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Seasons & episodes

Fonz Morris
S1 E08 - Thursday Jun 16, 2022
Growth Design: A holistic approach to Product Design – Fonz Morris

Fonz Morris, the Lead Product Designer at Netflix, is enthusiastic about designing engaging, inspiring, and attractive experiences for people. He has worked with some of the most well-known companies in the world, including Coursera, Comcast, ESPN, and High 5 Games. He is a mentor, a DEI Advocate, a speaker, an advisor, an entrepreneur, and a self-taught designer.

Neal Foard
S1 E07 - Thursday Jun 9, 2022
Importance of Authenticity in Branding – Neal Foard

On this episode of UX Banter, we chat with Neal Foard who is the Chief Marketing Officer at Within Inc. He is an eloquent storyteller, a TED Talk Speaker, a creative thinker, and a strategic marketer.

Jawid Elyacy
S1 E06 - Thursday Jun 2, 2022
The Right Approach to UX Designing- Jawid Elyacy

Jawid Elyacy is a Senior Product Designer at Deloitte and has worked with some of the world’s most beloved brands such as Cisco, Mercedes-Benz, Bank of America and many more. He has over 10 years of experience in domains like automotive, IT, enterprise, web, banking, etc., as a UX designer.

Tim Rosenberg
S1 E05 - Thursday May 26, 2022
UX for Web 3.0 and the Metaverse – Tim Rosenberg

Tim Rosenberg is the Senior Product Designer | TEKsystems at Meta. Tim believes that with collaboration and vision, extraordinary things can be accomplished. He is a creative designer, technical developer, and also a mentor for the creative community. His specialties include, Product Design, UX&UI Design, Frontend Development, HTML5, CSS3, and SASS.

Alp Turgut
S1 E04 - Thursday May 19, 2022
A Designer’s Guide to Working in Tech – Alp Turgut

In this episode our host Dushyant Kanungo sat down with our guest Alp Turgut, UX/UI Design Lead & Creative Director of ArtX Design Studio. He has vast experience in the field and has worked with well-known companies like Nike, Atlassian, Rolls-Royce, Salesforce, O2, Zalando, and many more. He is a speaker, mentor, consultant, and an award-winning creative freelancer.

Daniel Buzzo
S1 E03 - Thursday May 12, 2022
The Actual Interaction Design is Underneath! – Daniel Buzzo

Daniel Buzzo is the professor of Interaction Design at CODE University, Berlin. Interestingly enough, Daniel makes art with machines. From writing books, blogs, films, filmography, photography, design research to sculpture art, he is a master of all with a dynamic personality.

Alp Turgut
S1 E02 - Thursday May 5, 2022
A Holistic Experience – Beyond UX and CX – Fergus Roche

Fergus Roche, Design Director at Valtech is our guest today. Fergus strives to lead change with user-centric design. He is a master of many domains helping organizations to research, innovate, and enable a digital transformation through user-centered design. An excellent problem solver and a critical thinker.

Felix Lee
S1 E01 - Thursday Apr 28, 2022
Design is about Understanding Different Complexities – Felix Lee

Felix Lee is our very first guest on the UX Banter Podcast. Felix is the Co Founder at ADPList having a vision to inspire powerful conversations and collaborations among members of the design community.

Andy Markov-website
S2 E07 - Wednesday Nov 9, 2022
Creating Future of Product Design – Andy Markov

Andy Markov is the CEO of Within Inc. and a veteran UX executive leader with nearly 30 years of professional experience. Nurturing brands like Ferrari, Citibank, Sony, and L'oreal, Andy is an expert in information architecture and web business. A successful business strategist and angel investor, his heart lies in design thinking, and a lot of brands including NETGEAR and Mastercard have leveraged his insights on how to make their product more accessible, and more user-friendly.

Steve Cleff
S2 E06 - Wednesday Nov 2, 2022
Designing Solutions That Make a Difference – Steve Cleff

Steve Cleff is a gifted artist eager to develop innovative solutions for end users. From financial futures and workplace connections to breast cancer, he manages cross-functional teams to create elegant and innovative digital solutions that raise the bar. The Senior Director of UX at Comfy, Steve is an accomplished designer and artist whose works have appeared as the posters for several films including Neil Gaiman's Dream Dangerously.

