03 - Tim Yeo | Design leadership for introverts


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In this episode, Molly and Vinita are talking to Tim Yeo. Tim coaches introverts to have impact and influence without pretending to be extroverts at The Quiet Achiever. He is currently Design Director @IBM, helping Enterprise clients transform their businesses with enterprise scale at startup speed.

In IBM, Tim focuses on DesignOps for the Customer Transformation design practice in Australia.Previously, Tim was the first UX and Design leader at fintech startups @Finder, @OFX and @Prospa where he hired, established and scaled design teams from scratch. Best known for saying complex things simply. He's also a public speaker, bookbinder and currently living the nomad life with no permanent address in Adelaide, Australia with his partner and the fluffiest Old English Sheepdog ever. Tim has also reviewed did reviewing design portfolios for IxDA and done mock interviews with general assembly for graduating programs.

We dive into the following themes:

  • How designers starting out in the industry can stand out when trying to get their first role
  • What kind of mindset to have while approaching design exercises
  • How introverts in particular can start to really craft their design paths

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