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Alexander is an accomplished Creative and Technical Recruiter based in Southern CA with a passion for activism, mental health, and all things beauty & makeup. He spent most of his career recruiting Design talent for some of the countries most impactful and recognized brands/companies, and has seen the best and worst of design portfolios. Staying on…
 
Thomas Girard is a Canadian scholar. Girard was accepted to attend the University of Oxford in lectures equivalent to graduate coursework. Girard has received several Emerging Scholar awards, first at the Design Principles and Practices conference in Barcelona, Spain at the prestigious ELISAVA. At Emily Carr University of Art and Design he received…
 
This is a short podcast, we will be back in a few weeks with more interviews! Ramblings of a Designer podcast is bi-weekly design news and discussion podcast hosted by Laszlo Lazuer and Terri Rodriguez-Hong (@flaxenink, insta: flaxenink.design). Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Ramblings-of-a-Designer-Podcast-2347296798835079/ Send us feedback! ra…
 
Today we talk to Anci Sun, a former recruiting professional turned Product Designer, working at a startup that builds software to improve the eRegulatory process for clinical research sites. She's committed to advocating for the importance of not abstracting human needs from emerging technologies, and plans to attend graduate school to pursue this …
 
Tolu Garcia is the Founder of UI Narrative, which provides online learning for Product Design (UI, UX, IxD, and Research) through the podcast, mentorship, and future online courses/products. She's also a Senior Product Designer at NotDev, a small design studio in Dallas, TX, working with clients ranging from startups to large corporations like Toyo…
 
Today we talk to John and I have to tell you this a good one to listen to! So John have a long-term interest in Natural Language learning and Technology. He has lived, studied or worked in Madagascar, Japan and Mexico. John was born in Massachusetts and moved with my family to Florida, where his father worked supporting the early space program. He …
 
Savitha Reddy Pathi is the Deputy Director of Climate Solutions, a nonprofit in Seattle that's focused on accelerating clean energy solutions to the climate crisis. In this episode, Savitha and Tim talk about: How Climate Solutions is helping fight the climate crisis How relationships with donors have changed due to COVID-19 What motivates people t…
 
Desmond Chan leads product management at Zumigo building the next generations of Zumigo products. Desmond is an innovative product leader with 20 years of increasing responsibility in global product management in Mobile Identity, Online Payment, E-Commerce, and Fraud Management. Prior to Zumigo, Desmond had spent 9 years as Director of Product Mana…
 
Szymon Adamiak is a self-taught software developer. He abandoned a career as a lawyer to pursue his childhood dream to create software. In the last five years, he co-founded a design-centered software house and wrote a Frontend Unicorn ebook to help other programmers master their craft. Ramblings of a Designer podcast is bi-weekly design news and d…
 
Aloha Everyone, We are taking a short break, we will be next time. Ramblings of a Designer podcast is bi-weekly design news and discussion podcast hosted by Laszlo Lazuer and Terri Rodriguez-Hong (@flaxenink, insta: flaxenink.design). Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Ramblings-of-a-Designer-Podcast-2347296798835079/ Send us feedback! ramblingsofad…
 
Hanson Hosein is a documentary filmmaker and storyteller. Currently, Hosein is Co-Founder of the University of Washington’s Communication Leadership graduate program, President of HRH Media Group, and a co-principal of MIRA!. In this episode Hanson and Tim speak about: How to set up a successful interview Hanson’s book, “Storyteller Uprising” Hanso…
 
Today we have Dillon Chi, he is graduating in three months. He has organized two hackathons, the last awarded scholarships to south-la high schoolers to attend ArtCenter College of Design where he is currently a student. Ramblings of a Designer podcast is bi-weekly design news and discussion podcast hosted by Laszlo Lazuer and Terri Rodriguez-Hong …
 
The designer of the Progress Pride flag comes on Input Doc to talk about their creative process when creating the flag, what it was like to have their intellectual property go viral, and how they balance being creative with being a business owner. Daniel Quasar, a graphic designer and musician living in Portland, Oregon, designed the Progress Pride…
 
Today we talk about development, design and product. Zane, a former game designer, made the transition back to web development 11 years ago. He has spent most of his middle career helping Fortune 25 companies upgrade their digital experiences, and bridging the gap between design agencies and technology teams. He has recently focused on looking at t…
 
Today we talk to Suhas all Product! He is originally from India but grew up in Singapore and Texas. He studied Computer Science at UT and started out his career as a Software Engineer. Started out at HP. After HP, he moved to GM where he was working on brand websites across GM's vast portfolio. While at GM, I was working towards my MBA from UT Aust…
 
Some of the questions that get answered in this episode: What are Customer Data Platforms and how can one help drive relevant content? What is first-party data vs second-party data vs third-party data? How does BECU use its member's first-party data to create relevant content? Are there levels of privacy that a consumer should have regarding how ma…
 
Charlie Brewer is a user experience design leader with over 20 years of experience in enterprise and consumer software, startups, and media. He helps grow companies by engaging customers with great digital experiences. His compass for good design is a passion for insights into the user’s world plus creating software products that are empowering, ea…
 
