Fonz Morris

Train for the skill the industry needs

 I think it’s an education problem. There’s a ton of diversity on the planet. I think there’s a skills gap that these companies are looking for. This caliber of talent. The same thing (happens) with the NBA, the NFL, with any professional league or organization.
If you’re not grooming or training certain communities to be able to develop those skills, then you’re not gonna see them at the end result— I think that’s what it is. So I would say yes, there’s a diversity problem in tech, but I think it’s a bigger problem with lack of education and lack of skills training.””

—Fonz Morris/ Lead product Designer, Sneakerhead / Fonz of All Trades

Creating Effective Experiences

In this episode, host George Garrastegui Jr. chats with Fonz Morris, a self-taught creative, discuss being a Growth Design at Netflix and how they get customers to value the service and stop password sharing. Also, Fonz shares the value of UX research that focuses on how design is more than a visual medium and the industry needs to expand its definition.

I want to thank Fonz for taking the time out of his busy day in Cali to chat. It’s so interesting to hear how Netflix is a consumer-first business and the power that research plays in ensuring it can solve users’ problems in ways that make people see value in their service.




Editor: RJ Basilio

Intro / Outro Music: The System Has Failed Us – The Passion HiFi

Research and Transcription Reviewer: Or Syzflingier

Follow Fonz Morris via Fonz’s Website / @youngfonz on Twitter / @youngfonz on Instagram

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An educator, designer, and a creative catalyst, George is a native New Yorker who started a podcast in 2017, because he didn't like to write. He also wanted a way to learn and chronicle varied ways or making. We hope you enjoy his journey.

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