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

#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.

#96: The Employee-Owned Design Agency

October 30th, 2020 · 56 minutes

Special guest Andy Budd returns to the program. He's one of the founders of UK-based design agency Clearleft, and we discuss the firm's recent shift to being employee-owned.

#95: What Does Representation in Design Really Look Like?

October 16th, 2020 · 44 minutes

Special guest Annie Jean-Baptiste joins the show. She’s Google's Head of Product Inclusion and the author of the book, “Building for Everyone.” We discuss how designing products through the lens of representation is not just an ethical choice, but a strong business case as well.

#94: The Creative Importance of Side Projects

August 31st, 2020 · 47 minutes

Special guest Elliot Jay Stocks joins the program. He’s a designer, publisher, and musician and we talk about side projects, staying focused, and how to find value in all aspects of our work.

#93: Designing for Cognitive Bias

August 19th, 2020 · 47 minutes

This week on the program is special guest David Dylan Thomas. He’s a content strategist and author of the forthcoming book, “Design For Cognitive Bias.” We discuss how unconscious decisions shape our actions, and how to acknowledge them when we design.

#92: Mindfully Designing for Different Cultures

July 30th, 2020 · 44 minutes

Special guest and author Senongo Akpem joins the show. We discuss his new book “Cross-Cultural Design” and how to grow in awareness when designing for multiple cultures.