Cameron chats with Greg Beldam and John Duff, Director of Product Design and Director of Engineering respectively, prior to Shopify's successful IPO. Topics range from examining the team structure needed to support 140,000+ active stores to red flags during the hiring process, the expense of flying in candidates from around the world for all-day interviews, and more.
Myles Grant is a Senior Staff Engineer at Slack, one of the fastest growing communication tools on the web. In this episode, we discuss Slack's origin story, his interviewing process, and moonlighting work on Authentic Jobs dating back to 2007.
Bob Baxley, Head of Product Design at Pinterest, covers a lot of ground in just 28 minutes. Product design at Pinterest, sourcing talent in the Bay Area, portfolio reviews, unsolicited redesigns, work/life balance, and what it was like working with Steve Jobs as the former Director of Design for the Apple Online Store.
Electric Pulp is located in South Dakota, yet many of their clients are in Los Angeles. In this episode, Aaron Mentele, Partner and Developer, shares what it’s like to run a web studio in a “tech deficient” location, how they hire remote full-time employees, advice for people wanting to break into the industry, and more.
Known to the design world as Swissmiss, Tina Roth Eisenberg has her hands in many things. In this episode, Tina shares how she balances it all (unscientifically), why enthusiasm is her superpower, and why asking candidates to include jokes with their application is the best hiring decision she’s made.