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Design Uncensored by Path Unbound

Design Uncensored by Path Unbound

By Stella Guan

Design Uncensored is a weekly podcast featuring co-hosts Stella Guan, award-winning designer, founder and CEO of Path Unbound, and Kerry McPhearson, passionate emerging product designer. The show discusses UI/UX design industry issues in an open, honest, intimate fireside chat format.
Fight or Compromise If Your Design Job Sucks?
Fight or Compromise If Your Design Job Sucks?
Kerry McPhearson, product designer at Disney, and Stella Guan, award-winning designer and founder of Path Unbound discussed if designers should fight the battle or choose to compromise in a less-than-ideal design environment.
12:48
November 28, 2022
Why Are Product Designers Ashamed of What They Do...Sometimes
Why Are Product Designers Ashamed of What They Do...Sometimes
Kerry McPhearson, product designer at Disney, and Stella Guan, award-winning designer and founder of Path Unbound discussed why some product designers are ashamed of what they are doing.
09:55
November 21, 2022
How Can Junior Designers Break Into Product Design?
How Can Junior Designers Break Into Product Design?
Kerry McPhearson, product designer at Disney, and Stella Guan, award-winning designer and founder of Path Unbound discussed how junior designers can differentiate themselves when they try to break into the lucrative and fun world of product design.
18:05
November 15, 2022
Why Do Big Tech Companies Employ So Many Designers?
Why Do Big Tech Companies Employ So Many Designers?
Kerry McPhearson, product designer at Disney, and Stella Guan, award-winning designer and founder of Path Unbound discussed why big tech companies seem to employ an unusually large number of designers. The most exciting part of this video is, Kerry breaks down "secret" teams in big techs, such as Netflix and Instagram, and show you what those design teams do behind the scenes, in a "rap" format:)
11:18
November 09, 2022
WTF Does A Product Designer Really Do?
WTF Does A Product Designer Really Do?
Kerry McPhearson, product designer at Disney, and Stella Guan, award-winning designer and founder of Path Unbound discussed the confusion around what a product designer really does in the world of tech. This is especially useful for junior designers looking to break into the field.
10:33
November 01, 2022
Is There Such A Thing As A "Certified Designer"?
Is There Such A Thing As A "Certified Designer"?
In Part 2 of this episode, Kerry McPhearson, product designer at Disney, and Stella Guan, award-winning designer and founder of Path Unbound discussed if there is such a thing as a "certified designer" in the UI/UX and product design industry.
11:19
October 27, 2022
Why Did Google's UX Design Certificate Fail?
Why Did Google's UX Design Certificate Fail?
In Part 1 of this episode, Kerry McPhearson, product designer at Disney, and Stella Guan, award-winning designer and founder of Path Unbound discussed why some students are disappointed by the Google UX Design Certificate course. We discussed where it shines, where it failed, and more importantly what really matters when choosing a program and breaking into the UI/UX design industry.   
10:35
October 19, 2022
What Are Design Job Red Flags?
What Are Design Job Red Flags?
What are some of the most common design job red flags? How can aspiring UI/UX product designers manage the expectation to becoming a "full-stack" unicorn designer as a junior? In this episode, Stella Guan, founder and CEO of Path Unbound, an online design school, discussed this controversial issue with Kerry McPhearson, product designer.
26:47
October 13, 2022
Do Full-Stack Designers Really Exist?
Do Full-Stack Designers Really Exist?
"Full-stack" comes from web development, meaning developers who can code from both the front and the back end. It became a buzzword in the design industry in recent years and employers are increasingly seeking them out. Do "full-stack" designers actually exist? Should you try to be a "full-stack"designer? In this episode, Stella Guan, founder and CEO of Path Unbound, an online design school, discussed this controversial issue with Kerry McPhearson, product designer.
16:54
October 04, 2022
Why Do UX Design Bootcamps Push Cookie Cutter Portfolios?
Why Do UX Design Bootcamps Push Cookie Cutter Portfolios?
In Part 2 of this episode, Kerry McPhearson, product designer, and Stella Guan, award-winning designer and founder of Path Unbound discussed the current problem of UX design bootcamps pushing templated portfolios and the heated debate around what really matters in a design portfolio.
30:60
September 28, 2022
What's Wrong With UX Design Bootcamp Portfolios?
What's Wrong With UX Design Bootcamp Portfolios?
In Part 1 of this episode, Kerry McPhearson, product designer, and Stella Guan, award-winning designer and founder of Path Unbound discussed the current problem of UX design bootcamps pushing templated portfolios and the heated debate around what really matters in a design portfolio.
19:23
September 20, 2022
How To Find Out If A Company Has Great Design Culture?
How To Find Out If A Company Has Great Design Culture?
Are companies shooting out of their leagues if they do not have great design culture yet demand "full stack" skills from designers? In this inaugural episode of Design Uncensored, where we talk about in-depth issues in the design industry that many don't dare to discuss, with no filters, we talked about how to spot companies that don't have a great design culture. We also provided our perspectives on how companies can build great design culture with examples.
19:55
September 12, 2022
Do Companies Without Design Culture Deserve Great Designers?
Do Companies Without Design Culture Deserve Great Designers?
Are companies shooting out of their leagues if they do not have great design culture yet demand "full stack" skills from designers? In this inaugural episode of Design Uncensored, where we talk about in-depth issues in the design industry that many don't dare to discuss, with no filters, we talked about how to spot companies that don't have a great design culture. We also provided our perspectives on how companies can build great design culture with examples.
19:53
September 08, 2022