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Brendan Kearns

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Brendan Kearns - switching from business to UX and how to start your own design agency

Design Huddle - Top Rated Design Podcast

In this episode, we are speaking to Brendan Kearns, a designer who has worked at Twitter, InVision, and Google. He has recently set up his agency and now works with clients from Europe to Silicon Valley. We discuss how he started as a Business Major at college, transitioned to agency life, and ended up in Silicon Valley. Brendan gives great advice to those who want to start their own design business and his ambitions as a founder of his agency. We also talk about the time Trump advisor, Anthony Scaramouchi followed him on Twitter and the discussion they had via DMs concerning UX design.

33mins

22 Mar 2021

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The path of a creative entrepreneur with Brendan Kearns

The Happy Startup School

Brendan Kearns is a designer and founder of Studio Rival. For many people his career path is already a mark of success having worked at Twitter, Invision and Google. But like most creative entrepreneurs he has his own definition of success that isn’t driven by money or status.In this episode we talk about his time working for tech giants, his view on the role of designers and what it means to him to be an entrepreneur.Brendan is definitely values driven and you’ll hear about how he puts those values into action when choosing clients. He’s also pragmatic and looks at the bigger picture of what he’s trying to achieve rather than being too strict with his values. For instance, even if there isn’t an exact values match with the client, if the money is good enough he’ll see it as an opportunity to create change in the organisation and also fund other projects that he believes in.Like myself and Laurence, Brendan took an unorthodox route into his profession, studying at a business school before becoming a designer. This has meant he’s been able to look at things differently and not be conditioned by orthodox training. Rather than being T-shaped he aspires to be comb-shaped. This means, instead of being a specialist in one area he’d rather have a good knowledge of a broad set of disciplines.If you’re a creative professional looking to make the leap or you’re an early stage entrepreneur wanting to be assured you’re on the right path then this episode is for you.

55mins

28 Feb 2020

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The path of a creative entrepreneur with Brendan Kearns

The Happy Entrepreneur Podcast

Brendan Kearns is a designer and founder of Studio Rival. For many people his career path is already a mark of success having worked at Twitter, Invision and Google. But like most creative entrepreneurs he has his own definition of success that isn’t driven by money or status. In this episode we talk about his time working for tech giants, his view on the role of designers and what it means to him to be an entrepreneur. Brendan is definitely values driven and you’ll hear about how he puts those values into action when choosing clients. He’s also pragmatic and looks at the bigger picture of what he’s trying to achieve rather than being too strict with his values. For instance, even if there isn’t an exact values match with the client, if the money is good enough he’ll see it as an opportunity to create change in the organisation and also fund other projects that he believes in. Like myself and Laurence, Brendan took an unorthodox route into his profession, studying at a business school before becoming a designer. This has meant he’s been able to look at things differently and not be conditioned by orthodox training. Rather than being T-shaped he aspires to be comb-shaped. This means, instead of being a specialist in one area he’d rather have a good knowledge of a broad set of disciplines. If you’re a creative professional looking to make the leap or you’re an early stage entrepreneur wanting to be assured you’re on the right path then this episode is for you.

55mins

4 Dec 2019

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DU030 – Designing for the Masses – Brendan Kearns Interview

Design Untangled | A UX & design podcast in plain English

How do you design when you have a user-base of millions? Chris and Carla speak to Brendan Kearns about Product Design at Google, Twitter and his work with startups.

37mins

10 Dec 2018

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Brendan Kearns on creative ways of prototyping & scenario based design

Designer Vs Developer

Brendan Kearns talks about creative ways to prototype and how using scenario based design can help you sculpt great user experiences.

12mins

11 Jun 2018