Liftoff by Bottle Rocket

Digital Trends, Bad Ideas, and Buzzwords (w/ Mike Swartz)

April 14, 2020 XD Media Episode 66
Liftoff by Bottle Rocket
Digital Trends, Bad Ideas, and Buzzwords (w/ Mike Swartz)
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Liftoff by Bottle Rocket
Digital Trends, Bad Ideas, and Buzzwords (w/ Mike Swartz)
Apr 14, 2020 Episode 66
XD Media

Howdy friends! I loved this conversation and I think you definitely will as well.

Some themes of this episode include:

  • Don’t be afraid to have bad ideas
  • Not being to precious about your work
  • Not taking yourself too seriously 
  • Being allergic to buzzwords
  • Not confusing design with art 


Before starting Upstatement, Mike Swartz worked in newsrooms and magazines such as The Boston Globe and Complex Magazine. He studied Journalism and Advertising Design before leaving for a job as Art Director of the Globe’s Sunday Ideas section, later finishing his degree in Computer Science at Boston University. He taught graphic design at Massachusetts College of Art and Design from 2009 - 2011. He has spoken at conferences across the country and his work has been honored by the Society for News Design, Society of Publication Designers, AIGA, Editor and Publisher, Communication Arts, SXSW, FastCompany, and the Webbys.

Find Mike on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-swartz-01b21866/
Check out Upstatement: https://www.upstatement.com/

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Some goodies:
I'm making a course! Learn how to get hired as a UX Designer: http://hiredux.com/

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Feel free to stalk the Experience Design podcast on Instagram at @xdpodcast

#staycurious

Show Notes

Howdy friends! I loved this conversation and I think you definitely will as well.

Some themes of this episode include:

  • Don’t be afraid to have bad ideas
  • Not being to precious about your work
  • Not taking yourself too seriously 
  • Being allergic to buzzwords
  • Not confusing design with art 


Before starting Upstatement, Mike Swartz worked in newsrooms and magazines such as The Boston Globe and Complex Magazine. He studied Journalism and Advertising Design before leaving for a job as Art Director of the Globe’s Sunday Ideas section, later finishing his degree in Computer Science at Boston University. He taught graphic design at Massachusetts College of Art and Design from 2009 - 2011. He has spoken at conferences across the country and his work has been honored by the Society for News Design, Society of Publication Designers, AIGA, Editor and Publisher, Communication Arts, SXSW, FastCompany, and the Webbys.

Find Mike on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-swartz-01b21866/
Check out Upstatement: https://www.upstatement.com/

_

Some goodies:
I'm making a course! Learn how to get hired as a UX Designer: http://hiredux.com/

-

Feel free to stalk the Experience Design podcast on Instagram at @xdpodcast

#staycurious