Design Matters with Debbie Millman

Design Matters with Debbie Millman

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Design Matters with Debbie Millman is one of the world’s very first podcasts. Broadcasting independently for over 14 years, the show is about how incredibly creative people design the arc of their lives.


Robert Fabricant + Cliff Kuang
Jan 20
On this episode Debbie talks to two designers about the history of user-friendly design and the importance of designing for feedback.
Tatiana Schlossberg
Jan 13
On this episode, Debbie talks to journalist Tatiana Schlossberg about what we can do, as individuals, about climate change.
Jessica Hische
Jan 6
A conversation with Jessica Hische about her career, especially after having kids.
Lawrence Azerrad
Dec 30, 2019
On this episode, a conversation with Lawrence Azerrad about the design of the Concorde.
Best of 2019
Dec 23, 2019
On this episode, some coming of age stories Debbie had during 2019.
Thomas Page McBee
Dec 16, 2019
On this episode Debbie talks to Thomas Page McBee about masculinity, from the point of view of a trans man.
Tiffany Shlain
Dec 9, 2019
On this episode Debbie talks to Tiffany Shlain about how cell phones have taken over our lives.
Michael Dorf
Dec 2, 2019
On this episode Debbie talks to music impresario and restaurateur Michael Dorf.
Lisa Congdon
Nov 25, 2019
On this episode, a conversation with artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon about getting started creatively.
Saeed Jones
Nov 18, 2019
On this epsiode, a conversation with poet Saeed Jones about his memoir and about memory.
Malcolm Gladwell
Nov 11, 2019
On this episode a conversation with Malcolm Gladwell about why it is so easy to be fooled by dishonest people.
Steven Heller
Nov 8, 2019
On this episode, a conversation with Steven Heller, about the long and troubled history of the swastika.
Chris Ware + Chip Kidd
Nov 4, 2019
On this episode Debbie talks to designer Chip Kidd and his good friend, graphic novelist Chris Ware.
Lynda Barry
Oct 28, 2019
On this episode cartoonist Lynda Barry talks about learning how to draw, and the damaging effects of one’s own opinion.
Warren Lehrer
Oct 21, 2019
Writer, artist, and designer Warren Lehrer talks to Debbie about the intersection of images and letters and about the future of books.
Elissa Altman
Oct 14, 2019
On this episode Elissa Altman talks to Debbie about life, food, love, and the new book she wrote on the difficult relationship she has with her mother.
Derren Brown
Oct 7, 2019
Debbie talks to Derren Brown about his risky stage performances as a mentalist and illusionist.
Lisa Taddeo
Sep 30, 2019
Debbie talks with writer Lisa Taddeo about sex and desire.
Brian Rea
Sep 23, 2019
Debbie talks to illustrator Brian Rea about the Grim Reaper.
From the Archive: Simon Doonan
Sep 16, 2019
Debbie talks to Simon Doonan about his unlikely career and his formula for creative window displays.
From the Archive: Amy Sherald
Sep 9, 2019
Debbie talks to portrait painter Amy Sherald about her emotionally evocative work.
From the Archive: Pete Souza
Aug 26, 2019
Debbie Millman talks with Pete Souza about his years as the Obama administration official photographer.
From the Archive: Chrisoph Niemann
Aug 19, 2019
Debbie talks to illustrator Christoph Niemann about his singular career as an artistic superhero.
David Lee Roth
Aug 12, 2019
Debbie talks to David Lee Roth about his childhood, about his long career and his new skincare business, and about how he has avoided crashing, like so many other rock stars.
Austin Kleon
Aug 5, 2019
Debbie talks with Austin Kleon, who describes himself as ‘a writer who draws’.
Zoe Mendelson
Jul 29, 2019
Debbie talks to writer and activist Zoe Mendelson about the importance of sexual knowledge for women.
Lori Gottlieb
Jul 22, 2019
Debbie talks with author and therapist Lori Gottlieb about the importance of emotional awareness.
Stephen Gates
Jul 15, 2019
Debbie talks with designer Stephen Gates about why it’s important for a brand not to be liked by everybody.
Seth
Jul 8, 2019
Debbie talks with Seth, the artist behind the book Palookaville, about why his generation of cartoonists broke away from fantasy.
