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The Hacking UI Podcast - with Sagi Shrieber & David Tintner

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The Hacking UI podcast is hosted by Sagi Shrieber and David Tintner, a designer and developer who are also both entrepreneurs, bloggers, productivity/time-hacking maniacs, and all around tech geeks.The first season of the podcast is titled ‘Scaling a Design Team’, in which they speak with design leaders from top notch companies like Facebook, Apple, Invision, and Intercom, to discuss various team structures, responsibilities, and workflows.After quitting their day jobs to work full time on Hacking UI they named the second season ‘Scaling a Side Project’, and they interview creative entrepreneurs whom they admire, in order to learn about their paths to success and get them to share their tips and secrets. These include Matt Mullenweg (Founder of Wordpress), David Okeniuv (Founder of Typeform) and more. The third season of the podcast is called 'Scaling a Career' and it's all about creative entrepreneurship. They interviewed amazing folks who took their creative skills and built a brand for themselves. These include Brad Frost (Atomic Design System), Samuel Hulick (Useronboard.com), Noah Kagan (Sumo), and Ran Segall (Youtuber at 'Flux' on Youtube).

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The Hacking UI podcast is hosted by Sagi Shrieber and David Tintner, a designer and developer who are also both entrepreneurs, bloggers, productivity/time-hacking maniacs, and all around tech geeks.The first season of the podcast is titled ‘Scaling a Design Team’, in which they speak with design leaders from top notch companies like Facebook, Apple, Invision, and Intercom, to discuss various team structures, responsibilities, and workflows.After quitting their day jobs to work full time on Hacking UI they named the second season ‘Scaling a Side Project’, and they interview creative entrepreneurs whom they admire, in order to learn about their paths to success and get them to share their tips and secrets. These include Matt Mullenweg (Founder of Wordpress), David Okeniuv (Founder of Typeform) and more. The third season of the podcast is called 'Scaling a Career' and it's all about creative entrepreneurship. They interviewed amazing folks who took their creative skills and built a brand for themselves. These include Brad Frost (Atomic Design System), Samuel Hulick (Useronboard.com), Noah Kagan (Sumo), and Ran Segall (Youtuber at 'Flux' on Youtube).

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Great Podcast

By Ally-Smith - Aug 04 2018
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Very informative with the latest information and conversations around UI/UX.

Really interesting

By bArmageddon - Sep 22 2016
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Loved the episode with the guy from Facebook

iTunes Ratings

22 Ratings
Average Ratings
21
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1
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0

Great Podcast

By Ally-Smith - Aug 04 2018
Read more
Very informative with the latest information and conversations around UI/UX.

Really interesting

By bArmageddon - Sep 22 2016
Read more
Loved the episode with the guy from Facebook
Cover image of The Hacking UI Podcast - with Sagi Shrieber & David Tintner

The Hacking UI Podcast - with Sagi Shrieber & David Tintner

Updated 8 days ago

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The Hacking UI podcast is hosted by Sagi Shrieber and David Tintner, a designer and developer who are also both entrepreneurs, bloggers, productivity/time-hacking maniacs, and all around tech geeks.The first season of the podcast is titled ‘Scaling a Design Team’, in which they speak with design leaders from top notch companies like Facebook, Apple, Invision, and Intercom, to discuss various team structures, responsibilities, and workflows.After quitting their day jobs to work full time on Hacking UI they named the second season ‘Scaling a Side Project’, and they interview creative entrepreneurs whom they admire, in order to learn about their paths to success and get them to share their tips and secrets. These include Matt Mullenweg (Founder of Wordpress), David Okeniuv (Founder of Typeform) and more. The third season of the podcast is called 'Scaling a Career' and it's all about creative entrepreneurship. They interviewed amazing folks who took their creative skills and built a brand for themselves. These include Brad Frost (Atomic Design System), Samuel Hulick (Useronboard.com), Noah Kagan (Sumo), and Ran Segall (Youtuber at 'Flux' on Youtube).

Rank #1: #03: Melissa Hajj (Design Manager at Facebook): Managing Design from the ground up

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This week we’re coming at you from the Facebook Tel Aviv office, where we were lucky to meet up with Melissa Hajj. Melissa is the head of Facebook’s core growth design team, whose stated mission is connecting the next billion people to Facebook (no big deal). Shownotes and more here: http://hackingui.com/scaling-a-design-team/03-melissa-hajj/

Jan 29 2016

1hr 9mins

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Rank #2: #06: Sagi Shrieber (Co-Founder of Hacking UI): How I built, and now scale, my side projects: Story, insights, and practical tips

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This is the read-out-loud of the Article found here: http://hackingui.com/product-hacking/side-projects/

In the following episode Sagi - Design Director, Hacking UI co-founder, and the founder of Israel's Pixel Perfect Magazine - shares his story & personal tips on the hows & whys of scaling side projects

Jun 09 2016

38mins

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Rank #3: #05: Joel Califa (Product Design Lead at Digital Ocean): Tools, habits and how to hire great designers

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This week we’re thrilled to share with you our talk with Joel Califa - Product Design Lead at DigitalOcean, Founder of Design & Code, and Front-End Instructor at GA . With us on this call is Noam Liss, senior product designer at SimilarWeb.
 Find all the show notes at: http://hackingui.com/category/scaling-a-design-team/
Get the Hacking UI newsletter here: http://hackingui.com/sign-up/

Mar 21 2016

1hr 5mins

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Rank #4: #30 Jason Ogle (Founder, UserDefenders.com) - Don't be a "tooler", but a learner

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Episode #30: Jason Ogle Our guest today is a fellow podcaster, the amazing Jason Ogle, Founder and host of 

UserDefenders.com podcast, where he creates and shares inspiring interviews with UX superheroes. Jason started as a designer and a developer in the 90s, and he believes in what's called "The Beginner's Mindset", which means that you're going to have that student mindset and keep on learning basically forever.

Besides being a product designer and a podcaster, Jason also writes on Medium, where he shares inspiring articles that fight for the users.

In this episode, Jason shared with us his thoughts and insights about how to become an influencer through personal growth and giving back to the community at the same time.

This is the fifth episode of the third season of the Hacking UI podcast - 'Scaling a Career'.

In this season we have 10 amazing guests for you, who are leaders and influencers from a variety of different backgrounds. Design managers, development leaders, entrepreneurs and product geniuses that we admire, and we'll be sharing a new episode every Thursday.