Larry Asher is the Co-Director of the School of Visual Concepts here in Seattle, and the Creative Director of Worker Bees, a marketing communications firm niched in the healthcare industry. Finding success in the world of remote learning [1:10] What marketers want from agencies [9:18] The importance of niching (and why being a generalist will hurt …
 
Trip's work leading design at companies such as Adobe, Microsoft, and Amazon has touched the lives people around the world. His past work includes the design of video games for the Chicago Field Museum, childhood health initiatives for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, vehicular interfaces at Audible, IOT, Shopping, communications and voice Sk…
 
SEO expert Kyle Freeman talks about how anyone can go from SEO novice to expert, how the future of SEO will be different, and what you need to do to stay on top of the changing landscape of search. The “move fast and break things” culture at Assurance [00:56] An SEO’s role within a company [3:11] Figuring out what questions people are asking when t…
 
Dr. Abiodun Yusuf (PhD) is what can only be described as an extreme geek and an entrepreneur with a big heart. With a wide-ranging experience cutting across Eye-tracking, Computer Science and Human Factors, Aerospace Engineering, Business Intelligence systems, Cyber Security, Hyper-automation, Engineering Design and Robotics, you can be sure you wi…
 
Catherine Bye and Mariah Lincoln are the co-founders of Knack collective and Knack co-working here in Seattle, Catherine Bye is Chief Executive Officer and Mariah Lincoln is Chief Operating Officer. Creating flexible and inclusive cultures, while still delivering exceptional work for clients [0:28] Structures Knack has in place that help them to co…
 
We have Ash Thomas with us today, he is a Design Engineer with 3 years of professional experience with a passion for creating things that are as pleasurable to use as they are useful. Ramblings of a Designer podcast is bi-weekly design news and discussion podcast hosted by Laszlo Lazuer and Terri Rodriguez-Hong (@flaxenink, insta: flaxenink.design)…
 
Ryan Polich is a design director at Lucia Marquand, a design agency in Seattle that develops designs and produces books for museums and other cultural institutions. What Ryan does at Lucia Marquand [0:31] The process of designing a book [3:33] What a physical book can be [7:26] Solving your client’s problems [9:35] Favorite books Ryan has worked on…
 
Jason Silver is a senior lead UX designer who most recently joined Netgear to support their Connected Home Products group. He has been honing his craft in the industry for the last 20 years; for the past 10 or so, his focus was primarily in Fintech at companies like Intuit, PayPal, and Clover. His passion centers around helping teams develop custom…
 
Callister shares key aspects of her design process, as well as what it means to truly help a client. She also talks about her experience being a designer in the energy field and about her passion project, a clothing repair program called Repair Cycle. What Ledger8760 does and how large energy consumers trade that energy [0:26] How energy purchasing…
 
Marlon McKenney is a San Francisco-based author, illustrator, and creative director with over 20 years of professional advertising experience working in San Francisco’s top ad agencies. Marlon has worked with Fortune 500 brands like Apple, Sony, Suzuki, EA, Motown, Universal Records, and Chase Bank, and continues to push creative boundaries. In 201…
 
Kyle Freeman is Head of SEO at Assurance. In this episode, Kyle and Tim review the three essential SEO tools for digital marketers in 2021. Keyword Research Tools - are designed to help SEO Managers find the keywords to target and create content around. Rank Tracking Tools - allow you to track your website’s ranking for your target keywords by show…
 
We had Josh back to share more about his pre launch with his game board. Josh Bakken is just your friendly neighborhood game designer who founded ZU Studios in 2019 in order to self publish his game ZU Tiles: Hime. And by hook and by crook and with no help from Covid he was able to launch ZU Tiles: Hime in Nov 2020, just in time for the holidays. O…
 
Xavier Vazquez is a sophomore at Stanford University studying Product Design, Computer Science, and Human Rights. As a student invested in the design process, Xavier has taken the president position in the Design For America Stanford Chapter and continues to seek other opportunities within and out of industry to hone his design skills. Ramblings of…
 
Katie Betts is the founder and CEO of Shared Culture Concepts, a full-service marketing company in Portland, Oregon that specializes in the marketing of circus and performing arts. How Katie niched in marketing for the circus community [00:26] Explainer videos and where the need for them exists (or doesn't) [1:11] An overview of the circus world [3…
 
Today we talk to Ryan design and much much more! Ryan Frederick is a Founder and product person at heart. Ryan has had the privilege of being part of starting and growing several software and service companies. He has helped companies grow from inception, to viability, through to sustainability. Ryan has authored a book on increasing the odds of su…
 
With 15 years of experience in art direction and design, Shajeel has spent countless hours strenuously perfecting his craft, and learned how to apply his creativity in various capacities. Over the years, Shajeel has fine-tuned his skill set by collaborating with other talented teams, and learned various new skills from the creative minds he has wor…
 