Tea Uglow
Jun 17, 2019
Debbie talks with Tea Uglow about experimental digital projects that are pushing the boundaries of tech and art.
Elizabeth Gilbert
May 27, 2019
Debbie talks with Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, Love about the love of her life and her latest book City of Girls.
Shantell Martin
May 20, 2019
Debbie talks with artist Shantell Martin about her unorthodox career, her collaborations, and about the business of making art.
Kris Holmes
May 13, 2019
Debbie talks to calligrapher and type designer Kris Holmes, the co-creator of the Lucida typeface family.
Roxane Gay
May 6, 2019
Debbie talks to writer Roxane Gay about loneliness, social media, and self-exposure.
Cey Adams
Apr 29, 2019
Debbie talks to Cey Adams about how his days writing graffiti led to a major career as a designer for hip hop acts and as an artist.
From the Archive: Anand Giridharadas
Apr 8, 2019
Debbie Millman talks to journalist Anand Giridharadas about his career, about a divided America, and about tech monopolies.
From the Archive: Brené Brown
Apr 1, 2019
Debbie talks to author and researcher Brené Brown about belonging, courage, and vulnerability.
From the Archive: Christina Tosi
Mar 25, 2019
Debbie talks with pastry chef and Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi about her career and long apprenticeship.
From the Archive: Anne Lamott
Mar 18, 2019
Debbie talks with writer Anne Lamott about her life and her long career.
Jamie Myrold
Mar 11, 2019
Debbie talks with designer Jamie Myrold about great problems to solve.
James Victore
Mar 4, 2019
On this episode of Design Matters with Debbie Millman designer James Victore talks about leading a creative life.
Ingrid Fetell Lee
Feb 25, 2019
Debbie talks to designer and writer Ingrid Fetell Lee about joy.
Dustin Yellin
Feb 18, 2019
Debbie talks to Dustin Yellin about his busy life making art, while also running a non-profit cultural center.
Kate Moross
Feb 11, 2019
Debbie talks to designer, illustrator, and art director Kate Moross about her early success, her projects, and the importance of over-delivering.
Chase Jarvis
Feb 4, 2019
Debbie talks to Chase Jarvis about his career as a photographer and entrepreneur.
Bo Burnham + Elsie Fisher
Jan 28, 2019
Debbie talks to Bo Burnham about his film Eighth Grade, and the young star of that movie, Elsie Fisher.
Scott Belsky
Jan 21, 2019
Debbie talks to Scott Belsky about why creative conflict can lead to good decision making.
Dani Shapiro
Jan 14, 2019
Novelist and memoirist Dani Shapiro talks to Debbie Millman about her surprising genetic inheritance.
Jocelyn K. Glei
Jan 7, 2019
Jocelyn K. Glei talks to Debbie about how the internet can lead to burnout.
Josh Higgins
Dec 31, 2018
Josh Higgins talks to Debbie Millman about how to design software products that become popular with users.
Alice Rawsthorn
Dec 24, 2018
Debbie talks to Alice Rawsthorn about the growing status of design.
Sarah Kay
Dec 17, 2018
Debbie talks to performance poet Sarah Kay about teaching people to write.
Christoph Niemann
Dec 10, 2018
Debbie talks to illustrator Christoph Niemann about his singular career as an artistic superhero.
Shirley Manson
Dec 3, 2018
Debbie talks to singer-songwriter Shirley Manson about her career, her music, and the long road that got her where she is today.
Christina Tosi
Nov 26, 2018
Debbie talks with pastry chef and Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi about her career and long apprenticeship.
Albert Watson
Nov 19, 2018
Debbie talks with famed photographer Albert Watson about his career and about the importance of preparing conceptually for a shoot.
Thelma Golden
Nov 12, 2018
Debbie talks to museum director Thelma Golden about the power of curation.
Anne Lamott
Nov 5, 2018
Debbie talks with writer Anne Lamott about her life and her long career.
Pete Souza
Oct 29, 2018
Debbie Millman talks with Pete Sousza about his years as the Obama administration official photographer.
Paul Sahre
Oct 22, 2018
Debbie talks to designer Paul Sahre about the power of saying no to clients, and about a meeting with Steely Dan that went off the rails.
Patricia Cronin
Oct 15, 2018
Debbie talks to Patricia Cronin about art and politics.
