Debbie Millman is a designer, author, educator, strategist and host of the podcast Design Matters.



Statement

In 2005, I started a little radio show called Design Matters. I often say that Design Matters began with an idea and a telephone line. After an offer from the Voice America Business Network to create an online radio show in exchange for a fee — yes, I had to pay them — I decided that interviewing designers whom I revered would be an inventive way to ask my heroes everything I wanted to know about them. I started broadcasting Design Matters live from a telephone modem in my office at Sterling Brands in the Empire State Building. After the first dozen episodes, I began to distribute the episodes free on iTunes, making it the first ever design podcast to be distributed in this manner. I realized the opportunity to share the brilliance of my guests with an audience I never expected was the gift of a lifetime, but as the show grew in popularity, I recognized that I needed to upgrade both the sound quality and the distribution. After 100 episodes on Voice America, I was invited to publish Design Matters on Design Observer by co-founder William Drenttel. Design Matters is now exclusively on Design Observer's media channel and the show is produced at the specially built podcast studio located at my Masters in Branding program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. I've done over 200 episodes to date. In 2011, the show was awarded the People's Choice Cooper Hewitt National Design Award.



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Ben Schott

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Petter Ringbom
10.20.14

On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to Petter Ringbom about his years at the creative agency Flat, and how he moved away from graphic design into filmmaking.


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Tom Geismar

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Gary Hustwit
07.01.14

Gary Hustwit is an independent filmmaker who has produced six feature documentaries, including Helvetica.


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Noah Brier
06.02.14

Noah Brier on brands, design and content in the age of social media.


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Dani Shapiro

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Brian Singer
05.19.14

On this episode of Design Matters with Debbie Millman, Debbie talks to Brian Singer, Communication Design team leader at Facebook,.


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Steven Heller
05.12.14

Steven Heller talks about graphic design before it was called graphic design, and about whether design magazines have a future in print.


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Rachel Sussman

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Scott Lerman
04.28.14

Scott Lerman talks about his new step-by-step book about brand strategy and about how consumer research can limit innovative thinking.


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Maria Giudice
04.21.14

Maria Giudice talks with Debbie Milliman about the early days of design on the internet, and what it's like to work for Facebook.


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Michael Donovan + Nancye Green

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Debra Bishop
04.07.14

Design Director of More Magazine, Debra Bishop discusses her career designing for magazines, including her years working for Martha Stewart, and the tension between designers and editors.


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Joe Marianek

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Jonathan Harris

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Dana Arnett
03.17.14

VSA's Dana Arnett on getting kicked out of design school and making the transition from designer to CEO.


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Irma Boom
03.10.14

Debbie Millman talks to Irma Boom about the art and craft of her celebrated book designs.


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Amanda Michel + Amy Webb, co-founders of Spark Camp
01.13.14

Debbie Millman talks to Spark Camp founders Amanda Michel + Amy Webb about redesigning the traditional conference and its lasting effect on participants.


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Bob Gill

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Matteo Bologna
12.23.13

On this episode of Design Matters with Debbie Millman, Debbie talks to Matteo Bologna about his early years in Italy, his addiction to typography and the question of self-confidence.


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Alex Center
12.16.13

Lead designer for CocaCola's Vitaminwater and Powerade Alex Center talks about his love of brands.


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Susan Szenasy
12.09.13

Susan S. Szenasy is editor-in-chief of METROPOLIS, the award-winning New York City-based magazine of architecture and design.


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Debbie Millman on Sleep
12.06.13

On this episode of Insights Per Minute Debbie Millman discusses sleep.


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Terry Teachout

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Dawn Hancock
11.18.13

Firebelly Design founder Dawn Hancock discusses what it means to be a socially conscious designer.


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Jennifer Kinon + Bobby Martin
11.11.13

OCD Designers Jennifer Kinon + Bobby Martin talk about their design philosophy — and their general willingness to do the unexpected.


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Oded Ezer
11.04.13

Typographer Oded Ezer talks about the idea of a universal language — and how his limitations as a musican and poet led to his extraordinary typography.


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Sheila Bridges
10.28.13

Debbie Millman talks to interior designer Sheila Bridges about being one of the only prominent African Americans in her industry, about losing her hair and having Bill Clinton as a client.


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Chip Kidd
10.21.13

Legendary book designer Chip Kidd on why his TED talk was the 19 most frightening minutes of his life.


