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The Great Design Lead Podcast

The Great Design Lead Podcast

By Emily Giordano
A wonderful excuse for me to meet new people and chat with my friends about design.


✨New episodes every Wednesday!✨


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#24: Lazar Lazovic
Taking a one-week break from design guests to hang out with Lazar Lazovic, and listen to his stories of travel, rowing, and a little design. Lazar is a civil engineering senior at Drexel University and will be working for the engineering firm, Pennoni Associates, upon graduation.  Disclaimer: My audio is a bit spotty since two using microphones was an experiment. It'll be better with the next episode. Contact Guest: Lazar Lazovic  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lazar-lazovic-0a4830192/ Contact Host: Emily Giordano Email: emily@greatdesignlead.com Company Website: www.greatdesignlead.com Personal Website: www.emilygiordano.com Instagram: @greatdesignlead - https://www.instagram.com/greatdesignlead/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-giordano/
02:03:03
October 20, 2021
#23: Marta Kovalova
Marta Kovalova is a graphic design senior at Drexel University and a social media content creator. Listen to her story of moving from Kyiv, Ukraine to Washington, DC, studying fine art in high school, and moving to Philly to study design in college. Contact Guest: Marta Kovalova Email: marta.kovalova2015@gmail.com Website: https://martakov.com/ Instagram: @marta_kov - https://www.instagram.com/marta_kov/ Snapchat: @marta_236 Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/marta-kovalova-3a29021a1/ Contact Host: Emily Giordano Email: emily@greatdesignlead.com Company Website: www.greatdesignlead.com Personal Website: www.emilygiordano.com Instagram: @greatdesignlead - https://www.instagram.com/greatdesignlead/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-giordano/
01:48:41
October 13, 2021
#22: Waldo Broodrÿk
Waldo Broodrÿk is the Director of User Advocacy at Webflow. Listen for his story of coming to the US at 8 years old from South Africa and spending time with family, community, and longboarding along the way to becoming a key leader in the no-code movement. Contact Guest: Waldo Broodrÿk Website: https://youfoundwaldo.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/waldobroodryk Dribble: https://dribbble.com/waldo Webflow Dashboard: https://webflow.com/waldo Codepen: https://codepen.io/waldo/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/waldobroodryk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/waldobroodryk/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/waldobroodryk/ --- Webflow Affiliate Link --- https://webflow.grsm.io/GDLPodcast Contact Host: Emily Giordano Email: emily@greatdesignlead.com Website: www.greatdesignlead.com Instagram: @greatdesignlead - https://www.instagram.com/greatdesignlead/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-giordano/
01:56:01
October 6, 2021
#21: Connor Finlayson
Connor Finlayson helps people build their own online marketplaces and is also the founder of The Unicorn Factory, a freelance marketplace in New Zealand and Canada. Listen for a story of growing up in Germany, attending college in New Zealand, and a series of chance encounters, struggles, and hard work that led him to where he is today. Contact Guest: Connor Finlayson Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/finlayconn/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ConnorFinlayson Twitter: https://twitter.com/FinlaysonConnor Main Website: https://www.connorfinlayson.com/ UF New Zealand: https://www.unicornfactory.nz/ UF New Canada: https://www.unicornfactory.ca/ --- Webflow Affiliate Link --- https://webflow.grsm.io/GDLPodcast Contact Host: Emily Giordano Email: emily@greatdesignlead.com Website: www.greatdesignlead.com Instagram: @greatdesignlead - https://www.instagram.com/greatdesignlead/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-giordano/
02:32:34
September 29, 2021
#20: Lazar Odalovic
