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Rahul Bhosale – Senior Interaction Designer at DisneyPlus Hotstar , Prev. Housing – Whiteboard.fm #030
In this episode, we speak to Rahul Bhosale. He is a UI/UX and Interaction Designer. He has previously worked at Housing, India and is currently working at Disney+ Hotstar. 🔔 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips: https://www.youtube.com/whiteboardfm?sub_confirmation=1 ❓⏰ Questions: 00:00 Introduction 01:26 Presentation by Rahul Bhosale 06:51 How did you get started in design? 08:38 What does a Visual communications program consist of? 10:29 Learnings from the Visual Communication program that helped transition to Interaction Design 12:41 How did you get started in Housing as an Interaction Designer? 15:44 Work profile at Housing as an Interaction Designer 19:45 How did you get started in Disney+ Hotstar? 23:00 Can you tell us more about the team and it's structure?  24:40 What are some of the things you notice that beginner designers are doing wrong? 27:14 What is the Hiring Process at Hotstar? 29:27 How to get started in Interaction Design  37:00 What are your top 3 learnings from your design journey so far? 38:44 What's something you wish you knew when you were starting off? Rahul's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iamrahulbhosale/ Rahul's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rahul.design/ Rahul's Twitter: https://twitter.com/RahulBhosale__ This podcast is part of the 10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whiteboardfm Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/whiteboard.fm Browse bite-sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing, and more: https://booklets.io Get real design inspiration from the world's best-designed apps: https://uisources.com Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips!
41:33
November 9, 2020
Janardhan Massar – Product Designer at Unacademy, Prev. Lollypop Design Studio – Whiteboard.fm #029
In this episode, we speak to Janardhan Massar. He is an architecture undergrad from Manipal University and has previously worked as a UX Designer at Lollypop Design Studio. He is currently working as a Product Designer at Unacademy. 🔔 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips: https://www.youtube.com/whiteboardfm?sub_confirmation=1 ❓⏰ Questions: 00:00 Introduction 02:46 Moving from Architecture to UI/UX Design 07:59 Bot M.D. – Assistant Chatbot for Doctors 20:38 Work profile at Lollypop Design Studio 23:36 Why you should create a design portfolio 29:42 Hiring at Design Agencies vs Product Companies 31:43 Experience as a Product Designer at Unacademy 33:16 Designing Tests and Results Experience at Unacademy 43:56 What are your learnings from working at a Design Agency and a Product company? Janardhan's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/janardhan-massar/ Janardhan's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/januxcaliber/ This podcast is part of the 10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whiteboardfm Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/whiteboard.fm Browse bite-sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing, and more: https://booklets.io Get real design inspiration from the world's best-designed apps: https://uisources.com Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips!
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November 2, 2020
Cydelle Zuzarte and Meenakshi Kamat – UX Researchers at Swiggy – Whiteboard.fm #028
In this episode, we speak to Cydelle Zuzarte and Meenakshi Kamat. Cydelle is a UX Researcher at Swiggy and has previously worked at Hike Messenger. Meenakshi is a Freelance UX Researcher and has previously worked at Swiggy. 🔔 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips: https://www.youtube.com/whiteboardfm?sub_confirmation=1 ❓⏰ Questions: 00:00 Introduction 02:02 What is UX Research? 03:12 Work profile as a UX Researcher at Swiggy 05:22 Work profile as a Freelance UX Researcher 06:30 Typical day for a UX Researcher at Swiggy and as a Freelancer  10:13 How to identify the need for conducting UX Research 13:54 Steps followed by UX Researchers to get relevant insights and findings – Aligning, Planning, Executing, Analysing, Sharing 21:16 Difference between exploratory and evaluative research 24:05 How do UX Researchers do interview planning 25:56 Nuances to keep in mind when documenting your research 34:59 How to eliminate bias in your research 37:33 Creating repositories and documenting UX Research at Swiggy 46:10 How to get started into UX Research 50:58 Requirements from people applying for a UX Research internship or full time role 58:20 How do you feel the nature of your work has evolved since you started off and what do you expect to change in the future? Cydelle's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cydellezuzarte/ Meenakshi's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meenakshi-kamat-74b93410a/ Swiggy Careers: https://careers.swiggy.com/ This podcast is part of the 10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whiteboardfm Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/whiteboard.fm Browse bite-sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing, and more: https://booklets.io Get real design inspiration from the world's best-designed apps: https://uisources.com Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips!
