What is design if not a way to tell a story (w/ Yasmine Evjen, Google)
It is our pleasure to present to you the inspiring Yasmine Evjen (that’s ev-Yan) – Design Advocate at Google, a storyteller and (previously) a Co-host at Material Podcast – a podcast all about Google and Android.
Yasmine started out as a front-end developer and a web designer, doing freelance work, working in agencies that allowed her to work in startups. That led her to turn to interaction design, and eventually evolving into UX design and Product Design.
Little did she know back then, that her passion for Android and Material Design will eventually get her the perfect role for her – A Design Advocate at Google.
In this episode, Yasmine shared her interesting story and inspiring insights, whether you’re starting out or not, this episode will give you tons of value.
Breaking down design systems to atomic elements (w/ Brad Frost, Atomic Design)
We are honored to have with us today, the inspiring Brad Frost, Founder, and inventor of the “Atomic Design” system.
Brad started as a web designer, came out through the agency world, and eventually found himself consulting for teams, doing workshops, writing a blog and hosting a podcast.
Besides being a web designer, a developer, an Author and a Host, Brad’s background as a musician also connects with his work, that why he believes in the notes and the rules that make all the piece together.
In this episode, Brad shared with us his thoughts and insights about how to build a design system and development collaborative work, and how to implement that thinking in your organization.
Find a niche you love, specialize, succeed (w/ Samuel Hulick, UserOnboard.com)
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.
Designing as ‘Change Agents’ (w/ Maria Giudice, former VP Experience at Autodesk)
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.
Finding Your Product’s Level of Readiness and Manifesting Design systems (w/ Keenan Cummings, Airbnb)
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.
Git for designers is here – Meet Abstract
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!