Please support our amazing sponsors

Invision:This episode is brought to you by Invision, an amazing product design platform that you probably already know about.

The education team over at Invision created a magnificent source of quality learning material for product designers. On DesignBetter.Co  you’ll find interviews with dozens of leading designers from companies like Google, Airbnb, Netflix, Facebook, Slack and more.

Discover the design practices that they use that will help you to transform your organization and create better products. Also, you can subscribe to their amazing podcast, read one the four free books they published and put together for you and also, be sure to check out their one of a kind workshops for designers.

Start designing better →

Freshbooks:Freshbooks is the perfect accounting software for freelance designers and developers or creative entrepreneurs with a small business. They have some really powerful features like integration with stripe, expense tracking and a customer support team who actually works with you to find the perfect solution. If you’re looking to get some understanding of your business and keep track of things without wasting hours of your time, then this is exactly what you need.

Try it free for 30 days →
Links from the show


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I Love this podcast - now what?

Show your love #1 - Talk: Talk about it with friends and get the word out! We started this podcast in order to learn and would love to see others learn from it too. Show your love #2 - Leave a review: Review us on iTunes and tell us which guest you'd like us to bring on the show next. When you review us it lets us know that you like the show and that we should keep doing it. Check out the following image, which describes exactly how to leave a review in one minute.

Show your love #3 - Share: Share this page on Twitter, Facebook, or wherever you can :)

Key points from this episode:

  • Learn about writing on Medium, and how it's a great exposure tool. [00:03:46]
  • Jason shares on how he started writing on Medium and User Defenders. [00:11:40]
  • Learn about Jason's background as a designer and a developer, and how he got to where he at today [00:14:55]
  • Find out how Jason started his podcast to give back to the community and how having a beginner's mindset helps your personal growth. [00:22:44]
  • Jason shares his tips on how to reach out to people in order to find his guests for the podcast. [00:28:00]
  • Get tips for starting your own podcast [00:33:00]
  • Learn how to get audience with the Commit first-carry out later approach and emails. [00:36:00]
  • Understand how to be a user of your product in order to create great products. [00:40:07]
  • Learn about the tools that make you who you are and how to know when it's time to learn and invest in a new tool. [00:47:05]
  • Jason shares a story on automation dependency. on letting on our passions drive us and using our tools as a superpower. [01:08:11]

About The Hacking UI Podcast
The Hacking UI podcast is hosted by Sagi Shrieber and David Tintner, a designer, and developer who are also both entrepreneurs, bloggers, productivity/time-hacking maniacs, and all around tech geeks. 

We are thrilled to launch the third season of the Hacking UI podcast, where we hack our way through product design, development, and creative entrepreneurship.

Our first season, was called ‘Scaling a Design Team’, the Second season was called ‘Scaling a Side Project’ and we’ve decided to call this season - ‘Scaling a Career’.

In this season we have 10 amazing guests for you, who are leaders and influencers from a variety of different backgrounds. We have design managers, development leaders, entrepreneurs and product geniuses.

Feb 22 2018

1hr 17mins

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Rank #5: #04: Emmet Connolly (Director of Product Design at Intercom): Creating Design Principles & Design team habits

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This week we’re happy to share with you this talk we had with Emmet Connolly - Intercom's Product Design Director.
 Talking with Emmet was insightful, and we learned a lot about the way Intercom's design team works and scales.
 Find all the show notes at: http://hackingui.com/category/scaling-a-design-team/
Get the Hacking UI newsletter here: http://hackingui.com/sign-up/

Feb 11 2016

58mins

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Rank #6: #29 Noah Kagan (Founder, Sumo.com) - Have fun, create value and do it consistently

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Episode #29: Noah Kagan Our guest today is the inspiring Noah Kagan, Founder, and Chief-Sumo at 

Sumo.com, AppSumo.com, and OkDork. Noah is a super successful entrepreneur, a marketing specialist and business consultant. Noah made his way from the marketing world. He started at Intel, was employee #30 at Facebook and #4 at Mint.

Noah has a very open-minded and interesting approach to life and to building one’s career.

Besides running successful online companies, Noah spreads out amazing content online on OkDork, his youtube channel, and his podcast. In those outlets he shares stories and insights on marketing, starting a business, personal improvement, and productivity tips.

In this episode, Noah shared with us his best practices and routines for starting a business. He also shares new perspectives on how to enjoy the process, scaling businesses, and more.

This is the fourth episode of the third season of the Hacking UI podcast - 'Scaling a Career'.

In this season we have 10 amazing guests for you, who are leaders and influencers from a variety of different backgrounds. Design managers, development leaders, entrepreneurs and product geniuses that we admire, and we'll be sharing a new episode every Thursday.


Please support our amazing sponsors

Invision:This episode is brought to you by Invision, an amazing product design platform that you probably already know about.

The education team over at Invision created a magnificent source of quality learning material for product designers. On DesignBetter.Co  you’ll find interviews with dozens of leading designers from companies like Google, Airbnb, Netflix, Facebook, Slack and more.

Discover the design practices that they use that will help you to transform your organization and create better products. Also, you can subscribe to their amazing podcast, read one the four free books they published and put together for you and also, be sure to check out their one of a kind workshops for designers.

Start designing better →

Freshbooks:Freshbooks is the perfect accounting software for freelance designers and developers or creative entrepreneurs with a small business. They have some really powerful features like integration with stripe, expense tracking and a customer support team who actually works with you to find the perfect solution. If you’re looking to get some understanding of your business and keep track of things without wasting hours of your time, then this is exactly what you need.

Try it free for 30 days →
Links from the show


I Love this podcast - now what?

Show your love #1 - Talk: Talk about it with friends and get the word out! We started this podcast in order to learn and would love to see others learn from it too. Show your love #2 - Leave a review: Review us on iTunes and tell us which guest you'd like us to bring on the show next. When you review us it lets us know that you like the show and that we should keep doing it. Check out the following image, which describes exactly how to leave a review in one minute.