Lazar Odalovic is a Serbian music composer and graphic designer. Listen for a story about music, Japan, art, and web design. Contact Guest: Lazar Odalovic Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lazar-odalovic-07601919a/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/svidjoljubivi/ --- Webflow Affiliate Link --- https://webflow.grsm.io/GDLPodcast Contact Host: Emily Giordano Email: emily@greatdesignlead.com Website: www.greatdesignlead.com Instagram: @greatdesignlead - https://www.instagram.com/greatdesignlead/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-giordano/
02:17:56
September 22, 2021
#19: Shannyn Lee
Shannyn Lee is the director of coaching at Win Without Pitching, the business development training firm founded by Blair Enns, the author of The Win Without Pitching Manifesto. Listen to hear about her life growing up training horses to now as she coaches creatives to understand their worth and be meaningfully different. Contact Guest: Shannyn Lee Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannyn-lee-2a32846/ Website: https://www.winwithoutpitching.com/ --- Webflow Affiliate Link --- https://webflow.grsm.io/GDLPodcast Contact Host: Emily Giordano Email: emily@greatdesignlead.com Website: www.greatdesignlead.com Instagram: @greatdesignlead - https://www.instagram.com/greatdesignlead/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-giordano/
58:38
September 15, 2021
#18: Cameron Kelliher
Cameron Kelliher is a contract developer working on Coral, a booking travel platform for travel coordinators. Listen to hear how a 16 year old, who sold his minecraft server for well into the six figures, has reinvented himself into a successful 22 year old developer, problem solver, and real estate investor. (Hiring React Developers!) Contact Guest: Cameron Kelliher Email: cam@elmnts.co Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/camkelliher/ -- Webflow Affiliate Link -- https://webflow.grsm.io/GDLPodcast Contact Host: Emily Giordano Email: emily@greatdesignlead.com Website: www.greatdesignlead.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQfSnsyrx3kGp92-s0Jj91w LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-giordano/ Instagram: @greatdesignlead - https://www.instagram.com/greatdesignlead/
01:46:27
September 8, 2021
#17: Kelly Micca
Kelly Micca is a Philadelphia based oil painter who recently graduated from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art. Listen for a conversation on art, Italy, sculpture, hiking, yo-yo competitions, friendship, and the combination of long distance biking with oil painting. Contact Guest: Kelly Micca Email: kellymicca@gmail.com Instagram: @kellymicca - https://www.instagram.com/kellymicca/ Website: https://kellymicca.com/ -- Webflow Affiliate Link -- https://webflow.grsm.io/GDLPodcast Contact Host: Emily Giordano Email: emily@greatdesignlead.com Website: www.greatdesignlead.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQfSnsyrx3kGp92-s0Jj91w LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-giordano/ Instagram: @greatdesignlead - https://www.instagram.com/greatdesignlead/
02:03:48
September 1, 2021
#16: Benedykt Celiński
Benedykt Celinski is a UI/UX Designer and Webflow Developer. Listen for a conversation on music, belonging, design, and some advice on life. Contact Guest: Benedykt Celinski Email: celinskiben@gmail.com Website: https://www.bencelinski.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benedykt-celinski/ -- Webflow Affiliate Link -- https://webflow.grsm.io/GDLPodcast Contact Host: Emily Giordano Email: emily@greatdesignlead.com Company Website: www.greatdesignlead.com Personal Website: www.emilygiordano.com Instagram: @greatdesignlead - https://www.instagram.com/greatdesignlead/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-giordano/ Links Mentioned in Episode: Ben’s Medium Article Tony Goff-Yu (Ben’s Mentor): https://gandalondon.com/
02:10:04
August 25, 2021
#15: Tom Falzani
