Yo! is a celebration of great design and development online. The Yo! Newsletter (robhope.com/yo) curates quality new resources while the Yo! Podcast spotlights the incredible people building these resources.
#014 - Luke Beard
Luke Beard is UK-born product designer and photographer currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2013 he founded Exposure - a publishing platform to help individuals and brands create and share their stories visually. We have such a good time chatting about side-projects, growing sustainable businesses, what he looks for when taking photos, why we're attracted to heavier music and where we draw the line between personality and professionalism on social media.
#013 - MDS
Matt D. Smith (@mds) is an exceptional UI designer with a prolific catalog of design-related side projects. His most recent offering is Shift Nudge, an online learning experience to master designing beautiful and accessible interfaces. We go deep into course creation, the top 3 mistakes new UI designers are making, how he got his 3-letter Twitter handle and where we draw the line between copying a design and drawing inspiration.
#012 - The Couldwells
Meagan and Andrew Couldwell are a designer/developer couple currently based in Los Angeles, California. Meagan, originally from Florida, is a seasoned designer having worked with the likes of Twitter, Campaign Monitor and other leading startups. Andrew, originally from Yorkshire, has also spent years in the game, leading the design of Adobe Portfolio and tasked to build the design systems for WeWork. Together they published the book 'Laying The Foundations', a comprehensive guide to understanding and implementing Design Systems. We have such a fun chat discussing book publishing, working with newborn twins, design inspiration from Disney, crafting color schemes, what makes a good boss, and even squeeze in a couples quiz right at the end:)
#011 - Oliur
Oliur is a designer, photographer, YouTuber and entrepreneur based in the UK. Having amassed over 100,000 followers on several different platforms, Oliur has become well known for his slick, minimal style. This clean aesthetic is also evident in his growing catalog of beautifully crafted digital and tangible products. We have a chilled convo about humble beginnings, creating freedom through products, his upcoming course, minimalism, and why it's important to re-invest in yourself.
#010 - Derek Sivers
Derek Sivers is an author, musician and entrepreneur famously known for founding CD Baby. We have an absolutely blast reminiscing about our most memorable years in music also covering creativity, essentialism, Hendrix vs Bowie, his disregard for analytics, how to stand out online in 2020 and his secret to replying to 6000 emails in 10 days.
Intermission: The Road to the Yo! Podcast
Yo friends, I was a bit torn where to put this audio recording of my recent Indie Hackers talk but all roads naturally lead here. If you're not interested in my story leading to the Yo! Podcast then I'll catch you in the next episode with Derek Sivers. For the rest of you, I hope you enjoy a very casual chat sharing my first romances with computers, multiple failing side projects, monetizing One Page Love, shaving my eyebrow, the greatest month of my life designing the Yo! show for YouTube and I end the Podcast with a track from a band I used to play - hope you enjoy the talk:)
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