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The Optimal Path Podcast

The Optimal Path is a new podcast about product decision-making, brought to you by the team at Maze. Join us for expert conversations with product people at Webflow, Github, and more. Every episode uncovers the stories, ideas, and approaches that drive success—and the optimal path for product decisions.

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Featured Episode

David Hoang

Episode 01 | 17 January 2022 | 37 min

David Hoang, Director of Product Design at Webflow, talks to Maze about Webflow’s design process, why perfection is overrated, and why design is not ‘magic.’

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Product design leaders and experts share the experiences and learnings that shaped their path to success.

The spectrum of design with Brian Lovin | Spectrum & Github

Episode 03 | 18 January 2022 | 41 min

Brian Lovin, product designer at Github and previous co-founder of Spectrum, talks to Maze about his design journey, starting with the early days at Buffer to then co-founding Spectrum and his current role at Github. Topics include the decision to fundraise or go the bootstrap way, the ability to say 'no' to customers, and the importance of being surrounded by great people for making smart product decisions.

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From design employee to designer founder with Jeremy Le Van | Sunrise Calendar & Microsoft

Episode 02 | 18 January 2022 | 34 min

Jeremy Le Van, co-founder of Sunrise Calendar & former Director of Design at Microsoft, talks to Maze about the journey from designer to founder, building businesses through design, and the lessons made along the way.

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Designing your way forward with David Hoang | Webflow

Episode 01 | 17 January 2022 | 37 min

David Hoang, Director of Product Design at Webflow, talks to Maze about Webflow’s design process, why perfection is overrated, and why design is not ‘magic.’

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Meet the host

Ash Oliver is a UX Designer and the first Design Advocate at Maze. Ash assists product teams in uncovering the power of design and continuous research. His business background blends design thinking to solve problems with and for product users. Ash shares a deep love for lifelong learning, books, plants, and house music.

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The Optimal Path brings together people at the forefront of product