Shannon Kelly
S2 E05 - Wednesday Oct 19, 2022
Embracing the Unicorn Style for Better Product Designs – Shannon Kelly

Shannon Kelly is a famous UX Designer known to marry business needs, marketing targets, and user-focused goals together. Drawing inspiration from a number of data-driven approaches like analytics and conversion rate optimization, she has helped brands like Fathom, New way and UMC see new horizons of success. A committed volunteer for UXPA Cleveland Board and a consultant for Usborne Books and More, Shannon Kelly is the UX Digital Strategist at Overdrive.

Kevin Tuskey
S2 E04 - Wednesday Oct 12, 2022
Prioritizing the user in UX – Kevin Tuskey

Kevin Tuskey is an award-winning product designer with over 15 years of experience in creating clean and elegant user interfaces. Strategic thinking and problem-solving come naturally to him, making him one of the most promising design leaders in the world. Meet Kevin Tuskey, the Director of Design at SingleStone.

Jessica Robison
S2 E03 - Wednesday Oct 5, 2022
Research is the Recipe for a Good Design -Jessica Robison

Jessica Robison is the Product Design Leader at Tamr and is a pro at providing digital design solutions for data-driven enterprises. Her work in the retail and lifestyle sector nurtures her in-depth understanding of user preferences, thus making her a deft designer who is always ready for challenges. An advocate of civil rights and animal welfare, Jessica has raised the benchmark for domains like client management and data science.

Florentin Hortopan
S2 E02 - Wednesday Sep 28, 2022
Design tells the story of the future – Florentin Hortopan

Florentin Hortopan is not a conventional design leader. Converting diverse skills to achieve success in digital design, he has redefined design strategies for cross-brand platforms, including Airbnb, GoPro, and Apple. Developing the human experience from component design to CMS design, Florentin is the Assistant Director of UX at Critical Mass. And to our surprise, he is an equally competent rhinoceros master and teacher.

April Starr
S2 E01 - Monday Sep 19, 2022
UX for All – Making Design a Public Utility – April Starr

April Starr, the Director of Experience Research at Motorola Solutions, is creating an impact on public safety with her insight-driven designs. A faculty at the Illinois Institute of Technology's Institute of Design, April has developed cancerworksheets.com to help cancer patients deal with their medical conditions. An altruist at heart, April is a problem-solver who loves to take complex challenges to come up with exciting and efficient design solutions.

S3-E13 - Thursday Sep 7, 2023
Amplifying Diversity in Design: A Discussion with Jonelle Chandler

In this episode, we are joined by Jonelle Chandler - Partner and Chief Creative Officer at Qualified Digital. A dynamic design leader dedicated to empowering diverse design thinkers and bridging the gender and ethnic gap in tech. She actively mentors through programs like Built By Girls, ADPList, Women in Wireless, Blacks Who Design, and the Invision Design Leadership Forum, excelling in crafting innovative digital experiences by harmonizing business objectives, technology, data, and creativity.

S3-E12 - Thursday Aug 31, 2023
Crafting Immersive Experiences: The Role of Storytelling in CX & UX Design – Hans Forsman

In this episode, we are joined by Hans Forsman, an award-winning Creative Director known for his "can do" attitude and strategic brand expertise. With a remarkable track record, he's transformed goals into unforgettable results, crafting brand stories and cutting-edge campaigns. From Reebok to HBO Now, Hans has left his creative mark across diverse industries.

S3 E11 - Thursday Aug 24, 2023
Get ready to dive into the creative path with Praveen Nambupitchai

Discover the insights, challenges, and triumphs that have shaped this captivating evolution!

S3 E10 - Thursday Aug 17, 2023
Exploring the Intersection of Art and UX Design – Jarek Kucharczyk

In this episode, we are joined by Jarek Kucharczyk, the Design Lead at DIFF—a true polymath, spanning art, education, and innovation. From teaching design to rocking out with his metal band and crafting captivating oil paintings, his creativity knows no limits. With over 22 years of experience, he effortlessly melds user-centered design and Shopify brands for exceptional experiences. His commitment to innovation has led to partnerships with Nestle, Samsung, and Discovery Channel.