Tom Falzani is a Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Lula. Listen for a conversation on graphic design, software engineering, blockchain, and building a company. Contact Guest: Tom Falzani Email: tom@luladelivery.com Website: https://www.luladelivery.com/ Instagram: @get_lula  - https://www.instagram.com/get_lula/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-falzani/ -- Webflow Affiliate Link -- https://webflow.grsm.io/GDLPodcast Contact Host: Emily Giordano Email: emily@greatdesignlead.com Company Site: www.greatdesignlead.com Personal Site: www.emilygiordano.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-giordano/ Instagram: @greatdesignlead - https://www.instagram.com/greatdesignlead/
01:21:43
August 18, 2021
#14: Mary Kate Henry
Mary Kate Henry is a graphic designer working at Pentagram. Listen to how the winner of the most artistic award in preschool grew up to become a graphic designer at the world’s largest independent design consultancy.  Contact Guest:  Mary Kate Henry  Email: marykatehen@gmail.com  Website: https://marykatehenry.com/  Website: https://resource-resource.co/  Instagram: @resourceresource - https://www.instagram.com/resourceresource/  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-kate-henry-57b46478/  -- Webflow Affiliate Link -- https://webflow.grsm.io/GDLPodcast Contact Host: Emily Giordano  Email: emily@greatdesignlead.com  Company Website: www.greatdesignlead.com  Personal Website: www.emilygiordano.com  Instagram: @greatdesignlead - https://www.instagram.com/greatdesignlead/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-giordano/
01:53:23
August 11, 2021
#13: Emily Hurley
Emily Hurley is a Product Designer at Rent The Runway, the closet in the cloud. Listen for a conversation on her journey as a designer from college to post-grad life and beyond, and the “why” behind design.  Contact Guest: Emily Hurley  Email: ehurleydesign@gmail.com  Website: https://www.emilyhurleydesign.com/  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-hurley-5662b940/  -- Webflow Affiliate Link -- https://webflow.grsm.io/GDLPodcast Contact Host: Emily Giordano  Email: emily@greatdesignlead.com  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQfSnsyrx3kGp92-s0Jj91w LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-giordano/  Instagram: @greatdesignlead - https://www.instagram.com/greatdesignlead/  Company Site: www.greatdesignlead.com  Personal Site: www.emilygiordano.com
01:56:48
August 4, 2021
#12: Ryan Mowery
Ryan Mowery is an Associate Design Director of User Experience Design at EY Design Studio. Listen for a conversation on art, music, design, friendship, and the limitless industry of user experience design.  Contact Guest: Ryan Mowery  Website: http://www.rymow.com/ Instagram: @rymow  - https://www.instagram.com/rymow/  Twitter: @_RyMow - https://twitter.com/_RyMow  Medium: @RyMow - https://medium.com/@rymow  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanlmowery/  -- Webflow Affiliate Link -- https://webflow.grsm.io/GDLPodcast Contact Host: Emily Giordano  Email: emily@greatdesignlead.com  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-giordano/  Instagram: @greatdesignlead - https://www.instagram.com/greatdesignlead/  Company Site: www.greatdesignlead.com  Personal Site: www.emilygiordano.com
01:05:12
August 4, 2021
#11: Payton Lynch
Payton Lynch is a Senior Product Manager working for The Walt Disney Company. Listen for a conversation on Disney magic, leadership lessons, love and loss, and the personal story behind her new book, Rise from the Ashes, about the surviving children of 9/11 victims. Contact Guest: Payton Lynch Instagram: @paytonmeetsworld - https://www.instagram.com/paytonmeetsworld/ Website: https://paytonmeetsworld.wixsite.com/risefromtheashes Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paytonsherry/ -- Webflow Affiliate Link -- https://webflow.grsm.io/GDLPodcast Contact Host: Emily Giordano Email: emily@greatdesignlead.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-giordano/ Instagram: @greatdesignlead - https://www.instagram.com/greatdesignlead/ Company Site: www.greatdesignlead.com Personal Site: www.emilygiordano.com
01:44:47
July 21, 2021
#10: Courtney Sabo
