Designed Today

Dillon Winspear

Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. I’ve centered my career on being the bridge between the “design eye” and the “business mind”. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we’ll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a User Experience perspective.

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My guest today is David Hoang, who in my opinion has one of the best Design Twitter accounts. I've been following him for some time and have learned a ton about design leadership in the process. To be able to have him on the podcast today is an absolute pleasure, and you're going to love it.I've mentioned that the Designed Today podcast is changing, and in today's intro, I'll finally give you some details on what that change is going to look like. In short, things evolve. This podcast needs to evolve just like your career is evolving. What does your career evolution look like? Well, you may be nearing an opportunity or crossroads of leadership and management. Does your company provide tracks for both individual contributors and managers? What are the responsibilities that come with each? And how do you know what track is right for you? Today we'll dive into what you need to consider before transitioning from and IC to Manager. Find David:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dhoang2/Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidhoangPlease consider subscribing to Designed Today on any of the popular podcasting platforms.**********************************Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillonwinspear/Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Mar 16

42 min 40 sec

Drew Bridewell is a fellow content creator with tons of experience to draw from which include companies like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Invision. Today he's away from the corporate world to pursue his own endeavors which include leveling up UX designers across the world. In today's episode, Drew takes us through the four different types of goals which we should all be setting, and helps us create an action plan to achieve those goals. You'll want to listen to this episode as it's jammed packed with actionable insights. Find Drew:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abridewell/Courses & Newsletter: https://www.nextlevelux.me/Please consider subscribing to Designed Today on any of the popular podcasting platforms.**********************************Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillonwinspear/Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Mar 9

51 min 39 sec

It's the grand finale of our Soft-Skills mini-series! These last 7 episodes with Uncle Mikey have been a blast and I've learned a ton. Today is no exception. In our last episode, we dig one of the top UX Buzzwords... Empathy. What is it? Do you need it? How can you get it? All in today's episode. This series came about after a recent LinkedIn post caught some attention and found over 100 comments on the topic. You can see the original post here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/dillonwinspear_hey-linkedin-fam-i-wanted-to-ask-all-my-activity-6705972662327394304-xEZAPlease consider subscribing to Designed Today on any of the popular podcasting platforms.**********************************Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillonwinspear/Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Mar 2

32 min 12 sec

It's no secret that my feelings towards recruiters are… rough at best. Corporate recruiters have never done me any favors other than escorting me to an interview, which in truth, I could have done on my own. Agency recruiters are another ball of fun. They tend to be a sizable percentage of my LinkedIn connection requests, followed by a surface level conversation where I’m treated like a commodity. Then this episode happened. I can’t say “it's all changed” but understanding is definitely improved. My guest today is Joe Taft, and talented UX Designer with over 5 years of industry experience. Currently, he’s a Senior UX Designer with USAA, but in a past life… he was a recruiter.In this episode, Joe talks about the role of recruiters from both an agency and corporate perspective. We talk about how we can sift through the bad recruiters to find the good ones, the ones that will have your back, and actually help you land a position in the industry. My hope is that after this episode, if you’re between jobs, or looking to get your foot in the door, you’ll know how you can benefit from a relationship with a UX recruiter. Find Joe:LinkedIn: Joe Taft | LinkedInTwitter: Joe Taft (@JoeTaft) / TwitterPlease consider subscribing to Designed Today on any of the popular podcasting platforms.**********************************Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillonwinspear/Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Feb 23

40 min 34 sec

We've been fortunate to have the one and only Uncle Mikey part of our Soft-Skills mini-series over the last couple of months, and today's episode shows why he's one of the best.  Today we break down the soft-skill of listening, and Uncle Mikey has prepared a really fun way for us to discuss and remember it for next time. This series came about after a recent LinkedIn post caught some attention and found over 100 comments on the topic. You can see the original post here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/dillonwinspear_hey-linkedin-fam-i-wanted-to-ask-all-my-activity-6705972662327394304-xEZAPlease consider subscribing to Designed Today on any of the popular podcasting platforms.**********************************Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillonwinspear/Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Feb 16

41 min 26 sec

In my vanity, I like to think I've got this podcasting stuff down after doing it for 3 years, but in truth, I've got nothing on the O.G. of UX Podcasting, Jason Ogle. It has been my experience hosting this podcast that I've really learned so much from my guests, that I can't even begin to imagine what it must be like to have been doing this for nearly 6 years. Jason joins me today on the podcast to help us learn to become true "User Defenders". Find Jason:LinkedIn: Jason Ogle | LinkedInTwitter: Jason Ogle (@jasonogle) / TwitterPodcast: UX podcast | User DefendersPlease consider subscribing to Designed Today on any of the popular podcasting platforms.**********************************Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillonwinspear/Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Feb 9

