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The Hustle is a show dedicated to the evolution of the craft of digital product design. We chat with product design captains, inspiring designers, thought leaders, agency owners, and the Funsize team about life, leadership, design, and culture. Hosted by Funsize's Partner and Head of Design, Anthony Armendariz and new co-host Tony Sanchez, Funsize Design Lead.

The Hustle is a show dedicated to the evolution of the craft of digital product design. We chat with product design captains, inspiring designers, thought leaders, agency owners, and the Funsize team about life, leadership, design, and culture. Hosted by Funsize's Partner and Head of Design, Anthony Armendariz and new co-host Tony Sanchez, Funsize Design Lead.

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United States

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The Hustle is a show dedicated to the evolution of the craft of digital product design. We chat with product design captains, inspiring designers, thought leaders, agency owners, and the Funsize team about life, leadership, design, and culture. Hosted by Funsize's Partner and Head of Design, Anthony Armendariz and new co-host Tony Sanchez, Funsize Design Lead.

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@hustlecast

Language:

English


Episodes

Insert Country Here: Design Teams Without Limits (Michael Holzer, Google Payments)

9/20/2021
Michael Holzer is the director of UX at Google Payments and has been at Google for over eight years. He is a passionate, entrepreneurial design leader currently focused on building and operating large-scale creative teams working on new mediums and technologies. Michael grew up in Silicon Valley and started his career studying mechanical engineering and industrial design by prototyping bicycle helmets for Bell Sports. After dropping out, he pivoted to designing irrigation systems for a...

Duration:00:52:01

Agency Ownership in a Post-Pandemic World (Alli Metall, Metall)

7/26/2021
Alli Metall is a husband, father, and designer living in Reykjavík, Iceland. He was born in Húsavík, Iceland--a small town on the northern coast (also famed as the setting of Netflix's Eurovision Song Contest). He began his career playing guitar in death metal and jazz bands and soon combined his interests in music and computer games to a career in design. After a brief agency stint as an intern in New York City, he returned home to work at a game company, a fin-tech startup, and an airline....

Duration:00:41:08

Critique vs. Criticism: Creating a Safe Space to Share (Aaron Irizarry, Capital One)

6/10/2021
Aaron “Ron” Irizarry, is the Sr. Director, Servicing Platforms Design at Capital One. He loves all things user experience, problem-solving, and design process. Having worked for Fox/IGN, HP, Nasdaq, and now Capital One, Aaron loves sinking his teeth into complex problems. In addition to his day job, Aaron speaks at events and provides training for companies on design team structure, communication, and collaboration. He is also the co-author of Discussing Design. Most importantly, Aaron is a...

Duration:00:49:32

Leading with Vision (Toke Nygaard, Zendesk)

4/2/2021
In this first episode with Tony Sanchez as an official co-host, we were honored to be joined by a design legend. Toke Nygaard is the Chief Creative Officer at Zendesk. With more than 20 years of experience designing digital experiences, Toke Nygaard oversees Zendesk’s brand and product UX/UI. In this role, he is constantly developing and building the Zendesk brand with his global team of passionate creatives, keeping the product experience true to its origins of being simple and easy to...

Duration:00:47:59

Our Journey Through 2020 (Anthony and Natalie Armendariz, Funsize)

1/13/2021
For the last episode recorded in 2020, we flip the spotlight onto our founders, Anthony and Natalie Armendariz, to walk us through the challenging, chaotic and — at times — exciting journey that was 2020. In a year that provided surprises and obstacles for just about every human being on the planet, we wanted to tell our agency's part of the story. We hope you enjoy. We cover: Visit the Funsize website Subscribe to The Funsize Digest

Duration:01:10:18

The Not-So-Secret Life of Design Managers (Ted Boda, Instagram)

10/20/2020
Ted Boda is currently a Product Design Manager on the Well-Being team at Instagram. He is also a former Director of Design at Udacity, former Senior Designer at Nest Labs, former Lead Mobile Designer at Netflix and a former Lead UI Designer for Keynote at Apple (where, interestingly enough, he worked on some of the slides used for Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth). With all that experience to draw on, we loved having Ted on the show — for a second time — to hear what he's been up to and gain...

Duration:00:45:34

Designing Community and Culture on a Global Scale (Margaret Lee, Google)

9/30/2020
Margaret Lee is the Director of UX Community & Culture at Google. A self-described "reluctant leader," she heads up programs that unite departments across the company and create Google career opportunities for those who might not typically have access. Margaret created this role for herself a few years ago when she noticed there was an opportunity to put more intention behind efforts of inclusion and community within Google. After a manger's encouragement, she took a leap of faith and began...

Duration:00:45:54

Strengthen Your Team by Focusing on the Individual (Braden Kowitz, Range)

9/14/2020
Braden Kowitz is a former design partner at Google Ventures, where he had the opportunity to work with startups like ClassPass, Gusto, Slack, Medium, Flatiron Health, TuneIn, BlueBottle Coffee, 23andMe, One Medical Group, HubSpot, RetailMeNot, Nest and more. He is the co-author of NY Times Best Seller, Sprint, and the co-founder of Range, a tool that keeps teams connected and productive. We're extremely grateful to Braden for sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience with us. Get your...

Duration:00:49:48

Adaptability in the World of Workshop Facilitation (Douglas Ferguson, Voltage Control)

8/26/2020
Douglas Ferguson is an entrepreneur and human-centered technologist with over 20 years of experience. He is the founder and president of Voltage Control, an Austin-based facilitation agency that specializes in helping teams work better together through participatory decision making and design inspired facilitation techniques. He has helped transform teams from U.S. SOCOM, the Air Force, Adobe, Dropbox, Fidelity, Vrbo, Liberty Mutual, Humana, and SAIC. We really appreciated hearing Douglas's...

