23 episodes

Design MBA is a real life MBA for designers. You will learn how to launch a side hustle or business venture from interviews with successful design entrepreneurs. I'm your host Jayneil Dalal based out of Dallas, TX. New episodes are released every other week on Mondays.

Design MB‪A‬ Jayneil Dalal

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    • 5.0 • 35 Ratings

Design MBA is a real life MBA for designers. You will learn how to launch a side hustle or business venture from interviews with successful design entrepreneurs. I'm your host Jayneil Dalal based out of Dallas, TX. New episodes are released every other week on Mondays.

    Improving Decision Making Process - David Berens (Employee #10 @ Opendoor)

    Improving Decision Making Process - David Berens (Employee #10 @ Opendoor)

    My guest today is David Berens, who is the head of business development at One Tap Away.

    In this episode, we discuss how David lost 30lbs switching to a plant-based diet, how to apply a b******t filter in daily life, the importance of a career coach, when to trust your gut instinct, overcoming decision fatigue and how David became employee #10 at Opendoor.

    For show notes, guest bio, and more, please visit: www.designmba.show

    To learn how to launch your design side hustle, please visit my blog: www.blog.designmba.show

    Connect with me on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jayneil

    • 51 min
    Being a Solo Design Founder - Joe Formica (CEO @ Bitesize UX)

    Being a Solo Design Founder - Joe Formica (CEO @ Bitesize UX)

    My guest today is Joe Formica who is the founder of Bitesize UX.

    In this episode, we discuss how Joe drew ads and mailed them to Nike at age 7, benefits of a design internship, leveraging your twenties, finding your first client via Craiglist, lessons learned from teaching at General Assembly, starting Bitesize UX, impacting 6000+ students, partnering with Springboard, dealing with imposter syndrome as a company of one, making $7000/mo from running live workshops, scaling the business without sacrificing quality and much more!

    For show notes, guest bio, blog, and more, please visit: www.designmba.show

    To learn how to launch your design side hustle, please visit my blog: www.blog.designmba.show

    Connect with me on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jayneil

    • 46 min
    The Power of ADHD - Mills (Founder @ Ustwo, Monument Valley)

    The Power of ADHD - Mills (Founder @ Ustwo, Monument Valley)

    My guest today is Matt "Mills" Miller who is the founder of the design agency Ustwo and blockbuster hit game Monument Valley.

    In this episode, we discuss how Mills started Ustwo agency, landing the first agency contract with Sony Ericsson, dealing with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), letting go of control to build a great business, stepping away from the business, finding people/startups to invest in, advice for design entrepreneurs and much more!

    For show notes, guest bio, blog, and more, please visit: www.designmba.show

    To learn how to launch your design side hustle, please visit my blog: www.blog.designmba.show

    Connect with me on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jayneil

    • 50 min
    Starting a Design Venture - Alen Faljic (CEO @ d.MBA)

    Starting a Design Venture - Alen Faljic (CEO @ d.MBA)

    My guest today is Alen Faljic who is the founder and CEO of d.MBA.

    In this episode, we discuss how Alen got the idea for d.MBA, why you should save 2 years of runway for your side hustle, community-based live cohort vs selling pre-recorded course videos, how to increase online course completion rates, building a brand bigger than you, how to get industry experts on board, not beating yourself up on small decisions, juggling multiple projects simultaneously, thinking small when starting out and much more!

    For show notes, guest bio, blog, and more, please visit: www.designmba.show

    To learn how to launch your design side hustle, please visit my blog: www.blog.designmba.show

    Connect with me on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jayneil

    • 52 min
    Design Leaders Need Side Hustles - Morgane Peng (Design Director @ Société Générale)

    Design Leaders Need Side Hustles - Morgane Peng (Design Director @ Société Générale)

    My guest today is Morgane Peng who is the Design Director at Société Générale.

    In this episode, we discuss the benefits of debating in the open vs beating around the bush, Morgane's journey into design from the business side, designing flash games in high school for extra pocket money, launching the in house design practice at Société Générale, why designers fail B2B job interviews, raising $33,000 on Kickstarter for an indie game, trending on Reddit, the importance of side hustles and 360 feedback.

    For show notes, guest bio, and more, please visit: www.designmba.show

    To learn how to launch your design side hustle, please visit my blog: www.blog.designmba.show

    Connect with me on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jayneil

    • 1 hr 5 min
    $7,000/mo from Selling Figma, XD Courses - Caleb Kingston (Instructor @ Appdesigntips.com)

    $7,000/mo from Selling Figma, XD Courses - Caleb Kingston (Instructor @ Appdesigntips.com)

    My guest today is Caleb Kingston who is the founder and instructor at App Design Tips.

    In this episode, we discuss how Caleb created the biggest design meetup in Salt Lake City, getting his first client from the meetup group, making his course stand out on Udemy, how to select which tools to make courses on, joining Adobe XDI, being patient to play the long game and why not to fear copycats.

    For show notes, guest bio, and more, please visit: www.designmba.show

    To learn how to launch your design side hustle, please visit my blog: www.blog.designmba.show

    Connect with me on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jayneil

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Rupinder Kaur (Roop) ,

Informative and engaging at the same time.

This podcast is my favourite by now, I started listening to this even while working out, it is really informative and super fun and engaging at the same time.
This is the platform where you need to stop and check it out at once and I can guarantee you will fall into love with this.

KHL22 ,

Perfect for new designers

A clear labor of love, Jayneil brings the passion and creativity of the design field to his podcasts. Guests are enlightening and informative and the conversations are always interesting!

AOCward ,

Informative and Entertaining

Came across this podcast by chance, very glad I did! Amazing content, very information and entertaining!

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