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Join us for some great conversations with the best and brightest in the product design space. We'll dig into how they got to where they are today, what mistakes they made along the way, and what advice they have for you as you navigate the world of product design.

The Product Design Podcast Seth Coelen

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Join us for some great conversations with the best and brightest in the product design space. We'll dig into how they got to where they are today, what mistakes they made along the way, and what advice they have for you as you navigate the world of product design.

    Kate Syuma - Growing a product design career you will love

    Kate Syuma - Growing a product design career you will love

    In episode 40 of The Product Design Podcast, Seth Coelen interviews Kate Syuma, Head of Growth Design at Miro. Over the last five years at Miro, Kate has grown from an IC Product Designer to a Product Design Lead and up to her current role. Her insights on career growth and keeping things fresh as your career progress are fantastic!
    During our chat, Kate shares how to organize your career path and grow as a designer while not getting tired of your job. We also talk about how she set herself up to land her first job and then be discovered by Miro. Kate’s approach to growth will help you no matter where you are in your career path right now!

    During our interview with Kate, you will learn:
    📢 How Kate has organized her own career growth
    🔥 When to invest in your growth to level up
    👀 What it’s like to work at Miro
    🎯 How to avoid getting tired of your job or getting stuck in your career path
    🤩 Finding happiness as you progress in your career
    👏 Kate’s advice on a more seamless transition into leadership

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    Make sure to follow Kate after the podcast to stay on top of what she is up to!
    Website: https://katesyuma.comLinkedIn: Kate SyumaMedium: https://medium.com/@kate_syumaTwitter: @katya_syumaInstagram: katusyumaOpen roles at Miro:
    Product Design Manager, Growth Sr. / Staff Product Designer Other mentioned links:
    Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett & Dave EvansDare to Lead by Brené Brown

    • 56 min
    Sarah Doody - Product strategy when the product is you

    Sarah Doody - Product strategy when the product is you

    In episode 39 of The Product Design Podcast, Seth Coelen interviews Sarah Doody, Founder and CEO of Career Strategy Lab, a job search and career accelerator program for people in UX, tech, and product. Sarah started as a UX Researcher and Designer with different startups in New York City. She opened a research and design consultancy in 2012 and is now focused on career development and coaching with Career Strategy Lab.
    During our chat, Sarah shares how she strategically designed her career path and grew her network while honing a critical skill she believes launched her into her successful career! We also discussed Sarah's 3-part product strategy to propel your career path, and the top myth UX professionals believe about recruiters.

    During our interview with Sarah, you will learn:
    🤩 How to design your career path
    ✍️ Growing your network while honing your skills
    🧠 Applying a 3-part product strategy to propel your career path
    🏃🏻‍♀️ How to accelerate your job search
    💡 Top myth that UX professionals believe about recruiters

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    Make sure to follow Sarah after the podcast to stay on top of what she is up to!
    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/sarahdoody
    📷 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahdoodyux/
    💻 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahdoody/
    📹 YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/sarahdoody
    ⌨️ Website: http://www.careerstrategylab.com
    Other mentioned links:
    Information Architecture for the Worldwide Web - https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/information-architecture-for/0596527349/UX Magazine: https://uxmag.com

    • 58 min
    Ahmad Kadhim - Will Adobe screw up the Figma acquisition?

    Ahmad Kadhim - Will Adobe screw up the Figma acquisition?

    In episode 38 of The Product Design Podcast, Seth Coelen interviews Ahmad Kadhim (also known as AK), Co-founder and VP of Product at 3RM, a Web3 startup. He made his way into tech over ten years ago through a Bootcamp and has worked as a developer, designer, and product manager during his career.
    During our chat, AK advises how to break into tech and the latest on the Figma acquisition by Adobe. We dive into what we hope to see come out of this shift that has rocked our industry and AK’s inspiring closing thoughts on how this acquisition could change the future of design.

