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The show dedicated to inspiring, educating, and motivating UX designers both new and seasoned. Guests share their UX journey, career, and industry experience.

What is UX‪?‬ Pek Pongpaet

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The show dedicated to inspiring, educating, and motivating UX designers both new and seasoned. Guests share their UX journey, career, and industry experience.

    S4E10 An Interview with Michaela Mucha, Creative Advertising Manager at The Walt Disney Studios

    S4E10 An Interview with Michaela Mucha, Creative Advertising Manager at The Walt Disney Studios

    Michaela Mucha is an award-winning designer, art director, & matcha-drinker currently making fun things (virtually!) at The Walt Disney Studios. Michaela is a first generation Mexican–Filipina–American with over a decade of experience in graphic design. She is a design nerd at heart, and is currently at The Walt Disney Studios where she delivers best-in-class advertising campaigns for theatrical record-breaking box office hits and Disney+ streaming movies and series from Pixar, Disney, and 20th Century Studios. She is a member of the original team that launched Disney+ in 2019.


    Her clients and collaborators include: Disney, Starbucks, ABC, Pixar, Marvel—among others. She holds a B.A. in Graphic Design & Digital Imaging and is a board member of AIGA NY. Recently, she was awarded as a Semifinalist (twice!) in the Int’l Adobe Design Awards.


    In this episode, we talked about:


    Michaela’s role in Walt Disney StudiosMIchaela cited some design projects she worked on Walt Disney StudiosHow and why Michaela start in design?What makes a good movie poster?Tips for getting a job at your dream companyWhat is a good design for Michaela?How did Michaela land a job at Disney?And MUCH MORE!



    Links and Resources


    Dispo app
    https://workingnotworking.com/
    Michaela on Behance
    https://www.muchaela.design/ 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelamucha/ 
     

    • 40 min
    S4E9 An Interview with John Yesko, Senior Director, Head of User Experience & Service Design At Walgreens

    S4E9 An Interview with John Yesko, Senior Director, Head of User Experience & Service Design At Walgreens

    John Yesko is a veteran experience design, creative, and digital business leader; now Head of User Experience and Service Design at Walgreens. Responsible for the digital experience on Walgreens websites, consumer mobile apps, and in-store retail interfaces - as well as team member-facing digital. He also leads the Omni-Channel Service Design practice, with the mission of improving customer and employee experience across their ~9500 stores.
    John's specialties include Information architecture, user experience design, service design, usability testing/user research, website design, interaction design, and creative direction.
    In this episode, we talked about:


    What is Walgreens and how it serves people?John’s role in WalgreensWalgreens and Boots relationshipHow did John get into design?How did John get the job at Walgreens?John shared some knowledge to those aspiring UX designers in healthcare/pharmacy worldWhat is a good design for John?More design tools that can be used for service designAnd MUCH MORE!!

    Links and Resources:


    http://www.yesko.com/ 


    https://miro.com/ux-tool/


    https://rosenfeldmedia.com/ 


    Jared Spool books


    https://hbr.org/ 

    • 46 min
    S4E8 An Interview with Jesse Gaskin, HCD and Patient Experience Lead, Kaiser Permanente Northern California

    S4E8 An Interview with Jesse Gaskin, HCD and Patient Experience Lead, Kaiser Permanente Northern California

    Jesse Gaskin serves as a Co-Program Director for the Design Leaders Council of The Conference Board. In addition to his work with The Conference Board, Jesse is a patient experience and human-centered design lead at Kaiser Permanente who specializes in using human-centered design to develop and launch new care experiences. His hybrid background in design thinking and business enables him to develop products and services that solve real customer needs while balancing organizational capabilities. He has worked with start-ups and Fortune 500 companies primarily in health care and financial services. Over the last 12 years, he has been involved in nearly every aspect of the design process, from pixel to platform, from designing mobile apps to identifying new product opportunities to launching new businesses. In his current role, he leads interdisciplinary teams in defining, designing, and delivering products and services that are desirable, feasible, and viable. He holds an MBA from the Stuart School of Business and a Master of Design from the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, as well as a BFA in Graphic Design from San José State University in California.