41 min 27 sec

Another beautiful week to chat with the wickedly talented Uncle Mikey. Today's topic of discussion is collaboration. We've danced around this subject over the last few episodes as we've talked about facilitation and articulation, but today we hit the nail on the head to help you improve your collaboration sessions. Listen close to hear how you can improve your ability give and receive critique, as well as how you can build upon others' ideas. Over the next few weeks, listen along and ask yourself the hard questions. Figure out where it is you can make improvements. I bet we will talk about it. At the end of each episode, we will leave you with a challenge. Our hope is that after taking the challenge, you can report back on what you learned or experience. Feel free to drop us a line and share your story. Messages can be received on LinkedIn or Instagram, or via DM on the Designed Today slack channel. We hope to hear from ya.This series came about after a recent LinkedIn post caught some attention and found over 100 comments on the topic. You can see the original post here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/dillonwinspear_hey-linkedin-fam-i-wanted-to-ask-all-my-activity-6705972662327394304-xEZAPlease consider subscribing to Designed Today on any of the popular podcasting platforms.**********************************Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillonwinspear/Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Feb 2

41 min 17 sec

There are a ton of different niches of design out in the world today, from physical products to digital products, learning products, and even voice products. That last one there is something I wasn't all too familiar with and was excited to have my guest Lauren Madsen come on the show to give us an introduction.Lauren works full time as a conversational AI designer at Rain, a digital agency located here in Utah. While the field is still fairly new and developing, Lauren has provided us with tons of tips and insights into getting started. In this episode, we discuss the process of designing for voice, as well as the parallels between designing for this platform as opposed to other types of products. We also talk about how you can make a jump into this field if you're really digging it. Find Lauren:LinkedIn:  Lauren Madsen | LinkedInPlease consider subscribing to Designed Today on any of the popular podcasting platforms.**********************************Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillonwinspear/Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Jan 26

41 min 43 sec

This is week 4 of the Soft-Skills mini-series where Uncle Mikey (Michael Curtis) and I dive into the intangible skills that give designers an edge in the journey. Our focus today is on facilitation. Nearly every moment of my day is found in meetings, many of them which I am running or coordinating. Prior to a management role, I'd still say over half my day was in UX focused meetings. With that in mind, it's no wonder designers need to become masters of facilitation. Over the next few weeks, listen along and ask yourself the hard questions. Figure out where it is you can make improvements. I bet we will talk about it. At the end of each episode, we will leave you with a challenge. Our hope is that after taking the challenge, you can report back on what you learned or experience. Feel free to drop us a line and share your story. Messages can be received on LinkedIn or Instagram, or via DM on the Designed Today slack channel. We hope to hear from ya.This series came about after a recent LinkedIn post caught some attention and found over 100 comments on the topic. You can see the original post here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/dillonwinspear_hey-linkedin-fam-i-wanted-to-ask-all-my-activity-6705972662327394304-xEZAPlease consider subscribing to Designed Today on any of the popular podcasting platforms.**********************************Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillonwinspear/Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Jan 19

37 min 32 sec

New year, new you, right? How about some money in your pocket, how does that sound? If you’ve not started your freelance career, then what are you waiting for? Sure it can be intimidating, but tell me what new thing isn't. On the show today, I’ve got Jeremy Mura, a contract designer from Down Unda joining me to talk about how you can improve your communication skills with your contracted clients. Jeremy has been freelancing for years and on top of that, he’s been diligent in helping designers upgrade their design skills. You might be one of his 60 thousand Instagram followers or his 20 thousand youtube subscribers. Or maybe you’re one of the 35 thousand students who’s taken one of his skillshare courses. Serious clout for someone who made the jump into design not too long ago. All this to say, you can do it too. Find Jeremy:Instagram: Branding & Design | JeremyYouTube: Jeremy Mura - YouTubeSkillshare: Join - SkillshareFree Course Link (20 available)https://skl.sh/30nDjfdPlease consider subscribing to Designed Today on any of the popular podcasting platforms.**********************************Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillonwinspear/Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Jan 12

43 min 29 sec

The new year is off to the races. Like many of you, I've got my fingers crossed for a better year than the last. I recognize however that to make the year better, I've got to do my part. Make your own luck. My encouragement to you today is this... If you're not a "resolution" kind of person, join me (a fellow non-resolution person) in breaking that mold this year. Isolate and identify those things in your life that are bringing you happiness, and chase after more of it. Identify what you want to accomplish this year, and make plans to achieve it. Designed Today has some fun things planned for the new year, and I'm excited to continue to introduce you to new guestsPlease consider subscribing to Designed Today on any of the popular podcasting platforms.**********************************Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillonwinspear/Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspe

