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Design Details

Spec

A show about the people who design our favorite products. Hosted by Bryn Jackson and Brian Lovin.

Episodes

222: Almost as Good as Cheese (feat. Fiona Rolander)
01:09:45
2017-11-15 08:30:50 UTC 01:09:45
222: Almost as Good as Cheese (feat. Fiona Rolander)

Today we caught up with Fiona Rolander, a designer currently doing work at Spotify. In this episode we dig into Fiona's journey to becoming a designer, the ups and downs of freelancing, nomading, cheese, and so much more!

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the SpecFM community, and share feedback in our Spectrum bug report channel!

Sponsor:
  • Figma - Figma is hiring product designers, a community manager, and a content writer. Join this team and build the future of design tools!
  • Fuse - Build native apps on iOS and Android. Use the promo code 'dd' to save 70% off the professional plan!
Fiona on the Web:

221: Rate The Fire (feat. Chikezie Ejiasi)
01:12:03
2017-11-15 08:30:50 UTC 01:12:03
221: Rate The Fire (feat. Chikezie Ejiasi)

Today we caught up with Chikezie Ejiasi, a designer currently working on Daydream at Google. In this episode we dig into building for VR, moving from softwared to hardware to virtual reality, design tooling, career navigation, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the SpecFM community, and share feedback in our Spectrum bug report channel!

Sponsor:
  • Webflow - Webflow has launched Interactions 2.0! Now with features like parallax scrolling, sequenced and scroll-based animations, it's never been easier to build a responsive website without touching a line of code.
    • Fuse - Build native apps on iOS and Android. Use the promo code 'dd' to save 70% off the professional plan!
Chikezie on the Web:

220: Turtle Tiles (feat. Melody Quintana)
01:04:28
2017-11-15 08:30:50 UTC 01:04:28
220: Turtle Tiles (feat. Melody Quintana)

Today we caught up with Melody Quintana, a designer and writer currently working at Dropbox. In this episode we dive into Melody's work on Dropbox Home, moving from content strategy to design, finding the Goldilocks company size, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the SpecFM community, and share feedback in our Spectrum bug report channel!

Sponsor:
  • Webflow - Webflow has launched Interactions 2.0! Now with features like parallax scrolling, sequenced and scroll-based animations, it's never been easier to build a responsive website without touching a line of code.
  • Figma - Figma is hiring product designers, a community manager, and a content writer. Join this team and build the future of design tools!
Melody on the Web:

219: Artisanal Iceman (feat. Patrick Wong)
01:09:02
2017-11-15 08:30:50 UTC 01:09:02
219: Artisanal Iceman (feat. Patrick Wong)

Today we caught up with Patrick Wong, a design manager currently working at Lyft. In this episode we dig into Patricks journey into design, transitioning into management, preserving culture as a design team scales, working with design systems, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the SpecFM community, and share feedback in our Spectrum bug report channel!

Sponsor:
  • Webflow - Webflow is gearing up to launch Interactions 2.0 which adds features like parallax scrolling, sequenced and scroll-based animations, and much more.
  • Figma - Figma is hiring product designers, a community manager, and a content writer. Join this team and build the future of design tools!
Patrick on the Web:

218: How Dutch Can I Go? (feat. Owen Williams)
01:17:46
2017-11-15 08:30:50 UTC 01:17:46
218: How Dutch Can I Go? (feat. Owen Williams)

Today we caught up with Owen Williams, a writer, developer, marketer, and most recently, full-time freelancer. In this episode we dig into building side projects with profitability in mind, making the leap to freelancing, being a generalist, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the SpecFM community, and share feedback in our Spectrum bug report channel!

Sponsor:
  • Fuse - Build native apps on iOS and Android. Simpler. Faster. Use the discount code 'dd' to save 70% on Fuse Professional.
Owen on the Web:

217: Mystery Lifestyle (feat. Tyler Thompson)
01:13:51
2017-11-15 08:30:50 UTC 01:13:51
217: Mystery Lifestyle (feat. Tyler Thompson)

Today we caught up with Tyler Thompson, a designer and artist currently working at Stripe in San Francisco. In this episode we dig into Tyler's background as an artist, creative direction, job titles, escaping tech, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the SpecFM community, and share feedback in our Spectrum bug report channel!

Tyler on the Web:

216: Topo Geeko (feat. John Rodriguez)
01:03:13
2017-11-15 08:30:50 UTC 01:03:13
216: Topo Geeko (feat. John Rodriguez)

Today we caught up with John Rodriguez, aka J-Ro, a brand and marketing strategist currently working at Stage Two. In this episode we dig into the world of building hardware, brand and product marketing, working with early stage startups, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the SpecFM community, and share feedback in our Spectrum bug report channel!

J-Ro on the Web:

215: Shared Coolness Mood Board (feat. Salih Abdul-Karim)
01:02:53
2017-11-15 08:30:50 UTC 01:02:53
215: Shared Coolness Mood Board (feat. Salih Abdul-Karim)

Today we caught up with Salih Abdul-Karim, an experience and motion designer at AirBnb and a member of the team that created Lottie, an open source tool to easily add animations to native apps. In this episode we dig into Salih's journey into motion design, moving from NYC to SF, freelancing versus big co work, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the SpecFM community, and share feedback in our Spectrum bug report channel!

Sponsor:
  • Fuse - Build native apps on iOS and Android. Simpler. Faster. Use the discount code 'designdetails' to save 50% on Fuse Professional.
Salih on the Web:

214: Hot Weather Hugs (feat. Greyson MacAlpine)
01:11:58
2017-11-15 08:30:50 UTC 01:11:58
214: Hot Weather Hugs (feat. Greyson MacAlpine)

Today we caught up with Greyson MacAlpine, a freelance designer currently working on Wild & Grey, a new creative studio. In this episode we dig into growing up, changing career paths, Greyson's road to design, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the SpecFM community, and share feedback in our Spectrum bug report channel!

Sponsor:
  • Fuse - Build native apps on iOS and Android. Simpler. Faster. Use the discount code 'designdetails' to save 50% on Fuse Professional.
Greyson on the Web:

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213: 5,000 Horsepower (feat. Will Peng)
01:11:09
2017-11-15 08:30:50 UTC 01:11:09
213: 5,000 Horsepower (feat. Will Peng)

Today we caught up with Will Peng, a designer, investor, and co-founder of a new startup, Northstar. In this episode we talk about building a company, transitioning from design to VC, making the leap out of VC, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the SpecFM community, and share feedback in our Spectrum bug report channel!

Will on the Web:

212: Extreme Portfolio Makeover (feat. Conway Anderson)
01:17:34
2017-11-15 08:30:50 UTC 01:17:34
212: Extreme Portfolio Makeover (feat. Conway Anderson)

Today we caught up with Conway Anderson, a designer and developer currently working on connecting designers and opportunities with a new, unreleased product. In this episode we dig into Conway's beginnings, finding design, hiring and getting hired, faking it, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the SpecFM community, and share feedback in our Spectrum bug report channel!

Sponsor:
  • Abstract - Abstract is a platform for modern design teams to work together. Join now to try Abstract free for one month.
Conway on the Web:

211: Sunshine In A Bag (feat. Mercedes Bazan)
01:01:07
2017-11-15 08:30:50 UTC 01:01:07
211: Sunshine In A Bag (feat. Mercedes Bazan)

Today we caught up with Mercedes Bazan, a designer at Stripe by way of Argentina. In this episode we dig into Mechi's background, her journey into design, moving to the US, designing for print inside a high tech company, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the SpecFM community, and share feedback in our Spectrum bug report channel!

Sponsor:
  • Abstract - Abstract is a platform for modern design teams to work together. Join now to try Abstract free for one month.
Mercedes on the Web:

210: Did I Write This? (feat. Jules Forrest)
01:03:58
2017-11-15 08:30:50 UTC 01:03:58
210: Did I Write This? (feat. Jules Forrest)

Today we caught up with Jules Forrest, a product designer making her way to Credit Karma by way of Sequoia, Medium, Optimizely, and more. In this episode we dig into Jules' background, building and launching side projects, discovering design systems, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the SpecFM community, and share feedback in our Spectrum bug report channel!

Sponsor:
  • Shopify - Shopify is hiring designers, content strategists, researchers, and UX leads!
  • Abstract - Abstract is a platform for modern design teams to work together. Join now to try Abstract free for one month.
Jules on the Web:

209: Charmander++ (feat. Brian Lovin & Bryn Jackson)
01:38:28
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:38:28
209: Charmander++ (feat. Brian Lovin & Bryn Jackson)

This week we caught up with...us. Over the last two and a half years people have asked us questions about our own backgrounds, our journeys into design, starting side projects, building companies, how we manage working with each other so much, and more. So today we spent a while talking it through - we hope you enjoy listening!

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the SpecFM community, and share feedback in our Spectrum bug report channel!

Sponsors:
  • Shopify - Shopify is hiring designers, content strategists, researchers, and UX leads!
  • Abstract - Abstract is a platform for modern design teams to work together. Join now to try Abstract free for one month.

208: Say More Things (feat. Josh Brewer)
01:06:31
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:06:31
208: Say More Things (feat. Josh Brewer)

Today we caught up with Josh Brewer, the co-founder and CEO at Abstract, previously a principal designer at Twitter. In this episode we dig into the design tools ecosystem, how to launch a startup, social responsibility in product design, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the SpecFM community, and share feedback in our Spectrum bug report channel!

Sponsor:
  • Shopify - Shopify is hiring designers, content strategists, researchers, and UX leads!
Josh on the web:

207: Livin' The Target Life (feat. Alex Estrada)
01:15:15
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:15:15
207: Livin' The Target Life (feat. Alex Estrada)

Today we caught up with Alex Estrada, a product designer living in Salt Lake City, currently working at Jane.com. In this episode we dig into Alex's background in design, navigating startup highs and lows, moving to new cities, building teams, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the SpecFM community, and share feedback in our Spectrum bug report channel!

Sponsor:
  • Shopify - Shopify is hiring designers, content strategists, researchers, and UX leads!
  • Readydesk - The standing desk for perfect posture. Use the coupon code 'DESIGN' to save $10!
Alex on the web:

206: Aspirational Open Mindedness (feat. Mills Baker)
01:46:28
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:46:28
206: Aspirational Open Mindedness (feat. Mills Baker)

Today we caught up with Mills Baker, a Design Manager at Quora, and previously a Product Designer at Facebook. In this extra-long episode, we dug into Mills' background, life in New Orleans, social mechanics, epistemology, and much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the SpecFM community, and share feedback in our Spectrum bug report channel!

Sponsor:
  • Shopify - Shopify is hiring designers, content strategists, researchers, and UX leads!
  • Readydesk - The standing desk for perfect posture. Use the coupon code 'DESIGN' to save $10!
Mills on the web:

205: New York Calls (feat. Robyn Kanner)
01:13:16
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:13:16
205: New York Calls (feat. Robyn Kanner)

Today we caught up with Robyn Kanner, currently designing products at Etsy, co-founded MyTransHealth, and was previously an art director at Amazon (among other amazing roles). In this episode we dug into Robyn's background, her journey into the design field, escaping small towns, building MyTransHealth, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the Design Details frequency, and share feedback in hugs-n-bugs!

Sponsor:
  • Shopify - Shopify is hiring designers, content strategists, researchers, and UX leads!
  • Readydesk - The standing desk for perfect posture. Use the coupon code 'DESIGN' to save $10!
Robyn on the web:

204: Happy Online Darkness (feat. Morgane Santos)
01:03:35
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:03:35
204: Happy Online Darkness (feat. Morgane Santos)

Today we caught up with Morgane Santos, a designer, developer and artist currently designing experiences at thoughtbot. In this episode we dig into Morgane's background, building games, learning VR and 3D, transitioning from programming to design, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the Design Details frequency, and share feedback in hugs-n-bugs!

Sponsor:
  • Fuse - Build native apps on iOS and Android. Simpler. Faster. Use the discount code 'designdetails' to save 50% on Fuse Professional.
Morgane on the web:

203: Pool Pod Improv (feat. Chantal Jandard)
01:11:42
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:11:42
203: Pool Pod Improv (feat. Chantal Jandard)

Today we caught up with Chantal Jandard, a designer currently building products at PlanGrid. In this episode we dig into Chantal's background, building a portfolio, learning how to interview, and...improv!

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the Design Details frequency, and share feedback in hugs-n-bugs!

Sponsor:
  • Fuse - Build native apps on iOS and Android. Simpler. Faster. Use the discount code 'designdetails' to save 50% on Fuse Professional.
  • Figma - Turn Ideas into Products Faster. Figma is hiring a design advocate and design writer.
Chantal on the web:

202: Botpito (feat. Diogenes Brito)
01:28:53
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:28:53
202: Botpito (feat. Diogenes Brito)

Today we caught up with Diogenes Brito, a product designer at Slack who previously worked on LinkedIn and SquareSpace. In this episode we dig into Dio's background in design, navigating university, being a designer-y engineer, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the Design Details frequency, and share feedback in hugs-n-bugs!

Sponsor:
  • Fuse - Build native apps on iOS and Android. Simpler. Faster. Use the discount code 'designdetails' to save 50% on Fuse Professional.
  • Figma - Turn Ideas into Products Faster. Figma is hiring a design advocate and design writer.
  • Vectors Conference - Join the community for the upcoming conference in San Francisco on July 15th.
Dio on the web:

201: Thrown Under the Self Driving Bus (feat. Max Schoening)
01:35:08
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:35:08
201: Thrown Under the Self Driving Bus (feat. Max Schoening)

Today we caught up with Max Schoening, a designer, developer and product manager currently working at Google. In this episode we dig into Max's background in the field, building and selling startups, going serverless, the challenges of PMing, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the Design Details frequency, and share feedback in hugs-n-bugs!

Sponsor:
  • Fuse - Build native apps on iOS and Android. Simpler. Faster. Use the discount code 'designdetails' to save 50% on Fuse Professional.
  • Figma - Turn Ideas into Products Faster. Figma is hiring a design advocate and design writer.
  • Vectors Conference - Join the community for the upcoming conference in San Francisco on July 15th.
Max on the web:

200: Karate Chop Feels (feat. Josh Williams)
01:30:24
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:30:24
200: Karate Chop Feels (feat. Josh Williams)

We made it to episode 200! Today we caught up with Josh Williams, a designer currently doing independent work, who is best known for previously co-founding Gowalla and designing at Facebook. In this episode we dig into identity in the startup industry, building and selling a company, modern day inspiration, putting out fires, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the Design Details frequency, and share feedback in ~hugs-n-bugs!

Sponsor:
  • Fuse - Build native apps on iOS and Android. Simpler. Faster. Use the discount code 'designdetails' to save 50% on Fuse Professional.
  • Figma - Turn Ideas into Products Faster. Figma is hiring a design advocate and design writer.
  • Vectors Conference - Get on the waitlist for the conference on June 15th in San Francisco.
Josh on the web:
Show notes:

199: The Ballad of Computer Boy (feat. Judson Collier)
01:15:15
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:15:15
199: The Ballad of Computer Boy (feat. Judson Collier)

Today we caught up with Judson Collier, a designer working at the brand design studio at Intercom. In this episode we dig into Judson's background, finding a team, being a freelancer, the merits of kale pizza, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the Design Details frequency, and share feedback in ~hugs-n-bugs!

Sponsor:
  • Fuse - Build native apps on iOS and Android. Simpler. Faster.
Judson on the web:
Show notes:

198: Berry Ink For Bears (feat. Janum Trivedi)
01:23:36
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:23:36
198: Berry Ink For Bears (feat. Janum Trivedi)

Today we caught up with Janum Trivedi, a designer and developer currently interning at Apple. In this show we dig deep on internships, side projects, the state of the web, dependency trees, Dungeons and Dragons, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the Design Details frequency, and share feedback in ~hugs-n-bugs!

Sponsor:
  • Fuse - Build native apps on iOS and Android. Simpler. Faster.
Janum on the web:
Show Notes:

197: Chillaphobia (feat. Rachel Been)
01:11:01
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:11:01
197: Chillaphobia (feat. Rachel Been)

Today we caught up with Rachel Been, a creative director at Google working on the Material Design team. In this episode we dig deep into building design systems, creative and art direction, international empathy, machine learning in design, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the Design Details frequency, and share feedback in ~hugs-n-bugs!

Sponsor:
  • Fuse - Build native apps on iOS and Android. Simpler. Faster.
Rachel on the web:
Show Notes:

196: What is Button? (feat. Rafael Conde & Kevin Clark)
01:23:47
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:23:47
196: What is Button? (feat. Rafael Conde & Kevin Clark)

In today's episode we caught up with our fellow Spec podcasters and designers, Rafael Conde and Kevin Clark, to talk about podcasting, side projects, building design systems, design obsession, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the Design Details frequency, and share feedback in ~hugs-n-bugs!

Sponsor:
  • Fuse - Build native apps on iOS and Android. Simpler. Faster.
Rafael on the Web:
Kevin on the Web:
Show Notes:

195: Weird Old Grandma (feat. Helen Tran)
01:17:44
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:17:44
195: Weird Old Grandma (feat. Helen Tran)

Today we caught up with Helen Tran, a design lead at Shopify, writer, and explorer. In this episode we dig into Helen's background, finding motivation, design management, bodybuilding, being interesting, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

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194: That's So Hot Topic (feat. Kevin Smith)
01:09:16
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:09:16
194: That's So Hot Topic (feat. Kevin Smith)

Today we caught up with Kevin Smith, co-founder and CTO at Abstract. In this episode we dig into Kevin's origins, the state of design tools and design workflows, focus and productivity, and so much more.

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193: Puppy Bears (feat. Laura Helen Winn)
01:17:42
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:17:42
193: Puppy Bears (feat. Laura Helen Winn)

Today we caught up with Laura Helen Winn, an independent designer and photographer in San Francisco. In this show we dig into Laura's background, planning life, self employment, overwork, happiness and listening, and so much more.

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192: One Stuff At A Time (feat. Joel Califa)
01:28:49
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:28:49
192: One Stuff At A Time (feat. Joel Califa)

Today we caught up with Joel Califa, a design manager at Digital Ocean. In this episode we discuss the state of design Twitter, design quality and process, managing up, hiring designers, rethinking empathy, and so much more.

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191: Triangle of Passions (feat. Will Newton)
01:11:19
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:11:19
191: Triangle of Passions (feat. Will Newton)

Today we sat down with Will Newton, a product designer at Gusto who previously worked on Crossfader. In this episode we dig into Will's upcoming April Fools hijinks, his journey to San Francisco, finding balance in self-improvement, the triangle of passions, and so much more.

