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UX Untamed Podcast

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#2bolduxgirls talk about their UX journey in Vancouver, Canada
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Episode # 19 -- Gretchen McNeely on working for a large-size company
Today, we are chatting with Gretchen McNeely (she/her), an Interaction Design Manager at Fjord, part of Accenture Interactive. We will cover work-related politics, underrating UX research, great mentors, and being able to accept feedback! Gretchen worked in UX and design for 16 years -- a second career after starting out in advertising. She enjoys working in medical devices, industrial design, and interior environments. She had the chance to work in Portland OR, Palo Alto CA, and now Raleigh NC. Moreover, Gretchen has two kids and four cats! LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gretchen-mcneely-95559b5/ IG: @gmcneely FB: @gmcneely TW: @reallymcneely
48:43
June 17, 2021
Episode # 18 -- Tian Zhao on working for an agency
Tian Zhao is a Product Designer currently designing Web2 fintech products by daylight at Flinks and Web3 products with Keyko (but transitioning to) Linum Labs by moonlight. We will have an insightful conversation on how it is to be working for an agency and how to be a multidimensional problem-solver! LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tntyzhao/ Portfolio: tianyuanzhao.com Medium: https://tosfan4ever.medium.com/
38:25
May 30, 2021
Episode #17 -- Ryan Yao: working at startups as a UX Designer
Meet Ryan! He is a UX/UI Designer at Curative, working to help combat COVID-19 by scaling up testing and distributing vaccines. He spends most of his time at the computer screen, but once in a while he enjoys riding his bike around beautiful Vancouver while appreciating nature. We will cover the topic of how it is working for startups, challenges one might face as a UX Designer, and not being able to eat apples :) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanqyao Portfolio: https://ryanyao.design Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryanqyao Design community he is a part of and recommends joining: https://www.designerslack.community
33:38
April 14, 2021
Episode #16 -- Brenda Hoyle, a UX contractor working for the government
Today we are chatting with Brenda about working at the public sector, being happy at one's workplace, empathy, forming relationships, and Alie's favourite topic: mental health!  Brenda Hoyle is a User Experience Designer with a love for research and writing. She currently works out of Chattanooga, TN for a government contractor that's based in the D.C. metro area, helping transform and modernize the technology and processes government agencies use. Brenda's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brendahoyle/ Portfolio: https://medium.com/@brenda.hoyle Twitter/Instagram: @beehoyle UX Resources: https://trello.com/b/PVKLYc1j/ux-resources
39:18
April 5, 2021
Episode #15 - Leo LaCroix, a Portland-based UX Consultant
You absolutely cannot miss this episode! Our lovely guest Leo LaCroix (they/them) will be sharing their epic story on how they received Barack Obama's M&M's and Hershey's (say whaaaat), and of course their experience on how to be a successful UX consultant! LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/mwlite/in/leo-lacroix-00762078 Portfolio: www.theleolacroix.com
34:58
March 24, 2021
Episode #14 -- Veronica Jones, a recent UX bootcamp graduate
Meet Veronica Jones! After working as a hairdresser for a decade she decided to make a career switch. She finished an immersive UX Bootcamp last June and has been working as a design consultant in Washington, DC. We will cover the pros and cons of going to a Bootcamp, tips on staying positive during a job search, and how technology shapes our lives and shifts cultures. Veronica's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vdesignjones/ Portfolio: www.vdesignjones.com
41:31
March 9, 2021
Episode #13 -- Maya Mukhopadhaya, an anthropologist and business strategist turned design researcher
Today we are chatting with Maya, who pivoted her career into design.  We will cover anthropology, ethnography, messy information, and a crazy story on how her poor phone-numbers-saving skills led to seeing an unexpected guest in a restaurant! Maya's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mmukhopadhaya/ Maya's website: www.mayamukhopadhaya.com
42:24
February 24, 2021
Episode #12 - Fergie, a military pastry chef turned UX designer
Today UX Untamed girls are chatting with Fergie, a United States Navy pastry chef turned UX designer. She supported multiple clients like Acxiom, Indeed Innovation, Cambio, DOPE Coffee, and etc. Join us for UX vs red velvet cake analogies and some mental health tips! Fergie's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samanthafergus/
33:28
February 10, 2021
Episode #11 - April Damaso, a senior product designer and mentor
Are you ready to find out what happens when you get catfished? Wait no more! Check episode 11 with April Damaso (she/her).  Besides dating failures she will be talking about her UX career and the experience studying design at Capilano university.
