Feb 23, 2012

Maria Giudice to Receive Fellows Honor at AIGA Continuum 2012

Hot loves to throw a party for a good cause. What do we love even more?
When someone else throws a party for a good cause and recognizes our founder at the same time!

Feb 21, 2012

Leadership Lessons from... Howard Stern?

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Maria Giudice
CEO & Founder

Over the past year, I’ve given talks at TEDxPresidio and AIGA Pivot about what I’m calling the DEO, or Designer CEO—a leader who holds the highest office in an organization and pu

Jan 25, 2012

Aloha, UX: Maria Giudice Leads User Experience Intensive at the University of Hawaii at Manoa


Maria Giudice believes strongly in making sacrifices for education. That’s why every November since 2007 she’s dragged herself to Honolulu to lead a three-day user experience (UX) intensive at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Jan 18, 2012

Hot Spotlight: Design and Music with Dave Eresian

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Tomáš Zeman
Content & Marketing Intern

Hot Studio tends to attract people with interesting backgrounds, like Director of User Experience, Dave Eresian. He's taught high school computer science in Chile, and has worked as a developer and a product manager. And he's a musician. We had an interesting conversation about the parallels between design and music. “Designing is like making music—it’s a collaborative experience. It’s all about co-creation, call and response, improvisation, and iteration.”

Jan 05, 2012

Hot Throws its 4th—and 1st!—Annual “Philanthroparty”

The only thing better than a party?

A party for a good cause.

That’s the thinking behind Hot Studio’s annual Philanthroparty, a holiday tradition that gathers Hot’s employees, clients and friends for a healthy dose of revelry mixed with some general do-gooderness.

And 2011 was the biggest year ever for the Philanthroparty—the first time it was celebrated on both coasts.

Dec 23, 2011

Getting Bigger, Staying Hot

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Maria Giudice
CEO & Founder

When Hot Studio opened its doors in 1997, the first employees were housed in a one-room office on Folsom Street in San Francisco. Today, Hot occupies two floors of a Howard Street loft building in S.F., and has a shiny new SoHo office in NYC. At the same time, Hot has morphed from a small shop focused on information design (hello, Yellow Pages!) to a full-service experience design consultancy. There are nearly 75 “Hotties” now, and the San Francisco office is gearing up to accommodate as many as one hundred desks.

Dec 19, 2011

Maria Giudice to Present at SXSW Interactive 2012

Hot Studio is proud to announce that Maria Giudice, CEO and Founder, will lead a panel titled “Moms vs. Management: Parents Make AWESOME Managers” at SXSW Interactive 2012. The program will be featured in the conference’s “Future of Work” series.

Dec 14, 2011

Maria Giudice Named Women’s Initiative 2011 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year

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Rajan Dev

Congratulations to CEO and Founder Maria Giudice, who was recently named a Woman Entrepreneur of the Year by the Women’s Initiative, a non-profit organization that helps low-income, high-potential women start or expand their businesses by providing training, funding and ongoing support.

Nov 21, 2011

Hot Hosts Balanced Team Conference

How do developers, designers, and product managers all focus on making great products?

Nov 16, 2011

Hot Spotlight: Getting to Know Robert Kanes—Producer Extraordinaire

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Tomáš Zeman
Content & Marketing Intern

Robert Kanes is one of Hot Studio’s talented and super organized producers. Producers are responsible for making sure a project is completed on time and on budget. They serve as the direct contact for our client partners, and help make sure everyone knows what’s going on and what’s coming next.

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