Christine Maggi - How to find your place in product design

In this episode of The Product Design Podcast, Seth Coelen interviews Christine Maggi, who is a Sr. Product Designer from the San Francisco Bay Area. She is well known for her Design Gal YouTube channel that helps newbie designers navigate their way through their careers by sharing her own experiences and what she's learned over the years.

During our interview with Christine, you will learn more about her journey as a Product Designer - the highs and lows, and where she sees herself in the future. We find out how she made her way into becoming Design Gal, what she has learned by building timeless content to share on YouTube, and her experience since she started her channel. Make sure to listen in to find out what she will be up to next!

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🐦 Twitter: @christinemaggi

📷 Instagram: @designgalchristine

⌨️ Website: christinemaggi.com; designgal.org

The Product Design Podcast
00:55:30 6/1/2021

Past Episodes

The Product Design Podcast
In episode 15 of The Product Design Podcast, Seth Coelen interviews Dennis CortÚs, the Head of Design at Northstar, a financial wellness company. He has worked in teams of all sizes, both in-house and agency, during his career. You may also know of him through his YouTube Channel where he shares product design tips and the music he creates, which is excellent to listen to while you create! This episode is filled with loads of career and leadership advice, no matter how long you have been in product design or your current role. During the episode, Dennis shares how he transitioned into management and works as a leader on his teams. We are so excited for you to listen! During our interview with Dennis you will learn: How Dennis found his way into product design The highs and lows that shaped Dennis as a product designer and manager The passions he follows outside of design that fuels his creativity How self-care and empathy can go a long way How a good culture can help teams of any size So happy to have you join us today! Thanks for listening! Don't forget to read our blog and sign up for reminders when new episodes will be available! https://uxcabin.com/podcast-database/... Make sure to follow Dennis CortÚs after the podcast to stay on top of what he is up to! Twitter: https://twitter.com/shyboytm Instagram: https://instagram.com/shyboytm LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fromcortes TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@shyboytm? YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/cortesarts Website: https://www.cortes.us Other mentioned links: Making of a Manager: https://www.juliezhuo.com/book/manage... Articulating Design Decisions: https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/... MasterClass on Business Leadership with Howard Schultz: https://www.masterclass.com/classes/h... Where to find UX Cabin: Twitter: https://twitter.com/uxcabin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uxcabin/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/uxcabin TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@uxcabin?lang=en YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/UXCabin Website: https://uxcabin.com
00:55:05 11/30/2021
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In episode 14 of The Product Design Podcast, Seth Coelen interviews Femke, a Product Designer from Toronto, Canada. She currently works at Wealthsimple, which is a financial services company. Previously she worked for Uber on both the ride and Uber Eats sides of the business. She keeps busy with content creation for her YouTube Channel supported by her Instagram, email newsletter, and Design Life podcast. She also supports the design community through a job board to help designers find jobs and mentors designers through superpeer. Femke shares her advice on getting into product design and provides details on how she has successfully moved along her career path. We are so excited for you to listen to this episode! During our interview with Femke you will learn: ?? How Femke found her interest in product design ?? Uber: how she landed a job at what it was like working at one of the biggest unicorns in the industry ?? Why planting seeds early always pays off ?? Content creation: how she does it all and how she measures success ?? Three tips for someone getting starting in product design So happy to have you join us today! 00:00 Introduction 03:21 Femke's journey from graphic design to UX 07:43 How she landed a job at Uber 13:58 Working for one of the biggest unicorns in the industry 20:00 How planting seeds early led her to where she is today 23:15 A day in the life of Femke 24:29 Why she prefers product companies to other opportunities 28:07 Two things she wishes she would have known to do when she was in school and starting her career 30:09 All the plates spinning in her world and how she manages them 34:07 Content creation: where she focused when she was not seeing spectacular results 36:23 Potential projects in the works 39:56 Three tips for someone getting starting in product design ?? Thanks for watching! ?? If you enjoyed this video please like and subscribe so I can keep making content for you good people! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3aRBoqF6mAD1PnQwj86dX ?? Don't forget to read our blog and sign up for reminders when new episodes will be available! https://uxcabin.com/podcast-database/femke-van-schoonhoven-how-to-stand-out-as-a-product-designer-through-content-creation Make sure to follow Femke after the podcast to stay on top of what she is up to! ?? Twitter: https://twitter.com/femkesvs ?? Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/femkedotdesign/ ?? YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/femkedesign ?? Website: https://www.femke.design ?? Design Life podcast: https://www.designlife.fm/ ?? Femke's superpeer Link: https://superpeer.com/femke Additional mentioned links: - Wealthsimple: https://www.wealthsimple.com/en-ca/ - Medium: medium.com Where to find UX Cabin: ?? Twitter: https://twitter.com/uxcabin ?? Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uxcabin/ ?? LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/uxcabin ?? TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@uxcabin?lang=en ?? YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3aRBoqF6mAD1PnQwj86dX ?? Website: https://uxcabin.com