Jan 5

9 min 40 sec

The last 2 years have been an incredible journey. In this episode, we will celebrate with 7 of our fan-favorite guests. Please consider subscribing to Designed Today on any of the popular podcasting platforms.**********************************Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillonwinspear/Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Dec 2020

1 hr 18 min

With the last double-digit episode of Designed Today, I’ve brought on another special guest. Torrey Podmajersky is the author of the best seller Strategic Writing for UX, one of the original UX writing books published by Oreilly, and holds a 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon. Additionally, Torrey works as a UX writer for Google and was kind enough to share her time with us today. In this episode, we talk about how every UX designer can become a better UX writer with some basic insights to help frame it up right in your mind. We also talk about typical problems that designers tend to struggle with when they write, and how to overcome them.Find Torrey:LinkedIn: Torrey (Newcomb) PodmajerskyAmazon: Strategic Writing for UXPlease consider subscribing to Designed Today on any of the popular podcasting platforms.**********************************Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillonwinspear/Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Nov 2020

42 min 7 sec

This is week 3 of the Soft-Skills mini-series, and we are starting off where both Uncle Mikey and I struggled in the self-assessment challenge from last week. The category of struggle was collaborating in groups, which in and of itself is a huge category of topics. We narrowed in on articulating your design choices and taking your stakeholders along on the journey of your design process.This week's challenge is to record yourself presenting. It can either be in an actual meeting in which you're presenting or record yourself as your prepare to present for your next meeting. Either way, the hope is that you'll come out of it capable of taking a few notes in where you can improve on your presentation skills. Over the next few weeks, listen along and ask yourself the hard questions. Figure out where it is you can make improvements. I bet we will talk about it. At the end of each episode, we will leave you with a challenge. Our hope is that after taking the challenge, you can report back on what you learned or experience. Feel free to drop us a line and share your story. Messages can be received on LinkedIn or Instagram, or via DM on the Designed Today slack channel. We hope to hear from ya.This series came about after a recent LinkedIn post caught some attention and found over 100 comments on the topic. You can see the original post here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/dillonwinspear_hey-linkedin-fam-i-wanted-to-ask-all-my-activity-6705972662327394304-xEZAPlease consider subscribing to Designed Today on any of the popular podcasting platforms.**********************************Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillonwinspear/Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Nov 2020

33 min 13 sec

My guest today has made a huge splash in the freelance design world after. After his appearance on the Young Guns show hosted by Chris Do of The Futur, Connor was off to the races designing logos for businesses of all types. But to get himself to that point he had to be prepared. In his own words, learn what worked and what didn't work for Connor as he jumped both feet into the freelance career.Find Connor:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cfowlerdesign/Dribbble: https://dribbble.com/cfowlerdesignPlease consider subscribing to Designed Today any of the popular podcasting platforms.**********************************Patron Spotlight: Cindy RossWebsite: https://www.cindersblock.com/Behance: https://www.behance.net/cindygoodmanrossLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cindygoodmanross/Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillonwinspear/Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Nov 2020

42 min 38 sec

If you're joining us for week 2 of our mini-series on Soft-Skills, we're going to assume you no longer need to be convinced of the importance of these skills in the workplace. I will take this opportunity however to note that, none of this will matter if you can't honestly assess where you stand when it comes to these skills. All of this will be time wasted if you're not earnestly invested in improving your soft-skills.This stage is going to sting a little bit. If you're doing it right, then you're going to have to face some truths you've either willfully ignored or become blatantly oblivious to. Our challenge to you this week is to take the self-assessment via the link below and reflect on those results. We'll be back in 2 weeks with part 3. Self Assessment: https://www.skillsyouneed.com/quiz/343479Over the next few weeks, listen along and ask yourself the hard questions. Figure out where it is you can make improvements. I bet we will talk about it. At the end of each episode, we will leave you with a challenge. Our hope is that after taking the challenge, you can report back on what you learned or experience. Feel free to drop us a line and share your story. Messages can be received on LinkedIn or Instagram, or via DM on the Designed Today slack channel. We hope to hear from ya.This series came about after a recent LinkedIn post caught some attention and found over 100 comments on the topic. You can see the original post here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/dillonwinspear_hey-linkedin-fam-i-wanted-to-ask-all-my-activity-6705972662327394304-xEZAPlease consider subscribing to Designed Today any of the popular podcasting platforms.**********************************Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillonwinspear/Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Nov 2020

35 min

Laura Silva is the VP of Accessible UX Design at Bank of America and shares with us what a day in her life looks like. Her background wasn't always rooted in accessibility, but after a few life events, she felt inclined to help those who are often forgotten. In this episode, you'll learn how you can look out for those with different accessibility needs, whether they be physical or mental, temporal or permanent.We also get to answer a few questions that come in from the audience, which contributed to a great episode. *This episode of Designed Today was recorded a couple of months back in front of a live virtual audience in association with Product Hive.*Find Laura:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lausilvah/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurasilvah/Resources:https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/wcag/https://www.a11yproject.com/checklist/https://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker/Please consider subscribing to Designed Today any of the popular podcasting platforms.**********************************Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillonwinspear/Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Oct 2020

