Design Details

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A weekly conversation about design process and culture. Hosted by Marshall Bock and Brian Lovin.

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313: Design Process Automation

September 11th, 2019

53:28

This week, we answer a couple listener questions—which design automation tools we use and how to efficiently look for a job—and rattle off a few …

312: Managing a Design Systems Team (feat. Diana Mounter)

September 4th, 2019

58:12

In today's episode, Diana Mounter, who manages the design infrastructure at GitHub, helps us dive deep into a listener question about the role and …

311: Visuals in Product Design

August 28th, 2019

31:50

This week, we answer a few listener questions, including what constitutes a good visual design experience, when to put case studies on your site, and when to battle bureaucracy at the office. And as always, we share …

310: Work, Culture, and Experimentation at a Product Design Agency (feat. Skyler Balbus)

August 21st, 2019

53:49

In today's episode we catch up with Skyler Balbus, the Director of Product Design at Postlight. We dig into what it means to build products within the agency model, the decision to move from working in-house to working …

309: Career Progression for Product Designers

August 14th, 2019

38:25

This week, we look at how a product designer's career advances. We discuss the common themes and growth areas that companies use to measure progression, suggest questions you can ask yourself to assess your progress, …

308: Learning Design as a Developer

August 7th, 2019

37:23

This week, we answer a couple listener questions, including how to get started learning design as a developer and how to reconcile icons on different platforms. In News, we discuss the launch of Figma Plugins, and as …

307: iOS 13 Beta

July 31st, 2019

1:02:02

This week, we take an early look at the fourth iOS 13 Developer Beta and discuss some of the new features, interactions, and patterns we've noticed. We also answer a few listener questions, including how big a prototype …

306: Is Ego Getting in the Way of Accessibility?

July 24th, 2019

39:30

In today's episode we dig into two listener questions about when to use toggles versus checkboxes, and the current state of accessibility in product design. We also share a big milestone for the podcast, get caught up …

305: From Team to Solo Designer (feat. Michie Cao)

July 17th, 2019

56:14

This week, we welcome to the show Michie Cao, formerly of Twitter and currently the sole designer at Sisu. Michie tells us all about her experience …

304: Interviewing the Interviewer

July 10th, 2019

31:26

This week, we keep it short and answer a few listener questions, including how to align text to a grid, how to handle an interview at a company that uses dark patterns, and how to account for suboptimal company …

303: Building Design Teams (feat. Stacy La)

July 3rd, 2019

1:02:55

This week, we welcome to the show Stacy La, formerly of Clover Health and currently the product and design lead on the Prevent Epidemics Team at …

302: Designing Dark Patterns

June 26th, 2019

56:12

This week, inspired by a tweet from Daniel Burka, we tackle the thorny but important question of who is ultimately accountable for the implementation …

301: Android vs. iOS

June 19th, 2019

1:04:49

This week, we answer a few listener questions, including the difference between the philosophies behind the Android and iOS design systems and why we prefer an 8pt grid. In News, Brian gives a quick rundown on Figma's …

300: Looking Back on 300 Episodes

June 12th, 2019

1:22:37

This week we reflect on 300 episodes of Design Details. We recount the origin story, answering listener questions as we go about how we've managed to …

299: Balancing Management and IC Work

June 5th, 2019

59:58

This week, we answer a listener question about the balance of being both a manager and an individual contributor, which leads to some more existential conversation about sharing what we think we know and the fear of …

298: Designing a Design Curriculum

May 29th, 2019

44:57

This week, we answer a listener question about designing a design curriculum and another about where the line is between a visual redesign and an …

297: Day-to-Day Design Struggles

May 22nd, 2019

56:25

This week, we take a break from talking about high-level design problems and dive into the specific struggles we find ourselves running into lately, …

296: Google I/O

May 15th, 2019

1:02:13

This week we dig into the latest and greatest announcements from this year's Google I/O. We talk through our top highlights like new privacy …

295: Public Critique and The Facebook Redesign

May 8th, 2019

1:12:47

This week, we discuss the usefulness of public design critiques, given Brian's eventful week of tweeting stuff. Then we dive deep on the new Facebook …

294: Designing UX for Games (feat. Tea Chang) (& Endgame Discussion)

May 1st, 2019

1:47:59

This week, we welcome Tea Chang, a UX Designer working on League of Legends at Riot Games, to talk about designing user experiences for gamers. At the end of the show, Tea sticks around for a long, spoiler-filled …

293: Is AR a Gimmick?

April 24th, 2019

38:12

This week, we bring back the Fight Me segment with a debate on the usefulness of augmented reality in apps. Is it a gimmick or not? In Follow-up, we …

292: Building Design Systems (feat. Linzi Berry)

April 17th, 2019

1:05:17

This week, we welcome to the show Linzi Berry, a manager on Lyft's design system. Linzi enlightens us on how to implement, maintain, enforce, …

291: Figma's UI Redesign and Public Critique

April 10th, 2019

46:39

This week, we discuss Figma's UI redesign, the public response to it, and how to effectively communicate negative feedback to both companies and …

290: Transitioning to Product Design

April 3rd, 2019

43:17

This week, we answer listener questions, including how to transition from engineering to product design, how to wrap up before moving to a new company, and what we think of apps that allow you to change the launch icon. …

289: Design File Hygiene

March 27th, 2019

51:04

This week, Marshall offers a few simple tips for tidying up your source files, and we answer a listener question about when to move on from a company. In News, we shout out a new resource from the maker of Laws of UX. …

288: Articulating Design Rationale

March 20th, 2019

48:04

This week, we answer a listener question about articulating design rationale during presentations. We also shared some exciting news from the Sketch …

287: A Peek Behind the Curtain

March 13th, 2019

33:49

This week, we pull back the curtain on Design Details itself and share how we think about iterating toward a better podcast. In Follow-up, we hear …

286: Bask in the Awkwardness

March 6th, 2019

44:18

This week, we kindly critique the design details of Spectre, a new app from the folks behind Halide. In Follow-up, we discuss knowing when to shut up …

285: Deadly American Idol

February 27th, 2019

57:37

This week, we discuss spoken accents, answer a listener question about salary negotiations, and Marshall dives deep into the design of Apex Legends. …

284: Stone Soup

February 20th, 2019

42:18

This week, we answer more listener questions, including what software the industry uses, how to get involved in open-source projects, and how to …

283: Timefoolery

February 13th, 2019

31:56

This week, we answer a couple listener questions, including how to reliably align text to a baseline grid, and how to use data to learn from the …

282: Flow State

February 6th, 2019

33:14

This week, we look to Twitter for answers to the eternal question: "How do I find time to design despite tons of meetings, context shifting, and an open office layout?" In News, we detail some exciting ideas in an iOS …

281: Steady Habit

January 30th, 2019

47:20

This week, we review a listener side project called Steady Habit, an iPhone app made by Sandor Gyuris. And as always, we share a couple cool things …

280: Steve Jobs Shoulder Buddy

January 23rd, 2019

40:04

This week, we discuss your tweets on how to git gud (and stay gud) at visual design. And as always, we share a couple Cool Things, including a …

279: TWIGBY

January 16th, 2019

54:09

This week, we discuss performance reviews and promotions, including how to prepare, what to spotlight, and when to self-nominate (along with a few tips and tricks). In News, we talk about Chloe Condon's recent ordeal …

278: Dice Gamble

January 9th, 2019

53:51

In this first episode of 2019, Brian explains online security to Marshall as though he is a five-year-old, covering everything from DNSs to VPNs. In …

277: Dribbble Stories (feat. Zack Onisko)

December 19th, 2018

52:23

In this final episode of 2018, we speak with Zack Onisko, CEO of Dribbble, about our speculation regarding signup walls and the future of the …

276: Hidden Shortcuts, Formal Educations, and "Builders"

December 12th, 2018

38:18

This week, we answer three listener questions: one about hidden shortcuts, one about the line between designer and developer, and one about the …

275: Now, That's One Smart Home!

December 5th, 2018

58:01

This week, Marshall explains his smart home setup to Brian in great detail. In News, Brian reveals an exciting development with Spectrum. And as …

274: Well... It's Free ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

November 28th, 2018

54:04

This week, we discuss sign-in walls and the design patterns behind offering free-ish content on the Internet. In News, we praise Samsung's new One UI for its strict adherence to Fitts' Law. And as always, we share a …

273: Bespoke, Artisanal, Single-Batch Blog Post

November 14th, 2018

47:56

This week, we talk about the uncanny sameness of the web and debate uniqueness in site design. In News, we discuss the pros and cons of sharing your …

272: Stupid Mountain

November 7th, 2018

43:15

This week, we debate the use of the term "junior" and look back on Stupid Mountain from the Valley of Doubt. In News, we discuss the announcements from the latest Apple event, including the new iPad Pro product page. …

271: Principles of Design

October 31st, 2018

1:02:06

This week, we dive deep on several design principles that will help you make better decisions when creating interfaces and interactions. In …

270: Onward Into the Dark

October 24th, 2018

45:29

This week, we discuss the tradeoffs of sensor-laden home devices and the future of personalized advertising. We also follow up on Morgan's tweetstorm …

269: The Ignorance-Is-Bliss Thing

October 17th, 2018

41:22

This week, we discuss Morgan Knutson's tweetstorm regarding his time working on the sunsetting Google+, and we extract some nuggets of wisdom worth exploring, especially negotiating one's starting compensation at a new …

268: I Want It That Way

October 10th, 2018

48:49

This week, we discuss user preferences and whether a lot is too much. In News, we talk about Sketch's new site, recap the Figma contest fallout, and …

267: Don't Wanna Yuck Anyone's Yum

October 3rd, 2018

54:32

This week, we look at a few different concepts of what a car could be if you didn't need to drive it. In News, we discuss the new Mailchimp redesign …

