 episodes, and won two of Apple's Best of the Year Podcasts. Her story started in 2011 when …
 
Isabela Freire is a Luso-Brazilian digital designer & art director driven by technology and art. She is currently the Design Team Leader at Arduino, the world’s leading open-source hardware and software ecosystem. The Company offers a range of software tools, hardware platforms and documentation enabling almost anybody to be creative with technolog…
 
Kai Tse is the Managing partner at Structural Capital, an investment firm providing growth capital to finance tech companies in technology-enabled markets. He has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur in financial lending and capital investments. Mr. Kai always was a numbers person. In 1995, he graduated with B.S. Account from the Universi…
 
Premika is the UX Lead at GovTech Singapore, one of her primary goals is crafting ‘moments of delight' through innovative and user-focused customer experience design. This is achieved by solving complex problems through user research, expert analysis, prototyping and iterative collaborative design with users and stakeholders. In this episode, we ta…
 
Christina Brodbeck was one of the earliest team members at the start of YouTube, she was the company’s first designer and the lead designer for YouTube mobile. In her last two years at YouTube, she led UX Design for YouTube Mobile and was responsible for creating an interface that brought YouTube to cell phones. Her passion for innovation in educat…
 
Doug Collins is a User Experience expert that has lent his talents to companies in the financial, education, government, gaming, and sports entertainment industries. When he’s not working his day job as a User Experience Designer, he can be found hiking, cooking, coding, or writing about any of the above on his personal blog. In this episode, we ta…
 
Deji Jimoh is a software development specialist, the CTO, and co-founder of WealthBlock AI- a comprehensive end-to-end capital raising platform that targets three demographics of capital raisers: traditional broker, Venture Captial, and PE firms, and the crowdfunding space. Deji was born in Nigeria and migrated to Boston, Massachusetts when he was …
 
Justin Dauer is the Vice President of design at the Bswift Company- a CVS Health company. He is also the author of the book "Cultivating a Creative Culture". He is from the lifelong land of Chicago and studied visual communications in the Art Institute of Chicago. While Justin was studying at the university, he decided to study more into the digita…
 
Sanjay Goel is the definition of progressive tech innovation in the virtual credit card industry. He is the founder and CEO of NachoNacho- a virtual credit card company and marketplace where users can connect, do B2B transactions, sell SaaS products, and create one virtual VISA credit card per subscription. Before he came up with his business model…
 
Meet Sashee Chandran, a woman empowering others in the industry. Sashee is the founder and CEO at tea drops. Tea drops is an innovative tea company based in California that creates organic and bagless teas. Sashee's mother was Chinese and her father was Sri Lankan. Before founding tea drops, Sashee worked in Silicon Valley leading digital marketing…
 
Nattu Adnan is a Co-Founder and the CTO of Lottie Files. He is a Product Designer and Full-stack developer from the Maldives. His story of success began when he left the Maldives and moved to Malaysia to support his wife. Nattu was not expecting to find a job but ended up diving into the start-up industry. According to him, the Malaysian culture an…
 
Pek Pongpaet, your host, spoke with Joshua Tsui, the co-founder and CEO of Robomodo, in this episode. Josh's career began in 1993 at Midway Games, where he assisted in the development of WWF WrestleMania The Arcade Game. Before leaving Midway in 1999, he also worked on Mortal Kombat. He and a few colleagues formed Studio Gigante, which worked on Mi…
 
Christine is the CEO and co-founder of Sounding Board- a female-founded, VC back start-up company innovating in leadership coaching in the $40+ billion leadership and training industry. Before she started her business, Christine was the Senior Vice President of Developer Relations at Tapjoy. She led the growth of over $100 million in revenue in les…
 
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