    In this episode, we talked about:


    Jesse’s role in Kaiser PermanenteStrategic thinking for designersHow Jesse started in designJesse’s consulting businessHow did Jesse get into the healthcare industry?Jesse explains why designers are ideal to work in healthcareJesse as the Program Director at Design Leaders CouncilAnd MUCH MORE!


    Links and Resources


    Discovery Design: Design Thinking for Healthcare Improvement
    https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/front-door
    https://www.conference-board.org/us/
    Connect with Jesse

    • 43 min
    S4E7 An Interview with Jane Portman, Cofounder of UserList and Host of UIBreakfast podcast

    S4E7 An Interview with Jane Portman, Cofounder of UserList and Host of UIBreakfast podcast

    Jane Portman is a UI/UX consultant specializing in web application design, founder of UI Breakfast and Userlist. At Userlist, Jane's goal is to provide flawless onboarding and engagement for SaaS companies through a simple customer messaging platform.


    Jane has also been running UI Breakfast Podcast since 2014.


    In this episode, we talked about:


    How did Jane get into design?Software design and Saas ProductsLife as UI/UX consultantProductized ConsultingJane’s workflow and process in writing a bookHow to network?Podcasting to build a network What is Userlist and what designers need to think about as entrepreneursAnd MUCH MORE!


    Links:


    UI Breakfast Podcast
    Better Done Than Perfect
    https://userlist.com/ 
    UI Audit by Jane Portman
    Authority by Nathan Berry
    Write Useful Books by Rob Fitzpatrick
    Stacking the Bricks with Amy Hoy - https://stackingthebricks.com/ 
    The Mom Test by Rob Fitzpatrick





    USE PEK300 as a code to get $300 OFF - https://userlist.com/

    • 52 min
    S4E6 Interview with Ana Lara, Lead UX Designer at Cisco, Sr UX Manager at T-Mobile

    S4E6 Interview with Ana Lara, Lead UX Designer at Cisco, Sr UX Manager at T-Mobile

    Ana Lara is an award-winning app product and strategic designer with more than ten years of experience. She has worked with different clients such as Microsoft, Coca-Cola, and Hilton. She was one of the earliest UX team members at T-Mobile, where she led and transformed one of their most important apps into an award-winning mobile experience. Later she transitioned to lead a team of strategists building omnichannel end-to-end customer journeys, seeking user-centric solutions to their pain points. Three months ago, she joined Cisco, leading a new app experience. She recently joined the ADP List community as an active mentor.


    In this episode, we talked about:


    Ana's role at CiscoIndustry awardsBuilding a good team, dedication and researchCareer journey at T-mobileInternal award at T-mobileHow to balance personal and professional lifeEmpathy in the workplaceHow did Ana start in design and her design journeyWhat qualities to look for when looking for a designer


    Links:


    Connect with Ana
    https://www.cisco.com/ 


    Book: Design Thinking Toolbox 

    • 41 min
    S4E5 Interview with Jesse Showalter, Full-Stack Designer and Content Creator

    S4E5 Interview with Jesse Showalter, Full-Stack Designer and Content Creator

    Jesse Showalter is a Fullstack Designer, Mentor, & Content Creator on a mission to help every creative make an impact on the world. 


    Jesse has a Youtube Channel with over 200k+ subscribers and counting! The channel shares Digital Design & Web Development videos each week focusing on tools, techniques, projects, and more to help creative people make amazing things. If you're an aspiring Web Designer, UI Designer, or Front-End Developer who is interested in creating awesome things in pixels and code, make sure to subscribe for helpful training videos. 


    In this episode, we talked about:


    Content creation, indie, freelancer and designer journeyHanding off designsHelping creatives learn & growJesse’s tips for budding freelancersJesse as a big advocate of self-learning and journey as a self-taught designerDealing with clients as a freelancerStarting his Youtube channelThere is no “overnight success”Jesse’s various streams of revenueAnd MUCH MORE!

    Links and Resources:


    Jesse Showalter Youtube
    https://www.jesseshowalter.com/
    Hey Creative Discord Server

    • 52 min

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