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July 23rd, 2019 / 39 min

Quinton Larson: Being adaptable and working thoughtfully

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Quinton Larson

Quinton Larson

Director and Lead Experience Designer, Indeed
About The Episode

Quinton Larson is a design leader who has consistently brought thoughtful leadership into the companies where he works. In this episode we speak with Quinton about his prior work at IDEO and eBay, his involvement with Indeed’s Job Seeker Journey team, how he makes sure the right people are involved in project kickoffs, and how design systems help create a more connected workflow between designers and developers. 

Takeaways:

  • Getting the right people involved in project kickoffs
  • Being adaptable as a design leader
  • Working efficiently and thoughtfully with key partners

Bio

Quinton Larson has made a big impact at Indeed, where he is currently Director and Lead Experience Designer. Within one year he led the design of the first version of their design system, as well as a vision for their native apps and is now leading Indeed’s Job Seeker Journey team aiming to unify the job seeker product portfolio. 

Quinton also introduced a bold approach to Indeed for design sprints; taking the best of Google’s Sprint approach and blending it with IDEO’s methodology for a flexible framework that Indeed adjusts depending on the problem at hand. 

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Aarron Walter
VP of Design Education

As the VP of Design Education at InVision, Aarron Walter draws upon 15 years of experience running product teams and teaching design to help companies enact design best practices. Aarron founded the UX practice at MailChimp and helped grow the product from a few thousand users to more than 10 million.

He is the author of the best selling book Designing for Emotion from A Book Apart. You’ll find Aarron on Twitter and Medium sharing thoughts on design. Learn more at http://aarronwalter.com.

Eli Woolery
Director of Design Education

Eli is the Director of Design Education at InVision. His design career spans both physical and digital products, and he has worked with companies ranging from startups (his own and others) to Fortune 500 companies.

In addition to his background in product and industrial design, he has been a professional photographer and filmmaker. He teaches the senior capstone class Implementation to undergraduate Product Designers at Stanford University. You can find Eli on Twitter and Medium.

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