43 – The Power of Meaningful Motion with Author and Web/UI Animation Expert for Hire Val Head

In this episode we get to speak with Author and Web/UI animation expert for hire Val Head. We discuss Val’s childhood phobia of Mr. Rogers and the eerie coincidence of becoming a citizen of his hometown of Pittsburgh. We also talk about her musician days in the punk scene, and disclose her secret inspiration behind her Tom Cruise screencast: All The Right Moves.

Val is a web animation expert with a talent for getting designers and developers alike excited about the power of animation. She is the author of CSS Animation on lynda.com, and Designing Interface Animation published by Rosenfeld Media. Val shares her passion for web animation as the host of the All The Right Moves screencast,  co-host of the Motion and Meaning podcast, and curator of the weekly UI Animation Newsletter. A proud supporter of the web community, she co-founded the Web Design Day conference and runs Pittsburgh’s Girl Develop It Chapter. Val leads workshops at companies and conferences around the world on motion design for the web and loves every minute of it.

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42 – Start a Conference for UX + Product Managers w/ Principal Product Designer & co-founder of Front, Ben Peck

In this episode we talk with returning champion to the show, Principal Product Designer and co-founder of Front: Ben Peck.  Ben talks about his work, and the challenges he faces as a Product Designer at Needle. Then we talk about the last time Ben was on the show, why he started Front, and what has happened with Front since then, and what the future plans are for the conference.

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35 – Forking-up to Atomic Design & Spooning-up to Atomic Components w/ Sr JS Developer Joey Di Nardo

In this episode we talk to Senior JS Developer, Joey Di Nardo. We talk about his beginnings in computational musicology, his middle school programing in Unreal Engine as a Jedi Knight, to his current love for JS development. We also go into his build of Atomic Components: a conceptual fork of the Atomic Design principles established by the team behind Patternlab.io, designed to facilitate the creation and management of data-rich, scalable web and mobile applications.

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31 – IS COLLEGE WORTH IT! with, Senior Art Director Jason Heisel

In this episode we talk to Senior Art Director, Jason Heisel. We skip the milestones across the sea of Jason’s career, and splash the waters of his ambitions to become an accountant, yet diving into graphic design. We also provide the “Definitive Answer” to the question, “Is College Worth It”.

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