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Bringing clarity to how the best companies approach, communicate, and deploy design. We’ve hand-picked the design industry’s 25 greatest influencers and change-makers to bring you 1000min of deep-dive conversation. Hosted by Bobby Ghoshal and Jared ...Show More

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A Talk at AIGA: Designers, make this ONE mindset change in 2018 to drive massive business value

28:00 | Jan 3rd, 2018

Our co-host, Bobby, was an opening speaker at AIGA Conference 2017. Bobby breaks down why the design industry has lost touch with customers and how specialized roles in design continue to fuel the problem. He also offers a mindset change to help your...Show More

BONUS EPISODE: How we made High Resolution + other community questions

1:03:17 | Sep 17th, 2017

This bonus episode will officially bring season one of High Resolution to a close. We received a flurry of emails and questions from the community over the past six or so months, we curated twelve questions for this final episode and managed to stay ...Show More

FINALE! #25: This final episode gets fiery with Bobby and Jared as they down 3 Japanese whiskies and go beyond design

1:19:15 | Jul 30th, 2017

Bobby Ghoshal (co-founder of Candid Co.) and Jared Erondu (Design at Lattice) are the co-hosts of High Resolution. In this episode, they turn the cameras—and the questions—on themselves to ask each other 10 questions. From how they both got started ...Show More

PREVIEW FINALE #25: The 3 P's you should look for in any job + what sucks about the design industry

10:03 | Jul 28th, 2017

In this preview, we drew up 10 questions for each other and things got fiery! Bobby explains the 3 P's you should look for in any job and Jared shares what ticks him off about the design industry. This is the season finale, tune in for the full episo...Show More

#24: Buzzfeed’s VP Design, Cap Watkins, on effective management and company culture that empowers

1:10:07 | Jul 23rd, 2017

Cap Watkins is the VP of Design at Buzzfeed. In this episode, he explains how to apply design to any business challenge, what managers can do to create a more productive environment, and how companies can create a culture that empowers their best pe...Show More

PREVIEW #24: Making business decisions without being a rebel and why your happiness at work is mostly your responsibility

08:49 | Jul 21st, 2017

Cap Watkins is the VP of Design at Buzzfeed. In this preview, he shares how you can circumvent red-tape and make decisions without being a rebel. He also shares why your personal happiness at work is your responsibility while shining light on where m...Show More

#23: How the best design recruiter in the country, Judy Wert, seeks out the top 1% of designers

58:16 | Jul 16th, 2017

Judy Wert is the co-founder of Wert & Company, a leading international executive search firm specializing in design – for top tier startups and Fortune 500 corps. In this episode, she shares how she’s been recruiting the best designers for more than...Show More

PREVIEW #23: The two most important areas of focus for your career, also what inexperienced designers should think about

07:22 | Jul 14th, 2017

Judy Wert is the co-founder of Wert & Company, a leading international executive search firm specializing in design – for top tier startups and Fortune 500 corps. Here she tells us what the two most important areas of focus should be in career develo...Show More

#22: Pinterest Head of Design, August De Los Reyes, on ending disability through better design

39:40 | Jul 9th, 2017

August de los Reyes is the Head of Design & Research at Pinterest. In this episode, he shares how a personal life event forever altered his outlook on design, what inclusive design means to him, and why diverse teams have the best shot at combatting...Show More

PREVIEW #22: These awesome innovations stemmed from disability, plus how Pinterest's August de los Reyes sees design

06:33 | Jul 6th, 2017

August de los Reyes is the Head of Design & Research at Pinterest. In this preview he shares how disability frames his perspective on design and shows us a lineage of great product innovations that stemmed from disability.

#21: Designer Fund's Ben Blumenfeld on how designers can become successful founders

1:04:51 | Jul 2nd, 2017

Ben Blumenfeld is the co-director of Designer Fund, where he helps designers build businesses with meaningful impact. Before Designer Fund, Ben was the 5th designer at Facebook. In this episode, he explains how designers can become successful founde...Show More

PREVIEW #21: Would Designer Fund have invested in Mark Zuckerberg in 2004? Ben Blumenfeld also shares whether the fund is an experiment

08:57 | Jun 30th, 2017

Ben Blumenfeld is the co-director of Designer Fund, where he helps designers build businesses with meaningful impact. Before Designer Fund, Ben was the 5th designer at Facebook. In this preview he delves into whether he thinks the fund is an experime...Show More

#20: Slack Head of Comms Design, Kristy Tillman, on breaking through the mold and improving diversity

1:03:03 | Jun 25th, 2017

Kristy Tillman is the Head of Communication Design at Slack. In this episode, she talks about what it’s like building a team from scratch and how brand and communication design plays a role in an organization. She also explains why diversity is less ...Show More

