Hitting Pause (2022)

User Defenders podcast
User Defenders: Podcast – UX Design & Personal Growth
Hitting Pause (2022)

Life and career (re)focus this year have brought me to a place where I need to hit pause on this show’s production for the foreseeable future. Check out this broadcast for further info on this.

Keep fighting the good fight, dear Defender!

👊 Jason


I’m a highly self-aware design servant-leader with over 25 years experience leading and crafting digital experiences that solve complex problems, delight the users, and exceed business outcomes. As a seasoned HCI practitioner, I’m passionate about designing thoughtful, innovative and elegant user interfaces and interactions that reduce friction and make life better for the users. I’m comfortable with ambiguity and borderline obsessed with solving problems. As a personal growth/mindset enthusiast, I’m convinced that being a great designer begins and ends with being a great human. I’m also the founder, host and producer of the industry-leading/celebrated User Defenders Podcast.

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Hitting Pause…

User Defenders podcast
User Defenders podcast
User Defenders: Podcast – UX Design & Personal Growth
Hitting Pause...

Tired superheroes

After nearly a year of consistent podcasting, it’s time for me to hit pause…

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