Happy New Year! We're back with another episode (Epi.7) of the CandShout podcast show featuring, Alphonso "Fonz" Morris. Fonz is an HBCU - Morehouse grad, a Husband & Father, Speaker, Advisor, and the Lead Product Designer, Global Conversion at Netflix. In this episode, Fonz shares his journey to Netflix and 15+ years experience in Tech and Design. We also discuss the following:
Advice for job seekers and Entrepreneurs pursuing opportunities during COVID.
Communicating effectively when Interviewing.
Storytelling & Self-Advocacy.
Importance of Growing Your Network.
What's next for Fonz and Product at Netflix.
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Great design gives Fonz life. Prior to joining Netflix, he led a design team at Coursera – the world’s leading online educational platform. As a founder and growth designer, he’s led product design at two startups and worked with some of the world’s biggest companies! As a leader, Fonz focuses on balancing experience with spontaneity and intense creativity with the discipline and methodology of production.
His undergraduate career began at the HBCU Morehouse College and ended with his earning a B.S in Computer Science from Georgia State University. With no formal education in design, he is an advocate for the self-taught designer. Additionally, he mentors design students through Made In The Future, Cascade SF, California College of the Arts, and General Assembly’s UX Design Bootcamp.
Fonz’s passion is creating effective and successful experiences that engage, inspire and attract customers. He was a cohort member at First Round Capital’s Founding Designer Track and is currently a cohort member at Floodgate Fund and a Design advisor for Signal Fire. His talent and enthusiasm are well-respected throughout the Design industry and he has been invited to speak for several professional tech audiences, including Afrotech, DesignxUs, UC Berkeley and UC Davis.