Progression Podcast

Progression Podcast

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As makers, we’re great at designing and building products and experiences that people love. But one thing that we still can’t do effectively is design our own careers. With the help of regular contributors and special guests, I dig into why that is, tackling questions around managing vs making, missing manager tools, soft and hard skills and training, compensation and navigating a new job that’s right for you. We want to help managers to build more satisfying careers for their teams, and designers and makers everywhere to do work they truly love.
#6: Jason Mesut on Online Mistakes and Designer Shapes
Dec 5 • 44 min
This week I’m on the pod with Jason Mesut, designer and mapper of design skills. We get into both his work over the last decade in mapping the shapes of designer across multiple companies, balancing family and being a designer, and being vulnerable online…
#5: Lauren Currie and Bud Caddell on making work fair
Nov 14 • 53 min
This week I chatted to Lauren Currie OBE, a service designer, blogger, passionate advocate of social issues, and managing director of NOBL here in the UK, as well as Bud Caddell, the founder of the California based organisational design consultancy. We…
#4: Jonny and Austin chitchat
Oct 15 • 43 min
Alongside talking to leaders in design and careers, I’ll be spending some episodes coming back to fine people like Austin Keeble to talk through ongoing progress of our projects and challenges that we see in the broader design industry with regards to…
#3: Jen Dary on Becoming a Manager and Taking a Break
Oct 10 • 39 min
This episode, I’m chatting to Jen Dary, a leadership coach, workshop organiser, writer and card-maker from California. Jen runs Plucky, a company focused on helping companies and their people create happier workplaces. We like that! We talk about the…
#2: Andy Budd on Ownership and UX titles
Oct 1 • 62 min
I take this episode to chat to Andy Budd, founder of design agency Clearleft, outspoken social media presence and organiser of several design conferences here in the UK. We talk about issues with designer titles, building an ownership mindset for your own…
Episode 1: Minimum Viable Podcast
Sep 4 • 54 min
In the first ever episode, I’m joined by fantastic designer and design educator Austin Keeble, for discussion on design progression, levelling and expectations at work. Among other things I ask Austin for feedback on the work in progress intro to my…