    During our interview with AK, you will learn:
    👏 How AK broke into tech after a Bootcamp
    🔥 Recovering from (and avoiding) burnout
    📢 AK’s thoughts on the Figma acquisition
    🚨 What AK and Seth would do if they were in the Adobe corporate ranks
    💡 AK’s final words on the Figma acquisition

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    Make sure to follow AK after the podcast to stay on top of what he is up to!
    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/ahmadloveswork
    💻 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ahmadkadhim/
    ⌨️ Website: ahmadkadhim.com
    Other mentioned links:
    3RM: https://www.3rm.coFramer: https://www.framer.com

    • 54 min
    Brad Frost - The value of design systems

    Brad Frost - The value of design systems

    In episode 37 of The Product Design Podcast, Seth Coelen interviews Brad Frost, Creator of the Atomic Design Philosophy and Design Systems Guru. He runs his own consultancy where he helps people with design systems and assists companies by setting them up to design systems correctly.
    Brad shares where the Atomic Design philosophy came from, what he did to spread this concept to others, and the power a design system can have for any organization. He also gives tips on how to set up a design system when you do not have a dedicated resource to do it for your company.

    During our interview with Brad, you will learn:
    ⚛️ How Brad went from studying music to writing Atomic Design
    🎯 How a blog post can change your career
    💰 Value of a design system to an organization
    🤔 Does your company need a designated design system manager or team?
    💡 How to get a design system set up without a designated resource

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    Make sure to follow Brad after the podcast to stay on top of what he is up to!
    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_frost
    💻 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradfrost/
    ✍️ Blog: https://bradfrost.com/blog/
    ⌨️ Website: https://bradfrost.com/
    Other mentioned links:
    Atomic Design

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Adam Sadowski - Leadership qualities that all managers must have

    Adam Sadowski - Leadership qualities that all managers must have

    In episode 36 of The Product Design Podcast, Seth Coelen interviews Adam Sadowski, Design Director here at UX Cabin! Adam joined our team a few months ago and has been doing fantastic work leading and mentoring the UX Cabin design team.
    Adam shares what he has learned along his career path, from breaking into product design to moving up through mid-level management and then up to a senior-level role where he leads an entire design team. His advice can help you figure out what to do next to level up and set yourself on the right path for a senior-level product design leadership position. No matter where you are currently on your product design career path, there is so much to learn from this episode!

    During our interview with Adam, you will learn:
    🤩 How Adam landed on a product design career path
    🎯 Getting strategic about your career trajectory
    🎭 Finding the learning moments in the hard parts of your career
    👏 How Adam stood out when applying for the UX Cabin Design Director role
    🔥 Absolute most important thing a leader needs to do consistently
    🙌 How to bridge the gap between mid and senior-level roles
    💡 Non-design skills you need to level up

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    Make sure to follow Adam after the podcast to stay on top of what he is up to!
    Twitter: moneychangedhimLinkedIn: Adam SadowskiWebsite: https://www.adamgetsit.com

    • 57 min
    Kelsey Houghton - Digital ethics in product design

    Kelsey Houghton - Digital ethics in product design

    In episode 35 of The Product Design Podcast, Seth Coelen interviews Kelsey Houghton, Chief Product Officer at Finotta, a FinTech startup that builds software to help financial institutions increase revenue while simultaneously improving the financial health of their customers.
    Kelsey offers her perspective on many topics, including the difference between product and project management, digital ethics in FinTech, and the importance of diverse thought in product design. She also discusses with Seth the barriers she has faced as a woman in tech and the soft skills that can help build confidence when experiencing imposter syndrome.

    During our interview with Kelsey, you will learn:
    👏 How Kelsey found her way into FinTech
    🎯 Project management versus product management
    🧭 Navigating the intersection of business value and digital ethics
    🤑 The future of cryptocurrency in FinTech
    📢 Perspective from a woman in tech
    💡 Diverse thought in product design

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    Make sure to follow Kelsey after the podcast to stay on top of what she is up to!
    LinkedIn: Kelsey HoughtonFinotta Twitter: hifinottaInstagram: the Modern FIWebsite: https://www.finotta.com

    • 55 min

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Great show - Filling a void

Very interesting show. Nice to hear Product Design from the experience of others. Thanks for sharing!

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