63 – Talking Co-op Business with Interaction Designer Matthew Tyas

In this episode we get to speak with Interaction Designer at Co-op Digital and co-founder of ManchestersFinest.com, Matthew Tyas. We talk about the value of co-op businesses and the story of Co-operative Group Limited, one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives, owned by millions of members. The narrative of its latest growth is how it’s gone from a design team of three to a digital team of over 200 in just over a year.

We also discuss the origin of Manchester’s Finest and how Matthew and his friend saw a unique opportunity to service Manchester businesses with an authentic voice.

Then we get into Matthew’s passion for music via Heavy Crates, a UK based record label born from a crew of long time crate diggers, producers, Dj’s and graffiti artists promoting some of the finest new underground Hip Hop from across the world.

About Matthew

I’m an interaction designer and front-end developer from Manchester UK. This means I spend my time sketching and building prototypes to validate user needs, service and journey mapping and building sweet, sweet front-end. Read more https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-tyas-74b24717/

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23 – Master your freelance career with Web designer and Developer Jonathan Snook

In this episode we talk to Web designer and developer, Jonathan Snook. We discuss his career journey from Yahoo and Shopify to his current freelance venture. Over the last two decades in the web industry, he has done back-end development, front-end development, UX design, and product management. Jonathan has written a couple books including the self-published book, Scalable and Modular Architecture for CSS (SMACSS). He writes about tips, tricks, and bookmarks on his blog, Snook.ca, and shares his knowledge via talks and workshops at conferences around the world.

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17 – Creator of Level Up Tutorials, Senior Front-End Developer Scott Tolinski

This episode we talk to the Creator of Level Up Tutorials, Senior Front-End Developer Scott Tolinski. We discuss his transition from breakdancing concussion, to the birth of Level Up Tutorials. We also go into detail on Scott’s upcoming tutorials, and new technologies he is looking forward to.

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15 – Professional Tennis Player turn Senior Art Director with Marianne Sibille

This episode we talk to Senior Art Director Marianne Sibille. We discuss the challenges of working remotely from Bulgaria for a company in the USA. We also go into detail of what it’s like being a parent in the tech industry and how to manage your time for leveling-up your skills. Additional, there might be bee conversation and how to get your honey buzz 🙂

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