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Card Shark (a Poem)
10.16.13

A visual poem from Debbie Millman's new book Self Portrait as Your Traitor.


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Hartmut Esslinger

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Interaction of Color
07.22.13

Brenda Danilowitz, Chief Curator at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and Potion principal Philip Tiongson discuss the new Interaction of Color app.


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Jean-Louis Cohen
07.15.13

Jean-Louis Cohen reveals a Le Corbusier who was not only a great architect, but also a savvy promoter of his own ideas and work.


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Michael Rock
07.08.13

Michael Rock about self-hatred in design, the benefits of being an outsider, and his new book.


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Maggie Macnab
05.31.13

Designer, educator and author Maggie Macnab talks about what designers can learn from nature — and what they can give back.


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Jessica Walsh
05.17.13

Jessica Walsh once sold moss-covered rocks to her elementary school classmates. Today, she's Stefan Sagmeister's partner in Sagmeister + Walsh.


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Ben Chestnut and Aarron Walter
05.10.13

Mailchimp CEO Ben Chestnut and User Expereince Lead Aaron Walter talk how they got where they are — and where Freddie the monkey came from.


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Wendy MacNaughton + Caroline Paul
05.03.13

Wendy MacNaughton and Caroline Paul on a journey from advertising to Rwanda to illustration, and from Stanford to firefighter to author.


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Emily Oberman
04.19.13

Emily Oberman's three acts — from Tibor Kalman at M&Co, to Number Seventeen with Bonnie Siegler, to becoming a partner at Pentagram.


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Jennifer Sterling
04.12.13

Jennifer Sterling on her process, how money should be designed, and the way teaching has influenced her career.


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Amy Webb
04.05.13

Digital strategist and author Amy Webb on how she gamed online dating to find her husband.


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Cliff Sloan
03.29.13

On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman interviews Cliff Sloan about everything marketing.


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ON! at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati
03.22.13

In this special Design Matters video episode, Debbie Millman gives you on a preview the new exhibit ON! at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati.


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Sara Blake
03.22.13

Debbie Millman talks to Sara Blake about collaborating with her sister, creating portraits of 100 girls and illustrating NBA players.


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Steven Heller
03.08.13

Steven Heller discusses his new ebook, Design Cult, and reflects on what designers have in common with Harvey Weinstein.


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Clement Mok
03.01.13

Clement Mok on the early days of Apple computer, the joys of working for Steve Jobs and starting his successful businesses.


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Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich
02.22.13

Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich discusses growing up in Brazi, the role of art versus design, and why it is so important to be witty.


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Sophie Blackall
02.15.13

Sophie Blackall discusses learning to draw, painting vs. illustration and her favorite postings from Craigslist.


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Jen Bilik
02.08.13

Jen Bilik on being a certified entrepreneurial badass: she's the founder of the company Knock Knock.


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Marion Deuchars
01.11.13

Marion Deuchars on the expressiveness of hand lettering, how drawing is an intensive form of looking, and the need to be messy when creating art.


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Jason Kottke
01.04.13

In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, Jason Kottke talks about blogging for over fourteen years and what it means to be "old" online.


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Christopher Simmons
12.21.12

Christopher Simmons discusses his lastest book, Just Design: Socially Conscious Design for Critical Causes, and reflects on why designers should be continually redefining their profession.


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Jake Barton
12.14.12

In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, Jake Barton discusses wanting to be a doctor, how he became a media designer and how to get people to interact.


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Louise Fili
12.07.12

Louise Fili discusses the importance of sketching, her obsession with typography and why she prefers working with small organizations.


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Rafael Esquer
11.30.12

Rafael Esquer discusses growing up on a farm, working with the city and what it takes to make it in the design business.


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Mirko Ilic
11.16.12

Bosnian-born designer and illustrator Mirko Ilic discusses his early career behind the iron curtain, his prolific drawing and his current career in New York.


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Austin McGhie
11.09.12

Debbie Millman talks to her colleague Austin McGhie, who explains why brand could be a four letter word.


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Aaron Draplin
11.02.12

In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, Aaron Draplin talks about being comfortable in his own skin, midwestern pragmatism and why Oregon beats the shit out of SoCal.


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Scott Stowell
10.26.12

In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, Scott Stowell discusses using color separation in elementary school, interning at M&Co and the importance of language in design.