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October 26, 2020
Abheyraj Singh – Senior Product Designer at Omio, Co-founder of Lisn – Whiteboard.fm #027
In this episode, we speak to Abheyraj Singh. He is a Senior Product Designer at Omio, Berlin. He has worked at Housing India and has also co-founded the Lisn App.  🔔 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips: https://www.youtube.com/whiteboardfm?sub_confirmation=1 ❓⏰ Questions: 00:00 Introduction 00:40 Being a designer at Berlin 02:39 Journey from being an iOS developer to a Co-founder to a UI/UX Designer 8:33 How UI/UX design helped interact with machines 09:43 Being a designer without any design background at Housing Labs 14:06 Work and challenges faced as a Co-founder at Lisn 19:00 Implementing learnings from the journey at Lisn App 22:07 Strategy when applying for design jobs abroad 29:00 Hiring designers in India vs Berlin 33:34 Difference between a Junior and a Senior designer 36:23 How should Junior Designers cover up their breadth of skills? 37:52 Responsibilities as a Senior Designer when mentoring Junior Designers 41:30 Experience as an Industry Mentor at 10kdesigners masterclass? 45:18 Top 3 learnings from your design journey Abheyraj's Website: www.abheyraj.com Omio: https://www.omio.com/ This podcast is part of the 10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whiteboardfm Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/whiteboard.fm Browse bite-sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing, and more: https://booklets.io Get real design inspiration from the world's best-designed apps: https://uisources.com Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98
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October 21, 2020
Siddhita Upare and Harsh Vijay – Co-founders at Brucira – Whiteboard.fm #026
In this episode, we speak to Siddhita Upare and Harsh Vijay.  Siddhita is currently working as the Co-Founder and COO at Brucira. She has previously worked as an Illustrator at Housing, a Senior Visualizer at TING and as a UI Designer at Turtlemint.  Harsh is currently working as the Co-Founder and CEO at Brucira. He has previously worked at Housing as a UI/UX Designer. #designfounder #brucira 🔔 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips: https://www.youtube.com/whiteboardfm?sub_confirmation=1 ❓⏰ Questions: 0:00 Introduction 01:54 How did they get started with Brucira? 17:14 Moving from a Designer to a Founder role 24:26 Team Structure at Brucira 26:11 Design Hiring process at Brucira 28:46 How did you create Ruttl? 32:20 Design Process at Brucira 37:30 Future plans for Brucira 40:43 Setting up processes in an Agency 43:53 Challenges you faced when starting off as Co-founders 52:57 Top 3 learnings from your design journey 56:56 What advice would you give to designers who are starting off? Brucira website: https://www.brucira.com/ Ruttl website: https://ruttl.com/?ref=topbar Siddhita LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/siddhita-upare-75475b73/ Harsh LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/harsh-vijay-bab23068/ Brucira Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brucira/ Siddhita Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/siddhitaupare/ Harsh Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hv_crash/ Ruttl Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruttlapp/ Siddhita Twitter: https://twitter.com/UpareSiddhita Harsh Twitter: https://twitter.com/harsh17vijay93 This podcast is part of the #10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com Browse bite-sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing and more: https://booklets.io Get real design inspiration from the world's best-designed apps: https://uisources.com Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98
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October 11, 2020
Gyan Lakhwani – UX Designer at Microsoft, Intern at Zomato – Whiteboard.fm #025
In this episode, we speak to Gyan Lakhwani. He is an IT engineer with a Masters in Interaction Design from the IDC School of Design at IIT Bombay. He is currently working at Microsoft as a UX Designer and has previously interned at Zomato. #microsoft #zomato 🔔 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips: https://www.youtube.com/whiteboardfm?sub_confirmation=1 ❓⏰ Questions: 0:00 Introduction 01:20 How did you get started in Design? 04:42 Design Program at IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay 11:58 Internship process at Zomato 13:42 Work at Zomato – Redesigning Zomato Collect 16:28 First internship project 18:33 Internship Process at Microsoft India 24:33 Internship at Microsoft Foundry 29:08 Further questions about Microsoft Foundry 31:30 Designing an app for Indian Prime Minister's Office in 2015 42:30 Top 3 learnings from your design journey 46:00 Things you wish you knew when starting off Gyan's website: https://gyanl.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gyanlakhwani/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gyanl/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/gyanl Microsoft Careers: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en This podcast is part of the #10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com Browse bite-sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing and more: https://booklets.io Get real design inspiration from the world's best-designed apps: https://uisources.com Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98
51:32
October 5, 2020
Zain Khoja – Product Design Intern at GitHub and Instagram – Whiteboard.fm #024
