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By Thomas Girard
UNIQUEWAYS WITH THOMAS GIRARD emerges with people from all walks of life, who through their own unique angle, succeed and flourish. Enjoy the ride, and welcome to UNIQUEWAYS! An audio podcast.
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17 Dan Segal, Associate Principal, UX / CX
Former digital strategy director at landor and fitch. Daniel Segal possesses more than 18 years of experience across Asia, America, the UK, the Middle East, and the Far East.
August 12, 2022
16 Izabela Sroka, Art Director
Izabela Sroka is a Polish born, Warsaw-based multidisciplinary graphic designer specializing in visual communication & art direction.
August 10, 2022
15 Dr. Marco Bevolo, Adjunct Professor
Notably working in the space of  Design Futures with a PhD from Tilberg. Uniquely combining 10 years in the Italian Creative Industry; 10 years as corporate management; with 10+ years as independent consultant and academic researcher. Additional show notes, one of Marco's books: and listen to us geeking out about Canadian designer Bruce Mau! 
August 10, 2022
14 Angela Fama, Artist
Born on The Farm in Tennessee, Angela was raised in Ontario and Zimbabwe, and currently resides on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Sel̓íl̓witulh Nations (Vancouver, Canada). Her praxis focuses on the inner and outer connections that can be made pushing at the edges of the barriers surrounding ‘sticky’ subjects (such as trauma, identity, love, and death).
August 09, 2022
13 Dr. Philippe Pasquier, Professor
Dr. Philippe Pasquier has held an Associate Professor role, School of Interactive Art and Technology (SIAT), Simon Fraser University (SFU). and Associate Dean Academic role, Faculty of Communication Arts and Technology (FCAT), Simon Fraser University (SFU). His research focuses on the theory and practice of Artificial Intelligence. Additional show notes: More about me: More about the Metacreation Lab: Kadenze Classes on Creative AI: Social media:
August 08, 2022
12 Jo Wong and Dan Szuc, Co-founders
Dan is a co-founder and principal at Apogee and co-founder of Make Meaningful Work, as well as the co-founder of UX Hong Kong. He has been involved in the UX field for over 20 years, and has been based in Hong Kong for over 20 years. He is the author of 3 books. Jo is a co-founder and principal at Apogee and co-founder of Make Meaningful Work, as well as the co-founder of UX Hong Kong. Jo grew up in multicultural Hong Kong, with a Chinese-Burmese father and Chinese-Indonesian mother.
August 07, 2022
11 Paresh Choudhury, Professor
Paresh Choudhury is one of the familiar faces in the Indian Design Community and is also an internationally acclaimed Design academicians. He has held senior-level positions across design Institutes of repute in India. Namely, the National Institute of Design, (NID) as Professor and former Head Department of Communication Design!
August 05, 2022
10 Sneha Rai, Flight Attendant
Flight attendant for Air India, but actually started her career in fashion marketing and merchandising doing research for Louis Vuitton!
July 31, 2022
09 Katrina Heschel, UX Researcher
Associate Director, Service Design & UX Research at EY Design Studio. Candidate, Master of Design (MDes) in Strategic Foresight and Innovation. Ex-Shopify and Capital One
July 30, 2022
08 Michael Peter, UX Researcher
Michael Peter is a UX Researcher who studies consumer motivations and behaviours at SkipTheDishes, Canada’s leading food delivery app. He champions the power of real human insights to provide actionable solutions to challenging and unexplored questions about a product’s strategic design. Michael holds a Bachelor of Design in Interaction Design from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and a Master of Research in Design from the Royal College of Art.
July 30, 2022
07 Keith Tam, Academic
Keith Tam is an information designer, typographer, and academic. He is currently Head of Department of Communication Design and Director of the Centre for Communication Design at the Hong Kong Design Institute; Distinguished Research Fellow at the Type Lab of the Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts, Shanghai University. His previous appointments include Associate Professor and Director of the MA Information Design programme at the University of Reading, UK; leader of the Communication Design discipline and founding leader of the Information Design Lab at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
July 24, 2022
06 Alan Jones, Curious Human
Al Jones is a very curious human, who has lived in greater Vancouver BC, Canada his entire life. The exception being extensive international and domestic travel. He has two healthy, honest, hard-working, and committed sons with his former wife who died of cancer over a decade ago. He is fortunate to be in another loving relationship. His work interests lie in people and what motivates them to do the things they do. Often Al finds that people do many amazing things in addition to some dumb things which can be costly. Al’s work has been largely focused on how to remediate and minimize the dumb things we do.
July 23, 2022
05 Nicole Ho-Sang, Personal Coach
Nicole Ho-Sang is an Energy HEALER and Personal Coach, Helping creatives improve health to balance lifestyle & success
July 18, 2022
04 Dr. Garnet Hertz, Canada Research Chair
Garnet Hertz is Canada Research Chair in Design and Media Arts, and is Associate Professor of Design at Emily Carr University. His art and research investigates DIY culture, electronic art and critical design practices. He has exhibited in 18 countries in venues including SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica, and DEAF and has won top international awards for his work.
July 17, 2022
03 Mahyar Saeedi, Podcast Host
Mahyar Saeedi is a Digital media designer and content strategist from Vancouver, BC. He works on projects that he’s truly passionate about. He creates personal projects of his own and thrives off learning new skills. On top of that he is the host of Vancouver’s eminent No Fun City Podcast.
July 10, 2022
02 Srushti Kulkarni, UI/UX Designer
Srushti Kulkarni is a UI/UX Designer who recently completed her MDes at the Emily Carr University of Art+Design with a particular interest in healthcare design. Having worked in India, on designing an emergency watch for senior citizens for two years, she has always been intrigued by the manner in which smart technology is persistently helping the older adult in advancing at the same pace as the evolution of technology.
July 10, 2022
01 Natasa Razak, Interior Architect
Natasha Razak was born in 1981 in Belgrade, Serbia. After finishing high school, she enrolled in Applied Arts studies in France. She graduated from the University “Pascal Paoli” in Corsica. She completed her master's studies at University “Le Mirail” in Toulouse, and then at the Faculty of Art and Design in Belgrade, specialising herself in interior architecture for people with disabilities. France, India, Saudi Arabia, Peru, Turkey are some of the countries where she lived and worked.
July 06, 2022