Presentable

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.

#10: Variable Fonts in CSS are Crazy Awesome

October 12th, 2016 · 46 minutes

This week's special guest is my friend Tim Brown, Head of Typography at Adobe. We discuss the recent announcement of Variable Fonts and what that means for type on the web, the complexity of CSS, and the future of responsive web design.


#9: Designing for the App Store, with John Gruber

September 29th, 2016 · 46 minutes

This week we talk to preeminent Apple blogger John Gruber about his experiences designing and developing iOS app Vesper, the challenges of App Store pricing, and how feature prioritization is as much a business decision as it is a design issue.


#8: Why Do Good Teams Design Bad Things?

September 15th, 2016 · 57 minutes

This week's special guest is my old friend Peter Merholz, one of my co-founders at Adaptive Path and author of the new book, "Org Design for Design Orgs." We talk about how companies can better organize design teams, and trace the history of how — after two decades — design became an overnight success in technology.


#7: Why Don't Style Guides Ever Work?

August 23rd, 2016 · 48 minutes

This week's special guest is Stanely Wood, design director at Spotify. We talk about how to scale design as companies grow, what it takes to create consistent experiences, and how style guides never work except when they do.


#6: It Takes a Village to Build a Website

August 5th, 2016 · 50 minutes

Special guest Deepa Subramaniam, Director of Product for the Hillary Clinton campaign, joins the show to talk about what it's like to manage a web team for an 18-month long sprint while the whole world watches.


#5: The Color Show

July 21st, 2016 · 57 minutes

Special guest Craig Hockenberry, bigwig at the IconFactory and creator of Twitterrific, joins the show. We go deep on color management, how the new Apple hardware changes things, and what it all means for web and app designers.


#4: You've Got to Learn to Talk Numbers

July 7th, 2016 · 36 minutes

This week, I'm joined by my good friend Margaret Gould Stewart, Vice President of Product Design at Facebook. We talk about what her title actually means, what it takes to be a design leader, and how to think about a career in design these days.


#3: The Typography Show

June 21st, 2016 · 53 minutes

Special guest and old friend Jason Santa Maria joins the show to talk typography. We discuss what typefaces the cool kids are using, dig into licensing and subscription pricing, and geek out over web fonts and browser hacks.


#2: App Fan Art

June 8th, 2016 · 50 minutes

Special guest Richard Ziade, co-founder of Postlight, joins the show to talk about the phenomenon of independent designers crafting their own takes on popular (and frustrating) products. We also dig into Google AMP and the debacle at Nest.


#1: Catastrophizing the End of the GUI

May 25th, 2016 · 45 minutes

Special guest Chris Messina joins the inaugural episode of the show to discuss both the hype and beauty of conversational UIs, messaging apps, and chatbots. Will this herald the end of interface design as we know it? (Spoiler: nope.)