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

#106: Systems, Outcomes, and a Generational Shift in Design

April 16th, 2021 · 42 minutes

Special guest Sheryl Cababa. She’s the Vice President of Strategy for Seattle-based agency Substantial, and we’re going to talk about how a systems-thinking approach focused on outcomes can benefit the work designers do, and the influence they have.

#105: There's No Command-Z in Life

March 31st, 2021 · 34 minutes

Special guest and renowned calligrapher Aoi Yamaguchi joins the program to discuss how she balances the discipline of ancient tradition with the inventiveness of modern art.

#104: The Wonder and Rigor of the Creative Process

March 15th, 2021 · 39 minutes

Special guest Natalie Nixon joins the program. She’s a creativity strategist and the author of the book “The Creativity Leap”. We discuss how to cultivate curiosity, improv, and intuition in our work and in our collaboration with others.

#103: The Subtlety and Depth of Sound Design

February 26th, 2021 · 41 minutes

Google's Head of Sound Design Conor O’Sullivan joins the program to discuss how both sounds and silence affect the user experience of products we use every day.

#102: Measuring the Carbon Footprint of Our Web Designs

February 17th, 2021 · 44 minutes

Special guest Tom Greenwood joins the show, He's the author of the new book “Sustainable Web Design,” and we discuss how tiny changes in how we code can have a dramatic impact on our carbon footprint.

#101: A Progressive View of the Web

January 31st, 2021 · 45 minutes

Special guest and long-time web standards advocate Aaron Gustafson joins the program. He's the author of the seminal book Adaptive Web Design, and we discuss the challenges and opportunities made available with today's Progressive Web Apps.

#100: How to Be of Service

January 19th, 2021 · 38 minutes

Special guest Trent Walton joins the show. He's the founder of Austin, Texas-based design agency Paravel. We discuss how to develop strong, long-term relationships with clients.

#99: Crafting an Agency Career

December 18th, 2020 · 38 minutes

Special guest Maria D’Amato joins the show. She's the Head of Experience Design at the Austin-based design agency GSD&M. We’re going to talk about crafting a career in the agency world.

#98: Multimodal Design, or How to Get Everything to Play Well Together

November 30th, 2020 · 50 minutes

Special guest Cheryl Platz joins the program. She’s the author of the new book, “Design Beyond Devices.” We discuss all the different ways we communicate with machines, how they respond, and how we as designers can be more intentional about all of it.

#97: The Remarkable Resilience of Design in Detroit

November 13th, 2020 · 36 minutes

Special guest Olga Stella joins the program. She’s the Executive Director of Design Core Detroit, and we discuss the role of design in the life of cities.