266: Stay Warm Out There, Tauntaun

September 26th, 2018

48:01

This week, we debate the line between constructive and malevolent criticism, discuss some sunsetting news, and briefly preview the new Sketch beta. …

265: Travel Edition

September 19th, 2018

51:30

This week, we're both trotting the globe, so we discuss some interesting accessibility features we've encountered during our travels. And Apple had a event announcing new iPhones and a new Watch, so (of course) we talk …

264: Oven Mittens

September 12th, 2018

43:03

This week, we answer two listener questions about designing for the tech-unsavvy and providing value as an inexperienced designer. In news, we discuss the latest anniversary set from Ugmonk and a new audio-only feature …

263: News, News, and More News

September 5th, 2018

40:24

This week, we discuss a bunch of news, including a Twitter reply threading concept, a new Apple Watch face, Principle 4.0, and Chrome with a Material …

262: Taste Acquisition (feat. Iheanyi Ekechukwu)

August 29th, 2018

41:57

This week, we talk with Iheanyi Ekechukwu about his side project Seeker, starting from scratch at a new gig, and the best advice he's ever gotten. …

261: Reverse Midas

August 22nd, 2018

39:44

This week, Brian and Marshall debate the length of time between whiteboard sketches and high-fidelity mocks. In news, Discord announces a store, Breaker announces a podcast marketplace, and Refactoring UI is going to be …

260: Mutual Admiration Society

August 15th, 2018

39:26

This week, Brian explains React to Marshall like he's five, we recap some highlights from the Zeit React meetup, and then discuss the eternal quandary that is password management.

Note: Unfortunately, Brian had to …

259: Everything Is a Spec

August 8th, 2018

51:30

This week, we recap last week's Fight Me poll results, cover some news on React and Firefox, answer a listener question about professional labels, …

258: A Foot in the Door

August 1st, 2018

38:51

This week, we debut the new show format! First, Marshall formally introduces himself, and we answer a listener's question about how to get their foot in the UX door. Then we cover a few headlines, fight about stock vs. …

257: Here It Goes Again

July 25th, 2018

8:04

In this quick episode, we welcome Marshall Bock as a new co-host and offer a sneak peek of the show's future format. Tune in next week for a full …

256: DD_final_final_FINAL.mp3 (feat. Sam Soffes)

July 18th, 2018

1:32:41

Today's episode is our final recording with Bryn, and to send him off we had none-other than our very first Design Details guest, Sam Soffes, back on the show. In this episode we talk about side projects, celebrity, …

255: Design Caretaker (feat. Charlie Sutton)

July 11th, 2018

1:32:37

Today we caught up with Charlie Sutton, a Product Design Director at Facebook currently working on Games and Video, previously working on Social VR. In this episode we dig into the world of gaming and Facebook's …

254: The People's Champion (feat. Fabian Perez)

July 4th, 2018

1:06:44

Today we caught up with Fabian Perez, the Director of Product Design at Splice, previously the Director of Product Design at GitHub. In today's …

253: Follow The Troll Flow (feat. May-Li Khoe & Chikezie Ejiasi)

June 27th, 2018

1:50:25

Today we sat down with May-Li Khoe and Chikezie Ejiasi to talk about building diverse teams. We dig deep into the problems of monocultures, how to …

252: Furniture Nomadic (feat. Mu-An Chiou)

June 20th, 2018

1:04:10

Today we caught up with Mu-An Chiou, a developer working on the web systems team at GitHub, previously a product designer at GitHub. In this episode we dig into what Mu-An is excited about in the world of web …

251: Hip-Hop & Horses (feat. Steph Engle)

June 13th, 2018

1:19:40

Today we caught up with Stephanie Engle, a product designer in SF currently working on self-driving cars at Cruise, previously designing social experiences in VR at Facebook. In this episode we dig into Stephanie's …

250: LIVE at Combine (feat. May-Li Khoe, Katie Dill & Soleio Cuervo)

June 6th, 2018

1:27:42

We made it! Another milestone in the Design Details archive: episode 250 🎉

For this special episode we hosted a live show with our friends May-Li …

249: Hi/Lo Technical (feat. Priyanka Kodikal)

May 23rd, 2018

1:12:12

Today we caught up with Priyanka Kodikal, a product designer currently working at WhatsApp. In this episode we dig into Priyanka's work at WhatsApp and what it's like shipping to more than a billion people around the …

248: OshKoshFigJosh (feat. Josh Dunsterville)

May 16th, 2018

1:23:47

Today we caught up with Josh Dunsterville, a designer and community manager currently building the community at Figma. In this episode we dig into Josh's work at Figma, diving deep into what it really means to grow a …

247: Give A Goat A Gobstopper (feat. Kyle Turman)

May 9th, 2018

1:46:23

Today we caught up with Kyle Turman, a product designer on the design systems team at Etsy. In this episode we dig into Kyle's work at Etsy on building seller-facing design systems, working remotely, the value of craft, …

246: Cats & Design Systems (feat. Diana Mounter & Brent Jackson)

May 2nd, 2018

1:44:55

Today we dipped into a double-guest episode with our friends Diana Mounter and Brent Jackson! Diana and Brent are some of the best people working on …

245: Sandwich Principal (feat. Tom Moor)

April 25th, 2018

1:21:16

Today we caught up with Tom Moor, a software engineer building Abstract. In this episode we dig into Tom's journey with startups, including his work at Buffer, Sqwiggle, Speak, Outline, and now Abstract. We also get to …

244: Peter Piper Pizza Party (feat. Claudio Vallejo)

April 18th, 2018

1:11:10

Today we caught up with Claudio Vallejo, a product designer currently working at Managed by Q in New York. In this episode we dig into Claudio's …

243: Maximum Potassium (feat. Vlad Magdalin)

April 11th, 2018

2:02:24

Today we caught up with Vlad Magdalin, co-founder and CEO of Webflow. In this episode we dig into Vlad's history, moving from Russia to the US, his journey to Webflow, the challenges of starting up, raising money, and …

242: Traitor Joe (feat. Victor Kernes)

April 4th, 2018

51:12

Today we caught up with Victor Kernes, a designer working on reversing type 2 diabetes at Virta. In this episode we dig into transitioning from marketing to design, working in the healthcare industry, advice to young …

241: Toast, The Bread (feat. Meg Robichaud)

March 28th, 2018

57:35

Today we caught up once again with our good friend Meg Robichaud. Meg draws things for money, and is currently doing so at Lyft. In this episode we dig into what she's been up to over the last two years, the journey to …

240: Proxima Nova Revolution (feat. Hardik Pandya)

March 21st, 2018

1:07:43

Today we caught up with Hardik Pandya, a product designer at Google in India, currently working on GSuite and Google Photos. In this episode we dig into Hardik's background and discovery of design, working from startups …

239: Data Ultra (feat. Lin Wang)

March 14th, 2018

1:10:23

Today we caught up with Lin Wang, a product designer working on the Core Passenger team at Lyft. In this episode we dig into Lin's background, her journey from China to SF, moving from graphic to product design, and how …

238: Grocery Social (feat. Julie Delanoy)

March 7th, 2018

1:07:35

Today we caught up with Julie Delanoy, a product designer currently building things at Product Hunt. In this episode we dig into Julie's journey to …

237: Hoppy Borthdoy (feat. Hartley Miller)

February 28th, 2018

49:08

Today we caught up with Hartley Miller, a product designer at Pinterest. In this episode we dig into what Hartley's working on, the ups and downs of not having a plan, finding meaning in work, and so much more.

We've …

236: TI-85 (feat. Charlie Cheever)

February 21st, 2018

1:05:19

Today we caught up with Charlie Cheever, the founder of Expo, an open source toolchain that helps people build native mobile apps (which we're using …

235: Incremental Correctness (feat. Guillermo Rauch)

February 14th, 2018

1:40:25

Today we caught up with Guillermo Rauch, the founder of Zeit. We're huge fans of Guillermo's work, his contributions to the open source community, and the work that his team is doing at Zeit to make cloud computing more …

234: Maximum Effort (feat. PJ Buddhari)

February 7th, 2018

1:00:35

To kick off 2018 we caught up with PJ Buddhari, a product designer currently working on the design systems team at Adobe. In this episode we dig into what it takes to put together a design system across such a huge …

233: Recapisode #4 (Looking Back at 2017)

January 31st, 2018

1:42:17

Every year at this time we take a break and reflect on all of the wonderful conversations we've had during the past year.

For people who are new to …

232: Recapisode #3 (Looking Back at 2017)

January 24th, 2018

1:27:14

Every year at this time we take a break and reflect on all of the wonderful conversations we've had during the past year.

For people who are new to …

231: Recapisode #2 (Looking Back at 2017)

January 17th, 2018

1:20:39

Every year at this time we take a break and reflect on all of the wonderful conversations we've had during the past year.

For people who are new to …

230: Recapisode #1 (Looking Back At 2017)

January 10th, 2018

1:24:57

Every year at this time we take a break and reflect on all of the wonderful conversations we've had during the past year.

