The Design 5 Podcast

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By Jesse Showalter
The Design Five podcast is a show dedicated to bringing you "about" five minutes of design thinking each week. Hosted by Jesse Showalter, each episode is designed to give you a pulse on the creative industry while offering perspective on the creative process.
UX Design, Code and the Tech Industry with The Coding Blonde | Ep. 012
Today I get to talk with Masha A.K.A. the Coding Blonde. She is a blogger, YouTuber, Techie and an all-around awesome person who is on a really cool journey to learn to code. We do a Q&A and get to talk about code, workflow, boot camps and colleges. Masha's brings a ton of value so please listen to all her amazing answers. Find out more about Masha and The Coding Blonde at Please let me know if you have any ideas/comments! βœ¨πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»
June 16, 2018
Moonlighting as a Designer | 5 Tips for a Successful Side Hustle - 011
In this episode, I talk about moonlighting for designers. Moonlighting is all about working on the side of your main job. It's a great way to make some extra cash, create fun portfolio pieces and gather more experience. Call it a side hustle, call it freelancing in your spare time, just don't quit your day job! There are 5 main things to keep in mind while you are moonlighting. 1. Don't moonlight on company time 2. Check your companies policy on side work 3. Choose your projects wisely 4. Don't post about what you working on until its all done 5. Don't take on more than you can handle I am not a person to recommend working 18 hour days. I don't think you should work yourself into an early grave. There are more important things in your life than money, But sometimes you gotta jam out a few extra projects and if you follow these tips you'll be better off. Know when to say yes and when to say no and enjoy yourself.
June 15, 2018
Soft Skills with JOEL BKLMN - 010
ATTENTION: This podcast breaks my 5-minute rule of the show (like I ever stay on time anyway) but its totally worth it, so much value here πŸ‘πŸΌ Here's the amazing audio from an interview I did with the amazing Joel Beukelman. He's a designer at Google, previously worked at large companies like Netlfix, Husband, and father of 3 as well as an all around amazing human being. We get the chance to discuss soft skills and character traits you need to thrive as a professional creative. Click here if you would like t watch the full video on YouTube Click here if you would like to see more about Joel
June 4, 2018
Format Change, Collaboration, & Portfolios for Developers - 009
I'm changing the podcast a little bit, and here's why: - I never make it in 5 minutes - I'm cramming too much into each episode - it's too similar to my youtube channel - I want it to be more conversational and casual - I want to prep less I'm doing my first collaboration on my YouTube channel with Joel Beukelman We talk about soft skills for designers and get to share our similar and different perspectives on life. Really fun conversation, can't wait for it to come out. I answer questions about portfolios for developers and talk a little what a cool world we live in now that things aren't so linear anymore. App and tools are being used for things they were not designed for and IT"S OK!!!
May 17, 2018
Contract, Clients & a Horror Story - 008
Today’s episode is about clients contracts and a little bit of a horror story that we can all laugh at. Contract Killer - AND CO. - Prospero - Follow me on twitter to suggest topics or chime in on the discussion.
April 18, 2018
Positioning, New Tech, and Balancing Career & Family - 007
Phillip Morgan talks about positioning yourself as a creative so we talk about him talking about it. I discuss extensions for chrome and design version control and how to balance career and family.
March 2, 2018
Mentorships, Learning Styles and a Book - 006
What are the elements of a good mentorship? I cover the 5 things you should be looking for in a creative or any type of mentorship relationship. I also cover the 7 learning styles and recommend a book.
February 23, 2018
Addicted to Software... Just me? - 005
Adobe, Affinity, Sketch, Prototyping tool explosion and video editing software talk. Also I confess that I am addicted to learning new software... Is this a safe place?
February 22, 2018
Design Programs and Design Community - 004
Design Programs and Design Community... both important, both pointless without the other.
February 22, 2018
CSS Grid πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ - 003
CSS Grid is changing the layout game. We're gonna talk about where to learn it, why you should use it, and more.
February 22, 2018
Tech for Creatives, WWDC & Free Stuff - 002
Tech for Creatives, WWDC & Free Stuff
February 22, 2018
Design that changes the world - 001
Some upcoming conferences, design that challenges society and more.
February 22, 2018
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