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It’s episode fifty today! For this little anniversary, I invited my very first guest from episode one. Dennis Field is a famous design educator and entrepreneur, and also a brand evangelist at InVision. Today we discuss how creative individuals can partner up with large companies and become their evangelists. You’ll learn how such relationships benefit both parties, how everything works, and how to get started with the brand you love.Read more
In this special behind-the-scenes episode you’ll meet Benedikt Decke who helped me build and launch Tiny Reminder (the new productivity tool for freelancers and consultants). Benedikt is a talented software engineer, awesome consultant, and the founder of of Stage CMS. We talk through the entire process “from idea to launch” — how we determined the scope for the MVP, how we launched it, why we switched to the freemium model, and what we plan to do in the future.Read more
Today we’ll talk about reverse-engineering. You can apply this thought process virtually anywhere — in choosing the right client or the right lifestyle. Our special guest is Drew Thomas, an ecommerce expert and seasoned entrepreneur. We talk about our agency experiences in the past, and why we can “do what we want” these days. You’ll learn how to start with the most important criteria, and work your way backwards to the desired client or lifestyle.Read more
Pattern libraries can help you streamline the design process and build a flexible system (instead of static pages). Today we’re exploring this concept with Laura Elizabeth — a fantastic designer, writer, and speaker. You’ll learn how to plan and build a pattern library, how to document it, and how to make your clients fall in love with the result.Read more
How do you go about finding a mentor? Today our guest is Greg Gilbert, a serial entrepreneur and founder of multiple companies. Greg shares his great story of being mentored and becoming a mentor himself. You’ll learn why mentoring is different from coaching or mastermind groups, how to find the right person, and how to start the relationship at the right terms.Read more
Email marketing for software products differs from classic content marketing. We’re looking into that today! Our special guest is Christoph Engelhardt, the founder of LinksSpy and the author of SaaS Email Marketing Handbook. You’ll learn about the best practices, what campaigns work best during different lifecycle stages, and how users communicate with your software through transactional emails and reports.Read more
Social media these days resembles a war of bots. However, it’s still a powerful tool — if you do it right. Today’s guest, Mojca Mars of Super Spicy Media, helps people find their voice and become successful in social media marketing. You’ll learn what formats and visuals work best, what you should write about, how to approach advertising, and how to do genuine, helpful outreach.Read more
We’re back after a short break! Today we’re exploring user experience in online stores. Our special guest is Kurt Elster, the guru of ecommerce and the founder of Ethercycle. We break down the entire purchasing flow and explore design specifics of each step: product list, item description, shopping cart, and checkout. You’ll learn how to showcase your products, reduce friction, and motivate your customers.Read more
Hiring a good designer has never been easy! Today I’m talking to Sarah Doody — a guru UX designer, teacher, and writer from New York City. You’ll learn how to approach the hiring process in your particular case, whether education matters, how to navigate in the variety of design professions, and what skills to look for. Designers, on the other side, will get an insight how to better present themselves.Read more
Writing proposals isn’t fun, but they’re a crucial part of any design project. Today our guest is Nathan Powell — designer, author, and founder of Nusii (online proposal software). You’ll learn how to do discovery work, what to include in your proposal, how to structure it, and how tiered pricing can help you make an unbeatable offer.Read more
With this free email course you’ll conduct a simple do-it-yourself audit of your web app: eliminate the obvious design flaws, gain control of your features, and start building the UI that customers really want.