107 - Anna Saraceno

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107 - Anna Saraceno

AnNa Saraceno, Product Designer at Trello

Before we get into today's episode...

I'm starting a new :59 Second Friday series on YouTube, and I'm currently building out new episodes all about personal branding. So if that sounds like something you'd like to check out, you can subscribe over at YouTube.com/joshmiles- I really appreciate every single subscriber, so thanks for hitting up youtube.com/joshmilesand hitting subscribe. And last Friday, I released an episode all about how I recorded this episode of Obsessed With Design. Enjoy!

Today on Obsessed with Design I'm chatting with Anna Saraceno, Product Designer at Trello.

Anna is well versed in leading UX and product teams to effectively frame and prioritize problems, as well as explore, test, and scale user-centered solutions. I'm also curious to discuss how Anna brings soft skills to the table, including directed empathy, curiosity, diplomatic leadership, communication and presentation skills.

SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, Please enjoy my conversation with Anna Saraceno.

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106 - Titus Smith

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106 - Titus Smith

Today on Obsessed With Design I'm chatting with Titus Smith, senior designer at ESPN. Duh nuh nuh. Duh nuh nuh. 

If you're a sports fan and a designer, there are probably few cooler-sounding gigs than "Senior Designer at SMPS." Titus talks to us about what it's like to work there, how accurate those ESPN office life commercials are, and what he's most obsessed with right now.

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105 - Michael Seum

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105 - Michael Seum

 

A native of Chicago, and graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago's Industrial Design program. Michael is an accomplished design leader for GROHE. Michael has led design for companies such as Kohler, Sterling, Procter and Gamble, Whirlpool Europe (Italy) Minimal (MNML) and PepsiCo Sports and Nutrition. Michael’s design philosophy ensures that the sense of purpose and meaning of products and experiences does not get lost in today’s mass produced global economy. Michael is experienced in multiple facets of design ranging from product, packaging, brand experiences, user testing, ethnographic research, interaction design, defining strategies and envisioning future concepts. Regardless of the design challenge, Michael is driven to create meaningful experiences for end users.

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OWD is a product of the design-obsessed team at MilesHerndon - a branding agency in beautiful downtown indianapolis.

And our show is edited by Jen Edds at the brassybroadcast company. Visit brassybroad.com to learn more.

Thanks for listening. WE’ll see you next time.

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103 - Ryan Waring, Creative Director, Revolt

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103 - Ryan Waring, Creative Director, Revolt

Burnout, buyouts, and motorcycles. And the heart attack that started it all.

Today on Obsessed With Design I'm chatting with Ryan Waring, creative director and partner of Revolt... Today we talk about burnout, buyouts, and motorcycles. And the heart attack that brought us to today's story... I chatted with Ryan via Skype from his agency home in Denmark.

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102 - Kelli Ellis

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102 - Kelli Ellis

Interior Design Star of HGTV, TLC and Bravo

You’ve likely seen Kelli as the featured designer on TLC’s Clean Sweep, HGTV‘s Takeover my Makeover, and perhaps you’ve watched Kelli design homes and offices on Bravo’s, Real Housewives of Orange County. Just to name a few... 

Kelli and I talk about her unexpected opportunities in reality television and the personal-branding power of cutting your hair. I had a blast chatting with Kelli, and I think you're really going to enjoy learning more about her story.

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101 - Kristian Andersen, High Alpha, Part Two

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101 - Kristian Andersen, High Alpha, Part Two

The Power of Design in a Venture Studio

One of our all-time most popular guests, Kristian Andersen, from venture studio, High Alpha, returns for a follow-up conversation. Kristian and I talk about the role of design in powering the most crucial decisions about how to make and launch new companies.

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100 - Armin Vit - Brand New & Under Consideration

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100 - Armin Vit - Brand New & Under Consideration

Celebrating 100 episodes of Obsessed With Design

Josh catches up with 1/2 of the Brand New team, Armin Vit, to discuss the process of putting on a conference like Brand New, weighing the benefits of New York City, Austin, TX, and Bloomington, IN... and how the Hoosier state ultimately lured he and Bryony to relocate the Under Consideration world headquarters to Indiana.

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99 - Natalie Lew, Adobe Creative Residency

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99 - Natalie Lew, Adobe Creative Residency

Making UX design more accessible through research and prototyping

UX design is just a methodology for problem solving.
— Natalie Lew

An interaction designer and recent graduate of University of Washington, Natalie Lew is passionate about the intersections of design and philosophy. Her interdisciplinary background in design has been the inspiration behind her Adobe Creative Residency project. The Adobe Creative Residency aims to inspire the next generation of creators - from graphic designers, to photographers to UX/UI coders by giving talented individuals a chance to spend a year focusing on a personal creative project, while sharing their experience and process with the creative community.