For people who are new to …

229: Graphic DeSpyner (feat. Christina Nguyen)

January 3rd, 2018

1:16:40

Today we caught up with Christina Nguyen, a designer in San Francisco currently working on Guilded. In this episode we get nostalgic about video games, talk about balancing hobbies and work when they overlap, going from …

228: Empathy & Impostors (feat. Coleen Baik)

December 27th, 2017

1:02:04

Today we caught up with Coleen Baik, an independent designer and advisor en route to NYC via SF. In this episode we talk about Coleen's path into …

227: Hype Down (feat. Kathleen Warner)

December 20th, 2017

1:14:09

Today we caught up with Kathleen Warner, a product designer working at Facebook on the newsfeed team. In this episode we dig into Kathleen's path from music to product design, music production, getting to Facebook, and …

226: Mood Lightning (feat. Rafael Conde)

December 13th, 2017

1:12:34

Today we caught up with Rafael Conde, a designer at Netlify and co-host of the Layout podcast. In this episode we talk about our own existential crises, the paths of ICs and managers, Rafa's story and journey to design, …

225: D.D.P.D. (feat. Zach Johnston)

December 6th, 2017

1:14:07

Today we caught up with Zach Johnston, a designer currently working on the design system at Dropbox. In this episode we talk about design systems, …

224: Maybe It's The Carrots? (feat. Courtland Allen)

November 29th, 2017

1:19:48

Today we caught up with Courtland Allen, the creator of Indie Hackers. In this episode we dig into Courtland's background in engineering, design, and product building, how he ended up creating Indie Hackers, the journey …

223: Demystified Denim (feat. Jessica Karle)

November 15th, 2017

1:13:36

Today we caught up with Jess Karle, the head of digital design at Everlane. In this episode we dig into Jess's work at the intersection of retail and e-commerce, hiring a design team, navigating startups to big-co, and …

222: Almost as Good as Cheese (feat. Fiona Rolander)

November 8th, 2017

1:09:45

Today we caught up with Fiona Rolander, a designer currently doing work at Spotify. In this episode we dig into Fiona's journey to becoming a …

221: Rate The Fire (feat. Chikezie Ejiasi)

November 1st, 2017

1:12:03

Today we caught up with Chikezie Ejiasi, a designer currently working on Daydream at Google. In this episode we dig into building for VR, moving from …

220: Turtle Tiles (feat. Melody Quintana)

October 25th, 2017

1:04:28

Today we caught up with Melody Quintana, a designer and writer currently working at Dropbox. In this episode we dive into Melody's work on Dropbox …

219: Artisanal Iceman (feat. Patrick Wong)

October 18th, 2017

1:09:02

Today we caught up with Patrick Wong, a design manager currently working at Lyft. In this episode we dig into Patricks journey into design, …

218: How Dutch Can I Go? (feat. Owen Williams)

October 4th, 2017

1:17:46

Today we caught up with Owen Williams, a writer, developer, marketer, and most recently, full-time freelancer. In this episode we dig into building …

217: Mystery Lifestyle (feat. Tyler Thompson)

September 27th, 2017

1:13:51

Today we caught up with Tyler Thompson, a designer and artist currently working at Stripe in San Francisco. In this episode we dig into Tyler's background as an artist, creative direction, job titles, escaping tech, and …

216: Topo Geeko (feat. John Rodriguez)

September 20th, 2017

1:03:13

Today we caught up with John Rodriguez, aka J-Ro, a brand and marketing strategist currently working at Stage Two. In this episode we dig into the world of building hardware, brand and product marketing, working with …

215: Shared Coolness Mood Board (feat. Salih Abdul-Karim)

September 13th, 2017

1:02:53

Today we caught up with Salih Abdul-Karim, an experience and motion designer at AirBnb and a member of the team that created Lottie, an open source …

214: Hot Weather Hugs (feat. Greyson MacAlpine)

September 6th, 2017

1:11:58

Today we caught up with Greyson MacAlpine, a freelance designer currently working on Wild & Grey, a new creative studio. In this episode we dig into growing up, changing career paths, Greyson's road to design, and …

213: 5,000 Horsepower (feat. Will Peng)

August 30th, 2017

1:11:09

Today we caught up with Will Peng, a designer, investor, and co-founder of a new startup, Northstar. In this episode we talk about building a company, transitioning from design to VC, making the leap out of VC, and so …

212: Extreme Portfolio Makeover (feat. Conway Anderson)

August 23rd, 2017

1:17:34

Today we caught up with Conway Anderson, a designer and developer currently working on connecting designers and opportunities with a new, unreleased product. In this episode we dig into Conway's beginnings, finding …

211: Sunshine In A Bag (feat. Mercedes Bazan)

August 16th, 2017

1:01:07

Today we caught up with Mercedes Bazan, a designer at Stripe by way of Argentina. In this episode we dig into Mechi's background, her journey into design, moving to the US, designing for print inside a high tech …

210: Did I Write This? (feat. Jules Forrest)

August 9th, 2017

1:03:58

Today we caught up with Jules Forrest, a product designer making her way to Credit Karma by way of Sequoia, Medium, Optimizely, and more. In this …

209: Charmander++ (feat. Brian Lovin & Bryn Jackson)

August 2nd, 2017

1:38:28

This week we caught up with...us. Over the last two and a half years people have asked us questions about our own backgrounds, our journeys into design, starting side projects, building companies, how we manage working …

208: Say More Things (feat. Josh Brewer)

July 26th, 2017

1:06:31

Today we caught up with Josh Brewer, the co-founder and CEO at Abstract, previously a principal designer at Twitter. In this episode we dig into the …

207: Livin' The Target Life (feat. Alex Estrada)

July 19th, 2017

1:15:15

Today we caught up with Alex Estrada, a product designer living in Salt Lake City, currently working at Jane.com. In this episode we dig into Alex's background in design, navigating startup highs and lows, moving to new …

206: Aspirational Open Mindedness (feat. Mills Baker)

July 12th, 2017

1:46:28

Today we caught up with Mills Baker, a Design Manager at Quora, and previously a Product Designer at Facebook. In this extra-long episode, we dug into Mills' background, life in New Orleans, social mechanics, …

205: New York Calls (feat. Robyn Kanner)

July 5th, 2017

1:13:16

Today we caught up with Robyn Kanner, currently designing products at Etsy, co-founded MyTransHealth, and was previously an art director at Amazon …

204: Happy Online Darkness (feat. Morgane Santos)

June 28th, 2017

1:03:35

Today we caught up with Morgane Santos, a designer, developer and artist currently designing experiences at thoughtbot. In this episode we dig into Morgane's background, building games, learning VR and 3D, …

203: Pool Pod Improv (feat. Chantal Jandard)

June 21st, 2017

1:11:42

Today we caught up with Chantal Jandard, a designer currently building products at PlanGrid. In this episode we dig into Chantal's background, …

202: Botpito (feat. Diogenes Brito)

June 14th, 2017

1:28:53

Today we caught up with Diogenes Brito, a product designer at Slack who previously worked on LinkedIn and SquareSpace. In this episode we dig into Dio's background in design, navigating university, being a designer-y …

201: Thrown Under the Self Driving Bus (feat. Max Schoening)

June 7th, 2017

1:35:08

Today we caught up with Max Schoening, a designer, developer and product manager currently working at Google. In this episode we dig into Max's background in the field, building and selling startups, going serverless, …

200: Karate Chop Feels (feat. Josh Williams)

May 31st, 2017

1:30:24

We made it to episode 200! Today we caught up with Josh Williams, a designer currently doing independent work, who is best known for previously co-founding Gowalla and designing at Facebook. In this episode we dig into …

199: The Ballad of Computer Boy (feat. Judson Collier)

May 24th, 2017

1:15:15

Today we caught up with Judson Collier, a designer working at the brand design studio at Intercom. In this episode we dig into Judson's background, …

198: Berry Ink For Bears (feat. Janum Trivedi)

May 17th, 2017

1:23:36

Today we caught up with Janum Trivedi, a designer and developer currently interning at Apple. In this show we dig deep on internships, side projects, the state of the web, dependency trees, Dungeons and Dragons, and so …

197: Chillaphobia (feat. Rachel Been)

May 10th, 2017

1:11:01

Today we caught up with Rachel Been, a creative director at Google working on the Material Design team. In this episode we dig deep into building design systems, creative and art direction, international empathy, …

196: What is Button? (feat. Rafael Conde & Kevin Clark)

May 3rd, 2017

1:23:47

In today's episode we caught up with our fellow Spec podcasters and designers, Rafael Conde and Kevin Clark, to talk about podcasting, side projects, building design systems, design obsession, and so much more.

We've …

195: Weird Old Grandma (feat. Helen Tran)

April 26th, 2017

1:17:44

Today we caught up with Helen Tran, a design lead at Shopify, writer, and explorer. In this episode we dig into Helen's background, finding motivation, design management, bodybuilding, being interesting, and so much …

194: That's So Hot Topic (feat. Kevin Smith)

April 19th, 2017

1:09:16

Today we caught up with Kevin Smith, co-founder and CTO at Abstract. In this episode we dig into Kevin's origins, the state of design tools and …

193: Puppy Bears (feat. Laura Helen Winn)

April 12th, 2017

1:17:42

Today we caught up with Laura Helen Winn, an independent designer and photographer in San Francisco. In this show we dig into Laura's background, planning life, self employment, overwork, happiness and listening, and so …

192: One Stuff At A Time (feat. Joel Califa)

April 5th, 2017

1:28:49

Today we caught up with Joel Califa, a design manager at Digital Ocean. In this episode we discuss the state of design Twitter, design quality and process, managing up, hiring designers, rethinking empathy, and so much …

191: Triangle of Passions (feat. Will Newton)

March 29th, 2017

1:11:19

Today we sat down with Will Newton, a product designer at Gusto who previously worked on Crossfader. In this episode we dig into Will's upcoming …

190: Brain Drain (feat. Christine Røde)

March 22nd, 2017

1:01:06

Today we caught up with Christine Røde, a brand and interaction designer working in Amsterdam who previously worked at Facebook on Workplace and search. In this episode we dig into Christine's background, her journey to …

189: Done Goofed (feat. Max Stoiber)

March 15th, 2017

1:07:42

Today we caught up with Max Stoiber, the creator of Styled Components and React Boilerplate (among many other projects), and a massive contributor overall to the world of open-source Javascript. We dig into Max's …

188: Doodle Television (feat. Kathy Zheng)

March 8th, 2017

1:03:16

Today we caught up with Kathy Zheng, a designer at GitHub, previously at Patreon. In this episode we dig into failure and taking chances, hiring early designers, learning how to communicate, and so much more.