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190: Brain Drain (feat. Christine Røde)
01:01:06
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:01:06
190: Brain Drain (feat. Christine Røde)

Today we caught up with Christine Røde, a brand and interaction designer working in Amsterdam who previously worked at Facebook on Workplace and search. In this episode we dig into Christine's background, her journey to San Francisco, navigating startup and big company life, and her advice to folks outside the Bay Area.

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189: Done Goofed (feat. Max Stoiber)
01:07:42
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:07:42
189: Done Goofed (feat. Max Stoiber)

Today we caught up with Max Stoiber, the creator of Styled Components and React Boilerplate (among many other projects), and a massive contributor overall to the world of open-source Javascript. We dig into Max's background, designing with code, building in the open, and so much more.

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188: Doodle Television (feat. Kathy Zheng)
01:03:16
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:03:16
188: Doodle Television (feat. Kathy Zheng)

Today we caught up with Kathy Zheng, a designer at GitHub, previously at Patreon. In this episode we dig into failure and taking chances, hiring early designers, learning how to communicate, and so much more.

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187: Performance Enhancing Calculators (feat. Ryhan Hassan)
00:54:20
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 00:54:20
187: Performance Enhancing Calculators (feat. Ryhan Hassan)

Today we caught up with Ryhan Hassan, a designer at Dropbox who previously worked on Paper. We dig into Ryhan's background, his transition from development to design, building side projects, easter eggs, and more.

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186: Bucket Heads (feat. Sarah Pease)
00:57:19
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 00:57:19
186: Bucket Heads (feat. Sarah Pease)

Today we caught up with Sarah Pease, a designer at Facebook, previously building Figma. In this episode we go deep on buckets and furniture design, designing for civic engagement, taking risks, and so much more.

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185: Orland & Portlando (feat. Matt Spiel)
01:13:58
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:13:58
185: Orland & Portlando (feat. Matt Spiel)

Today we caught up with Matt Spiel, the Director of Design at Treehouse, visiting us by way of Missouri. We learn about his destiny in Arizona, design activism, remote work, company hierarchy, taking bets on people, managing designers, and so much more.

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184: Three Scarves (feat. Meredith Schomburg)
01:00:38
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:00:38
184: Three Scarves (feat. Meredith Schomburg)

Today we caught up with Meredith Schomburg, a designer and illustrator at Airbnb. We dig into the impact of illustration, finding the right team at Airbnb, finding role models and fulfillment, and so much more.

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183: Vicious Soda Can (feat. Cat Noone)
01:05:32
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:05:32
183: Vicious Soda Can (feat. Cat Noone)

Today we caught up with Cat Noone, a designer and founder currently working on a new startup, Iris. In this episode we learn how to do math on our fingers, discuss how to navigate a career and different types of companies, learn what it takes to bootstrap a startup, hear Cat's advice for aspiring entrepreneurs, and so much more.

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182: Sugar Puppy (feat. Jenny Johannesson
01:08:11
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:08:11
182: Sugar Puppy (feat. Jenny Johannesson

Today we caught up with Jenny Johannesson, a designer at Ueno, previously at Fantasy and DDB, who currently lives in San Francisco by way of Sweden. We dig into Jenny's background, design confidence, green cards and visas, that sweet agency life, advice for young designers, and so much more.

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181: 5,000 Tickets Gets The Gum (feat. Alex Cornell)
01:13:15
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:13:15
181: 5,000 Tickets Gets The Gum (feat. Alex Cornell)

Today we caught up with Alex Cornell, a product designer at Facebook, filmmaker, book writer, musician, photographer, and so much more. We dig deep into his thoughts on finding fulfillment, growing as a communicator, fame, the good ol' days of design communities, and more.

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180: Best of 2016 (Part 3)
01:15:55
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:15:55
180: Best of 2016 (Part 3)

For the next week we're taking some time off with our friends and family – to tide everyone over, we've compiled three episodes with some of our favorite clips of 2016. We hope you enjoy listening back and rediscovering some of our episodes from this year, and we'll be back with new interviews in 2017!

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179: Best of 2016 (Part 2)
01:12:53
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:12:53
179: Best of 2016 (Part 2)

For the next two weeks we're taking some time off with our friends and family – to tide everyone over, we've compiled three episodes with some of our favorite clips of 2016. We hope you enjoy listening back and rediscovering some of our episodes from this year, and we'll be back with new interviews in 2017!

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178: Best of 2016 (Part 1)
01:16:13
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:16:13
178: Best of 2016 (Part 1)

For the next three weeks we're taking some time off with our friends and family – to tide everyone over, we've compiled three episodes with some of our favorite clips of 2016. We hope you enjoy listening back and rediscovering some of our episodes from this year, and we'll be back with new interviews in 2017!

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177: Chocolate Soul Cup (feat. Jon Schlossberg)
01:22:07
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:22:07
177: Chocolate Soul Cup (feat. Jon Schlossberg)

Today we sat down with Jon Schlossberg, the cofounder and CEO at Even. We had a wonderful chat with Jon, digging into his path to becoming a designer, developing the skills of critical thinking, the cognitive energy cup, designing against inequality, telling the truth, and so much more.

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176: Location Irrelevance (feat. Juan Arreguin)
01:08:16
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:08:16
176: Location Irrelevance (feat. Juan Arreguin)

Today we caught up with longtime-friend and freelance designer Juan Arreguin. We dig into Juan's origins as a designer in the midwest, the body as design, building a community in San Francisco, designing as a nomad, and so much more.

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175: Honeymoon & Humble Ping-Pong (feat. Claire Tauziet)
01:01:37
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:01:37
175: Honeymoon & Humble Ping-Pong (feat. Claire Tauziet)

Today we caught up with Claire Tauziet, a designer at Google, previously at BigCommerce, by way of France. We dig into Claire's background, sharing past work, building a career in a new country, advice for young designers, and so much more.

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174: Lava Lamp Nail Salon (feat. Noah Levin)
01:10:55
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:10:55
174: Lava Lamp Nail Salon (feat. Noah Levin)

Today we caught up with Noah Levin, a design manager at ClassPass, previously building the Google app for iOS, and before that a designer at NASA. We dig into Noah's origins, wireframing and visual design, navigating design at a big company, stigmas in therapy, imposter syndrome, and so much more.

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173: Grammar Different (feat. Leigh Taylor)
01:11:56
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:11:56
173: Grammar Different (feat. Leigh Taylor)

Today we caught up with Leigh Taylor, a freelancing designer previously building AI design systems at The Grid. In this conversation, we dig into chasing people versus jobs, predictability and consistency, design patterns, living like you're retired, and so much more.

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172: That Sweater Life (feat. Tegan Mierle)
01:02:06
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:02:06
172: That Sweater Life (feat. Tegan Mierle)

Today we caught up with Tegan Mierle, a designer at Sense, living in SF by way of Toronto. We dig into Tegan's origins, how she built her own business, the fears around sharing work, maintaining balance, and so much more.

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171: Never Not Crunched (feat. Sarah Marie & Marshall Bock)
01:20:59
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:20:59
171: Never Not Crunched (feat. Sarah Marie & Marshall Bock)

Today was a different kind of episode, featuring return friends of the show Marshall Bock and Sarah Marie. We had a more casual conversation, digging into topics like shutting down side projects, giving up, accountability and motivation, time management, and so much more.

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170: #BringBackThePipes (feat. Majd Taby)
01:07:38
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:07:38
170: #BringBackThePipes (feat. Majd Taby)

Today we caught up with Majd Taby, the founder of Darkroom who previously built products at Instagram, Facebook and Apple. We dig into his story as a software engineer and designer, hiring at tech companies, being scrappy, emotion in building products, finding work that matters, and so much more.

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169: Invisible Unicorns (feat. Maykel Loomans)
01:09:40
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:09:40
169: Invisible Unicorns (feat. Maykel Loomans)

Today we caught up once again with Maykel Loomans, a designer on Facebook's Search team and previously at Instagram. We dig into what Maykel has been up to this past year, building a career as a designer, mentorship, photography, and so much more.

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168: Auto Goats (feat. Koen Bok and Jorn van Dijk)
01:15:11
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:15:11
168: Auto Goats (feat. Koen Bok and Jorn van Dijk)

Today we caught up with Koen Bok and Jorn van Dijk, the co-founders of Framer, previously building products at Facebook and Sofa. This was a fun episode where we went deep into topics like building a startup in Amsterdam, the future of design tools, how to help designers level up, and so much more.

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167: Daisy Chained Brains (feat. Payam Rajabi)
01:01:48
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:01:48
167: Daisy Chained Brains (feat. Payam Rajabi)

Today we caught up with Payam Rajabi, a designer at Shopify working on design systems and product development. We dig into Payam's background, building design systems, designing with content and form, learning how to work remotely, and so much more.

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166: Ambient Struggles (feat. May-Li Khoe & Andy Matuschak)
01:12:37
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:12:37
166: Ambient Struggles (feat. May-Li Khoe & Andy Matuschak)

Today's show is a rare two-person episode featuring previous-guest May-Li Khoe and newcomer Andy Matuschak. In this episode we do things a bit different, digging into tough topics like fear, learning how to learn, designing with convictions, working on the right problems, and so much more.

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165: Whitespace Friends (feat. Lori Kaplan)
01:10:11
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:10:11
165: Whitespace Friends (feat. Lori Kaplan)

Today we caught up with Lori Kaplan, a designer with 30 years of experience at companies like Apple, Netscape, Netflix, Motorola, and Groupon (among many others). We chat about Lori's journey into design, what it takes to design organizations, navigating job changes throughout a career, writing the Macintosh human interface guidelines, beating imposter syndrome, and more.

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164: Maximum Vignelli (feat. Lucas Smith)
01:14:20
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:14:20
164: Maximum Vignelli (feat. Lucas Smith)

In this episode, we hung out the one and only Lucas Smith. We covered everything from design systems to fighting your CFO, and the hot new front-end framework, Haskell.

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163: Guardrails (feat. Ben Wilkins)
01:22:46
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:22:46
163: Guardrails (feat. Ben Wilkins)

Today we caught up with Ben Wilkins, a design technologist building systems at Airbnb. We dig into what it takes to build design systems, coding as prototyping, the current world of design tools, and so much more.

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162: Gnarwhale (feat. Andy Chung)
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162: Gnarwhale (feat. Andy Chung)

Today we met with Andy Chung, a designer building Pattern, and previously working at Facebook. We dig into Andy's beginnings, designing at Facebook, understanding changes at scale, bringing Reactions to market, intuition-driven design, and more.

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161: Coming Soon (feat. Julia Khusainova)
01:02:07
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161: Coming Soon (feat. Julia Khusainova)

Today we sat down with Julia Khusainova, a designer at Shyp, previously at Twitter. We dig into Julia's background, leaving Russia, transitioning from engineering to design, designing onboarding experiences, facing burnout, balancing side projects, and more.

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160: Unicorn Farts (feat. Dr. Charles Pearson)
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160: Unicorn Farts (feat. Dr. Charles Pearson)

Today we sat down with Dr. Charles Pearson, a cultural anthropologist working at InVision. We dig into Charles' thoughts on anthropology, research in design and startups, exploratory design, personas, legacy, and so much more.

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159: Twe-mail (feat. Lisa Sy)
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159: Twe-mail (feat. Lisa Sy)

Today we caught up with Lisa Sy, a designer working at Facebook, and previously building products at thoughtbot. We dig into Lisa's background, designing for privacy and control, internships vs. apprenticeships, design and code, multidisciplinary design, and more.

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158: D.R.E.A.M. (feat. Bob Baxley)
01:24:03
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158: D.R.E.A.M. (feat. Bob Baxley)

Today we caught up with Bob Baxley, a designer in Silicon Valley. Bob formerly led design at Pinterest, and before that built products at Apple and Yahoo!. We dig into topics like med-tech, managing millennials, Pokémon GO and Gen-Z, design in big tech, and so much more.

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157: Walking Empathy Sponge (feat. Kory Westerhold)
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157: Walking Empathy Sponge (feat. Kory Westerhold)

Today we sat down with Kory Westerhold, a designer at Facebook working on Newsfeed, who previously designed at Twitter, Apple, and more. We dig deep on video games, opinions in design, theater and story telling, portfolios, designing for newsfeed, carrying an Android phone, and balancing side projects.

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156: Segue... (Feat. Alexandra Bond)
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156: Segue... (Feat. Alexandra Bond)

Today we caught up with Alexandra Bond, a design fellow at Sequoia Creative Labs and previously a designer at Pinterest. We pick her brain about her origins, friction in design, transitioning into a product role, navigating the job search, answering the why, and more.

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155: Duckicopters (feat. Athyuttam Reddy)
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155: Duckicopters (feat. Athyuttam Reddy)

Today we sat down with Athyuttam Reddy, a designer-engineer intern at Figma. We cover so much in this episode, including engineer design hybrid roles, getting a design job as a new grad, landing meaningful internships, becoming jaded, diversity and inclusivity, and so much more.

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154: Dancing Baby Dior (feat. Irina Blok)
01:10:12
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154: Dancing Baby Dior (feat. Irina Blok)

Today we caught up with Irina Blok, a designer at Zendesk who has previously designed at Google, Yahoo, and Adobe (among so many other companies). We talk about brand and product, moving from Russia to California, designing in the real world, putting in the work, and much more.

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153: Khaleesi of the Couch (feat. Jeany Ngo)
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153: Khaleesi of the Couch (feat. Jeany Ngo)

Today we caught up with Jeany Ngo, a designer by day at Airbnb, artist and creator and cosplayer by night. We dig into her journey into design, internships and hustle, art and cosplay, aphantasia and logic, and so much more.

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152: Maniacal Easy-Bake (feat. Beth Dean)
01:16:10
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152: Maniacal Easy-Bake (feat. Beth Dean)

Today we caught up with Beth Dean, a designer at Facebook, avid hiker, creator of toys and comics, illustrator, and artist. We dig into Beth's journey into design, adventures in SF, designing at Facebook, transitional states in design, and so much more.

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151: 100-Armed Octopus (feat. Mackey Saturday)
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151: 100-Armed Octopus (feat. Mackey Saturday)

Today we got to catch up for a second time with Mackey Saturday, a brand and logo designer at CGH in New York. We dig deep into logo and brand design, working for free, making mistakes, and so much more.

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150: Fantastic Digital Goo (feat. May-Li Khoe)
01:13:17
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150: Fantastic Digital Goo (feat. May-Li Khoe)

Today we were able to catch up with May-Li Khoe, a designer at Khan Academy who previously spent seven years on the design team at Apple. In this episode we dig deep into long-term thinking, passion and work, priorities and flow, and so much more.

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149: Melayoncé (feat. Melanie Araujo)
01:14:42
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149: Melayoncé (feat. Melanie Araujo)

Today we had the opportunity to talk with Melanie Araujo, an independent designer and the creator of Front and Center. She shares her story with us, and we dig into complex topics like self-awareness, identity, personal growth, inclusion and diversity, and so much more.

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148: Verbal Punctuation (feat. Tim Quirino)
01:10:46
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148: Verbal Punctuation (feat. Tim Quirino)

Today we caught up with Tim Quirino, a product designer at Facebook working on Live. We dig into his background, mentorship, a designer's responsibility, vulnerability, and so much more.

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147: Editorial Spackle (feat. Jessica Collier)
01:09:14
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147: Editorial Spackle (feat. Jessica Collier)

Today we sat down with Jessica Collier, who most recently led content and design at Stellar.org. We go deep into designing economies, the importance of words and titles, Silicon Valley, the role of content in design, and so much more.

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146: Smell-o-vision (feat. Amber Cartwright)
01:10:08
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146: Smell-o-vision (feat. Amber Cartwright)

Today we caught up with Amber Cartwright, a design manager at Airbnb. We dig into her past and journey into design, management and leadership, invisible design, machine learning and AI, and so much more.

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145: Sinister Candybar (feat. Chris Downer)
01:04:26
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145: Sinister Candybar (feat. Chris Downer)

We recently sat down with Chris Downer, a designer at Sketch, previously at Realmac Software. We dig into his background, what it takes to design Sketch, how to build great software, and more.

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144: Coca-Coolaid (feat. Stewart Scott-Curran)
01:05:22
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144: Coca-Coolaid (feat. Stewart Scott-Curran)

Today we sat down with Stewart Scott-Curran, a designer working to build the brand team at Intercom. We dig into his background and journey as a designer, building a team with opinions, the ethics of design, and more.

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143: Design Systems: So Hot Right Now (feat. Karri Saarinen)
01:11:46
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143: Design Systems: So Hot Right Now (feat. Karri Saarinen)

Today we met with Karri Saarinen, a designer at Airbnb working on their Design Language System. In this episode we dig deep into design tools and systems, collaboration at scale, building trust with design, and much more.

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142: Relax To Get Past (feat. Daniel Hooper)
00:55:28
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142: Relax To Get Past (feat. Daniel Hooper)

Today we caught up with Daniel Hooper, a designer and engineer working on Principle. We dig into his process of building a prototyping tool, building side projects, San Francisco, Apple, and more.

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141: Stardust Towers (feat. Pieter Omvlee)
01:01:18
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141: Stardust Towers (feat. Pieter Omvlee)

In this episode we sat down with Pieter Omvlee, the creator of Bohemian Coding and Sketch. We chat about remote work, building and designing software, creating culture, the vision for Sketch, and more.

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140: Murky Waters (feat. Mike Davidson)
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140: Murky Waters (feat. Mike Davidson)

This episode has been a long time coming: we finally caught up with Mike Davidson, the previous VP of design at Twitter and an all-around wonderful human. We dig deep into topics like evaluating designers, openness and honesty in tech, building teams, diversity, and more.

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139: Story Time! (feat. Josh Austin)
01:10:54
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139: Story Time! (feat. Josh Austin)

Today we sat down with Josh Austin, a designer working on the VR team at YouTube. We dig into his past, talk about blogs and learning, communities and leveling up, virtual reality and what's next for designers, and so much more.

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138: SlickSlacks (feat. Chanpory Rith)
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138: SlickSlacks (feat. Chanpory Rith)

In this episode we catch up with Chanpory Rith, co-founder of Mixmax and previously a designer at Google, Dubberly Design Office and Meta Design. We talk about his journey through tech, working at agencies, big companies and startups, advice to young designers, and more.

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137: NBA Friends (feat. Christophe Tauziet)
00:53:09
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137: NBA Friends (feat. Christophe Tauziet)

Today we caught up with Christophe Tauziet, a designer at Facebook working on social VR. We dig into his background and hobbies, working at Apple, Parse and Facebook, designing at scale, VR, the future of design, and more.

