112 episodes

Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. I’ve centered my career on being the bridge between the “design eye” and the “business mind”. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we’ll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a User Experience perspective.

Designed Today Dillon Winspear

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. I’ve centered my career on being the bridge between the “design eye” and the “business mind”. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we’ll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a User Experience perspective.

    Individual Contributor to Manager (w/ David Hoang) // Ep. 111

    Individual Contributor to Manager (w/ David Hoang) // Ep. 111

    My guest today is David Hoang, who in my opinion has one of the best Design Twitter accounts. I've been following him for some time and have learned a ton about design leadership in the process. To be able to have him on the podcast today is an absolute pleasure, and you're going to love it.

    I've mentioned that the Designed Today podcast is changing, and in today's intro, I'll finally give you some details on what that change is going to look like. In short, things evolve. This podcast needs to evolve just like your career is evolving.

    What does your career evolution look like? Well, you may be nearing an opportunity or crossroads of leadership and management. Does your company provide tracks for both individual contributors and managers? What are the responsibilities that come with each? And how do you know what track is right for you?

    Today we'll dive into what you need to consider before transitioning from and IC to Manager. 

    Find David:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dhoang2/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidhoang

    Please consider subscribing to Designed Today on any of the popular podcasting platforms.

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    Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective

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    Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtoday
    Website: https://DesignedToday.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.Today
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillonwinspear/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

    • 42 min
    Next Level of Goals (w/ Drew Bridewell) // Ep. 110

    Next Level of Goals (w/ Drew Bridewell) // Ep. 110

    Drew Bridewell is a fellow content creator with tons of experience to draw from which include companies like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Invision. Today he's away from the corporate world to pursue his own endeavors which include leveling up UX designers across the world.

    In today's episode, Drew takes us through the four different types of goals which we should all be setting, and helps us create an action plan to achieve those goals. You'll want to listen to this episode as it's jammed packed with actionable insights. 

    Find Drew:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abridewell/
    Courses & Newsletter: https://www.nextlevelux.me/

    Please consider subscribing to Designed Today on any of the popular podcasting platforms.

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    Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/

    Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective

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    Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtoday
    Website: https://DesignedToday.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.Today
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillonwinspear/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

    • 51 min
    Soft-Skills: Empathy (Week 7) // Ep. 109

    Soft-Skills: Empathy (Week 7) // Ep. 109

    It's the grand finale of our Soft-Skills mini-series! These last 7 episodes with Uncle Mikey have been a blast and I've learned a ton. Today is no exception. In our last episode, we dig one of the top UX Buzzwords... Empathy. What is it? Do you need it? How can you get it? All in today's episode. 

    This series came about after a recent LinkedIn post caught some attention and found over 100 comments on the topic. You can see the original post here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/dillonwinspear_hey-linkedin-fam-i-wanted-to-ask-all-my-activity-6705972662327394304-xEZA

    Please consider subscribing to Designed Today on any of the popular podcasting platforms.

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    Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/

    Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective

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    Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtoday
    Website: https://DesignedToday.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.Today
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillonwinspear/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

    • 32 min
    The Recruiter Dilemma (w/ Joe Taft) // Ep. 108

    The Recruiter Dilemma (w/ Joe Taft) // Ep. 108

    It's no secret that my feelings towards recruiters are… rough at best. Corporate recruiters have never done me any favors other than escorting me to an interview, which in truth, I could have done on my own. Agency recruiters are another ball of fun. They tend to be a sizable percentage of my LinkedIn connection requests, followed by a surface level conversation where I’m treated like a commodity.

    Then this episode happened. I can’t say “it's all changed” but understanding is definitely improved. My guest today is Joe Taft, and talented UX Designer with over 5 years of industry experience. Currently, he’s a Senior UX Designer with USAA, but in a past life… he was a recruiter.

    In this episode, Joe talks about the role of recruiters from both an agency and corporate perspective. We talk about how we can sift through the bad recruiters to find the good ones, the ones that will have your back, and actually help you land a position in the industry. My hope is that after this episode, if you’re between jobs, or looking to get your foot in the door, you’ll know how you can benefit from a relationship with a UX recruiter.

    Find Joe:
    LinkedIn: Joe Taft | LinkedIn
    Twitter: Joe Taft (@JoeTaft) / Twitter

    Please consider subscribing to Designed Today on any of the popular podcasting platforms.

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    Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/

    Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective

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    Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtoday
    Website: https://DesignedToday.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.Today
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillonwinspear/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

    • 40 min
    Soft-Skills: Listening (Week 6) // Ep. 107

    Soft-Skills: Listening (Week 6) // Ep. 107

    We've been fortunate to have the one and only Uncle Mikey part of our Soft-Skills mini-series over the last couple of months, and today's episode shows why he's one of the best.  Today we break down the soft-skill of listening, and Uncle Mikey has prepared a really fun way for us to discuss and remember it for next time. 

    This series came about after a recent LinkedIn post caught some attention and found over 100 comments on the topic. You can see the original post here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/dillonwinspear_hey-linkedin-fam-i-wanted-to-ask-all-my-activity-6705972662327394304-xEZA

    Please consider subscribing to Designed Today on any of the popular podcasting platforms.

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    Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/

    Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective

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    Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtoday
    Website: https://DesignedToday.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.Today
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillonwinspear/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

    • 41 min
    Becoming a User Defender (Jason Ogle) // Ep. 106

    Becoming a User Defender (Jason Ogle) // Ep. 106

    In my vanity, I like to think I've got this podcasting stuff down after doing it for 3 years, but in truth, I've got nothing on the O.G. of UX Podcasting, Jason Ogle. It has been my experience hosting this podcast that I've really learned so much from my guests, that I can't even begin to imagine what it must be like to have been doing this for nearly 6 years.

    Jason joins me today on the podcast to help us learn to become true "User Defenders". 

    Find Jason:
    LinkedIn: Jason Ogle | LinkedIn
    Twitter: Jason Ogle (@jasonogle) / Twitter
    Podcast: UX podcast | User Defenders

    Please consider subscribing to Designed Today on any of the popular podcasting platforms.

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    Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/

    Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective

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    Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtoday
    Website: https://DesignedToday.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.Today
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillonwinspear/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Gunslingamaaaan ,

Great podcast for refreshing new perspectives on Design

Dillon has excellent guests that drop some heavy advice. The great thing about this podcast is that it never gets old...the perspectives are new. It covers a refreshing breadth of topics across the industry with amazing individuals which makes for a nice mix-up from the normal selection.

nopeanipe ,

Exceptional.

Designed Today is a creative and Informative podcast that gives tons of information to new and seasoned UX designers alike. He puts together thoughtful content that keeps listeners engaged and you can tell that Dillon really loves what he does!

mdstry ,

A gem in the product & UX design industry!

The Designed Today podcast is something I look forward to every week. Dillon brings on guests from all over the product design industry, helping the up-and-coming designers and design leaders alike with super informative content and tips to up our game as practitioners. Dillon mentions it in nearly every episode, but it really does feel like a “labor of love” as you can tell he pours all his energy into delivering valuable content. Highly recommend!!!

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