PREVIEW #20: Slack's Kristy Tillman holds our hand through racial biases at work and stereotype threats

08:07 | Jun 22nd, 2017

Kristy Tillman is the Head of Communication Design at Slack. We asked how managers might navigate racial or cultural biases when making a decision to promote someone. This was a very eye-opening moment in the High Resolution series. Get early access...Show More

#19: Enter this mega-master's mind – Jared Spool of UIE sharpens our UX thinking within an hour

1:12:54 | Jun 18th, 2017

Jared Spool is a co-founder of Center Centre and the founder of UIE. In 2016, with Dr. Leslie Jensen-Inman, he opened Center Centre, a new design school in Chattanooga, TN to create the next generation of industry-ready UX Designers. In this episode...Show More

PREVIEW #19: Jared Spool crystalizes the 3 stages of UX design maturity and how we can evolve into them

11:04 | Jun 16th, 2017

Jared M. Spool is a co-founder of Center Centre and the founder of UIE. In 2016, with Dr. Leslie Jensen-Inman, he opened Center Centre, a new design school in Chattanooga, TN to create the next generation of industry-ready UX Designers. In this prev...Show More

#18: Autodesk VP of Design, Maria Giudice, on taking your shot and the rise of the Design Executive Officer

1:21:50 | Jun 11th, 2017

Maria Giudice is the VP of Experience Design at Autodesk and co-author of “Rise of the DEO.” In this episode, she shares how artists can become CEOs, explains what a Design Executive Officer is, and speaks on the skills designers can develop today t...Show More

PREVIEW #18: The rise of the Design Executive Officer (DEO)

07:35 | Jun 8th, 2017

Maria Giudice is the VP of Experience Design at Autodesk and co-author of "Rise of the DEO." In this preview she discusses the key differences and advantages between behaving like a DEO versus a CEO. Get early access to Maria’s episode here: http://...Show More

#17: Instagram Head of Design, Ian Spalter, on launching Stories and what's next for their product

52:01 | Jun 4th, 2017

Ian Spalter is the Head of Design at Instagram. In this episode, he talks about his experiences working with agencies vs. startups, how to build a design team as a company matures, and how a company the size of Instagram manages to iterate so quickly...Show More

PREVIEW #17: How you can get hired into Instagram's design team, with Ian Spalter, Head of Design at Instagram

08:56 | Jun 2nd, 2017

Ian Spalter is the Head of Design at Instagram. In this preview, we discuss what it takes to become a member of the Instagram design team, how designers can feel empowered and how his agency-background has shaped the way he thinks about storytelling....Show More

#16: IDEO's Tom Kelley is Design Thinking's ultimate disciple, hear him make the case for it

1:03:33 | May 28th, 2017

Tom Kelley is a Partner at IDEO. He's an author of Creative Confidence, The Art of Innovation, and The Ten Faces of Innovation. In this episode, he explains the true definition of innovation and what it takes to build your creative confidence. FOL...Show More

PREVIEW #16: IDEO's Tom Kelley on "Vu Ja De" the art of beginner's-mind and losing creativity at a young age

08:43 | May 25th, 2017

Tom Kelley is a Partner at IDEO. He's an author of Creative Confidence, The Art of Innovation, and The Ten Faces of Innovation. In this preview he shares why developing beginner's-mind is a game-changing skill, plus why we lose our creativity at a yo...Show More

#15: Master communicator, Stephen Gates, on why creativity done properly is blue collar work

1:04:19 | May 21st, 2017

Stephen Gates is the Global Head of Design at Citi. In this episode, he explains why creativity is really a blue-collar profession, how to unlock your design process, and defines how a business should really think about "innovation." FOLLOW US Twi...Show More

PREVIEW #15: A three-time Adobe MAX master speaker, Stephen Gates, shares a blueprint on how to communicate better

08:06 | May 18th, 2017

Stephen Gates is a master communicator. So much of what we do as designers boils down to our ability to communicate clearly and tailor our message, voice and tone for the "room" we're in. This preview sheds light on the blueprint we can use to get th...Show More

#14: Google Material Design Lead shares origin story of Google's design vision

1:00:42 | May 14th, 2017

Rich Fulcher leads Material Design and Engineering at Google. In this episode, he walks us through the story of how Material Design came out, what's involved in building your own design system, and the importance of investing in your design culture a...Show More

PREVIEW #14: Google's Head of Material Design on how to get hired and promoted at Google Design

08:57 | May 11th, 2017

Rich Fulcher is leads Google's Material Design UX and Engineering unit. In this preview he shares insights into what Google looks for in their design candidates and what a designer's career ladder at Google looks like. This full episode goes live on...Show More

