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  1. Episode 12: Topsoil Decisions (feat. Ryan Sims) – The Design Details Podcast

    This past week we sat down with Ryan Sims, the former head of design at Rdio. We caught up with him about his latest career change as he heads to Adobe, what it was like growing the design team at Rdio and what it means to have a design mentor. This was an insightful episode, and we hope you all enjoy!

    If you have feedback or suggestions please don’t hesitate to reach us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm or email us directly!

    Episode 12 Sponsors:

    Iconfinder (use promo code ‘ROBOT’ for 50% off your first month!)

    InVision

    Ryan on the Web:

    Website

    Twitter

    Dribbble

    Rdio

    Instagram

    Show Notes:

    3:00 – We catch up with Ryan on his latest adventures in funemployment.

    @veen

    Future of Web Design

    Typekit

    @wilsonminer

    9:00 – a mispronunciation kicks off a backstory of Ryan’s journey at Rdio.

    Rdio

    Virb

    EveryBlock

    @malthe

    15:00 – A brief diversion into Ryan’s latest music.

    @pusha_t

    Clipse

    The Neptunes

    @pharrell

    @kendricklamar

    To Pimp a Butterfly

    My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

    Radiohead

    OK Computer

    Warren G

    18:00 – We chat branding, Vdio and working at a music startup.

    Vdio

    Janus Friis

    21:00 – Ryan explains his path to get into Rdio and how he managed a growing design team.

    Ryan Sims on The Great Discontent

    30:00 – What are the distractions of product design?

    37:00 – Ryan shares his views on being a “pixel perfect” designer.

    42:00 – The two traits that Ryan looks for in a designer.

    @mtowber

    49:00 – What are the most important things to do in a design critique?

    53:00 – Ryan explains his views on design mentors and why he wished he’d had one.

    Styleboost

    @ludwig

    1:06:00 – How do you navigate a career transition?

    @koopacetic

    PureVolume

    Neubix

    http://www.designdetails.fm/12/

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