the ux hustle podcast

with Amanda Worthington

This is a show about crafting a badass UX career and refining your UX process to become better at what you do. We'll also talk about applying UX to your life to get more done—with less stress.

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Imposture Syndrome

Episode 52

Imposture Syndrome

In this episode, we talk about Imposter Syndrome — what is it, what it means (and what it doesn't mean).

Amanda Worthington

UX Designer & Strategist
Shouting in a Sea of Text with Sonya Lewis

Episode 51

Shouting in a Sea of Text with Sonya Lewis

In this episode, I talk with Sonya Lewis all about inclusive design and technology in the workplace. After Sonya reached out to me about ways I could improve the experience of Camp Case Study for neurodivergent participants, she's been showing me how to incorporate inclusive design in the communities I'm building and meeting I facilitate. Tune in to this episode to do the same.

Sonya Lewis

UX Researcher
Masterminding to Crush Big Goals

Episode 50

Masterminding to Crush Big Goals

In this episode, I share my experience having been in 3 different masterminds and just getting back from a mastermind retreat. If you've been wondering "what even is a mastermind? and what does it do?" then this episode is for you.

Amanda Worthington

UX Designer & Strategist
How to Rock Your First UX Role

Episode 49

How to Rock Your First UX Role

In today's episode, I talk with Havana Nguyen about how to rock your first UX role. We discuss how to handle a seemingly dysfunctional organization, the importance of mentorship, and how to make the most of being the "newbie" at any organization so that you stand out—in a good way.

Havana Nguyen

Sr. User Experience Designer
Portfolio Tips for New & Experienced UXers

Episode 48

Portfolio Tips for New & Experienced UXers

Amanda Worthington

UX Designer & Strategist
 Is Screen Time Impacting Our Designs? with Julie Briggs

Episode 47

Is Screen Time Impacting Our Designs? with Julie Briggs

In this episode, Amanda and Julie discuss the impact our screens have on our own health AND the health of our users. Julie shares how screen fatigue impacts our bodies and eyes, tips on how to mitigate those affects, and we discuss ways we can keep this in mind with the products we design!

Julie Briggs

Virtual Fitness Trainer
2021 Lessons Learned & How I'm Stepping into 2022

Episode 46

2021 Lessons Learned & How I'm Stepping into 2022

In this episode, I share the highs and lows and lessons I learned from 2021 that I'm bringing with me into 2022.

Amanda Worthington

UX Designer & Strategist
Jumping Into New Decisions

Episode 44

Jumping Into New Decisions

Feeling like you need to make a change or make a decision, but aren't sure how to start? In this episode, Amanda shares the 3 ways she leaps into new decisions so that you can stop the analysis paralysis or self-judgment. Making a decision doesn't have to be a Herculean effort, it can be experimental and even fun!

Amanda Worthington

UX Designer & Strategist
UX Through My Partner's Eyes

Episode 43

UX Through My Partner's Eyes

In this episode, Amanda interviews her fiancé, Will Cloyd, about what it was like when Amanda transitioned her career into UX design — and then later into full-time business. Will shares tips on how to bring your significant other along on the journey of big career moves and the perspective that he brought (and continues to bring) to Amanda's career.

Amanda Worthington

UX Designer & Strategist
3 Ways to Show a Growth Mindset in Your UX Case Study

Episode 42

3 Ways to Show a Growth Mindset in Your UX Case Study

In this episode Amanda shares her 3 ways to show a growth mindset in your UX case study and why it's important for your job search.

Amanda Worthington

UX Designer & Strategist
Personal Branding

Episode 42

Personal Branding

In this episode, Amanda shares what a personal brand is and how it can help you in your UX career. Then she shares the process that she's used to develop her own personal brand and how it's impacted her career — both in corporate and within her own business.

Amanda Worthington

UX Designer & Strategist
Forever Employable with Jeff Gothelf

Episode 41

Forever Employable with Jeff Gothelf

In this episode, Jeff shares what it means to be "Forever Employable" — how to plant your flag and stand out in any industry so that people are coming to you with (and creating) the right roles for you.

Jeff Gothelf

Lean UX Author & Consultant
Remembering the Humans with Rob Harr

Episode 40

Remembering the Humans with Rob Harr

In this episode, Amanda and Rob talk about how to develop trust on teams, what to do when you feel like you're not sure what's happening within a company, and setting expectations with clients.

