A podcast about navigating the
opportunities and challenges of design leadership
with Jesse James Garrett and Peter Merholz

REcent Episodes

37: From Design Leadership to Product Leadership (ft. Che Douglas)

In this episode, Peter and Jesse speak with Che Douglas, who has shifted from VP of Design to VP of Product for Booking.com, the world’s leading travel website. Che talks about the cultural and functional relationship between product and design, what it’s like to lead both as an integrated team, and the necessity of driving…

36: The Chief Design Officer as Corporate Executive (ft. Jehad Affoneh)

In this episode, Peter and Jesse speak with Jehad Affoneh, Chief Design Officer of Toast, on topics ranging from the what it means to be an executive, how accountability is shared across functions, the importance of aiming metrics at organizational maturity, developing an experience strategy, working with Founder-CEOs, and the differences in working B2B and…

35—The Actualized Design Executive (ft. Daniela Jorge)

In this episode, Peter and Jesse speak with Daniela Jorge, Chief Design Officer at PayPal, about vision, delivering on an end-to-end customer experience, growing and developing the next generation of leaders, taking advantage of design skills such as facilitation, and what she’s learned from working in more traditional companies.