A podcast by product designers about product design (and some other stuff too).
Vuokko Aro (Monzo & Citymapper) on being your authentic self and how pragmatism can further design
This week Will and Mike are talking to Vuokko Aro, VP of Design at Monzo.
Joining 5 years ago from Citymapper, when Monzo was a pre-paid app and there was just one product squad, they've been a part of that incredible journey from 100k customers and less than 100 employees to 6 million customers and a few thousand employees.
We discuss a whole bunch of topics this time round, from the importance of being your authentic self at work to how pragmatism and appreciation for topics beyond design actually help further the case for design.
Jaime Robb (Product Design Director at TotallyMoney) on getting that seat at the table and figuring out what to do with it.
This week Mike and Will are talking to Jaime Robb, Product Design Director at TotallyMoney.
Jaime has recently been promoted up to the role of Director, we talk about where having a seat at the table differs from her expectations as well as the her initial transition into management when she became Head of Design at Totally Money.
Nat Buckley (Bulb Energy, Attest) on creating the best work through an environment of fun and psychological safety
This week Mike and Will are talking to Nat Buckley.
Nat is currently the Head of Design at Attest and before that headed up the team at Bulb Energy, the fastest growing energy company in history who at their peak were one of the UK’s most recommended businesses, with 30% of new sign-ups coming from referrals.
We’ll be talking about creating the best work possible by ensuring an environment of psychological safety, how fun can help us achieve this goal and how they approach this crucial part of the puzzle for their teams.
Matt Vagni and Simon Rohrbach (Plain, Deliveroo) on making the transition from designer to founder.
This week Mike and Will are talking to Matt Vagni & Simon Rohrbach who for the past year have been building a company called Plain. An an API-first customer service platform, focused on helping modern companies easily build great customer service tools tailored to them.
Most recently Matt was a Senior Software Engineer at Echo Pharmacy and Simon was advising start ups at Index Ventures. But they both met while working at in the Design team at Deliveroo which Simon built.
Henrique Gusso (Wise & Memrise) on why design systems are about more than just consistency.
We chat to Henrique Gusso about why Design systems are important not just for keeping design consistent but for exposing more people to design.
Daniel Burka (Resolve to Save Lives, Google Ventures, Digg, Tiny Speck) on designing for healthcare in low and middle income countries.
Mike and Will chat to Daniel Burka about the work he’s doing with Resolve To Save Lives - to combat hypertension in India, Bangladesh and Ethiopia.
Daniel is currently the Director of product and design at Resolve To Save Lives, but he has a long and storied career that has undoubtedly shaped the landscape of the internet as we know it today.
Daniel worked as the Creative Director for Digg, Director of Design for Tiny Speck the company that later became Slack, and was a Design Partner at Google Ventures.