This past week we sat down with Ryan Sims, the former head of design at Rdio. We caught up with him about his latest career change as he heads to Adobe, what it was like growing the design team at Rdio and what it means to have a design mentor.
Ryan on the Web:
3:00 - We catch up with Ryan on his latest adventures in funemployment.
9:00 - a mispronunciation kicks off a backstory of Ryan's journey at Rdio.
15:00 - A brief diversion into Ryan's latest music.
- The Neptunes
- To Pimp a Butterfly
- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
- OK Computer
- Warren G
18:00 - We chat branding, Vdio and working at a music startup.
21:00 - Ryan explains his path to get into Rdio and how he managed a growing design team.
42:00 - The two traits that Ryan looks for in a designer.
53:00 - Ryan explains his views on design mentors and why he wished he'd had one.
1:06:00 - How do you navigate a career transition?