After Hours #7: Can Designers Be "Good for Business?"



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​The Uncensored Edition #7: Can Designers Be "Good for Business?"

​Why are designers important for businesses? In 1973 Thomas John Watson Jr, former chairman and CEO of IBM, coined the term "Good Design is Good Business." To this day, it is a battle cry for design in business operations. Join us as we chat about why good design is important for driving success for businesses.

​ADPList Host πŸŽ‰

β€‹πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Kasey Randall - Senior Interaction Designer at SiriusXM

​Kasey Randall is currently a Senior Interaction Designer at SiriusXM. Over the years Kasey's helped craft and elevate digital products through the transformative power of design and technology. He strives to bring ideas into reality, solve challenging problems, and create delightful, data-informed user experiences with an iterative, human-centered process.

​Fun Fact: He loves anything with mint and he has an 8-year-old pug mix named Dobby 🐾


​Mentor Panelists πŸŽ™οΈ

β€‹πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Ari Krzyzek β€” Co-founder & Chief Creative Officer at Chykalophia

​Co-founder and chief creative officer of Chykalophia (read: see-ka-lo-fia), Ari Krzyzek helps women-led tech and tech-enabled companies craft a brand that delights their customer beyond a pretty design, deliver no-brainer user experience, and getting them the clarity they need to for their business to thrive online. Additionally, she founded and hosts Creative Women’s Co., serving as a design consultant, mentor and professional peer in support of fellow female entrepreneurs through 1871 Chicago, Interaction Design Foundation, and ADPlist.

​Fun Fact: I'm Balinese, was born and raised in Bali, I can't swim, and I love small-size motorcycles like Honday Grom 🏍

β€‹πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Guramrit Singh β€” Design Strategy Lead, Home Solutions at TELUS

​Guramrit is the Senior Strategy Manager for both product and design at TELUS digital for its Home Solutions portfolio. Having worked as a UX Designer for many different platforms such as Salesforce integrations, Mobile apps (iOS & Android), and even voice AI on Google Assistant, Guramrit has always aimed to provide a best in class experience for all channels and touchpoints in the customer's journey. Prior to TELUS, Guramrit was the UX Architect for Best Buy and also has experience leading branding and UX design for a local startup.

​Fun Fact: Been part of the olympics as a torchbearer and have also served in the Military as part of the UN convoy to East Timor πŸŽ–

β€‹πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Hongqiao LU β€” Expert Design Director at McKinsey & Company

​LU works as an expert for digital product & service design at McKinsey & Company, help driving digital transformations for fortune 100 companies around the world. He's an end-to-end design expert with experience to plan, research, concept & implements innovative solutions while establishing internal design capability for the client along the process. Prior to McK, LU graduated from CMU and used to be a marketing consultant in the sports sponsorship field.

​Fun fact: Love cooking, used to successfully replicating several dishes from restaurants just by tasting πŸ›

β€‹πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Zack Ginies β€” Experience Designer at EA

​Zack has spent most of his career in hybrid design and engineering roles, and prior to his current role at EA, Zack spent time at Teehan+Lax, and Grip Limited, building the bridge between technology and user-centered design. Zack is also a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, where he actively volunteers with organizations focused on sexual health, harm reduction, and design mentorship.

​Fun Fact: I’m a huge fan of horror movies, video games and karaoke (I do a pretty amazing Ursula the Sea Witch) 🎀

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