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Chris Ware
10.19.12

In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, Chris Ware discusses his influences – including sending a Valentine to Charlie Brown – and explains why empathy figures so heavily into his work.


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Steven Heller
05.04.12

Steven Heller discusses the big ideas that have changed graphic design – including the UPC code, teen magazines and the pointed finger.


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Ken Carbone
04.27.12

In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, Ken Carbone discusses meeting his design heros, his celebrated sketchbooks and journals and what he really thinks about his relationship with his corporate clients.


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Hillman Curtis, 1961-2012
04.24.12

“I met Hillman Curtis for the first time in February 2006 when I interviewed him for my radio show Design Matters.” Debbie Millman remembers her friend, Hillman Curtis.


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Randy J. Hunt
04.20.12

Etsy creative director Randy J. Hunt discusses working for Milton Glaser, his record label and the challenges of managing a brand as diverse as Etsy.


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Khoi Vinh
04.13.12

Khoi Vinh on his role as design director at NYTimes.com, spending spring break in college setting type and the online relationship between publisher and consumer.


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Roman Mars
04.06.12

Radio producer Roman Mars discusses the connection between ’zines and radio, why he ditched science and the reason he named his show “99% Invisible”.


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John Flansburgh
03.30.12

John Flansburgh on being the son of a modernist architect, designing album covers for They Might Be Giants and of course, making music.


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Maria Popova
03.09.12

In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, Maria Popova discusses growing up in Bulgaria, the evolution of Brainpicker and inventing the curator’s code.


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Jen Bekman
03.02.12

Jen Bekman discusses managing a BBS in the early days of the internet, her first email exchange and the importance of everyone owning art.


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Karl Heiselman
02.24.12

Wolff Olins CEO Karl Heiselman discusses the controversial London 2012 logo, designing the culture of his company and the relationship between branding and popularity.


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James Biber
02.17.12

In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, James Biber discusses growing up in a house with a womb chair, visual illiteracy and designing the Museum of Sex.


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Cheryl Heller
02.10.12

In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, Cheryl Heller discusses  innovation, her new MFA program at SVA and why the word ‘brand’ is like leather pants.


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Erik Spiekermann
02.03.12

In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, Erik Spiekermann discusses why numbers are harder to design than letters, finding his print shop burned to the ground and why he's trying to get out of work.


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Malcolm Gladwell
01.27.12

A live episode of Design Matters with Debbie Millman withe special guest Malcolm Gladwell.


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Martin Venezky
12.16.11

Martin Venezky discusses his journey to becoming one of the design innovators of our time.


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Peter Mendelsund
12.09.11

In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Peter Mendelsund discusses how he became a book designer and his fear of the Kindle and iPad.


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Andrew Gibbs
12.02.11

In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Andrew Gibbs discusses his love of packaging, the role brands play in people's lives and his blog, The Dieline.


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Brian Rea
11.18.11

In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Brian Rea discusses the value of being rejected, art directing for The New York Times and his fascination with UFO’s.


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John Hockenberry
11.11.11

In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, John Hockenberry discusses The Takeaway — his morning news show on NPR — Steve Jobs and journalism in the age of social-media. 


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Design Army
11.04.11

In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Jake and Pum Lefebure of Design Army discuss how they met, the importance of sketching and keeping their firm small.


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Margaret Roach
10.28.11

In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Margaret Roach discusses her career with Martha Stewart and her love of gardening.


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Linda Tischler
10.14.11

In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Linda Tischler discusses failing her New Year’s resolutions, why the word “design” turns off business professionals and her new book.


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Dori Tunstall
10.07.11

In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Dori Tunstall discusses branding through the lens of a Design Anthropologist.


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Alex Bogusky + John Bielenberg
09.30.11

In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, Alex Bogusky and John Bielenberg discuss branding, global warming and impact entrepreneurs.


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Jessica Hische
09.23.11

In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Jessica Hische discusses her attachment to the internet, the differences between being a letterer and a type designer and working for Louise Fili.


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Michael Arad
09.16.11

In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Michael Arad, discusses the World Trade Center Memorial.


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Angus Hyland
07.08.11

In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Angus Hyland discusses the peace sign, Deutsche Bank, and the play button.


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Alissa Walker
05.13.11

Alissa Walker discusses her experience in advertising, her love affair with LA and of course, gelato.