56 min 17 sec

I've got some special for you... Today's introduction is the start of a new mini-series in which my good friend Michael Curtis will be joining me to talk about Soft Skills, and how you can strengthen your own.Over the last few years, I've found Uncle Mikey and I expressing similar thoughts on the topic. It's one of the reasons that we became friends in the first place. Over the last couple years, you've heard me share some thoughts here and there about these soft skills, also known as 'interpersonal skills', or umbrellaed under the term 'Emotional Intelligence'. Today marks the start of series which we hope will help bring you greater awareness into your own soft skills, and how to improve in the area that needs improvement. After all, studies have shown that only 15% of your workplace success can be contributed to your hard-skills, therefore 85% of what will bring you success in your career can't be found in your classroom curriculum. Over the next few weeks, listen along and ask yourself the hard questions. Figure out where it is you can make improvements. I bet we will talk about it. At the end of each episode, we will leave you with a challenge. Our hope is that after taking the challenge, you can report back on what you learned or experience. Feel free to drop us a line and share your story. Messages can be received on LinkedIn or Instagram, or via DM on the Designed Today slack channel. We hope to hear from ya.This series came about after a recent LinkedIn post caught some attention and found over 100 comments on the topic. You can see the original post here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/dillonwinspear_hey-linkedin-fam-i-wanted-to-ask-all-my-activity-6705972662327394304-xEZAPlease consider subscribing to Designed Today any of the popular podcasting platforms.**********************************Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillonwinspear/Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Oct 2020

28 min

Jared Spool, the Maker of Awesomeness and co-founder of Center Centre UIE, is here to share some great insights. We discuss the steps you should be taking before leaving your UX Schooling, and what you can do to help you secure a job after graduation and avoid those first-year growing pains.Additionally, we jump to the other side of the table in the hiring process. Learn how to streamline and hire better candidates. Find Jared:Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jmspool/Center Centre UIE: https://www.uie.com/Please consider subscribing to Designed Today any of the popular podcasting platforms.**********************************Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayTwitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Oct 2020

49 min 8 sec

A much overdue Q&A session with questions sent in by the listeners via Slack, LinkedIn, and Instagram. The questions tackled in this episode include:"How did you start learning? How did you find the right resources?""How did you land your first job as a designer?""What skills should good UX Designers have?""How do you keep yourself inspired and up to date with the design world?"Thank you for your questions, and if there is ever anything I can do, I'm happy to help.Please Subscribe to any of the popular podcasting platforms. Just search Designed Today.**********************************Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayTwitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Oct 2020

17 min 38 sec

It wasn't too long ago that people were born and their parents knew from Day 1 what they were going to grow up to be. For some it was a Doctor, for others it was a lawyer. Some people were going to take over the family grocery store. But if you start asking around, I could almost guarantee nobody today was born and raised to be a UX Designer. This would then mean that a career in UX wasn't planned, and we stumbled into the field from some other discipline. For me, a career in UX Design wasn't discovered until a few years after receiving my bachelor's degree in Business Marketing.My guest today is Ioana Teleanue, she is the face behind the extremely popular and insightful Instagram account @UXGoodies. With over 200k followers, she is continually sharing tips and advice for those getting into the field of UX.Today we discuss first how your unique background before getting into UX can be a benefit to you, and second, we delve into some of the advice she's given to designers who are stuck in their early career not knowing the next move. Find Ioana:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uxgoodiesLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ioanateleanuMedium: https://medium.com/@ioanaadriana.teleanuPlease consider subscribing to Designed Today any of the popular podcasting platforms.**********************************If you're interested in joining me for the Salt Lake City Design Week event, you can register here: https://generalassemb.ly/education/intro-to-the-salt-lake-city-design-community/salt-lake-city/152492Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayTwitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Sep 2020

40 min 55 sec

In 2020, it's still unlikely to come across UX positions that still don't require a bit of UI work. However, unless you came from a visual design background, chances are you didn't spend much time learning UI while in your Bootcamp or online learning. This could ultimately hinder your hireability.Give this episode a listen and take the challenge to improve your UI over the next couple of weeks. Please Subscribe to any of the popular podcasting platforms. Just search Designed Today.**********************************Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayTwitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Sep 2020