Michael Ovitz
Oct 8, 2018
Debbie talks to Michael Ovitz about his long and controversial career as a Hollywood power broker.
Beth Comstock
Oct 1, 2018
Debbie talks to Beth Comstock about her career at General Electric and how big companies can innovate.
Design Matters from the Archive: Deborah Kass
Sep 24, 2018
Debbie talks to artist Deborah Kass about her long and extraordinary career.
Design Matters from the Archive: Brian Collins
Sep 17, 2018
Debbie talks to Brian Collins about why designers shouldn’t think of themselves as mere problem solvers.
Design Matters from the Archive: Aaron Draplin
Sep 10, 2018
Debbie talks for Aaron Draplin about setting up his own shop, and about making money as a designer.
Design Matters from the Archive: Esther Perel
Sep 3, 2018
Debbie talks to therapist and author Esther Perel about marriage, polyamory, and adultry.
Design Matters from the Archive: Simon Sinek
Aug 27, 2018
Debbie talks to optimist, ethnographer, and author Simon Sinek about the fruits of good leadership.
Design Matters from the Archive: Thomas Kail
Aug 20, 2018
Debbie talks to Hamilton director Thomas Kail about his career and about the joys of collaboration.
Design Matters from the Archive: Cindy Gallop
Aug 13, 2018
Debbie talks to Cindy Gallop about her career in advertising and about the trouble people have communicating about sex.
Barry Blitt
Aug 6, 2018
Debbie talks to New Yorker celebrated cover artist Barry Blitt about where his ideas come from.
Neville Brody
Jul 30, 2018
On this episode, Debbie brings the great English designer, typographer, and art director Neville Brody to the stage.
Paula Scher
Jul 23, 2018
“…The thing about your fifties is you have power…all those people you grew up with, they’re in their fifties too and they’ve got power, so they can actually give you some decent work.”
Steven Heller
Jul 16, 2018
Debbie talks to author and art director Steven Heller live on stage.
Matthew Carter
Jul 9, 2018
Debbie talks to the great type designer Matthew Carter live on stage.
Laurie Anderson
Jul 2, 2018
Debbie Millman brings artist Laurie Anderson live on stage to discuss her career, art, life, and politics.
Amy Sherald
Jun 25, 2018
Debbie talks to portrait painter Amy Sherald about her emotionally evocative work.
Lewis Lapham
Jun 18, 2018
On this episode Debbie talks to Lewis Lapham about his long career in journalism and the media landscape today.
Carmen Maria Machado
Jun 11, 2018
Debbie talks to writer Carmen Maria Machado about her writing, life, career, and the importance of ego.
Aminatou Sow
Jun 4, 2018
Debbie talks to Aminatou Sow about her podcast and her career in tech.
Erin McKeown
May 28, 2018
Debbie talks to muscian, playwright, and activist Erin McKeown about the ups and downs in her career, and about writing a musical for the first time.
Priya Parker
May 21, 2018
Debbie talks to author and conflict resolution mediator Priya Parker about meetings and gatherings and why so many of them don’t work.
Jack Ferver
May 14, 2018
Debbie talks to performance artist and dancer Jack Ferver about his career in dance theater and the politics in his work.
Pamela Paul
May 7, 2018
Debbie Millman talks with author and editor Pamela Paul about books and book reviewing.
Anand Giridharadas
Apr 30, 2018
Debbie Millman talks to journalist Anand Giridharadas about his career, about a divided America, and about tech monopolies.
David Spergel
Apr 23, 2018
Debbie talks to astrophysicist David Spergel about the origins of the universe.
Edel Rodriguez
Apr 16, 2018
Debbie talks to Edel Rodriguez about his career and his celebrated illustrations of Donald Trump.
Simon Doonan
Apr 9, 2018
On this episode, Debbie talks to Simon Doonan about his unlikely career and his formula for creative window displays.
Richard Haines
Apr 2, 2018
Debbie talks to Richard Haines about his late blooming career as an illustrator.
Nick Law
Mar 26, 2018
On this episode Debbie talks to Nick Law about working through failure.
David Korins
Mar 19, 2018
On this episode, Debbie talks with set designer David Korins about his impressive career on Broadway, his design process, and his latest projects.