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136: All Bridge, No Apple (feat. Rasmus Andersson)
01:06:19
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136: All Bridge, No Apple (feat. Rasmus Andersson)

In today's episode we sat down with Rasmus Andersson, a designer at Figma who previously designed at Dropbox, Facebook and Spotify. We dig into the world of design tools, programming, design process, collaboration, craft, bridges and apples, and so much more.

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135: How Hard Can It Be? (feat. Jasper Hauser)
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135: How Hard Can It Be? (feat. Jasper Hauser)

In today's show we catch up with Jasper Hauser, the co-founder of SOFA and currently a design manager at Facebook. We dig into Jasper's past, the creation and evolution of SOFA, moving to Palo Alto by way of Facebook, craft and icon design, managing teams and processes, and so much more.

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134: Bias Filter (feat. Braden Kowitz)
00:59:24
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134: Bias Filter (feat. Braden Kowitz)

Today we caught up with Braden Kowitz, a design partner at Google Ventures. We dig into Braden's work at GV, his background and journey at Google, prototyping, design process, building a design culture, and more.

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133: Follow the Gifs (feat. Sarah Jackson)
01:05:14
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133: Follow the Gifs (feat. Sarah Jackson)

Today we're excited to share a very special episode of Design Details! In this show we sat down with Sarah Jackson, the full-time producer of our very own Spec Network. Sarah has been producing all of the Spec podcasts for almost a year, managing all operations, sales, new show onboarding and so much more – we dig into her journey to SF, what it's like building a content network, upcoming projects and more.

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132: Outdoor Disrupt (feat. Justin Graham)
01:01:15
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132: Outdoor Disrupt (feat. Justin Graham)

Today we caught up with Justin Graham after returning from his journey to the Pacific Northwest and Japan. We dig into his background, making the leap to SF, building side projects, freelancing, remote work, traveling and more.

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131: A Silicon Valley Eternity (feat. Joshua Taylor)
01:04:51
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131: A Silicon Valley Eternity (feat. Joshua Taylor)

Today we caught up once again with Joshua Taylor, previously a design director at Evernote who is currently contracting and working on a better experience for podcast consumption. We talk about his back story and becoming a designer, growing within organizations, freelancing and humility, leveling up as a junior designer and more.

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130: Ramen UI (feat. Linda Dong)
01:07:30
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130: Ramen UI (feat. Linda Dong)

Today we caught up with Linda Dong, a designer who worked on the prototyping team at Apple before leaving to travel the world. We dig into her experiences prototyping, diversity in tech, dealing with criticism, building video games and more.

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129: Respect the Craft (feat. Claudio Guglieri)
01:09:27
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129: Respect the Craft (feat. Claudio Guglieri)

Today we were able to catch up with Claudio Guglieri, a designer in SF making beautiful websites and products. We dig into his background as a designer from Spain, his process, honing craft, hiring designers, building products, writing for yourself, developing personal styles and so much more.

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128: I Call Shotgun! (feat. Al Ingram and Ben Mingo)
00:55:09
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128: I Call Shotgun! (feat. Al Ingram and Ben Mingo)

Today we sat down with Al Ingram and Ben Mingo, two pixel pushers at UENO and recent SF transplants. We dig into their backgrounds and journeys to San Francisco, what it's like working at UENO, finding inspiration, interviewing and more.

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127: F of X (feat. Luke Beard)
01:02:50
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:02:50
127: F of X (feat. Luke Beard)

Today we caught up with Luke Beard, a designer currently working on building Exposure, a platform for photo stories. We invent a new mathematical formula for success, discuss building businesses vs. companies, talk origin stories and making moves to Silicon Valley, and much more.

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126: Hone Your Own (feat. Heather Phillips)
01:00:16
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:00:16
126: Hone Your Own (feat. Heather Phillips)

Today we sat down with Heather Phillips, a designer currently managing at Designer Fund. We chat about her experiences working across a huge range of designers and startups, women in design, mentorship, getting a first job, the value of design school and more.

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125: Back to the Drawing Board, Baby (feat. Vanessa Cho)
01:16:37
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:16:37
125: Back to the Drawing Board, Baby (feat. Vanessa Cho)

Today we caught up with Vanessa Cho, a designer and manager leading the software team at GoPro. We dig into her background as a designer, the hard truths about being a great manager and more.

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124: Dazzle (feat. Jeremy Goldberg)
01:06:52
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:06:52
124: Dazzle (feat. Jeremy Goldberg)

Today we caught up once more with Jeremy Goldberg, a designer at Facebook working on Messenger and bots. We dig into designing for AI/bots, critique, process, trust, and more. Oh, and we coin a fun new term for designers.

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123: Live @ Github (feat. Carolyn Zhang, Heather Phillips, Mo Woods & Diana Mounter)
01:13:54
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:13:54
123: Live @ Github (feat. Carolyn Zhang, Heather Phillips, Mo Woods & Diana Mounter)

This is it! Our first live episode recorded at GitHub in SF - thank you so much to GitHub for hosting and to everyone who was able to make it out! We had a blast in this episode talking with our four panelists about design mentorship, education, critique and more.

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122: Lookin' to Cookin' (feat. Josh Puckett & Justin Pervorse)
01:18:15
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:18:15
122: Lookin' to Cookin' (feat. Josh Puckett & Justin Pervorse)

Today we regrouped with the JPs - Justin Pervorse and Josh Puckett! We dig into cooking, definitions, titles, critique, management and so much more.

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121: Web Trauma (feat. Bill Labus and Benjamin De Cock)
01:09:50
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:09:50
121: Web Trauma (feat. Bill Labus and Benjamin De Cock)

Today we caught up with two members of the Stripe design team, Bill Labus and Benjamin De Cock. We dig into their roles as UI designers, collaborating in code, critique, process and tools at Stripe, working remotely, origin stories, and more.

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120: Shout Out, Mom! (feat. Adam Polselli)
01:01:15
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:01:15
120: Shout Out, Mom! (feat. Adam Polselli)

Today we caught up with Adam Polselli, a product designer and design lead at Dropbox. We dig into current projects at Dropbox, Adam's background, rejection and navigating a career path, hiring designers, what keeps Adam up at night and more.

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119: Dead Sea Scrollbar (feat. Yaron Schoen)
01:07:13
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:07:13
119: Dead Sea Scrollbar (feat. Yaron Schoen)

Today we caught up with Yaron Schoen, a designer at Compass living in New York. We dig into Yaron's background and path into design, the changing environment of client work, building style guides and shipping great work.

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118: The Helena Price™ (feat. Helena Price)
01:10:53
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:10:53
118: The Helena Price™ (feat. Helena Price)

Today we were able to sit down with Helena Price, a photographer in SF who has been hard at work on the Techies Project (launching today!). In this show we dig into Techies, Helena's background in tech and path to becoming a full-time photographer, dealing with stagnation and more.

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117: The Cool Tools (feat. Dylan Field)
01:09:02
2017-11-15 08:30:51 UTC 01:09:02
117: The Cool Tools (feat. Dylan Field)

Today we caught up with Dylan Field, the CEO and co-founder of Figma. In this episode we dig into Dylan's background, design tools an Figma, internships, opinionated design, design education and more.

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116: At Least There's Catan (feat. Connor McSheffrey)
01:01:56
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:01:56
116: At Least There's Catan (feat. Connor McSheffrey)

Today we sat down with Connor McSheffrey, a photographer and designer in SF most recently at Dropbox and VSCO. We dig into his background in programming and freelancing, making the leap to SF, photography and more!

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115: Puppies, People, 'Puters (feat. Kelly Sutton)
01:00:35
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:00:35
115: Puppies, People, 'Puters (feat. Kelly Sutton)

Today we caught up with Kelly Sutton, a software engineer currently leading product at imgix who is well-known in the design community for co-founding Designer News. In this episode we dig into Kelly's background, learn how to deal with a company shutdown and the story of Designer News, discuss tips for managing ICs and more!

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114: Coffee Road Show (feat. Linda Eliasen + Jon Gold)
01:17:37
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:17:37
114: Coffee Road Show (feat. Linda Eliasen + Jon Gold)

Today we sat down with two previous guests and our good friends, Linda Eliasen and Jon Gold! We catch up on what these two have been working on, we dig into work culture and gendered pronouns, we explore design tools and working too late, and at the end we kept a special bonus segment where Brian defends the thing people hate most about Silicon Valley.

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113: Artist Formerly Known As (feat. Jeff Smith)
01:00:59
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:00:59
113: Artist Formerly Known As (feat. Jeff Smith)

Today we caught up with our good friend Jeff Smith, a designer at Facebook, a shralper at heart, and an all-around amazing designer. We start off digging into Jeff's background but quickly start to uncover what makes a great manager, how to deal with imposter syndrome, filling in skill gaps, answering the eternal 1x vs 2x debate, and addressing the importance of visual design.

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112: Turtleneck Tutorials (feat. Marshall Bock)
01:17:03
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:17:03
112: Turtleneck Tutorials (feat. Marshall Bock)

Today we finally had the chance to catch Marshall Bock on a solo recording! We dig deeper into his background, dive into sketch tips and tricks, talk about grids and guides and how to build great cross-platform experiences.

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111: Claim to Flame (feat. Vicki Tan)
01:08:49
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:08:49
111: Claim to Flame (feat. Vicki Tan)

Today we sat down with Vicki Tan, a designer here in SF working at Lyft and wearing all black. In this episode we get into Vicki's journey to design, crafting a better interview process, management and having successful one-on-ones, hustling, getting a first design job and more.

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110: MAMP Patient Zero (feat. Joey Banks)
01:06:47
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:06:47
110: MAMP Patient Zero (feat. Joey Banks)

Today we caught up with Joey Banks, a designer here in SF, previously at Scoot Networks. Joey is a self-described junior designer, and in today's show we dig into his journy in the industry, his next projects, what makes a good mentor, how to build your network and more.

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109: Vim Me Up, Scottie (feat. Dan Eden)
01:02:08
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:02:08
109: Vim Me Up, Scottie (feat. Dan Eden)

Today we sat down with Daniel Eden, a design engineer at Dropbox. We dig briefly into Dan's background, talk about the relationship between designers and developers, writing CSS at scale, scratching your own itch and more.

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108: The Flopping Dead (feat. Brad Simpson)
01:02:41
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:02:41
108: The Flopping Dead (feat. Brad Simpson)

Today we caught up with the designer formerly known as Brad Simpson. Brad currently designs at Medium, but he comes from a highly technical hardware background at IDEO and MIT. We dig into Brad's transition from hardware/mechanical design to software design, the challenges of designing at Medium and more.

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107: Just Enough Wax: LIVE @ Epicurrence
00:55:01
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 00:55:01
107: Just Enough Wax: LIVE @ Epicurrence

Today we have a very special, experimental episode of Design Details. On our last night of Epicurrence #3 we invited folks to come answer one of three questions; the result is a 28-guest mega-episode!

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106: Glorified Hustlers (feat. Mackey Saturday & Meg Robichaud)
00:59:29
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 00:59:29
106: Glorified Hustlers (feat. Mackey Saturday & Meg Robichaud)

For our third Epicurrence episode we sat down with Mackey Saturday and Meg Robichaud. We catch up on their past year, branding and illustration work, how to navigate company politics, the way to get critique as a freelancer, and a handfull of listener questions at the end!

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105: Arbiter of Taste (feat. Ben Cline & Anson Schall)
01:11:23
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:11:23
105: Arbiter of Taste (feat. Ben Cline & Anson Schall)

In another Epicurrence recording of Design Details, we caught up with Ben Cline and Anson Schall of Rally Interactive. We dig into Rally's humble beginnings, the merit of design awards, how designers and developers work together, and the worst kind of client.

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104: All Good in the Hood (feat. Jen & Amy Hood)
01:03:40
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:03:40
104: All Good in the Hood (feat. Jen & Amy Hood)

In our first Epicurrence recording we caught up with the talented Amy and Jen Hood, founders of Hoodzpah Design. In this show we chat with the twins about their backgrounds as designers, work life balance, side projects, pricing and how to start a design business.

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103: Sacrifice for Pixels (feat. Drew Wilson & Dann Petty)
01:18:50
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:18:50
103: Sacrifice for Pixels (feat. Drew Wilson & Dann Petty)

In another special roundtable episode of Design Details, we caught up with Drew Wilson and Dann Petty, the creators of the Valio Con and Epicurrence design conferences. We dig into the ethos of their creations, the hardest parts of pulling together a community, and what it takes to create a physical experience for hundreds of people.

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102: Sick Ajax Skills (feat. Adam Michela)
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102: Sick Ajax Skills (feat. Adam Michela)

This episode with Adam Michela was soopa fun; Adam is a designer at AirBnb, previously at Last, Facebook and Gowalla among others. We caught up to talk about Adam's background as a designer, building style guides at scale, the impact of engineering on user experience, and more.

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101: Everyone's Thirsty (feat. Katie Zhu & Tara Mann)
01:15:04
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:15:04
101: Everyone's Thirsty (feat. Katie Zhu & Tara Mann)

In another roundtable episode of Design Details, we caught up with Katie Zhu and Tara Mann to chat about social media, personal brands, new media, storytelling and our favorite undiscovered apps!

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100: Goldilocks Fidelity (feat. Daniel Burka)
01:05:32
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:05:32
100: Goldilocks Fidelity (feat. Daniel Burka)

Episode 100! We made it - thank you so much to everyone has listened to an episode, shared the show with a friend or reached out to us on Twitter this past year; we wouldn't be here without you. For this special episode we caught up with Daniel Burka to talk about his background, process, critique, what keeps him up at night and more. Enjoy!

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99: Internet Points (feat. Ian Silber)
01:08:05
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:08:05
99: Internet Points (feat. Ian Silber)

Today we sat down with Ian Silber, a designer (and design manager!) at Instagram. We dig into his background, talk about taking bets on young designers, his key learnings in management, briefly diverge into cooking, and return back to his process for hiring at Instagram.

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98: Inhale the Flattery (feat. Marc Hemeon & Joshua Taylor)
01:04:23
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:04:23
98: Inhale the Flattery (feat. Marc Hemeon & Joshua Taylor)

For episode 98 we sat down with Marc Hemeon and Joshua Taylor to talk about their new company, Design Inc. We also dig into their biggest advice for young designers, what they would learn if they could start again, soul vs. ego and what it takes to surround yourself with the best people.

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97: Eleven Month Itch (feat. Marshall Bock & Joshua Sortino)
01:04:35
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:04:35
97: Eleven Month Itch (feat. Marshall Bock & Joshua Sortino)

In today's episode of Design Details we brought the Vicarious crew, Marshall Bock and Josh Sortino, over to have a round table discussion about design leadership. This is a different format from our usual shows, so ping us on Twitter @designdetailsfm with your thoughts and feedback!

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96: Granola Mogul (feat. Kerem Suer)
01:00:52
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:00:52
96: Granola Mogul (feat. Kerem Suer)

Today we caught up with Kerem Suer, a product designer at Operator. We've been itching to chat with Kerem for the past year, and it was so fun to finally get to catch up! In this episode we talk about Kerem's background as a designer and sailor, career progression, side projects, and the dumbest domain names we've ever bought.

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95: Sandwich Artist (feat. Brian Benitez)
00:55:02
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 00:55:02
95: Sandwich Artist (feat. Brian Benitez)

For our first new recording in 2016 we caught up with Brian Benitez, a designer who built Collective Ray over the past 5 years and has just recently joined the team at Weebly. We chat about his origins as a designer, making the switch to Weebly, moving to SF and, of course, sandwich art.

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94: Best of 2015 - Part 4
00:57:51
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94: Best of 2015 - Part 4

For the next two weeks we're taking some time off with our friends and family - to tide everyone over, we've compiled four episodes with some of our favorite clips of 2015. We hope you enjoy listening back and re-discovering some of our earliest content, and we'll be back with new interviews in 2016!

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93: Best of 2015 - Part 3
01:07:27
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:07:27
93: Best of 2015 - Part 3

For the next two weeks we're taking some time off with our friends and family - to tide everyone over, we've compiled four episodes with some of our favorite clips of 2015. We hope you enjoy listening back and re-discovering some of our earliest content, and we'll be back with new interviews in 2016!

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92: Best of 2015 - Part 2
01:01:16
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:01:16
92: Best of 2015 - Part 2

For the next two weeks we're taking some time off with our friends and family - to tide everyone over, we've compiled four episodes with some of our favorite clips of 2015. We hope you enjoy listening back and re-discovering some of our earliest content, and we'll be back with new interviews in 2016!

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91: Best of 2015 - Part 1
01:11:21
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:11:21
91: Best of 2015 - Part 1

For the next two weeks we're taking some time off with our friends and family - to tide everyone over, we've compiled four episodes with some of our favorite clips of 2015. We hope you enjoy listening back and re-discovering some of our earliest content, and we'll be back with new interviews in 2016!

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90: Master Yodan (feat. Dan Mall)
01:07:01
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:07:01
90: Master Yodan (feat. Dan Mall)

In our last recorded guest episode of 2015, we were able to catch up with Dan Mall! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect episode to end our year - in this show Dan drops knowledge about freelancing, job titles, and helping people do the best work of their lives.

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89: Sh**s & Gigs (feat. Justin Pervorse)
00:50:22
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 00:50:22
89: Sh**s & Gigs (feat. Justin Pervorse)

In this episode we caught up with Justin Pervorse, a designer and illustrator at Dropbox, and previously at MailChimp. We dig into Justin's backstory, making vinyl toys at MailChimp, creating a custom t-shirt deli shop at Dropbox and the worst parts about living in San Francisco.

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88: Deuces, Coding (feat. Katie Zhu)
01:03:34
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:03:34
88: Deuces, Coding (feat. Katie Zhu)

This week we caught up with Katie Zhu, an engineer and product manager at Medium. We pick Katie's brain about product management, holacracy and organizational structure, exploring new products, email newsletters, imposter syndrome and more.

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87: Chillustrations (feat. Meg Robichaud)
00:54:30
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 00:54:30
87: Chillustrations (feat. Meg Robichaud)

In this episode we finally caught up with Meg Robichaud, a designer and illustrator traveling and freelancing around the world. We talk about her background as a creator, the nomad lifestyle, her illustration processes and some of her latest thoughts and writings.

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86: Adult Recess (feat. Susan Lin)
01:05:43
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:05:43
86: Adult Recess (feat. Susan Lin)

This week we caught up with Susan Lin, an artist, designer and coder building things over at Treehouse. In this episode we dig into Susan's background as a creative, her process as a designer and developer, how remote work and flat organizations can maximize productivity, and the value of building a personal brand.

