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Unpacking the Dynamics of UX, AI, & Business with Zachary Newton - S3 Ep.14

In this episode, we're joined by Zachary Newton, the talented UX Director of CreateApe. With a background blending design leadership and tech prowess, he's a driving force behind creative endeavors in Brand, Product, UI/UX, Video, and Marketing. Zachary's passion lies in crafting experiences that harmonize business objectives and user satisfaction, going beyond pixels to shape digital innovation. Discussion points - Show notes - Links - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zacharyrnewton/ Company website: https://www.createape.com/ Portfolio/ website: https://zacharynewton.me/ Podcasts: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/story-archives https://soapbox.house/


Amplifying Diversity in Design: A Discussion with Jonelle Chandler - S3 Ep.13

In this episode, we are joined by Jonelle Chandler - Partner and Chief Creative Officer at Qualified Digital. A dynamic design leader dedicated to empowering diverse design thinkers and bridging the gender and ethnic gap in tech. She actively mentors through programs like Built By Girls, ADPList, Women in Wireless, Blacks Who Design, and the Invision Design Leadership Forum, excelling in crafting innovative digital experiences by harmonizing business objectives, technology, data, and creativity. Discussion points - Show notes - Links- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonellechandler Company website: https://qualifiedigital.com/ Personal website: https://www.jonellechandler.com/


Crafting Immersive Experiences: The Role of Storytelling in CX and UX Design - Hans Forsman - S3 Ep 12

In this episode, we are joined by Hans Forsman, an award-winning Creative Director known for his "can do" attitude and strategic brand expertise. With a remarkable track record, he's transformed goals into unforgettable results, crafting brand stories and cutting-edge campaigns. From Reebok to HBO Now, Hans has left his creative mark across diverse industries. Discussion points - Show notes - Links - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hansforsman/ Portfolio/ website: https://hansforsman.com/


From Self-Taught Designer to Mentor: The Unfolding of a Creative Path - Praveen Nambupitchai - S3 Ep 11

In this episode, we are joined by Mr. Praveen Nambupitchai, the Design Lead at Galaxy Weblinks Inc. A self-taught design expert with 6.5 years of experience, Praveen specializes in UI and product design. His profound knowledge of UI design has honed his ability to craft intuitive and visually striking interfaces that deliver an enhanced user experience. Beyond his expertise, Praveen mentors aspiring designers, guiding them in skill development and career advancement. Discussion points - Show notes - Links - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/praveen-n-964560151/ Company website: https://www.galaxyweblinks.com/ Portfolio/ website: https://www.behance.net/pravinrj27


Exploring the Intersection of Art and UX Design - Jarek Kucharczyk - S3 Ep. 10

In this episode, we are joined by Jarek Kucharczyk, the Design Lead at DIFF—a true polymath, spanning art, education, and innovation. From teaching design to rocking out with his metal band and crafting captivating oil paintings, his creativity knows no limits. With over 22 years of experience, he effortlessly melds user-centered design and Shopify brands for exceptional experiences. His commitment to innovation has led to partnerships with Nestle, Samsung, and Discovery Channel. Discussion points - Show notes - Links - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jarekkucharczyk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jarek_designer/ Company website: https://www.diffagency.com/ Portfolio/ website: http://www.jarekdesigner.com/


The power of user-centered design: A conversation with Mindy League - Mindy League - S3 Ep. 9

In this episode, we are joined by Mindy League, the UX Director at Elevated Third. A true master of design thinking, research, and UX expertise, she has the remarkable ability to align business objectives with user needs, making her a valuable asset to enterprise stakeholders. With a unique blend of empathy, design thinking, and research expertise, she crafts exceptional product experiences for top global brands like HP, Emerson, and IBM. Discussion Points - Show notes - Links - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mindyleague/ Company website: https://www.elevatedthird.com/ Portfolio/ website: https://www.behance.net/mindyleague


Decoding the Art of Design and the Science of Influence with Bruno Serge - S3 Ep.8

Join us in this episode with Bruno Serge, Sr. Manager of Product Design at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. With over two decades of cross-disciplinary design, writing, and technology leadership experience, Bruno is a true creative mastermind. From renowned brands like Guitar Hero, Blizzard, and Bungie to contributing to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's success, he solves complex human problems with boundless creativity, leaving a lasting impact on the design industry. Discussion points - Show notes - Links - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/theartist/ Twitter:https://twitter.com/sergesfeed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brunosthings/ Company’s website:https://brunoserge.com/ Portfolio/website: https://www.behance.net/brunoserge


