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Hear and learn about the stories of the best Filipino designers — from design founders, product designers, user researchers to UX designers, get to know them wherever they may be.

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Hear and learn about the stories of the best Filipino designers — from design founders, product designers, user researchers to UX designers, get to know them wherever they may be.

    063: The Wanderer

    063: The Wanderer

    Arvi is Dad, Superman fanboy and Product Designer living in San Francisco. He has over 20 years of product and brand design experience. He is currently a Sr. Product Design Manager at Glassdoor helping people to find a job and a company they love. Previously, he was a Design Lead at Fitbit, leading the Activity and Exercise team to help people lead healthier lives. He was also a former Product Designer at Facebook with the Insights and Measurement team, building products for over a billion users worldwide.

    In this episode we talk about how Arvi designs for people, his work on preserving the legacy of those who passed away, designing for analytics, prioritizing work-life balance, tips for new design managers, and so much more.

    062: The Charmed Designer

    062: The Charmed Designer

    Kylie Timpani is a Product Designer in Silicon Valley working on the way people consume and experience TV. Previously, she was the Senior Designer at Humaan, an Australian digital agency with an aim to make technology and the experiences that come with it more human. Kylie loves to give back whether that’s by mentoring early-stage designers, organising conferences like Mixin, or sharing knowledge freely. When she’s not designing, she’s falling off a skateboard and watching Filipino soap operas as a way to learn Tagalog.

    In this episode, we talk about how Kylie taught herself design, how to find opportunities through Twitter, why being responsible for your privilege is important, and so much more.

    061: The Workshopper

    061: The Workshopper

    Anj Garong is a developer turned designer, now an Innovation and Creative Entrepreneurship student at Thames International. She loves seeing other people happy and successful, which is why she decided to focus on teaching and workshopping, and thus, started Ang Design Co. Before that, she spent 3+ years at Sprout Solutions, where she grew the Product Design team and spread the design culture. She has also been teaching at iACADEMY for several years now and sharing UX knowledge with communities and private companies since 2016.

    In this episode, we talk about how Anj found her focus in design, why teaching in an important constant in her life, becoming a creative entrepreneur, and so much more.

    060: The Super Orchestrator

    060: The Super Orchestrator

    Dan Mall is the Founder & CEO of SuperFriendly, a design collaborative that helps in-house teams make better digital products with design systems. Having worked with clients like United Airlines, Harvard Business School, athenahealth, Capital One, Apple, dotdash, Google, Reader's Digest, The New York Times,  ExxonMobil, and more, Dan has a passion for playing matchmaker between surprising art direction and intuitive interaction design and building teams that are finely tuned to the solutions clients are looking for.
    In this episode, we talk about Dan’s design roots in Philly, how working with Jeffrey Zeldman shaped his career, fostering trust as a design director, his inclusive approach to building teams, and so much more.

    059: The UX Engineer

    059: The UX Engineer

    Neil Bantoc is a UX Engineer on the Design Systems Engineering team at Facebook where he supports the Facebook Design System by creating standardized UI widgets that conform to the FDS design patterns and guidelines. Before this, he was a software engineer at Venmo — a PayPal company, and Freelancer.com Manila. As a student, he obtained his Bachelors in Computer Science at University of the Philippines at Los Baños and his Masters in Human Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University.

    In this episode, we talk about Neil’s journey to becoming a UX engineer, his time at Carnegie Mellon, Facebook’s internal tooling for design systems, and so much more.

    058: The Enterprise Designer

    058: The Enterprise Designer

    Archie Riva is an Enterprise UX Designer and Manager at Procter and Gamble.  From being a systems analyst and project manager in the Financial Solutions department, Archie transitioned to be a UX practitioner and became successful in incorporating UX methodologies and techniques tailored fit to the enterprise environment.  As a UX manager and having obtained master certification from Nielsen and Norman group, Archie continues to evangelize UX in his organization and seeks to reapply best practices from outside in.

    In this episode, we talk about project management for designers, learning to get buy-in from stakeholders, measuring the business impact of UX, and so much more.

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Informative and Inspirational!

I can’t say enough good things about this podcast! Experiences are the best teachers and the stories straight from the experts themselves are so informative and inspirational. Having a platform that shines a light on Filipino designers has been long overdue!

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Finally a podcast dedicated to Filipino designers around the world!

I’m glad there’s a podcast dedicated to the Design role from different Filipinos from the top companies!

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