Show your love #3 - Share: Share this page on Twitter, Facebook, or wherever you can :)

Key points from this episode:

  • Learn about Noah's background and how he got to his passion for tech and the marketing world. [00:04:40]
  • Understand the expert curse. And why some people who don't have experience, actually can create the innovation. [00:13:00]
  • Noah shares tips for your online presence for your business or your personal brand. [00:16:40]
  • Learn about Noah’s business routines that he makes consistently. [00:19:35]
  • Understand how hiring people is everything and how it can grow your business. [00:22:20]
  • Get tips for hiring exceptional people [00:27:15]
  • Noah shares his insights on growing your business and personal brand when you're starting out, and how to prioritize everything. [00:32:00]
  • Learn about Noah’s priorities, and how to set sustainable goals in your business. [00:37:25]
  • Find out how looking at death, can actually help you to gain new perspectives about life and how to choose what to spend your limited time. [00:45:00]
  • Learn insights about karma and how helping out others is always good and how it pays-off by the universe. [00:49:10]

About The Hacking UI Podcast
The Hacking UI podcast is hosted by Sagi Shrieber and David Tintner, a designer, and developer who are also both entrepreneurs, bloggers, productivity/time-hacking maniacs, and all around tech geeks. 

We are thrilled to launch the third season of the Hacking UI podcast, where we hack our way through product design, development, and creative entrepreneurship.

Our first season, was called ‘Scaling a Design Team’, the Second season was called ‘Scaling a Side Project’ and we’ve decided to call this season - ‘Scaling a Career’.

In this season we have 10 amazing guests for you, who are leaders and influencers from a variety of different backgrounds. We have design managers, development leaders, entrepreneurs and product geniuses.

Feb 15 2018

59mins

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Rank #7: #28 Samuel Hulick (Founder, UserOnboard.com) - Find a niche you love, specialize, succeed

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Episode #28: Samuel Hulick Our guest today is none other than Samuel Hulick, Founder of 

UserOnboard. Samuel started as a developer, and eventually found himself focusing on UX design and customer success. That led him to find that one crucial part of the experience that leads customers to succeed with any product: User Onboarding. From there, he only kept moving forward. He became a user onboarding specialist, founded UserOnboard.com, and wrote a book about it.

Samuel wrote his e-book, 'The Elements of User Onboarding', entirely with Keynote. The book was later developed into a whole package, where he shares teardowns, tactics, and strategies from his experience.

Today, Samuel is consulting for companies, helping them to scale their business with his wide range of specialties.

In this episode, Samuel shared with us the most important steps you should be taking in your organization in order to scale your operation and make costumers successful in your product.

This is the third episode of the third season of the Hacking UI podcast - 'Scaling a Career'.

In this season we have 10 amazing guests for you, who are leaders and influencers from a variety of different backgrounds. Design managers, development leaders, entrepreneurs and product geniuses that we admire, and we'll be sharing a new episode every Thursday.


Please support our amazing sponsors

Invision:This episode is brought to you by Invision, an amazing product design platform that you probably already know about.

In the past 5 years we’ve seen Invision come from a design collaboration tool, into a massive suite of products for the entire design process all the way from ideation to handing off design to developers:
 They have tools like Freehand which you can use for ideation, wireframing and getting feedback from clients.
 They are soon releasing Invision Studio which is a robust design tool including micro-interactions.
 They have Invision Prototypes which we all use and love to create prototypes and collaborate with stakeholders,
 and of course, Invision Inspect which allows you to handoff your Invision prototypes to developers directly from within Sketch or Photoshop.

So, if there is any chance in the world you’re not a part of the Invision community of users (which chances are slim that you aren’t because according to their stats they have around 3.5 million users) we really recommend that you check them out, you can head over to Invisionapp.com and start right away.

Freshbooks:

Freshbooks is the perfect accounting software for freelance designers and developers or creative entrepreneurs with a small business. They have some really powerful features like integration with stripe, expense tracking and a customer support team who actually works with you to find the perfect solution. If you’re looking to get some understanding of your business and keep track of things without wasting hours of your time, then this is exactly what you need.

Try it free for 30 days →
Links from the show


I Love this podcast - now what?

Show your love #1 - Talk: Talk about it with friends and get the word out! We started this podcast in order to learn and would love to see others learn from it too. Show your love #2 - Leave a review: Review us on iTunes and tell us which guest you'd like us to bring on the show next. When you review us it lets us know that you like the show and that we should keep doing it. Check out the following image, which describes exactly how to leave a review in one minute.

Show your love #3 - Share: Share this page on Twitter, Facebook, or wherever you can :)

Key points from this episode:

  • Learn about Samuel’s background and how he got to focusing on customers success and user onboarding ever since. [00:03:50]
  • Learn about working with companies and what to focus on. [00:04:55]
  • Find out how emails are a great tool to discover what it is you want users to do, and how it correlates with customer success. [00:07:33]
  • Learn about ‘life cycle’ emails, and how they advance your progress within the product. [00:09:35]
  • Understand which team players are in an organization and what are the tools they use. [00:12:45]
  • Learn about the economy of scaling your product, and how to do so. [00:16:20]
  • Find out how Samuel wrote his e-book (that was made in Keynote) on user onboarding, where he shares all of his tactics, strategy and what he learned. [00:22:05]
  • Understand how writing and documenting is not only a great way to market yourself, it is actually helping the world. [00:25:15]
  • Samuel shares his secrets on how to scale your operation and legacy [00:29:25]
  • Learn about Samuel’s business plan which is what he calls ‘Quarterly Retreats’, and how it is a great way to set your business goals. [00:34:15]
  • Samuel shares some tips on how workshops is a great way to take an idea and grow it. [00:37:15]
  • Find out why lifecycle emails excite Samuel the most, and why companies should implement that in their organizations. [00:40:00]
  • Learn about micro-copy and how it facilitates meaningful progress in your product. [00:43:00]
  • Understand how copy and emails are great discovery tools to check your goals and bring a lot of user engagement to your product. [00:46:00]
  • Samuel shares his inside steps to successful user recipes that you should definitely implement in your organization. [00:49:10]
  • Samuel’s tips for designers and freelancers. [00:56:00]

About The Hacking UI Podcast
The Hacking UI podcast is hosted by Sagi Shrieber and David Tintner, a designer, and developer who are also both entrepreneurs, bloggers, productivity/time-hacking maniacs, and all around tech geeks. 

We are thrilled to launch the third season of the Hacking UI podcast, where we hack our way through product design, development, and creative entrepreneurship.

Our first season, was called ‘Scaling a Design Team’, the Second season was called ‘Scaling a Side Project’ and we’ve decided to call this season - ‘Scaling a Career’.

