Episodes

UX Hiring at Google with Earl Friedberg

How does UX hiring at Google work? Earl Friedberg, UX Lead on Gmail and Google Chat, covers the entire candidates funnel and some of the specific hiring steps, such as the portfolio walkthrough and whiteboard exercise. What makes these steps successful? How can candidates set themselves up for...

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UX hiring realities, Part 2 with Morgane Peng

We’re excited to bring Morgane back to talk about the remaining hiring realities for finding the best UX candidate. She covers points on how to leverage different application channels, why hard skills are overrated, why you need to be mindful of cultural differences, how you shouldn’t fake it, why...

Mirela Ignat

The UX Design Challenge with Mirela Ignat

Mirela Ignat, UX Lead at Provably Fair, describes what to look for in a successful design challenge. An ideal candidate takes advantage of storytelling when presenting work and has emotional maturity to accept feedback. In order to stand out, the solution should be simple and realistic, unlike the...

Equity, stock options and negotiation with Adrienne Hunter Wong

From stock options to funding rounds, Adrienne outlines how startup compensation is evaluated differently than what you get from a regular corporate job. UXers need to decide the pros and cons between a publicly traded company and a younger startup, looking at benefits and promotional/growth...

Morgane Peng

UX hiring realities with Morgane Peng

If being passionate about design isn’t enough to stand out, then what is? Morgane Peng, Director of Experience Design at Societe Generale Banking, describes the hiring realities that UX candidates face in landing their first jobs. Some of these aspects are often overlooked but Morgane guides us on...

Season 2, Episode 2 with Karla Fernandes

UX Freelancing while traveling with Karla Fernandes

To become a traveling UX Designer, Karla Fernandes, UI/UX Designer, describes her world of freelancing while living in more than 11 countries. She walks us through how building a strong portfolio, investing in a network of clients and making customers happy are key to landing dream freelance jobs...

Season 2, Episode 1 with Adrienne Hunter Wong

UX Hiring at Startups with Adrienne Hunter Wong

What do startups look for when hiring UX Designers? Adrienne Hunter Wong, Head of Design at Dataquest, highlights the differences between working for a startup and a big corporation, and how they evaluate portfolios/case studies in the hiring process. They also dive deep in how to stand out as...