In this episode, we speak to Zain Khoja, an Information Science undergrad from Cornell University. He has previously worked at GitHub as a Design Systems intern and at Instagram as a Product Design Intern. #github #instagram 🔔 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips: https://www.youtube.com/whiteboardfm?sub_confirmation=1 ❓⏰ Questions: 0:00 Introduction 01:20 How did you get started in Design? 05:00 Internship Process at GitHub 09:15 Project Walkthrough: Creating tools, documentation sites, and core components for Primer, GitHub’s open-source design system 15:00 Interview process at Instagram 17:50 How to explain your design decisions as a beginner 22:50 Internship experience at Instagram  25:52 Instagram Design team and their working 30:00 Top learnings and nuances from GitHub and Instagram 32:00 Balancing between learning and teaching Product Design at Cornell University 34:48 Community and volunteer work in Design 37:03 How to create a slide deck for interviews 38:22 What is your process in learnings new skills? 40:36 How important is coding for a designer? 43:33 Top 3 learnings from your design journey GitHub Internship Project: https://zainkho.com/github Zain's website: https://zainkho.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zainkho/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zainkho7/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/zainkho Instagram Careers: https://www.instagram.com/about/jobs/ GitHub Careers: https://github.com/about/careers This podcast is part of the #10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com Browse bite-sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing and more: https://booklets.io Get real design inspiration from the world's best-designed apps: https://uisources.com Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98
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September 28, 2020
Aboli Joshi – Product Manager at Cura Technologies – Whiteboard.fm #023
In this episode, we speak to Aboli Joshi. She is a Product Designer and Manager working in the healthcare industry. She is currently working at Cura Technologies and has graduated from NID Ahmedabad in Industrial and Product Design #healthcare #covid19 🔔 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips: https://www.youtube.com/whiteboardfm?sub_confirmation=1 ❓⏰ Questions: 0:00 Introduction 02:36 What is Healthcare Design? 04:16 Healthcare Design internship at Elephant Design 06:27 Challenges faced when starting out as a healthcare designer and nuances in Healthcare Design vs Digital Product Design 09:20 Work at Cura Technologies 10:35 Typical day at Cura Technologies 12:26 Aboli's Healthcare Product Design project at NID 25:16 Picking up new things and compounding your skillset 26:35 Importance of design in the healthcare industry 29:43 How would Covid-19 be better dealt with if the design in the healthcare industry was better? 32:16 Changes in Healthcare Design post Covid-19 35:22 Getting into Policy Design 38:50 Advice to someone getting into design right now 40:15 Top 3 learnings from your design journey 41:53 Things you wish you knew when starting off Cura technologies: https://www.cura.tech/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aboli-joshi-23615ab3/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bolijoshi/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/abolijoshi This podcast is part of the #10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com Browse bite-sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing and more: https://booklets.io Get real design inspiration from the world's best-designed apps: https://uisources.com Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98
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September 20, 2020
Niteesh Yadav – Product and Type Designer – Whiteboard.fm #022
In this episode, we speak to Niteesh Yadav. He is a Product and Type Designer and is currently researching on typography for Augmented reality and future interfaces. He has graduated from NIFT Delhi, University of Reading in Typeface Design and is currently working as a Product Designer at Headout. #typography #AR ❓⏰ Questions: 0:00 Introduction 01:52 How did you get started in design? 06:56 What got you interested in type design? 08:53 Journey in going from NIFT Delhi to the University of Reading, UK 12:09 Day to day life as a MA student at the University of Reading 15:36 Motivation for writing a thesis on Typography for AR 17:42 Challenges when working on Typography for AR  25:19 Process of creating a thesis on Typography for AR 29:00 ARone, typography for AR interfaces 30:57 When will AR become mainstream? 32:40 Designing typography for Augmented Reality vs Virtual Reality 34:00 About Ideal Reality – http://idealreality.org/ 37:06 New Typography Course by Niteesh Yadav! 42:00 How to learn about Typography 46:23 Top 3 learnings from your design journey Ideal Reality: http://idealreality.org/ Niteesh's website: https://niteeshyadav.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/niteeshyadav/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Niteesh22 This podcast is part of the #10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com Browse bite-sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing and more: https://booklets.io Get real design inspiration from the world's best-designed apps: https://uisources.com Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98
54:28
September 14, 2020
Ivy Mukherjee – Design Lead and Co-Creator of Indians Who Design – Whiteboard.fm #021