In this season we have 10 amazing guests for you, who are leaders and influencers from a variety of different backgrounds. We have design managers, development leaders, entrepreneurs and product geniuses.

Feb 08 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #8: #27 Maria Giudice (Former VP, Experience Design, Autodesk) - Designing to reinvent the future, and leading a cultural change in your organization

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Episode #27: Maria Giudice It is our pleasure to present to you Maria Giudice, Former VP, Experience Design at 

Autodesk, founder of Hot studio and former Creative Director of product design at Facebook. Maria was the founder of Hot studio for over 15 years and then acquired by Facebook, where she was working as a creative director of product design. Few years later, she joined Autodesk as a design leader, in times where the company was undergoing a massive transformation, from old software heavy tech company to be experienced-driven company, they needed a change agent to bring and elevate the awareness and strength of design focusing on connecting experiences, and Maria was the one to do so.

Maria also co-wrote a book, called 'Rise of the DEO', which is about leaders who understand the transformative power of design, they are change agents and these leaders called DEOs—Design Executive Officers—and they are our new heroes.

In this episode, Maria shared with us what makes creative DEO's the futures' new change agents, and how we can learn from that and empower others to lead this cultural change.

This is the second episode of the third season of the Hacking UI podcast, 'Scaling a Career'. In this season we have 10 amazing guests for you, who are leaders and influencers from a variety of different backgrounds. Design managers, development leaders, entrepreneurs and product geniuses that we admire.


Please support our amazing sponsors
This episode is brought to you by 

Invision, an amazing product design platform that you probably already know about. The education team over at Invision created a magnificent source of quality learning material for product designers. On DesignBetter.Co  you’ll find interviews with dozens of leading designers from companies like Google, Airbnb, Netflix, Facebook, Slack and more.

Discover the design practices that they use that will help you to transform your organization and create better products. Also, you can subscribe to their amazing podcast, read one the four free books they published and put together for you and also, be sure to check out their one of a kind workshops for designers.

Start designing better →

Freshbooks is the perfect accounting software for freelance designers and developers or creative entrepreneurs with a small business. They have some really powerful features like integration with stripe, expense tracking and a customer support team who actually works with you to find the perfect solution. If you’re looking to get some understanding of your business and keep track of things without wasting hours of your time, then this is exactly what you need.

Try it free for 30 days →If you'd like to become a sponsor of the Hacking UI podcast, contact us.


Links from the show


Recommendations for Books


I Love this podcast - now what?

Show your love #1 - Talk: Talk about it with friends and get the word out! We started this podcast in order to learn and would love to see others learn from it too. Show your love #2 - Leave a review: Review us on iTunes and tell us which guest you'd like us to bring on the show next. When you review us it lets us know that you like the show and that we should keep doing it. Check out the following image, which describes exactly how to leave a review in one minute.

Show your love #3 - Share: Share this page on Twitter, Facebook, or wherever you can :)

Key points from this episode:

  • Learn all about how Maria developed from running her own company (which was acquired by facebook), to leading a 'change agents' design team at Autodesk. [00:06:41]
  • Learn how do the design team at Autodesk connect experiences, unionize and make the company the most customer-centric company in the world. [00:07:25]
  • Learn how the team define quality and ship quality, and how they are focusing on fluid & intuitive experiences to their products. [00:11:22]
  • Maria shares on how the DEO idea was sparked, and the idea that designers are 'change agents'. [00:13:06]
  • Learn all about how different are the DEO's from the CEO's, and how designers thrive in risks and chaos. [00:15:40]
  • Find out what GSD means, and how designers are great at making it happen and deliver. [00:17:50]
  • Learn how the company design to lead cultural change, and helping their customers to unlock their creativity throughout their tools. [00:19:44]
  • Get tips! For people who want to lead a cultural change. [00:21:35]
  • Find out the secrets of a DEO, to mentor and empower others on achieving their goals. [00:26:15]
  • Maria shares about fighting harder as a woman and personal setbacks of minorities in the industry. [00:28:04]
  • Learn how to balance that guilt feeling with being a parent and managing a career, and how you can empower your kids. [00:31:00]
  • Maria shares on how she made her successful personal branding, and tips for you to do so too. [00:38:20]
  • Learn how much you should be investing for your personal brand. [00:41:05]
  • Maria shares about the process of 'The Rise of the DEO', and how it turned from a ted talk into a written book.  [00:46:00]
  • Maria's recommendations for books (also check the show notes). [00:49:00]
  • Maria is a master of to do lists. Learn quick tactics on how to get shit done and deliver. [00:50:35]

About The Hacking UI Podcast
The Hacking UI podcast is hosted by Sagi Shrieber and David Tintner, a designer and developer who are also both entrepreneurs, bloggers, productivity/time-hacking maniacs, and all around tech geeks. 

We are thrilled to launch the third season of the Hacking UI podcast, where we hack our way through product design, development, and creative entrepreneurship.

Our first season, was called ‘Scaling a Design Team’, the Second season was called ‘Scaling a Side Project’ and we’ve decided to call this season - ‘Scaling a Career’.

In this season we have 10 amazing guests for you, who are leaders and influencers from a variety of different backgrounds. We have design managers, development leaders, entrepreneurs and product geniuses.

Feb 01 2018

57mins

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Rank #9: #26 Keenan Cummings (Design Lead, Airbnb) - Finding Your Product's Level of Readiness and Manifesting Design systems

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Episode #26: Keenan Cummings Our guest today is the inspiring Keenan Cummings, Team Leader at 

Airbnb and former Co-founder/Creative Director of Days (acquired by Yahoo!) and the Designers Debate Club. Keenan started his career as a designer in NYC, working in brand agencies and doing print work, where he landed what he thought would be a dream project, redesigning and rebranding the Chicago Cubs. However Keenan felt that there were bigger problems he wanted to dive in to, so he made the transition into digital design. He co-founded Days app, and then found his path into product design eventually joining Airbnb, where he led the development of their design systems and leads an extraordinary team.

Today, Keenan is also working on a side project called Curiosity Club, a group for experienced creatives to learn new skills together.

In this episode, Keenan shared with us why he believes that investing in design systems and investing in your team, not only pays-off, but it is a must.

