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Hear and learn about the stories of the best Filipino designers — from design founders, product designers, user researchers to UX designers, get to know them wherever they may be.

Latest Episodes

049: Camille Zapata (Collaborative Prototyper)

Camille Zapata is the Lead UX/UI Designer at Tailors Mark, where she is part of a team that designs innovative solutions in the world of custom clothing — namely bespoke suits. She is a team player who enjoys moving fast to validate ideas through creative experiments, design tests, and prototypes. Previously, she designed for the growing marketplace at Carousell. She also worked with a range of brands and companies from beauty to finance, like SK-II and Credit Suisse, while at the design agency Huge. In this episode, we talk about Camille’s decision to live independently abroad, working in tight constraints as a designer, applying for companies around the world, finding work-life balance, and so much more.

-1 s2 days ago
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049: Camille Zapata (Collaborative Prototyper)

048: Andrei Gonzales (Design Evolutionist)

Andrei Gonzales is a Service and Interaction Design Associate Manager at Fjord Canberra, Australia, focusing on designing and delivering innovation for Government, Health, and Public Services. Previously, he was a Senior UX Designer at BCG Digital Ventures in Sydney, where he helped build ventures that put the customer first. Before moving to Australia, Andrei was co-founder of Hugo Manila, a Philippine design consultancy, and a designer at InVision, a very popular prototyping tool, during what he describes as the “really early days”. In this episode, we talk about designing for InVision, Andrei’s evolution in his design craft, what it means to design for a whole country, and so much more.

-1 s1 weeks ago
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048: Andrei Gonzales (Design Evolutionist)

047: Jill Tiutan (Design Co-founder)

Jill Tiutan is a product designer who currently studies Cognitive Science at UCLA. She has been designing professionally for the last 5 years and was most recently a product design intern at Factual, a big data company focused on location. Prior to that, Jill has also interned at Fjord (Accenture Interactive) in LA, and at GoGuardian, where she built Enterprise tools for schools. Apart from being an avid designer, she also co-founded Applica.me, which became a part of Stanford’s StartX student program in 2017. In this episode we talk about building Applica as a student design co-founder, getting internships in LA, finding a home in a fraternity, interning in the US, and so much more.

-1 s2 weeks ago
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047: Jill Tiutan (Design Co-founder)

046: Shannen Sapar (Design Fighter)

Shannen Sapar is a self-taught Product Designer and art enthusiast. She currently works as a UI/UX Designer at Onerent, where she focuses on solving UX challenges in the real estate market and mentoring junior designers. Previously, she was a freelance designer, and also worked for companies like Oranj and Ingenuity. She’s no stranger to building design communities. Shannen is the Co-founder and Social Media Manager of UX Davao, and a core member of the Davao Graphic Designers Community. In this episode we talk about how Shannen learned to take care of her mental health, how she does growth design at Onerent, her design journey as a college dropout and community builder, and so much more.

-1 sSEP 15
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046: Shannen Sapar (Design Fighter)

045: Jamie Cristal (The Design Trailblazer)

Jamie Cristal is an Inclusive Designer at Airbnb —where she is helping create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. Previously, she led design initiatives at Facebook as a Design Operations Program Manager and Product Design Lead for Facebook Lite. Before, Facebook, she served as one of Yahoo’s first Design Associates, where she spearheaded cultural initiatives for the greater design community. She led the craftsmanship of delightful experiences for various parts of the business, such as Flickr, Tumblr, and Yahoo.

-1 sSEP 8
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045: Jamie Cristal (The Design Trailblazer)

044: Leroy Almeida (The Curious Learner)

Leroy Almeida is an experience designer at ING, the Philippines' first fully-digital bank. He previously worked at Kalibrr, where he designed the recruiter platform, and Accenture, where he worked with Philippine Airlines and Globe Telecoms. Largely self-taught, he transitioned from engineering to design by reading books, asking for feedback, and learning from the smart people of the Twitterverse. Leroy believes that design can improve people's lives, transform companies, and change the culture. In this episode we talk about Leroy’s transition to design at Kalibrr, how to respond to critical feedback, curating your own Twitter learning circle, and so much more.

-1 sSEP 1
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044: Leroy Almeida (The Curious Learner)

043: Jay Demetillo (The Do-It-All Designer)

Jay Demetillo is the Lead UX Designer for GrabFood. With 10+ years of experience working in New York City to San Francisco and now Singapore, Jay Demetillo has almost seen it all in the design world. Jay has worked with Twitter, Pinterest, and Yahoo. He's also worked on notable projects such as the Bay Lights, Gaspar Brasserie, and San Francisco's Park System SFPark. Jay is an adjunct professor at CCA in San Francisco and has taught/spoken in China for ACG. In this episode, we talk about being the challenges of being Filipino in the US, Jay’s career and John Maeda’s bamboo ceiling, empowering the youth, designing the GrabFood app, and so much more.