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Jennifer Morla
04.22.11

Jennifer Morla talks about leaving New York for San Francisco, her collaboration with Andy Warhol and the qualities of effective design.


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Steve Frykholm, Herman Miller
04.15.11

After a 40-year career with Herman Miller, Steve Frykholm discusses life inside this iconic, National Design Award-winning furniture company.


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Grace Bonney
04.08.11

In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Grace Bonney discusses being a Phish follower, shaking off the cute and the Design*Sponge scholarship program.


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Heather B. Armstrong
04.01.11

Heather Armstrong on reconciling with her family after writing about them on her blog, taking photos of her dog Chuck and her broken Maytag washing machine.


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Dominique Browning
03.25.11

In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, Dominique Browning discusses her tenure as Editor in Chief at House & Garden, her recent book, Slow Love, and the effects of love on a stuffed animal.


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Jonathan Ford
03.11.11

Jonathan Ford discusses his eighteen job interviews before being hired by Michael Peters, his belief that a good idea cannot come from a computer and the importance of doing work that is truthful.


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Eddie Opara
03.04.11

In this episode of Design Matters, Eddie Opara discusses being educated by Jesuits, creating the Brooklyn Museum brand at 2x4 and working at Pentagram.


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Alina Wheeler
02.25.11

Philadelphia-based designer Alina Wheeler discusses branding, strategic imagination and her new book, Brand Atlas, co-authored with Joel Katz.


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Gail Anderson
02.23.11

In this podcast with Debbie Millman, Gail Anderson discusses making little magazines as a child, working at Rolling Stone for fifteen years and what the next chapter in her life holds.


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Kate Betts
02.11.11

Kate Betts discusses Michelle Obama as a style icon and addresses the inevitable comparisons (and differences) between our current First Lady and the legendary Jackie Kennedy.


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Rob Walker
02.04.11

In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, Rob Walker discusses how our digital records remain online even after we die, and his desire to brand the idea of being “happy for what you have”.


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James Victore
12.17.10

In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, James Victore discusses his book, putting his opinion in the work and the difference between God-jobs and money jobs.


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Alexandra Lange + Jane Thompson
12.10.10

Alexandra Lange and Jane Thompson discuss the power of imagination, Marimekko, Sir Lady Jane and Benjamin Thompson.


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Steven Heller
12.03.10

Steven Heller talks to Debbie Millman about blogging from the bathroom, working with Patti Smith and Paul Rand's tombstone.


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Alexander Isley
11.19.10

In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Alexander Isley discusses his Mom, learning presentation skills from Tibor Kalman and believing that people are inherently good.


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Kate Bingaman-Burt
11.12.10

In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Kate Bingaman-Burt discusses Obsessive Consumption, the designer as reporter and her commitment to making something everyday.


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Marian Bantjes
11.05.10

In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Marian Bantjes discusses her new book, coded text and causing pain to type purists.


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Ralph Caplan
10.29.10

In this interview with Debbie Millman, Ralph Caplan discusses the difference between making things right and making things nice, the Civil Rights movement and the responsibility of the designer.


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Tina Roth Eisenberg
10.22.10

On this episode of Design Matters, SwissMiss — aka Tina Roth Eisenberg — discusses her blog, crowd sourcing and the beauty found in ordinary things.


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Bill Moggridge
10.15.10

In this podcast with Debbie Millman, Bill Moggridge discusses the future of the laptop, human-centered design and the future of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.


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Milton Glaser Podcast Interview
10.12.10

An interview with Milton Glaser — graphic designer, illustrator, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and 2010 recipient of the National Medal of Arts.


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Eric Baker
10.08.10

In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, Eric Baker discusses working with Gordon Parks, living in New York City and working for himself.


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The Art of Poetry
09.27.10

Debbie Millman interview Poetry magazine editor Christian Wiman, plus a slideshow of 67 Poetry covers.


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Stephen Doyle
09.24.10

In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Stephen Doyle discusses working for Tibor Kalman, renting his soul to the devil and working with his hands.


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Massimo Vignelli
09.17.10

Vignelli Celebration: Season premiere of Design Matters with Debbie Millman, a podcast interview with Massimo Vignelli.


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Interview with Massimo Vignelli
09.13.10

Vignelli Celebration: Debbie Millman interviews Massimo Vignelli.


