The Presentable Podcast focuses on how we design and build the products that are shaping our digital future. We'll track the tools, trends, and methods being used by teams from the biggest companies and latest startups. In each episode, Jeff will bring over two decades of experience as a designer, developer, entrepreneur, and investor as he chats with guests about how design is changing the world.



Latest Episodes

#23: How to Get Hired, with Jared Spool

May 2nd, 2017 · 60 minutes

This week, the legendary and outspoken Jared Spool joins the show. We discuss why most companies are terrible at hiring for design jobs, and what designers can do to take control of their careers and attract meaningful work.

#22: Jessica Hische Is Good at Freelancing

April 14th, 2017 · 53 minutes

This week, one of the best letterers and illustrators in the industry, Jessica Hische, joins the show. We discuss the thrills and anxieties of making a living as a freelancer.

#21: How We’ll Design for Virtual Reality

March 29th, 2017 · 47 minutes

Game designer Shahid Ahmad joins the show to talk VR. We discuss the design fundamentals of both virtual and augmented reality and look ahead to what the future may bring.

#20: Design Sprints: How to Get Your Boss to Draw in Just 5 Days

March 16th, 2017 · 45 minutes

Special guest Jake Knapp joins the show to talk about how sprints are changing how we do design. He's a Design Partner at Google Ventures and author of bestselling book "Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days."

#19: Design Ethics and the Race to the Bottom of the Brain Stem

March 1st, 2017 · 45 minutes

This week's special guest is Tristan Harris, former Design Ethicist at Google and the founder of the Time Well Spent movement. We talk about ethics in design, and how even our best intentions in serving users can often make use of manipulative patterns.

#18: So What Is It Exactly That Product Managers Do?

February 15th, 2017 · 46 minutes

This week's special guest is Laura Klein, author of the new book, "Build Better Products." We discuss the evolving role of Product Managers, and how they intersect, overlap, and compliment what User Experience Designers do.

#17: My Dishwasher Really Needs Bluetooth

February 3rd, 2017 · 54 minutes

This week, Relay FM co-founder Myke Hurley joins the show to talk about the design of everyday things, the impact of companies like Apple and Slack on how we build things, and why it's so hard to rebrand a business.

#16: Design at Google Is Like Baseball in Europe

January 20th, 2017 · 42 minutes

Former Global Head of UX at Google Irene Au joins the show to talk about the remarkable change that's happened in design over last 10 years at the search engine giant.

#15: The Voice of Slack

January 6th, 2017 · 51 minutes

This week's special guest is Anna Pickard, the Creative Director of Voice and Tone at Slack. We talk about how writing and language that is clear, concise, and human can be the bedrock of a great user experience.

#14: The Next Billion Users

December 8th, 2016 · 45 minutes

This week's special guest is Rachel Ilan Simpson. She’s part of the design team for the Chrome browser at Google and has been working on features to help support the next billion new internet users coming online in emerging markets. We talk about what it takes to design for people who’ve never used a desktop computer and only know the online worl…