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The UX Hustle

43 EpisodesProduced by Amanda WorthingtonWebsite

This is a show about crafting a badass UX career and refining your UX process to become better at what you do. We'll also talk about applying UX to your life to get more done—with less stress. Support this podcast:

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3 Ways to Show a Growth Mindset in Your UX Case Study

November 11th, 2021


UX Portfolio PowerPlay™, the 6 week group coaching program taking your portfolio from cookie-cutter to uniquely you, is now open until November 13:

Forever Employable with Jeff Gothelf

November 3rd, 2021


Jeff helps organizations build better products and executives build the cultures that build better products. He is the co-author of the …

#40: Remembering the Humans with Rob Harr

October 27th, 2021


In this episode, Amanda and Rob talk about how to develop trust on teams, what to do when you feel like you're not sure what's happening within a company, and setting expectations with clients.

As Vice President of …

#39: Becoming a Design Leader

October 13th, 2021


In this episode, Vincent and Amanda talk about what it means to be a design leader. Vincent shares what he's noticed in helping hundreds of …

#38: Being a Human with Jasmine Orange

October 6th, 2021


In this episode, Amanda and Jasmine talk about Jasmine's experience in grad school — why she took that route, how she's using what she's learning at …

#37: Future-Proofing Your Design Career at the UX Hustle Summit

September 15th, 2021


In this episode, Amanda talks about the 3 ways you'll future-proof your design career at the 2021 UX Hustle Summit.

She's also offering a discount for listeners!

LISTENER DISCOUNT: Come to the UX Hustle Summit - …

#36: Feel the Fear + DO IT Anyway with Joe Natoli

September 8th, 2021


In this episode, Amanda and Joe talk about FEAR. Fear of speaking up, fear of looking dumb, and the fear of failure. Joe shares his experience working with hundreds of thousands of UX students and in a number of UX …

#35: Find Clarity From Your Story with Alex Street

September 1st, 2021


In this episode, Amanda and Alex talk about the power and importance of your story. Alex walks through his process of the Transformation Story Arc so that you can show up more authentically inside and outside your …

#34: Standing Out to Find Your Career Home with Charli Marie Prangley

August 25th, 2021


In this episode, Amanda and Charli talk about Charli's experience as a Creative Director and hiring manager at ConvertKit. Charli shares tips on how to stand out when job hunting, how she manages her design team, and …

#33: You're Not Alone; Nobody knows what they're doing with Chad Rieck

August 18th, 2021


In this episode Amanda and Chad talk about what Chad's learned from his own experience of breaking into UX design and helping students at General Assembly. They discuss the power of mentorship, networking, and interview …

#32: Future-Proofing Your Career with Object-Oriented UX

August 11th, 2021


In this episode, we welcome back Sophia Prater to the UX Hustle Podcast. Sophia and Amanda geek out about all things object-oriented UX (OOUX), talk …

#31: Change is the Only Constant with Cassie McDaniel

August 4th, 2021


In this Episode, Amanda and Cassie talk about designing your career and reputation through all the twists and turns that life, tech, and design bring you. We talk about the privileges allotted to working in tech and the …

#30: Poetry, UX, Identity, and Fear with Jessie Lian

July 28th, 2021


In this episode, Jessie and Amanda openly discuss the ups and downs of associating UX to your personal identity and an all-in mindset. After burning out in a past tech career and diving into UX head first, Jessie and …

#29: Designing a Sustainable Career

July 14th, 2021


In this episode, Amanda talks about what to do when you're feeling overwhelmed, overworked, or just in a messy place. After coming back from a …

#28: Fruitful UX Research: Combining Science with the Messiness of the Real World

July 7th, 2021


In this Episode, Amanda and Varun discuss how to implement Research in a way that is sustainable, valuable, and ethical. We talk about ways to research with cross-functional partners, the power of saying "I don't know" …

#27: What I Wish I Knew with Denise Nicole Francis

June 30th, 2021


Denise Nicole Francis is an Atlanta based Sr. Product Designer at a well-known Customer Relationship Management corporation with a focus in User …

Episode 26 - Taking on Big Challenges and Skyrocketing to UX Leadership with Amanda Worthington

September 10th, 2020


Amanda Worthington is a UX Researcher and Designer with a background in civil engineering. She is organizing the third annual UX Hustle Summit, the world's only virtual UX career conference, and she has signed-on to …

Episode 25 - Making Content Accessible with Tara Codrington

September 3rd, 2020


Tara Codrington is a Web Project Specialist with the Government of Alberta, Canada. She began her career in television, but followed her knack for …

Episode 24 - Starting a UX Project with Object-Oriented UX: an Audio Workshop

August 14th, 2020


This episode is a little different! Sophia will take you through the basics of OOUX and the ORCA process. Then, together, we will take an example project through the first round of ORCA, the Discovery Round. Grab a pen …

Episode 23 - Fostering Simplicity and Finding a Shared Language with Kamilah Benjamin

July 31st, 2020


Kamilah Benjamin is a creative director and UX designer at Statefarm Insurance, a freelance brand design consultant, a leader and mentor in debt …

Episode 22 - Practicing OOUX in the real world with Amber Hicks

July 16th, 2020


Amber Hicks is the very first Certified OOUX Strategist to be on the podcast. She was an elementary school teacher before changing careers to become …

Episode 21 - Designing, leading, and trail blazing with Angel Banks

July 2nd, 2020


Angel Banks has worked as a product manager and UX designer. She's also a speaker and organizer for the Atlanta tech community where she works to ensure an inclusive environment for the marginalized and underrepresented …

Episode 20 - Stories from COVID-19, Learning to be an Ally, and Announcing Cohort 3 of the OOUX Strategist Certification