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Stefan Sagmeister
11.22.09

In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Stefan Sagmeister discusses his year away from his New York-based design practice, his personal time in Bali, as well as discussing his new, in-progress documentary film, Happiness.


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Stefan Sagmeister
11.19.09

Stefan Sagmeister discusses a year away from his New York-based design practice, spending personal time in Bali and his new documentary film, Happiness.


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Tim Brown
10.20.09

Tim Brown is the CEO of
IDEO, and speaks regularly on the value of design thinking to business and design audiences around the world. In this podcast interview, he reviews his career at IDEO, explores the impact of design processes (drawing and storytelling), as well as discussing his new book, Change By Design.

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Tim Brown
10.12.09

In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Tim Brown reviews his career at IDEO, explores the impact of design processes (drawing and storytelling) and discusses his new book, Change By Design.


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Design Matters: William Drenttel & Julie Lasky
08.18.09

William Drenttel, editorial director of Design Observer, and Julie Lasky, editor of Change Observer, discuss the new Design Observer, Change Observer, the state of online media, and the end of print.


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William Drenttel + Julie Lasky
08.17.09

Editorial director of Design Observer William Drenttel and Change Observer editor Julie Lasky discuss the state of online media and reflect on the end of print.


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Dave Eggers
05.22.09

McSweeney’s Founder Dave Eggars is also the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity! and What Is The What.


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Dee Dee Gordon
05.15.09

Dee Dee Gordon is a renowned youth culture expert whose research has been featured in numerous media outlets including The New York Times Magazine.


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Allan Chochinov
05.01.09

On this episode of Design Matters with Debbie Millman, Debbie speaks with Allan Chochinov, editor-in-chief of Core77.com, the widely read design website.


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Dan Pink
04.10.09

Dan Pink is an entrepreneur, speaker and the author of three groundbreaking books on the changing dimensions of the workplace. 


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Daniel Formosa
04.03.09

Daniel Formosa, a founder of Smart Design, is a member of the design team that developed IBM’s first personal computer, the OXO Good Grips kitchen tools and XM Satellite Radio. 


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Gong Szeto
03.20.09

Former principal of the interaction design firm io360, Gong Szeto is Director of design and product design at Peak6 Investments.


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Patrick Coyne
02.27.09

An interview with Patrick Coyne, editor of Communication Arts, with special guests Milton Glaser and Cheryl Heller.


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Natalia Ilyin
02.20.09

Natalia Ilyin is a design critic and educator and ithe author of two books — Blonde Like Me, and Chasing the Perfect: Thoughts on Modernist Design in Our Time.


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Joe Duffy + Nate Voss
02.13.09

The Reflex Blue's Nate Voss interviews Joe Duffy about his work for some of the most highly admired companies in the world, including Coca-Cola, Toyota and Sony. 


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Steve Heller + Lita Talerico
02.06.09

Debbie Millman interviews Lita Talarico and Steven Heller, co-founders of the MFA Designer as Author program at the School of Visual Arts.


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Neville Brody
01.16.09

An interview with former Face Magazine art director Neville Brody who has been at the forefront of design for more than two decades.


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Jessica Helfand
01.09.09

Jessica Helfand discusses growing up in a family of collectors, her love of visual biography and why history should be more important to designers than it seems to be.


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Obsessive Branding Disorder II
01.01.09

The current discipline and practice of branding is both obsessively fascinating and shamelessly polarizing. Because our lives are so entwined with brands, it has become difficult to distinguish between our beliefs and our brand preferences.


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Spoken Word Broadcast
04.24.08

All spoken word show featuring poems, prose and a short story.


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Robynne Raye + Michael Straussberger
04.18.08

Robynne Raye and Michael Straussberger are graphic designers and co-founders of the acclaimed Seattle-based firm Modern Dog.


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Michael Hodgson
04.11.08

Michael Hodgson is a DJ and a designer and is co-founder of the design firm Ph.D.


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Abbott Miller
03.28.08

An interview with Abbott Miller, Pentagram partner and an award-winning graphic designer and writer. Miller is also the art director of 2wice magazine.


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Laurie Rosenwald
03.14.08

On this episode of Design Matters with Debbie Millman, Debbie talks with graphic designer, artist and actress Laurie Rosenwald.


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Gordon Hull
03.07.08

An all-music show with DJ and designer Gordon Hull, co-founder of the firm Surface to Air.