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85: Lettering Liaison (feat. Tobias Frere-Jones)
00:50:40
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 00:50:40
85: Lettering Liaison (feat. Tobias Frere-Jones)

This is the last of our New York recordings with none-other than legendary type designer, Tobias Frere-Jones! Tobias recently released Mallory, his new company's first family, so the timing couldn't have been better. In this episode we learn about Tobias' design process, how he first became interested in type, and just what kind of details go into creating an entire family.

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84: Crochet Monotype (feat. Aaron Moodie)
01:02:27
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:02:27
84: Crochet Monotype (feat. Aaron Moodie)

Last month while in New York City we got to catch up with Aaron Moodie, a product designer at Etsy. We pick his brain about hustling, portfolio advice, moving around the world for new jobs and the future of apps.

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83: It Depends (Live @Etsy, feat. Randy Hunt)
01:01:48
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:01:48
83: It Depends (Live @Etsy, feat. Randy Hunt)

A few weeks ago we flew to New York City to interview some of our favorite designers. On our first day in the city we had the chance to sit down with Randy Hunt, the VP of Design at Etsy, in front of the entire Etsy design team for a very special live episode! In this show we dig into some of the challenges Randy's facing as the design org continues to expand, his journey to becoming a designer, what keeps him awake at night, and much more.

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3:00 - Introductions

82: Salt Boogers (feat. Charlie Waite)
01:04:14
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:04:14
82: Salt Boogers (feat. Charlie Waite)

Today we sat down with Charlie Waite, a designer at GoPro who previously spent time designing at Focus Lab. We explore how design works at GoPro, the key differences between agency and product work, navigating work-life balance and working as a freelancer on the side.

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4:00 - Introductions

81: It's Complicated... (Live at Etsy, feat. Joel Califa, Jessica Harllee & Justin Edmund)
01:18:08
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:18:08
81: It's Complicated... (Live at Etsy, feat. Joel Califa, Jessica Harllee & Justin Edmund)

Last weekend we visited New York City to meet some of our favorite designers for Design Details! While we were there, we hosted our first-ever live meetup at the Etsy offices. More than 70 people came to catch up with Justin Edmund, Jessica Harllee and Joel Califa; we picked their brains about their journey, mistakes they've made, mentorship vs. coaching, learning new skills, and more - we even answered questions from the audience! Huge thanks to Aaron, Diana and Floris at Etsy for making this event possible; we can't wait to host our next meetup in San Francisco next year!

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4:00 - Introductions

80: Helvetica, Helvetica, Helvetica (feat. Jason Santa Maria)
01:06:37
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:06:37
80: Helvetica, Helvetica, Helvetica (feat. Jason Santa Maria)

Last weekend we visited New York City and caught up with one of our favorite designers, Jason Santa Maria. We pick his brain about process, mentorship and typography, and he walked us through his journey as a designer.

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4:00 - Introductions

20:00 - Typekit, Editorially, etc.

40:00 - Type

45:00 - Process, mentorship

79: Fart Director (feat. Gene Ross)
00:52:30
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 00:52:30
79: Fart Director (feat. Gene Ross)

Today we caught up with Gene Ross, a designer at Luxe currently NOT living in San Francisco. We picked Gene's brain about imposter syndrome, work life balance, his Runescape journey and coming to the west coast.

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3:00 - Introductions

78: Bob Ross Petty (feat. Dann Petty)
00:59:30
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 00:59:30
78: Bob Ross Petty (feat. Dann Petty)

We've been waiting to chat with Dann Petty for months now, but finally after returning from Epicurrence No. 2 we made it happen! In this episode we chat about Dann's background as a designer, what's going on with Epicurrence, his advice for freelancers, and tips for young designers just getting started. If you enjoy this episode, go to Epicurrence.com and sign up to come hang out this February in Park City, Utah!

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4:00 - Introductions

_12:00__ - Epicurrence and Diversity

22:00 - Background, advice

77: Pegacorns (feat. Drew Wilson)
01:05:18
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:05:18
77: Pegacorns (feat. Drew Wilson)

Today we sat down with Drew Wilson, a prolific designer, developer and product creator who recently moved to the Bay Area to build Plasso. We chat about Drew's background, how he builds so many products, taking risks and his observations on design in the valley.

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3:00 - Introductions

15:00 - Taking risks, road trips

76: Full Feltron (feat. Justin Edmund)
01:10:02
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:10:02
76: Full Feltron (feat. Justin Edmund)

Today we sat down with Justin Edmund, a designer well known for his work at Pinterest over the last four years. We chat about his background in design, going to design school, what the Pinterest process is like, and how Justin is looking into the future of design.

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3:00 - Introductions

75: Gitway Drug (feat. Brent Jackson)
01:05:48
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:05:48
75: Gitway Drug (feat. Brent Jackson)

Today we sat down with Brent Jackson aka jxnblk to talk about all things design and development! Brent is a prolific creator and we love his tools here at Spec - we chat with him about side projects, being a designer and a developer, building design systems and how he got his nickname.

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4:00 - Introductions

9:00 - Jackson's work

74: Itchy Feet (feat. Diana Mounter)
01:08:56
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:08:56
74: Itchy Feet (feat. Diana Mounter)

In today's episode of Design Details we caught up with Diana Mounter, aka Broccolini. Diana is a designer at Etsy, and in this show we chat about her journey to Etsy, why git is a valuable tool for designers and the hardest part about onboarding new hires.

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3:00 - Introductions

12:00 - Background

28:00 - Coding, git, startups

73: Feedback Friends (feat. Katie Dill)
01:05:48
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:05:48
73: Feedback Friends (feat. Katie Dill)

This week we had the chance to sit down with Katie Dill, the head of experience design at Airbnb. We talked about her background as a designer, what she looks for in new hires, how designers can work more effectively with businesses, and the critique process used at Airbnb.

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2:00 - Introductions

24:00 - Background

72: No...Nope...Not At All (feat. Morgan Knutson)
01:00:53
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:00:53
72: No...Nope...Not At All (feat. Morgan Knutson)

Today we caught up with Morgan Knutson, a co-founder and designer at Shift, notable for his previous work at Dropbox and Google. In this episode we talk about what it takes to get hired as a designer, Morgan's background, working at Google, and how to get things done as a designer.

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2:00 - Introductions

11:00 - Getting hired

16:00 - Background

71: Tomb Braider (feat. Maykel Loomans)
01:15:31
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:15:31
71: Tomb Braider (feat. Maykel Loomans)

In today's episode we sat down with Maykel Loomans, a designer and developer currently working on search at Facebook and is notable for his previous work at Instagram. In this episode we chat about Maykel's background as a designer, working at scale, mentorship and more.

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3:00 - Introductions

27:00 - Facebook

56:00 - Mentorship

70: Nothing's Sacred, Not Even Goats (feat. Ash Huang)
01:03:26
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:03:26
70: Nothing's Sacred, Not Even Goats (feat. Ash Huang)

For episode 70 we sat down with Ash Huang, an independent designer, illustrator and writer here in San Francisco. In the past Ash worked on brand design at Twitter, brand and product design at Pinterest, and has most recently published her own book, The Firesteel.

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4:00 - Introductions

20:00 - Writing

69: Epicurrence Live (feat. Dustin Senos + Haraldur Thorleifsson)
01:00:57
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:00:57
69: Epicurrence Live (feat. Dustin Senos + Haraldur Thorleifsson)

Welcome to our first live episode of Design Details! We recorded this show last week at Epicurrence North Shore with Haraldur Thorleifsson and Dustin Senos - we dig into inspiration, mentorship, identifying potential and more. Let us know what you think of this live format on Twitter!

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4:00 - Inspiration

12:00 - Mentorship

24:00 - Sharing work

34:00 - Designers

45:00 - Q&A

68: Should Designers Cat? (feat. Trevor McNaughton + Katie Rinkevich)
01:01:29
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:01:29
68: Should Designers Cat? (feat. Trevor McNaughton + Katie Rinkevich)

Today we had a very fun, very casual conversation with Katie Rinkevich and Trevor McNaughton, both product designers living here in San Francisco. We chat about A/B testing, accidentally becoming designers and the concept car method of designing products.

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3:00 - Introductions, story time

67: Open the Kimono (feat. Soleio Cuervo)
01:07:27
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:07:27
67: Open the Kimono (feat. Soleio Cuervo)

Today we caught up with Soleio Cuervo, a designer, advisor and investor. He's well known for laying the groundwork of Facebook's early design team and, of course, his work on the original incarnation of the 'like' button. He currently advises many companies and startups in tech, and we had a blast digging into his stories and lessons learned!

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3:00 - Introductions

13:00 - Facebook

48:00 - New designers

66: Kittenish (feat. Ryan Hoover)
01:06:18
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:06:18
66: Kittenish (feat. Ryan Hoover)

For episode 66 we caught up with Ryan Hoover, the founder of Product Hunt. We get insights into PH's latest podcasting branch, building in public, what it's like designing and building Product Hunt, and some of the biggest mistakes Ryan sees people making.

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3:00 - Introductions

9:00 - Podcasting, building in public

42:00 - Designing Product Hunt

65: Meatwad Flip-Flops (feat. Linda Eliasen)
01:03:03
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:03:03
65: Meatwad Flip-Flops (feat. Linda Eliasen)

Today we sat down with Linda Eliasen to chat about the latest happenings in her career, what it was like illustrating for Cartoon Network and her favorite project at Dropbox. We also take the time to dig through Linda's journey as a designer leading up until now as she sets off on her next adventure.

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3:00 - Introductions

10:00 - Stories

64: Get Tricky (feat. Alli Dryer)
01:05:59
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:05:59
64: Get Tricky (feat. Alli Dryer)

Today we caught up with Alli Dryer, a designer and architect working on the Twitter timeline. In this show we chat about Alli's background in design and architecture, what it's like to design at Twitter and what she's working on next.

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Show Notes:

4:00 - Introductions

11:00 - Architecture and starting up

20:00 - Twitter

36:00 - Interests

63: More Nougat (feat. Jon Lax)
01:27:21
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:27:21
63: More Nougat (feat. Jon Lax)

For episode 63 we sat down with Jon Lax, one of the design directors at Facebook overseeing the Utility Org. Jon is well-known for his writings during his time at Teehan+Lax, the design agency he co-founded with Geoff Teehan. In this show we talk about his work at Facebook, design culture, designing at scale, and of course, Jon's backstory as a designer.

Come chat with us in our new Slack team! Over 900 designers and developers have already joined our team, chatting about the latest tools and news in the design world. Each week we also host a community critique with a special guest host. To join our team visit our Slack invite page and we'll send you an invitation!

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Show Notes:

2:00 - Introductions

4:00 - Culture

19:00 - Backstory

44:00 - Designing at scale, more

62: Pencil Mileage (feat. Alice Lee)
01:00:37
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:00:37
62: Pencil Mileage (feat. Alice Lee)

In today's episode we caught up with Alice Lee, a designer, illustrator and developer living in San Francisco. Alice is well-known for her work at Dropbox, illustrating for the New York Times, and her latest freelance work across a range of amazing companies. In this show we chat about her journey as a designer and illustrator, the story behind Dropbox and Carousel and the latest projects Alice is working on.

Come chat with us in our new Slack team! Over 900 designers and developers have already joined our team, chatting about the latest tools and news in the design world. Each week we also host a community critique with a special guest host. To join our team visit our Slack invite page and we'll send you an invitation!

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Show Notes:

3:00 - Introductions

27:00 - Carousel and Dropbox

37:00 - Other projects

50:00 - Voice

61: State of Louisville (feat. Josh Puckett)
01:26:34
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:26:34
61: State of Louisville (feat. Josh Puckett)

In today's show we caught up with Josh Puckett, a designer and developer living in Palo Alto. We talk about Josh's journey at Dropbox and what it was like to build Carousel, how he manages to make so many apps, the current state of design tools, and the world of freelance designing. Stick around after the show to hear our 30 minutes of bonus conversation about the latest Apple event!

Come chat with us in our new Slack team! Over 900 designers and developers have already joined our team, chatting about the latest tools and news in the design world. Each week we also host a community critique with a special guest host. To join our team visit our Slack invite page and we'll send you an invitation!

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Show Notes:

4:00 - Introductions

9:00 - The Carousel story

15:00 - Building side projects

32:00 - Design tools

45:00 - Wealthfront

50:00 - Freelancing

1:06:00 - Bonus! We chat about the Apple event

60: One Big Wrist Button (feat. Ayaka Nonaka and Sam Soffes)
01:10:24
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:10:24
60: One Big Wrist Button (feat. Ayaka Nonaka and Sam Soffes)

In this episode we sat down with Ayaka Nonaka and Sam Soffes to deconstruct the new Apple announcements from last week. We dig through each product and talk about the design and development implications we can expect in the future!

Come chat with us in our new Slack team! Over 900 designers and developers have already joined our team, chatting about the latest tools and news in the design world. Each week we also host a community critique with a special guest host. To join our team visit our Slack invite page and we'll send you an invitation!

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Show Notes:

4:00 - Introductions + Apple Chat

59: Bay Curious (feat. Tara Mann)
00:58:39
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 00:58:39
59: Bay Curious (feat. Tara Mann)

For episode 59 we caught up with Tara Mann, a product designer and sneaker collector currently making things at Twitter. In this show we dig into Tara's background and discuss what it means to grow as a new designer. We also chat about the recent Google rebrand, entrepreneurial thought leaders and design school.

Come chat with us in our new Slack team! Over 800 designers and developers have already joined our team, chatting about the latest tools and news in the design world. Each week we also host a community critique with a special guest host. To join our team visit our Slack invite page and we'll send you an invitation!

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Show Notes:

4:00 - Introductions

10:00 - Design school

14:00 - New Google logo

16:00 - Background

34:00 - Design chat

58: Fat Cat Cat Chat (feat. Kyle Meyer and Charlie Deets)
01:10:38
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:10:38
58: Fat Cat Cat Chat (feat. Kyle Meyer and Charlie Deets)

In this episode we caught up with Kyle Meyer and Charlie Deets, two product designers that have a huge range of experience in the design and development world. We chat about design at Facebook, remote working, unsolicited redesigns and the power of sound.

Come chat with us in our new Slack team! Over 750 designers and developers have already joined our team, chatting about the latest tools and news in the design world. Each week we also host a community critique with a special guest host. To join our team visit our Slack invite page and we'll send you an invitation!

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Show Notes:

4:00 - Introductions

10:00 - Unsolicited redesigns

14:00 - Backstories

27:00 - Facebook Groups, games, sound design

44:00 - More backstories

_57:00__ - Workflows

57: DubDubDub (feat. Robin and Roxane Clediere)
01:08:53
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:08:53
57: DubDubDub (feat. Robin and Roxane Clediere)

In this episode, we hung out with Robin and Roxane Clediere. They're a pair of French designers who not only are married, but work together on design projects. We discussed working together as a couple, joining Facebook, and moving from a small town in France to San Francisco.

If you missed it, we recently announced Spec, a new podcast network for designers and developers and our first new show, Immutable! We hope you'll check it out and follow @specfm and @immutablefm on Twitter for new shows and updates!

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Show Notes:

4:30 - Introductions

7:00 - Joining Facebook

10:00 - Working together as a couple, getting visas, and side projects

21:30 - Getting started in design & working with large design teams

37:00 - Launching a product at Facebook

45:00 - Design Tools

55:00 - Startups vs Agencies

56: Lego Bits (feat. Adam Morse)
00:58:09
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 00:58:09
56: Lego Bits (feat. Adam Morse)

In this episode we sat down with Adam Morse, aka mrmrs, a front-end developer and designer. Adam shares his knowledge of building systems and making the internet better.

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Show Notes:

4:00 - Introductions

12:00 - CSS

22:00 - Writing

43:00 - Other

55: Wizards (feat. Wilson Miner and Ryan Sims)
01:08:58
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:08:58
55: Wizards (feat. Wilson Miner and Ryan Sims)

They're back! In this episode we sat down with Wilson Miner and Ryan Sims to chat about their latest adventures in design, Apple Music, design collaboration and job transitions.

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Show Notes:

3:00 - Introductions

7:00 - Transitioning jobs, Apple Music, collaborating

54: Cute Puppy Syndrome (feat. Jacob Thornton)
01:10:25
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:10:25
54: Cute Puppy Syndrome (feat. Jacob Thornton)

Today we sat down with Jacob Thornton, co-founder of Bootstrap and previously an engineer at Twitter and Medium. Jacob tells us all about his magical experience with Snoop Dogg, the history of CSS and the free software movement.

If you missed it, we recently announced Spec, a new podcast network for designers and developers! We hope you'll check it out and follow @specfm on Twitter for new shows and updates!

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Show Notes:

4:00 - Introductions and Snoop Dogg

11:00 - Free software

23:00 - Bootstrap

33:00 - CSS

53: Solving the Shout Problem (feat. Sahil Lavingia)
01:09:47
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:09:47
53: Solving the Shout Problem (feat. Sahil Lavingia)

Today we caught up with Sahil Lavingia, the founder and CEO at Gumroad. We chat about building an audience online, the challenges of being a designer, engineer and founder, and what the hiring process looks like at Gumroad.

If you missed it, we recently announced Spec, a new podcast network for designers and developers! We hope you'll check it out and follow @specfm on Twitter for new shows and updates!

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Show Notes:

4:00 - Introductions

6:00 - Building audiences

46:00 - Design challenges

52: Save the Prototype (feat. Malthe Sigurdsson)
00:59:07
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 00:59:07
52: Save the Prototype (feat. Malthe Sigurdsson)

Today we sat down with Malthe Sigurdsson, the current Head of Design at Stripe. Before joining Stripe, Malthe was the VP of Product at Rdio, and before that he was the Creative Director at Skype. In this episode we dig into Malthe's journey through these amazing companies, diving deep into hiring and scaling design teams and how to think like a product designer.

If you missed it, we recently announced Spec, a new podcast network for designers and developers! We hope you'll check it out and follow @specfm on Twitter for new shows and updates!

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Show Notes:

5:00 - Introductions

7:00 - Design at Stripe

12:00 - Malthe's history

35:00 - Growing a design team

51: Dopesick (feat. Marshall Bock and Sam Soffes)
01:11:40
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:11:40
51: Dopesick (feat. Marshall Bock and Sam Soffes)

It's teaser time! This episode we caught up with Sam Soffes and Marshall Bock, two upcoming hosts on the Spec Network! In this show we chat about the future of Spec and dive deep into some Sketch pro tips.

