34 episodes

I interview Design leaders and tech professionals to share their career stories and actionable advice on how to start and grow a career in UX/Product Design and become a better designer, project partner, and human being.

UX Career with Kirill V Kirill Vechtomov

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I interview Design leaders and tech professionals to share their career stories and actionable advice on how to start and grow a career in UX/Product Design and become a better designer, project partner, and human being.

    #35 - UX Researcher’s Life, Communication Skills, and Teamwork | Monica Chan

    #35 - UX Researcher’s Life, Communication Skills, and Teamwork | Monica Chan

    Monica is a UX Researcher @ Amazon.

    Monica talks about her career journey in research. We touch on the challenges she faced doing remote studies during COVID and what it really takes to be a researcher. She shares her favourite research methods, tips for those new to research, and advice for designers on working well with researchers. 

    We also dive into how to convince people that research is crucial for their projects and talk about whether AI could ever take over a researcher's job.

    Enjoy 🤙

    Episode Links:


    Monica’s website: https://monicamchan.wixsite.com/portfolio 
    Monica’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/monicamchan/ 
    Monica on ADPList: https://adplist.org/mentors/monica-chan 
    Monica’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/monicamxchan 

    Podcast Info:


    Podcast website: ⁠https://podcast.kirillv.com⁠
    Apple Podcasts: ⁠https://apple.co/3JFr2u8⁠
    Spotify: ⁠https://spoti.fi/3RukfVO⁠
    RSS: ⁠https://anchor.fm/s/c09a45dc/podcast/rss⁠

    Kirill V Links:


    Newsletter: ⁠https://www.kirillv.com⁠
    Linkedin: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirillvechtomov⁠
    Twitter: ⁠https://twitter.com/_kirillv⁠
    Youtube: ⁠https://youtube.com/@_kirillv⁠
    Support me: ⁠https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kirillv⁠

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #34 - Career Switching, Writing a Book, and Creating Board Games | Anthony Conta

    #34 - Career Switching, Writing a Book, and Creating Board Games | Anthony Conta

    Anthony is an award-winning Product Designer @ Amazon, author, educator, inventor, and mentor.

    Anthony talks about his career journey and experience in creating board games. We discuss UX bootcamps, thoughts on AI's role in UX, job search strategies, and portfolio and resume tips. To wrap it up Anthony shares his experience writing his first book “The Art and Science of UX Design”.

    Enjoy 🤙

    Episode Links:


    Anthony’s website: https://www.anthonyconta.com/ 
    Anthony’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonyconta/ 
    Anthony’s Medium: https://medium.com/@anthony.conta 
    Anthony’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/anthony_conta 
    Anthony’s book: peachpit.com/uxdesignsbs

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    Podcast Info:


    Podcast website: ⁠https://podcast.kirillv.com⁠
    Apple Podcasts: ⁠https://apple.co/3JFr2u8⁠
    Spotify: ⁠https://spoti.fi/3RukfVO⁠
    RSS: ⁠https://anchor.fm/s/c09a45dc/podcast/rss⁠

    Kirill V Links:


    Newsletter: ⁠https://www.kirillv.com⁠
    Linkedin: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirillvechtomov⁠
    Twitter: ⁠https://twitter.com/_kirillv⁠
    Youtube: ⁠https://youtube.com/@_kirillv⁠
    Support me: ⁠https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kirillv⁠

    • 1 hr 9 min
    #33 - What AI Means For The Future of Design | Kirk Clyne & Suzanne Reeves

    #33 - What AI Means For The Future of Design | Kirk Clyne & Suzanne Reeves

    Kirk and Suzanne are creative leaders and co-founders of Design Unicorn, an agency on a mission to empower designers and agencies to harness the transformative potential of AI.

    They share their career stories and their new venture - Design Unicorn - where they share the latest AI developments specifically in relation to the Design world. Obviously, we discuss AI and its impact on the future of the Design profession, and whether AI could understand psychology and be creative. Also, we discuss the risks of companies over-optimizing for conversion rates and ROI, how you can use ChatGPT to prepare for job interviews, and much more.

    Enjoy 🤙

    Episode Links:


    Kirk’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirk-clyne/ 
    Suzanne’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzanne-michele-reeves/ 
    Design Unicorn: https://www.designunicorn.ai/

    Podcast Info:


    Podcast website: ⁠https://podcast.kirillv.com⁠
    Apple Podcasts: ⁠https://apple.co/3JFr2u8⁠
    Spotify: ⁠https://spoti.fi/3RukfVO⁠
    RSS: ⁠https://anchor.fm/s/c09a45dc/podcast/rss⁠

    Outline:


    (0:00) - Preview
    (0:56) - Introduction
    (3:31) - Suzanne’s career story
    (12:30) - Kirk’s career story

    Kirill V Links:


    Newsletter: ⁠https://www.kirillv.com⁠
    Linkedin: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirillvechtomov⁠
    Twitter: ⁠https://twitter.com/_kirillv⁠
    Youtube: ⁠https://youtube.com/@_kirillv⁠
    Support me: ⁠https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kirillv⁠

    • 1 hr 50 min
    #32 - UX Management, Asking Good Questions, and AI Impact | Jacco Otten

    #32 - UX Management, Asking Good Questions, and AI Impact | Jacco Otten

    Jacco is a UX Design Manager @ Elsevier, a large IT services company creating solutions for researchers and healthcare professionals.

