The Samelogic Podcast
Tips and stories to help you on the path of becoming a better product leader.
Episode #51: Nipurn Doshi, Lead Product Designer at Sigma Computing
Nipurn holds the position of Lead Product Designer at Sigma, with over seven years of experience designing user experiences for enterprise data analytics applications. Originally from India, he pursued his Master's degree in design at Indiana University, Bloomington. Apart from his professional commitments, Nipurn is a loving husband and a pup-dad to a Labradoodle. He enjoys perfecting his latte art skills every morning and is an avid gamer and table tennis player.
🎉 Episode #50: Tasneem Muchhala, Product Manager at Remo
Tasneem is a Product Manager at Remo, a virtual events platform focused on humanizing the virtual event experience. It strives to help event hosts create engaging online experiences, just like in-person events, by helping guests build authentic connections. Before joining Product, Tasneem worked within Success and Community teams to build close customer relationships and identify how customers used the platform, where customers had problems, and any feedback they had to improve their experience. From there, she was able to pivot into Product and keep doing what she loves. She is passionate about solving problems through simplistic but thoughtful user experiences. Outside of work, you can typically find her playing a board game, watching a new show, or learning something new!
Episode #49: James Dunckley Lead UX Designer at Edelman
As a Lead UX designer at Edelman, James is known for his curiosity, motivation, and empathy. He has built his career by combining his love for design with his talent for devising uncomplicated solutions to complex challenges. James has dedicated more than two decades to graphic and web design. His transition to UX design has presented fresh and stimulating opportunities, enabling him to incorporate his experience and passion for enhancing his craft. By allowing research to steer his path and design choices, James has amplified his capacity to create immersive and captivating experiences for end users.
Episode #48: Kelby Hertanu, Product Designer at Asana
Kelby Hertanu, currently working on design systems, is a product designer at Asana - a work management solution dedicated to enabling seamless teamwork for global teams and promoting human advancement. Prior to joining Asana, Kelby honed his skills in end-to-end design while working on diverse products for various companies and platforms, including Varo Bank and Temenos. During his free time, you may find Kelby indulging in his hobbies, such as dancing, watching anime, or enjoying fine beverages.
Episode #47: Rotem Waissman, VP Of Design at Monday.com
At Monday.com, an open platform that democratizes software power so businesses can quickly create work management tools and software applications to suit their specific needs, Rotem is the VP of design. Before working at Monady.com, which she did for the past nine years, she worked at RED-ID. Rotem discusses how she got her start in design, the lessons she's learned along the way, and how she creates user-friendly designs.
Episode #46: Kadie O'Malley, Lead Product Designer at MVMNT
At MVMNT, a free TMS platform for freight brokerages, Kadie is currently in charge of leading the product design department and developing a top-notch design team. She served as a Customer Experience and Design Consultant for various businesses before joining MVMNT. Kadie has expertise in developing new products from conception to launch, utilizing her technical and creative skills to forge cross-collaborative connections and guarantee product success. Kadie has a master's degree in experience design and an informatics degree from Indiana University. She is passionate about fostering design as a strategic pillar within enterprises, making experiences that leave customers in amazement, and producing products that have a beneficial impact. When she's not nose-deep in Figma, you can find Kadie eating her way through Chicago and hanging with her dog Kobe.
Episode #45: Ayelet Paz Akler, Product Design Lead at Applitools
Ayelet is a skilled product designer and user experience lead with years of experience in the tech sector. She has spent the last few years directing design teams to produce memorable experiences for mobile and B2B SaaS solutions while working at fast-paced start-ups. She has a thorough understanding of the entire design process, from research to delivery, and is knowledgeable about organizational procedures as well as Agile approaches. Ayelet formerly worked for a large enterprise organization called NICE as a member of a global UX team. She had a significant role in developing and implementing a new design system for the company's merchandise. She oversaw converting several design tools to one, which increased productivity through better teamwork and collaboration with other stakeholders. She mentors aspiring designers and hosts seminars and meetups to give back to the design community when she is not creating new designs. She approaches everything she does with an eagerness to learn and develop, constantly looking for ways to make things better and stay ahead of the curve.
Episode #44: Sean Dekkers, Head of Product Design at Digits
Sean is a human-centered product designer determined to take on as many challenges as possible. He has worked at IDEO, McKinsey, Google, Visa, and is currently at Digits. He has led cross-functional teams in a variety of fields. Sean has developed technologies that have impacted billions of people, from Apple Pay to Ferrari and Google Search, employing a straightforward method that can be used to solve practically any issue. He now spends his time interacting with business owners and working with the engineers at Digits to try and discover solutions to some of the messiest business problems.
Episode #43: Aditya Rao, Lead Designer at Yoomi
Aditya works as a Lead Designer for Yoomi Health, a business in the medical industry that uses artificial intelligence to reinvent physical therapy. He works on Yoomi's digital experience platform to make a patient's interaction with their therapist more fun. Prior to this, he served as a Design Strategist at ThinkPlace, where he created a framework for digital ethics to aid businesses in navigating ethical strategies for digital transformation. Additionally, he worked as a product designer for JioTesseract Reliance while he was in India, where he helped create the JioGlass, India's first mixed reality product. He is pursuing his master's degree at Parsons School of Design right now, and in his spare time he likes to watch anime, cook, and work out.
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