If you missed it, we recently announced Spec, a new podcast network for designers and developers! We hope you'll check it out and follow @specfm on Twitter for new shows and updates!

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Show Notes:

4:00 - Who are you?

6:00 - New Spec shows!

17:00 - Message us on Twitter (@specfm) with your email address to join our Slack Team!

21:00 - Marshall shares his story.

33:00 - Sam's working on things.

38:00 - Sketch talk.

50: #FF00FF (feat. Steph Monette and Liam Campbell)
01:02:22
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:02:22
50: #FF00FF (feat. Steph Monette and Liam Campbell)

For our 50th episode we sat down with Steph Monette and Liam Campbell, developers at Mule Design, to chat about CSS, startups versus agencies and the state of tech in San Francisco.

If you missed it, we recently announced Spec, a new podcast network for designers and developers! We hope you'll check it out and follow @specfm on Twitter for new shows and updates!

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Show Notes:

3:00 - NPR

5:00 - Introductions

6:00 - What are you working on?

12:00 - Hyphens vs. Underscores

26:00 - Startup culture

51:00 - What are you excited about?

49: Space Dinosaurs (feat. Anand Sharma)
00:57:43
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 00:57:43
49: Space Dinosaurs (feat. Anand Sharma)

Today we sat down with Anand Sharma, founder of Gyroscope and an insanely-talented designer/developer. We caught up about his work on Gyroscope, the future of health tracking and how the quantified self is changing the world.

If you missed it, we recently announced Spec, a new podcast network for designers and developers! We hope you'll check it out and follow @specfm on Twitter for new shows and updates!

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Show Notes:

4:00 - What are you working on?

48: Switzerland of Tumblr (feat. Floris Dekker)
01:05:18
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:05:18
48: Switzerland of Tumblr (feat. Floris Dekker)

Happy Monday! Today we caught up with Floris Dekker, senior design manager at Etsy and founder of Little Big Details! In this show we chat about Little Big Details, management as a design problem, gardening and what Floris is excited about in the world of design.

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Show Notes:

4:00 - What are you working on right now?

10:00 - Designing around the world.

14:00 - We learn about Little Big Details

29:00 - Management as a design problem.

45:00 - What else are you excited for in the design world?

49:00 - What's a strong opinion you have right now?

47: Symmetrical Sandwich (feat. Mark Otto)
01:07:30
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:07:30
47: Symmetrical Sandwich (feat. Mark Otto)

Today we caught up with Mark Otto, the creator of Bootstrap and designer at GitHub. We go deep into the CSS/front-end world on this one, we hope you enjoy listening!

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Show Notes:

3:00 - What are you working on?

14:00 - We learn more about Boostrap

24:00 - More about the current state of the front-end

40:00 - Burritos

47:00 - Getting into our backgrounds

46: It Started With Neopets (feat. Joshua Sortino)
01:11:30
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:11:30
46: It Started With Neopets (feat. Joshua Sortino)

Today we caught up with Josh Sortino, designer at Teespring, startup advisor and photographer. We chat about design and communication, the design world in San Francisco, photography and how designers can get a seat at the table.

If you missed it, we recently announced Spec, a new podcast network for designers and developers! We hope you'll check it out and follow @specfm on Twitter for new shows and updates!

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Show Notes:

4:00 - What are you working on right now?

9:00 - How did you start advising startups?

20:00 - How did you get into photography?

30:00 - What do you do outside of work?

40:00 - Design + Communication

45: Year of the Snail (feat. Elle Luna)
01:09:37
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:09:37
45: Year of the Snail (feat. Elle Luna)

It's time for a break from the normal conversations we have here on Design Details; today we stepped back to try and see the bigger picture with Elle Luna. Elle is a writer, designer, artist, entrepreneur and life adventurer, and in this episode she helps us navigate some of the bigger questions in our lives and in our careers.

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Show Notes:

5:00 - What are you working on?

14:00 - We chat about design, art and utility.

41:00 - More about side projects and careers

44: Everything is a Beta (feat. Haraldur Thorleifsson)
01:03:25
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:03:25
44: Everything is a Beta (feat. Haraldur Thorleifsson)

For episode 44 we caught up with Haraldur Thorleifsson, a designer and agency founder leading the amazing team at UENO. In this show we chat about Haraldur's background and journey to starting UENO, the state of web design, Apple Watch, burnout and more.

We recently announced Spec, a new podcast network for designers and developers! We hope you'll check it out and follow @specfm on Twitter for new shows and updates!

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Show Notes:

5:00 - What are you working on?

13:00 - How did you get big clients as a freelancer?

22:00 - Is the web becoming a series of boxes?

35:00 - What's your toolkit these days?

40:00 We chat UENO, Apple Watch, burnout and more

43: Freedom Juice (feat. Jon Gold)
01:16:01
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:16:01
43: Freedom Juice (feat. Jon Gold)

Today we caught up with Jon Gold, an immensely talented and thoughtful designer making things at The Grid. In this show we chat about functional CSS, skeuomorphism and aesthetics, going to design school and the latest products from Apple.

Last week we also announced Spec, a new podcast network for designers and developers! We hope you'll check it out and follow @specfm on Twitter for new shows and updates!

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Show Notes:

4:00 - Miller High Life and Harleys

8:00 - What are you working on right now?

18:00 - Jon shares his approach to functional CSS

39:00 - Are you working on mobile projects?

41:00 - Skeuomorphism

46:00 - Design school

55:00 - Are you working on any side projects?

57:00 - We chat Apple Music, Material Design, Apple Watch

42: Lonely T-Rex (feat. Sebastien Gabriel and Jean-Marc Denis)
01:14:27
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:14:27
42: Lonely T-Rex (feat. Sebastien Gabriel and Jean-Marc Denis)

This week we finally caught up with our friends at Google, Jean-Marc Denis and Sebastien Gabriel. In this episode we chat Material Design, designing invisible interfaces, current design tools and moving from France to the US.

Last week we also announced Spec, a new podcast network for designers and developers! We hope you'll check it out and follow @specfm on Twitter for new shows and updates!

If you have feedback or suggestions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm!

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Show Notes:

5:00 - What are you working on?

14:00 - We chat about designing interfaces.

35:00 - What design tools do you use?

46:00 - On designing error pages.

52:00 - We dig into Jean-Marc and Sebastien's backgrounds.

41: Heart For You (feat. Marshall Bock and Michael Schultz)
01:27:44
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:27:44
41: Heart For You (feat. Marshall Bock and Michael Schultz)

It's been a week since Apple Music launched giving us the perfect reason to have a round-table discussion about the new app with Marshall Bock and Michael Schultz. We bounce around this episode sharing our thoughts on Apple Music and streaming services in general - we hope you have fun listening!

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Show Notes:

5:00 - So Apple Music came out...

40: Ace of Bass (feat. Gabe Valdivia and Kyle Ryan)
01:09:36
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:09:36
40: Ace of Bass (feat. Gabe Valdivia and Kyle Ryan)

Today we sat down with Gabe Valdivia and Kyle Ryan to talk about design at Facebook, the progress of their side project, Peek, and the value of obviousness in design.

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Show Notes:

4:00 - What are you working on?

20:00 - We dig more into Peek

48:00 - How do you recruit an engineer to help you build a project?

39: YoTube (feat. Mike Essl)
01:19:15
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:19:15
39: YoTube (feat. Mike Essl)

On this episode we caught up with Mike Essl: designer, artist, Mr. T memorabilia collector. We talk about Mike's personal story as a designer, Cooper Union, and yes, we chat comics.

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Show Notes:

2:30 - What are you working on right now?

5:00 - F'ing Sandman

8:00 - Essl shares his other projects

14:00 - How do you balance your time with all these projects?

22:00 - Why did you ignore everone's advice to not go to art school?

41:00 - Mike's dream work

1:06:00 - What are you taking back from San Francisco?

1:10:00 - What's the difference between design and art?

38: Electronic Parties (feat. Geoff Teehan)
01:08:47
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:08:47
38: Electronic Parties (feat. Geoff Teehan)

For episode 38, we were joined by Geoff Teehan, a super-talented Canadian designer who is at least partially responsible for several of our favorite products. He has not only worked on some amazing projects for companies like Medium, Google, and now Facebook - he has also built some really great resources for designers.

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Show Notes:

3:50 - What are you working on?

6:20 - How do you see the trend of designers moving from small agencies to product companies?

10:00 - Getting work and creating products as an agency

40:00 - How did you get into design?

50:00 - Talking about the Apple Watch... again.

58:00 - Why Facebook?

37: Crisper Articulation (feat. Julie Zhuo)
00:56:12
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 00:56:12
37: Crisper Articulation (feat. Julie Zhuo)

For episode 37, we were lucky enough to get to spend some time with Julie Zhuo! We're both huge fans of her writing on Medium and the way she thinks about design and especially that she shares that with the entire community.

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Show Notes:

3:50 - What are you working on?

9:15 - What have been the hardest parts of scaling a design team?

14:50 - The Year of the Looking Glass

22:00 - What keeps you excited about working at Facebook?

24:30 - How is design perceived inside Facebook?

36:30 - How are products designed at Facebook?

51:00 - What do you want to do next?

36: 10x (feat. Meng To)
01:09:02
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:09:02
36: 10x (feat. Meng To)

For episode 36, we got to spend some time with Meng To discussing what makes a great product, how to get started with design and development, and what it takes to build a thing. Meng's an incredibly talented creator and we're grateful he was able to take a break from helping people get started in our industry to hang out with us for an hour or so!

In case you haven't noticed, we were nominated for Podcast of the Year at The Net Awards! There's about 2 weeks left and we would love it if you'd take a minute to vote for us!

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Show Notes:

4:00 - What Meng's working on

9:30 - What are you excited about in design?

15:00 - Should designers write production code?

24:30 - Creating free content vs paid content

32:00 - WWDC expectations

35:00 - Global differences in design/dev culture

40:30 - Learning development and gaming as a gateway to the tech industry

50:30 - The elements of a really compelling product

55:00 - Don't give up. Just do something crazy.

35: Senate Design Overcommittee (feat. Noah Stokes)
01:03:51
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:03:51
35: Senate Design Overcommittee (feat. Noah Stokes)

For episode 35, we finally convinced the Motherfuton himself, Mr. Noah Stokes, to come hang with us for a bit and talk about lazy web design, ornamentation vs utility, design education and so much more. It was super fun to pick his brain for an hour or so and he brought up some frequently overlooked shortcomings of how we build the web today.

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Show Notes:

4:30 - What Noah's working on

6:30 - Moving from client services to an in-house design team

16:45 - Life before BOLD and how Apple has changed

28:15 - How responsive design made the web boring

46:00 - UI for pure utility vs UI ornamentation

50:00 - Web education and regulation

34: Second Shift (feat. Allison House)
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34: Second Shift (feat. Allison House)

This week we hopped on a call with the one-and-only Allison House! Allison currently lives in Austin, exploring her way through 3D art and design - in this episode we chat about her background in design, her transition into 3D and what she's excited for in the future. We're also in the running for Podcast of the Year!

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Show Notes:

3:00 - What in the world are you working on?

9:00 - Have you felt new clarity after leaving SF?

11:00 - What got you started in design?

19:00 - Why Dropbox?

20:00 - How do you identify the next place to grow as a designer?

22:00 - Allison shares her process for the Tweedy video.

28:00 - How do you incorporate expression into design?

30:00 - What are other products you're excited about right now?

35:00 - What's your take on the state of Dribbble and design credibility?

39:00 - Allison explains her learning process.

44:00 - What's the big picture goal for you as an artist and designer?

47:00 - What are the common struggles for designers moving from freelance to full time?

33: The Rusty Theorem (feat. Marc Edwards & Russell Ivanovic)
01:09:36
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33: The Rusty Theorem (feat. Marc Edwards & Russell Ivanovic)

The epic conclusion of our first ever two-parter! Marc and Russell were kind enough to come back for round two to discuss Apple's WWDC Keynote, Marc's weird workflows, optical alignment, PDF assets and more!

We're also in the running for Podcast of the Year! If you're enjoying the show, we'd love your support - vote for Design Details!

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Show Notes:

4:00 - "What'd you think of the Apple Keynote?"

20:30 - Marc's shameful admission

25:00 - iOS announcements

30:00 - Open Source Swift and the only hardware announcement at WWDC

34:00 - iOS Usability

38:30 - Apple Music

49:30 - Optical Alignment

57:00 - PDF Assets on iOS

32: Dethrone Marco (feat. Russell Ivanovic and Marc Edwards)
01:01:20
2017-11-15 08:30:52 UTC 01:01:20
32: Dethrone Marco (feat. Russell Ivanovic and Marc Edwards)

It's WWDC week, and this time we're catching up with Russell Ivanovic and Marc Edwards, both founders of independent app development companies in Australia. We spent this hour chatting about Google I/O, iOS, Material Design and more. We're also in the running for Podcast of the Year!

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Show Notes:

2:00 - What're you working on?

5:00 - How did you two meet?

8:00 - How do you see your companies growing in the next few years?

12:00 - We chat Android design.

16:00 - What are your reactions to the announcements from Google I/O?

20:00 - We get Marc's thoughts on Yosemite + iOS.

28:00 - And Russell shares his thoughts on Material Design.

33:00 - How does Material Design cascade down to Android Wear?

36:00 - We share our opinions on the latest hardware changes, like force touch and haptic feedback.

48:00 - Russell busts the Android fragmentation misconception.

31: Jaded People (feat. Caleb Davenport & Sam Soffes)
01:11:45
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31: Jaded People (feat. Caleb Davenport & Sam Soffes)

This week we caught up with Caleb Davenport and Sam Soffes to chat about the latest Google I/O announcements, our upcoming WWDC wish list, OSX and iOS design and more. We're also in the running for Podcast of the Year!

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Show Notes:

3:00 - We catch up on the latest news from Google I/O.

9:00 - You don't have to worry about pixels anymore.

12:00 - We try not to complain the whole episode.

21:00 - We try again - this time digging into upcoming WWDC announcements.

41:00 - We chat about Apple TV design and what we might build.

52:00 - But what are we excited about?

1:00:00 - Our WWDC wishlist.

30: Rewarding Holding Experience (feat. Didi Medina)
01:04:32
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30: Rewarding Holding Experience (feat. Didi Medina)

This episode, we geeked out with Didi Medina over photography and music - and we still found time to dig into his origin story a bit.

We were nominated for Podcast of the Year at The Net Awards and would very much appreciate a vote!

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Show Notes:

2:30 - What Didi's working on... and where he started.

21:10 - Cultural Differences between NYC & SF and making the move to California

37:30 - Starting your own company and future goals

42:30 - Working on physical products, getting away from work, and improving yourself

29: Bananagrams (feat. Ryan Putnam & Nick Slater)
01:01:40
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29: Bananagrams (feat. Ryan Putnam & Nick Slater)

In this episode of Design Details we had the pleasure of catching up with Ryan Putnam and returning-guest Nick Slater! We chat about illustration, designing a company culture, mixing mediums and finding our spirit animals.

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Show Notes:

1:00 - What are you working on right now?

5:00 - We discover our spirit animals.

7:00 - Ryan shares more about his background in illustration.

10:00 - Nick and Ryan share more about their design setups.

13:00 - How does one begin learning illustration? What is product illustration?

21:00 - We talk about design within Dropbox and Palantir and how it impacts culture.

31:00 - A brief divergence into DBZ and comics.

33:00 - Where do you come up with all of your ideas for illustration and design?

44:00 - We learn more about freelancing and how it compares to big company work.

54:00 - Do you have plans for sharing more of your process as blog posts?

57:00 - What's the next step in your career?

28: #TeamOneCircle (feat. Michael Schultz)
01:21:47
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28: #TeamOneCircle (feat. Michael Schultz)

This week we caught up with Michael Schultz, a designer living in San Francisco tackling one of the hardest design problems out there: health and medicine. We chat all about the problems he faces designing in the medical world, how to launch and market side projects and we end with a healthy debate about designer job titles.

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Show Notes:

3:00 - Michael fills us in on what he's working on.

11:00 - We dig into Michael's background and introduction to the medical world.

24:00 - Michael and Bryn worked on a side project together, Privatize.

35:00 - Michael has strong opinions about Product Hunt.

41:00 - How did you market your personal apps pre-Product Hunt?

48:00 - Michael shares how he designed Iodine to be a place that makes data understandable and easy to use.

1:03:00 - How do you define different design roles? Bryn and Brian debate.

1:12:00 - We discuss designers who code and developers who design.

27: Socialist Design (feat. Kim Bost & Cap Watkins)
01:15:05
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27: Socialist Design (feat. Kim Bost & Cap Watkins)

Last week Kim and Cap were in SF for the week and dropped by to record another fun episode of Design Details! We chat about what it's like to be married to a designer, how to hire designers and how to overcome the biggest challenges design managers face.

If you have feedback or suggestions please don't hesitate to reach us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm or email us directly!

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Show Notes:

1:00 - We touch base with Cap and Kim.

6:00 - Cap fills us in on the latest news at BuzzFeed.

9:00 - What's it like being married to another designer?

18:00 - How do you keep a growing product design team in sync?

38:00 - What are the biggest challenges for new design managers?

44:00 - How do hire designers?

55:00 - How do you divide up design roles?

1:02:00 - Cap and Kim share what they're excited about in design.

26: Beep Beep I Like Ferns Beep (feat. Sebastiaan De With)
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26: Beep Beep I Like Ferns Beep (feat. Sebastiaan De With)

This week we sat down with Sebastiaan de With to chat about everything design (and motorcycles)! We caught up on his evolving career in design, what it's like building a new agency, how to work with international clients and the power of giving design resources away for free.

If you have feedback or suggestions please don't hesitate to reach us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm or email us directly!

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Show Notes:

3:00 - We catch up with Sebastiaan on what he's up to.

14:00 - We dig a bit further into SDW's past work as a designer.

21:00 - We learn a little bit more about the Apple design process.

23:00 - SDW shares more about his personal branding and background as a young designer.

32:00 - How did you end up moving to California?

41:00 - Circling back around to some of SDW's current projects.

47:00 - Not a lot of designers can separate from their work this much.

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53:00 - What kind of designer do you consider yourself?

25: Arbitrary Head Chef (feat. Danny Trinh & Chris Kalani)
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25: Arbitrary Head Chef (feat. Danny Trinh & Chris Kalani)

This episode, we had two designers building their own companies by building some awesome products that we're super excited about - Chris Kalani of Wake and Danny Trinh from Free. We took a bunch of questions from people watching on Periscope and these guys have some great energy which lead to a fantastic conversation and some "real talk"!