This is the first episode of the third season of the Hacking UI podcast, 'Scaling a Career'. In this season we have 10 amazing guests for you, who are leaders and influencers from a variety of different backgrounds. Design managers, development leaders, entrepreneurs and product geniuses that we admire.


Please support our amazing sponsors
This episode is brought to you by 

Invision, an amazing product design platform that you probably already know about. The education team over at Invision created a magnificent source of quality learning material for product designers. On DesignBetter.Co  you’ll find interviews with dozens of leading designers from companies like Google, Airbnb, Netflix, Facebook, Slack and more.

Discover the design practices that they use that will help you to transform your organization and create better products. Also, you can subscribe to their amazing podcast, read one the four free books they published and put together for you and also, be sure to check out their one of a kind workshops for designers.

Start designing better →

Freshbooks is the perfect accounting software for freelance designers and developers or creative entrepreneurs with a small business. They have some really powerful features like integration with stripe, expense tracking and a customer support team who actually works with you to find the perfect solution. If you’re looking to get some understanding of your business and keep track of things without wasting hours of your time, then this is exactly what you need.

Try it free for 30 days →If you'd like to become a sponsor of the Hacking UI podcast, contact us.


Links from the show


I Love this podcast - now what?

Show your love #1 - Talk: Talk about it with friends and get the word out! We started this podcast in order to learn and would love to see others learn from it too. Show your love #2 - Leave a review: Review us on iTunes and tell us which guest you'd like us to bring on the show next. When you review us it lets us know that you like the show and that we should keep doing it. Check out the following image, which describes exactly how to leave a review in one minute.

Show your love #3 - Share: Share this page on Twitter, Facebook, or wherever you can :)

Key points from this episode:

  • Learn all about Keenan's starting point as a designer, rebranding the Chicago Cubs and how he transitioned into Product Design. [00:04:05]
  • Keenan shares about the process of building Design systems and developing a winning team. [00:09:10]
  • Learn how the team was built, and how it developed and pushed Airbnb's design language specifically around product and user experience. [00:12:14]
  • Learn how Airbnb was built on trust and how the company makes decisions around that. [00:14:00]
  • Learn all about readiness - how to quantify if the user is ready for that magic moment? [00:16:43]
  • Find out how user research is the most powerful way, to get the wheels rolling for that readiness. [00:19:47]
  • Keenan discusses how to expand a growth team, and questions that need to be asked about user experience. [00:23:46]
  • Let's get technical - all about the technologies used in Airbnb's design systems and how to keep all the elements in sync across the company. [00:27:52]
  • Keenan shares his secrets on how to build a successful design system and the technical/design debt that needs to be paid. [00:32:53]
  • Understand how to decide on what components need to be worked on inside the company, and how tieing an exercise to a concrete problem leads to great solutions. [00:35:42]
  • Learn how the team at Airbnb is collaborating all together and how the team became more sophisticated around research, experience and forward thinking. [00:37:14]
  • Find out what deliverables the user research side bring into the product design process. [00:39:20]
  • Understand how do product designers work and how they influence on strategic decisions inside a company. [00:40:05]
  • Keenen shares inside secrets on how to pitch ideas of a problem to the team, and how to turn a problem - to an opportunity. [00:42:25]
  • Learn why investing in a design system is important almost in every stage, from brand guidelines to a full design language system. [00:46:27]
  • Keenan shares his thoughts on perceived risk and perceived value and how we can benefit from it in the long term. [00:47:38]

About The Hacking UI Podcast
The Hacking UI podcast is hosted by Sagi Shrieber and David Tintner, a designer and developer who are also both entrepreneurs, bloggers, productivity/time-hacking maniacs, and all around tech geeks. 

We are thrilled to launch the third season of the Hacking UI podcast, where we hack our way through product design, development, and creative entrepreneurship.

Our first season, was called ‘Scaling a Design Team’, the Second season was called ‘Scaling a Side Project’ and we’ve decided to call this season - ‘Scaling a Career’.

In this season we have 10 amazing guests for you, who are leaders and influencers from a variety of different backgrounds. We have design managers, development leaders, entrepreneurs and product geniuses.

Jan 25 2018

54mins

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Rank #10: #25 Khoi Vinh (Principal Designer, Adobe) - Influencing an industry and building a personal brand

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Episode #25: Khoi Vinh Our guest today is none other than Khoi Vinh, Principal Designer at Adobe and former Design Director of The New York Times. Khoi is the founder of the popular blog, 

Subtraction.com and a true family man. He was born in South Vietnam and immigrated to the United States as a young boy. He attended Otis College of Art and Design, and after graduating with a major in Graphic Design, Khoi moved to New York where he co-founded the design studio, Behavior. Khoi was named one of Fast Company's "50 Most Influential Designers in America". He is the author of two books and has a long history of launching successful startups and side projects. Today Khoi is working on a side project called Kidpost, which makes it easy for parents to share social media photos with people who are not on these networks. In this interview, we dissected how he does it all, and discussed some of the new projects that Khoi and his team at Adobe are working on.

This is the thirteenth episode of the second season of the Hacking UI podcast, 'Scaling a Side Project'. In this season we interview designers, developers, and creative entrepreneurs who built and scaled successful side projects that we admire.


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Key points from this episode:

  • Learn all about Khoi's exciting time at the New York Times and how they transitioned into digital products.
  • Khoi shares how his team there focused on user experience and creating lasting products and experiences, which completely transformed the world of journalism.
  • Understand how writing has helped Khoi and served him not only in his career as a designer but also to form long-lasting friendships and create opportunities.
  • Learn why Khoi believes writing is crucial for designers to continue to challenge themselves, grow with new ideas, and refine their expression.
  • As a designer, find out how telling a story around what you do can help give you an opportunity to stand out from the competition.
  • Khoi shares his secret to keeping a consistent writing schedule, and how passion gives him the extra motivation needed.
  • Find out what it takes to write a book, and why Khoi found it to be much more difficult than expected.
  • Understand why Khoi believes that writing a book gives you a certain amount of credibility, and why he would not trade his writing experience for anything in the world.
  • Learn about Khoi's main insights from his book, How They Got There, and the behind-the-scenes learning points from key interviews.
  • Khoi discusses his current role at Adobe and gives a sneak peek into Adobe XD.
  • Find out how a shift to cloud-based products has motivated Adobe to develop new products and allowed them to adapt to the changes and demands of the market.
  • Adobe allows employees to explore their own side projects. Find out how that type of culture has benefited Adobe in its' overall growth.
  • Khoi shares his tips on growing your social media following and his strategies for integrating different platforms and keeping his profile authentic.