Come chat …

187: Performance Enhancing Calculators (feat. Ryhan Hassan)

March 1st, 2017

54:20

Today we caught up with Ryhan Hassan, a designer at Dropbox who previously worked on Paper. We dig into Ryhan's background, his transition from development to design, building side projects, easter eggs, and more.

Come …

186: Bucket Heads (feat. Sarah Pease)

February 22nd, 2017

57:19

Today we caught up with Sarah Pease, a designer at Facebook, previously building Figma. In this episode we go deep on buckets and furniture design, designing for civic engagement, taking risks, and so much more.

Come …

185: Orland & Portlando (feat. Matt Spiel)

February 15th, 2017

1:13:58

Today we caught up with Matt Spiel, the Director of Design at Treehouse, visiting us by way of Missouri. We learn about his destiny in Arizona, design activism, remote work, company hierarchy, taking bets on people, …

184: Three Scarves (feat. Meredith Schomburg)

February 8th, 2017

1:00:38

Today we caught up with Meredith Schomburg, a designer and illustrator at Airbnb. We dig into the impact of illustration, finding the right team at …

183: Vicious Soda Can (feat. Cat Noone)

February 1st, 2017

1:05:32

Today we caught up with Cat Noone, a designer and founder currently working on a new startup, Iris. In this episode we learn how to do math on our fingers, discuss how to navigate a career and different types of …

182: Sugar Puppy (feat. Jenny Johannesson)

January 25th, 2017

1:08:11

Today we caught up with Jenny Johannesson, a designer at Ueno, previously at Fantasy and DDB, who currently lives in San Francisco by way of Sweden. We dig into Jenny's background, design confidence, green cards and …

181: 5,000 Tickets Gets The Gum (feat. Alex Cornell)

January 18th, 2017

1:13:15

Today we caught up with Alex Cornell, a product designer at Facebook, filmmaker, book writer, musician, photographer, and so much more. We dig deep …

180: Best of 2016 (Part 3)

January 11th, 2017

1:15:55

For the next week we're taking some time off with our friends and family – to tide everyone over, we've compiled three episodes with some of our favorite clips of 2016. We hope you enjoy listening back and rediscovering …

179: Best of 2016 (Part 2)

January 4th, 2017

1:12:53

For the next two weeks we're taking some time off with our friends and family – to tide everyone over, we've compiled three episodes with some of our favorite clips of 2016. We hope you enjoy listening back and …

178: Best of 2016 (Part 1)

December 28th, 2016

1:16:13

For the next three weeks we're taking some time off with our friends and family – to tide everyone over, we've compiled three episodes with some of our favorite clips of 2016. We hope you enjoy listening back and …

177: Chocolate Soul Cup (feat. Jon Schlossberg)

December 21st, 2016

1:22:07

Today we sat down with Jon Schlossberg, the cofounder and CEO at Even. We had a wonderful chat with Jon, digging into his path to becoming a …

176: Location Irrelevance (feat. Juan Arreguin)

December 14th, 2016

1:08:16

Today we caught up with longtime-friend and freelance designer Juan Arreguin. We dig into Juan's origins as a designer in the midwest, the body as design, building a community in San Francisco, designing as a nomad, and …

175: Honeymoon & Humble Ping-Pong (feat. Claire Tauziet)

December 7th, 2016

1:01:37

Today we caught up with Claire Tauziet, a designer at Google, previously at BigCommerce, by way of France. We dig into Claire's background, sharing past work, building a career in a new country, advice for young …

174: Lava Lamp Nail Salon (feat. Noah Levin)

November 30th, 2016

1:10:55

Today we caught up with Noah Levin, a design manager at ClassPass, previously building the Google app for iOS, and before that a designer at NASA. We dig into Noah's origins, wireframing and visual design, navigating …

173: Grammar Different (feat. Leigh Taylor)

November 23rd, 2016

1:11:56

Today we caught up with Leigh Taylor, a freelancing designer previously building AI design systems at The Grid. In this conversation, we dig into chasing people versus jobs, predictability and consistency, design …

172: That Sweater Life (feat. Tegan Mierle)

November 16th, 2016

1:02:06

Today we caught up with Tegan Mierle, a designer at Sense, living in SF by way of Toronto. We dig into Tegan's origins, how she built her own business, the fears around sharing work, maintaining balance, and so much …

171: Never Not Crunched (feat. Sarah Marie & Marshall Bock)

November 9th, 2016

1:20:59

Today was a different kind of episode, featuring return friends of the show Marshall Bock and Sarah Marie. We had a more casual conversation, digging into topics like shutting down side projects, giving up, …

170: #BringBackThePipes (feat. Majd Taby)

November 2nd, 2016

1:07:38

Today we caught up with Majd Taby, the founder of Darkroom who previously built products at Instagram, Facebook and Apple. We dig into his story as a software engineer and designer, hiring at tech companies, being …

169: Invisible Unicorns (feat. Maykel Loomans)

October 26th, 2016

1:09:40

Today we caught up once again with Maykel Loomans, a designer on Facebook's Search team and previously at Instagram. We dig into what Maykel has been up to this past year, building a career as a designer, mentorship, …

168: Auto Goats (feat. Koen Bok and Jorn van Dijk)

October 19th, 2016

1:15:11

Today we caught up with Koen Bok and Jorn van Dijk, the co-founders of Framer, previously building products at Facebook and Sofa. This was a fun episode where we went deep into topics like building a startup in …

167: Daisy Chained Brains (feat. Payam Rajabi)

October 12th, 2016

1:01:48

Today we caught up with Payam Rajabi, a designer at Shopify working on design systems and product development. We dig into Payam's background, building design systems, designing with content and form, learning how to …

166: Ambient Struggles (feat. May-Li Khoe & Andy Matuschak)

October 5th, 2016

1:12:37

Today's show is a rare two-person episode featuring previous-guest May-Li Khoe and newcomer Andy Matuschak. In this episode we do things a bit different, digging into tough topics like fear, learning how to learn, …

165: Whitespace Friends (feat. Lori Kaplan)

September 28th, 2016

1:10:11

Today we caught up with Lori Kaplan, a designer with 30 years of experience at companies like Apple, Netscape, Netflix, Motorola, and Groupon (among …

164: Maximum Vignelli (feat. Lucas Smith)

September 21st, 2016

1:14:20

In this episode, we hung out the one and only Lucas Smith. We covered everything from design systems to fighting your CFO, and the hot new front-end framework, Haskell.

Come chat with us in our Slack team! Over 5,000 …

163: Guardrails (feat. Ben Wilkins)

September 14th, 2016

1:22:46

Today we caught up with Ben Wilkins, a design technologist building systems at Airbnb. We dig into what it takes to build design systems, coding as …

162: Gnarwhale (feat. Andy Chung)

September 7th, 2016

1:05:00

Today we met with Andy Chung, a designer building Pattern, and previously working at Facebook. We dig into Andy's beginnings, designing at Facebook, understanding changes at scale, bringing Reactions to market, …

161: Coming Soon (feat. Julia Khusainova)

August 31st, 2016

1:02:07

Today we sat down with Julia Khusainova, a designer at Shyp, previously at Twitter. We dig into Julia's background, leaving Russia, transitioning …

160: Unicorn Farts (feat. Dr. Charles Pearson)

August 29th, 2016

1:03:26

Today we sat down with Dr. Charles Pearson, a cultural anthropologist working at InVision. We dig into Charles' thoughts on anthropology, research in …

159: Twe-mail (feat. Lisa Sy)

August 24th, 2016

1:00:44

Today we caught up with Lisa Sy, a designer working at Facebook, and previously building products at thoughtbot. We dig into Lisa's background, …

158: D.R.E.A.M. (feat. Bob Baxley)

August 22nd, 2016

1:24:03

Today we caught up with Bob Baxley, a designer in Silicon Valley. Bob formerly led design at Pinterest, and before that built products at Apple and Yahoo!. We dig into topics like med-tech, managing millennials, Pokémon …

157: Walking Empathy Sponge (feat. Kory Westerhold)

August 17th, 2016

1:18:07

Today we sat down with Kory Westerhold, a designer at Facebook working on Newsfeed, who previously designed at Twitter, Apple, and more. We dig deep …

156: Segue... (Feat. Alexandra Bond)

August 15th, 2016

1:04:04

Today we caught up with Alexandra Bond, a design fellow at Sequoia Creative Labs and previously a designer at Pinterest. We pick her brain about her …

155: Duckicopters (feat. Athyuttam Reddy)

August 10th, 2016

58:47

Today we sat down with Athyuttam Reddy, a designer-engineer intern at Figma. We cover so much in this episode, including engineer design hybrid …

154: Dancing Baby Dior (feat. Irina Blok)

August 8th, 2016

1:10:12

Today we caught up with Irina Blok, a designer at Zendesk who has previously designed at Google, Yahoo, and Adobe (among so many other companies). We talk about brand and product, moving from Russia to California, …

153: Khaleesi of the Couch (feat. Jeany Ngo)

August 3rd, 2016

1:00:07

Today we caught up with Jeany Ngo, a designer by day at Airbnb, artist and creator and cosplayer by night. We dig into her journey into design, internships and hustle, art and cosplay, aphantasia and logic, and so much …

152: Maniacal Easy-Bake (feat. Beth Dean)

August 1st, 2016

1:16:10

Today we caught up with Beth Dean, a designer at Facebook, avid hiker, creator of toys and comics, illustrator, and artist. We dig into Beth's journey into design, adventures in SF, designing at Facebook, transitional …

151: 100-Armed Octopus (feat. Mackey Saturday)

July 27th, 2016

1:00:44

Today we got to catch up for a second time with Mackey Saturday, a brand and logo designer at CGH in New York. We dig deep into logo and brand design, working for free, making mistakes, and so much more.