7 min 17 sec

Social media cultivates a world in which we feel pressured to live behind a facade of "everything's good" and "always sunshine over here" - but the truth of the matter is nobody is actually living that way, so why do we pretend?When quarantine hit, and everyone found themselves working from home, I began to see a natural evolution to get a glimpse of what happens "behind the scenes". From kids walking into zoom meetings, to dirty laundry in the backgrounds, to cats walking across keyboards. And guess what, nobody cared. Fact, it almost resonated to be able to see your boss experiencing the same things you were facing. Turns out, being real and vulnerable may actually resonate more with people than these facades we've created and hide behind. My guest today is branding and logo design superstar, James Martin. Nobody has personified vulnerability and transparency on social media as this man has, and he'll be the first to tell you that his vulnerability has only yielded positive results. Whether you've got a massive following or no following at all, we can benefit from learning how to live with a little more vulnerability. Find James:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/made.by.james/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-martin-3b594698/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3DqNqStdvIzB3sk0H9MUDAPlease Subscribe either on Youtube or on any of the popular podcasting platforms. Just search Designed Today.**********************************Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayTwitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Sep 2020

44 min 19 sec

Case studies are already an incredibly tricky thing to figure out. Even once we get all the details locked in, it's easy to lack confidence when we see parts of the traditional UX process missing from a project.If you're considering a small white lie to work in a survey which never actually happened, or if you want to showcase some other skills that just aren't as apparent in your case studies, let me put forth this idea I've been working on that I call "Micro Case Studies."Please Subscribe either on Youtube or on any of the popular podcasting platforms. Just search Designed Today.**********************************Want to take your UX Resume from ZERO to HERO? Enroll in my free course: https://designedtoday.com/resume-run-through/Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayTwitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Sep 2020

7 min 15 sec

Many people struggle to find that balance between speaking up for your design decisions and coming off as too defensive. This balance between humble yet confident is a hard one to master. Fortunately, my guest today, Elize Todd, as figured out how to strike that balance and has learned the positive outcomes of speaking out.This goes even further than just articulating or presenting your project. You should also consider (although scary) how to vocalize what you need from your company, peers, and other coworkers. Find Elize:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elize_ux/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizetodd/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/weezytoddPlease Subscribe either on Youtube or on any of the popular podcasting platforms. Just search Designed Today.**********************************Want to take your UX Resume from ZERO to HERO? Enroll in my free course: https://designedtoday.com/resume-run-through/Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayTwitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Sep 2020

43 min 41 sec

We are all going to have bad days. We're all going to have those days where we planned out our stretch goals, and when it comes time to act, we find excuses not to do it. I've found that for me its important on those days to just show up. Show up for your job, your class, and the workshop you RSVP'd for. Show up for your friends and family. Taking a day off just makes it harder to get going again the next day. What are you training your mind for? What have you conditioned your brain to do when you just don't want to take action? Do it anyway. Please Subscribe either on Youtube or on any of the popular podcasting platforms. Just search Designed Today.**********************************Want to take your UX Resume from ZERO to HERO? Enroll in my free course: https://designedtoday.com/resume-run-through/Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayTwitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Aug 2020

4 min 33 sec

You might "like" Disney, but that's childsplay in comparison to my next guest. In this episode of Designed Today, my guest Adam Landefeld, the SVP of Product at Domo, shares insights he's learned from the original Disney Imagineers and how he's applied it to building software products.Adam has been passionate about all things Disney from an early age. Studying what made Walt, Walt. Today he's been able to become friends with many of the remaining original Disney Imagineers. If you've not heard of an Imagineer before, these were the folks that Walt hired to help bring a bit of the Disney Magic Cinema to his highly anticipated theme park, Disneyland.You can find Adam on Linkedin here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamlandefeld/Please Subscribe either on Youtube or on any of the popular podcasting platforms. Just search Designed Today.**********************************Want to take your UX Resume from ZERO to HERO? Enroll in my free course: https://designedtoday.com/resume-run-through/Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayTwitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Aug 2020

49 min 57 sec

What a whirlwind of a week. I somehow went from extreme excitement on a project to a grinding halt after just one phone call. What happened that lead me to have to fire this client, I'll let you know in this week's storytime.I share these stories not to put anybody on blast. You wouldn't know the people or companies I'm talking about because I'm trying to keep their anonymity. But there ARE lessons to be learned here, and those are most valuable.Please Subscribe either on Youtube or on any of the popular podcasting platforms. Just search Designed Today.**********************************Want to take your UX Resume from ZERO to HERO? Enroll in my free course: https://designedtoday.com/resume-run-through/Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayTwitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Aug 2020