As part of Natalie’s Creative Residency project, she has created a toolkit of resources to make user experience design more accessible and available to the creative community. Additionally, Natalie has partnered with Donors Choose, a nonprofit organization that allows individuals to donate directly to public school classroom projects, giving them UX tools and ideas of how emerging technologies could be applied to the work they currently do. In the next several months Natalie plans to finish her work with Donors Choose and continue pursuing industries she is passionate about creating solutions for, like citywide climate change initiatives and social media filter bubbles.

Mentioned in this episode:

Look for Natalie at Adobe Creative Jam - April 30, 2018, Philadephia, PA

Catch Natalie at 99U

Donors Choose

Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design (Amazon)

Ash Huang

Natalie Lew Twitter: @natalierobinlew

Natalie Lew Instagram: @natrlew

Natalie Lew Behance: https://www.behance.net/natalielew

Natalie Lew website: https://natalielew.com/

Adobe on Twitter @Adobe

Adobe Creative Residency website: https://adobe.ly/creativeresidency

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98 - Scott Fuller, Southern Modernist

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98 - Scott Fuller, Southern Modernist

From evicted to self-employed: the design journey of a Southern modernist

Today on Obsessed with Design I'm with designer, illustrator, Southern modernist and owner of The Studio Temporary, Scott Fuller.

And just as an aside, if you hear something on Scott’s audio that sounds like a small woodland creature... don’t be alarmed, it’s just his giant beard saying hello.

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97 - Eric Kass - Commercial Artist, Funnel

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97 - Eric Kass - Commercial Artist, Funnel

Spirits packaging, metal business cards, and rediscovering vinyl: the passions and obsessions of Eric Kass.

As Eric and I unpack on this episode, we've known each other for a really long time... back when I was on the client side. 

I was fortunate enough to catch up with Eric at his home in Indianapolis. We're trying out some new audio gear for these in-person chats, so let us know what you think.

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 Funnel - Eric Kass Business Card

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95 - Jason Schupbach - Redesigning a Design School

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95 - Jason Schupbach - Redesigning a Design School

Jason Schupbach, Director of the Design School at Arizona State University

Jason and I discuss his former role at the NEA, the role of creative placemaking, and how he is embarking on a journey to redesign the largest design school in the world. 

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Twitter: @JasonSchupbach

NEA

Design that Matters

Catapult Design - Navajo Nation

Richard Florida - Rise of the Creative Class

ASU

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93 - Douglas Davis

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93 - Douglas Davis

 

Fear is a dragon that won't shut up. SLAY.

A special part two conversation with the author of “Creative Strategy and the Business of Design”

Today on Obsessed with Design we have a special second conversation with one of our most popular past guests, Douglas Davis. Douglas is the author of “Creative Strategy and the Business of Design”, Digital Marketer, Freelance Art and Creative Director, and Advertising & Design Educator.

Douglas and I talk about his new video series, and the role fear plays in the creative process.

Here's the raw audio promo of Douglas, related to what we speak about at 19:50 when we talk about the "healthy way to deal with or find the fear":

And this clip is the practice promo of what we talked about at 24:11 - "Practice makes presentable":

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92 - Wier / Stewart return for part 2

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92 - Wier / Stewart return for part 2

Today we re-join dynamic duo, Alex Wier and Daniel Stewart, Creative Director and Studio Director (respectively) and founders of Wier / Stewart, an advertising agency located in Augusta Georgia, Alex and Daniel.

We chat about growth, treating yourself as your number one client, and what it's like to finally find pants that fit.

These southern gents are hilarious, so I hope you enjoy this special second interview with Weir / Stewart.

http://www.wierstewart.com/

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Best of Design Podcasts, Part I:

Today on Obsessed with Design we have a special episode featuring a few of my fellow design podcasters, focused on their shows, how they got started, and what makes them tick. 

Looking back, there have been many conversations that I’ve had over the past 80-some odd episodes, and a surprisingly large percentage of them were with fellow designers who are also podcast hosts. Coincidentally these are all guests that I’m planning to get fresh conversations as part of season three in the coming months. But for now, I’d like to invite you to join me in the way back machine to relive some great advice from my favorite design podcasters.

This first clip is back from episode #72: Chris Do

The next clip is from Stephan Ango, from the Well-Made podcast, talking about what makes his show tick...

Up next, out long-time pal, Prescott Perez Fox of The Busy Creator podcast - one of the designers I know who is most obsessed with tools, processes, and tactics to help you be your best... 

And host of the Powderkeg podcast, Matt Hunckler talked with me about building a community of tech entrepreneurs, designers, developers, and investors in the Midwest.

 

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