S3 E09 - Thursday Aug 10, 2023
The power of user-centered design-Mindy League

In this episode, we are joined by Mindy League, the UX Director at Elevated Third. A true master of design thinking, research, and UX expertise, she has the remarkable ability to align business objectives with user needs, making her a valuable asset to enterprise stakeholders. With a unique blend of empathy, design thinking, and research expertise, she crafts exceptional product experiences for top global brands like HP, Emerson, and IBM.

S3 E08 - Thursday Jul 27, 2023
Decoding the Art of Design and the Science of Influence – Bruno Serge

Join us in this episode with Bruno Serge, Sr. Manager of Product Design at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. With over two decades of cross-disciplinary design, writing, and technology leadership experience, Bruno is a true creative mastermind. From renowned brands like Guitar Hero, Blizzard, and Bungie to contributing to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's success, he solves complex human problems with boundless creativity, leaving a lasting impact on the design industry.

S3 E07 - Thursday Jul 20, 2023
Designing with Empathy: The Psychology Behind UX – Ana Bel Campos

Our guest is Ana Bel Campos, the Director of User Experience Design at Exygy. With 17 years of experience, Ana is a powerhouse in design and product management. She embraces fundamentals, explores new ideas, and puts the user at the heart of the design process. Known for her expertise in storytelling, product strategy, and growth, Ana combines creative freedom with a strong product management background to create impactful user experiences.

S3 E06 - Thursday Jul 13, 2023
Design Systems: Enabling Scalable and Future-Proof Products – Tiago Estrada

On this episode we are joining Tiago Estrada, a multitalented guest and the Director of Experience Design at Kenvue. With an impressive track record of nearly 25 years in product design for renowned brands like Citibank, Amex, and Ferrari, Tiago brings extensive expertise in AI Conversational Interfaces and global e-commerce. As a design ninja, he excels in Omni & multi-channel retail, and his fluency in Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian, and English adds to his diverse skill set.

S3 E05 - Thursday Jul 6, 2023
From Tech Geek to UX Innovator: Navigating the Path of Design and Research- Carmen Branje

On this episode we are joining Carmen Branje, the Director of Product Design at Maple. With over 15 years of experience and a wealth of academic achievements, including a Ph.D., Carmen is an exceptional designer, driven by a deep passion for serving others. Through his expertise in design, research, development, and teaching, he has consistently crafted innovative solutions that have a profound positive impact on those in need. Carmen's unwavering commitment to his craft and his dedication to helping others make him a true inspiration in the world of design.

S3 E04 - Thursday Jun 29, 2023
Unveiling UX Complexity: A Multifaceted Design Role – Lacey Picazo

In this episode, we are joined by Lacey Picazo, the Founder & CEO of ZoCo Design. She is an award-winning creative force known for her expertise in transforming and growing nonprofits, startups, and Fortune 500 clients. Lacey is also a renowned speaker and presenter, and a member of the prestigious Business First 2016 Forty Under 40 class.

S3 E03 - Thursday Jun 22, 2023
Designing a Better Future: Exploring Innovation & Problem-Solving – Philip

Philip Wallage, Sr. Freelance UX Designer, ASML, is a master of the digital space. With over two decades of expertise, he serves as a brilliant mentor and advisor to entrepreneurs and startups, guiding them toward success in the digital realm. Philip is known for his innovative problem-solving skills and strategic thinking, leaving no stone unturned in his pursuit of innovation.

S3 E02 - Friday Jun 16, 2023
The Evolution of Branding and Product Design – David Landa

In this episode of UX Banter, we are joined by Mr. David Landa, Partner, and Executive Design Director at Free Association. With a passion for design, he helps brands create value through innovative product design, brand strategy, and team leadership. Specializing in Innovation, Brand Strategy, Prototyping, Storytelling, and UX/UI Evolution, David is an expert in navigating complex design and innovation challenges.

1 Doug Appleton
S3 E01 - Thursday Jun 8, 2023
Inside the Mind of an Emmy Nominee: Animating Marvel-lous Stories – Doug Appleton

We are excited to have Doug Appleton, the Chief Creative Director at Perception, and an Emmy award nominee with us. He has shown his exceptional skills as the lead animator for the opening sequences of blockbuster movies like Avengers Age of Ultron and Black Panther Wakanda Forever. Doug is an expert in motion graphics design, user experience, and visual effects with over 13 years of experience in the field.

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