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About The Hacking UI Podcast
The Hacking UI podcast is hosted by Sagi Shrieber and David Tintner, a designer and developer who are also both entrepreneurs, bloggers, productivity/time-hacking maniacs, and all around tech geeks. 

We started this podcast off with the 'Scaling a Design Team series' where we spoke with design leaders from top notch companies like Facebook, Apple, InVision, and Intercom, to discuss team structures, responsibilities, and workflows.

A few months ago we quit our day jobs to work on our former side project, Hacking UI, full time. So we found it fitting that our second season of the podcast should touch on that subject. The second season is called 'Scaling a Side Project', and we'll interview creative entrepreneurs that we admire in order to get them to share their tips, experiences, and secrets to success.

Dec 22 2016

52mins

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Rank #11: #24 Chris Coyier (CSS-Tricks & CodePen) - How to grow a blog and remain true to your audience

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Episode #24: Chris Coyier It is our pleasure to present to you Chris Coyier. Chris started his journey writing blogs he didn't enjoy, and eventually realized that his passion was actually in coding the blogs and crafting the CSS behind them. He eventually closed down all of his blogs except one, and CSS-Tricks was born. His blog is now one of the largest front-end development blogs in the world and paved the way for his platform, CodePen, which allows developers to share demos of front-end code while inspecting the code at the same time. 

Chris is also the host of the podcast, ShopTalk, speaks at conferences around the world, and this year he published his second book, Practical SVG, which is all about using SVG on the web. In this episode, Chris discusses his strategies for blog growth, valuable tips for monetization, the proper etiquette for sharing sponsored content, and much more.

This is the twelfth episode of the second season of the Hacking UI podcast, 'Scaling a Side Project'. In this season we interview designers, developers, and creative entrepreneurs who built and scaled successful side projects that we admire.


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General Assembly. We've partnered with this amazing team to create The 2016 Design Tools Survey to better understand which tools are currently being used by designers all over the world. General Assembly has a fantastic course where you can learn how to code for free! Get started with Dash today.

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Key points from this episode:

  • Learn why Chris started blogging, and why he began with a huge network of many blogs and eventually ended up with one, CSS-Tricks.
  • Chris found that it was a lot easier to write blog posts when he knew someone would be reading the content. Find out how that still holds true today.
  • What was the most popular tactic to grow your blog back in the day? Chris reveals his tactics and how blogging strategies have changed drastically over the years.
  • Chris discusses the value, as well as the pros and cons of having comments open on a blog today and why perspectives have changed.
  • How does Chris find the time to manage old content while still creating new content? He believes that maintenance is just part of the job, and it is a necessary component.
  • People treat blog posts as a bigger deal than they are. However, Chris believes that a blog post can be anything and that you should treat your blog like a drafts folder.
  • Chris shares his advice for new bloggers considering using WordPress and the criteria to review before making your decision.
  • Throughout the years, Chris used several strategies to monetize CSS-Tricks. He reveals how he was able to generate profit while still finding a balance of authenticity for the blog.
  • One of the biggest changes that Chris has discovered in the last couple of years is that display advertising no longer performs well. Learn what his most effective type of advertising is today.
  • What is the proper etiquette for sharing sponsored content? Today readers prefer to be disclosed to when content is driven by advertising instead of passing it off as authentic content.
  • Learn how blogging relates to journalism, and why the same basic rules still apply.
  • Chris shares how his idea for CodePen came about, and then he realized it would be more than just a blog and how the community became such a strong force behind it.
  • Find out what Chris is working on for his next book, and why he feels that it is the book others truly want him to write.
  • Learn who most inspires Chris in his work, and how they have motivated him to go through all the challenges in life and come out stronger on the other side.
  • Chris shares his top podcasts to listen to, and his favorite books, for everyday inspiration and continuous learning.

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About The Hacking UI Podcast
The Hacking UI podcast is hosted by Sagi Shrieber and David Tintner, a designer and developer who are also both entrepreneurs, bloggers, productivity/time-hacking maniacs, and all around tech geeks. 

We started this podcast off with the 'Scaling a Design Team series' where we spoke with design leaders from top notch companies like Facebook, Apple, InVision, and Intercom, to discuss team structures, responsibilities, and workflows.

A few months ago we quit our day jobs to work on our former side project, Hacking UI, full time. So we found it fitting that our second season of the podcast should touch on that subject. The second season is called 'Scaling a Side Project', and we'll interview creative entrepreneurs that we admire in order to get them to share their tips, experiences, and secrets to success.

Nov 24 2016

1hr

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Rank #12: #23 Harry Roberts (CSS Wizardry) - The ups and downs of dominating a niche

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Episode #23: Harry Roberts Today we had the pleasure of talking to Harry Roberts, the founder of the well-known blog, 

CSS Wizardry. Harry started his career as a web developer at a very young age and has become one of the world’s most well-known experts in CSS. He was named young developer of the year in 2014 by Net Magazine, and now runs workshops all across the world in large companies such as BBC, Google, The Financial Times and The United Nations. Harry has built an incredible personal brand and we’ve been following CSS Wizardry for years. We discussed with him exactly how he got started, what made him successful, and what he thinks is the best way to blog, build a personal brand and start a side project today.

This is the eleventh episode of the second season of the Hacking UI podcast, 'Scaling a Side Project'. In this season we interview designers, developers, and creative entrepreneurs who built and scaled successful side projects  that we admire.


