Design Details · March 23, 2015

12: Topsoil Decisions (feat. Ryan Sims)

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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!

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Show Notes:

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

9:00 - a mispronunciation kicks off a backstory of Ryan's journey at Rdio.

15:00 - A brief diversion into Ryan's latest music.

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

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

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

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

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

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