A podcast bridging the gap between students and the design industry. For Students, By Students.
Students Who Design: Vivian Zhang
20:49In this episode, we speak with Vivian Zhang. Vivian is a student at Wellesley College. She has design experience all over the world, from a design agency in Hong Kong to her current co-op at Palantir in New York. We dive deep into her diverse professional background. We talked about her development of a student design community at her school, the importance of broadening your skillset, and a number of other relevant topics. Students Who Design is written and produced by Sahil Khoja and Omar Abdul-Rahim
Students Who Design: Fisher Adelakin
30:24In this episode, we meet with Fisher Adelakin. Fisher is a student at Purdue and has worked at a panoply of tech companies, with his most recent stint being at Slack. We discussed his perspective being black in tech, his influences growing up in Nigeria and much more. Students Who Design is written and produced by Sahil Khoja and Omar Abdul-Rahim.
Students Who Design: Genesia Ting
20:46In this episode, we are speaking with Genesia Ting. This young - and I mean young - designer recently graduated from UC Davis, has made a name for herself winning hackathons across the country, and has been most recently practicing design in the very hot civic tech space. We had a great time talking about her unique academic career and her thoughts from working at the US Census Bureau, first through the Civic Digital Fellowship and now as a full-time product designer. Students Who Design is written and produced by Sahil Khoja and Omar Abdul-Rahim.
Students Who Design: Jason Yuan
26:58In this episode, we meet with Jason Yuan. If you haven’t already seen his Apple Music redesign, we strongly suggest you do because it’s truly phenomenal. With over 47,000 claps on Medium, this article shows just how good a student design case study can be. Just a little required reading from Students Who Design. Beyond his famous redesign, we were able to discuss Jason’s beginnings in theater, his thoughts on formal design education, and more. Students Who Design is written and produced by Sahil Khoja and Omar Abdul-Rahim.
Episode 16: Sahil Khoja
28:16In our final episode, we are joined by none other than the co-host of this series, Sahil Khoja. We discuss his journey into product design and the resulting learnings, the Students Who Design project, and so much more. Sahil studies Information Science at Cornell University. He has previously held product design internships with Facebook, Intuit, and Dangle, and he will be interning this coming summer at Instagram. Sponsored in part by Facebook Design.
Episode 15: Brandon Jacoby
35:52In this episode, we are joined by Brandon Jacoby to discusses the advantages and disadvantages of staying in school as an aspiring designer, side projects, and so much more. Brandon studied Human-Computer Interaction at The Ohio State University. He currently works full-time as a product designer at Square, has held a design internship at Square, and has done significant freelance work. Sponsored in part by Facebook Design
Episode 14: Ethelia Lung
29:13In this episode, Ethelia Lung Joins us to talk about running a student-led design conference, the difference between working at a design agency and product company, and so much more. Ethelia studies New Media Design at Rochester Institute of Technology. She has held design internships at Google and at Grayscale Ltd Hong Kong. Sponsored in part by Facebook Design
Episode 13: Andrew Aquino
31:53In this episode, we are joined by Andrew Aquino to discuss his experience teaching introductory design to non-design majors, his expansion of a design community and culture at his school, and so much more. Andrew studied Computer Science at Cornell University. He currently works full-time as a product designer at Facebook, and he has held product design internships with Facebook and BuzzFeed. Sponsored in part by Facebook Design
Episode 12: Lu Han
33:34In this episode, we speak with Lu Han about finding design roles at your university, working as a designer with cross-functional teams, and so much more. Lu studied Economics at University of California, Berkeley. She currently works as a full-time product designer as Spotify and has held internships/fellowships with Spotify and InternMatch. Sponsored in part by Facebook Design
Episode 11: Nicole Calace
33:02In this episode, Nicole Calace talks about the differences between internships and full-time design roles, building a design community at your school, and so much more. Nicole studied Information Science at Cornell University. She currently works full-time as a product designer at Facebook and has held internships with Facebook, Microsoft, LinkedIn, and Amazon. Sponsored in part by Facebook Design