Nick Finck – Growing People, Teams, & More – Ep1

Recorded – 3/25/2021
Published – 6/2/2021

Nick Finck (@nickf) is a UX professional with over two decades of experience in the industry. He strives to improve people‚Äôs lives through crafting well-designed experiences that matter. Nick currently consults businesses on UX design and research through Craft & Rigor in Seattle. Before this, he was in leadership roles at Amazon Web Services, Facebook, Ubermind, Deloitte Digital, projekt202, and his own agency Blue Flavor.

Nick’s contributions to the UX community go far and wide. He is an experienced public speaker and has given over 102 talks in 10 countries. He has mentored countless industry professionals and career transitioners. Nick is also the curator of, a resource for UX professionals in the greater Seattle area. Earlier in his career, he was the publisher of Digital Web Magazine, an online magazine for web professionals.

Show Notes

~2m – What is UX
~4m – Current Challenges
~6m – Goals & Metrics
~7m – Gung Ho Movie
~8m – Symptoms VS Deeper Problems
~10m – Structuring Orgs
~15m – The road to hell is paved with good intentions
~16m – Nielsen Norman Group Maturity Model Stages 1-4 Stages 5-8
~34m – Organizational Underwear (a simple example, not the originator of the phrase)
~36m – Building Teams
~41m – The Value & Potential in Junior Designers
~44m – Growing Teams and Individuals
~54m – Farmers & Hunters