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 Mathew Barnes.

About Mathew Barnes
Mathew is an artist and veteran design leader living in Oakland, CA. He has 24 years of agency, entrepreneurial, and in-house B2B/B2C experience. His specialty is end-to-end branding and spent the latter half of his career scaling teams, implementing best practices, and building out systems to promote continuity and efficiency throughout an organization.

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.

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