Can designers succeed in managing products? Is it a natural path forward? Our guest today is Christian Crumlish, product consultant and the author of Product Management for UX People. You’ll learn how product managers benefit from UX knowledge, how and when startups should focus on their PM efforts, tips for learning product management as a designer, and more.
Today we explore “the allied teams” model, which combines the benefits of a design agency and an in-house team. Our guest is Anthony Armendariz, co-founder and head of design at Funsize. You’ll learn how Anthony finds designers in a competitive hiring landscape, why enterprise clients still value agency work, what team structures work best within large companies, and more.
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.Read more
Can designers make an impact as startup advisors instead of providing capital? Our guest is Brian Lovin, founder of Staff Design and product designer at GitHub. You’ll learn how Brian invests in companies with design expertise instead of capital, why design advisory is helpful to startups, lessons that Brian has learned in the process, and more.
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.
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.
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…)Read more
“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.
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…)Read more
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.Read more
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