052: Shining a Light on Black Designers with Tim Hykes

User Defenders podcast
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052: Shining a Light on Black Designers with Tim Hykes

Tim Hykes shines a light on black designers. He shows us how an inspiring idea, and a lot of hard work can make a huge impact. He inspires us to challenge everything, especially the status quo. He motivates us to not wait to be asked to solve a problem, but to be a self-starter and solve it. He also teaches us how being a great designer starts with being a great person.

Timothy Hykes aka Tim Hykes is a User Experience designer and Illustrator working in Saint Louis, Missouri. He’s had the pleasure of seeing his work featured on FastCompany, Adobe, nationally with AIGA, InVision App, and socially with Behance and many other sites and publications. He is nationally known for his side projects which includes the 28 Days of Black Designers project, the Design + Diversity conference, and podcast, the #WeStandTogether project, and on YouTube on the Tim Hykes channel. A fun fact about Tim is that he’s really shy in a one on one situation.

  • Secret Identity (6:55)
  • Criminal Justice Background (11:47)
  • Why the Web/UX? (13:47)
  • Racist Hand Soap?! (17:00)
  • 28 Days of Black Designers (20:39)
  • Why aren’t there more Black Designers? (26:17)
  • Design Superpower (38:11)
  • Design Kryptonite (40:05)
  • UX Superhero Name (42:51)
  • Fights for Users (44:09)
  • Habit of Success (48:07)
  • Invincible Resource (56:11)
  • Recommended Book (57:30)
  • Best Advice (60:21)
  • Contact Tim Hykes (64:10)

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Season 5 Teaser Reel

User Defenders podcast
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Season 5 Teaser Reel

Just a small taste of what’s to come in what could possibly be the best season yet.

Season 5 of User Defenders podcast begins 08.27.17

Featuring in order Alan Cooper, Tim Hykes, Denise Jacobs, Jason Ogle, Josh Clark, Alan Cooper.

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The dope song playing in the background was written by my friend Alan Oakes from his incredible project, Let Em Riot.