What happened in 2019?
– Twitter beef is officially a thing now
– A boom in design celebrities
– The design tool wars
– A stripped back approach to branding
– Return of the serif
– Collaboration for the win
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Mitch Myers is an Emmy award winning art director, motion designer and entrepreneur. He's the person behind reels for some of the world's biggest brands and bands, including GoPro, The Glitch Mob, and EA Sports.
Aside from this, Mitch is a tutorial and live drawing whizz, consistently offering his insights to a loyal user base through his various channels.
We loved his transparent attitude towards work and wanted to understand what it takes to such high quality work whilst juggling so many projects. We also learned that he was in a screamo band.
Darshan Gajara is the face behind Product Disrupt, a side project he started to field his own needs which turned into a mini viral hit.
Working remotely from his home in Mumbai, Darshan consults with top brands to develop user friendly products that also meet business needs.
In this episode, we dove into the importance of side projects, and what his motivations are for pursuing these non-paid pieces of work.
Martha Peck is a Seattle based UI/UX designer who started out by designing CD covers for her favourite bands - we're still waiting to see these gems. Having studied design academically, she rode the path of internships before finding her feet at CBRE.
We took a deep dive into the world of colour with Martha, with its limitations, impact on accessibility and why every app looks the same.
What does it take to be a creative director?
Lukasz worked as creative director at the world's leading smartwatch face company, Facer, and takes us on a journey through the trials and tribulations of this role.
We take a deep dive into leadership, owning a brand, and the skills required to be successful in this design position.
Tesla vs Edison
David Klein is a product designer for Salesforce, a writer, excellent photographer and coffee afficionado - we're not kidding.
His precise methods have carved out a career as a designer with a very strong influence on product processes and workflows. He shared some immense insights with us on how to push your effectiveness as a designer, and also why we all need our own coffee kit.
Hario - For the v60 coffee drip and temperature controlled kettle
Mark Hemeon, designer and artist
Unsplash photo walks
Good To Great by Jim Collins
Frank Bach is lead product designer at the world's biggest meditation and mindfulness app, Headspace. Having established a successful studio of his own in his hometown of Sudbury, Canada, Frank moved to California and set his sights on Headspace.
As well as producing world class designs, Frank is a regular speaker at conferences and was a mighty fine skateboarder back in the day.
Zeis Lentz is one of those design all rounders. Not only does he produce world class FUI designs for some of Hollywoods biggest TV shows, he is a dedicated gamer, streamer and community builder. On top of this, he somehow finds time to be a voice actor as well. It's rare to find such a gem, and he was a delight to have on the podcast.
"Zoom and enhance"
Cat Noone is prolific and ruthlessly efficient with her projects. She's currently CEO @irisapp and @getstarkco and co-Founder @lyraapp.
Her design passions lie in accessibility, building for real people and working with cross-functional teams to deliver products that represent the users she's targeting.
Cat had some real zingers of quotes in our podcast, and we're so excited to have her as our debut episode.
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
Hello World: How to be Human in the Age of the Machine by Hannah Fry
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling , Ola Rosling , et al
In my language
This is Noise, an audio series that talks to designers across the globe about what makes them tick. Whether it’s side projects, travelling, hobbies or community, we’re humanising your favourite designers.
Everyone knows how to open up a design tool, but how do people working at top companies break the mould? What inspires them, and what’s their secret sauce? We wanted to find out.
Join Luis Ouriach (@disco_lu), a London-based designer, writer and passionate home cook working with startups to get their products to market, and Lukasz Wieczorek (@wutronic), a California-based UI artist during the day and a Creative Director by night with a love for all things scifi as we speak to the best.
It’s going to be a fun ride.