Explore our interview series! We feature diverse perspectives from Design & Product leaders across an array of industries.
Design Leader Insights - Alastair Simpson on Nonlinear Workflow at Dropbox
Alex chats with Alastair Simpson, VP, Design at Dropbox, about implementing a new remote workflow focused on what benefits the employee and productivity, maintaining a level playing field, and how a nonlinear work day operates.
Design Leader Insights - Matt Raw on Design Operations at the New York Times
Alex chats with Matt Raw, VP of Product Design at the New York Times, about implementing new design operations at an established company, what advice he'd give to new designers, and more.
Design Leader Insights - Paul Smith on Business to Consumer Design
Alex chats with Paul Smith, VP of Design at Aalto, about designing products that anyone can utilize, tips for collaborating with difficult partners, and his perspective on establishing design at smaller new companies.
Design Leader Insights - Katherine Karaus on UX Writing
Alex chats with Katherine Karaus, Senior UX Writer at Google, about applying UX writing to research, required skills to become a UX Writer, and her advice for how to build out your portfolio.
Design Leader Insights - Felix Lee on Democratizing Mentorship for All Through ADPList
Alex chats with Felix Lee, Co-founder at ADPList, on creating career inclusivity, the importance and benefits of mentorship, and where ADPList is headed for the future.
Design Leader Insights - Jessica Rosenberg on Low Code Tools for Designers
Alex chats with Jessica Rosenberg, Director of Brand Design and Creative at Webflow, about how low-code tools are revolutionizing the web, advice for new designers, and hot takes about Artificial intelligence.
Design Leader Insights - Leah Russell on User Experience Across Numerous Industries
Alex chats with Leah Russell about applying experience design principles across different industries, different strategies to run and organize a team, and the importance of continuous learning.
Design Leader Insights - Abhijit Thosar on Solving the UX Problems of Tomorrow
Alex chats with Abhijit Thosar, Head of Research and Design at Amazon, on solving complex industry problems, collaboration horizontally and vertically, and the three sets of skills and competencies that designers need to have.
Design Leader Insights - Eric Atkinson on UX Strategy and Inclusive Design
Alex chats with Eric Atkinson, Director, UX Insights at Toast, on influencing strategy as a designer, how research can inform strategy, and fostering inclusive design.
Design Leader Insights - Emilie Mazurek on UX Design at Barstool Sports
Alex chats with Emilie Mazurek, Senior UX Designer at Barstool Sports, about working at Barstool Sports, what advice she has for new designers, and tips for applying to UX positions in a competitive market.
Design Leader Insights - Michelle Hyams on Service Design
Alex talks with Michelle Hyams, Director of Design at EY, about her approach to service design, the Venn diagram of innovation, and the importance of being persistent if you are passionate about design.
Design Leader Insights - Jennifer Blatz on UX Research Across Various Applications
Alex chats with Jennifer Blatz, Principal UX Researcher at BECU, on diverse research testing, working with external and internal users across different applications, and what advice she'd give to researchers looking to gain experience.
Design Leader Insights - Ryan Farina on Product Design and Work-Life Balance
Alex chats with Ryan Farina, Design Director, on staying curious, effective tips for collaborating with teams, and expectations of a good product designer.
Design Leader Insights - Jarvis Moore on Design Systems at LinkedIn
Alex talks to Jarvis Moore, UX Designer - Design Systems at LinkedIn, on communication and collaboration within design systems, his predictions for the future of design systems, and more.
Design Leader Insights - Amy Jackson on Recruiting for UX Design
Alex talks to Amy Jackson, a Recruiter Specializing in top UX Design positions, about hiring during the recession, working for a large company verses a startup, and creating the highest impact in your role.
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