00:45:58 11/16/2021
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In episode 13 of The Product Design Podcast, Seth Coelen interviews Jadene Aderonmu, a Senior UX Designer at a digital design consultancy in the UK called Methods! She transitioned from a degree in traditional graphic design to a career in product design, where she also enjoys focusing on user research. She also spends time creating content for her design advice-based YouTube Channel and helping others as a Design Mentor! Jadene shares several tips on how to move into a career in product design when you have a degree in a different area of design. We are so excited for you to listen to this episode! During our interview with Jadene you will learn: How Jadene transitioned from a traditional graphic design degree to a web-based user experience Web accessibility: Why is it so important in product design The benefits of getting your portfolio tailored to the job you want How to prepare for an interview in product design Finding a design mentor that works for you So happy to have you join us today! Don't forget to read our blog and sign up for reminders when new episodes will be available! https://uxcabin.com/podcast-database/jadene-aderonmu-strategies-to-land-your-first-job-as-a-product-designer Make sure to follow Jadene after the podcast to stay on top of what she is up to! Twitter: https://twitter.com/hellojadene Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hellojadene/ YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/hellojadene Jadene's Superpeer Link: https://superpeer.com/hellojadene Additional mentioned links: - Methods: https://www.methods.co.uk - Siteimprove: https://siteimprove.com - Wave Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool: https://wave.webaim.org Where to find UX Cabin: Twitter: https://twitter.com/uxcabin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uxcabin/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/uxcabin TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@uxcabin?lang=en YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3aRBoqF6mAD1PnQwj86dX Website: https://uxcabin.com
00:50:21 11/2/2021
The Product Design Podcast
In episode 12 of The Product Design Podcast, Seth Coelen interviews Travisse Hansen, a UX/UI Designer and Developer that is part of the UX Cabin team! He is a founding member of UX Cabin and has added value to the team through his skills and expertise for almost two years. Travisse shares valuable advice that he has collected as he moved from product management to product design and development. We are so excited for you to listen to this episode! During our interview with Travisse you will learn: ?? How Travisse moved from product management to product design ?? How to determine your path: Specialist v. Generalist ?? Travisse's take on working for UX Cabin ?? How to learn new skills fast and well ?? Expanding your global network to land the role you want ?? Travisse's checklist for new team members ?? If you enjoyed this episode please like and subscribe so I can keep making content for you good people! ?? Don't forget to read our blog and sign up for reminders when new episodes will be available! Make sure to follow Travisse Hansen after the podcast to stay on top of what he is up to! ?? Twitter: @TravisseHansen ?? LinkedIn: Travisse Hansen ?? Website: https://sharecalmly.com/ ?? Additional project Travisse is working on: https://twitter.com/RadiantWallet
00:36:00 10/19/2021
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In episode 11 of The Product Design Podcast, Seth Coelen interviews Furquan Ahmad, a Product Designer in the UK. Furquan has a unique journey into product design, where he completed an apprenticeship at Ford. The experience he gained during his time at Ford prepared him to move into a new role in big tech. Furquan is heavily involved in the Figma community, provides excellent content on his YouTube Channel, and has a massive amount of advice to share to help you along your career path! We are so excited for you to listen to this episode! During our interview with Furquan you will learn: What is coming next for Furquan! The unique way he fell into product design How to stack the cards in your favor Building resources for the design community Working for such a recognizable brand How to manage office politics in large teams Furquan's list of advice he wishes he had when he started his career journey If you enjoyed this episode please like and subscribe so I can keep making content for you good people! Don't forget to read our blog and sign up for reminders when new episodes will be available! Make sure to follow Furquan after the podcast to stay on top of what he is up to! Twitter: @furquan101 Instagram: @furquan101 LinkedIn: Furquan Ahmad YouTube channel: furquan101 Website: https://www.furquan.me/
00:49:49 9/28/2021
The Product Design Podcast
In this episode of The Product Design Podcast, Seth Coelen interviews Jake Taylor, a Principal Product Designer who lives just outside of Denver, Colorado. Jake has had experience in pretty much every single role you can imagine in the UI, UX, product design space, so he has loads of advice to share! During our interview with Jake, you will learn: ?? How Jake stumbled into product design ?? Comparing work environments from freelance to enterprise ?? Advice Jake would give to his younger self and aspiring designers ?? Tips and tricks of giving, receiving, or facilitating feedback ?? Removing the personal feelings from critical feedback ?? How to approach the hard conversations ?? How to help prevent burnout ?? If you enjoyed this episode please like and subscribe so I can keep making content for you good people! ?? Don't forget to read our blog and sign up for reminders when new episodes will be available! Make sure to follow Jake after the podcast to stay on top of what he is up to! ?? Twitter: @_JakeTaylor ?? LinkedIn: Jake Taylor ?? Website: http://www.Jake-Taylor.com
00:45:16 9/21/2021
The Product Design Podcast

