57 – Roles, Titles, & Responsibilities with Quintin Lodge

In this episode we get to speak with Creative Direction and Design human, Quintin Lodge. We talk with Quintin about career roles/titles and how the industry distributes its hierarchy of responsibility and ownership. We also discuss empathy: empathy for the user and being able to empathize with what the customer wants.

About Quintin

Avid snowboarder, creative director, product designer, father, and husband. I help companies define and design new products as well as re-imagine existing ones. Recently launched Spring for iOS and helped Square re-imagine their products and services across multiple platforms. Currently working as Executive Creative Director at Spring, Inc.

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56 – Librarianship of the Internet with Lou Rosenfeld

In this episode we get to speak with the founder and publisher of Rosenfeld Media, Lou Rosenfeld. We explore Lou’s career journey from Library Science to UX to Information Architecture and now Publishing.

Lou Rosenfeld is Rosenfeld Media’s founder and publisher. Like many user experience folk, Lou started somewhere (library science), made his way somewhere else (information architecture), and has ended up in an entirely different place (publishing). Lou spent most of his career in information architecture consulting, first as founder of Argus Associates and later as an independent consultant. He co-founded the Information Architecture Institute, the IA Summit, and the User Experience Network. And he does know something about publishing, having edited or co-authored five books, including the IA “bible,” Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, and Search Analytics for Your Site, and published over 30 more at Rosenfeld Media.

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55 – Down Wit SVG? Yeah You Know Me with Chris Coyier

In this episode we get to speak with “CSS MAN”, Chris Coyier. We talk with Chris about his new book PRACTICAL SVG, and dive into some of the reasons that our community doesn’t reach for SVG when we should. The conversation get’s into the details of his new book, and then we connect it back to Chris’s next speaking event at An Event Apart in April. Then we discuss the recent redesign of CSS-Tricks, and the logic behind the quick update. Then we talk about how Chris and Dave started the ShopTalk Show podcast, and the behind the scenes work that goes into each episode. We might talk about other stuff like CodePen too, but it’s hard to tell by the quality of the internet service in Miami-Dade County.

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54 – Paddle Your Way to Success with Entrepreneur and Strategist Rob Alfieri

In this episode we get to speak with Entrepreneur and Strategist, Rob Alfieri. We talk about Rob’s career journey and how he helps to cultivate the business culture of Sarasota. We explore Rob’s entrepreneurial passion and ability for getting like-minded people together as one of the founding members of the HUB. We also discuss how to maintain the direction of an evolving company and how to balance expectations while retaining talent. We also go into Rob’s occupational ventures such as Offrs, The HUB, SUP Sarasota, and numerous others.

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