The Side Project Accelerator
Registration for the next batch of the 

Side Project Accelerator closes on November 10th. Apply now to reserve your spot. Apply now for batch #2 →


Key points from this episode:

  • Learn how Harry became a front-end developer, and how starting a design company at the age of 16 helped him find his true path.
  • Understand Harry's tactics in keeping his blog authentic, and how he niched down in order to properly serve his goals.
  • What are Harry's views on academia? Find out why he decided not to go to university and how he launched his career as a developer instead.
  • Learn about the only time not having a degree let Harry down, and how it cost him a job at Apple
  • Harry started his career really young and was trusted in a senior position early on. Learn how he navigated the intense scale of responsibility.
  • Find out Harry's key to a successful career, and why he urges others never to miss out on big opportunities and why he believes you have a duty to take them.
  • Get the behind-the-scenes of how CSS Wizardry got started and why he decided not to treat the blog as a job, but just to write whenever he had an idea.
  • Harry gives his tips on how to find your writing style and his best trick to get started again.
  • Understand how you can overcome the roadblock of not feeling qualified to write an article. Harry gives his advice on how to establish your credibility as a writer.
  • Learn about the positives and negatives about a narrowed approach to business, niching down to a specific market.
  • Find out how one positive of having such a specific niche market got Harry the opportunity to work on a project with UN.
  • Understand how he finds the balance between learning new skills or specializing even further.
  • Understand Harry's views on putting lifestyle over riches and how his current business model is not a get-rich-quick scheme — he does his work mainly because he loves it.
  • One of the best pieces of advice Harry ever received was, "Don't do it for the money, but never do it for no money." Find out how he has implemented this concept in his work.
  • Learn how Harry uses his speaking engagements to promote his blog and funnel new readers to his website, and why self-promotion is still a challenge for him.
  • Understand why Harry believes in not only delivering high-value service but also creating the best client experience.
  • Harry gives his tips for developers looking to enter open-source.
  • Find out how to get started running workshops, and how to adapt your content to your audience to deliver specific value.
  • Learn what inspires Harry and how he uses fundamental elements from the work of others and real life constructs from engineering and manufacturing to better understand processes.

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Transcript
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Show your love #1 - Talk: Talk about it with friends and get the word out! We started this podcast in order to learn and would love to see others learn from it too. Show your love #2 - Leave a review: Review us on iTunes and tell us which guest you'd like us to bring on the show next. When you review us it lets us know that you like the show and that we should keep doing it. Check out the following image, which describes exactly how to leave a review in one minute.

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About The Hacking UI Podcast
The Hacking UI podcast is hosted by Sagi Shrieber and David Tintner, a designer and developer who are also both entrepreneurs, bloggers, productivity/time-hacking maniacs, and all around tech geeks. 

We started this podcast off with the 'Scaling a Design Team series' where we spoke with design leaders from top notch companies like Facebook, Apple, InVision, and Intercom, to discuss team structures, responsibilities, and workflows.

A few months ago we quit our day jobs to work on our former side project, Hacking UI, full time. So we found it fitting that our second season of the podcast should touch on that subject. The second season is called 'Scaling a Side Project', and we'll interview creative entrepreneurs that we admire in order to get them to share their tips, experiences, and secrets to success.

Nov 09 2016

56mins

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Rank #13: #22 Audience-driven product development (in-between-a-sode)

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Today’s episode is what we like to call an in-between-a-sode. There are a few days left of the applications for our program, The Side Project Accelerator, so I wanted to quickly discuss one of the core philosophies we teach in the program - audience-driven product development.

This is the methodology that Sagi and I developed and used to build Hacking UI. We believe that this methodology works extremely well for side projects and can ensure that you will come away from each project with a new asset.

In The Side Project Accelerator, we guide you through how to start building your audience, establish your personal brand and get yourself out there - all so you can ensure success with your side project. The next batch starts on November 13th, and If you’d like to join applications are due by November 10th. You can find out more on sideprojectaccelerator.com or visit Hacking UI.

Nov 06 2016

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Rank #14: #21 Rizwan Javaid (SPA alum) - How to start public speaking

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Episode #21: Rizwan Javaid Today we are joined by Rizwan Javaid, a member of The Side Project Accelerator. Rizwan is a UX designer who is passionate about transforming ideas into engaging and profitable digital solutions. He is based out of California and works on a variety of projects both for mobile and web. 

Rizwan is also a blogger and international speaker, who pushes his boundaries to reach new audiences and inspire them to release their creativity. He started speaking about sketching, as he found it helped him in a variety of ways, and now has several talks and a brand focused on the power of sketching.

In this episode, Rizwan shares how he faces his weaknesses head on while implementing feedback constructively. He also gives great tips for building a talk, how to reach out to get speaking gigs, and how important real relationships are when building a brand. Going forward, Rizwan is working on clarifying his focus on sketching and now plans to manifest this critical part of his venture into his newsletter and overall brand.

This is the ninth episode of the second season of the Hacking UI podcast, 'Scaling a Side Project'. In this season we interview designers, developers, and creative entrepreneurs who built and scaled successful side projects  that we admire.


The Side Project Accelerator
The program works in batches, with only 3 batches per year. Registration for the next batch of the 

Side ProjectAccelerator is now open until November 10th, and there are only 50 seats available. Apply now to reserve your spot. Apply now for batch #2 →


Key points from this episode:

  • Find out what the Side Project Accelerator program has done for Rizwan and his project, how it pushed him to new levels and the key role that a supporting environment plays in success.
  • Learn how Rizwan identified that speaking was one of his weaknesses, and how he chose to face it head-on and transform his weakness into a strength.
  • How do you become a speaker? Rizwan shares his tips on how to get started and how to build your confidence as a speaker in your industry.
  • Rizwan shares his views on the importance of sketching and how that can give designers an edge and open doors to greater success.
  • Find out how receiving feedback is a critical way to implement continuous improvement. Rizwan shares how he navigated the challenge of using feedback constructively.
  • What creates a compelling talk? Learn how Rizwan builds his presentations and why he believes in the motto of "less is more" when it comes to creating presentation slides.
  • Understand why it is important to focus on value and creating good content instead of being side-tracked by disappointing analytics.
  • Learn the value of starting small when creating a newsletter to ensure that you create something effective and engaging, without being overwhelming.
  • Automating secondary tasks can free up time to prioritize content creation. Rizwan shares how it is critical to find a balance and a rhythm of consistency.
  • What does true sacrifice look in order to achieve success? Find out how Rizwan maximizes his time as a "morning person" by waking up at 3 or 4 AM to work on his projects.
  • Understand why Rizwan values feeling good about the work that he does and how he implements this by prioritizing family time while sacrificing personal time to pursue his work ventures.
  • Find out what success means to Rizwan, and why having others appreciate his thoughts and ideas is an invaluable aspect of achievement for him.
  • Learn why Rizwan believes that it is not a numbers game, but that connections and relationships are more valuable than metrics. Changing the lives of others and helping them improve is key.  Rizwan has the mindset of doing something small each day to move closer to his goals. Learn why this is so critical when first starting out.