Rob Harr

VP at Sparkbox
Becoming a Design Leader

Episode 39

Becoming a Design Leader

In this episode, Vincent and Amanda talk about what it means to be a design leader. Vincent shares what he's noticed in helping hundreds of designers successfully break into the UX industry.

Vincent Brathwaite

Design Leadership Forum Director
Being a Human

Episode 38

Being a Human

In this episode, Amanda and Jasmine talk about Jasmine's experience in grad school — why she took that route, how she's using what she's learning at work, and how she's juggling school, work, and life.

Jasmine Orange

UX Designer
Future-Proofing Your Design Career at the UX Hustle Summit

Episode 37

Future-Proofing Your Design Career at the UX Hustle Summit

In this episode, Amanda shares the 3 ways to future-proof your design career at the 2021 UX Hustle Summit, Sept 24 & 25

Amanda Worthington

UX Designer & Strategist
Feel the Fear + DO IT Anyway with Joe Natoli

Episode 36

Feel the Fear + DO IT Anyway with Joe Natoli

In this episode, Amanda and Joe talk about FEAR. Fear of speaking up, fear of looking dumb, and the fear of failure. Joe shares his experience working with hundreds of thousands of UX students and in a number of UX organizations -- showing you how to overcome fear so that you can make a real impact not only as a UX designer but as a person in your own life.

Joe Natoli

UX Consultant
Find Clarity From Your Story with Alex Street

Episode 35

Find Clarity From Your Story with Alex Street

In this episode, Amanda and Alex talk about the power and importance of your story. Alex walks through his process of the Transformation Story Arc so that you can show up more authentically inside and outside your career.

Alex Street

Story Telling Coach
Standing Out to Find Your Career Home with Charli Marie Prangley

Episode 34

Standing Out to Find Your Career Home with Charli Marie Prangley

In this episode, Amanda and Charli talk about Charli's experience as a Creative Director and hiring manager at ConvertKit. Charli shares tips on how to stand out when job hunting, how she manages her design team, and how she's used her content creation to future-proof her career.

Charli Marie Prangley

Creative Director
You're Not Alone; Nobody knows what they're doing

Episode 33

You're Not Alone; Nobody knows what they're doing

In this episode Amanda and Chad talk about what Chad's learned from his own experience of breaking into UX design and helping students at General Assembly.

Chad Rieck

Senior UXer
Future-Proofing Your Career with Object-Oriented UX

Episode 32

Future-Proofing Your Career with Object-Oriented UX

Sophia and Amanda geek out about all things object-oriented UX (OOUX), talk about entrepreneurship -- shifting from consulting to facilitating to her own certification course, and what it takes to commit to your vision for your business and career

Sophia V Prater

UX Designer, Founder of the Object-Oriented UX Certification Program
Change is the Only Constant

Episode 31

Change is the Only Constant

In this Episode, Amanda and Cassie talk about designing your career and reputation through all the twists and turns that life, tech, and design bring you.

Cassie McDaniel

Design Leader at Webflow
Poetry, UX, Identity, and Fear

Episode 30

Poetry, UX, Identity, and Fear

In this episode, Jessie and Amanda openly discuss the ups and downs of associating UX to your personal identity and an all-in mindset.

Jessie Lian

Experience Designer
Designing a Sustainable Career

Episode 29

Designing a Sustainable Career

In this episode, Amanda talks about what to do when you're feeling overwhelmed, overworked, or just in a messy place.

Amanda Worthington

UX Designer & Strategist
Fruitful UX Research: Combining Science with the Messiness of the Real World

Episode 28

Fruitful UX Research: Combining Science with the Messiness of the Real World

In this Episode, Amanda and Varun discuss how to implement Research in a way that is sustainable, valuable, and ethical. We talk about ways to research with cross-functional partners, the power of saying "I don't know" and acknowledging the implicit bias and challenges that come with research, annnnd Amanda talks about her UX wrestling persona.

Varun Murugesan

Head of UX Research
What I Wish I Knew

Episode 27

What I Wish I Knew

In this episode, Amanda and Denise talk about work/life integration, maintaining passion for the arts through creative outlets outside of work, and the benefits of community groups within larger corporations.

Denise Nicole Francis

Senior Product Designer

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