Jadene Aderonmu - Strategies to land your first job as a product designer

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

The Product Design Podcast
00:50:21 11/2/2021

Past Episodes

The Product Design Podcast
In episode 18 of The Product Design Podcast, Seth Coelen interviews Joseph España, a Senior Product Designer at UX Cabin who lives in California. Joseph has worked at UX Cabin for over a year now and brings many gifts and talents to the design team. Joseph shares valuable advice on what to learn when you are getting started in product design and how to find your way to a high point in your career, even as you may experience bumps along the way. During our interview with Joseph you will learn: How Joseph found an interest in the web Joseph's career path from graphic design to product design A day in the life of a UX Cabin Senior Product Designer The lows that have brought Joseph to this point Mentorship advice for junior-level designers looking to get a boost in their career Advice for new product designers getting into the industry 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/joseph-espana-how-a-pandemic-layoff-turned-into-a-career-payoff Make sure to follow along after the podcast to stay on top of what Joseph is up to! Twitter: https://twitter.com/josephespana Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josephespana/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-espana-0a8b5332/ Website: https://www.espana.design Other mentioned links: LoversMagazine: https://www.loversmagazine.com/interviews/joseph-espana 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
00:49:41 1/11/2022
The Product Design Podcast
In episode 17 of The Product Design Podcast, Seth Coelen interviews The UX Cabin interns, Muneerah Abdulrahman (aka Moon), David Applebee, Joe Montero, and Karen Mork. These four individuals were selected from over 800 applicants who applied to participate in the UX Cabin Internship 2.0 back in the fall. During our interview with the UX Cabin interns, you will learn about the unique experiences that each Intern had during their time at UX Cabin. They share the good, the bad, and the ugly and how they feel about the field of product design now that they have finished this part of their learning journey! During our interview with the UX Cabin interns you will learn: Who the UX Cabin interns are and how they got into product design The most beneficial part of the internship for them If the internship met their expectations or not Challenges they faced at UX Cabin The growth they experienced along the way What the interns learned about themselves 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/ux-cabin-interns-internship-2-the-good-the-bad-the-ugly Make sure to follow Moon, Karen, Joe, and David after the podcast to stay on top of what they are up to! Moon Twitter: https://twitter.com/neeraahman Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/neeraahman/ LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/neeraahman Karen Twitter: https://twitter.com/mork_karen Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/colourfullycrafted/ LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/karenmork YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6LH3FTYjmFFtYb5yT7VsFw Website: https://karenmork.com/ Joe Twitter: https://twitter.com/mont3rje Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joe.esteban.montero/?hl=en LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-montero-098b47196/ YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkzs92Fyd9ypaaXVPquYcEw David Twitter: https://twitter.com/dapplebee93 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/applebee33/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidapplebee/ Website: https://www.daveapplebee.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/c/UXCabin Website: https://uxcabin.com
00:54:59 12/28/2021
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In episode 16 of The Product Design Podcast, Seth Coelen interviews Jesse Showalter, a freelance UI/UX designer, and online educator. You have probably watched his popular YouTube Channel, which just hit 200K subscribers where he shares videos about design, code, and life! Jesse has a very interesting journey that led him into product design. His ability to self-assess and follow his heart has led him to become an inspiring mentor and content creator that provides immense value to the design community. Listen to the full episode to hear more about his journey in design, what he has learned in his career, and the advice he offers to new designers! During our interview with Jesse you will learn: Jesse's quest to find a career where he could use his creativity and passion for problem-solving. How Jesse figured out that freelancing was the best option for his personality. The obstacles that provided him the best learning experiences of his career. Overcoming the hurdles of pride during his years in design (so far.) Recognizing self-worth when imposter syndrome strikes. How a personal struggle with consistency led to his extremely successful YouTube Channel. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to read our blog and sign up for reminders when new episodes will be available! //uxcabin.com/podcast-database/jesse-showalter-skills-that-will-take-you-further-than-talent Make sure to follow Jesse after the podcast to stay on top of what he is up to! Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamjesseshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamjesseshow/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesseshowalter/ YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/JesseShowalter/featured Dribbble: https://dribbble.com/JesseShowalter Website: https://www.jesseshowalter.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/c/UXCabin UX Cabin Website: https://uxcabin.com
00:57:30 12/14/2021
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In episode 15 of The Product Design Podcast, Seth Coelen interviews Dennis Cortés, 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 Cortés 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
The Product Design Podcast
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
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
The Product Design Podcast
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

If you enjoyed this episode please like and subscribe so I can keep making content for you good people! 

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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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Make sure to follow Andrea after the podcast to stay on top of what she is up to!

🐦 Twitter: @drealovesdrums

💻 LinkedIn: Andrea McKinley

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