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Show your love #1 - Talk: Talk about it with friends and get the word out! We started this podcast in order to learn and would love to see others learn from it too. Show your love #2 - Leave a review: Review us on iTunes and tell us which guest you'd like us to bring on the show next. Here's how:

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  • Search for "The Hacking UI Podcast"
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  • Rate us and write a short comment. Let us know which other guests you'd like us to bring on the show.
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About The Hacking UI Podcast
The Hacking UI podcast is hosted by Sagi Shrieber and David Tintner, a designer and developer who are also both entrepreneurs, bloggers, productivity/time-hacking maniacs, and all around tech geeks. 

We started this podcast off with the 'Scaling a Design Team series' where we spoke with design leaders from top notch companies like Facebook, Apple, InVision, and Intercom, to discuss team structures, responsibilities, and workflows.

A few months ago we quit our day jobs to work on our former side project, Hacking UI, full time. So we found it fitting that our second season of the podcast should touch on that subject. The second season is called 'Scaling a Side Project', and we'll interview creative entrepreneurs that we admire in order to get them to share their tips, experiences, and secrets to success.

Nov 01 2016

47mins

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Rank #15: #20 Kelsey Ruger (SPA alum) - The teacher who never stopped learning

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Episode #20: Kelsey Ruger With us today is Kelsey Ruger, a UX consultant based out of Houston, Texas. Kelsey is a professor, a designer, a developer, and pretty much a jack of all trades. We met and got to know Kelsey because he's also a member of 

The Side Project Accelerator. Kelsey has worked on web and mobile projects for Fortune 100 startups and agencies and was also named one of Houston’s 40 under 40 in 2012 by the Houston Business Journal. Kelsey's mission is to help people use their creativity to make better things happen in the world. He loves learning and consumes a lot of books, articles, and podcasts. In this episode, he reveals his tips for how he reads about 50 books a year. He also produces tons of his own content. Before he joined the Side Project Accelerator he had already published more than 100 articles. He shares with us his method for coming up with ideas and how to build a dedicated audience using the concept of “1,000” true fans.

This is the eighth episode of the second season of the Hacking UI podcast, 'Scaling a Side Project'. In this season we interview designers, developers, and creative entrepreneurs who built and scaled successful side projects  that we admire.


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The Side Project Accelerator
The program works in batches, with only 3 batches per year. Registration for the next batch of the 

Side Project Accelerator opens tomorrow, October 26 and there are only 50 seats available. Sign up for the waiting list to reserve your spot and to get notified of all events and updates related to the program. Sign up for the waiting list →


Key points from this episode:

  • Learn how Kelsey uses his broad background as incredible experience to be a key problem solver in his industry.
  • What is a BarCamp? Find out how these "unconferences" first introduce Kelsey to the startup scene in Houston.
  • Get a glimpse into a day in the life of Kelsey Ruger, and find out how he juggles his time between all his many endeavors.
  • What sparked Kelsey's decision to completely rebrand his personal blog? Learn the importance of writing "evergreen" articles for a long-term blogging strategy.
  • Kelsey believes in pinpointing tasks that can be outsourced versus which to do yourself. Understand how he uses these critical distinctions to manage his time.
  • For entrepreneurs, one of the main struggles is distinguishing between working in the business and working on the business. Find out how this can be a major hindrance in your business growth.
  • How can you ensure that you hire the right people in a startup and mentor them to succeed in helping you grow the company? Find out why top notch employees are key to scaling your business.
  • What does it mean to make yourself "obsolete" in your company, and why is this important for your business to grow? Kelsey walks through the dangers of limiting growth with your own constraints.
  • Find out why a high salary job does not necessarily translate into freedom. Kelsey explains his views on pursuing career freedom.
  • How does Kelsey use small wins to get to his bigger goals? Understand why he values being on a schedule that he can stick to consistently and how this has helped him produce more content.
  • What is the concept of "1,000 true fans"? Learn how Kelsey applies this to his blog and newsletter and why it is his key to building a sustainable side project.
  • Kelsey used a unique method for building his email subscriber list. Find out why his approach was different, and how he applied the principle of "start with what you know, and who you know".
  • Understand the concept of "audience driven product development" and how Kelsey implements this strategy in creating his newsletter.
  • "The most home run ideas are the result of 100 bad ideas." Understand how Kelsey applies this thought to his writing when creating new content.
  • Kelsey reads an incredible number of books each month. Get an inside look into his reading habits, and tips on how to efficiently consume more content.
  • What are Kelsey's tips for new speakers, and how is this similar to being an effective salesperson? Understand why Kelsey believes that aligning your content with an existing audience is the most efficient method.
  • Get the inside scoop on Kelsey's method for preparing for a presentation and how a story format can help you most effectively convey your message and engaging the audience.
  • Kelsey discusses the concept of including an emotional appeal, a logical appeal, and a visual component in your speech to create the biggest overall impact.
  • Learn why Kelsey believes his legacy will be greater if he can point to and magnifying others through his teaching and that it is more important for him to give back than to receive.

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Show your love #1 - Talk: Talk about it with friends and get the word out! We started this podcast in order to learn and would love to see others learn from it too. Show your love #2 - Leave a review: Review us on iTunes and tell us which guest you'd like us to bring on the show next. Here's how:

  • Open the iTunes Store on your computer/phone
  • Search for "The Hacking UI Podcast"
  • Once you're on the podcast page, click/tap on "Reviews"
  • Click/tap on "Write a Review"
  • Rate us and write a short comment. Let us know which other guests you'd like us to bring on the show.
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About The Hacking UI Podcast
The Hacking UI podcast is hosted by Sagi Shrieber and David Tintner, a designer and developer who are also both entrepreneurs, bloggers, productivity/time-hacking maniacs, and all around tech geeks. 

We started this podcast off with the 'Scaling a Design Team series' where we spoke with design leaders from top notch companies like Facebook, Apple, InVision, and Intercom, to discuss team structures, responsibilities, and workflows.

A few months ago we quit our day jobs to work on our former side project, Hacking UI, full time. So we found it fitting that our second season of the podcast should touch on that subject. The second season is called 'Scaling a Side Project', and we'll interview creative entrepreneurs that we admire in order to get them to share their tips, experiences, and secrets to success.

Oct 24 2016

57mins

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