8 min 33 sec

Often times we think of our UX Deliverables as a checkbox or a level to pass. It's in those situations you need to remind yourself of why that checkbox exists. Understanding the value of our deliverables starts with knowing what the deliverables are, and the value they can bring to the table. Ana Santos is passionate about these deliverables, and on today's episode, she's going to coach you through how to make the most of them. Specifically, we will take a look at our portfolio case studies, and understand the value of each step along the process. Ana's background in UX Design is strong and includes a contract role with Google in her early career. Give this episode of Designed Today a listen and learn how you can strengthen your portfolio and case studies by understanding the value of your deliverables.You can find and connect with Ana here:Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anaux/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ux.by.ana/Website: https://ana-santos.com/Please Subscribe either on Youtube or on any of the popular podcasting platforms. Just search Designed Today.**********************************Want to take your UX Resume from ZERO to HERO? Enroll in my free course: https://designedtoday.com/resume-run-through/Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayTwitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Aug 2020

37 min 43 sec

If you've found yourself struggling with your business because they don't understand UX, and they don't understand what you're trying to bring to the table, I got just the trick.In today's episode, I'm going to help those tortured designers figure out how to fix their situation, but it's probably not as you'd expect.Please Subscribe either on Youtube or on any of the popular podcasting platforms. Just search Designed Today.**********************************Want to take your UX Resume from ZERO to HERO? Enroll in my free course: https://designedtoday.com/resume-run-through/Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayTwitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Jul 2020

4 min 6 sec

There are many reasons that today is the best day to begin your own freelance UX career. Many in my network were laid off at the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic and rehiring has been slow. Others are just unhappy with their job and have found it difficult to leave just yet. Whatever your reason, its not too soon to start the journey.My guest today is the perfect guest to get you started. Michael Janda has an extensive background in design as a service including a successful agency with top clients like Fox and Disney. More recently he's turned Business and Design coach. His newest course "Freelance with Janda" is now available.In today's episode, he takes us through some of the secrets to success in those first few months of your freelance career. Please Subscribe either on Youtube or on any of the popular podcasting platforms. Just search Designed Today.**********************************Want to take your UX Resume from ZERO to HERO? Enroll in my free course: https://designedtoday.com/resume-run-through/Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayTwitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Jul 2020

46 min 4 sec

Are you avoiding the glaringly obvious issues of your product because of how familiar you've gotten with the glaring mistake? Maybe you're not even sure how to answer it because if it was still glaringly obvious, then you'd address it. Well, it's not that simple. Stockholm Syndrome in the Design world is when we've become all too familiar with whatever hardship we've created in our product that we find workarounds for ourselves and call it finished. Your audience won't feel the same way. Give todays episode a listen to assess if you've missed some dark corners in your projects that need to have some light shined on them again. Also, learn how you can avoid running into these situations altogether. Please Subscribe either on Youtube or on any of the popular podcasting platforms. Just search Designed Today.**********************************Want to take your UX Resume from ZERO to HERO? Enroll in my free course: https://designedtoday.com/resume-run-through/Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayTwitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Jul 2020

4 min 51 sec

Today you get to meet a friend and mentee of mine, Uliti Fangupo. I met him over two years ago when he was in the middle of a UX Bootcamp. He reached out trying to better himself and his career. It was clear to me that he had the "Drive" and "Ambition" to succeed in the real world. I took him under my wing and gave him a couple of opportunities and he spun it into gold. After 120+ applications for different jobs, he re-evaluated his approach and landed a great job with a start-up in which he's been successfully building products ever since. Ambition & drive can be a double-edged sword. For as much good as it can do you, it can have its drawbacks. Everyone needs to learn how to cultivate their drive and ambition, but balance it amidst your other qualities. You can find more of Uliti below:Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ulitifangupo/Please Subscribe either on Youtube or on any of the popular podcasting platforms. Just search Designed Today.**********************************Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayTwitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Jul 2020

46 min 15 sec

Building off of Episode 76 with the Boxing analogy, I'm going to keep that thought process moving forward and share with you today why you need to keep those gloves up and protecting your face.Among the many punches that will be thrown at a designer as they go along their design process, is the unintentional biases that could slip in and knock us off balance. The outcome is a project that will feel a bit wobbly, and your confidence in the right course of action will diminish. Today we take a look at 2 of the more common biases that could creep into your project:Confirmation BiasSurvivorship BiasLearn more about survivorship bias: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivorship_biasPlease Subscribe either on Youtube or on any of the popular podcasting platforms. Just search Designed Today.Enjoy 40% an hour-long coaching session with ME! Just sign up before July 10th and use the promocode: PUTMEINCOACHWant to take your UX Resume from ZERO to HERO? Enroll in my free course: https://designedtoday.com/resume-run-through/**********************************Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayTwitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Jun 2020

