Join us for some great conversations with the best and brightest in the product design space. We'll dig into how they got to where they are today, what mistakes they made along the way, and what advice they have for you as you navigate the world of product design.

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Furquan Ahmad - How to increase your chances of success in product design

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

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

Instagram: @denisu8

Twitter: @denisu81  

LinkedIn: Denise Franci

00:46:08 9/7/2021
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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

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00:49:26 8/24/2021
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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
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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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In this episode of The Product Design Podcast, Seth Coelen interviews Jon Moore, the Product Design Principal at Innovatemap, a digital product agency in Indianapolis, where he leads a team of product designers. He's passionate about design systems, tooling, and helping new designers grow in their craft.

During our interview with Jon, you will learn more about how he built his career path to product design and the leadership role he is currently in today. He provides excellent advice and tips, including:

  • Tips for new and aspiring product designers
  • Top two areas to focus on when navigating through a career in product design
  • How to best support a team when you have become a leader in product design

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🐦 Twitter: @TheJMoore

💻 LinkedIn: Jon Moore

⌨️ Website: Innovatemap

01:00:00 7/13/2021
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In this episode of The Product Design Podcast, we have our first UX Cabin Team Member Spotlight, where Seth Coelen interviews Lead Front-End Developer Predrag Beocanin.

Predrag has been with UX Cabin from the very early days and has been a huge support in getting the company to where it is today. His experience in design and development, along with his passion for figuring things out, has made him an invaluable part of the team.

During our interview with Predrag, you will learn how he met Seth and what led him to join the team. In addition, Seth dives into questions about Predrag's learning and career path leading up to when they met, and the highlights of his time at UX Cabin so far.

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🐦 Twitter: @predragbeocanin

🧑‍💻LinkedIn: Predrag Beočanin

00:50:39 6/28/2021
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In this episode of The Product Design Podcast, Seth Coelen interviews Mike Dick. Mike has lead design system teams at Quora, twitch, and SurveyMonkey. He has started several of his own companies, which have been acquired, and he currently is focused full-time on working on his new finance product, Gather.

During our interview with Mike, you will learn how he got started in design, strategies he used to land jobs at big companies, Mike's thoughts on designers who code, and insights into how he approaches product design.

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🐦 Twitter: @miked1ck

⌨️ Website: m1k3.net

00:55:42 6/1/2021
The Product Design Podcast

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

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

In this episode of The Product Design Podcast, we get to meet the host - Seth Coelen! He is the Founder of the product design company UX Cabin, and the creator of Bootsketch, which saves designers time by giving them Bootstrap components in Sketch format.

During this episode, Seth will share a bit of his career path in UX Design and dive deeper into why The Product Design Podcast is being created!

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00:14:37 5/27/2021

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