Courtney Sabo is a senior product designer at Canvas as well as a co-founder and chief product officer at Kopa. Listen for a conversation on design school, web design, fair access to opportunities, and founding a company. Contact Guest: Courtney Sabo Email: courtneysabo@gmail.com Website: https://www.courtneysabo.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/courtneysabo/ -- Webflow Affiliate Link -- https://webflow.grsm.io/GDLPodcast Contact Host: Emily Giordano Email: emily@greatdesignlead.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-giordano/ Instagram: @greatdesignlead - https://www.instagram.com/greatdesignlead/ Company Site: www.greatdesignlead.com Personal Site: www.emilygiordano.com Links Mentioned in the Podcast: https://www.kopa.co/
01:28:03
July 14, 2021
#9: Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson is a freelance graphic designer and writer who is currently writing a novel and designing his own board game. Listen for a conversation on design, friendship, games, world building, and medieval blacksmithing. Contact Guest: Andrew Johnson (open to work) Email: andrew.johnson2417@gmail.com Website: https://andrewjdesigns.myportfolio.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewjdesigns/ -- Webflow Affiliate Link -- https://webflow.grsm.io/GDLPodcast Contact Host: Emily Giordano Email: emily@greatdesignlead.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-giordano/ Instagram: @greatdesignlead - https://www.instagram.com/greatdesignlead/ Company Site: https://www.greatdesignlead.com/ Personal Site:  https://www.emilygiordano.com/ Links Mentioned in the Podcast: Andrew’s Thesis Project - https://andrewjdesigns.myportfolio.com/artes-mechanicae Andrew’s Card Game Magazine - https://andrewjdesigns.myportfolio.com/play3r-magazine An Bui - https://www.anxbui.com/ Matthew Weiss - https://matthewweissdesign.com/ Forged in Fire - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gww4smOSIag&ab_channel=HISTORY
01:28:51
July 7, 2021
#8: Nelson Abalos Jr.
Nelson Abalos Jr. is a user experience consultant, the founder of The Pixel Geek Community, and a customer support specialist at Webflow. Listen for a conversation on love, space, Webflow, and life. Contact Guest: Nelson Abalos Email: nelson@pxlgk.com Website: pxlgk.com Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nelsonabalosjr/ Instagram: @pxlgk - https://www.instagram.com/pxlgk/ Twitter: @thepixelgeek - https://twitter.com/thepixelgeek?s=20 -- Webflow Affiliate Link --  https://webflow.grsm.io/GDLPodcast Contact Host: Emily Giordano Email: emily@greatdesignlead.com Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-giordano/ Instagram: @greatdesignlead - https://www.instagram.com/greatdesignlead/ Company Site: www.greatdesignlead.com Personal Site: www.emilygiordano.com
01:13:02
July 3, 2021
#7: Benjamin Delin
Benjamin Delin is a recent Sustainability Studies graduate of Muhlenberg College and is currently studying for his masters in Environmental Law and Policy at Lehigh University. Listen for a conversation on conservation, tourism, tidal energy, religion, and environmental problem solving. Contact Guest: Benjamin Delin - (open to work) Email: bfd321@lehigh.edu Blog: Turning the Tide on Energy Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjamindelin1/ --- Webflow Affiliate Link --- https://webflow.grsm.io/GDLPodcast Contact Host: Emily Giordano Email: emily@greatdesignlead.com Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-giordano/ Company Site: www.greatdesignlead.com Personal Site: www.emilygiordano.com Links Mentioned: http://climate.org/climate101/ www.climaterealityproject.org https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/climate-change/ https://www.tentree.com/ https://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=how-sustainable-am-i
02:05:11
June 30, 2021
#6: Matthias Cordes