In this episode, we speak to Ivy Mukherjee. She is a Product Design Lead and has previously worked at GRAB Singapore, Shopify HQ Canada, OLA Cabs, and Grofers. She is also the Co-Creator of Indians Who Design, a living directory of thriving Indians in the design industry. #designlead #indianswhodesign ❓⏰ Questions: 0:00 Introduction 01:43 How did you get started in design? 12:04 What was your experience in getting a Design scholarship to Jerusalem? 19:37 How to prepare when applying for an international Design job?            What are the differences in the hiring process in India vs Abroad? 28:58 How did you decide the teams do you want to work in at Ola and Shopify? 30:38 Working on the Drivers-Partners projects at Ola 32:44 Working in the Insights and Growth teams at Shopify 35:53 Working in the Customer Support Experiences Team at GRAB 38:29 What it means to have a growth mindset 45:24 What to look for in every opportunity or experience – People, Product and Professional growth 51:59 When do you realize it's time to level up and move on? 55:27 Future plans for Indians Who Design – https://indianswhodesign.in/ 58:44 Is the Design industry getting saturated and competitive? Indians Who Design: https://indianswhodesign.in/ Ivy's website: https://ivymukherjee.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ivy.mukherjee/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JellyIvy This podcast is part of the #10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com Browse bite-sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing and more: https://booklets.io Get real design inspiration from the world's best-designed apps: https://uisources.com Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98
01:04:13
September 7, 2020
Darshan Gajara – Freelance, Personal Branding and Side Projects – Whiteboard.fm #020
In this episode, we speak to Darshan Gajara. He is a Product Designer, Product Maker and has remote working experience of more than 3 years. He is currently working as a Senior Product Designer at GraphCMS in Berlin and is the Founder of Product Disrupt. #founder #producthunt 🔔 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips: https://www.youtube.com/whiteboardfm?sub_confirmation=1 ❓⏰ Questions: Your story 0:00 Introduction 02:45 How did you get started in design?   Freelancing and Remote Work 05:34  How did you make the transition from full-time work to full time freelancing? 08:14 What are the key differences between being a freelancer, working remotely, and being a consultant? 13:00 What are the responsibilities when working as a consultant?  14:33 When should designers consider freelancing as a full-time option? 18:10 What do you feel about the current freelance space as compared to when you were starting off? 20:35 How do you feel Covid-19 is going to affect remote work? Personal Branding 23:30 Do you feel that everyone should have a personal brand? 24:08 What is the purpose of a personal brand according to you? 25:48 What does a personal brand consist of? 27:02 What are the expectation vs realities of building a personal brand? 29:17 What was your approach in building your personal brand? 36:49 How can someone build their story and narrative? 40:47 Since “Mediums influence the message”, what kind of mediums do you feel are the best for aspirants to put worth their message? Side Hustles 44:11 How was Product Disrupt created? 47:30 What is your criteria for featuring content on the Product Disrupt website and newsletters?  52:23 What methods did you use for scaling up your projects and getting more reach? 55:30 What are some of the difficulties you faced while building and sustaining Product Disrupt? 59:10 How do you decide between working on new side hustles vs scaling up existing ones?  01:02:26 How can beginners get over the fear of making their side projects public? 01:10:39 Can you tell us more about your book ‘How to crack the product design interview’ and when is it being made public? Experiences and Learnings 01:17:12 In times when you’re feeling low, what do you do and what do you suggest your juniors should do? 01:20:32 What were your top 3 learnings from your design journey so far? Sign off 01:24:29 What's something you wish you knew when you were starting off? Product Disrupt: https://productdisrupt.com/ Darshan's website: https://darshangajara.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weirdowizard/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/WeirdoWizard This podcast is part of the #10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com Browse bite sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing and more: https://booklets.io Get real design inspiration from the world's best-designed apps: https://uisources.com Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98
01:28:05
August 30, 2020
Sisi Yu – UX Designer at Unqork, Previously at Adobe – Whiteboard.fm #019
In this episode, we speak to Sisi Yu. She is currently working at Unqork as a UX Designer and has previously worked at Adobe as a Machine Intelligence Experience Design intern. #adobe #machinelearning 🔔 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips: https://www.youtube.com/whiteboardfm?sub_confirmation=1 ❓⏰ Questions: 0:00 Introduction 02:03 How did you get started in design? 03:14 What made you apply to Adobe for a design internship? 04:43 Adobe design internship process  09:05 What projects did you work on during your internship at Adobe? 19:51 Designing creative tools for the future with AI and ML functionalities at Adobe 26:19 How did you develop an interest in User Experiences for AI-Native Products and what are your sources of learning?  31:33 What is the difference in workflow between standard UI/UX and UX for AI-Native Products? 39:07 Spotify Redesign project walkthrough 51:53  Can you tell us more about your interest in Creative Coding projects and how did you get started?  55:48 Top 3 learnings from your design journey Sisi's website: https://sisi-yu.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/si.sqrd/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/sheepgoesblah This podcast is part of the #10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com Browse bite sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing and more: https://booklets.io Get real design inspiration from the world's best designed apps: https://uisources.com Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98
01:00:12
July 13, 2020
Nikhil Yadav – Product Designer at Gojek – Whiteboard.fm #018