-1 sAUG 26
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043: Jay Demetillo (The Do-It-All Designer)

042: Justine Win (The Gritty Designer)

Justine Win is a Product Designer, UI Developer, and team player. She'll be joining Shopify — a leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform — as a Product Designer in the core product team. She recently ended her stint as the Design Lead of UBX Philippines where she had an opportunity to assemble a team, establish a design process, and design products for financial inclusion. Justine's mission is to help organizations realize the value of design by facilitating design sprints, writing articles on design and tech, and mentoring fellow designers and developers. Having experienced a lot of challenges in the past and overcoming them made her a gritty designer that she is now. In this episode, we talk about Justine’s top tips for designer job hunting, creating a stellar portfolio that gets you noticed internationally, her story in landing a job at Shopify, and so much more.

-1 sAUG 18
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042: Justine Win (The Gritty Designer)

041: Christine Balatbat (The Empathic Designer)

Christine Balatbat is a customer experience officer in JG Summit Holdings Inc., one of the biggest conglomerates in the Philippines. A normal weekday for her is moderating research studies, synthesizing qualitative data and communicating findings to stakeholders. Over her 7-year career she became the UX research manager of OLX Philippines, did experience design for On-Off Group, and co-founded UXPH in 2014. In this episode, we talk about UX research in an agency, product company, and conglomerate, specialising as a user researcher, how to communicate user research results, and so much more.

-1 sAUG 11
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041: Christine Balatbat (The Empathic Designer)

040: Patrick James Lim (The Competitive Designer)

Patrick James Lim is a Senior Product Designer for SplitmediaLabs Inc. With over 4 years of experience, he was able to work for companies of various types and sizes like NetSuite, Accenture and First Circle before finding his love for esports or competitive gaming. Now, he currently utilizes his UI and interaction design skills for Challonge, an application for managing competitive activities like esports or traditional sports. In this episode, we talk about discovering UX through meetups, joining the Philippine Startup Challenge, becoming a designer in the $1.1B eSports industry, and so much more.

-1 sAUG 4
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040: Patrick James Lim (The Competitive Designer)

Latest Episodes

049: Camille Zapata (Collaborative Prototyper)

Camille Zapata is the Lead UX/UI Designer at Tailors Mark, where she is part of a team that designs innovative solutions in the world of custom clothing — namely bespoke suits. She is a team player who enjoys moving fast to validate ideas through creative experiments, design tests, and prototypes. Previously, she designed for the growing marketplace at Carousell. She also worked with a range of brands and companies from beauty to finance, like SK-II and Credit Suisse, while at the design agency Huge. In this episode, we talk about Camille’s decision to live independently abroad, working in tight constraints as a designer, applying for companies around the world, finding work-life balance, and so much more.

-1 s2 days ago
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049: Camille Zapata (Collaborative Prototyper)

048: Andrei Gonzales (Design Evolutionist)

Andrei Gonzales is a Service and Interaction Design Associate Manager at Fjord Canberra, Australia, focusing on designing and delivering innovation for Government, Health, and Public Services. Previously, he was a Senior UX Designer at BCG Digital Ventures in Sydney, where he helped build ventures that put the customer first. Before moving to Australia, Andrei was co-founder of Hugo Manila, a Philippine design consultancy, and a designer at InVision, a very popular prototyping tool, during what he describes as the “really early days”. In this episode, we talk about designing for InVision, Andrei’s evolution in his design craft, what it means to design for a whole country, and so much more.

-1 s1 weeks ago
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048: Andrei Gonzales (Design Evolutionist)

047: Jill Tiutan (Design Co-founder)

Jill Tiutan is a product designer who currently studies Cognitive Science at UCLA. She has been designing professionally for the last 5 years and was most recently a product design intern at Factual, a big data company focused on location. Prior to that, Jill has also interned at Fjord (Accenture Interactive) in LA, and at GoGuardian, where she built Enterprise tools for schools. Apart from being an avid designer, she also co-founded Applica.me, which became a part of Stanford’s StartX student program in 2017. In this episode we talk about building Applica as a student design co-founder, getting internships in LA, finding a home in a fraternity, interning in the US, and so much more.

