20 episodes

A podcast bridging the gap between students and the design industry. For Students, By Students.

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A podcast bridging the gap between students and the design industry. For Students, By Students.

    Students Who Design: Vivian Zhang

    Students Who Design: Vivian Zhang

    In this episode, we speak with Vivian Zhang. Vivian is a student at Wellesley College. She has design experience all over the world, from a design agency in Hong Kong to her current co-op at Palantir in New York. We dive deep into her diverse professional background.

    We talked about her development of a student design community at her school, the importance of broadening your skillset, and a number of other relevant topics.

    Students Who Design is written and produced by Sahil Khoja and Omar Abdul-Rahim

    • 20 min
    Students Who Design: Fisher Adelakin

    Students Who Design: Fisher Adelakin

    In this episode, we meet with Fisher Adelakin. Fisher is a student at Purdue and has worked at a panoply of tech companies, with his most recent stint being at Slack.

    We discussed his perspective being black in tech, his influences growing up in Nigeria and much more.

    Students Who Design is written and produced by Sahil Khoja and Omar Abdul-Rahim.

    • 30 min
    Students Who Design: Genesia Ting

    Students Who Design: Genesia Ting

    In this episode, we are speaking with Genesia Ting. This young - and I mean young - designer recently graduated from UC Davis, has made a name for herself winning hackathons across the country, and has been most recently practicing design in the very hot civic tech space.
    We had a great time talking about her unique academic career and her thoughts from working at the US Census Bureau, first through the Civic Digital Fellowship and now as a full-time product designer.
    Students Who Design is written and produced by Sahil Khoja and Omar Abdul-Rahim.

    • 20 min
    Students Who Design: Jason Yuan

    Students Who Design: Jason Yuan

    In this episode, we meet with Jason Yuan. If you haven’t already seen his Apple Music redesign, we strongly suggest you do because it’s truly phenomenal. With over 47,000 claps on Medium, this article shows just how good a student design case study can be. Just a little required reading from Students Who Design.
    Beyond his famous redesign, we were able to discuss Jason’s beginnings in theater, his thoughts on formal design education, and more.
    Students Who Design is written and produced by Sahil Khoja and Omar Abdul-Rahim.

    • 26 min
    Episode 16: Sahil Khoja

    Episode 16: Sahil Khoja

    In our final episode, we are joined by none other than the co-host of this series, Sahil Khoja. We discuss his journey into product design and the resulting learnings, the Students Who Design project, and so much more.
    Sahil studies Information Science at Cornell University. He has previously held product design internships with Facebook, Intuit, and Dangle, and he will be interning this coming summer at Instagram.

    Sponsored in part by Facebook Design.

    • 28 min
    Episode 15: Brandon Jacoby

    Episode 15: Brandon Jacoby

    In this episode, we are joined by Brandon Jacoby to discusses the advantages and disadvantages of staying in school as an aspiring designer, side projects, and so much more.

    Brandon studied Human-Computer Interaction at The Ohio State University. He currently works full-time as a product designer at Square, has held a design internship at Square, and has done significant freelance work.

    Sponsored in part by Facebook Design

    • 36 min

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