42:06
February 4, 2021
Episode #10 - Max Ramos, a self-taught product designer
Today we are talking to Max Ramos, a self-taught product designer. He has a degree in Computer Science, but now mainly focuses on helping early stage startups using his design expertise. He is also a community coordinator @ the Vancouver Design Check In Community. He loves helping others, so hit him up if you need any advice! Where you can find Max: Portfolio : https://maxramos.webflow.io/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxraamos/ Dribbble - https://dribbble.com/maxramos List of resources Max mentioned: https://thefutur.com/learn https://www.udemy.com/user/joenatoli/ https://www.youtube.com/c/femkesvs/videos https://www.youtube.com/c/AJSmart/videos https://www.designbetter.co/books https://abookapart.com/collections/books https://www.youtube.com/c/DeltaCX/videos https://www.adplist.org/
40:03
January 27, 2021
Episode #9 - Intentions for 2021
It is finally here...2021.  A year of hope? New jobs? Significant moments? Let's find out! P.S. Julieth will talk about the first full-time UX job she finally landed! Drop everything (including your coffee) and listen to this amazing episode. We promise to wipe your spilled coffee from the kitchen counter afterward :P
18:35
January 13, 2021
Episode #8 - Jacquie Wortley, product designer and educator
Today we are chatting with amazing Jacquie Wortley, product designer, and educator living her dream life in Mexico (she worked really hard for it!). There are so many nuggets of wisdom we can't even narrow them down! This episode will definitely expand your mind :)  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacquelinewortley/ Jacquie's design consultancy startup: https://www.linkedin.com/company/jacquie-io/about/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jacquieio/?hl=en A book Jacquie mentioned: Radical Candor by Kim Scott
45:11
December 23, 2020
Episode #7 - Victoria Cubbon, local designer talking about soft skills and community building
Victoria Cubbon is an entrepreneur, graphic & web designer, illustrator, and most recently, a community builder based in Vancouver, BC. Through her two businesses, Victoria Cubbon Creative and Creative Women Community, Victoria creates work that inspires well-being and creativity in others. Victoria lives in North Vancouver with her partner and kitten, Timmy. Where you can find Victoria: https://creativewomencommunity.com https://www.instagram.com/creativewomencommunity/ https://victoriacubbon.com https://www.instagram.com/victoria_cubbon/
30:00
December 16, 2020
Episode #6 - Liz Barraza, developer turned UX designer
Today we are chatting with our lovely acquaintance Liz Barraza who Alie met in-person (whaaat) in January 2020 before we-shall-not-name-that-mess started :) We will be talking about Liz's journey as a developer and UX designer, the soft skills she implements in her daily life; as well as her trips all over the world including being stuck on a ferry with Russian men! A must-listen. Binge it please :) Liz's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lizbarraza/ IterateUX LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/iterateux/ IterateUX website: https://iterateux.com/ IterateUX meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/Iterateux/
33:57
December 9, 2020
Episode #5 - Soft skills every UX designer should have
Today we will be talking about soft skills needed to be a great UX designer. Which one do you think is the most important? Bonus: Alie will be sharing quotes from her "friends" like Thomas Edison and others, reviving Frankenstein, and finding out if her coworkers talk behind her back -- you can't miss this! :P
24:25
November 23, 2020
Episode #4 - Kerry McPhearson's UX job search story
Kerry is our UX friend from Atlanta, Georgia. In this episode he will be sharing his UX interview tips, how to get a job as a product/UX designer, and some mental health recommendations while interviewing!  Links to resources Kerry has mentioned: 1. AJ&Smart Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeB_OpLspKJGiKv1CYkWFFw 2. Fabricio Teixeira Medium page: https://fabriciot.medium.com/ and his UX starting guide: https://start.uxdesign.cc/ 3. Kerry's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/km1992/ 4. Cracking the PM interview (a book by Gayle Laakmann McDowell) 5. Lean UX: Designing Great Products with Agile Teams (a book by Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden)
55:16
October 26, 2020
Episode #3 - Jarell Alvarez's UX job search story
We are so stoked to present our first guest -- yay!  Jarell is an intermediate UI/UX designer that loves sourdough, cooking, board games, the birds, walking, and breathing! If you see a guy holding a good fantasy novel in his left hand on a skytrain -- that is most likely Jarell -- don't be shy and say hi! :) In this fun episode he will be sharing his tips on how to get a job in UX design. Jarell's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jarellalvarez/ Vancouver Design Community Check In Slack invite (expires in 30 days): https://join.slack.com/t/vandesigncheckin/shared_invite/zt-h6pmt392-OPLaWyfWjvidGheJpXzWJw If you happen to listen to the episode after 30 days and can't join Jarell's Slack, feel free to message him on LinkedIn. Notion app he used for his job search: https://www.notion.so/
51:13
October 9, 2020
Job Search
Check our advice and strategies on how to get into the tech industry as a UX designer.  We will cover networking, collaborating, and volunteering. Thanks for being with us! 
27:09
September 30, 2020
All about us - First UX Untamed episode
Alie and Julieth (aka #2bolduxgirls) are two aspired UX designers in Vancouver, Canada who got together to share their UX journey and just chat. Have a listen if you like accents and are also on a lookout for your first UX job! :) 
18:11
September 16, 2020