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23 minutes | Sep 23, 2022
Mincho Kavaldzhiev, PhD | Material Science Researcher
Our guest for this episode is Mincho Kavaldzhiev, PhD (https://mincho.xyz/); A former Material Science Researcher and current a Senior Product Designer at OneMain Financial where they helping improve the financial well-being for all Americans. We'll learn about growing up in Bulgaria, what it’s like to wear a bunny suit to enter a laboratory cleanroom, and how watching a single 18 min TED talk could change your life forever.
16 minutes | Sep 16, 2022
Olga Bulygo | Sound Editor
Our guest for this episode is Olga Booo-lee-go (https://www.linkedin.com/in/olga-bulygo/) ; A former Sound Editor and current UX researcher at Surfshark where they are helping humanize digital security to make it more accessible for all. We'll learn about growing up in Vilnius, What life is like as a sound operator for a news radio station in Lithuania, and how documentary film making can be the gateway to user research. **This interview was recorded prior to the unspeakable atrocities by Russian forces against the Ukrainian people; Slava Ukraini!**
23 minutes | Sep 10, 2022
Meighan Agosta | Teacher
Our guest for this episode is Meighan Agosta (https://www.linkedin.com/in/meighanagosta/); A former teacher and current Lead User Experience Researcher at Teachers Pay Teachers where they are helping create the world's largest online marketplace for educators to buy, sell, and share original teaching resources. We'll learn about growing up on Long Island, What it’s like teaching your mentors’ high school english class while they have a baby, and why sometimes just taking a job could actually lead to your next career.
21 minutes | Sep 2, 2022
Shannon Blietz | 3D Animator
Our guest for this episode is Shannon Blietz (http://shannonsgallery.com/); A former 3D Animator and current UX Design + Research consultant. We'll learn about growing up in Washington State, What it’s like creating digital assets for Microsoft games, and why siblings are often the only persons capable of seeing who we really could be.
21 minutes | Aug 26, 2022
Jeanette Kao | Sustainability Analyst
Our guest for this episode is Jeanette Kao (https://www.jeanettekao.com/); A former Sustainability Analyst and current Product Designer at Alaska Airlines where they are helping create an airline people love. We'll learn about growing up in Southern California, what it’s like collecting samples for a study from a sewage treatment center in Massachusetts, and why getting laid off from a job you didn’t enjoy is really an opportunity in disguise.
23 minutes | Aug 19, 2022
Nadita Amalia | Interior Architect
Our guest for this episode is Nadita Amalia (https://www.naditaamalia.com/); A former Interior Architect and current Product Designer at CoreView where they are helping IT teams get the full value from Microsoft 365 We'll learn about growing up in Jakarta, Indonesia; What it’s like to run your own Interior Design firm; And how much more challenging learning design can be when you attempt it in a language you just learned.
18 minutes | Aug 12, 2022
Ashley McNeill | Teacher
Our guest for this episode is Ashley McNeill (https://www.ashleymcneilldesigns.com/); A former Teacher and current Associate Product Designer at Kroger where they are helping the world find affordable, easy-to-enjoy, and fresh food. We'll learn about growing up outside of D.C., What the differences are between private and public school teaching in a world with covid-19, and why it pays to have a parent with a flexible schedule.
16 minutes | Aug 5, 2022
El Salem | Corporate Lawyer
Our guest for this episode is El Salem (https://www.linkedin.com/in/elenasalem/); A former corporate lawyer and current founder at Eatwell App where they are helping people with various types of dietary needs easily find places to eat. We'll learn about growing up in Sydney amongst a family of lawyers, what it’s like to experience “Zoom fatigue” during a pandemic, and why it might be time to turn your passion into a business.
17 minutes | Jul 29, 2022
Danielle Ryce | Violinist
Our guest for this episode is Danielle Ryce (https://www.danielleryce.com/); A former Violinist and current UX Designer at ChaiOne where they are helping power industrial modernization. We'll learn about growing up in NoLA, what it’s like to be a gigging jazz musician, and why prioritizing a healthy work/life balance could be the best thing for your creativity.