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Show Notes:

3:30 - Danny and Chris tell us about their current projects

12:00 - The best ways to learn design and the fear of sharing things

27:00 - Super Smash Bros. rosters and Pokemon as a game for designers

30:00 - Leveling up your UI and your career

45:00 - Dumb titles and how to divide up design roles on a team

50:00 - Listener Questions

24: Open Source Religion (feat. Kevin Rose)
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24: Open Source Religion (feat. Kevin Rose)

This week we sat down with Kevin Rose - he's a designer, product creator and venture capitalist who has had a prolific presence in the tech community for several years. We chat about the things he's loving right now, watch culture, health and cooking, hiring and so much more!

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Show Notes:

5:00 - We catch up on Kevin's latest projects.

11:00 - Kevin shares more about his journey at Google+.

18:00 - We learn more about what working at Google Ventures was like.

23:00 - Where do you fall on the line of product or design?

26:00 - What are the startups you're really excited about right now?

30:00 - We talk watches.

34:00 - What do you bring back from outside of the US into the product and design world?

43:00 - Do you feel like you've gotten out of the rat race of the tech world?

46:00 - Flashback to Kevin's past roles in the media world.

48:00 - How do you spot that in the hiring process?

54:00 - Why do all the podcasts and shows?

57:00 - Would you encourage everyone to come to SF/Silicon Valley?

59:00 - We diverge, briefly, to chat about tattoos, Tokyo and cooking.

1:02:00 - A fake-out ending, we hear what Kevin is into these days.

1:12:00 - We talk health, nutrition and religion.

23: Brains are Stupid (feat. Christophe Tauziet, Jeremy Goldberg, and George Kedenburg)
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23: Brains are Stupid (feat. Christophe Tauziet, Jeremy Goldberg, and George Kedenburg)

This was the most impromptu episode we've ever done. We were just out to dinner with these guys and we were having so much fun debating design things that we decided to record our first-ever 3-guest episode. We made a lot of references to George and Jeremy's last episode - so definitely go check that out. This was a really fun episode for us - hopefully it is for you too!

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Show Notes:

4:00 - Apple's product strategy

16:00 - Modern services and stupid brains

30:00 - May predictions and how designers work (We recorded the show in mid-April)

52:00 - Designing original things and what makes a good brand

01:02:00 - Movie Talk

22: Poor Man's Pokemon (feat. Cennydd Bowles)
01:07:26
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22: Poor Man's Pokemon (feat. Cennydd Bowles)

This week we caught up with Cennydd Bowles over Skype for a truly fascinating discussion about cross-OS design, the future of wearables, what it means to be a junior vs. senior designer, and why sound design will be the next big trend.

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Show Notes:

5:00 - What are you working on these days? How did you get started at Twitter?

16:00 - We talk mobile design, Windows and the OS landscape.

27:00 - Cennydd has more experience with wearables than most.

36:00 - What are your hunches about the future of design for wearables?

39:00 - Cennydd shares his thoughts on the toxic MVP.

48:00 - Thoughts on the process of creation and iteration, junior vs. senior designers.

21: Startup Lubricant (feat. Bin Chen)
01:13:32
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21: Startup Lubricant (feat. Bin Chen)

This episode, we talked tea with Boba Guys and Tea People co-founder Bin Chen! He's had one of the most unique design careers we've ever heard of and he tells a really great story - which made this episode especially fun for us. Hopefully, you'll dig it too!

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Show Notes:

3:30 - Beer!

5:00 - What are you working on?

15:30 - Tea People and Boba Guys' Culture

26:30 - Differences between digital design and brick and mortar

37:00 - How Bin got into design...

53:00 - Generalism vs Specialty

59:00 - Managing vs Individual Contribution

1:07:00 - Scaling in digital vs physical space

20: Soft Computer Hands (feat. Dustin Senos)
01:01:03
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20: Soft Computer Hands (feat. Dustin Senos)

This week we caught up with Dustin Senos, the lead designer at Medium for the past 3 years who has spent his professional career traversing the worlds of design and engineering. We dig into Dustin's background and how design has shaped Medium into the product it is today.

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Show Notes:

2:00 - Dustin tells us about his transitions between engineering and design.

7:00 - Should designers code?

11:00 - How did you end up at Medium?

17:00 - How was Medium approached as a design challenge?

21:00 - How would you describe the aesthetic of Medium today? How did the agency work shape that aesthetic?

30:00 - We chat about the culture at Medium and their experience with holacracy

43:00 - We diverge into a chat about diversity in design.

45:00 - How did you approach hiring at Medium?

19: Super-Dinky Hodinkee (feat. Caleb Davenport and Jake Marsh)
00:51:31
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19: Super-Dinky Hodinkee (feat. Caleb Davenport and Jake Marsh)

This episode, we dug into our concerns after all the Apple Watch reviews came out with a couple of our favorite iOS developers: Caleb Davenport and Jake Marsh. This episode was completely ridiculous and fun (even moreso if you caught the Periscope livestream featuring the inimitable Marc Hemeon). We discuss the models that each of us pre-ordered as well as Amazon Dash and our most-hoped-for features of the Apple Watch when it finally comes out!

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4:00 - We discuss the Apple Watch pre-orders

9:00 - California vs Not California

13:00 - Technical Difficulties of the Apple Watch

21:00 - Amazon Dash

23:30 - ...aaaaaand back to the Watch

18: Kleenex Testers (feat. Stone Librande)
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18: Kleenex Testers (feat. Stone Librande)

This week we broke up our regular string of web designer guests to chat with Stone Librande, lead designer at Riot Games. Stone was also the lead designer of Diablo 3, SimCity and Spore; he's an incredibly talented creator who shared so much insight with us on this episode of Design Details!

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Show Notes:

6:00 - We catch up with Stone on his current work as a game designer.

9:00 - Stone shares his journey to becoming a game designer.

20:00 - Stone shares some of the more specific challenges he's faces as a game designer.

24:00 - You also build lots of physical games?

28:00 - What has been your favorite game to design?

54:00 - Stone talks about the games he's enjoying at the moment.

57:00 - How do feel about the broader trend of DLC and in-app purchases?

1:07:00 - Stone shares his thoughts on virtual reality and augmented realitigy games.

17: Ptotes Pterodactyl (feat. Divya Manian & Bradee Evans)
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17: Ptotes Pterodactyl (feat. Divya Manian & Bradee Evans)

This week we hung out with Divya Manian and Bradee Evans from the Photoshop team at Adobe. This was a really, really fun episode to record and Divya and Bradee were amazing guests. We got to talk about everything from important issues around diversity to just making dumb jokes about pterodactyls and unicorns. We hope you enjoy it half as much as we enjoyed recording it.

If you have feedback or suggestions please don't hesitate to reach us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm or email us directly!

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Show Notes:

2:00 - Bradee's Second Career & Explicit Ratings for Podcasts

4:00 - What's up with female representation in tech?

7:30 - Making mistakes in big products

16:00 - "Uncle Photoshop"

20:00 - What's it like working on Photoshop?

27:00 - Working on Web Standards

38:00 - Sketch's effect on how Photoshop is built

55:00 - Why diversity is important for creativity

58:00 - Art vs Design

59:30 - Maintaining confidence when putting out an important tool to a large audience

1:03:30 - Quirks: Sketch vs Photoshop

1:11:30 - Running out of keyboard shortcuts and the move from hardware to software

1:15:00 - Magic UI

16: Extravagant Shallowness (feat. Khoi Vinh)
01:07:29
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16: Extravagant Shallowness (feat. Khoi Vinh)

This week we caught up with Khoi Vinh, an insightful and talented designer making Wildcard in New York City. In this Skype chat we talked about designing for the tablet, honesty on the web and how Khoi manages to maintain so many projects!

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Show Notes:

5:00 - We catch up with Khoi and chat about his current project, Wildcard.

9:00 - Khoi tells us more about the specifics of designing at Wildcard, including why cards are the future of the web.

15:00 - How have you become such a prolific design writer?

20:00 - We learn a bit more about the process behind How They Got There.

26:00 - Khoi's also busy on other side projects and explorations - we learn more.

32:00 - What are the possibilities for tablets that are still untapped?

37:00 - We chat about what it means to be honest on the web.

47:00 - Khoi tells us about how he shares content and thinks about having a large following on Twitter.

15: Her Left Me (feat. Jeremy Goldberg and George Kedenburg)
01:02:39
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15: Her Left Me (feat. Jeremy Goldberg and George Kedenburg)

This is our first time to have a second episode scheduled for the week! We're excited to try out this new format, kicking things off with two guests: Jeremy Goldberg and George Kedenburg. We chat about design at Facebook, their journeys as designers and how they're growing within such a large organization!

If you have feedback or suggestions please don't hesitate to reach us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm or email us directly!

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Show Notes:

1:00 - A beautiful story of a Periscope party.

5:00 - We catch up on the announcements at F8 and what's coming with 3rd party apps.

8:00 - What is the design process like for a product with 600 million users?

  • "Get real time shipping updates on your phone. Send to Messenger."

15:00 - So React Native is a thing!

18:00 - George shares what it's like to work at Parse, a startup-like culture within Facebook.

22:00 - Facebook just moved into a new office!

27:00 - Jared and George share some of their personal stories with us.

36:00 - George chat with Terry Crews on Twitter...

45:00 - Do you worry about feature bloat in Messenger?

51:00 - Jeremy shares his experiences with designing interactions and animations at Google.

55:00 - How are you pushing yourself to be a better designer every day?

14: Unless You're Dumb (feat. Jared Erondu)
01:21:22
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14: Unless You're Dumb (feat. Jared Erondu)

This week we hung out with Jared Erondu, a designer well-known for his work at Lift, Omada Health, The Industry and his current role as Creative Director at Teespring. We covered a lot of ground – from the future of user interfaces to donuts to whether or not “UX designer” should be a job title anymore!

This was a great conversation and, for the first time ever, we have another one coming on Thursday where we discuss the announcements from the F8 conference with Facebook designers Jeremy Goldberg and George Kedenburg!

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Show Notes:

4:00 - We catch up with Jared and the latest projects he's working on!

10:00 - Jared tells us about his journey of becoming a designer.

20:00 - How did The Industry become so popular?

31:00 - What do you think of Apple's first-party apps?

32:00 - We talk about designers getting a seat at the table.

42:00 - What was it like moving from the East Coast to San Francisco?

50:00 - We dig a bit deeper into some of Jared's previous roles in design

1:00:00 - Donuts!

1:05:00 - Jared talks about a secret agenda...

1:11:00 - What does it mean to be a creative director?

13: Eating Horse (feat. Maurice Woods)
01:21:09
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13: Eating Horse (feat. Maurice Woods)

We had an amazing conversation this week with Maurice "Mo" Woods, a senior visual designer at Yahoo and founder of the Inneract Project. We chat about what he's doing in design education, diversity in design and how his background as a pro basketball player has served him in his career as a designer.

If you have feedback or suggestions please don't hesitate to reach us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm or email us directly!

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Show Notes:

14:00 - We learn more about Mo's interest in design education for kids.

20:00 - Mo gets into the details of what's going on at Inneract and why it's so important.

37:00 - Want to help with the Inneract Project? They need your help.

57:00 - The real reason design is so important for kids in underserved communities.

1:03:00 - We chat about diversity in design, tech and the hiring process.

1:12:00 - Where are all the designers of color?

12: Topsoil Decisions (feat. Ryan Sims)
01:16:38
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12: Topsoil Decisions (feat. Ryan Sims)

This past week we sat down with Ryan Sims, the former head of design at Rdio. We caught up with him about his latest career change as he heads to Adobe, what it was like growing the design team at Rdio and what it means to have a design mentor.

This was an insightful episode, and we hope you all enjoy! If you have feedback or suggestions please don't hesitate to reach us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm or email us directly!

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Show Notes:

3:00 - We catch up with Ryan on his latest adventures in funemployment.

9:00 - a mispronunciation kicks off a backstory of Ryan's journey at Rdio.

15:00 - A brief diversion into Ryan's latest music.

18:00 - We chat branding, Vdio and working at a music startup.

21:00 - Ryan explains his path to get into Rdio and how he managed a growing design team.

42:00 - The two traits that Ryan looks for in a designer.

53:00 - Ryan explains his views on design mentors and why he wished he'd had one.

1:06:00 - How do you navigate a career transition?

11: Artisanal Fitness (feat. Erika Hall)
01:19:39
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11: Artisanal Fitness (feat. Erika Hall)

This week we caught up with Erika Hall, co-founder of Mule Design and author of Just Enough Research. We dive deep into a handful of topics, from user research to gender in tech, from the Apple Watch to the evolution of San Francisco culture - we had a lot of fun recording this one!

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Show Notes:

3:00 - We catch up with Erika to learn about design research.

8:00 - What are some of the myths of design and research?

16:00 - Has Mule ever considered launching original products?

1:17:00 - Plugs!

Bonus Episode: Apple Watch Watch 2015
00:48:19
2017-11-15 08:30:53 UTC 00:48:19
Bonus Episode: Apple Watch Watch 2015

Today we're excited to release a special bonus episode of the Design Details Podcast! After today's Apple Watch event we grabbed Sam Soffes to chat about the implications for us as designers and what the watch means for app design going into the future.

This is our first "bonus episode" and we'd love to hear your thoughts! We're excited to explore more weekly episodes in the future but we want to make sure we get the content and format just right. If you have feedback or suggestions on this style, give us a shout on Twitter at @designdetailsfm!

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10: Tiny Nuggets of Delight (feat. Tim Van Damme)
01:09:25
2017-11-15 08:30:53 UTC 01:09:25
10: Tiny Nuggets of Delight (feat. Tim Van Damme)

This week we caught up with Tim Van Damme, an amazing designer who has been a part of some of our favorite products including Instagram and Dropbox. For this hour we chat about Tim's past experience in design, working on Mailbox, Dribbble and the future of design/technology. We had a lot of fun with this show and we hope you all enjoy the conversation!

If you have feedback or suggestions please don't hesitate to reach us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm or email us directly!

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Tim on the Web:
Show Notes:

2:00 - We dig a bit into Tim's past interview experiences and first steps into the design world.

14:00 - Tim talks about taking breaks and disconnecting.

20:00 - What it's like working on Mailbox for Mac; Tim tells us about his personal style.

27:00 - We get into the ethos of UI design, talking about the details and emotional design.

37:00 - Let's talk Dribbble.

48:00 - We chat about the current state of user interfaces and what the next big leap will be.

55:00 - What will be the next breakthrough in input mechanisms?

1:03:00 - We chat about email as a communication method and what's next for Mailbox.

1:05:00

9: When Did the Marketing Department Get Here? (feat. Paul Stamatiou and Avi Cieplinski)
01:14:21
2017-11-15 08:30:53 UTC 01:14:21
9: When Did the Marketing Department Get Here? (feat. Paul Stamatiou and Avi Cieplinski)

For Episode 9, we had our first chat with two guests! This time we caught up with Paul Stamatiou and Avi Cieplinski from the Photo and Video Team at Twitter. We covered a lot this week - chatting about prototyping, wearables, design process and what it's like to work at Twitter and Apple!

If you have feedback or suggestions please don't hesitate to reach us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm or email us directly!

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Paul on the Web:
Avi on the Web:
Show Notes:

2:00 - We sat down with Paul and Avi to chat about what they've been working on.

6:00 - The importance of sharing the design process in public.

16:00 - We dive a bit deeper into prototyping at big tech companies.

21:00 - We dig a bit into Paul's background as a designer.

53:00 - The conversation makes a quick transition into past startups and fun Twitter spin-off products.

1:00:00 - Do you have a design philosophy?

1:07:00 - We dig into some of the hiring processes in place at Twitter.

8: Deathly Allergic to Avocado (feat. Chloe Park)
01:16:14
2017-11-15 08:30:53 UTC 01:16:14
8: Deathly Allergic to Avocado (feat. Chloe Park)

Episode 8 everyone! This week we sat down with the lovely Chloe Park, an experience designer making things happen at OpenTable. We chat about everything from the design process at OpenTable to Chloe's biggest problems with relationships in tech. This was a fun episode for us to record and we hope you enjoy it!

If you have feedback or suggestions please don't hesitate to reach us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm or email us directly!

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Chloe Park on the Web:
Show Notes:

2:00 - We catch up with Chloe on everything she's working on at OpenTable.

7:00 - What's the design process at OpenTable?

23:00 - Chloe shares a "project" she's working on...

7: VP of Unnecessary Redesign (feat. Cap Watkins)
01:16:58
2017-11-15 08:30:53 UTC 01:16:58
7: VP of Unnecessary Redesign (feat. Cap Watkins)

This week we caught up with Cap Watkins, the recently-appointed VP of design at BuzzFeed. We picked Cap's brain about hiring designers, A/B testing, beard-growing, East Coast design and more. Oh, and robo-horses!

If you have feedback or suggestions please don't hesitate to reach us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm or email us directly!

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Cap Watkins on the Web:
Show Notes:

02:00 - Cap tells us what he's been up to lately.

03:00 - We explore life as a designer on the East Coast.

11:30 - Cap Watkins: VP of Unnecessary Redesign.

15:00 - We explore a bit about the hiring decisions being made at BuzzFeed.

18:00 - What prototyping tools are you using?

28:30 - What does it mean to be a VP of design?

32:00 - We learn some management advice for designers.

37:00 - We get down with some chef biographies.

52:00 - We get back to the biggest challenges of hiring designers and some of the most common mistakes people make when applying for a design job.

59:00 - Cap shares his process as a designer.

1:09:00 - Winding things down, here's where you can find Cap.

6: Down the Stuffed Rabbit Hole (feat. Marissa Louie)
00:56:12
2017-11-15 08:30:53 UTC 00:56:12
6: Down the Stuffed Rabbit Hole (feat. Marissa Louie)

This week we hung out with Marissa Louie - a rather prolific designer, activist, and creator who has worked on many of our favorite products at places like Apple, Yahoo, Ness Computing, and Wanelo, among others. We discussed everything from teddy bears to social justice - and the profound impact of emotional design.

If you have feedback or suggestions please don't hesitate to reach us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm or email us directly!

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Show Notes:

01:05 - Marissa's "Origin Story"

15:45 - How did you transition into building stuffed animals?

30:00 - What's a product with a really great experience?

32:00 - Bringing emotion to data-driven products

35:00 - Designers Guild

44:00 - How can designers best help people?