#13: Microsoft Design Director, Kat Holmes, on the importance of designing for "one-size-fits-one"

1:22:48 | May 7th, 2017

Kat Holmes was most recently Microsoft's Principal Director for Inclusive Design. In this episode, we define inclusive design, explore how to apply it to our own work, and learn why designing for the "average" or "normal" person is the old way of des...Show More

PREVIEW #13: How Microsoft's Kat Holmes and co. convinced CEO, Satya Nadella to re-tool design at Microsoft to be human-centered

10:33 | May 4th, 2017

Kat Holmes, Dir. Inclusive Design, was part of a core group of designers who paved a new road for Microsoft's products by focusing on human-centered and inclusive design principles. It didn't happen overnight though. Their breakthrough method had to ...Show More

#12: Gentry Underwood on collective intelligence and building Mailbox into a $100M email app

1:07:50 | Apr 30th, 2017

Gentry Underwood is the co-founder of Mailbox. In this episode, he explains the benefits of design being a “we” vs an “I” issue, how to be your most productive self, and discusses what it took to turn Mailbox into a $100 million acquisition within 30...Show More

PREVIEW #12: Mailbox's co-founder shares why playing "devil's advocate" can be lazy and an energy destroyer on creative endeavors

10:17 | Apr 27th, 2017

Gentry Underwood was the CEO and co-founder of renowned app "Mailbox." In this preview he shares why playing the "Devil's advocate" is only half the equation and how it can be an energy destroyer. He also walks us through why "plodding," a term he le...Show More

#11: Behance Founder, Scott Belsky, on maximizing creative output and the role constraints play

54:44 | Apr 23rd, 2017

Scott Belsky is the co-founder of Behance and investor at Benchmark Capital. In this episode, we discuss how to maximize your creative output, how constraints can – and should – be used to boost productivity, and the patterns most seen in successful ...Show More

PREVIEW #11: Scott Belsky discusses why he believes design agencies are a vestige from the past. Also, what freelancers, agency designers and client-side designers can learn from each other.

08:11 | Apr 20th, 2017

Scott Belsky co-founded Behance and has spent years trying to understand how the best designers in the world are able to make meaningful contributions. In this preview he touches on the differences between freelancers, agency designers and client-sid...Show More

#10: Facebook Head of Design, Luke Woods, on design's true impact and creating for 2 billion people

1:10:36 | Apr 16th, 2017

Luke Woods is the Head of Design at Facebook. In this episode, he discusses leading a team that designs for nearly 2 billion users, how he got to his position, and what role he thinks design plays in such a contentious political climate. FOLLOW US...Show More

PREVIEW #10: Zuck personally recruits Luke Woods to Facebook, Luke decides to work on "Growth" and shares his early learnings

08:53 | Apr 13th, 2017

After Mark Zuckerberg personally recruited Luke Woods from IDEO as a product designer, Luke chose to work on the new "Growth team." There, he discovered the ability to use data to deeply understand people and how to design for the differences between...Show More

#9: Spotify VP Design and Insights, Rochelle King, on being data aware, debating your ideas, and being heard

59:00 | Apr 9th, 2017

Rochelle King is the Global VP of Product Design and Insights at Spotify. In this episode, she discusses the difference between teams being data-informed, data-aware and data-driven, why our "data friends" are a designer's greatest ally, and how she...Show More

PREVIEW #9: Do your ideas go unheard? The H.I.P.P.O problem might be why! Rochelle King of Spotify shares some advice.

08:20 | Apr 6th, 2017

Rochelle King is the Head of Design and Insights at Spotify. In this preview she discusses the H.I.P.P.O (Highest Paid Person's Opinion) problem and how to know if you are a H.I.P.P.O or how to get one to listen to you. She also talks about why she i...Show More

#8: John Maeda on the three types of design, the four quarters of life, and diversity

55:57 | Apr 2nd, 2017

John Maeda is the Head of Design and Inclusion at Automattic. In this episode, we discuss how he turned RISD into the best design school in the country, why inclusivity is the secret weapon on design teams, and why design is ultimately about the cust...Show More

PREVIEW #8: Paul Rand imparts sage advice to John Maeda where he urges people not to buy into the “starving artist” myth

06:31 | Mar 30th, 2017

John Maeda tells us about the sage advice Paul Rand gave him at the ripe age of 82 about finding what you love to do and how important it is not to buy into the myth of the starving artist. This episode goes live on April 3rd, want access on March 3...Show More

#7: GV Design Partner, Daniel Burka, on prototyping your way to massive influence

1:08:01 | Mar 26th, 2017

Daniel Burka is a Design Partner at GV. In this episode he discusses how designers can elevate their position in a boardroom, the Google Design Sprint, and why he thinks the sprint is the equivalent of the scientific method for businesses. FOLLOW ...Show More