Designing with Empathy: The Psychology Behind UX - Ana Bel Campos - S3 - Ep. 7

Our guest today is Ana Bel Campos, the Director of User Experience Design at Exygy. With 17 years of experience, Ana is a powerhouse in design and product management. She embraces fundamentals, explores new ideas, and puts the user at the heart of the design process. Known for her expertise in storytelling, product strategy, and growth, Ana combines creative freedom with a strong product management background to create impactful user experiences. Discussion point - Show notes - Links - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anabelcampos/ Company website: https://www.exygy.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@anabelcampos


Design Systems: Enabling Scalable and Future-Proof Products - Tiago Estrada - S3 Ep. 6

Joining us today is Tiago Estrada, a multitalented guest and the Director of Experience Design at Kenvue. With an impressive track record of nearly 25 years in product design for renowned brands like Citibank, Amex, and Ferrari, Tiago brings extensive expertise in AI Conversational Interfaces and global e-commerce. As a design ninja, he excels in Omni & multi-channel retail, and his fluency in Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian, and English adds to his diverse skill set. Discussion Points - Show notes - Links - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiagolimaestrada/ Company website:https://www.kenvue.com/ Portfolio/ website: https://www.estradaportfolio.com/new-page


From Tech Geek to UX Innovator: Navigating the Path of Design and Research - Carmen Branje - S3 E5

Joining us today is Carmen Branje, the Director of Product Design at Maple. With over 15 years of experience and a wealth of academic achievements, including a Ph.D., Carmen is an exceptional designer, driven by a deep passion for serving others. Through his expertise in design, research, development, and teaching, he has consistently crafted innovative solutions that have a profound positive impact on those in need. Carmen's unwavering commitment to his craft and his dedication to helping others make him a true inspiration in the world of design. Discussion Points Show notes Links - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carmen-branje-phd-5179358/ Website: http://www.carmenbranje.com/ Email: Cbranje@gmail.com


Unveiling UX Complexity: A Multifaceted Design Role - Lacey Picazo - S3 - Ep. 4

In this episode, we are joined by Lacey Picazo, the Founder & CEO of ZoCo Design. She is an award-winning creative force known for her expertise in transforming and growing nonprofits, startups, and Fortune 500 clients. Lacey is also a renowned speaker and presenter, and a member of the prestigious Business First 2016 Forty Under 40 class. Discussion points - Show notes Links - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laceypicazo/ Company website: https://zocodesign.com/


Designing a Better Future: Exploring Innovation & Problem-Solving - Philip Wallage - S3 Ep. 3

Philip Wallage, Sr. Freelance UX Designer, ASML, is a master of the digital space. With over two decades of expertise, he serves as a brilliant mentor and advisor to entrepreneurs and startups, guiding them toward success in the digital realm. Philip is known for his innovative problem-solving skills and strategic thinking, leaving no stone unturned in his pursuit of innovation. Discussion points - Show notes- Links - LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipwallage/ Website: https://www.philipwallage.com/


The Evolution of Branding and Product Design - David Landa - S3 Ep. 2

In this episode of UX Banter, we are joined by Mr. David Landa, Partner, and Executive Design Director at Free Association. With a passion for design, he helps brands create value through innovative product design, brand strategy, and team leadership. Specializing in Innovation, Brand Strategy, Prototyping, Storytelling, and UX/UI Evolution, David is an expert in navigating complex design and innovation challenges. Discussion points - Show notes Links - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidlanda/ Company website: https://www.freeassociation.com/


Inside the Mind of an Emmy Nominee: Animating Marvel-lous Stories - Doug Appleton - S3 Ep. 1

We are excited to have Doug Appleton, the Chief Creative Director at Perception, and an Emmy award nominee with us. He has shown his exceptional skills as the lead animator for the opening sequences of blockbuster movies like Avengers Age of Ultron and Black Panther Wakanda Forever. Doug is an expert in motion graphics design, user experience, and visual effects with over 13 years of experience in the field. Discussion points - Show notes- Links - Dough’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dougappleton/ Dough’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dougasaurus Company website: https://www.experienceperception.com/ #uxbanter #designpodcast #marvelanimationmagic


Creating Future of Product Design - Andy Markov - S2 Ep. 7

S2 Ep. 7 - Andy Markov - Creating Future of Product Design Introduction Andy Markov is the CEO of Within Inc. and a veteran UX executive leader with nearly 30 years of professional experience. Nurturing brands like Ferrari, Citibank, Sony, and L'oreal, Andy is an expert in information architecture and web business. A successful business strategist and angel investor, his heart lies in design thinking, and a lot of brands including NETGEAR and Mastercard have leveraged his insights on how to make their product more accessible, and more user-friendly. Discussion Points Show Notes Contact LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andymarkov/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/andymark Company website: https://within-inc.com/ #productdesign #ux #businessleadership #softwaredeveloper #webdevelopment #teammanagement