In this episode, we speak to Nikhil Yadav. He is currently working at Gojek as a Product Designer. He has previously interned at UrbanClap (now Urban Company) and has graduated from IIT Roorkee in Production and Industrial engineering. #gojek #uiuxdesign 🔔 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips: https://www.youtube.com/whiteboardfm?sub_confirmation=1 ❓⏰ Questions: 0:00 Introduction 01:11 How did you get started in design? 02:33 How did you get your first freelance project? 05:55 Internship project at Urban Company  15:27 What is your process for applying to companies?  18:50 How did you apply for your design job at Gojek? 22:37 Projects done at Gojek  31:48 Day to day life as a Product Designer at Gojek  33:31 Hiring process at Gojek  34:54  How did you apply for DesignUp 2018 scholarship? 36:19 How can a designer get started with web development?  42:17 How to start documenting your work?  45:25 Top 3 learnings from your design journey 49:07 What is your advice to someone who is getting started in design? 51:18 What are the things you wish you knew when you were starting out? Nikhil's website: https://nikhilyadav.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikhil_shares/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/nikhilshares This podcast is part of the #10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com Browse bite sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing and more: https://booklets.io Get real design inspiration from the world's best designed apps: https://uisources.com Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98
54:46
July 6, 2020
Courtney Tam – Product Design Intern at Cognite – Whiteboard.fm #017
In this episode, we speak to Courtney Tam. She has previously interned at Microsoft and Shopify. She is studying Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo and is currently interning at Facebook as a Product Designer. #shopify #microsoft 🔔 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips: https://www.youtube.com/whiteboardfm?sub_confirmation=1 ❓⏰ Questions: 0:00 Introduction 01:04 How did Courtney get into Design? 02:21 How did you transition from Fine Arts to Computer Science background? 03:13 What made you want to apply to companies like Microsoft and Shopify? 04:30 Interview process at Shopify 06:49 How has your background in computer science helped you in designing? 10:05 Shopify Onboarding project 20:46 What are your learnings from your Shopify internship? 23:55 Microsoft Smart Tagger System project 34:54 What have been the changes in your design thinking and working approach?  36:54 Project at Cognite 44:15 How do you select the projects that you want to work on in companies? 47:21 What are your top 3 learnings from your design journey?  Courtney's website: https://www.courtneytam.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_courtneytam/ This podcast is part of the #10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com Browse bite sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing and more: https://booklets.io Get real design inspiration from the world's best designed apps: https://uisources.com Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98
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June 28, 2020
Sneha Sankar – Head of Visual Design at Graphy – Whiteboard.fm #016
In this episode, we speak to Sneha Sankar. She is currently working as the Head of Visual Design at Graphy. She has previously worked at Unacademy as the Creative Lead and has graduated from NID Ahmedabad in Graphic Design and Visual Communication. #graphicdesign #visualcommunication 🔔 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips: https://www.youtube.com/whiteboardfm?sub_confirmation=1 ❓⏰ Questions: 0:00 Introduction 01:13 How did you get started in design? 03:00 Programs at NID, admission process, experience and day to day life 13:32 What are some of the things that design undergrads gain or lack when compared to self taught designers? 20:09 What are some of the things that you’ve learned from the industry that you wish you knew in college? 22:49 Can you tell us about your work profile during your role as the Creative Lead at Unacademy? 26:45 Process of creating the 360 marketing campaign at Unacademy and roles played by the Creative team 32:08 Most common mistakes made and nuances neglected when it comes to Branding 40:18 How can self taught beginner designers learn to pitch their ideas? 46:50 This Is Not Street Art – NID graduation project  54:21 How to convert personal work into self projects? 01:01:29 Tiptoptypetips 01:07:16 What are your tips on overcoming burnout? 01:10:17 What are your Top 3 learnings from your design journey? Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/snehasanks/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/snehasanks Tiptoptypetips: https://www.tiptoptypetips.com/ Graphy: https://twitter.com/graphyapp NID Admissions: http://admissions.nid.edu/NIDA2020/Default.aspx This podcast is part of the #10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com Browse bite sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing and more: https://booklets.io Get real design inspiration from the world's best designed apps: https://uisources.com Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98
01:17:07
June 22, 2020
Gaana Srinivas – Founding Designer at Rune – Whiteboard.fm #015
