#15: Rachel Krebs – Senior UX Designer

Rachel is a Senior UX Designer, currently working at a FAANG company. We talk about how Rachel got into the UX field, how her education in Chemistry and Business helped her gain skills that made her a better designer, the love of complexity working with internal tools...

#14: Nick Koveshnikov – Senior User Researcher

Nick is a Senior User Researcher. We talk about his origin story and the aha moment when he was watching users not being able to figure out how to use their product, differences working on internal and external products, his key takeaways from a 10-year long career,...

#13: David Fitzgerald – Senior Technical Recruiter

David is a Senior Technical Recruiter helping tech companies find candidates. We talk about his story of getting into the industry, how recruitment agencies works, the advantages, and disadvantages of working with a recruiter, why they are being vague with some...

#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,...