In episode 9 of The Product Design Podcast , Seth Coelen interviews Denise Francis, a product designer working for a large CRM company in the Atlanta area. She shares how an early interest in fine art led to an educational path towards architecture and then how she landed in product design!

During our interview with Denise, you will learn:

How a side hustle led her from architecture to design 

Finding certainty in the uncertain early stages of UX 

Creating innovative solutions at The Weather Channel 

Navigating a transition from music to corporate 

Top 2 things to focus on as you enter product design 

The creative outlet Denise would love to add to her life 

Creating your own mentorship experience to strengthen your design career

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Instagram: @denisu8

Twitter: @denisu81  

LinkedIn: Denise Franci

00:46:08 9/7/2021
The Product Design Podcast

In episode 8 of The Product Design Podcast, Andrea McKinley chats with Seth Coelen about the bold career pivot from teaching k-12 to becoming a UX designer. Andrea joined UX Cabin full-time, following her participation in our first internship program earlier this year.

During this episode, you will learn:

🤸🏽‍♀️ How Andrea made a bold leap into product design
🤔 Her review of UX Cabin 1.0 internship opportunity
🏊🏼‍♀️ Deep dive into how systematic design can be
👉 What to expect from internship 2.0!
❓ Who is this internship opportunity for?
💗 Andrea's favorite things about working at UX Cabin


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🐦 Twitter: @drealovesdrums

💻 LinkedIn: Andrea McKinley

Referenced articles:

00:49:26 8/24/2021
The Product Design Podcast

In this episode of The Product Design Podcast, Seth Coelen interviews Eric Lobdell, who leads the design systems at Facebook! He lives in Oakland, California, in the Bay Area, and he is a typography enthusiast.

During our interview with Eric, he shares several specific ways that product designers can manage a long-term career in the industry. From getting started to staying relevant and leading large design systems teams, we have collected great pieces of knowledge from him in this episode.


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🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/lobdelI

⌨️ Website: www.lobdell.me

Other referenced sites:
💻 Facebook
👨‍💻 Referenced Blog

00:43:14 8/10/2021
The Product Design Podcast

In this episode of The Product Design Podcast, Jean Kaluza joined Seth for the second UX Cabin Team Member Spotlight! Jean is a founding member of UX Cabin and has been working with Seth for about two years. Her detailed approach to UX research helped create the foundation for UX Cabin to build successful products.

During our interview with Jean, you will learn how she met Seth and how her role has transitioned. In addition, Seth dives into questions about Jean's career path leading up to when they met, and her favorite things about being on the UX Cabin team.

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🐦 Twitter: @poductshift

📷 Instagram: @theproductshift

💻 LinkedIn: Jean Kaluza

⌨️ Website: theproductshift.com

00:54:44 7/27/2021

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