In this episode, we speak to Gaana Srinivas. She is currently working as the Founding Designer at Rune. She has previously worked at Amazon and has graduated from the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design. #product #interactiondesign 🔔 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips: https://www.youtube.com/whiteboardfm?sub_confirmation=1 ❓⏰ Questions: 0:00 Introduction 01:15 How did you get started in design? 04:18 Can you tell us about the Interaction Design program at CIID? 11:45 What is a typical week at CIID like? 15:27 How can someone apply for the Interaction Design program at CIID? 16:51 Can you tell us about your work at Rune? 19:19 How does having knowledge about the Growth domain help in product level thinking? 21:52 What are some of the fields that product designers can learn a bit from, to elevate their game? 23:22 Project Vox 36:38 Immersive experiences and Messy AR 42:35 Differences between self-taught and design school backgrounds 49:23 What are your top 3 learnings from your design journey so far? 52:30 What advice would you give to people who want to get started in design? 54:18 How do you think the number of female designers in the industry can be improved? Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gaanasrini/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/gaanasrini Rune: https://www.rune.ai/ CIID Admissions: http://ciid.dk/education/interaction-design-programme/admissions/ This podcast is part of the #10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com Browse bite sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing and more: https://booklets.io Get real design inspiration from the world's best designed apps: https://uisources.com Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98
01:11:57
June 14, 2020
Siddhant Puri – Product Manager at Bounce – Whiteboard.fm #014
In this episode, we speak to Siddhant Puri. He is currently working as a Product Manager at Bounce. He is an undergrad from UC Berkeley in Electrical engineering and Computer Science and has previously worked at UrbanClap. #product #bounce 🔔 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips: https://www.youtube.com/whiteboardfm?sub_confirmation=1 ❓⏰ Questions: 04:40 What was the Referral network and how was it built? 06:56 How did you get into Product Management? 09:29 How did you get started in Bounce? 13:58 Why do you think development experience is important before getting into Product Management? 15:23 How has your development experience helped you in your role as a PM? 18:07 Work at bounce 23:40 Writing PRDs for different sectors in the company 32:52 What has been your role in the Growth domain of the company? 35:05 What are the challenges that you have faced as a PM at Bounce? 37:20 Day to day life at Bounce for a PM 44:26 What challenges did you come across when working at a hypergrowth stage for the company? 50:20 What are the tools used by PMs at Bounce? 51:34 Changes in workflow due to COVID-19  53:21 How to get started as a PM? 56:13 Requirements for becoming a PM Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sidduced/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PuriSid Bounce Careers: https://careers.bounceshare.com/ This podcast is part of the #10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com Browse bite sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing and more: https://booklets.io Get real design inspiration from the world's best designed apps: https://uisources.com Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98
01:01:25
June 7, 2020
Antonio Song – Product Designer at LinkedIn – Whiteboard.fm #013
In this episode, we speak to Antonio Song. He is currently working as a Product Designer at LinkedIn. He is an undergrad from Carnegie Mellon University in Human Computer Interaction and has previously interned at LinkedIn and Paypal. He has also been a part of Iris Rover, an independent Lunar Rover project funded by NASA. #design #linkedin 🔔 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips: https://www.youtube.com/whiteboardfm?sub_confirmation=1 ❓⏰ Questions: 1:23 How did you get started in Design? 3:00 How did you get your first design internship? 6:47 How do you approach companies for jobs and internships? 10:00 How do you prepare for interviews and what is your strategy? 17:38 Hashtag Reshare project at LinkedIn 22:03 Zoom project 33:49 What are the differences in workings and team structure at Paypal, Venmo and LinkedIn? 39:19 LinkedIn Hiring process 43:21 About the HCI program at Carnegie Mellon University 45:46 Iris Rover project at CMU 1:00:25 How do you manage to work on such versatile projects? 1:05:00 What are your future plans? 1:08:25 Top 3 learnings from your design journey Antonio's website: https://www.antonios.work/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/antoniosong/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/songyh1996 LinkedIn Careers: https://careers.linkedin.com/ This podcast is part of the #10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com Browse bite sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing and more: https://booklets.io Get real design inspiration from the world's best designed apps: https://uisources.com Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98
01:12:38
June 1, 2020
King Sidharth – Head of Design and Product at Headout – Whiteboard.fm #012
In this episode, we speak to Sidharth. He is currently working as the Head of Design and Product at Headout. He was previously a part of the founding team at Instamojo. He has given more than 40 talks, 2 TEDx talks and is a Design YouTuber with his channel called King Sidharth. #design #product 🔔 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips: https://www.youtube.com/whiteboardfm?sub_confirmation=1 Sidharth's website: https://www.kingsidharth.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kingsidharth/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/kingsidharth Headout: https://www.headout.com/careers This podcast is part of the #10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com Browse bite sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing and more: https://booklets.io Get real design inspiration from the world's best designed apps: https://uisources.com Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98
01:22:40
May 24, 2020
Jeremy Stokes Jr. – Product Design Intern at Google Seattle – Whiteboard.fm #011
