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

#63: Designing a Less Terrifying Home Buying Experience

May 21st, 2019 · 44 minutes

Special guest Paul Smith, head of design for real estate startup Opendoor, joins the show to discuss managing rapidly growing teams and the challenges of designing a holistic experience for an incredibly stressful life event.

#62: Design Systems Are for People

April 30th, 2019 · 63 minutes

Special guest and design system expert Jina Anne. She’s spent 15 years designing for companies like Apple, Salesforce, and Amazon. Today, we discuss how the state of the art in design systems is being driven by a community of dedicated "hybrids."

#61: The Dark Art of Designing for Print

March 29th, 2019 · 41 minutes

Special guest and paper expert Matthew Scharf joins to the program to remind us all that print is wonderful and analog makes us feel good.

#60: How to Tell if a Company Is Good at Design

March 14th, 2019 · 46 minutes

Special guest Leah Buley, director of design education at Invision, joins the show. We talk about ways of measuring the maturity of an organization’s design practice, and how you might improve yours.

#59: How to Price Design Services

February 28th, 2019 · 45 minutes

Special guest and founder Dan Mall joins the show to talk about his book, “Pricing Design.” We tackle one of the hardest parts of being a designer: asking for money.

#58: Designing Around Digital Privilege

February 14th, 2019 · 55 minutes

Special guest Helen Joy joins the program. She’s a UX consultant focused on universal and inclusive design practices. We discuss what that means in the day-to-day work we do as designers, and how hard it can be to see through our digital privilege.

#57: Using Design to Hack Government Bureaucracy

January 29th, 2019 · 44 minutes

Andy Lewandowski, UX designer at the United States Digital Service joins the show to discuss the challenging redesign of the Veterans Affairs website.

#56: How to Present Your Work

January 11th, 2019 · 56 minutes

Special guest and founder of Mule Design, Mike Monteiro, joins the show. We discuss why presenting your work is such a crucial skill, and how so many designers get it wrong.

#55: 10,000 Steps to Building a Great Product

December 4th, 2018 · 44 minutes

Special guest Tim Roberts joins the show. As the first product person at Fitbit, he saw the company as it grew through it’s IPO and beyond. We talk about scaling teams and managing growth.

#54: Don’t Design Alone: Cultivating Communities of Practice

November 16th, 2018 · 42 minutes

Agile consultant and coach Emily Webber joins the program to discuss ways in which people can get better at their work by tapping into (or building) support networks around them.