Come chat with …

150: Fantastic Digital Goo (feat. May-Li Khoe)

July 25th, 2016

1:13:17

Today we were able to catch up with May-Li Khoe, a designer at Khan Academy who previously spent seven years on the design team at Apple. In this episode we dig deep into long-term thinking, passion and work, priorities …

149: Melayoncé (feat. Melanie Araujo)

July 20th, 2016

1:14:42

Today we had the opportunity to talk with Melanie Araujo, an independent designer and the creator of Front and Center. She shares her story with us, and we dig into complex topics like self-awareness, identity, personal …

148: Verbal Punctuation (feat. Tim Quirino)

July 18th, 2016

1:10:46

Today we caught up with Tim Quirino, a product designer at Facebook working on Live. We dig into his background, mentorship, a designer's …

147: Editorial Spackle (feat. Jessica Collier)

July 13th, 2016

1:09:14

Today we sat down with Jessica Collier, who most recently led content and design at Stellar.org. We go deep into designing economies, the importance …

146: Smell-o-vision (feat. Amber Cartwright)

July 11th, 2016

1:10:08

Today we caught up with Amber Cartwright, a design manager at Airbnb. We dig into her past and journey into design, management and leadership, invisible design, machine learning and AI, and so much more.

Come chat with …

145: Sinister Candybar (feat. Chris Downer)

July 6th, 2016

1:04:26

We recently sat down with Chris Downer, a designer at Sketch, previously at Realmac Software. We dig into his background, what it takes to design Sketch, how to build great software, and more.

Come chat with us in our …

144: Coca-Coolaid (feat. Stewart Scott-Curran)

July 4th, 2016

1:05:22

Today we sat down with Stewart Scott-Curran, a designer working to build the brand team at Intercom. We dig into his background and journey as a designer, building a team with opinions, the ethics of design, and more.

143: Design Systems: So Hot Right Now (feat. Karri Saarinen)

June 29th, 2016

1:11:46

Today we met with Karri Saarinen, a designer at Airbnb working on their Design Language System. In this episode we dig deep into design tools and …

142: Relax To Get Past (feat. Daniel Hooper)

June 27th, 2016

55:28

Today we caught up with Daniel Hooper, a designer and engineer working on Principle. We dig into his process of building a prototyping tool, building …

141: Stardust Towers (feat. Pieter Omvlee)

June 22nd, 2016

1:01:18

In this episode we sat down with Pieter Omvlee, the creator of Bohemian Coding and Sketch. We chat about remote work, building and designing …

140: Murky Waters (feat. Mike Davidson)

June 20th, 2016

1:04:09

This episode has been a long time coming: we finally caught up with Mike Davidson, the previous VP of design at Twitter and an all-around wonderful …

139: Story Time! (feat. Josh Austin)

June 15th, 2016

1:10:54

Today we sat down with Josh Austin, a designer working on the VR team at YouTube. We dig into his past, talk about blogs and learning, communities and leveling up, virtual reality and what's next for designers, and so …

138: SlickSlacks (feat. Chanpory Rith)

June 13th, 2016

1:06:42

In this episode we catch up with Chanpory Rith, co-founder of Mixmax and previously a designer at Google, Dubberly Design Office and Meta Design. We talk about his journey through tech, working at agencies, big …

137: NBA Friends (feat. Christophe Tauziet)

June 8th, 2016

53:09

Today we caught up with Christophe Tauziet, a designer at Facebook working on social VR. We dig into his background and hobbies, working at Apple, Parse and Facebook, designing at scale, VR, the future of design, and …

136: All Bridge, No Apple (feat. Rasmus Andersson)

June 6th, 2016

1:06:19

In today's episode we sat down with Rasmus Andersson, a designer at Figma who previously designed at Dropbox, Facebook and Spotify. We dig into the …

135: How Hard Can It Be? (feat. Jasper Hauser)

June 1st, 2016

1:01:44

In today's show we catch up with Jasper Hauser, the co-founder of SOFA and currently a design manager at Facebook. We dig into Jasper's past, the …

134: Bias Filter (feat. Braden Kowitz)

May 30th, 2016

59:24

Today we caught up with Braden Kowitz, a design partner at Google Ventures. We dig into Braden's work at GV, his background and journey at Google, …

133: Follow the Gifs (feat. Sarah Jackson)

May 25th, 2016

1:05:14

Today we're excited to share a very special episode of Design Details! In this show we sat down with Sarah Jackson, the full-time producer of our …

132: Outdoor Disrupt (feat. Justin Graham)

May 23rd, 2016

1:01:15

Today we caught up with Justin Graham after returning from his journey to the Pacific Northwest and Japan. We dig into his background, making the leap to SF, building side projects, freelancing, remote work, traveling …

131: A Silicon Valley Eternity (feat. Joshua Taylor)

May 18th, 2016

1:04:51

Today we caught up once again with Joshua Taylor, previously a design director at Evernote who is currently contracting and working on a better experience for podcast consumption. We talk about his back story and …

130: Ramen UI (feat. Linda Dong)

May 16th, 2016

1:07:30

Today we caught up with Linda Dong, a designer who worked on the prototyping team at Apple before leaving to travel the world. We dig into her experiences prototyping, diversity in tech, dealing with criticism, building …

129: Respect the Craft (feat. Claudio Guglieri)

May 11th, 2016

1:09:27

Today we were able to catch up with Claudio Guglieri, a designer in SF making beautiful websites and products. We dig into his background as a …

128: I Call Shotgun! (feat. Al Ingram and Ben Mingo)

May 9th, 2016

55:09

Today we sat down with Al Ingram and Ben Mingo, two pixel pushers at UENO and recent SF transplants. We dig into their backgrounds and journeys to San Francisco, what it's like working at UENO, finding inspiration, …

127: F of X (feat. Luke Beard)

May 4th, 2016

1:02:50

Today we caught up with Luke Beard, a designer currently working on building Exposure, a platform for photo stories. We invent a new mathematical …

126: Hone Your Own (feat. Heather Phillips)

May 2nd, 2016

1:00:16

Today we sat down with Heather Phillips, a designer currently managing at Designer Fund. We chat about her experiences working across a huge range of designers and startups, women in design, mentorship, getting a first …

125: Back to the Drawing Board, Baby (feat. Vanessa Cho)

April 27th, 2016

1:16:37

Today we caught up with Vanessa Cho, a designer and manager leading the software team at GoPro. We dig into her background as a designer, the hard truths about being a great manager and more.

Come chat with us in our …

124: Dazzle (feat. Jeremy Goldberg)

April 25th, 2016

1:06:52

Today we caught up once more with Jeremy Goldberg, a designer at Facebook working on Messenger and bots. We dig into designing for AI/bots, critique, …

123: Live @ Github (feat. Carolyn Zhang, Heather Phillips, Mo Woods & Diana Mounter)

April 20th, 2016

1:13:54

This is it! Our first live episode recorded at GitHub in SF - thank you so much to GitHub for hosting and to everyone who was able to make it out! We had a blast in this episode talking with our four panelists about …

122: Lookin' to Cookin' (feat. Josh Puckett & Justin Pervorse)

April 18th, 2016

1:18:15

Today we regrouped with the JPs - Justin Pervorse and Josh Puckett! We dig into cooking, definitions, titles, critique, management and so much more.

Come chat with us in our new Slack team! Over 4,200 designers and …

121: Web Trauma (feat. Bill Labus and Benjamin De Cock)

April 13th, 2016

1:09:50

Today we caught up with two members of the Stripe design team, Bill Labus and Benjamin De Cock. We dig into their roles as UI designers, …

120: Shout Out, Mom! (feat. Adam Polselli)

April 11th, 2016

1:01:15

Today we caught up with Adam Polselli, a product designer and design lead at Dropbox. We dig into current projects at Dropbox, Adam's background, …

119: Dead Sea Scrollbar (feat. Yaron Schoen)

April 6th, 2016

1:07:13

Today we caught up with Yaron Schoen, a designer at Compass living in New York. We dig into Yaron's background and path into design, the changing environment of client work, building style guides and shipping great work.

118: The Helena Price™ (feat. Helena Price)

April 4th, 2016

1:10:53

Today we were able to sit down with Helena Price, a photographer in SF who has been hard at work on the Techies Project (launching today!). In this show we dig into Techies, Helena's background in tech and path to …

117: The Cool Tools (feat. Dylan Field)

March 30th, 2016

1:09:02

Today we caught up with Dylan Field, the CEO and co-founder of Figma. In this episode we dig into Dylan's background, design tools an Figma, …

116: At Least There's Catan (feat. Connor McSheffrey)

March 28th, 2016

1:01:56

Today we sat down with Connor McSheffrey, a photographer and designer in SF most recently at Dropbox and VSCO. We dig into his background in programming and freelancing, making the leap to SF, photography and more!