52:00 - BearBear + charity

5: Squeeze in Some Meat with Your Candy (feat. Gabriel Valdivia)
01:03:56
2017-11-15 08:30:53 UTC 01:03:56
5: Squeeze in Some Meat with Your Candy (feat. Gabriel Valdivia)

This week we had a chat with Gabriel Valdivia, a Product Designer at Facebook. He's a close friend and a remarkable designer best known for his work at Automatic. We had a great time chatting about a lot of Gabe's favorite things - from prototyping to Serial to meat/candy hybrids.

If you have feedback or suggestions please don't hesitate to reach us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm or email us directly!

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Show Notes:

01:45 - Gabe tells us about his upcoming Facebook adventure in London

05:45 - Does the design culture at Facebook encourage bold new ideas?

07:05 - Gabe shares about his transition from startup life to big corporation

17:30 - We learn a bit more about Facebook's latest experimental apps

25:00 - What are the prototyping tools being used at Facebook?

37:00 - How do you design an emotional experience?

45:00 - Jay did it

60:00 - Gabe shares about a meaningful mentor in his life

4: Meatspace User Onboarding (feat. Kristy Tillman)
00:56:54
2017-11-15 08:30:53 UTC 00:56:54
4: Meatspace User Onboarding (feat. Kristy Tillman)

This week we caught up with Kristy Tillman, a former designer at IDEO who now leads the design charge at Society of Grownups. We had a great time chatting across a huge range of topics, from diversity in tech to meatspace user onboarding!

If you have feedback or suggestions please don't hesitate to reach us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm or email us directly!

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Show Notes:

00:00 - We catch up with Kristy about what she's working on

07:00 - We explore some of Kristy's work in helping marginalized communities, including why there's less diversity in tech

15:30 - Kristy adds context to explaining why there are fewer prominent female designers

19:00 - We circled back around to talk about Kristy's current work at Society of Grownups

36:30 - Kristy explains some of the challenges in hiring for designers and developers on the East Coast

3: I'm Tired of Looking at Apps (feat. Wilson Miner)
01:02:41
2017-11-15 08:30:53 UTC 01:02:41
3: I'm Tired of Looking at Apps (feat. Wilson Miner)

Another Monday means another episode of Design Details! This week we caught up with Wilson Miner, an insanely thoughtful and talented designer well-known for his work at Apple, Rdio and Facebook.

In this episode we talked with Wilson about game design, his favorite products and more - we hope you enjoy the show! If you have feedback or suggestions please don't hesitate to reach us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm or email us directly (designdetailsfm@gmail.com)

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Show Notes:

2:00

3:00

Games - Hearthstone - TableFlip14:10 - Framer - Quartz Composer - Content Generator Sketch Plugin - Parse - George Kedenburg's piece on prototyping with Parse and Framer - Paintcode (mistakenly called "Codepaint") - Origami - Unreal Engine - Blueprints Visual Scripting - Pixate

27:00

34:00

37:00

42:00

49:00

53:00

55:00

1:01:00 - Don't let the frustration own you

1:01:50 - There are no dream jobs

2: So Vanilla (feat. Nick Slater)
01:50:10
2017-11-15 08:30:53 UTC 01:50:10
2: So Vanilla (feat. Nick Slater)

Here we go, episode two of the Design Details Podcast! This week we caught up with Nick Slater, an insanely talented designer and illustrator doing wonderful work at Palantir. We had a lot of fun recording this show and we really think you'll enjoy it!

Full Disclosure: this episode is a bit longer and does have some strong language.

As always, if you have feedback or suggestions please don't hesitate to reach us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm or email us directly!

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Show Notes:

0:05:45 - We dig back into Nick's origins - corgi conversations ensue.

0:07:00 - We start digging into Nick's journey to joining Palantir.

0:28:00 - What's it like working with a quickly-growing team of designers?

0:37:00 - Why is there such a huge focus on investing in illustrators at tech companies?

1:00:00 - Exploring the many Lord of the Rings inside jokes at Palantir.

1:10:30 - Adventure Time

1:12:00 - Dribbble and Nick's lack of online presence.

1:20:50 - Nick's motivation for working hard to succeed.

1:26:00 - Nick's current projects

1: How Nerdy of an Answer Do You Want? (feat. Sam Soffes)
00:59:28
2017-11-15 08:30:53 UTC 00:59:28
1: How Nerdy of an Answer Do You Want? (feat. Sam Soffes)

The first episode of Design Details has arrived! For our opening show, we sat down with designer and developer Sam Soffes to talk about his latest project (Whiskey), building in public, brag-driven development and his interest in working as a designer. This is our first episode and we're learning a lot! We'd love your feedback or suggestions - give a shout on Twitter, @designdetailsfm or send us a private email!

Sam Soffes on the Web:
Show Notes:

1:35 - We chat with Sam about his latest labor of love, Whiskey.

6:30 - We talk about some of Sam's older projects.

7:50 - Discussion about the difficulty selling apps, including Cheddar and Roon

11:15 - How do you balance freelancing with clients and building your own side projects?

12:10 - We dive a bit deeper into the challenges of building Whiskey - what's your product philosophy?

18:45 - Sam shares a brilliant product development hack.

22:33 - What does it take to design a text/markdown editor?

26:05 - Sam has built several photo apps; we dive into the process.

37:40 - We chat about Sam's motorcycle trip through South Africa

43:52 - Dan Cassaro for Deus

44:01 - Sam tells us about designing an onboarding experience in Litely

  • Litely
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50:50 - Sam talks about his move from development to design. Can taste be learned?

57:27 - We briefly chat about prototyping and the tools Sam uses.

0: Design Details Teaser
00:00:46
2017-11-15 08:30:53 UTC 00:00:46
0: Design Details Teaser

This is a little teaser recording for us to test our equipment, set up our feeds and get the website up and running. You can subscribe to the podcast by heading to http://designdetails.fm and following on iTunes, RSS or email! The first Design Details episode is coming January 5th, 2015 - stay posted!

226: Mood Lightning (feat. Rafael Conde)
01:12:34
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:12:34
226: Mood Lightning (feat. Rafael Conde)

Today we caught up with Rafael Conde, a designer at Netlify and co-host of the Layout podcast. In this episode we talk about our own existential crises, the paths of ICs and managers, Rafa's story and journey to design, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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Rafa on the Web:

225: D.D.P.D. (feat. Zach Johnston)
01:14:07
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:14:07
225: D.D.P.D. (feat. Zach Johnston)

Today we caught up with Zach Johnston, a designer currently working on the design system at Dropbox. In this episode we talk about design systems, the role of a design system team, Zach's journey to and within Dropbox, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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Zach on the Web:

224: Maybe It's The Carrots? (feat. Courtland Allen)
01:19:48
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:19:48
224: Maybe It's The Carrots? (feat. Courtland Allen)

Today we caught up with Courtland Allen, the creator of Indie Hackers. In this episode we dig into Courtland's background in engineering, design, and product building, how he ended up creating Indie Hackers, the journey to the Stripe acquisition, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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Courtland on the Web:

223: Demystified Denim (feat. Jessica Karle)
01:13:36
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:13:36
223: Demystified Denim (feat. Jessica Karle)

Today we caught up with Jess Karle, the head of digital design at Everlane. In this episode we dig into Jess's work at the intersection of retail and e-commerce, hiring a design team, navigating startups to big-co, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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Jess on the Web:

222: Almost as Good as Cheese (feat. Fiona Rolander)
01:09:45
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:09:45
222: Almost as Good as Cheese (feat. Fiona Rolander)

Today we caught up with Fiona Rolander, a designer currently doing work at Spotify. In this episode we dig into Fiona's journey to becoming a designer, the ups and downs of freelancing, nomading, cheese, and so much more!

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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Fiona on the Web:

221: Rate The Fire (feat. Chikezie Ejiasi)
01:12:03
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:12:03
221: Rate The Fire (feat. Chikezie Ejiasi)

Today we caught up with Chikezie Ejiasi, a designer currently working on Daydream at Google. In this episode we dig into building for VR, moving from softwared to hardware to virtual reality, design tooling, career navigation, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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Chikezie on the Web:

220: Turtle Tiles (feat. Melody Quintana)
01:04:28
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:04:28
220: Turtle Tiles (feat. Melody Quintana)

Today we caught up with Melody Quintana, a designer and writer currently working at Dropbox. In this episode we dive into Melody's work on Dropbox Home, moving from content strategy to design, finding the Goldilocks company size, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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Melody on the Web:

219: Artisanal Iceman (feat. Patrick Wong)
01:09:02
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:09:02
219: Artisanal Iceman (feat. Patrick Wong)

Today we caught up with Patrick Wong, a design manager currently working at Lyft. In this episode we dig into Patricks journey into design, transitioning into management, preserving culture as a design team scales, working with design systems, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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Patrick on the Web:

218: How Dutch Can I Go? (feat. Owen Williams)
01:17:46
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:17:46
218: How Dutch Can I Go? (feat. Owen Williams)

Today we caught up with Owen Williams, a writer, developer, marketer, and most recently, full-time freelancer. In this episode we dig into building side projects with profitability in mind, making the leap to freelancing, being a generalist, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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Owen on the Web:

217: Mystery Lifestyle (feat. Tyler Thompson)
01:13:51
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:13:51
217: Mystery Lifestyle (feat. Tyler Thompson)

Today we caught up with Tyler Thompson, a designer and artist currently working at Stripe in San Francisco. In this episode we dig into Tyler's background as an artist, creative direction, job titles, escaping tech, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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216: Topo Geeko (feat. John Rodriguez)
01:03:13
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:03:13
216: Topo Geeko (feat. John Rodriguez)

Today we caught up with John Rodriguez, aka J-Ro, a brand and marketing strategist currently working at Stage Two. In this episode we dig into the world of building hardware, brand and product marketing, working with early stage startups, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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J-Ro on the Web:

215: Shared Coolness Mood Board (feat. Salih Abdul-Karim)
01:02:53
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:02:53
215: Shared Coolness Mood Board (feat. Salih Abdul-Karim)

Today we caught up with Salih Abdul-Karim, an experience and motion designer at AirBnb and a member of the team that created Lottie, an open source tool to easily add animations to native apps. In this episode we dig into Salih's journey into motion design, moving from NYC to SF, freelancing versus big co work, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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214: Hot Weather Hugs (feat. Greyson MacAlpine)
01:11:58
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:11:58
214: Hot Weather Hugs (feat. Greyson MacAlpine)

Today we caught up with Greyson MacAlpine, a freelance designer currently working on Wild & Grey, a new creative studio. In this episode we dig into growing up, changing career paths, Greyson's road to design, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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Greyson on the Web:

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213: 5,000 Horsepower (feat. Will Peng)
01:11:09
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:11:09
213: 5,000 Horsepower (feat. Will Peng)

Today we caught up with Will Peng, a designer, investor, and co-founder of a new startup, Northstar. In this episode we talk about building a company, transitioning from design to VC, making the leap out of VC, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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Will on the Web:

212: Extreme Portfolio Makeover (feat. Conway Anderson)
01:17:34
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:17:34
212: Extreme Portfolio Makeover (feat. Conway Anderson)

Today we caught up with Conway Anderson, a designer and developer currently working on connecting designers and opportunities with a new, unreleased product. In this episode we dig into Conway's beginnings, finding design, hiring and getting hired, faking it, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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211: Sunshine In A Bag (feat. Mercedes Bazan)
01:01:07
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:01:07
211: Sunshine In A Bag (feat. Mercedes Bazan)

Today we caught up with Mercedes Bazan, a designer at Stripe by way of Argentina. In this episode we dig into Mechi's background, her journey into design, moving to the US, designing for print inside a high tech company, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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210: Did I Write This? (feat. Jules Forrest)
01:03:58
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:03:58
210: Did I Write This? (feat. Jules Forrest)

Today we caught up with Jules Forrest, a product designer making her way to Credit Karma by way of Sequoia, Medium, Optimizely, and more. In this episode we dig into Jules' background, building and launching side projects, discovering design systems, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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209: Charmander++ (feat. Brian Lovin & Bryn Jackson)
01:38:28
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:38:28
209: Charmander++ (feat. Brian Lovin & Bryn Jackson)

This week we caught up with...us. Over the last two and a half years people have asked us questions about our own backgrounds, our journeys into design, starting side projects, building companies, how we manage working with each other so much, and more. So today we spent a while talking it through - we hope you enjoy listening!

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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208: Say More Things (feat. Josh Brewer)
01:06:31
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:06:31
208: Say More Things (feat. Josh Brewer)

Today we caught up with Josh Brewer, the co-founder and CEO at Abstract, previously a principal designer at Twitter. In this episode we dig into the design tools ecosystem, how to launch a startup, social responsibility in product design, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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207: Livin' The Target Life (feat. Alex Estrada)
01:15:15
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:15:15
207: Livin' The Target Life (feat. Alex Estrada)

Today we caught up with Alex Estrada, a product designer living in Salt Lake City, currently working at Jane.com. In this episode we dig into Alex's background in design, navigating startup highs and lows, moving to new cities, building teams, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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206: Aspirational Open Mindedness (feat. Mills Baker)
01:46:28
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:46:28
206: Aspirational Open Mindedness (feat. Mills Baker)

Today we caught up with Mills Baker, a Design Manager at Quora, and previously a Product Designer at Facebook. In this extra-long episode, we dug into Mills' background, life in New Orleans, social mechanics, epistemology, and much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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205: New York Calls (feat. Robyn Kanner)
01:13:16
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:13:16
205: New York Calls (feat. Robyn Kanner)

Today we caught up with Robyn Kanner, currently designing products at Etsy, co-founded MyTransHealth, and was previously an art director at Amazon (among other amazing roles). In this episode we dug into Robyn's background, her journey into the design field, escaping small towns, building MyTransHealth, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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204: Happy Online Darkness (feat. Morgane Santos)
01:03:35
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:03:35
204: Happy Online Darkness (feat. Morgane Santos)

Today we caught up with Morgane Santos, a designer, developer and artist currently designing experiences at thoughtbot. In this episode we dig into Morgane's background, building games, learning VR and 3D, transitioning from programming to design, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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203: Pool Pod Improv (feat. Chantal Jandard)
01:11:42
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:11:42
203: Pool Pod Improv (feat. Chantal Jandard)

Today we caught up with Chantal Jandard, a designer currently building products at PlanGrid. In this episode we dig into Chantal's background, building a portfolio, learning how to interview, and...improv!

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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202: Botpito (feat. Diogenes Brito)
01:28:53
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:28:53
202: Botpito (feat. Diogenes Brito)

Today we caught up with Diogenes Brito, a product designer at Slack who previously worked on LinkedIn and SquareSpace. In this episode we dig into Dio's background in design, navigating university, being a designer-y engineer, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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201: Thrown Under the Self Driving Bus (feat. Max Schoening)
01:35:08
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:35:08
201: Thrown Under the Self Driving Bus (feat. Max Schoening)

Today we caught up with Max Schoening, a designer, developer and product manager currently working at Google. In this episode we dig into Max's background in the field, building and selling startups, going serverless, the challenges of PMing, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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200: Karate Chop Feels (feat. Josh Williams)
01:30:24
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:30:24
200: Karate Chop Feels (feat. Josh Williams)

We made it to episode 200! Today we caught up with Josh Williams, a designer currently doing independent work, who is best known for previously co-founding Gowalla and designing at Facebook. In this episode we dig into identity in the startup industry, building and selling a company, modern day inspiration, putting out fires, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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199: The Ballad of Computer Boy (feat. Judson Collier)
01:15:15
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:15:15
199: The Ballad of Computer Boy (feat. Judson Collier)

Today we caught up with Judson Collier, a designer working at the brand design studio at Intercom. In this episode we dig into Judson's background, finding a team, being a freelancer, the merits of kale pizza, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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198: Berry Ink For Bears (feat. Janum Trivedi)
01:23:36
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:23:36
198: Berry Ink For Bears (feat. Janum Trivedi)

Today we caught up with Janum Trivedi, a designer and developer currently interning at Apple. In this show we dig deep on internships, side projects, the state of the web, dependency trees, Dungeons and Dragons, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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197: Chillaphobia (feat. Rachel Been)
01:11:01
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:11:01
197: Chillaphobia (feat. Rachel Been)

Today we caught up with Rachel Been, a creative director at Google working on the Material Design team. In this episode we dig deep into building design systems, creative and art direction, international empathy, machine learning in design, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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196: What is Button? (feat. Rafael Conde & Kevin Clark)
01:23:47
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:23:47
196: What is Button? (feat. Rafael Conde & Kevin Clark)

In today's episode we caught up with our fellow Spec podcasters and designers, Rafael Conde and Kevin Clark, to talk about podcasting, side projects, building design systems, design obsession, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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195: Weird Old Grandma (feat. Helen Tran)
01:17:44
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:17:44
195: Weird Old Grandma (feat. Helen Tran)

Today we caught up with Helen Tran, a design lead at Shopify, writer, and explorer. In this episode we dig into Helen's background, finding motivation, design management, bodybuilding, being interesting, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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194: That's So Hot Topic (feat. Kevin Smith)
01:09:16
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:09:16
194: That's So Hot Topic (feat. Kevin Smith)

Today we caught up with Kevin Smith, co-founder and CTO at Abstract. In this episode we dig into Kevin's origins, the state of design tools and design workflows, focus and productivity, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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193: Puppy Bears (feat. Laura Helen Winn)
01:17:42
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:17:42
193: Puppy Bears (feat. Laura Helen Winn)

Today we caught up with Laura Helen Winn, an independent designer and photographer in San Francisco. In this show we dig into Laura's background, planning life, self employment, overwork, happiness and listening, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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192: One Stuff At A Time (feat. Joel Califa)
01:28:49
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:28:49
192: One Stuff At A Time (feat. Joel Califa)

Today we caught up with Joel Califa, a design manager at Digital Ocean. In this episode we discuss the state of design Twitter, design quality and process, managing up, hiring designers, rethinking empathy, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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191: Triangle of Passions (feat. Will Newton)
01:11:19
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:11:19
191: Triangle of Passions (feat. Will Newton)

Today we sat down with Will Newton, a product designer at Gusto who previously worked on Crossfader. In this episode we dig into Will's upcoming April Fools hijinks, his journey to San Francisco, finding balance in self-improvement, the triangle of passions, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

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190: Brain Drain (feat. Christine Røde)
01:01:06
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:01:06
190: Brain Drain (feat. Christine Røde)

Today we caught up with Christine Røde, a brand and interaction designer working in Amsterdam who previously worked at Facebook on Workplace and search. In this episode we dig into Christine's background, her journey to San Francisco, navigating startup and big company life, and her advice to folks outside the Bay Area.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for our community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, podcasts, news, music, and more.

We're still in beta, so expect a few bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks! But in the meantime, we'd love to hang out with you and chat...in real time.

