Designers’ mixtapes



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What you listen to can set the tone for your whole day. And as a designer, you have to make sure you’re priming yourself for creativity.

So this week, we asked a few of our favorite designers to recommend a song they love listening to while at work. Check out the individual contributors and their picks, and listen to the entire playlist at the bottom—it’s a designer-curated mixtape of creativity-boosting tracks.


Gretchen Anderson, Director of Product Design, Auris Surgical Robotics

Susan Dybbs

Susan Dybbs, Head of Design at Collective Health


Patrice Martin, Co-Lead + Creative Director at IDEO


Joshua Porter, Principal/Co-founder of Rocket Insights


Simona De Rosa, User Researcher at Twitter


Brian Yeung, Product Design Director


Andy Budd, CEO of Clearleft


Scott Sullivan, Applied Designer at Adaptive Path


Karen McGrane, Author of Going Responsive (coming in November)


Janet Crawford, Founder of Cascadance


Abi Jones, Interaction Designer at Google


Kevin M. Hoffman, Founder Seven Heads Design


Julie Stanford, Principal at Sliced Bread Design


Catriona Cornett, Director of Product Design at SalesforceIQ


Brad Nunnally, UX Designer


Uday Gajendar, Principal UX Consultant


Dan Saffer, VP of Product at Mayfield Robotics

For the whole mixtape:

What’s your favorite song to listen to while you’re working? Tell us on Twitter: @InvisionApp.

Header photo by stuart.childs. Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic.


Margaret Kelsey
Margaret Kelsey leads content marketing at Appcues. Before Appcues, she built content programs for InVision’s design community for 3.5 years and has roots in painting and PR. She’s a big fan of puns, Blackbird Donuts, and Oxford commas—probably in that order.

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