115: Puppies, People, 'Puters (feat. Kelly Sutton)

March 23rd, 2016

1:00:35

Today we caught up with Kelly Sutton, a software engineer currently leading product at imgix who is well-known in the design community for co-founding Designer News. In this episode we dig into Kelly's background, learn …

114: Coffee Road Show (feat. Linda Eliasen + Jon Gold)

March 21st, 2016

1:17:37

Today we sat down with two previous guests and our good friends, Linda Eliasen and Jon Gold! We catch up on what these two have been working on, we …

113: Artist Formerly Known As (feat. Jeff Smith)

March 16th, 2016

1:00:59

Today we caught up with our good friend Jeff Smith, a designer at Facebook, a shralper at heart, and an all-around amazing designer. We start off digging into Jeff's background but quickly start to uncover what makes a …

112: Turtleneck Tutorials (feat. Marshall Bock)

March 14th, 2016

1:17:03

Today we finally had the chance to catch Marshall Bock on a solo recording! We dig deeper into his background, dive into sketch tips and tricks, talk …

111: Claim to Flame (feat. Vicki Tan)

March 9th, 2016

1:08:49

Today we sat down with Vicki Tan, a designer here in SF working at Lyft and wearing all black. In this episode we get into Vicki's journey to design, …

110: MAMP Patient Zero (feat. Joey Banks)

March 7th, 2016

1:06:47

Today we caught up with Joey Banks, a designer here in SF, previously at Scoot Networks. Joey is a self-described junior designer, and in today's show we dig into his journy in the industry, his next projects, what …

109: Vim Me Up, Scottie (feat. Dan Eden)

March 2nd, 2016

1:02:08

Today we sat down with Daniel Eden, a design engineer at Dropbox. We dig briefly into Dan's background, talk about the relationship between designers and developers, writing CSS at scale, scratching your own itch and …

108: The Flopping Dead (feat. Brad Simpson)

February 29th, 2016

1:02:41

Today we caught up with the designer formerly known as Brad Simpson. Brad currently designs at Medium, but he comes from a highly technical hardware background at IDEO and MIT. We dig into Brad's transition from …

107: Just Enough Wax: LIVE @ Epicurrence

February 24th, 2016

55:01

Today we have a very special, experimental episode of Design Details. On our last night of Epicurrence #3 we invited folks to come answer one of …

106: Glorified Hustlers (feat. Mackey Saturday & Meg Robichaud)

February 22nd, 2016

59:29

For our third Epicurrence episode we sat down with Mackey Saturday and Meg Robichaud. We catch up on their past year, branding and illustration work, …

105: Arbiter of Taste (feat. Ben Cline & Anson Schall)

February 17th, 2016

1:11:23

In another Epicurrence recording of Design Details, we caught up with Ben Cline and Anson Schall of Rally Interactive. We dig into Rally's humble beginnings, the merit of design awards, how designers and developers work …

104: All Good in the Hood (feat. Jen & Amy Hood)

February 15th, 2016

1:03:40

In our first Epicurrence recording we caught up with the talented Amy and Jen Hood, founders of Hoodzpah Design. In this show we chat with the twins about their backgrounds as designers, work life balance, side …

103: Sacrifice for Pixels (feat. Drew Wilson & Dann Petty)

February 10th, 2016

1:18:50

In another special roundtable episode of Design Details, we caught up with Drew Wilson and Dann Petty, the creators of the Valio Con and Epicurrence design conferences. We dig into the ethos of their creations, the …

102: Sick Ajax Skills (feat. Adam Michela)

February 8th, 2016

1:08:00

This episode with Adam Michela was soopa fun; Adam is a designer at AirBnb, previously at Last, Facebook and Gowalla among others. We caught up to talk about Adam's background as a designer, building style guides at …

101: Everyone's Thirsty (feat. Katie Zhu & Tara Mann)

February 3rd, 2016

1:15:04

In another roundtable episode of Design Details, we caught up with Katie Zhu and Tara Mann to chat about social media, personal brands, new media, storytelling and our favorite undiscovered apps!

Come chat with us in …

100: Goldilocks Fidelity (feat. Daniel Burka)

February 1st, 2016

1:05:32

Episode 100! We made it - thank you so much to everyone has listened to an episode, shared the show with a friend or reached out to us on Twitter …

99: Internet Points (feat. Ian Silber)

January 28th, 2016

1:08:05

Today we sat down with Ian Silber, a designer (and design manager!) at Instagram. We dig into his background, talk about taking bets on young designers, his key learnings in management, briefly diverge into cooking, and …

98: Inhale the Flattery (feat. Marc Hemeon & Joshua Taylor)

January 25th, 2016

1:04:23

For episode 98 we sat down with Marc Hemeon and Joshua Taylor to talk about their new company, Design Inc. We also dig into their biggest advice for …

97: Eleven Month Itch (feat. Marshall Bock & Joshua Sortino)

January 20th, 2016

1:04:35

In today's episode of Design Details we brought the Vicarious crew, Marshall Bock and Josh Sortino, over to have a round table discussion about design leadership. This is a different format from our usual shows, so ping …

96: Granola Mogul (feat. Kerem Suer)

January 18th, 2016

1:00:52

Today we caught up with Kerem Suer, a product designer at Operator. We've been itching to chat with Kerem for the past year, and it was so fun to finally get to catch up! In this episode we talk about Kerem's background …

95: Sandwich Artist (feat. Brian Benitez)

January 13th, 2016

55:02

For our first new recording in 2016 we caught up with Brian Benitez, a designer who built Collective Ray over the past 5 years and has just recently …

94: Best of 2015 - Part 4

January 11th, 2016

57:51

For the next two weeks we're taking some time off with our friends and family - to tide everyone over, we've compiled four episodes with some of our favorite clips of 2015. We hope you enjoy listening back and …

93: Best of 2015 - Part 3

January 6th, 2016

1:07:27

For the next two weeks we're taking some time off with our friends and family - to tide everyone over, we've compiled four episodes with some of our favorite clips of 2015. We hope you enjoy listening back and …

92: Best of 2015 - Part 2

January 4th, 2016

1:01:16

For the next two weeks we're taking some time off with our friends and family - to tide everyone over, we've compiled four episodes with some of our favorite clips of 2015. We hope you enjoy listening back and …

91: Best of 2015 - Part 1

December 30th, 2015

1:11:21

For the next two weeks we're taking some time off with our friends and family - to tide everyone over, we've compiled four episodes with some of our favorite clips of 2015. We hope you enjoy listening back and …

90: Master Yodan (feat. Dan Mall)

December 28th, 2015

1:07:01

In our last recorded guest episode of 2015, we were able to catch up with Dan Mall! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect episode to end our year …

89: Sh**s & Gigs (feat. Justin Pervorse)

December 23rd, 2015

50:22

In this episode we caught up with Justin Pervorse, a designer and illustrator at Dropbox, and previously at MailChimp. We dig into Justin's backstory, making vinyl toys at MailChimp, creating a custom t-shirt deli shop …

88: Deuces, Coding (feat. Katie Zhu)

December 21st, 2015

1:03:34

This week we caught up with Katie Zhu, an engineer and product manager at Medium. We pick Katie's brain about product management, holacracy and …

87: Chillustrations (feat. Meg Robichaud)

December 16th, 2015

54:30

In this episode we finally caught up with Meg Robichaud, a designer and illustrator traveling and freelancing around the world. We talk about her background as a creator, the nomad lifestyle, her illustration processes …

86: Adult Recess (feat. Susan Lin)

December 14th, 2015

1:05:43

This week we caught up with Susan Lin, an artist, designer and coder building things over at Treehouse. In this episode we dig into Susan's background as a creative, her process as a designer and developer, how remote …

85: Lettering Liaison (feat. Tobias Frere-Jones)

December 9th, 2015

50:40

This is the last of our New York recordings with none-other than legendary type designer, Tobias Frere-Jones! Tobias recently released Mallory, his …

84: Crochet Monotype (feat. Aaron Moodie)

December 7th, 2015

1:02:27

Last month while in New York City we got to catch up with Aaron Moodie, a product designer at Etsy. We pick his brain about hustling, portfolio …

83: It Depends (Live @Etsy, feat. Randy Hunt)

December 2nd, 2015

1:01:48

A few weeks ago we flew to New York City to interview some of our favorite designers. On our first day in the city we had the chance to sit down with Randy Hunt, the VP of Design at Etsy, in front of the entire Etsy …

82: Salt Boogers (feat. Charlie Waite)

November 30th, 2015

1:04:14

Today we sat down with Charlie Waite, a designer at GoPro who previously spent time designing at Focus Lab. We explore how design works at GoPro, the key differences between agency and product work, navigating work-life …

81: It's Complicated... (Live at Etsy, feat. Joel Califa, Jessica Harllee & Justin Edmund)

November 25th, 2015

1:18:08

Last weekend we visited New York City to meet some of our favorite designers for Design Details! While we were there, we hosted our first-ever live meetup at the Etsy offices. More than 70 people came to catch up with …

80: Helvetica, Helvetica, Helvetica (feat. Jason Santa Maria)

November 23rd, 2015

1:06:37

Last weekend we visited New York City and caught up with one of our favorite designers, Jason Santa Maria. We pick his brain about process, mentorship and typography, and he walked us through his journey as a designer.

79: Fart Director (feat. Gene Ross)

November 18th, 2015

52:30

Today we caught up with Gene Ross, a designer at Luxe currently NOT living in San Francisco. We picked Gene's brain about imposter syndrome, work life balance, his Runescape journey and coming to the west coast.