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189: Done Goofed (feat. Max Stoiber)
01:07:42
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:07:42
189: Done Goofed (feat. Max Stoiber)

Today we caught up with Max Stoiber, the creator of Styled Components and React Boilerplate (among many other projects), and a massive contributor overall to the world of open-source Javascript. We dig into Max's background, designing with code, building in the open, and so much more.

Come chat with us in our Slack team! Over 7,000 designers and developers have already joined our team, chatting about the latest tools and news in the design world. Each week we also host a community critique with a special guest host. To join our team visit our Slack invite page and we'll send you an invitation!

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188: Doodle Television (feat. Kathy Zheng)
01:03:16
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:03:16
188: Doodle Television (feat. Kathy Zheng)

Today we caught up with Kathy Zheng, a designer at GitHub, previously at Patreon. In this episode we dig into failure and taking chances, hiring early designers, learning how to communicate, and so much more.

Come chat with us in our Slack team! Over 7,000 designers and developers have already joined our team, chatting about the latest tools and news in the design world. Each week we also host a community critique with a special guest host. To join our team visit our Slack invite page and we'll send you an invitation!

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187: Performance Enhancing Calculators (feat. Ryhan Hassan)
00:54:20
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 00:54:20
187: Performance Enhancing Calculators (feat. Ryhan Hassan)

Today we caught up with Ryhan Hassan, a designer at Dropbox who previously worked on Paper. We dig into Ryhan's background, his transition from development to design, building side projects, easter eggs, and more.

Come chat with us in our Slack team! Over 7,000 designers and developers have already joined our team, chatting about the latest tools and news in the design world. Each week we also host a community critique with a special guest host. To join our team visit our Slack invite page and we'll send you an invitation!

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186: Bucket Heads (feat. Sarah Pease)
00:57:19
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 00:57:19
186: Bucket Heads (feat. Sarah Pease)

Today we caught up with Sarah Pease, a designer at Facebook, previously building Figma. In this episode we go deep on buckets and furniture design, designing for civic engagement, taking risks, and so much more.

Come chat with us in our Slack team! Over 7,000 designers and developers have already joined our team, chatting about the latest tools and news in the design world. Each week we also host a community critique with a special guest host. To join our team visit our Slack invite page and we'll send you an invitation!

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185: Orland & Portlando (feat. Matt Spiel)
01:13:58
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:13:58
185: Orland & Portlando (feat. Matt Spiel)

Today we caught up with Matt Spiel, the Director of Design at Treehouse, visiting us by way of Missouri. We learn about his destiny in Arizona, design activism, remote work, company hierarchy, taking bets on people, managing designers, and so much more.

Come chat with us in our Slack team! Over 7,000 designers and developers have already joined our team, chatting about the latest tools and news in the design world. Each week we also host a community critique with a special guest host. To join our team visit our Slack invite page and we'll send you an invitation!

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184: Three Scarves (feat. Meredith Schomburg)
01:00:38
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:00:38
184: Three Scarves (feat. Meredith Schomburg)

Today we caught up with Meredith Schomburg, a designer and illustrator at Airbnb. We dig into the impact of illustration, finding the right team at Airbnb, finding role models and fulfillment, and so much more.

Come chat with us in our Slack team! Over 7,000 designers and developers have already joined our team, chatting about the latest tools and news in the design world. Each week we also host a community critique with a special guest host. To join our team visit our Slack invite page and we'll send you an invitation!

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183: Vicious Soda Can (feat. Cat Noone)
01:05:32
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:05:32
183: Vicious Soda Can (feat. Cat Noone)

Today we caught up with Cat Noone, a designer and founder currently working on a new startup, Iris. In this episode we learn how to do math on our fingers, discuss how to navigate a career and different types of companies, learn what it takes to bootstrap a startup, hear Cat's advice for aspiring entrepreneurs, and so much more.

Come chat with us in our Slack team! Over 7,000 designers and developers have already joined our team, chatting about the latest tools and news in the design world. Each week we also host a community critique with a special guest host. To join our team visit our Slack invite page and we'll send you an invitation!

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182: Sugar Puppy (feat. Jenny Johannesson
01:08:11
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:08:11
182: Sugar Puppy (feat. Jenny Johannesson

Today we caught up with Jenny Johannesson, a designer at Ueno, previously at Fantasy and DDB, who currently lives in San Francisco by way of Sweden. We dig into Jenny's background, design confidence, green cards and visas, that sweet agency life, advice for young designers, and so much more.

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181: 5,000 Tickets Gets The Gum (feat. Alex Cornell)
01:13:15
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:13:15
181: 5,000 Tickets Gets The Gum (feat. Alex Cornell)

Today we caught up with Alex Cornell, a product designer at Facebook, filmmaker, book writer, musician, photographer, and so much more. We dig deep into his thoughts on finding fulfillment, growing as a communicator, fame, the good ol' days of design communities, and more.

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180: Best of 2016 (Part 3)
01:15:55
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:15:55
180: Best of 2016 (Part 3)

For the next week we're taking some time off with our friends and family – to tide everyone over, we've compiled three episodes with some of our favorite clips of 2016. We hope you enjoy listening back and rediscovering some of our episodes from this year, and we'll be back with new interviews in 2017!

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179: Best of 2016 (Part 2)
01:12:53
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:12:53
179: Best of 2016 (Part 2)

For the next two weeks we're taking some time off with our friends and family – to tide everyone over, we've compiled three episodes with some of our favorite clips of 2016. We hope you enjoy listening back and rediscovering some of our episodes from this year, and we'll be back with new interviews in 2017!

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178: Best of 2016 (Part 1)
01:16:13
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:16:13
178: Best of 2016 (Part 1)

For the next three weeks we're taking some time off with our friends and family – to tide everyone over, we've compiled three episodes with some of our favorite clips of 2016. We hope you enjoy listening back and rediscovering some of our episodes from this year, and we'll be back with new interviews in 2017!

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177: Chocolate Soul Cup (feat. Jon Schlossberg)
01:22:07
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:22:07
177: Chocolate Soul Cup (feat. Jon Schlossberg)

Today we sat down with Jon Schlossberg, the cofounder and CEO at Even. We had a wonderful chat with Jon, digging into his path to becoming a designer, developing the skills of critical thinking, the cognitive energy cup, designing against inequality, telling the truth, and so much more.

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176: Location Irrelevance (feat. Juan Arreguin)
01:08:16
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:08:16
176: Location Irrelevance (feat. Juan Arreguin)

Today we caught up with longtime-friend and freelance designer Juan Arreguin. We dig into Juan's origins as a designer in the midwest, the body as design, building a community in San Francisco, designing as a nomad, and so much more.

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175: Honeymoon & Humble Ping-Pong (feat. Claire Tauziet)
01:01:37
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:01:37
175: Honeymoon & Humble Ping-Pong (feat. Claire Tauziet)

Today we caught up with Claire Tauziet, a designer at Google, previously at BigCommerce, by way of France. We dig into Claire's background, sharing past work, building a career in a new country, advice for young designers, and so much more.

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174: Lava Lamp Nail Salon (feat. Noah Levin)
01:10:55
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:10:55
174: Lava Lamp Nail Salon (feat. Noah Levin)

Today we caught up with Noah Levin, a design manager at ClassPass, previously building the Google app for iOS, and before that a designer at NASA. We dig into Noah's origins, wireframing and visual design, navigating design at a big company, stigmas in therapy, imposter syndrome, and so much more.

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173: Grammar Different (feat. Leigh Taylor)
01:11:56
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:11:56
173: Grammar Different (feat. Leigh Taylor)

Today we caught up with Leigh Taylor, a freelancing designer previously building AI design systems at The Grid. In this conversation, we dig into chasing people versus jobs, predictability and consistency, design patterns, living like you're retired, and so much more.

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172: That Sweater Life (feat. Tegan Mierle)
01:02:06
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:02:06
172: That Sweater Life (feat. Tegan Mierle)

Today we caught up with Tegan Mierle, a designer at Sense, living in SF by way of Toronto. We dig into Tegan's origins, how she built her own business, the fears around sharing work, maintaining balance, and so much more.

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171: Never Not Crunched (feat. Sarah Marie & Marshall Bock)
01:20:59
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:20:59
171: Never Not Crunched (feat. Sarah Marie & Marshall Bock)

Today was a different kind of episode, featuring return friends of the show Marshall Bock and Sarah Marie. We had a more casual conversation, digging into topics like shutting down side projects, giving up, accountability and motivation, time management, and so much more.

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170: #BringBackThePipes (feat. Majd Taby)
01:07:38
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:07:38
170: #BringBackThePipes (feat. Majd Taby)

Today we caught up with Majd Taby, the founder of Darkroom who previously built products at Instagram, Facebook and Apple. We dig into his story as a software engineer and designer, hiring at tech companies, being scrappy, emotion in building products, finding work that matters, and so much more.

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169: Invisible Unicorns (feat. Maykel Loomans)
01:09:40
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:09:40
169: Invisible Unicorns (feat. Maykel Loomans)

Today we caught up once again with Maykel Loomans, a designer on Facebook's Search team and previously at Instagram. We dig into what Maykel has been up to this past year, building a career as a designer, mentorship, photography, and so much more.

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168: Auto Goats (feat. Koen Bok and Jorn van Dijk)
01:15:11
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:15:11
168: Auto Goats (feat. Koen Bok and Jorn van Dijk)

Today we caught up with Koen Bok and Jorn van Dijk, the co-founders of Framer, previously building products at Facebook and Sofa. This was a fun episode where we went deep into topics like building a startup in Amsterdam, the future of design tools, how to help designers level up, and so much more.

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167: Daisy Chained Brains (feat. Payam Rajabi)
01:01:48
2017-12-14 08:21:19 UTC 01:01:48
167: Daisy Chained Brains (feat. Payam Rajabi)

Today we caught up with Payam Rajabi, a designer at Shopify working on design systems and product development. We dig into Payam's background, building design systems, designing with content and form, learning how to work remotely, and so much more.

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166: Ambient Struggles (feat. May-Li Khoe & Andy Matuschak)
01:12:37
2017-12-14 08:21:20 UTC 01:12:37
166: Ambient Struggles (feat. May-Li Khoe & Andy Matuschak)

Today's show is a rare two-person episode featuring previous-guest May-Li Khoe and newcomer Andy Matuschak. In this episode we do things a bit different, digging into tough topics like fear, learning how to learn, designing with convictions, working on the right problems, and so much more.

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165: Whitespace Friends (feat. Lori Kaplan)
01:10:11
2017-12-14 08:21:20 UTC 01:10:11
165: Whitespace Friends (feat. Lori Kaplan)

Today we caught up with Lori Kaplan, a designer with 30 years of experience at companies like Apple, Netscape, Netflix, Motorola, and Groupon (among many others). We chat about Lori's journey into design, what it takes to design organizations, navigating job changes throughout a career, writing the Macintosh human interface guidelines, beating imposter syndrome, and more.

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164: Maximum Vignelli (feat. Lucas Smith)
01:14:20
2017-12-14 08:21:20 UTC 01:14:20
164: Maximum Vignelli (feat. Lucas Smith)

In this episode, we hung out the one and only Lucas Smith. We covered everything from design systems to fighting your CFO, and the hot new front-end framework, Haskell.

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163: Guardrails (feat. Ben Wilkins)
01:22:46
2017-12-14 08:21:20 UTC 01:22:46
163: Guardrails (feat. Ben Wilkins)

Today we caught up with Ben Wilkins, a design technologist building systems at Airbnb. We dig into what it takes to build design systems, coding as prototyping, the current world of design tools, and so much more.

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162: Gnarwhale (feat. Andy Chung)
01:05:00
2017-12-14 08:21:20 UTC 01:05:00
162: Gnarwhale (feat. Andy Chung)

Today we met with Andy Chung, a designer building Pattern, and previously working at Facebook. We dig into Andy's beginnings, designing at Facebook, understanding changes at scale, bringing Reactions to market, intuition-driven design, and more.

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161: Coming Soon (feat. Julia Khusainova)
01:02:07
2017-12-14 08:21:20 UTC 01:02:07
161: Coming Soon (feat. Julia Khusainova)

Today we sat down with Julia Khusainova, a designer at Shyp, previously at Twitter. We dig into Julia's background, leaving Russia, transitioning from engineering to design, designing onboarding experiences, facing burnout, balancing side projects, and more.

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160: Unicorn Farts (feat. Dr. Charles Pearson)
01:03:26
2017-12-14 08:21:20 UTC 01:03:26
160: Unicorn Farts (feat. Dr. Charles Pearson)

Today we sat down with Dr. Charles Pearson, a cultural anthropologist working at InVision. We dig into Charles' thoughts on anthropology, research in design and startups, exploratory design, personas, legacy, and so much more.

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159: Twe-mail (feat. Lisa Sy)
01:00:44
2017-12-14 08:21:20 UTC 01:00:44
159: Twe-mail (feat. Lisa Sy)

Today we caught up with Lisa Sy, a designer working at Facebook, and previously building products at thoughtbot. We dig into Lisa's background, designing for privacy and control, internships vs. apprenticeships, design and code, multidisciplinary design, and more.

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158: D.R.E.A.M. (feat. Bob Baxley)
01:24:03
2017-12-14 08:21:20 UTC 01:24:03
158: D.R.E.A.M. (feat. Bob Baxley)

Today we caught up with Bob Baxley, a designer in Silicon Valley. Bob formerly led design at Pinterest, and before that built products at Apple and Yahoo!. We dig into topics like med-tech, managing millennials, Pokémon GO and Gen-Z, design in big tech, and so much more.

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157: Walking Empathy Sponge (feat. Kory Westerhold)
01:18:07
2017-12-14 08:21:20 UTC 01:18:07
157: Walking Empathy Sponge (feat. Kory Westerhold)

Today we sat down with Kory Westerhold, a designer at Facebook working on Newsfeed, who previously designed at Twitter, Apple, and more. We dig deep on video games, opinions in design, theater and story telling, portfolios, designing for newsfeed, carrying an Android phone, and balancing side projects.

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156: Segue... (Feat. Alexandra Bond)
01:04:04
2017-12-14 08:21:20 UTC 01:04:04
156: Segue... (Feat. Alexandra Bond)

Today we caught up with Alexandra Bond, a design fellow at Sequoia Creative Labs and previously a designer at Pinterest. We pick her brain about her origins, friction in design, transitioning into a product role, navigating the job search, answering the why, and more.

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155: Duckicopters (feat. Athyuttam Reddy)
00:58:47
2017-12-14 08:21:20 UTC 00:58:47
155: Duckicopters (feat. Athyuttam Reddy)

Today we sat down with Athyuttam Reddy, a designer-engineer intern at Figma. We cover so much in this episode, including engineer design hybrid roles, getting a design job as a new grad, landing meaningful internships, becoming jaded, diversity and inclusivity, and so much more.

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154: Dancing Baby Dior (feat. Irina Blok)
01:10:12
2017-12-14 08:21:20 UTC 01:10:12
154: Dancing Baby Dior (feat. Irina Blok)

Today we caught up with Irina Blok, a designer at Zendesk who has previously designed at Google, Yahoo, and Adobe (among so many other companies). We talk about brand and product, moving from Russia to California, designing in the real world, putting in the work, and much more.

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153: Khaleesi of the Couch (feat. Jeany Ngo)
01:00:07
2017-12-14 08:21:20 UTC 01:00:07
153: Khaleesi of the Couch (feat. Jeany Ngo)

Today we caught up with Jeany Ngo, a designer by day at Airbnb, artist and creator and cosplayer by night. We dig into her journey into design, internships and hustle, art and cosplay, aphantasia and logic, and so much more.

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152: Maniacal Easy-Bake (feat. Beth Dean)
01:16:10
2017-12-14 08:21:20 UTC 01:16:10
152: Maniacal Easy-Bake (feat. Beth Dean)

Today we caught up with Beth Dean, a designer at Facebook, avid hiker, creator of toys and comics, illustrator, and artist. We dig into Beth's journey into design, adventures in SF, designing at Facebook, transitional states in design, and so much more.

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151: 100-Armed Octopus (feat. Mackey Saturday)
01:00:44
2017-12-14 08:21:20 UTC 01:00:44
151: 100-Armed Octopus (feat. Mackey Saturday)

Today we got to catch up for a second time with Mackey Saturday, a brand and logo designer at CGH in New York. We dig deep into logo and brand design, working for free, making mistakes, and so much more.

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150: Fantastic Digital Goo (feat. May-Li Khoe)
01:13:17
2017-12-14 08:21:20 UTC 01:13:17
150: Fantastic Digital Goo (feat. May-Li Khoe)

Today we were able to catch up with May-Li Khoe, a designer at Khan Academy who previously spent seven years on the design team at Apple. In this episode we dig deep into long-term thinking, passion and work, priorities and flow, and so much more.

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149: Melayoncé (feat. Melanie Araujo)
01:14:42
2017-12-14 08:21:20 UTC 01:14:42
149: Melayoncé (feat. Melanie Araujo)

Today we had the opportunity to talk with Melanie Araujo, an independent designer and the creator of Front and Center. She shares her story with us, and we dig into complex topics like self-awareness, identity, personal growth, inclusion and diversity, and so much more.

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148: Verbal Punctuation (feat. Tim Quirino)
01:10:46
2017-12-14 08:21:20 UTC 01:10:46
148: Verbal Punctuation (feat. Tim Quirino)

Today we caught up with Tim Quirino, a product designer at Facebook working on Live. We dig into his background, mentorship, a designer's responsibility, vulnerability, and so much more.

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147: Editorial Spackle (feat. Jessica Collier)
01:09:14
2017-12-14 08:21:20 UTC 01:09:14
147: Editorial Spackle (feat. Jessica Collier)

Today we sat down with Jessica Collier, who most recently led content and design at Stellar.org. We go deep into designing economies, the importance of words and titles, Silicon Valley, the role of content in design, and so much more.

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146: Smell-o-vision (feat. Amber Cartwright)
01:10:08
2017-12-14 08:21:20 UTC 01:10:08
146: Smell-o-vision (feat. Amber Cartwright)

Today we caught up with Amber Cartwright, a design manager at Airbnb. We dig into her past and journey into design, management and leadership, invisible design, machine learning and AI, and so much more.

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145: Sinister Candybar (feat. Chris Downer)
01:04:26
2017-12-14 08:21:20 UTC 01:04:26
145: Sinister Candybar (feat. Chris Downer)

We recently sat down with Chris Downer, a designer at Sketch, previously at Realmac Software. We dig into his background, what it takes to design Sketch, how to build great software, and more.

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