In this first episode of Whiteboard.fm Season 2, we speak to Jeremy Stokes Jr. Jeremy is an IT Engineering undergrad and has completed his Masters in Experience Design. He has worked at Google Seattle as a User Experience Design Intern with the Google Duo team.  🔔 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips: https://www.youtube.com/whiteboardfm?sub_confirmation=1 Jeremy's website: https://www.jeremy-stokes.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/senseijerm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/senseijerm Just Us Podcast: https://anchor.fm/just-us Google Design: https://careers.google.com/teams/design/ This podcast is part of the 10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com Browse bite sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing and more: https://booklets.io Get real design inspiration from the world's best designed apps: https://uisources.com Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98
01:25:59
May 17, 2020
Shreya Shankar – Product Designer at Uber – Whiteboard.fm #010
In this episode, we talk to Shreya Shankar, a Mechanical engineering and Visual Arts undergrad from Duke University. She is currently working as a Product Designer at Uber, San Francisco and has previously interned at Fractal Ink Design Studio, Mumbai. Shreya's website: http://www.shreyashankar.me/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/_shreyashankar LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shreya-shankar-2019/ Uber Design: https://www.uber.com/in/en/careers/design/ This podcast is part of the 10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whiteboardfm Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/whiteboard.fm Browse bite sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing and more: https://booklets.io Get real design inspiration from the world's best designed apps: https://uisources.com Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips!
01:03:30
April 26, 2020
Devansh Gandhi – Product Design Intern at Facebook – Whiteboard.fm #009
In this episode, we talk to Devansh Gandhi, an Interaction Design undergrad from the University of Washington. He is a former product design intern at Facebook Menlo Park, has previously interned at Unacademy and is also an incoming product design intern at Facebook Seattle. Devansh's website: https://www.devanshgandhi.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/madebydevansh LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/devansh-gandhi-041563122/ Facebook Design: https://facebook.design/ This podcast is part of the 10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whiteboardfm Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/whiteboard.fm Browse bite sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing and more: https://booklets.io Get real design inspiration from the world's best designed apps: https://uisources.com Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips!
01:19:47
April 21, 2020
Komal Maheshwari – Product Design Intern at Cure.Fit – Whiteboard.fm #008
In this episode, we talk to Komal Maheshwari, a third-year architecture undergrad from IIT Roorkee and a former product design intern at Cure.Fit Medium: https://medium.com/@k.maheshwari1997 Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ko_mleh LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/komal-maheshwari-840a87152/ Cure.Fit: https://www.cure.fit/ This podcast is part of the 10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whiteboardfm Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/whiteboard.fm Browse bite sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing and more: https://booklets.io Get real design inspiration from the world's best designed apps: https://uisources.com Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips!
58:19
April 16, 2020
Sanjana Galgalikar – Product Designer at Pulse Labs – Whiteboard.fm #007
In this episode, we talk to Sanjana Galgalikar, product designer at Pulse Labs, Seattle, Washington. She has graduated from the University of Washington and has also interned at Frog Design and Nordstrom.   Sanjana's website: http://www.sanjanagalgalikar.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/sanjanasg LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanjanagalgalikar/   Pulse Labs: https://www.pulselabs.ai/    This podcast is part of the 10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com   Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whiteboardfm Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/whiteboard.fm   Browse bite sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing and more: https://booklets.io   Get real design inspiration from the world's best designed apps: https://uisources.com   Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98   Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips!
55:02
April 13, 2020
Chethan KVS – Product Designer at Unacademy – Whiteboard.fm #006
In this episode, we talk to Chethan KVS, product designer at Unacademy, Bangalore. He is also a Design YouTuber with his channel called Design Pilot.   Chethan's website: https://www.chethankvs.design/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KvsChethan LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chethan-kvs-048583106/ Design Pilot: https://www.youtube.com/designpilot   Unacademy: https://unacademy.com/    This podcast is part of the 10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com   Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whiteboardfm Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/whiteboard.fm   Browse bite sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing and more: https://booklets.io   Get real design inspiration from the world's best designed apps: https://uisources.com   Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98   Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips!