19 minutes | Jul 22, 2022
Maryam Ndope | Microbiologist
Our guest for this episode is Maryam Ndope (https://maryamndope.com/); A former Microbiologist and current Senior UX Designer at Apply Digital where they are helping companies create innovative products and experiences. We'll learn about building a Kashata marketplace while growing up in Kenya, how to test for Foot and Mouth disease, and why it’s critical to continue to look forward and not get too hung up on the past.
18 minutes | Jul 15, 2022
Emma Sadler | Pastry Chef
Our guest for this episode is Emma Sadler (https://www.emmasadler.com/); A former Pastry chef and current product designer at Lunchbox where they are helping restaurants drive better results with 1st party ordering. We'll learn about growing up on the Upper West Side of NYC, creating elegant desserts for the Manhattan’s elite, and the challenges presented when you’re a single mom trying to figure out your career in the middle of a global pandemic.
24 minutes | Jul 8, 2022
Ling Lim | Architect
Our guest for this episode is Ling Lim (https://www.linkedin.com/in/linglim/); A former architect and current design leader at Carta where they are helping the world by changing how companies manage equity. We'll learn about growing up in Malaysia, the random generosity of strangers, and what it’s like to chase after the American dream, one hostel at a time.
21 minutes | Feb 7, 2022
Mosope Adebowale | Geologist
Our guest for this episode is Mosope Adebowale (https://mosopeadebowale.com/); A former Geologist and current Product Designer at Facebook and contributor for ADPList.org. We'll learn about growing up in Nigeria, what it takes to dig for water wells, and why your hobby should really be your career.
15 minutes | Jan 31, 2022
Belinda Hui | Biologist
Our guest for this episode is Belinda Hui (https://www.belindahui.com/); A former Biologist and current Product Designer at Tripadvisor where they are helping people become better travelers. We'll learn about getting mice addicted to chocolate, How to spend a year in Spain, and why you should view your unique experience as an asset.
19 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
Tim Rittenhouse | Sommelier
Our guest for this episode is Tim Rittenhouse (https://www.timrittenhouse.com/). A former Sommelier and current UX Designer at CureMint where they are helping dental organizations manage their entire procurement lifecycle. We'll learn about working in Virginia's wine country, why betting on yourself always earn you the best odds for a shot at happiness, and how answering a phone call can land you in the Tar Heel state.
21 minutes | Jan 17, 2022
Casey Pentrack | Ballet Dancer
Our guest for this episode is Casey Pentrack (https://caseypentrack.com/); A former Ballet Dancer and current User Experience Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific where they are helping enable customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer. We'll learn what it takes to become a ballet dancer, how taking a suggestion from a loved one can change your life, and why you don't have to see an artist in the mirror to have a future as a designer.
14 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
Timothy Li | Advertising Executive
Our guest for this episode is Timothy Li (https://www.heyitstim.ca/); A former Advertising Executive and current Product Designer at theScore where they are helping empower sports fans through its digital media and sports betting products. We'll learn about moving from Hong Kong to Toronto as a child, What it takes to run a marketing campaign, and why the phrase "good artist copy, great artists steal" is pure truthiness.
19 minutes | Jan 3, 2022
Emilie Mazurek | Pre-Med Student
Our guest for this episode is Emilie Mazurek (https://www.dandydesign.ca/); A former Pre-Med student and current Product Designer at Proposify where they are helping teams build and e-sign proposals. We'll learn about growing up in Calgary, Why time invested should never be a metric for happiness, and how Robin Williams got it right when he uttered the phrase, Carpe Diem
23 minutes | Dec 27, 2021
Yeho Hwang | Journalist
Our guest for this episode is Yeho Hwang (https://www.yeho.design/); A former Journalist and current Product Designer at ConsenSys, a cryptocurrency software company. We'll learn about moving as a young child from South Korea to Boston, MA, Why representation at all levels really matters, and how if you are willing to push yourself hard enough you don't need formal training to make it as a designer; Just be sure not to forget about the person you see in the mirror.
24 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
John Garvie | Account Manager
Our guest for this episode is John Garvie (https://www.linkedin.com/in/johngarvie/); A former Account Manager and current Head of User Experience Research at Uber Eats where they are helping the world find the best restaurants that deliver. We'll learn about growing up with a family member with special needs, how serendipitous NYC can be, and when driving around in your car listening to NPR can change your life.
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