Sukey Novogratz
Mar 12, 2018
On this episode, Debbie talks to Sukey Novogratz about meditation and recovery from trauma.
Edwin Schlossberg
Mar 5, 2018
On this episode, Debbie talks to interactive designer Edwin Schlossberg about his career and about the time he asked a Vatican archivist why they had cataloged so little of their historical treasures.
Steven Pinker
Feb 26, 2018
On this episode, Debbie talks to experimental psychologist and author Steven Pinker about measuring human happiness..
Kaki King
Feb 19, 2018
On this episode, Debbie talks to musician Kaki King about performing and composing.
David Cay Johnston
Feb 12, 2018
On this episode, Debbie talks to David Cay Johnston about the fun of investigative journalism.
Design Matters 2017 Highlights
Jan 15, 2018
Debbie looks back at some of her favorite highlights of 2017 including Thomas Kail, Elizabeth Alexander, Mike Mills, Sarah Jones, Anil Dash, and Brian Koppelman.
Barry Blitt
Dec 26, 2017
Debbie talks to New Yorker celebrated cover artist Barry Blitt about where his ideas come from.
Richard Saul Wurman
Dec 18, 2017
Debbie talks to TED founder Richard Saul Wurman about learning and education.
Marina Abramović
Dec 11, 2017
Debbie talks to performance artist Marina Abramović about her career, her art, and her incredible body of work.
Catie Lazarus
Dec 11, 2017
Debbie talks to podcast host, comic, and comedy writer Catie Lazarus about comedy, and about the grey area of comedians telling off-color jokes.
Tim Ferriss
Dec 4, 2017
Debbie talks to four time New York Times best selling author Tim Ferriss about depression, suicide, and major changes in his life.
Mike Mills
Nov 27, 2017
Debbie talks to artist and filmmaker Mike Mills about his career and his formative influences.
Deborah Kass
Nov 20, 2017
Debbie talks to artist Deborah Kass about her long and extraordinary career.
Kenny Fries
Nov 13, 2017
Debbie Millman talks to writer Kenny Fries about living with, and writing about disability.
Emma Donoghue
Nov 6, 2017
Debbie talks to novelist Emma Donoghue about gender, race, and the value of fiction.
Esther Perel
Oct 30, 2017
Debbie talks to therapist and author Esther Perel about marriage, polyamory, and adultry.
Brené Brown
Oct 23, 2017
Debbie talks to author and researcher Brené Brown about belonging, courage, and vulnerability.
Thomas Kail
Oct 16, 2017
Debbie talks to director Thomas Kail about his career and about the joys of collaboration.
Design Matters from the Archive: James Victore
Oct 9, 2017
Debbie talks to James Victore about his apprenticeship in graphic design, about the role of opinion in his work, and about his suspicions of surface beauty and polish.
Design Matters from the Archive: Marian Bantjes
Oct 2, 2017
Debbie Millman talks to Marian Bantjes about her daring typography and her highly ornamental design.
Design Matters From The Archive: Massimo Vignelli
Sep 25, 2017
Debbie talked to Massimo Vignelli about his favorite typeface, his fight against vulgarity and meaningless design, and what he means by forceful design.
Design Matters From The Archive: Massimo Vignelli
Sep 25, 2017
Debbie talked to Massimo Vignelli about his favorite typeface, his fight against vulgarity and meaningless design, and what he means by forceful design.
Design Matters from the Archive: Brian Koppelman
Sep 11, 2017
Debbie talks to Billions show runner Brian Koppelman about why he became a writer after years as a record promoter and producer.
Design Matters from the Archive: Eileen Myles
Sep 4, 2017
Debbie talks to poet Eileen Myles about poetry, fame, and politics.
Design Matters from the Archive: Adam J. Kurtz
Aug 21, 2017
Debbie Millman talks to Adam J. Kurtz about designing for psychological health.
Design Matters from the Archive: Gail Bichler
Aug 14, 2017
Debbie talks to Gail Bichler about magazine design and the role of the magazine cover in the digital age.
Design Matters from the Archive: Alison Bechdel
Aug 7, 2017
Debbie talks to Alison Bechdel about how identifying herself as a lesbian when she was young led her into a career as a cartoonist.