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Stefan Bucher
02.29.08

An interview with graphic designer, illustrator and Daily Monster creator Stefan Bucher.


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Petrula Vrontikis
02.22.08

Petrula Vrontikis is a graphic designer and educator at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles.


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Jonah Lehrer
02.15.08

Jonah Lehrer, editor-at-large for Seed Magazine, is also a contributor to NPR’s RadioLab. He is the author of Proust was a Neuroscientist.


Debbie Millman
Vaughan Oliver
02.08.08

Legendary graphic designer Vaughan Oliver is also an artist and the author of several books, including Exhibition/Exposition and This Rimy River.


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Kurt Andersen
02.01.08

Kurt Andersen is an award-winning journalist, author and host of the Peabody-winning public radio program, Studio 360.


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Eric Kandel
01.25.08

Nobel prize winner Eric Kandel is a psychiatrist, neuroscientist and professor of biochemistry and biophysics at Columbia University.
 


Debbie Millman
Chip Kidd
01.18.08

Book designer extraordinaire Chip Kidd is also the author of several books including The Cheese Monkeys and The Learners: A Novel.
 


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Shepard Fairey
06.29.07

Designer and illustrator Shepard Fairey is the author of Supply and Demand: The Art of Shepard Fairey and Shepard Fairey: Post No Bills.


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Bad Boys of Design IV
06.15.07

Designers Marc Alt, Mike Essl, Alberto Rigau and others.


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Josh Liberson + Ethan Trask
06.08.07

Josh Liberson and Ethan Trask are designers and the founders of the firm Helicopter.


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Alan Dye
06.01.07

An interview with former Kate Spade Design Director Alan Dye who is currently Creative Director at Apple.


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Jan Wilker + Hjalti Karlsson
05.25.07

Jan Wilker and Hjalti Karlsson are partners in karlssonwilker and the authors of Tell Me Why.


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Alice Twemlow
05.18.07

British-born Alice Twemlow is a design critic and the author of What Is Graphic Design For? She also chairs the Design Criticism department at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

 

  


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Luke Hayman
05.11.07

Previously Design Director at I.D. Magazine, Brill’s Content,Travel + Leisure, and New York Magazine, Luke Hayman is now a partner in the New York office of Pentagram.


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Janet Froelich
04.20.07

An interview with Janet Froelich, former Creative Director at The New York Times Magazine, who is currently Design Director at Real Simple.


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Barbara Kruger
04.13.07

An interview with American artist Barbara Kruger.


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Jeffrey Keyton
04.06.07

An interview with Jeffrey Keyton, Senior Vice Ppresident, On-Air Design and Off-Air Creative, MTV.


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Luba Lukova
03.30.07

An interview with award-winning illustrator Luba Lukova, whose work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Library of Congress and Bibliotheque Nationale in France. 


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Maira Kalman
03.23.07

An interview with the remarkable Maira Kalman — the closest thing we in the United States have to a National Treasure.


Debbie Millman
Not David Carson
03.16.07

A special interview about David Carson, featuring guest vocalist Simon Lince.


Debbie Millman
Jakob Trollback
03.09.07

On this episode of Design Matters with Debbie Millman, an interview with designer and filmmaker Jakob Trollback — who is also a DJ.


Debbie Millman
Andrea Deszo
03.02.07

An interview with designer, artist and educator Andrea Deszo.


Debbie Millman
Minda Gralnek
02.23.07

On this episode, Debbie Millman interviews Minda Gralnek, Executive Vice President for Creative Services at the Target Corporation.


Debbie Millman
Marty Neumeier
02.16.07

Marty Neumeier is a brand consultant and the author of Brand Gap, Zag and The Brand Dictionary.


Debbie Millman
Elliott Earls
02.09.07

On this episode, Debbie interviews designer and performance artist Elliott Earls, designer-in residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art.


Debbie Millman
Doyald Young
02.02.07

Master typographer Doyald Young is also the author of The Art of the Letter, Logotypes, and Letterforms: Handlettered Logotypes and Other Typographic Considerations.


Debbie Millman
Designers, Writers + Magazines
01.26.07

A conversation with Print’s Joyce Rutter Kaye; Dwell’s Michela Abrahms; Barbara DeWilde of House Beautiful and Laetitia Wolff of Surface.


Debbie Millman
Ze Frank
01.19.07

Debbie Millman interviews Ze Frank — writer, designer and host of The Ze Frank Show.


