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Ovetta Sampson: From Wanting to be Queen of England When 9 to Her Role as CD at Microsoft

I was very lucky to speak with Ovetta Sampson, Principal Creative Director at Microsoft. I enjoyed our animated discussion about how she got her start wanting to be the...

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Mauro Porcini Has Learned the Value of Slowing Down

Lockdown has given Mauro Porcini, Chief Design Officer at PepsiCo, the chance to slow down, enjoy the small details of life, and write a book that captured his life...

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Radek Taraszka Shares How to Unplug from Work During Quarantine

For the 10th episode of the podcast, I had the great pleasure to “travel” to Poland to chat with Radek Taraszka, a product design lead at UXPin, a UX...

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Joel Hladecek Tells Designers How to Adapt to a Crisis

Worldwide Creative Officer of EF Education First Joel Hladecek shares his personal experiences of how he has overcome three crises – the Dot-com crash, the 2008 financial crisis, and...

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Episode 8: Adam Faulkner on Being More Supportive and Less Cranky During Post-Lockdown

I had a fun and inspiring chat with UX firm founder Adam Faulkner in Sydney, Australia. Adam shared his thoughts on how he keeps his team morale up through...

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Helen Kokk in Estonia Says Now is the Time for Bold Decisions

In our 7th episode of Recliner Designer, I had the great pleasure to speak to Helen Kokk, a lead service designer from Tallinn, Estonia. Helen told me why Tallinn...

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Lance Shields

Podcast Creator and Host

Lance is Head of International Design within Adobe Design. He leads a team of designers and engineers whose mission is to create international-first solutions to help Adobe grow in new markets. He started Recliner Designer podcast to support designers and design leaders during Covid-19.

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