Dillon Winspear

Arts • Business • Education

Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. I’ve centered my career on being the bridge between the “design eye” and the “business mind”. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we’llRead more

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Transparency & Communication (w/ Freelance Designer Jeremy Mura) // Ep. 102

Jan 12 • 43:29

New year, new you, right? How about some money in your pocket, how does that sound? If you’ve not started your freelance career, then what are you waiting for? Sure it can be intimidating, but tell me what new thing isn't.

On the show today, I’ve got Jeremy Mura, a contract designer from Down Unda joining me to talk about how you can improve your communication skills with ...

Welcome to 2021 // Ep. 101

Jan 5 • 09:40

The new year is off to the races. Like many of you, I've got my fingers crossed for a better year than the last. I recognize however that to make the year better, I've got to do my part. Make your own luck.

My encouragement to you today is this... If you're not a "resolution" kind of person, join me (a fellow non-resolution person) in breaking that mold this year. Isolate ...

Strategic UX Writing (w/ Content Strategist Torrey Podmajersky) // Ep. 99

Nov 24 • 42:07

With the last double-digit episode of Designed Today, I’ve brought on another special guest. Torrey Podmajersky is the author of the best seller Strategic Writing for UX, one of the original UX writing books published by Oreilly, and holds a 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon. Additionally, Torrey works as a UX writer for Google and was kind enough to share her time with us toda...

Soft-Skills: Articulating Design Choices (Week 3) // Ep. 98

Nov 17 • 33:13

This is week 3 of the Soft-Skills mini-series, and we are starting off where both Uncle Mikey and I struggled in the self-assessment challenge from last week. The category of struggle was collaborating in groups, which in and of itself is a huge category of topics. We narrowed in on articulating your design choices and taking your stakeholders along on the journey of your ...

Preparing for a Freelance Career (w/ Freelance Designer Connor Fowler) // Ep. 97

Nov 10 • 42:38

My guest today has made a huge splash in the freelance design world after. After his appearance on the Young Guns show hosted by Chris Do of The Futur, Connor was off to the races designing logos for businesses of all types. But to get himself to that point he had to be prepared. In his own words, learn what worked and what didn't work for Connor as he jumped both feet int...

Soft-Skills: So You Think You've Got It All (Week 2) // Ep. 96

Nov 3 • 35:00

If you're joining us for week 2 of our mini-series on Soft-Skills, we're going to assume you no longer need to be convinced of the importance of these skills in the workplace. I will take this opportunity however to note that, none of this will matter if you can't honestly assess where you stand when it comes to these skills. All of this will be time wasted if you're not e...

What is Accessible Design (w/ VP Laura Silva) // Ep. 95

Oct 27 • 56:17

Laura Silva is the VP of Accessible UX Design at Bank of America and shares with us what a day in her life looks like. Her background wasn't always rooted in accessibility, but after a few life events, she felt inclined to help those who are often forgotten.

In this episode, you'll learn how you can look out for those with different accessibility needs, whether they be phy...

Soft-Skills: Introduction (Week 1) // Ep 94

Oct 20 • 28:00

I've got some special for you... Today's introduction is the start of a new mini-series in which my good friend Michael Curtis will be joining me to talk about Soft Skills, and how you can strengthen your own.

Over the last few years, I've found Uncle Mikey and I expressing similar thoughts on the topic. It's one of the reasons that we became friends in the first place. Ove...

Both Sides of the Hiring Table (w/ Jared Spool) // Ep. 93

Oct 13 • 49:08

Jared Spool, the Maker of Awesomeness and co-founder of Center Centre UIE, is here to share some great insights. We discuss the steps you should be taking before leaving your UX Schooling, and what you can do to help you secure a job after graduation and avoid those first-year growing pains.

Additionally, we jump to the other side of the table in the hiring process. Learn h...

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