28 episodes

Latinxs Who Design is an interview podcast of thriving Latinxs in the design industry. We want to showcase Latinxs people, let their stories be heard, and share them with the world. Breaking into the world of Design may be hard, so we want to hear how the Latinxs who design did it. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/latinxswhodesign/support

Latinxs Who Design Michel Ferreira

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Latinxs Who Design is an interview podcast of thriving Latinxs in the design industry. We want to showcase Latinxs people, let their stories be heard, and share them with the world. Breaking into the world of Design may be hard, so we want to hear how the Latinxs who design did it. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/latinxswhodesign/support

    Embracing Design Inclusion & Social Impact: A Conversation with Jay Demetillo

    Embracing Design Inclusion & Social Impact: A Conversation with Jay Demetillo

    In this relaxed and fun episode, Michel sits down with Jay Demetillo, a design leader with over 10 years of experience across New York City, San Francisco, and Singapore. As an advocate for design inclusion and social impact, Jay shares his journey of adapting to Southeast Asia's collective culture and technology while working at companies like Twitter, Pinterest, Yahoo, and Grab.

    Learn how Jay's experiences have shaped his approach to design and how you can create more inclusive and culturally sensitive experiences in your own work.

    Connect with Jay Demetillo:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasondemetillo/
    Twitter:https://twitter.com/asianxjay

    Remember to subscribe to our podcast and leave a review on your favorite platform to help us reach more listeners passionate about design, inclusivity, and innovation!


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    • 45 min
    Journey to Design Leadership with Diego Pulido and Koji Pereira

    Journey to Design Leadership with Diego Pulido and Koji Pereira

    In this special Firesession edition of the podcast, I invited Diego Pulido (@ixdiego) and Koji Pereira (@kojieumesmo) to chat about their Journey to Design Leadership. All three of us are from Latin America and we shared our stories of growing into the positions we have today. Hear how they started, what was the path they took to leadership, and how to make sure we, as leaders, keep holding the door open for inclusion in our companies.

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    • 49 min
    Reimagining Design with Kevin Bethune

    Reimagining Design with Kevin Bethune

    Kevin Bethune discusses the need for multidisciplinary teams and talks about his book Reimagining Design, written for creatively curious individuals to help the intersection of Business, Tech and Design. 

    Kevin Bethune is the Founder & Chief Creative Officer of dreams • design + life, a "think tank" that delivers design & innovation services using a human-centered approach. Kevin's background spans engineering, business and design in equal proportion over his 20+ year career, and represents creative problem-solving that brings multidisciplinary teams together to see the future through an open aperture. His book Reimagining design is out now and we’ll talk about that and more. And now Kevin Bethune

    Get the book 


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    • 28 min
    Introducing By us not biased: Episode 1: Aubrey Blanche talks Equitable Design

    Introducing By us not biased: Episode 1: Aubrey Blanche talks Equitable Design

    In this episode, Michel interviews Aubrey Blanche. Aubrey is The Mathpath (Math Nerd + Empath), Senior Director of Equitable Design, Product & People at Culture Amp, and a startup investor and advisor. During this chat, she shares her experiences with us about evolving our process and being inclusive. She's a Latina, Queer, and Bipolar 1 and wants you to know that: You matter.

    Books recommended on the Episode:  
    The Wake Up by Michelle MiJung Kim  
    All Are Welcome by Cynthia Owyoung  
    How To Talk To Your Boss About Race by Y-Vonne Hutchinson
    Inclusion Revolution by Daisy Auger-Dominguez




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    • 24 min
    Be Bold - Joanna Peña-Bickley

    Be Bold - Joanna Peña-Bickley

    We're expanding the mission to include more people in our podcast. UX is not really UX without including people from all walks of life. Inspired by some of the recent voices on twitter I've decided to create a community for us, all of us. Join Diversity in UX Matters today https://join.slack.com/t/diverseuxmatters/shared_invite/zt-xd0nwhg4-YUyi0qU5MweqjDVg3~aI3A…

    This week I interviewed Joanna Peña-Bickley, a design technologist, known as the mother of Cognitive Experience Design and pioneer in Ai aided, generative design. She is propelled by a multidisciplinary acumen in research, design, tech and data modeling. Joanna has delivered world-class experiences that drive engagement and business results. She has built exceptional design organizations as an active leader in the design, cognitive, user experience and Ai aided, generative design fields. Joanna's team's achievements have been written up in books and periodicals such as: MIT Technology Review, Time, Forbes, Fortune, TechCrunch and The Wall Street Journal. Her drive to learn and invent has produced innovative work that has been internationally awarded, recognized and used by millions of customers.


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Leverage your community - Andrei Herasimchuk

    Leverage your community - Andrei Herasimchuk

    He was the Lead Designer on Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and the Creative Suite in the 90s. Project Lead on Adobe Lightroom in the early 00s.

    Former Director of Design at Twitter and Yahoo. Early designer and first employee at Figma.

    Designing digital products since 1990.

    These days he can be found in Amsterdam and around Europe (or under as @trenti on Twitter), and always happy to discuss any and all things Design.


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    • 49 min

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