June 18th, 2020


In this episode of the podcast, Sophia gives updates on all the changes happening: in her business, in her personal life, and in her mind.  You’ll also be the first to get the scoop on Cohort 3 of the Object Oriented UX …

Episode 19 - Taxonomy, Folksonomy, and Knowledge Graphs with Ahren Lehnert and Bob Kasenchak

June 5th, 2020


In this episode of the podcast, Sophia, Ahren, and Bob discuss how taxonomies differ from folksonomies, how folksonomies differ from ontologies, and …

Episode 18 - Supercharge Your Side Hustle (#UXYourLife Series)

May 21st, 2020


Sophia has found success as a UX designer, speaker, Object-Oriented UX workshop facilitator, UX community leader, writer, and podcaster. In this episode, Sophia discusses leveraging your day job, calendar blocking, …

Episode 17 - Designing systems to practice UX without the stress with Ben Simmonds

May 8th, 2020


Ben Simmonds is a senior UX practitioner with 20 years of experience making technology better in London, Sydney, and now in Bristol as an independent …

Episode 16 - Finding flow in life and in workshop facilitation with Matt Trinetti

May 1st, 2020


Matt Trinetti is a writer, publisher, speaker, and workshop facilitator who specializes in helping people and companies live and work deliberately. He's also a dear friend of Sophia's and a fellow Georgia Tech alum. In …

Episode 15 - Exploring the Information Layer with Bram Wessel

April 24th, 2020


Bram Wessel is a Principal and Founder at Factor Firm, an information architecture consultancy out of Seattle, Washington that has done work for a …

Episode 14 - Object-Oriented UX in Business and in Games with Caroline Sober-James

February 19th, 2020


Caroline Sober-James has journeyed from database architect to UX designer to a fellow object-oriented UX evangelist. She’s the UX Director at Acumium …

Episode 13 - Building Design Systems and Systems for Building Designers with Ben Callahan

December 30th, 2019


In this conversation, I talk to Ben Callahan, Sparkbox founder and design system expert. At Sparkbox, Ben has created an amazing workplace that facilitates learning, exploring, asking questions, and pet projects. We …

Episode 12 - Jason Ogle: The Defender of User Defenders Everywhere

November 27th, 2019


If you listen to the UX Hustle Podcast, you probably also listen to the User Defenders podcast, amiright? In that case, you might think you know Jason Ogle. Think again. In this super-candid episode, I interview THE

Episode 11 - UX Research, Personas, and Career Specialization with Beth Godfrey

October 31st, 2019


In this interview with Mailchimp UX Researcher Beth Godfrey, we talk about career, personas, socializing research, and public speaking for introverts.  We get into how Beth transitioned from a UX generalist within an …

Episode 10 - The IA of Pants...and a UX Portfolio

October 11th, 2019


Paul McAleer is the Content Strategy Director at Bouteous, an award-winning digital innovation agency. He joins us today to talk about the …

Episode 9 - Pro-Troublemaking with Stefanie Krievins

August 30th, 2019


Stefanie Krievins is a big hearted, tough love professional career coach with lots of wisdom to give. Fair warning, a few F-bombs are peppered in with that wisdom! She specializes in change making within organizations …

Episode 8 - Moving from graphic design to UX design (with a little help from OOUX)

April 13th, 2019


In the course of just a few years, Gabriela Ospina has transformed her career.  She's transitioned from designing print graphics to digital graphics to complex user experiences. We when spoke in December, she was …

Episode 7 - Reframe the Check and Find the Joy of Doing (#UXyourLife Series)

March 15th, 2019


It’s the second installment of my #UXyourLife series! In this episode, I’ll help you get more done with less stress. You’ll learn how to end your day feeling satisfied with what you’ve accomplished and set clear …

Episode 6 - Alexa Wrangling, AI Celebrities, and #ElderMillennial Nostalgia with Paul Jackson from the BBC

February 21st, 2019


The BBC is sharpening the cutting edge of voice UI. In this episode, I talk to Paul Jackson, a senior UX Designer on the BBC's Voice+AI team. We …

Episode 5 - Crypto Kitties, Magic Sticker Albums, and Object Oriented UX

December 18th, 2018


Lili Feyerbend’s a UX designer with some serious geek street cred. She’s the cofounder of startup CryptoDecks and she’s also got a law degree tucked away in her resume. Lili is a practitioner of my object-oriented UX …

Episode 4 - West Coast Design Systems with Devon Alkire-Cussen and Karl Schultz

December 10th, 2018


In 2017, Karl Schulz brought me and my Object-Oriented UX workshop to the design team at One of the designers on the team was Devon …

Episode 3 - Seven Ways to Take Action on your Dreams (#UXyourLife Series)

November 27th, 2018


At the end of every episode, Saundi reminds us: "Don't wait for inspiration to act, ACT TO GET INSPIRED." Why does this statement always wrap up the Hustle? Because without this way of thinking, the UX Hustle podcast …

Episode 2 - Do the UX Chillhop with your Customer Service Team

October 22nd, 2018


Havana Nguyen, a UX designer at Commissions Inc, first experienced the magical power of the Internet at age 12 when her Sonic the Hedgehog website became one of the top fan sites for this speedy creature. From there, …

Episode 1 - Vintage Chatbots and Problems that Talk Back with Zach Pousman

October 11th, 2018


In the very first episode of the UX Hustle Podcast, Sophia talks to Zach Pousman, CEO of Helpfully, an innovation and UX firm in Atlanta. Sophia …

TRAILER: Introducing the UX Hustle Podcast

October 8th, 2018


This is a podcast about having fun doing better UX design and also crafting an intentional career in UX. Listen to this brief intro to get the deets and figure out if the Hustle is right for you.


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