Event description

The Technically Speaking podcast, which has been downloaded nearly 4,000 times from over 35 countries worldwide within the last year.

The podcast amplifies voices of underrepresented leaders who want to inspire the next generation of black and brown designers through authentic, thought-provoking, and immersive storytelling.

The conversations will cover a wide scope of insightful topics like communicating effective design, activism, career tips and everything in between. Take a journey through the in’s and out’s of UX with host, Harrison Wheeler.

Join Harrison with Julia Fernandez, SF Design Week Student Ambassador.
About Julia Fernandez
Julia (Hoo-Lee-Yah) Fernandez (she/her) is an interdisciplinary designer, content creator, and vulnerable speaker. She is currently a Product Design Intern at Facebook Reality Labs for Oculus and a senior at Academy of Art University (Class of December 2021). She is the co-founder of Students of UXD—an online design community that helps make the world of human-centered design more human.

About Harrison Wheeler

I build teams, inspire through storytelling and communicate complex design ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences to ensure that products are as effective as they are beautiful. ‍ Currently, I’m a Sr. Product Design Manager at LinkedIn, where I focus on people management and building the vision for consumer and enterprise experiences.

Throughout my life, I’ve always been fascinated by the intersection of design, technology, and culture. Prior to working in a corporate environment, I scaled Base’s design team from its startup stage to its Zendesk acquisition. My interest in user design also paved me into co-founding several media initiatives that allowed me to work with Grammy-nominated figures including Mike Posner, Macklemore, Big Sean, J Cole, Wiz Khalifa, and more. ‍

Outside of work, I enjoy drone photography, cars, traveling, and connecting with friends.



StudioPod is a full-service podcast media and production company. Their mission is to Empower Through Audio. The event will utilize their venue and services located in the heart of the Mission District.

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