Profiles Podcast

We started a podcast to learn more about successful Design careers. In Keming Profiles, we interview Designers about how they got into Design, how they advanced in their careers, and what they learned along the way.

Recent Interviews

March 1st, 2021

Brian Hershberger

42:49

Today you’ll hear our conversation with Brian Hershberger, who cut his teeth at a boutique startup at New York before working at the world’s biggest fashion brands like Michael Kors and Alexander Wang before landing at the Digital Product Design team at Nike. We talk about the importance of designer-engineer relationships, dealing with imposter syndrome as someone who is largely self taught, and the benefits of getting out of your head and staying focused on the work.

February 1st, 2021

Olivia Truong

43:02

Today, we speak to Olivia Truong, Lead Product Designer at Hopper and author, creator, and curator of the Product Designer Starter Kit — a compilation of resources intended to help junior talent more confidently navigate the world of design. We get to learn how her willingness to share her experiences and find new ways to help those entering the industry helped boost her confidence and her profile. Though she's incredibly humble about both!

October 24th, 2020

Jon Wood

45:39

In this episode, we speak with Jon Wood, a Product Designer at Liferay. We cover a lot of ground during our discussion: Jon's transition from history teacher to designer, how early-career designers should approach their 1:1's and the relationship with their manager; how to apply design-soultioning to one's career goals; and much more.

August 7th, 2020

Lily Ngo

30:35

In our first interview, we speak with Lily Ngo, a Product Designer at Macy's. We discuss her transition from pharmacy to design, and how a combo of relentless networking and seeking mentorship helped her get where she is today.

We want to hear from you

If you think you or someone you know could be a good candidate for us to interview, or if you have feedback for us on the topics you'd like to see us cover, shoot us an email at: podcast@keming.io.