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 Mercy Bell and Alyssa Hart.

Mercy Bell and Alyssa Hart
We began building TAKE C4RE over text and Zoom three months ago and have since formed a deep digital friendship. We live 1,956 miles apart. We’ve have only met in person once. We consider it a testament to pandemic serendipity and the potential of virtual connections.

We’ve got the skills to create a paradigm shift around audio, wellness, and storytelling. Alyssa is an event designer in Austin whose operational genius can be seen at installations at SXSW and ACL. Mercy is a podcast host turned data scientist turned audiobook narrator. We believe.

Our goal is to make ALL conversations on wellness more creative, inclusive, and intersectional. To build a community of like minded humans (especially leaders at work!) that don’t want to make mental health or physical health just another hamster wheel of perfectionism.

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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