S6E10 An interview with Natalia Vargas, Director of Product Design for Cariloop
What is UX?
by Pek Pongpaet
10M ago
Natalia is a design leader from La Paz, Bolivia and now works in Dallas, Texas as Director of Product Design for Cariloop, a caregiver support company focused on relieving the stress and anxiety felt by all caregivers. After interning at advertising agencies she fell in love with the interaction design portions of campaigns and quickly transitioned into the world of user experience. She’s had the great fortune of working with some exciting brands, most notably Verizon, 7-Eleven, Animal Supply Company, Coca-Cola and Qdoba, before ultimately adopting the mission of helping caregivers. Natalia is ..read more
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S6E7 An interview with Alicia Warren, Product Design Director for IT Products at Rippling
What is UX?
by Pek Pongpaet
10M ago
Alicia is a Product Design Director for IT Products at Rippling - the platform that frees smart people to work on hard problems! She has been a designer across industries, including higher education, academia, insurance, pharmacy, e-commerce, and technology, and is an Adjunct Instructor at Columbia College, where she focuses on how to prepare for moving from college to what your life as a designer will be like. She co-organizes the Ladies that UX Chicago meetup, where she brings conversations like accessibility, ethics in design, and emotional intelligence to the community. In this episode, w ..read more
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S6E4 An interview with Glen Lipka, Product Design Leader
What is UX?
by Pek Pongpaet
10M ago
Glen Lipka is a product leader who has created innovative products for B2B companies since 1995. Previously, he was the first employee at Marketo, best in class marketing automation software acquired by Adobe and helped guide the company through IPO up to 1000 employees in 9 years. He holds several patents in design innovations. In this episode, we talked about: What is the definition of design for Glen? How does Glen think about design? Glen on being the first employee at Marketo His job and learning in the pre-internet era Designers and their role in society The one rule of design for Glen ..read more
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S6E2 An interview with Erik Kennedy, Designer & CEO at Learn UI Design
What is UX?
by Pek Pongpaet
10M ago
Erik Kennedy is the creator of Learn UI Design and Learn UX Design. He’s also a freelance UX/UI designer based in Seattle, WA. He has also spoken in the US and abroad at businesses, meetups, and universities (like UC Berkeley, Yale, and UW). His design writing has been read by over a million people. In this episode, we talked about: How Erik got into teaching design Erik’s design tips Erik enumerates and explains 7 Rules for Creating Gorgeous UI Erik’s UI and UX courses for students Erik talks about his teaching style and the types of students he has Design Hacks newsletter His course, Lear ..read more
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S6E1 An interview with Jeany Ngo, Co-Founder at Kairos
What is UX?
by Pek Pongpaet
10M ago
Jeany Ngo is the co-founder at Kairos, which provides the tools for anyone to create, publish and sell NFTs without touching a single line of code. She blends her love of visual storytelling with thoughtful understanding of user behavior. 10+ years in product, UX/UI, and visual design comes from working at Brex, Airbnb, LinkedIn and consulting for design agencies and startups. Clients include Figma, Ueno, TM, Crunchyroll, Tempo Fitness, Handshake, Safari Riot, Yembo Inc, GoInsurance, Eleven Inc, Mira, Osmo Systems, Proven. In this episode, we talked about: Jeany’s career journey at Airbnb ..read more
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S5E9 An Interview with Pawel Bak, Lead Product Designer, Manager at AbbVie
What is UX?
by Pek Pongpaet
10M ago
Pawel Bak is a strategic and passionate product/service designer with 12+ years of experience designing for mobile, wearables and IoT devices. Designs and helps develop high-performing design solutions and engaging customer experiences which drive business goals and user satisfaction for well-known brands. An innovative and hard-working leader who is both strong on ideation and implementation, as well as on enabling global agile teams to succeed. Mentors designers and manages established or growing design teams. Builds collaborations and establishes trust to engage and influence global stakeho ..read more
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S5E7 An Interview with Katie Swindler, Innovation Design Strategist at AllState, author
What is UX?
by Pek Pongpaet
10M ago
Katie Swindler is a human-centered design strategist with 15 years of experience. Originally educated as a theatre director, her creative approach combines storytelling and technology, emotion and utility to enable brands to connect deeply with consumers and fulfill real human needs. Author of the book Life & Death Design, published by Rosenfeld Media in January 2022, which looks at what life-saving technology can teach us about designing for the human stress response. She’s an experienced presenter who has spoken on UX topics internationally at industry events such as SXSW Interactive, I ..read more
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S5E6 An Interview with Nicole Torgersen, Vice President of Design at Dialpad
What is UX?
by Pek Pongpaet
10M ago
Nicole Torgersen is Vice President of Design at Dialpad. She’s been working in digital design since the late '90s working with a range of industries including cloud collab and storage at Dropbox, retail at Gap, and recruiting at Monster Worldwide. A Design craftsperson by trade, Nicole has been a leader most of her career, building teams by way of leveraging empathy and vulnerability in the balance to find business impact while mentoring individuals. In this episode, we talked about: Nicole’s role in Dialpad How did Nicole get into design? How to become a leader Her career at Monster Worldw ..read more
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S5E5 An Interview with Ryan Tauss, Ex-Associate Director of Product Design at Tide Cleaners
What is UX?
by Pek Pongpaet
10M ago
Ryan Tauss is the leading product design for Tide Cleaners. The past almost 4 years, along with a talented crew have greenfield an entire suite of applications that help run operations, customer service, and improve the guest experience making laundry as convenient as just using your thumb. Before that, he worked at America's largest church, Life.Church. It was at this time in his career he made a switch from graphic design to product design. He went from art directing and brand creation to contributing to just about every digital space of Life.Church. He understands agency life and how fun an ..read more
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S5E4 How Google Designs for the Next Billion Users with Sumier Phalake
What is UX?
by Pek Pongpaet
10M ago
Sumier Phalake is Head of Design, Next Billion Users at Google, which focuses on products that bring connectivity to users in emerging markets. He has over 15 years of experience across both consumer and enterprise products. Episode highlights: What is “Next Billion Users” (Google) and how it benefits people? Files by Google - file management that helps mobile freeing up space Files by Google success and its million users around the world Sumier cited more of their products Sumier on working on tools to make Googlers more productive and more beneficial to Google users How did Sumier get int ..read more
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