Matthias Cordes is a web designer and developer living in Hamburg, Germany. Listen for a conversation on creative technology, freelancing, deep work, meditation, and life. Contact Guest: Matthias Cordes Email: mail@matthiascordes.com Website: www.matthiascordes.com Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthiascordes/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MatthiasC94 --- Webflow Affiliate Link --- https://webflow.grsm.io/GDLPodcast Contact Host: Emily Giordano Email: emily@greatdesignlead.com Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-giordano/ Company Site: www.greatdesignlead.com Personal Site: www.emilygiordano.com Links Mentioned in the Podcast: Brandon Li, Videographer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9vuyLcIxs4 Matthias’ University Flying Simulator: https://www.utoday.nl/news/63334/A_Day_in_the_Life_of_Creative_Technology
01:49:37
June 23, 2021
#5: Heather Waroff
Heather Waroff is a senior user experience designer at Microsoft while running her own consultancy on the side. Listen for a conversation on user experience, user interface, and interaction design as well as leading a team, traveling the world, uncertainty, and running your own consultancy.  Contact Guest:  Heather Waroff  Email: heatherwaroff@gmail.com  Portfolio: http://www.heatherwaroff.com/  Instagram: @heatherwaroff  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hwaroff/  --- Webflow Affiliate Link --- https://webflow.grsm.io/GDLPodcast Contact Host:  Emily Giordano  Email: emily@greatdesignlead.com  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-giordano/  Company Site: www.greatdesignlead.com  Personal Site: www.emilygiordano.com
01:21:08
June 15, 2021
#4: Caroline Scheinfeld
Caroline Scheinfeld is an Experience & Visual Designer at EPAM Continuum. Listen for a conversation on user centered design, usability testing, women, humanitarian efforts, wellness, and cannabis. Contact Guest: Caroline Scheinfeld Instagram: @httpcaroline Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ckscheinfeld/ Side Project: @69andsunny.tv & website coming soon! --- Webflow Affiliate Link --- https://webflow.grsm.io/GDLPodcast Contact Host: Emily Giordano Email: emily@greatdesignlead.com Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-giordano/ Company Site: www.greatdesignlead.com Personal Site: www.emilygiordano.com
01:38:12
June 9, 2021
#3: Asiyah Bhallo
Asiyah Bhallo is a recent graduate of Temple University's Tourism and Hospitality Management undergraduate program and is currently interning at Lenfest North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative. Asiyah is a great friend, a world traveler, and a seasoned professional in the non-profit hospitality space. Listen for a conversation on tourism, humanitarian work, customer/user research, contactless innovation, and AI's place in the future of hospitality.   Contact Guest:   Asiyah Bhallo (open to work)  Email: asiyah@temple.edu  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asiyahb/  Resume: https://tinyurl.com/5atuub9d  --- Webflow Affiliate Link --- https://webflow.grsm.io/GDLPodcast Contact Host:   Emily Giordano  Email: emily@greatdesignlead.com  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-giordano/  Company Site: www.greatdesignlead.com  Mentioned Links:  Professor talking about "we are in the business of promises": https://youtu.be/HyRRnkPgdkI?t=2557  Author of The Experience Economy talking about his book: https://youtu.be/M7rGBgn9jAI  Event Emily went to at Huge Inc.: https://vimeo.com/394314156
01:33:41
June 3, 2021
#2: Nico Voss & Max Angele
Nico Voss and Max Angele are co-founders of Blogitin, a Webflow Web Design Agency based in Munich, Germany. Listen for a conversation on Webflow, working with clients, GDPR compliance, data privacy, and Mission Munich. Contact Guest:  Website: www.blogitin.de Nico Voss: nico@blogitin.de Max Angele: max@blogitin.de YouTube Channel: Blogitin --- Webflow Affiliate Link --- https://webflow.grsm.io/GDLPodcast Contact Emily: Website: www.greatdesignlead.com Email: emily@greatdesignlead.com
01:07:56
May 27, 2021
#1: Sai Kannekanti
Sai Kannekanti is a graphic designer graduating from Drexel University. In this conversation, we talk about his life, what he has done in Graphic, UX, and Exhibition design and where he wants to go. Hope you enjoy it! Portfolio: www.saikanndesign.com Instagram: @Saikanndesign Webflow Affiliate Link: https://webflow.grsm.io/GDLPodcast
01:02:55
May 17, 2021