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Episode 045: Aaron CarambulaBreaking Down Barriers

Aaron Carambula

In the inaugural episode of 2024, Aaron and I explore topics around collaboration and career.

First, we discuss the qualities of our most effective cross-functional partners and partnerships. Then, we delve into the significance of designers considering their work in the context it lives in, and focusing on the impact it can have. And finally, we share insights on the most impactful feedback we've received.

Episode 044: Majd Taby and Jasper HauserNo Modes

Majd Taby
Jasper Hauser

Majd and Jasper are the co-founders of Darkroom, a photo and video editor for iPhone, iPad and Mac.

In this episode we go through the whole history of Darkroom, how they think about the product in the context of the competitive landscape, and how they look at evolving the product going forward.

Episode 043: Brian Lovin and Ryan NystromSurrounded by People Doing Interesting Work

Brian Lovin
Ryan Nystrom

Brian Lovin and Ryan Nystrom are the co-founders of Campsite, a tool for product teams to communicate with increased signal, rich institutional knowledge, and reduced noise.

We talked about the lessons they have learned from starting the company, but also about their past lessons and experiences that inform the way they approach building Campsite.

Episode 042: Noah LevinA Tool That Creates Tools

Noah Levin

Noah is a designer and design leader who is currently the VP of Design at Figma. In our conversation, we talked about his path into design from high school, to Carnegie Mellon, to Google, and discovered some great anecdotes and stories along the way.

Beyond that, we talked about his experience at Figma, about hiring and growing teams, and about some of our other favourite parts of design leadership.

Episode 041: Josh HarrisExceeding Expectations in Unexpected Ways

Josh Harris

Josh is the founder of The Bon Vivants and owner of Trick Dog, a legendary bar in San Francisco that has very recently been crowned Industry Icon by Punch.

We talked about the creation of Trick Dog, the context in which Trick Dog was founded, and the lessons from it's first decade. We talked about his 20 year sobriety, how he looks at the low-ABV, non-alcoholic movement, and he also opened up about mental health and some of his recent lessons and realizations.

Episode 040: Chantal JandardUseful and Non-Evil

Chantal Jandard

Chantal is a designer and design leader. She currently leads a part of the design team at Autodesk related to construction products.

We talked about her early years on the internet in her parent’s basement, how she went in to design, and found her role at PlanGrid. We talked about Autodesk’s acquisition of PlanGrid and how they eventually merged their design teams.

From there, we took a deep dive in to talking about managing teams and hiring.

Episode 039: Om MalikThe Joy of the Creative Input

Om Malik

Om is a former journalist, Partner Emeritus at True Ventures, and an avid photographer.

In this second part of our conversation, we talked about some of the challenges we all encounter in the creative process and what he looks for when making photographs. I was especially inspired by Om's approach to thinking about creative inputs vs. creative outputs.

We spoke about dealing with procrastination. And of course there are some hot takes about camera's and camera systems.

Episode 038: Om MalikBumper Sticker Gurus

Om Malik

Om is a former journalist, Partner Emeritus at True Ventures, and—in my words—a true internet OG. He was one of the first serious tech bloggers, and founder of Gigaom.

We spoke about the current state of technology from both of our perspectives, and he shared where he believes the puck is going. We also went deeply into the topic of photography and creativity, which will be shared in next week's episode.

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