6 min 18 sec

Mariah Hay has built product organizations for some years now, most recently for the publicly traded company, Pluralsight. She was directly involved in growing its product team from 150 to 600 contributors in just a short couple of years. In today's episode, she shares some of the insights gained in helping design those organizations to function at a high level, and what it takes to distribute information to all key players on those teams. Additionally, we spend a lot of time talking about job titles. For the early-stage UX Designer, this is something you MUST listen to. You can find more of Mariah below:Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariahhay/Twitter: https://twitter.com/mariahhayTalk: https://vimeo.com/288526528Please Subscribe either on Youtube or on any of the popular podcasting platforms. Just search Designed Today.**********************************Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayTwitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Jun 2020

38 min 43 sec

Even when I go to the gym, it's hard for me not to continue thinking about the world of UX. As I'm throwing punches into a bag and trying to better my footwork, lessons, and relations flood my mind that would have otherwise been a stretch. UX Designers can throw a combination of punches. But as the fight progresses we've got to be able to pivot and stay in a good position. All that comes down to our footwork. A UX Designers' footwork is our unique ability to adapt to changing conditions and informationPlease Subscribe either on Youtube or on any of the popular podcasting platforms. Just search Designed Today.**********************************Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayTwitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Jun 2020

5 min 27 sec

Last year I met with and had lunch with a recent UX Bootcamp graduate. Throughout that lunch, I was impressed by her level of understanding and knew that her realizations since Bootcamp could help so many who were still in school. With that, I invited her to the show and it was well worth it.My guest today is Olivia Laboriel, shes a freelance UX Designer who graduated last year from a local 13 week Bootcamp. This episode isn't a knock or slander towards her Bootcamp or any Bootcamp for that matter, just a heads up on what you might want to be paying attention to while in school. Please Subscribe either on Youtube or on any of the popular podcasting platforms. Just search Designed Today.**********************************Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayTwitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Jun 2020

40 min 43 sec

Today we depart from the topic of UX and dissect what makes a champion. I'm going to guess that if you listen, watch Designed Today, or are reading these show notes, you are in the pursuit of becoming better. But we often struggle to figure out where to begin. Setting goals should come easily, but getting lost in the details of that goal is all too common. Today's episode is designed to help you understand what I've been doing recently to get me out of a extra-mile rut. Please Subscribe either on Youtube or on any of the popular podcasting platforms. Just search Designed Today.**********************************Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayTwitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Jun 2020

4 min 53 sec

The Twitter legend himself, Mr. Doug Collins (aka @DougCollinsUX) is here to teach you some fundamentals and specifics of designing for accessibility. Whether you're new to the field of UX or 5+ years, you'll be able to take something away from the insights he's garnished with over 19 years of experience. Additionally, he is offering his course on accessibility for FREE to the first 100 listeners to sign up. That link can be found here: https://skl.sh/2H14HV9Please Subscribe either on Youtube or on any of the popular podcasting platforms. Just search Designed Today.**********************************Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayTwitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

May 2020

31 min 4 sec

Did the title get you to come here for a story about how I was a design diva and I've overcome that? Or maybe for a spiteful story about design divas? Wow, what a clickbaity title. Sure there is a bit of design diva in all of us. It's hard to find a pure-bred design diva. But lets self assess to make sure that that design diva which IS in each of us, doesn't take the mainstage all too often. Please Subscribe either on Youtube or on any of the popular podcasting platforms. Just search Designed Today.**********************************Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayTwitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

May 2020

6 min 54 sec

Catherine Wong is the Chief of Product at Domo, a company that gives other companies BI leverage at cloud scale in record time. Her downline includes around 200 Engineers, Product Managers, and UX Designers. When asked "What advice do you have for someone in tech who is early in their career?" Catherine's response was simply, "Hustle". This isn't just lip service either. I don't know very many people who've portrayed that mentality more than her. Catherines "Come-Up" story is filled with advice and lessons that will resonate with anyone early in their career, be it still in school or 5-10 years in. Please Subscribe either on Youtube or on any of the popular podcasting platforms. Just search Designed Today.**********************************Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayTwitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

May 2020

32 min 34 sec

Every now and then its fun to go un-scripted and answer a bunch of audience submitted questions. On this episode, we answer the questionsHow do I increase the phone calls I receive after applying for a job? And how can I get around the whole "no work experience" issue?What is Nuemorphism? How can I avoid getting frazzled at morning stand-up meetings?Is it a good time to get into the UX industry given our current conditions?How do you repair broken trust in the workplace?These questions came in via the Designed Today slack community. If you want to join the community, you're invited! Head to DesignedToday.com/community to receive your invite. Resource:https://uxdesign.cc/neumorphism-in-user-interfaces-b47cef3bf3a6Please Subscribe either on Youtube or on any of the popular podcasting platforms. Just search Designed Today.**********************************Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayTwitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

