#12: Irina Belova – Product Design Manager

Irina is the Product Design Manager at Clio, a Vancouver-based tech company in the legal space. We talk about her journey from journalism to design leadership, the valuable experiences from the previous careers, what she is looking for in resumes and portfolios, and...

#11: Stanley Lai – Director of Experience Design

Stan is the Director of Experience Design at a design agency. We talk about his journey in design, how he transitioned to the management role, how to stand out, the value of the previous experiences when switching careers, tips on portfolio and resume, the future of...

#10: Janos Sitar – Certified Web Accessibility Specialist (Part 2)

This is a continuation of my conversation with Janos. We talk about the future of accessibility as a practice, the assistive technologies, and the role of accessibility specialists. Also, we discuss the most common objections from the business side and how he handles...

#9: Janos Sitar – Certified Web Accessibility Specialist (Part 1)

Janos is an experienced certified web accessibility specialist who spent the last 5 years driving accessibility efforts in a large financial institution.  We talk about his story of getting into the field, why inclusive design is important, how you can start learning...

#8: Rabiya Samji – Head of UX

Rabiya is an experienced leader who has led several design teams and hired many designers. We talk about her journey starting from kinesiology to becoming a Head of UX at a digital product agency, the importance of showing your personality as a candidate, the value of...

#7: Phil Kneer – UX Lead

Phil is a creative design and UX leader with broad and diverse experience working with startups, government agencies, and large enterprises. We talk about Phil’s journey to becoming a UX lead managing a team of 12. We discuss the importance of being authentic when...

#6: Sarah McVean – Lead Design Instructor

Sarah is a senior UX professional with a lot of experience in designing products, managing teams, and now teaching a UX course. We talk about building relationships on social media, volunteering and partnering with other people to work on projects for your portfolio,...

#5: Andy Liu – Agency Founder and Design Hiring Manager

Andy shares his story from getting curious about UX design to launching his own design boutique agency Futureform. We talk about having an open mind to working on different kinds of products across diverse industries and problem spaces, understanding your strengths...

#4: Vince Kwok – Director of UX and Design

Vince has more than 15 years of experience building products and managing design teams for brands like Costco, Walmart, Air Canada, Staples, and more. Vince talks about his origin story and how he become a design director. We discuss the differences between skills...

#3: Jaybe Allanson – Product Design Manager

Jaybe is a senior design leader with over 25 years of experience building products and services and leading teams. This is an episode from the “Q&A With Design Managers” series. Jaybe shares his story of becoming a design leader, gives advice on how to stand out...