David Conrad spoke with Tim Yeadon about his journey as organizer of CreativeMornings Seattle, the new age of online storytelling, and how showing up within a community is the best way to gain an understanding of others perspectives. David Conrad is currently a Principal Design Manager at Microsoft. Formerly, he was chapter organizer of CreativeMor…
 
Melissa Antonelli is a Principal UX Content Strategist at Zillow, where she supports their Closing Services team and ITX team, and helps Zillow build new products. What it means to be a Principal UX Content Strategist at Zillow [1:05] Finding where improvements need to be made, and what metrics to watch in a customer journey [5:13] Zillow’s busines…
 
Customer Service to a UX Designer, Norman will share his story. He was born and raised in Southern California, with Jamaican and Belizean roots, that enjoys talking about cars and astrophysics. Over the years, he worked in multiple positions and gained a diverse skill set from Sales and Customer Experience, which helped to further my ability to fin…
 
Ryan Smith lives in Melbourne, Australia where he's an award-winning designer and owner of Freewheel Weekends, a digital experience agency specializing in accessibility. Ryan says countries around the world are losing billions of dollars in tourist revenue each year from people just like himself, those with reduced mobility. And it's simply a lack …
 
Michael Ryan Wilson is the Brand Creative Director at Finish Line in Boulder, Colorado, a national retailer of athletic shoes and apparel. Their mutual appreciation for the NBA When and why a brand should use influencers, or not Creating remote content during a pandemic Being in a high-risk group during COVID Working and being creative while battli…
 
Keron Williams is a UI/UX designer in Houston, Texas, and the agency owner of Gravitt8 Development, which offers design and development of mobile apps and websites. Keron’s background as a professional football player [00:37] His path from playing football to becoming a designer [1:49] Pluses and hindrances players take from their career as pro foo…
 
Jimmy is a creative storyteller and a UX researcher. After he graduated CareerFoundry, he co-founded Heist UX Research and Design Solutions. Ramblings of a Designer podcast is a bi-weekly design news and discussion podcast hosted by Lazslo Lazuer and Terri Rodriguez-Hong (@flaxenink, insta: flaxenink.design). Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Rambl…
 
Gage Mitchell is Principal & Creative Director at Modern Species, a strategic branding and responsible design agency in Seattle. Gage and Tim talked about: What is responsible design and why it is important What power designers have to improve the world How to get your clients to choose sustainable options How to get the kind of work you are excite…
 
Michica Provato is a Product Design Manager and Innovation Catalyst at Intuit based in Toronto, Canada. She leads a team of designers who identify and help solve the biggest problems for small businesses, accounting professionals, and self-employed. She has been practicing UX for 20 years at companies like IBM, points.com, Algorithmics, and AOL and…
 
Melanie Richards is Chief Thought Partner and owner at Thought Catalyst, a market research firm in Johnson City, TN, where she's also an Assistant Professor of Media and Communication at East Tennessee State University. Other topics included: The pandemic’s effects on working parents, especially working mothers, along with how having kids stay home…
 
Jerry Johnson is the owner and principal consultant at Cascade Strategies, a market consulting and strategic planning firm based in Bellevue. Tim and Jerry talk about how Cascade Strategies applied advanced models, AI models, and linear models to the data they received leading up to the 2016 election. Jerry also spoke about how by using latent effe…
 
Kaleve has services on a team of many: Non-Profit, Government, A Community Builder, Board of Directors VP level, Serving two internships with President Regan, and Present Bush. Kaleve hails from Hawaii with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Hawaii. The connections are relentless to help drive all simple solutions. We t…
 
Tim Yeadon chats with Kenna Smith (Business Director) and Kerry Franz (Creative Director) the co-founders of Wildforth Creative. Wildforth is a packaging and branding design agency here in Seattle. Kenna and Kerry are strategic thinkers, creative doers, dreamers, problem solvers, and relationship builders. In this episode Kerry, Kenna, and Tim talk…
 
Tim Yeadon chats with Finn McKenty, a marketing strategist and writer based in Kenmore. Finn is also a YouTuber known as The Punk Rock MBA. In only two years, he has amassed a following of nearly a quarter-million subscribers. In this episode, you will hear about what Finn does as a business coach along with what standard advice he would give to an…
 
Tim Yeadon and Erik Molano discuss the need for design and culture-centric spaces and how Photon Factory focuses on creating beautiful and flexible brand spaces. They also cover why Erik chose to run an agency, the value of working for and with a small company, a Marketing Agency’s biggest blind spot (hint: it has to do with marketing yourself). Er…
 
Ian go is a product designer at Amplitude, a product intelligence tool for PMs, Marketers and even designers to analyze how their customers are using their products. He tells about his journey about being a designer and data. You can find him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-go-43472269/ Ramblings of a Designer podcast is bi-weekly desi…
 
Jesse talks about her job and day to day what a researcher does. Jesse Lee Despard is a user experience design researcher and Los Angeles native who loves the ocean. She earned her master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction and attended Purdue University with an emphasis on human factors psychology. She uses psychology skills to better communica…
 
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