Designing Solutions That Make a Difference- Steve Cleff -S2 Ep. 6

S2 Episode. 6 - Designing Solutions That Make a Difference - Steve Cleff Introduction Steve Cleff is a gifted artist eager to develop innovative solutions for end users. From financial futures and workplace connections to breast cancer, he manages cross-functional teams to create elegant and innovative digital solutions that raise the bar. The Senior Director of UX at Comfy, Steve is an accomplished designer and artist whose works have appeared as the posters for several films including Neil Gaiman's Dream Dangerously. Discussion Points Show Notes Contact LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevecleff/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cleff Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fluidbeauty/ Company: https://comfyapp.com/ Email: artByCleff@gmail.com Portfolio: https://stevecleff.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fluidbeauty YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/fluidbeauty #design #experience #productdesign #collaboration #workplace #humancentereddesign #uxpodcast


Embracing the Unicorn Style for Better Product Designs - Shannon Kelly - S2 Ep. 5

S2 Episode 5 - Shannon Kelly - Embracing the Unicorn Style for Better Product Designs Introduction Shannon Kelly is a famous UX Designer known to marry business needs, marketing targets, and user-focused goals together. Drawing inspiration from a number of data-driven approaches like analytics and conversion rate optimization, she has helped brands like Fathom, New way and UMC see new horizons of success. A committed volunteer for UXPA Cleveland Board and a consultant for Usborne Books and More, Shannon Kelly is the UX Digital Strategist at Overdrive. Discussion Points Show Notes Contact LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannonmkelly Company website: https://shannonkellyux.com/ Portfolio/ website: https://shannonkellyux.com/about/ Email: me@shannonkellyux.com #designjob #datadrivendesign #designmentor #uxworkflow #userexperience #uxdesign #uxresearch #webdesignonline #userexperiencejourney


Prioritizing the User in UX - Kevin Tuskey - S2 Ep. 4

S2 Episode 4 - Kevin Tuskey - Prioritizing the User in UX Introduction Kevin Tuskey is an award-winning product designer with over 15 years of experience in creating clean and elegant user interfaces. Strategic thinking and problem-solving come naturally to him, making him one of the most promising design leaders in the world. Meet Kevin Tuskey, the Director of Design at SingleStone. Discussion Points Show Notes . And you can if you want to try it out, and we just listen to the origin story of how it actually works. 41:50 Contact LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevintuskey/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevintuskey Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kctuskey/ Company website: https://www.singlestoneconsulting.com/blog/author/ktuskey Email : hello@kevintuskey.com Portfolio/ website: https://www.kevintuskey.com/ #uiux #creativity #userexperience #uxdesign #uxresearch #userexperiencejourney #podcastfordevelopers #teammanagement #leadership #uxbseason2


Research is the Recipe for a Good Design -Jessica Robison - S2 Ep. 3

S2 Episode 3 - Jessica Robison - Research is the Recipe for a Good Design Introduction Jessica Robison is the Product Design Leader at Tamr and is a pro at providing digital design solutions for data-driven enterprises. Her work in the retail and lifestyle sector nurtures her in-depth understanding of user preferences, thus making her a deft designer who is always ready for challenges. An advocate of civil rights and animal welfare, Jessica has raised the benchmark for domains like client management and data science. Discussion Points Show notes Contact LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/jessica-robison-5622368/ Instagram instagram.com/jrdesign.co/ Company website: jrdesignstudio.co Email jbrcreative@gmail.com Portfolio/ website: jessblitzrobison.com/about #design #peoplemanagement #uxdesigner #uxproduct #designpodcast #uxbanter #userexperiencejourney


Design tells the story of the future - Florentin Hortopan - S2 Ep. 2

S2 Episode 2 - Florentin Hortopan - Design tells the story of the future Introduction Florentin Hortopan is not a conventional design leader. Converting diverse skills to achieve success in digital design, he has redefined design strategies for cross-brand platforms, including Airbnb, GoPro, and Apple. Developing the human experience from component design to CMS design, Florentin is the Assistant Director of UX at Critical Mass. And to our surprise, he is an equally competent rhinoceros master and teacher. Discussion Points Show Notes Contact LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/florentinhortopan/ Twitter - twitter.com/panopano Company website - criticalmass.com/ Portfolio/ website - florentin.us Medium - medium.com/@panopano #airbnb #siliconvalley #userexperience #uxbanter #userexperiencejourney #designpodcast