    Jacco shares his career story and how he transitioned into UX leadership, the difference between management and leadership and skills you should be working on to grow in this direction. Also, we discuss the challenges of UX managers, AI and the future of UX design. In addition, Jacco shares resume, interviewing, and networking advice for UX design candidates, and much more.

    Enjoy 🤙

    Episode Links:


    Jacco’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jjotten/

    Podcast Info:


    Podcast website: ⁠https://podcast.kirillv.com⁠
    Apple Podcasts: ⁠https://apple.co/3JFr2u8⁠
    Spotify: ⁠https://spoti.fi/3RukfVO⁠
    RSS: ⁠https://anchor.fm/s/c09a45dc/podcast/rss⁠

    Outline:


    (0:00) - Preview
    (0:35) - Introduction
    (1:33) - Jacco’s career story

    Kirill V Links:


    Newsletter: ⁠https://www.kirillv.com⁠
    Linkedin: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirillvechtomov⁠
    Twitter: ⁠https://twitter.com/_kirillv⁠
    Youtube: ⁠https://youtube.com/@_kirillv⁠
    Support me: ⁠https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kirillv⁠

    • 58 min
    #31 - AR/VR Design, Prototyping, and Metaverse | Mukul Agarwal

    #31 - AR/VR Design, Prototyping, and Metaverse | Mukul Agarwal

    Mukul is an AR/VR Designer @ Amazon.

    Mukul shares his career story and getting into the world of augmented and virtual reality, inventing new interaction patterns and the challenge of not having common patterns to rely on, prototyping tools for AR and VR experiences, the future of VR applications, metaverse, how to get into AR/VR design world as a designer, and much more.

    Enjoy 🤙

    Episode Links:


    Mukul’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/agarwal-mukul/
    Mukul’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/mukulagarwalXR
    Unity tutorials: https://learn.unity.com/
    Unreal tutorials: https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/learn?state=%2F5.2%2Fen-US%2Fsamples-and-tutorials-for-unreal-engine%2F 

    Podcast Info:


    Podcast website: ⁠https://podcast.kirillv.com⁠
    Apple Podcasts: ⁠https://apple.co/3JFr2u8⁠
    Spotify: ⁠https://spoti.fi/3RukfVO⁠
    RSS: ⁠https://anchor.fm/s/c09a45dc/podcast/rss⁠

    Outline:


    (0:00) - Preview
    (0:36) - Introduction
    (1:17) - Mukul’s career story

    Kirill V Links:


    Newsletter: ⁠https://www.kirillv.com⁠
    Linkedin: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirillvechtomov⁠
    Twitter: ⁠https://twitter.com/_kirillv⁠
    Youtube: ⁠https://youtube.com/@_kirillv⁠
    Support me: ⁠https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kirillv⁠

    • 52 min
    #30 - Instructional Design, Internationalization, and Engagement | Sofia Caroline

    #30 - Instructional Design, Internationalization, and Engagement | Sofia Caroline

    Sofia is a Learning Experience Designer at Amazon in India.

    Sofia shares her career journey and the transition from a non-tech job as a classroom teacher to a tech job as an instructional designer. We talk about learning experience designers and skills they need and the design process they use. Also, Sofia shares the challenges of designing for international audiences, tips for keeping audiences engages, and much more. Enjoy 🤙 

    Episode Links:


    Sofia’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sofia-caroline-6736a078/ 
    Storyline: https://articulate.com/perpetual/storyline-3 
    Vyond: https://www.vyond.com/
    Snagit: https://www.techsmith.com/screen-capture.html
    ADDIE: https://www.cdc.gov/training/development/addie-model.html

    Podcast Info:


    Podcast website: https://podcast.kirillv.com
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3JFr2u8
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3RukfVO
    RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/c09a45dc/podcast/rss

    Outline:


    (0:00) - Preview
    (0:37) - Introduction
    (1:35) - Sofia’s career story
    (5:06) - Working in tech vs non-tech
    (7:48) - The future of education
    (15:01) - Learning Experience Design
    (16:14) - Transition to LXD
    (22:36) - Is Instructional Design for you?
    (24:10) - Design process
    (29:55) - Designing for international audiences
    (34:00) - Content review tools
    (35:47) - Engagement and tailoring content
    (40:58) - LXD career path
    (43:36) - Upskilling as an LXD
    (49:21) - If money wasn’t a question

    Kirill V Links:


    Newsletter: https://www.kirillv.com
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirillvechtomov
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/_kirillv
    Youtube: https://youtube.com/@_kirillv
    Support me: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kirillv

    • 53 min

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