Come …

78: Bob Ross Petty (feat. Dann Petty)

November 16th, 2015

59:30

We've been waiting to chat with Dann Petty for months now, but finally after returning from Epicurrence No. 2 we made it happen! In this episode we chat about Dann's background as a designer, what's going on with …

77: Pegacorns (feat. Drew Wilson)

November 11th, 2015

1:05:18

Today we sat down with Drew Wilson, a prolific designer, developer and product creator who recently moved to the Bay Area to build Plasso. We chat …

76: Full Feltron (feat. Justin Edmund)

November 9th, 2015

1:10:02

Today we sat down with Justin Edmund, a designer well known for his work at Pinterest over the last four years. We chat about his background in …

75: Gitway Drug (feat. Brent Jackson)

November 4th, 2015

1:05:48

Today we sat down with Brent Jackson aka jxnblk to talk about all things design and development! Brent is a prolific creator and we love his tools …

74: Itchy Feet (feat. Diana Mounter)

November 2nd, 2015

1:08:56

In today's episode of Design Details we caught up with Diana Mounter, aka Broccolini. Diana is a designer at Etsy, and in this show we chat about her …

73: Feedback Friends (feat. Katie Dill)

October 28th, 2015

1:05:48

This week we had the chance to sit down with Katie Dill, the head of experience design at Airbnb. We talked about her background as a designer, what she looks for in new hires, how designers can work more effectively …

72: No...Nope...Not At All (feat. Morgan Knutson)

October 26th, 2015

1:00:53

Today we caught up with Morgan Knutson, a co-founder and designer at Shift, notable for his previous work at Dropbox and Google. In this episode we talk about what it takes to get hired as a designer, Morgan's …

71: Tomb Braider (feat. Maykel Loomans)

October 21st, 2015

1:15:31

In today's episode we sat down with Maykel Loomans, a designer and developer currently working on search at Facebook and is notable for his previous work at Instagram. In this episode we chat about Maykel's background …

70: Nothing's Sacred, Not Even Goats (feat. Ash Huang)

October 19th, 2015

1:03:26

For episode 70 we sat down with Ash Huang, an independent designer, illustrator and writer here in San Francisco. In the past Ash worked on brand design at Twitter, brand and product design at Pinterest, and has most …

69: Epicurrence Live (feat. Dustin Senos + Haraldur Thorleifsson)

October 14th, 2015

1:00:57

Welcome to our first live episode of Design Details! We recorded this show last week at Epicurrence North Shore with Haraldur Thorleifsson and Dustin Senos - we dig into inspiration, mentorship, identifying potential …

68: Should Designers Cat? (feat. Trevor McNaughton + Katie Rinkevich)

October 12th, 2015

1:01:29

Today we had a very fun, very casual conversation with Katie Rinkevich and Trevor McNaughton, both product designers living here in San Francisco. We chat about A/B testing, accidentally becoming designers and the …

67: Open the Kimono (feat. Soleio Cuervo)

October 7th, 2015

1:07:27

Today we caught up with Soleio Cuervo, a designer, advisor and investor. He's well known for laying the groundwork of Facebook's early design team …

66: Kittenish (feat. Ryan Hoover)

October 5th, 2015

1:06:18

For episode 66 we caught up with Ryan Hoover, the founder of Product Hunt. We get insights into PH's latest podcasting branch, building in public, what it's like designing and building Product Hunt, and some of the …

65: Meatwad Flip-Flops (feat. Linda Eliasen)

September 30th, 2015

1:03:03

Today we sat down with Linda Eliasen to chat about the latest happenings in her career, what it was like illustrating for Cartoon Network and her favorite project at Dropbox. We also take the time to dig through Linda's …

64: Get Tricky (feat. Alli Dryer)

September 28th, 2015

1:05:59

Today we caught up with Alli Dryer, a designer and architect working on the Twitter timeline. In this show we chat about Alli's background in design and architecture, what it's like to design at Twitter and what she's …

63: More Nougat (feat. Jon Lax)

September 23rd, 2015

1:27:21

For episode 63 we sat down with Jon Lax, one of the design directors at Facebook overseeing the Utility Org. Jon is well-known for his writings during his time at Teehan+Lax, the design agency he co-founded with Geoff …

62: Pencil Mileage (feat. Alice Lee)

September 21st, 2015

1:00:37

In today's episode we caught up with Alice Lee, a designer, illustrator and developer living in San Francisco. Alice is well-known for her work at Dropbox, illustrating for the New York Times, and her latest freelance …

61: State of Louisville (feat. Josh Puckett)

September 16th, 2015

1:26:34

In today's show we caught up with Josh Puckett, a designer and developer living in Palo Alto. We talk about Josh's journey at Dropbox and what it was like to build Carousel, how he manages to make so many apps, the …

60: One Big Wrist Button (feat. Ayaka Nonaka and Sam Soffes)

September 14th, 2015

1:10:24

In this episode we sat down with Ayaka Nonaka and Sam Soffes to deconstruct the new Apple announcements from last week. We dig through each product and talk about the design and development implications we can expect in …

59: Bay Curious (feat. Tara Mann)

September 9th, 2015

58:39

For episode 59 we caught up with Tara Mann, a product designer and sneaker collector currently making things at Twitter. In this show we dig into …

58: Fat Cat Cat Chat (feat. Kyle Meyer and Charlie Deets)

September 7th, 2015

1:10:38

In this episode we caught up with Kyle Meyer and Charlie Deets, two product designers that have a huge range of experience in the design and development world. We chat about design at Facebook, remote working, …

57: DubDubDub (feat. Robin and Roxane Clediere)

September 2nd, 2015

1:08:53

In this episode, we hung out with Robin and Roxane Clediere. They're a pair of French designers who not only are married, but work together on design projects. We discussed working together as a couple, joining …

56: Lego Bits (feat. Adam Morse)

August 31st, 2015

58:09

In this episode we sat down with Adam Morse, aka mrmrs, a front-end developer and designer. Adam shares his knowledge of building systems and making the internet better.

If you missed it, we recently announced Spec, a …

55: Wizards (feat. Wilson Miner and Ryan Sims)

August 26th, 2015

1:08:58

They're back! In this episode we sat down with Wilson Miner and Ryan Sims to chat about their latest adventures in design, Apple Music, design …

54: Cute Puppy Syndrome (feat. Jacob Thornton)

August 24th, 2015

1:10:25

Today we sat down with Jacob Thornton, co-founder of Bootstrap and previously an engineer at Twitter and Medium. Jacob tells us all about his magical experience with Snoop Dogg, the history of CSS and the free software …

53: Solving the Shout Problem (feat. Sahil Lavingia)

August 19th, 2015

1:09:47

Today we caught up with Sahil Lavingia, the founder and CEO at Gumroad. We chat about building an audience online, the challenges of being a designer, engineer and founder, and what the hiring process looks like at …

52: Save the Prototype (feat. Malthe Sigurdsson)

August 17th, 2015

59:07

Today we sat down with Malthe Sigurdsson, the current Head of Design at Stripe. Before joining Stripe, Malthe was the VP of Product at Rdio, and before that he was the Creative Director at Skype. In this episode we dig …

51: Dopesick (feat. Marshall Bock and Sam Soffes)

August 12th, 2015

1:11:40

It's teaser time! This episode we caught up with Sam Soffes and Marshall Bock, two upcoming hosts on the Spec Network! In this show we chat about the future of Spec and dive deep into some Sketch pro tips.

If you …

50: #FF00FF (feat. Steph Monette and Liam Campbell)

August 10th, 2015

1:02:22

For our 50th episode we sat down with Steph Monette and Liam Campbell, developers at Mule Design, to chat about CSS, startups versus agencies and the …

49: Space Dinosaurs (feat. Anand Sharma)

August 5th, 2015

57:43

Today we sat down with Anand Sharma, founder of Gyroscope and an insanely-talented designer/developer. We caught up about his work on Gyroscope, the future of health tracking and how the quantified self is changing the …

48: Switzerland of Tumblr (feat. Floris Dekker)

August 3rd, 2015

1:05:18

Happy Monday! Today we caught up with Floris Dekker, senior design manager at Etsy and founder of Little Big Details! In this show we chat about Little Big Details, management as a design problem, gardening and what …

47: Symmetrical Sandwich (feat. Mark Otto)

July 29th, 2015

1:07:30

Today we caught up with Mark Otto, the creator of Bootstrap and designer at GitHub. We go deep into the CSS/front-end world on this one, we hope you enjoy listening!

If you missed it, we recently announced Spec, a new …

46: It Started With Neopets (feat. Joshua Sortino)

July 27th, 2015

1:11:30

Today we caught up with Josh Sortino, designer at Teespring, startup advisor and photographer. We chat about design and communication, the design world in San Francisco, photography and how designers can get a seat at …

45: Year of the Snail (feat. Elle Luna)

July 22nd, 2015

1:09:37

It's time for a break from the normal conversations we have here on Design Details; today we stepped back to try and see the bigger picture with Elle Luna. Elle is a writer, designer, artist, entrepreneur and life …

44: Everything is a Beta (feat. Haraldur Thorleifsson)

July 20th, 2015

1:03:25

For episode 44 we caught up with Haraldur Thorleifsson, a designer and agency founder leading the amazing team at UENO. In this show we chat about Haraldur's background and journey to starting UENO, the state of web …

43: Freedom Juice (feat. Jon Gold)

July 15th, 2015

1:16:01

Today we caught up with Jon Gold, an immensely talented and thoughtful designer making things at The Grid. In this show we chat about functional CSS, …

42: Lonely T-Rex (feat. Sebastien Gabriel and Jean-Marc Denis)

July 13th, 2015

1:14:27

This week we finally caught up with our friends at Google, Jean-Marc Denis and Sebastien Gabriel. In this episode we chat Material Design, designing …

41: Heart For You (feat. Marshall Bock and Michael Schultz)

July 8th, 2015

1:27:44

It's been a week since Apple Music launched giving us the perfect reason to have a round-table discussion about the new app with Marshall Bock and …

40: Ace of Bass (feat. Gabe Valdivia and Kyle Ryan)

July 6th, 2015

1:09:36

Today we sat down with Gabe Valdivia and Kyle Ryan to talk about design at Facebook, the progress of their side project, Peek, and the value of obviousness in design.