PREVIEW #7: According to Daniel Burka, here's the sneakiest thing designers can do at work and in meetings

10:41 | Mar 22nd, 2017

Daniel Burka is a design partner at GV and a master of the Google Design Sprint. In this preview he shares the one thing designers can do in meetings and at work to build their influence and essentially become the center of the conversation when they...Show More

#6: IBM Head of Design, Phil Gilbert, wields $100M and 1,300 designers to bring design back to IBM's roots

1:26:06 | Mar 19th, 2017

Phil Gilbert is the GM and Head of Design at IBM. In this episode, he discusses creating IBM's proprietary design thinking methodology, their own design school for new graduates, and what he's going to do with the $100 Million that IBM has entrusted ...Show More

PREVIEW #6: Over 1,300 IBM designers use a lightweight tactic called "hills" to align entire teams and how you can too

08:23 | Mar 16th, 2017

IBM's Head of Design, Phil Gilbert, has taught his 1,300+ person design team to use "hills," a lightweight tactic to align entire cross-functional teams on highly complex projects. Hills are a way to clarify what you're going to do for a user or a s...Show More

#5: Design VP, Kate Aronowitz, on how designers can earn their seat at the business table

1:08:23 | Mar 13th, 2017

Kate Aronowitz was the Design VP at Wealthfront. Before that, she was a Design Director at Facebook where she built their team from 20-200 world class designers under Mark Zuckerberg. In this episode, she discusses her early days building facebook's...Show More

PREVIEW #5: 10x-ing Facebook’s design team with Mark Zuckerberg and Chamath Palihapitiya’s insane growth goals

10:38 | Mar 9th, 2017

Kate Aronowitz was fundamental to growing Facebook's design team from 20 to over 200 designers, working alongside Mark Zuckerberg himself. She also instrumented their first ever "growth" team with designers who have evolved the way we think about ope...Show More

#4: Ebay's VP Design & Global Creative Director, Dave Lippman, lessons from Apple & Ebay on dancing between data and intuition

1:01:02 | Mar 6th, 2017

Ebay's VP Design and Global Creative Director, Dave Lippman, shares his experience designing at Apple and Ebay, the differences in their approach to data vs. intuition, and how he's learned to dance between the two. FOLLOW US Twitter: http://twitt...Show More

PREVIEW #4: Design is expensive, designers are a pain, and we're going to take a divot out of your profits

05:45 | Mar 2nd, 2017

Convincing business leaders to invest in design isn't an easy task, but it's possible. Learn the things that eBay's VP of Design, Dave Lippman, focuses on when having these conversations with stakeholders. This episode goes live on Mar 6th, want acc...Show More

#3: Omada Health’s CMO, Andréa Mallard, on why design is too important to be left to designers

58:46 | Feb 27th, 2017

Andréa Mallard, Chief Marketing Officer at Omada Health, explains how design should be looked at as a connective tissue that extends throughout an entire company. FOLLOW US Twitter: http://twitter.com/highrespodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/h...Show More

PREVIEW #3: Pixar, The Wizard of Oz, and the stories we tell ourselves

04:54 | Feb 23rd, 2017

What do Pixar, The Wizard of Oz, and your app's onboard flow have in common? Storytelling. It's a powerful tool that designers can leverage when creating experiences for customers. But how do you actually do it? Andrea explains... This episode goes ...Show More

#2: Uber’s Director of Design, Didier Hilhorst, on what it took to redesign a global product

1:04:24 | Feb 19th, 2017

Didier Hilhorst, Design Director at Uber, shares how his graduate degree in economics helps mold him as a designer and, in turn, shape how he and his team redesigned Uber from the ground up. FOLLOW US Twitter: http://twitter.com/highrespodcast Fac...Show More

PREVIEW #2: How Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick, empowers the design team

06:50 | Feb 16th, 2017

Executive buy-in goes a long way for design. Learn how Uber's CEO interacts with the design team on a daily basis, and how that set the stage for a groundbreaking app redesign. This episode goes live on Feb 20th, want access on the 17th instead? Sub...Show More

#1: Airbnb's Director of Experience, Katie Dill, tells us why Airbnb uses "stories" to design

45:20 | Feb 10th, 2017

In our world premiere, Katie Dill, Director of Experience Design at Airbnb, channels her inner “Steve Jobs” to explain how design at Airbnb is not just how it looks, but how it works, both in the workplace and on the screen. Rebranding Airbnb – Laun...Show More

PREVIEW #1: How Airbnb planned its rebrand

04:01 | Feb 10th, 2017

Launching rebrands is hard. So what was it like the morning after Airbnb launched theirs? Katie walks us through the process used and how the design team was prepared for the world’s reception.