Debbie Millman
Seth Godin
01.12.07

Seth Godin is the author of Purple Cow and All Marketers Are Liars.


Debbie Millman
Malcolm Gladwell + Joyce Gladwell
01.05.07

An interview with Malcolm Gladwell, author of The New York Times bestseller Outliers and Joyce Gladwell, author of Brown Face.


Debbie Millman
John Maeda
06.30.06

A disussion with former MIT Media Lab Director John Maeda, who is currently the 16th President of the Rhode Island School of Design.


Debbie Millman
Steve Sikora, Thomas R. Wright + Charlie Lazor
06.23.06

Steve Sikora, Thomas R. Wright and Charlie Lazo discuss the finer points of pre-fab houses and modern design.


Debbie Millman
Stanley Hainsworth
06.16.06

On this episode, Debbie Millman interviews Stanley Hainsworth, former Design Director at Starbucks and the founder of Tether in Seattle.


Debbie Millman
Paola Antonelli
06.09.06

An interview with Paola Antonelli, curator in the department of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art.  


Debbie Millman
Ann Willoughby
06.02.06

Debbie Millman interviews Ann Willoughby, president and creative director of Willoughby Design Group, a brand, innovation and identity design firm she founded in 1978.  


Debbie Millman
William Lunderman
05.26.06

On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman interviews William Lunderman, Vice President for Global Design at the Colgate-Palmolive Company.


Debbie Millman
Todd Pruzan + Sam Potts
05.19.06

Todd Pruzan is an editor and writer. Sam Potts is designer and writer.


Debbie Millman
Gael Towey
05.12.06

On this episode, Debbie Millman talks to Gael Towey — the editor and founding Creative Director at Martha Stewart Living.


Debbie Millman
Bad Boys of Design III
05.05.06

This group of Bad Boy designers are: Josh Chen, Manuel Toscano, Alan Dye and Layne Braunstein.


Debbie Millman
Brian Collins
04.28.06

Brian Collins led the brand and innovation division of Ogilvy and  Mather for nearly a decade, before founding his own firm — Collins — in 2007.


Debbie Millman
Ed Fella
04.21.06

Ed Fella is an artist, graphic designer and educator whose work has had a critical influence on contemporary typography in the United States and in Europe. 


Debbie Millman
Jessica Helfand + William Drenttel
04.14.06

Jessica Helfand and William Drenttel work in partnership at Winterhouse and are co-founders, with Michael Bierut and Rick Poynor, of Design Observer.


Debbie Millman
Steven Heller + Veronique Vienne
04.07.06

A conversation with writer Véronique Vienne, writer and prolific design historian Steven Heller.


Debbie Millman
Art Chantry
03.31.06

Art Chantry works and lives in Seattle where his ideas and personal style branded the look of popular culture, not only in the northwest and its bohemian underground, but also in the pop and alternative culture of the last few decades.  


Debbie Millman
Peter Buchanan-Smith
03.24.06

Peter Buchanan-Smith, founder of Buchanan-Smith LLC, is the author of Speck and The Wilco Book.


Debbie Millman
Kenneth FitzGerald
03.17.06

Artist, educator and writer Kenneth FitzGerald is currently Associate Professor of Art and Graduate Program Director in the art department at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.


Debbie Millman
Christoph Niemann
03.10.06

An interview with German-born designer and illustrator Christoph Niemann, who claims to have only one trick: “sitting in front of a white piece of paper and thinking, staring and drawing until my head hurts.”  


Debbie Millman
Grant McCracken
03.03.06

Grant McCracken is the author of Culture and Consumption IPlenitudeBig HairCulture and Consumption II: Markets, Meaning and Brand ManagementThe Long InterviewFlock and Flow, and Transforming Selves.  


Debbie Millman
Carin Goldberg
02.24.06

Carin Goldberg was a staff designer at CBS Records and Atlantic Records before establishing her own firm, Carin Goldberg Design, in 1982.


Debbie Millman
Hillman Curtis
02.17.06

Hillman Curtis has designed motion graphic spots for clients such as MTV, Rolling Stone and Adobe and his innovative design solutions have garnered him numerous awards all over the world.


Debbie Millman
Paul Sahre
02.10.06

Graphic designer, illustrator and author Paul Sahre established his own design company in 1997. His office is part design studio and part silkscreen lab: he designs book covers and prints posters.