55:53
April 7, 2020
Duaa Zaheer – Product Design Intern at Microsoft – Whiteboard.fm #005
In this episode, we talk to Duaa Zaheer, incoming product design intern at Facebook and former product design intern at Microsoft, Vancouver. Duaa is also the founder of the design community Designers of Colour and is an undergraduate in Interaction Design from Sherdian College, Ontario, Canada. Duaa's website: https://www.duaa.design/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/duaazaheers/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/duaa-zaheer/ Microsoft Garage: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/garage/ This podcast is part of the 10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whiteboardfm Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/whiteboard.fm   Browse bite sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing and more: https://booklets.io   Get real design inspiration from the world's best designed apps: https://uisources.com   Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98   Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips!
44:14
April 2, 2020
Viba Mohan – Product Designer at Obvious – Whiteboard.fm #004
In this episode, we talk to Viba Mohan, product designer at Obvious, Bangalore. Viba is also the founder of the design community Cmd+J and is a undergraduate in Interaction Design from PES University, Bangalore.  Viba's website: https://vibamohan.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/vibamohan_ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/viba-mohan-91b077139/ Obvious: https://obvious.in Obvious' hiring playbook: https://playbook.obvious.in/hiring/hiring-philosophy This podcast is part of the 10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whiteboardfm Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/whiteboard.fm Browse bite sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing and more: https://booklets.io Get real design inspiration from the world's best designed apps: https://uisources.com Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips!
48:02
March 31, 2020
Aditya Shrivastava – Product Design Intern at Hotstar – Whiteboard.fm #003
In this episode, we speak to Aditya Shrivastava, product design intern at Hotstar. Aditya graduated in UX design from Symbiosis University, Pune. Aditya on Behance: https://www.behance.net/adishri_ Aditya on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adishri_/ Aditya on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adishri1302/ This podcast is part of the 10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whiteboardfm Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/whiteboard.fm Browse bite sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing and more: https://booklets.io Get real design inspiration from the world's best designed apps: https://uisources.com Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm to stay updated with more interviews and clips!
31:04
March 29, 2020
Arnob Mukherjee – Design System Manager at Ola, Qubole – Whiteboard.fm #002
In this episode, we speak to Arnob Mukherjee, product designer, maker and developer. Arnob is currently the design system manager at Ola and has previously worked with Qubole and Bro4u. He is the founder of Culrs App, and graduated in IT engineering from Christ University, Bangalore. Arnob's website: iamarnob.com Twitter: twitter.com/iamarnob6543 Culrs App: https://www.culrs.com/#/ A small growth thread for culrs side project. https://twitter.com/iamarnob6543/status/1191216323826634753 A case study on relaunching the side project after 2 years, it talks about how I was scaling the project in the first few months. https://blog.productdisrupt.com/growing-my-side-project-month-1-db9aeffc8719 This were the screenshot and process for the first time when we launched curls website back in 2016 https://iamarnob.com/bro4u/culrs.html Redesigning bro4u first full fledged UI/UX Project https://iamarnob.com/bro4u/bro4u.html A full end to end process case study on building a design system* https://medium.com/qubole-design/birth-of-our-new-designs-system-part1-e6a836040148 https://medium.com/qubole-design/birth-of-our-new-design-system-part2-89929f63bca3 https://medium.com/qubole-design/birth-of-our-new-design-system-part-3-4686009c62aa This podcast is part of the 10kdesigners Network Home: https://10kdesigners.com Browse bite sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing and more: https://booklets.io Get real design inspiration from the world's best designed apps: https://uisources.com Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm on YouTube to stay updated with more interviews and clips!
55:00
March 25, 2020
Ansh Mehra – Product Design Intern at Swiggy – Whiteboard.fm #001
In this first debut episode of Whiteboard.fm, we speak to Ansh Mehra, a product designer, filmmaker and podcast host. Ansh is a CS undergrad from VIT Vellore and is currently interning as a product designer at Swiggy in Bangalore. He is also the host of the Take it Easy podcast.   Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4M9aEfjFX3DdRNcFqDEqzA Ansh's website: https://anshmehra.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anshmehraaa/ Behance: https://behance.net/anshmehra Take it Easy podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/7giRxq7zzZcC7RU4x6FrYt?si=DwKD7X4aR4amjzswc-MLbQ Twitter: https://twitter.com/IamMehra This podcast is part of the 10kdesigners Network. Home: https://10kdesigners.com Browse bite sized learning in business, product, UI/UX design, freelancing and more: https://booklets.io Get real design inspiration from the world's best designed apps: https://uisources.com Brought to you by your host, Mayank Khandelwal. Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayankk98 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayankk98 Subscribe to Whiteboard.fm on YouTube to stay updated with more interviews and clips!
52:24
March 19, 2020