-1 s2 weeks ago
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047: Jill Tiutan (Design Co-founder)

046: Shannen Sapar (Design Fighter)

Shannen Sapar is a self-taught Product Designer and art enthusiast. She currently works as a UI/UX Designer at Onerent, where she focuses on solving UX challenges in the real estate market and mentoring junior designers. Previously, she was a freelance designer, and also worked for companies like Oranj and Ingenuity. She’s no stranger to building design communities. Shannen is the Co-founder and Social Media Manager of UX Davao, and a core member of the Davao Graphic Designers Community. In this episode we talk about how Shannen learned to take care of her mental health, how she does growth design at Onerent, her design journey as a college dropout and community builder, and so much more.

-1 sSEP 15
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046: Shannen Sapar (Design Fighter)

045: Jamie Cristal (The Design Trailblazer)

Jamie Cristal is an Inclusive Designer at Airbnb —where she is helping create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. Previously, she led design initiatives at Facebook as a Design Operations Program Manager and Product Design Lead for Facebook Lite. Before, Facebook, she served as one of Yahoo’s first Design Associates, where she spearheaded cultural initiatives for the greater design community. She led the craftsmanship of delightful experiences for various parts of the business, such as Flickr, Tumblr, and Yahoo.

-1 sSEP 8
Comments
045: Jamie Cristal (The Design Trailblazer)

044: Leroy Almeida (The Curious Learner)

Leroy Almeida is an experience designer at ING, the Philippines' first fully-digital bank. He previously worked at Kalibrr, where he designed the recruiter platform, and Accenture, where he worked with Philippine Airlines and Globe Telecoms. Largely self-taught, he transitioned from engineering to design by reading books, asking for feedback, and learning from the smart people of the Twitterverse. Leroy believes that design can improve people's lives, transform companies, and change the culture. In this episode we talk about Leroy’s transition to design at Kalibrr, how to respond to critical feedback, curating your own Twitter learning circle, and so much more.

-1 sSEP 1
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044: Leroy Almeida (The Curious Learner)

043: Jay Demetillo (The Do-It-All Designer)

Jay Demetillo is the Lead UX Designer for GrabFood. With 10+ years of experience working in New York City to San Francisco and now Singapore, Jay Demetillo has almost seen it all in the design world. Jay has worked with Twitter, Pinterest, and Yahoo. He's also worked on notable projects such as the Bay Lights, Gaspar Brasserie, and San Francisco's Park System SFPark. Jay is an adjunct professor at CCA in San Francisco and has taught/spoken in China for ACG. In this episode, we talk about being the challenges of being Filipino in the US, Jay’s career and John Maeda’s bamboo ceiling, empowering the youth, designing the GrabFood app, and so much more.

-1 sAUG 26
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043: Jay Demetillo (The Do-It-All Designer)

042: Justine Win (The Gritty Designer)

Justine Win is a Product Designer, UI Developer, and team player. She'll be joining Shopify — a leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform — as a Product Designer in the core product team. She recently ended her stint as the Design Lead of UBX Philippines where she had an opportunity to assemble a team, establish a design process, and design products for financial inclusion. Justine's mission is to help organizations realize the value of design by facilitating design sprints, writing articles on design and tech, and mentoring fellow designers and developers. Having experienced a lot of challenges in the past and overcoming them made her a gritty designer that she is now. In this episode, we talk about Justine’s top tips for designer job hunting, creating a stellar portfolio that gets you noticed internationally, her story in landing a job at Shopify, and so much more.

-1 sAUG 18
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042: Justine Win (The Gritty Designer)

041: Christine Balatbat (The Empathic Designer)

Christine Balatbat is a customer experience officer in JG Summit Holdings Inc., one of the biggest conglomerates in the Philippines. A normal weekday for her is moderating research studies, synthesizing qualitative data and communicating findings to stakeholders. Over her 7-year career she became the UX research manager of OLX Philippines, did experience design for On-Off Group, and co-founded UXPH in 2014. In this episode, we talk about UX research in an agency, product company, and conglomerate, specialising as a user researcher, how to communicate user research results, and so much more.

-1 sAUG 11
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041: Christine Balatbat (The Empathic Designer)

040: Patrick James Lim (The Competitive Designer)

Patrick James Lim is a Senior Product Designer for SplitmediaLabs Inc. With over 4 years of experience, he was able to work for companies of various types and sizes like NetSuite, Accenture and First Circle before finding his love for esports or competitive gaming. Now, he currently utilizes his UI and interaction design skills for Challonge, an application for managing competitive activities like esports or traditional sports. In this episode, we talk about discovering UX through meetups, joining the Philippine Startup Challenge, becoming a designer in the $1.1B eSports industry, and so much more.

-1 sAUG 4
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040: Patrick James Lim (The Competitive Designer)