In this episode of Technically Speaking, our host Harrison Wheeler talks to Jay Demetillo, lead designer at Grab in the Singapore team. Jay tells us about the differences he’s found since moving to South East Asia almost four years ago, both in the social aspect of life as well as in the design scene and the workflow within companies. What can we learn about Asian design and what has Jay been bringing to the table? Join in and listen to how to navigate cultural differences and contribute to growing the UX community abroad.
With 10+ years of experience working in New York City to San Francisco and now Singapore, Jay Demetillo has almost seen it all in the design world. Jay has worked with Twitter, Pinterest, Yahoo, and now Grab. Jay was an adjunct professor at CCA in San Francisco and has taught/spoken in China for ACG. He's also worked on notable projects such as the Bay Lights, Gaspar Brasserie, San Francisco's Park System SFPark, and recently redesigned GrabFood. Most recently, his journey has taken him from designing within the Western world ideals to now learning and adapting to Southeast Asia's culture and technology.