May 2020

18 min

Finding a mentor is one of the first things every new designer should be doing. But who should that person be? What if on the other side of the coin its now your turn to mentor the next designer. How do you set them down the right course? Patrick Cox has had his time on both sides of that coin and has come to bring insights for your journey. Resources:https://www.designmuch.org/Please Subscribe either on Youtube or on any of the popular podcasting platforms. Just search Designed Today. **********************************Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayTwitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Apr 2020

38 min 9 sec

Don't for a second believe that you're the only one struggling in this new world we are living in. We've had so much throw at us over the last couple of months, things that nobody has had time to prepare for or practice. But we are problem solvers and creators, don't let the apathy created by today's environment get you to slow down. Learn more about 'The Rule of Three' :https://pod.link/designedtoday/episode/aHR0cHM6Ly93aW5zcGVhcmRlc2lnbnMuY29tLz9wPTY5MTY=Please Subscribe either on Youtube or on any of the popular podcasting platforms. Just search Designed Today. **********************************Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective**********************************Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtodayWebsite: https://DesignedToday.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.TodayTwitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

Apr 2020

6 min 16 sec

Inclusion and diversity is a tough topic to tackle, but it must be tackled. Knowing how flat it would fall if I tackled this topic in a rant, I decided to seek out someone who could enlighten all of us from a different perspective. Nissa Farley has been in management for most of her career. Today she is the Director of Product Management at CHG Healthcare, where she continues to place a focus on attracting, hiring and retaining people from different diverse backgrounds. In today's episode, she will share helpful tips for how you can start the wave of inclusivity at your workplace, even if you're not in management. It can always start with just one person. You can be that person to help lift someone around you. Resources:Brene Brown: Braving the Wilderness // Amazon Book HereAlso, check out her Netflix special "The Call To Courage"Please Subscribe either on Youtube or on any of the popular podcasting platforms. Just search Designed Today. **********************************Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective

Apr 2020

30 min 16 sec

I've been thinking about this concept for a few weeks now, ever since a friend of mine shared it on social media. It's not necessarily a design principle that you'd have learned about in school, but it applies here none the less. Before you attempt your next redesign, or before you start on a new project which you inherited from a previous designer, consider this principle.Please Subscribe either here on Youtube or on any of the popular podcasting platforms. Just search Designed Today. **********************************Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective

Apr 2020

4 min 13 sec

Nir is an author of two awesome books that you’ve probably heard of. His first became a wall street journal bestseller, titled Hooked: How to build habit-forming products. His second, released last year in which I devoured in just a couple weeks, is called Indistractable: How to control your attention and choose your life. For those who’ve gotten to know me, you know this was something I was eager to read. When Nir came to Utah and spoke at a local event, I couldn’t hold back from asking him to join me on the show. He graciously agreed, and here we are. Nir has been on a ton of podcasts, all of which I’ve listened to. I tried my best to dig into topics and hear him expound on thoughts I had not yet heard him speak on, so listen close.Links!Check out the book: https://www.nirandfar.com/Indistractable/Schedule Maker Tool: https://nirandfar.com/schedule-maker/Summary Article: https://www.nirandfar.com/skill-of-the-future/Distraction Guide: https://www.nirandfar.com/distractions/Habits vs Routines Article: https://www.nirandfar.com/habits/Please Subscribe either here on Youtube or on any of the popular podcasting platforms. Just search Designed Today. **********************************Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective.

Mar 2020

38 min 3 sec

Its the end of March, but its the first episode of 2020. Welcome back to Designed Today, I've got a lot to catch you up on including what's happened over the last few months, how my time was spent, how I've been inspired, and what you can expect next from the show.Links mentioned in Episode:All new Designed Today website: http://designedtoday.com/Shia Labeouf & Kristen Stewart - Actors on Actors - Full Conversation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDUIZqXNk-MDemi Lovato - Anyon (Grammys 2020): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqtooBbxuawUpcoming Guests:Nir EyalCatherine WongSteven MellorDoug CollinsAnd many more...Please Subscribe either on Youtube or on any of the popular podcasting platforms.Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we’ll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective.

Mar 2020

13 min 49 sec

Imposter Syndrome. It sucks. And you’re not alone in feeling it. After doing some research I found that 70% of the people in this country have at least a passing acquaintance with the feelings or symptoms that are associated with imposter syndrome. These thoughts come along with feelings of anxiety, self-doubt, unworthiness, perfectionism, and fear of failure.I feel it too. But I’ve also found that talking about these thoughts and feelings is one of the best ways to move past these thoughts and feelings. So here we go, let’s talk about it.Please Subscribe either on Youtube or on any of the popular podcasting platforms.Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we’ll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective.

Nov 2019

6 min 23 sec

Danno stopped by to talk collaboration.

Nov 2019

39 min 42 sec