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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 226: Building an Agency Brand with Massimo Zefferino

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How do you build an agency that lasts the test of time? Our guest is Massimo Zefferino, founder of zfactor — a 23-year-old brand strategy and design agency. You’ll learn some practical design tips, why “niching down” is important for growth, how having fun and staying true to your brand is crucial, and more.
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Better Done Than Perfect. Switch Interviews & Strategic Context with Alli Blum

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Today we invite you to listen to another one of our Better Done Than Perfect episodes. Our guest is Alli Blum, SaaS consultant extraordinaire and onboarding strategist. You’ll learn about Alli’s professional journey, her definition of ideal onboarding, customer success milestones, and her bulletproof advice on conducting customer interviews.
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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 196: The ROI of UX with Mark Baldino

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How can we measure the success of our UX work as consultants? How do we even start this conversation with clients, if such metrics involve additional research work?? Our guest today is Mark Baldino, co-founder of Fuzzy Math. You’ll learn all about Mark’s consultancy and his answers to these pressing ROI questions, as well as his view on measuring user satisfaction, creating effective surveys, and more. (more…)

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 178: Your Personal Design Style with Meg Lewis

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“Being yourself” is an important success factor, especially in creative industries. So how can designers explore their own personal design style without fear? Our guest today is designer, comedian and performer Meg Lewis. You’ll hear Meg’s tips on determining personal style while unlearning norms and standards, and how to confidently inject that style into your client work and other projects.
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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 171: Working Solo with Rafal Tomal

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Is building an agency the only path to design success? Can you succeed on your own? Our guest today is Rafal Tomal, a UI/UX design consultant who has recently returned to working solo. You’ll learn how to scale your freelance business while focusing on your favorite work, how to get help from contractors, and how to grow professionally without growing in team size. (more…)

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 143: Designing for Healthcare with Chris Kiess

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Healthcare industry involves enormous resources, but has always been “playing catchup” when it comes to software. Our guest today is Chris Kiess, a user experience designer and author. You’ll learn about his unique story within the industry, different areas of healthcare UX, typical use cases, professional challenges, and how to pave your own path in healthcare design.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 131: Design Sprint with Jonathan Courtney

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Design Sprint is an extremely productive five-day framework for solving design problems. Not only it returns immediate results, but it also gets everyone on the same page and brings the best ideas to the surface. Our guest today is Jonathan Courtney, CEO and founder of AJ&Smart. You’ll learn what makes sprints so effective, what exactly happens during these five days, and how to get started with your next client.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 123: Bridging the Execution Gap in Digital Strategy with Jonathon Hensley

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According to research, 84% of digital transformation projects fail. How can we fix that? Who is responsible — the leadership or the execution team? Our guest today is Jonathon Hensley, founder & CEO of Emerge Interactive. You’ll learn how to define (and document) your vision as a product owner, build the best team possible, and drive digital projects to the desired outcome.

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Getting Started in UI/UX: How to Pursue Your Career

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UI/UX is trendy and lucrative these days. The demands are growing, too! Every day I meet more people who are just starting out in UI/UX — moving in from other design industries like print or web design, or coming in from development or product management.

This roadmap will help you pursue a professional career in UI/UX, from day one to your first paid client project and beyond. It’s definitely opinionated, and I’m sure there’s a thousand other ways to achieve your goals.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 104: Qualifying Clients with Matt Inglot

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Is that new project really worth your attention? Should you say “yes” to that new client? Freelancers and consultants face these challenges daily. Today our guest is Matt Inglot, the founder of Freelance Transformation and micro-agency owner. You’ll learn how to identify your ideal client, qualify incoming leads, organize your client intake, and avoid common red flags.

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