Duration:00:51:46

Anti-Racism and Authentic Engagement (Chas Moore, Austin Justice Coalition)

8/10/2020
In a first for The Hustle, we're tackling important subject matter outside the realm of design. In a conversation led by our Guest Host, Tony Sanchez, a Design Lead at Funsize, Chas Moore joined us to discuss the public outcry and wave of activism in the wake of George Floyd's murder. Chas is the Executive Director of Austin Justice Coalition, an activist-led organization that educates and builds community power for people of color who live in Austin, Texas. We're extremely grateful to have...

Duration:00:33:42

People First: How Empathy Empowers Brand & Product (with Justin Dauer, bswift)

7/23/2020
Note: We apologize for the audio quality. There was an issue with the microphone. Justin is a multi-faceted, multi-pierced, multi-tattooed designer, author, and speaker. He wrote the book "Cultivating a Creative Culture", is the Vice President of Human-Centered Design and Development at bswift, the founder of The Dead Pixel Society, and a contributor to A List Apart. Justin had some really intuitive viewpoints on culture that were awesome to dig into and it was a pleasure having him on the...

Duration:00:48:33

'Steering the Bull' of Culture (Chad Engle, GoDaddy)

6/17/2020
Funsize friend, Chad Engle, is the Product Design Director at GoDaddy, a company that is rapidly expanding its product offerings and leaning into design with a focus on in-house talent. He stopped by to share his experience growing design orgs, explain what he looks for in applicants, and provide some insight into how he approaches leadership. We cover: Visit the Funsize website Subscribe to The Funsize Digest

Duration:00:35:10

Unlocking Design for a New Generation (Theo Strauss, Stanford)

5/28/2020
Note: We recorded this one before COVID began, so some references (like to our SXSW party) did not come to fruition. Theo Strauss is an 18-year-old product designer out of NYC who's already making waves in the community through his involvement with companies like Apple, Postmates, and Figma. As someone on the bleeding edge of a new generation of designers, we loved having him on the show to share some of his thoughts on where the industry is heading and how young people are getting...

Duration:00:50:25

The Decade of the Multi-Passionate Creative (Ash Huang, Adobe)

4/29/2020
Note: We apologize for the audio quality. There was an issue with the microphone. Ash Huang is a designer, illustrator, author, speaker, artist and parent who currently works at Adobe. After finding design at a young age, Ash's career has spanned a wide variety of well-known companies and different pursuits that have left her with some fascinating views on accomplishment, progress, staying curious and more. It took us a while to get this one on the books but the conversation was totally...

Duration:00:52:39

On Business Ownership, Wealth and Living Someone Else's Life (Helen Tran, Jupiter)

3/18/2020
Helen Tran is a designer, CEO, hobbyist writer, traveler and macaroon connoisseur (amongst other things). In this wide-ranging episode, we discuss everything from software design, business ownership and bodybuilding, to wealth and weird Texan habits. We cover: Visit the Funsize website Subscribe to The Funsize Digest

Duration:00:55:30

Purpose Over Paycheck: The Emotional Operations of an Ad Agency (Guigo Sanchez, THIRD EAR)

2/11/2020
Guigo Sanchez is the Creative Director at THIRD EAR — previously known as LatinWorks — an agency that specializes in creating advertising for the U.S. Hispanic audience. Born and raised in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, he is the husband of Mari Chamoun (Managing Director at Funsize), and father to Julia Elena Sánchez Chamoun. After completing his psychology degree in Puerto Rico, Guigo moved to Austin to study advertising and decided to stay forever (for now). He enjoys dad life, music, computers,...

Duration:00:40:13

From "this is a career?" to Product Designer in One Year (Thomas Ewart, Funsize)

1/21/2020
Thomas Ewart is an Associate Product Designer at Funsize, where he works with startups and enterprise design teams to craft thoughtful digital experiences. With a non-traditional career path that spans accounting, tattoos and electronic music, Thomas brings a unique perspective to his work and enjoys helping others find their place in the design world. Visit the Funsize website Subscribe to The Funsize Digest

Duration:00:36:29

The No-Win Design Problem (with Desiree Garcia, Automattic)

1/3/2020
Desiree Garcia is a senior designer at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and most recently, Tumblr. Their goal is to democratize publishing so that anyone with a story can tell it, regardless of income, gender, politics, language, or where they live in the world. She's also an editor at A List Apart, a webzine that explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices. In this episode, we discuss: Visit the Funsize...

Duration:00:38:00

Personal Values and Their Effect on Leadership (Mike Trozzo, Tide University Laundry)

11/20/2019
Mike Trozzo is the EVP at Tide University Laundry, a service business disrupting the laundry-norm on campuses around the country. His career trajectory took him from dreams of being an astronaut and doctor, to studying finance in college, pursuing acting in LA and eventually leading design and engineering teams in Waco, Texas. In this episode, we discuss: Visit the Funsize website Subscribe to The Funsize Digest

Duration:01:03:10

Goal-Setting for Growth (Brian Peterson, Funsize)

9/20/2019
Brian Peterson is a former Funsize Associate Design Director with a passion for collaboration and intentional design. He's a close friend and talented designer whose career saw a lot of growth during his time with us. Brian is making the move back home to Chicago, but before he left, he graced us with a send-off podcast to discuss goal-setting — a subject he's particularly passionate about. In this episode, we discuss: Visit the Funsize website Subscribe to The Funsize Digest

Duration:00:49:58