Debbie Millman
Bill Grant
02.03.06

Bill Grant founded the Atlanta-based Grant Design Collaborative in 1996 and has worked with clients including Adobe Systems, Georgia-Pacific Papers and Steelcase, among many others.


Debbie Millman
Jonathan Hoefler + Tobias Frere-Jones
01.27.06

Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones are partners in their own eponymous type foundry where they developing and digitize original typefaces.


Debbie Millman
Ellen Lupton
01.20.06

An interview with Ellen Lupton — writer, educator, designer and a Curator of Contemporary Design at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.


Debbie Millman
Rick Valicenti
01.13.06

Rick Valicenti, founder of the Chicago design firm Thirst and author of the book Emotion As Promotion, talks to Debbie Millman.


Debbie Millman
Chip Kidd
01.06.06

On this episode of Design Matters with Debbie Millman, Debbie talks to Chip Kidd, award-winning book designer, musician and author.


Debbie Millman
Emily Oberman
08.12.05

An interview with Emily Oberman, formerly senior designer at M&Co and now partner, with Bonnie Siegler, in the New York design firm Number Seventeen.


Debbie Millman
Bad Boys of Design II
08.05.05

A new group of (very) bad boys: Rodrigo Corral, Marc English, Tan Le, Bennett Peji, Felix Sockwell and John Zapolski


Debbie Millman
Paula Scher
07.15.05

Paula Scher — arguably the most successful and influential woman working in design today — began her graphic design career as a record cover Art Director in the 1970s. She has been a Pentagram partner since 1991.


Debbie Millman
Stefan Sagmeister
06.29.05

A candid and revealing discussion with design innovator Stefan Sagmeister, whose work has been hailed as “intense, cunning and evocative.” 


Debbie Millman
Andrew Geller, Alastair Gordon + Jake Gorst
06.24.05

Andrew Geller, Alastair Gordon and Jake Gorst talk about Gorst's new documentary Leisurama.


Debbie Millman
David Barringer
06.17.05

Debbie Millman interviews Winterhouse Writing Award winner David Barringer, who discusses his new book and his views on the state of contemporary graphic design.


Debbie Millman
Design Blogs: The Good, the Bad and the Nasty
06.15.05

Rick Poynor, Armin Vit, Bryony Gomez-Palacio, Jen Beckman, Adrian Hanft and Bennett Holzworth discuss the finer points of design blogging.


Debbie Millman
Eames Demetrios
06.10.05

Debbie Millman interviews Eames Demetrios — the grandson of Charles and Ray Eames — a multimedia designer, exhibit designer, lecturer, filmmaker and author.  


Debbie Millman
Sean Adams + Noreen Morioka
06.03.05

Los Angeles-based graphic designers Sean Adams and Noreen Morioka work with a range of clients including MTV, VH1, Sundance and Nickelodeon.


Debbie Millman
Live From Las Vegas with Rossi Ralenkotter
04.22.05

Debbie Millman interviews Rossi Ralenkotter — President of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority — and Emmy Award nominated Set Designer Susan Benjamin.


Debbie Millman
Brand Consulting
04.15.05

A discussion about branding, design and cultural anthropology with leading practitioners in each discipline.


Debbie Millman
Michael Bierut
04.08.05

Michael Bierut studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. and worked for a decade at Vignelli Associates before joining Pentagram as a partner in 1990.



Debbie Millman
Marian Bantjes, Alexander Gelman + Michael Surtees
04.01.05

An interview with Marian Bantjes, Alexander Gelman and Michael Surtees of DesignNotes.


Debbie Millman
Grant McCracken, Part 2
03.18.05

Grant McCracken PhD, author and a research affiliate at MIT.


Debbie Millman
Grant McCracken, Part 1
03.11.05

Grant McCracken PhD, is an author and a research affiliate at MIT.


Debbie Millman
Steven Heller
03.04.05

Debbie Millman interviews Steven Heller — art director, educator and the author of more than 100 books on design, design history and contemporary culture.


Debbie Millman
Bad Boys of Design
03.01.05

Designers Michael Ian Kaye, Mark Kingsley, Petter Ringbom, James Victore and Armin Vit.


Debbie Millman
Cheryl Swanson
02.11.05

Cheryl Swanson, founder of Toniq, applies her background in anthropology and psychology to the visual task of branding.





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