Today we released a different kind of podcast.. This time with someone who’s not a designer. We were super lucky to have a long talk and also hang out with Noah Kagan, a mega successful entrepreneur who founded two online companies that you might have heard of: Sumo.com and AppSumo.com.
Noah is a super fun guy and you’ll see it from this episode. He has a very open-minded and interesting approach to life and to building one’s career.
In this episode, Noah shared with us his best practices and routines for starting a business. He also shares new perspectives on how to enjoy the process, scaling businesses, and more.
Our guest today is none other than Samuel Hulick, Founder, of UserOnboard.
Samuel started as a developer, and eventually found himself focussing on UX design and customer success. That led him to find that one crucial part of the experience that leads to customers being successful in the product, is the user onboarding experience. From there, he only kept moving up the staircase, became a user onboarding specialist, founded UserOnboard.com, and wrote a book about it.
Samuel wrote his e-book, ‘The Elements of User Onboarding’, entirely on Keynote, which was later developed into a whole package, where he shares teardowns, tactics, strategies and what he learned onboard.
It is our pleasure to present to you Maria Giudice, Former VP, Experience Design at Autodesk.
Maria founded and led a design studio named ‘Hot Studio’ for over 15 years, which was then acquired by Facebook, where she was a Director of product Design. Later on she took another big leap, left facebook to take on the role of VP Creative at Autodesk, where she focused on building a customer-centric company and leading a design team of ‘change agents’. Recently, Maria left Autodesk and is now taking her time to contemplate her next career move.
Maria also co-wrote a book, called ‘Rise of the DEO’, which is about leaders who understand the transformative power of design, they are change agents and these leaders called DEOs—Design Executive Officers—and they are our new heroes.
Our guest today is the inspiring Keenan Cummings, Team Leader at Airbnb and former Co-founder/Creative Director of Days (acquired by Yahoo!) and the Designers Debate Club.
Keenan started his career as a designer in NYC, working in brand agencies and doing print work, where he landed what he thought would be a dream project, redesigning and rebranding the Chicago Cubs. However Keenan felt that there were bigger problems he wanted to dive in to, so he made the transition into digital design. He co-founded Days app, and then found his path into product design eventually joining Airbnb, where he led the development of their design systems and leads an extraordinary team.
We just published the results of The 2017 Tech Education Survey.
In this survey, we wanted to understand what designers and developers want to learn about, what is worth investing time in learning, and how much time you should be investing in your professional development.
If you’ve ordered falafel from a proper Israeli falafel shop, you’ve seen ultimate productivity at play. It’s not an art, or a learned skill: it’s just getting the thing done. In the following article, I’ll be sharing a method that I came up with that helps me enjoy my work more and be more productive as…
After months of anticipation, Abstract app is finally released and our life as designers and product people are going to get much better. Git for designers… is here!
We’ve partnered with Udemy, a global marketplace for learning and teaching online, to create this survey to better understand the state of the industry and get a clearer picture of what people working in tech want to learn about.
Could you believe such a day would come, when you would be able to deploy a website from within Sketch? Well, yes, that day has come sooner than expected! On this tutorial we’ll make a simple landing page using the plugin. In this quick tutorial we will: 🙋 Create a hero image 📱Design artboards for Mobile, Tablet…
Note: This is a guest post written by Ayelet Batist, who is giving a Master Class (which you should definitely sign up for) on avatar embodiment in VR on June 7th. Sign up for the Master Class (it’s free & online) → Standing in a crowd of excited Chinese visitors at the 798 Art Zone…