Design episodes

Because of technology, process and so many other things being a designer is a constantly evolving problem. These episodes will help designers think about some of the more difficult emerging design issues, learn how to grow their skill set and understand emerging trends.


EPISODE 84

The need for ethical design

You may be tempted to skip this episode because ethics isn’t the most exciting topic, but the need for a deeper understanding of ethical design is a huge emerging design trend. In this episode, we will look at two examples that highlight the need for a better understanding of ethical design, the 5 steps you can take to improve your ethical design process and why it needs to be an ongoing investment.
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EPISODE 71

How to become a digital product designer

The number one question I get asked on a weekly basis is how to move from a marketing, branding or advertising role into a digital design or product design role. Its a tough question and I’ve found that there are PRETTY MUCH NO resources out there to help people figure it out. In this episode, we will explain the difference between marketing and digital design, what they have in common, what is different and what you need to learn to be able to move into digital product design.

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EPISODE 42 

How to design a great mobile app

Since apps were introduced with the launch of the iPhone app store a decade ago, every business wants to have a great, impactful app but many creatives still make big mistakes in the way they are designing those apps. In this episode, we will go through everything I have learned designing multiple iOS and Android apps which have had 5 star user reviews for years, have named as one of the world’s 100 best apps, and have been included in 9 Apple keynotes, the Human Interface Guidelines and more.

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EPISODE 25 

What are atomic design systems and why are they the future?

The days of creating pixel perfect designs on small teams are long gone so how do you make sure that can create consistent branded experiences without compromising creativity?  This episode walks you through the basics of building all the pieces of an atomic design language and how to roll it out to your organization.

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EPISODE 19 

4 trends that will define the future of UI/UX design

Digital technology and form factors are constantly changing so how do you create experiences that stand out from the crowd? This episode looks at four emerging trends you can use to help create better digital experiences for websites, mobile apps, social media, wearables and emerging technologies.

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EPISODE 11

Fashion, technology and shoes that may change everything

Trendspotting can be a powerful tool to help you find breakthrough ideas. This episode looks at the intersection of fashion and technology, and a trend in technology that could disrupt the entire fashion industry.

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EPISODE 4 

Potatoes and Power of Experiential Currency

Social media has turned everyone into little brands who are concerned about their image, voice and much more. This episode looks at the importance of using unique insights in your work and a look at the underlying currency that really drives social media.

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