You all got us nominated for Podcast of the Year at …

39: YoTube (feat. Mike Essl)

July 1st, 2015

1:19:15

On this episode we caught up with Mike Essl: designer, artist, Mr. T memorabilia collector. We talk about Mike's personal story as a designer, Cooper …

38: Electronic Parties (feat. Geoff Teehan)

June 29th, 2015

1:08:47

For episode 38, we were joined by Geoff Teehan, a super-talented Canadian designer who is at least partially responsible for several of our favorite products. He has not only worked on some amazing projects for …

37: Crisper Articulation (feat. Julie Zhuo)

June 24th, 2015

56:12

For episode 37, we were lucky enough to get to spend some time with Julie Zhuo! We're both huge fans of her writing on Medium and the way she thinks …

36: 10x (feat. Meng To)

June 22nd, 2015

1:09:02

For episode 36, we got to spend some time with Meng To discussing what makes a great product, how to get started with design and development, and what it takes to build a thing. Meng's an incredibly talented creator and …

35: Senate Design Overcommittee (feat. Noah Stokes)

June 17th, 2015

1:03:51

For episode 35, we finally convinced the Motherfuton himself, Mr. Noah Stokes, to come hang with us for a bit and talk about lazy web design, ornamentation vs utility, design education and so much more. It was super fun …

34: Second Shift (feat. Allison House)

June 15th, 2015

52:32

This week we hopped on a call with the one-and-only Allison House! Allison currently lives in Austin, exploring her way through 3D art and design - in this episode we chat about her background in design, her transition …

33: The Rusty Theorem (feat. Marc Edwards & Russell Ivanovic)

June 10th, 2015

1:09:36

The epic conclusion of our first ever two-parter! Marc and Russell were kind enough to come back for round two to discuss Apple's WWDC Keynote, Marc's weird workflows, optical alignment, PDF assets and more!

We're also …

32: Dethrone Marco (feat. Russell Ivanovic and Marc Edwards)

June 8th, 2015

1:01:20

It's WWDC week, and this time we're catching up with Russell Ivanovic and Marc Edwards, both founders of independent app development companies in Australia. We spent this hour chatting about Google I/O, iOS, Material …

31: Jaded People (feat. Caleb Davenport & Sam Soffes)

June 3rd, 2015

1:11:45

This week we caught up with Caleb Davenport and Sam Soffes to chat about the latest Google I/O announcements, our upcoming WWDC wish list, OSX and iOS design and more. We're also in the running for Podcast of the Year!

30: Rewarding Holding Experience (feat. Didi Medina)

June 1st, 2015

1:04:32

This episode, we geeked out with Didi Medina over photography and music - and we still found time to dig into his origin story a bit.

We were …

29: Bananagrams (feat. Ryan Putnam & Nick Slater)

May 27th, 2015

1:01:40

In this episode of Design Details we had the pleasure of catching up with Ryan Putnam and returning-guest Nick Slater! We chat about illustration, …

28: #TeamOneCircle (feat. Michael Schultz)

May 25th, 2015

1:21:47

This week we caught up with Michael Schultz, a designer living in San Francisco tackling one of the hardest design problems out there: health and …

27: Socialist Design (feat. Kim Bost & Cap Watkins)

May 20th, 2015

1:15:05

Last week Kim and Cap were in SF for the week and dropped by to record another fun episode of Design Details! We chat about what it's like to be married to a designer, how to hire designers and how to overcome the …

26: Beep Beep I Like Ferns Beep (feat. Sebastiaan De With)

May 19th, 2015

1:10:15

This week we sat down with Sebastiaan de With to chat about everything design (and motorcycles)! We caught up on his evolving career in design, what …

25: Arbitrary Head Chef (feat. Danny Trinh & Chris Kalani)

May 13th, 2015

1:03:12

This episode, we had two designers building their own companies by building some awesome products that we're super excited about - Chris Kalani of Wake and Danny Trinh from Free. We took a bunch of questions from people …

24: Open Source Religion (feat. Kevin Rose)

May 11th, 2015

1:21:20

This week we sat down with Kevin Rose - he's a designer, product creator and venture capitalist who has had a prolific presence in the tech community …

23: Brains are Stupid (feat. Christophe Tauziet, Jeremy Goldberg, and George Kedenburg)

May 6th, 2015

1:24:20

This was the most impromptu episode we've ever done. We were just out to dinner with these guys and we were having so much fun debating design things that we decided to record our first-ever 3-guest episode. We made a …

22: Poor Man's Pokemon (feat. Cennydd Bowles)

May 4th, 2015

1:07:26

This week we caught up with Cennydd Bowles over Skype for a truly fascinating discussion about cross-OS design, the future of wearables, what it …

21: Startup Lubricant (feat. Bin Chen)

April 29th, 2015

1:13:32

This episode, we talked tea with Boba Guys and Tea People co-founder Bin Chen! He's had one of the most unique design careers we've ever heard of and he tells a really great story - which made this episode especially …

20: Soft Computer Hands (feat. Dustin Senos)

April 27th, 2015

1:01:03

This week we caught up with Dustin Senos, the lead designer at Medium for the past 3 years who has spent his professional career traversing the worlds of design and engineering. We dig into Dustin's background and how …

19: Super-Dinky Hodinkee (feat. Caleb Davenport and Jake Marsh)

April 22nd, 2015

51:31

This episode, we dug into our concerns after all the Apple Watch reviews came out with a couple of our favorite iOS developers: Caleb Davenport and …

18: Kleenex Testers (feat. Stone Librande)

April 20th, 2015

1:18:18

This week we broke up our regular string of web designer guests to chat with Stone Librande, lead designer at Riot Games. Stone was also the lead …

17: Ptotes Pterodactyl (feat. Divya Manian & Bradee Evans)

April 15th, 2015

1:24:28

This week we hung out with Divya Manian and Bradee Evans from the Photoshop team at Adobe. This was a really, really fun episode to record and Divya and Bradee were amazing guests. We got to talk about everything from …

16: Extravagant Shallowness (feat. Khoi Vinh)

April 13th, 2015

1:07:29

This week we caught up with Khoi Vinh, an insightful and talented designer making Wildcard in New York City. In this Skype chat we talked about …

15: Her Left Me (feat. Jeremy Goldberg and George Kedenburg)

April 8th, 2015

1:02:39

This is our first time to have a second episode scheduled for the week! We're excited to try out this new format, kicking things off with two guests: …

14: Unless You're Dumb (feat. Jared Erondu)

April 6th, 2015

1:21:22

This week we hung out with Jared Erondu, a designer well-known for his work at Lift, Omada Health, The Industry and his current role as Creative …

13: Eating Horse (feat. Maurice Woods)

March 30th, 2015

1:21:09

We had an amazing conversation this week with Maurice "Mo" Woods, a senior visual designer at Yahoo and founder of the Inneract Project. We chat about what he's doing in design education, diversity in design and how his …

12: Topsoil Decisions (feat. Ryan Sims)

March 23rd, 2015

1:16:38

This past week we sat down with Ryan Sims, the former head of design at Rdio. We caught up with him about his latest career change as he heads to Adobe, what it was like growing the design team at Rdio and what it means …

11: Artisanal Fitness (feat. Erika Hall)

March 16th, 2015

1:19:39

This week we caught up with Erika Hall, co-founder of Mule Design and author of Just Enough Research. We dive deep into a handful of topics, from …

Bonus Episode: Apple Watch Watch 2015

March 10th, 2015

48:19

Today we're excited to release a special bonus episode of the Design Details Podcast! After today's Apple Watch event we grabbed Sam Soffes to chat about the implications for us as designers and what the watch means for …

10: Tiny Nuggets of Delight (feat. Tim Van Damme)

March 9th, 2015

1:09:25

This week we caught up with Tim Van Damme, an amazing designer who has been a part of some of our favorite products including Instagram and Dropbox. For this hour we chat about Tim's past experience in design, working …

9: When Did the Marketing Department Get Here? (feat. Paul Stamatiou and Avi Cieplinski)

March 2nd, 2015

1:14:21

For Episode 9, we had our first chat with two guests! This time we caught up with Paul Stamatiou and Avi Cieplinski from the Photo and Video Team at …

8: Deathly Allergic to Avocado (feat. Chloe Park)

February 23rd, 2015

1:16:14

Episode 8 everyone! This week we sat down with the lovely Chloe Park, an experience designer making things happen at OpenTable. We chat about everything from the design process at OpenTable to Chloe's biggest problems …

7: VP of Unnecessary Redesign (feat. Cap Watkins)

February 16th, 2015

1:16:58

This week we caught up with Cap Watkins, the recently-appointed VP of design at BuzzFeed. We picked Cap's brain about hiring designers, A/B testing, beard-growing, East Coast design and more. Oh, and robo-horses!

If …

6: Down the Stuffed Rabbit Hole (feat. Marissa Louie)

February 9th, 2015

56:12

This week we hung out with Marissa Louie - a rather prolific designer, activist, and creator who has worked on many of our favorite products at …

5: Squeeze in Some Meat with Your Candy (feat. Gabriel Valdivia)

February 2nd, 2015

1:03:56

This week we had a chat with Gabriel Valdivia, a Product Designer at Facebook. He's a close friend and a remarkable designer best known for his work at Automatic. We had a great time chatting about a lot of Gabe's …

4: Meatspace User Onboarding (feat. Kristy Tillman)

January 26th, 2015

56:54

This week we caught up with Kristy Tillman, a former designer at IDEO who now leads the design charge at Society of Grownups. We had a great time chatting across a huge range of topics, from diversity in tech to …

3: I'm Tired of Looking at Apps (feat. Wilson Miner)

January 19th, 2015

1:02:41

Another Monday means another episode of Design Details! This week we caught up with Wilson Miner, an insanely thoughtful and talented designer …

2: So Vanilla (feat. Nick Slater)

January 12th, 2015

1:50:10

Here we go, episode two of the Design Details Podcast! This week we caught up with Nick Slater, an insanely talented designer and illustrator doing …

1: How Nerdy of an Answer Do You Want? (feat. Sam Soffes)

January 5th, 2015

59:28

The first episode of Design Details has arrived! For our opening show, we sat down with designer and developer Sam Soffes to talk about his latest project (Whiskey), building in public, brag-driven development and his …

0: Design Details Teaser

December 1st, 2014

0:46

This is a little teaser recording for us to test our equipment, set up our feeds and get the website up and running. You can subscribe to the podcast …

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