Signal337

--- Tim McKenna ---

Signal337 broadcasts the thoughts, experiences, and conversations of Tim McKenna. As a design and technology professional, Tim has worked in a multitude of industries and has learned truths about business, design, psychology, creativity, and life. Join me for thought-provoking discussions and new perspectives on design.
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Latest Episodes…

  1. A Career You're Proud Of

    Our careers are an important part of our life. They aren't what wholly defines us as people, but they do play a very important part in that definition. When you look back, can you say that you are proud of the work, proud of the companies that you have been ...

    2021-08-01

  2. Design Exercises

    Love them or hate them, design exercises are commonplace in today's designer hiring process. Theoretically, they make a lot of sense to gauge how someone approaches problem-solving and ideation, but in practice often see poorly crafted exercises, vague requirements, and borderline spec work. I share some experiences about bad design ...

    2021-07-25

  3. Putting In The Work

    Denniz PoP: a prolific music producer behind some of the catchiest damn pop hits of the '90s and early 2000s. From Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Robyn, and my personal favorite, Ace of Base, Denniz PoP was a surprising hitmaker being based in Sweden. Watching Netflix's "This is Pop" docu-series has ...

    2021-07-18

  4. Improve Your Writing

    Writing is one of the skills that as you improve, you begin to think more thoughtfully and critically of all communication. As a design professional, I find that as I improve my writing, I think more carefully about the message, intent, and clarity of everything that I read. In this ...

    2021-07-11

  5. Burnout is the Mind Killer

    Burnout: the state of emotional, mental, and often physical exhaustion brought on by prolonged or repeated stress. Think about your constant, day after day repeated tasks and the feeling of being stuck with no progress...it's insidious and creeps into your life easily. The mental and physical manifestations of burnout are ...

    2021-07-04