Design Matters from the Archive: Lisa Congdon
Jul 31, 2017
Debbie talks with artist and writer Lisa Congdon about how she sometimes felt like an imposter.
Design Matters from the Archive: Anil Dash
Jul 24, 2017
Debbie talks to Anil Dash about politics, technology, and culture.
Design Matters from the Archive: Lynda Weinman
Jul 17, 2017
Debbie talks to lynda.com’s Lynda Weinman about how the internet is challenging the traditional classroom model.
Design Matters from the Archive: Caroline Paul
Jul 3, 2017
Debbie talks to writer Caroline Paul about her death-defying adventures, and how girls must learn the difference between fear and exhilaration.
Design Matters from the Archive: Chris Anderson
Jun 26, 2017
Debbie Millman talks to Chris Anderson about how the TED conference has helped changed the way we learn.
Design Matters from the Archive: Alain de Botton
Jun 19, 2017
Debbie talks to Alain de Botton about love and sex.
Design Matters from the Archive: Bonnie Siegler
Jun 5, 2017
Debbie talks to designer Bonnie Siegler about her career and about the conflict between designers and their clients. “The clients aren’t the problem, the clients aren’t jerks, they’re not assholes, it’s not that they have bad taste, or anything like that.…
Design Matters from the Archive: Nico Muhly
May 29, 2017
Debbie talks to composer Nico Muhly about his music and about the musicians who interpret it. “I always feel like they appreciate something that’s detailed on the page to indicate that I know what I’m talking about, but with room for them to continue the…
Design Matters from the Archive: Krista Tippet
May 22, 2017
On this podcast Debbie talks to Krista Tippet about her religious orientation, her struggle with depression, and about why it’s so hard to understand our historical moment.
Design Matters from the Archive: Amanda Palmer
May 15, 2017
On this podcast Debbie talks to Amanda Palmer about her wild and wandering path to the rock stage, and about how behind her artistic ambition is the drive to feel real.
Steven Heller
May 1, 2017
On this podcast Debbie talks to Steven Heller about his attitude when he was a young designer.
Brian Collins
Apr 24, 2017
Debbie talks to Brian Collins about why designers shouldn’t think of themselves as mere problem solvers.
DJ Stout
Apr 17, 2017
DJ Stout is a sixth generation Texan, award-winning designer, and partner at Pentagram.
Sarah Jones
Apr 10, 2017
On this podcast Debbie talks to playwright Sarah Jones about her relationship with her characters.
Elizabeth Alexander
Apr 3, 2017
Debbie talks to poet Elizabeth Alexander about the journey of her extraordinary life and how death makes us think about what we truly value.
Jonathan Adler
Mar 27, 2017
On this episode Debbie talks to Jonathan Adler about how his pottery defined his aesthetic.
Connie Birdsall
Mar 20, 2017
Debbie talks to Connie Birdsall about designing some of the most successful brands of our time and what to do when a meeting with clients is not going well.
Rochelle Udell
Mar 13, 2017
On this podcast Debbie talks to Rochelle Udell about her very creative professional life.
Mike Rigby
Mar 6, 2017
On this podcast Debbie talks to Mike Rigby about his international career in design and branding and how to stay creatively engaged.
Design Matters from the Archive: Su Mathews Hale
Mar 2, 2017
Debbie talks to Su Matthews Hale about her efforts to bring more attention to female designers
Sam Winston
Feb 27, 2017
On this episode Debbie talks to artist + writer Sam Winston about his life-long fascination with type.
Nicholas Blechman
Feb 13, 2017
On this podcast Debbie talks to Nicholas Blechman about the importance of political satire.
Seth Godin
Feb 6, 2017
Debbie talks to Seth Godin about how to live in our difficult political moment.
Anil Dash
Jan 30, 2017
Debbie Millman talks to Anil Dash about politics, technology and culture.
Brian Koppelman
Jan 23, 2017
Debbie talks to Brian Koppelman about why he became a writer after years as a record promoter and producer.
Design Matters: Best Of 2016
Jan 2, 2017
Debbie highlights some of her favorite conversations of 2016, including Alison Bechdel, Alain de Botton, Lisa Congdon, Chris Anderson, Krista Tippet, Eileen Myles, and Amanda Palmer.
Adam J. Kurtz
Dec 26, 2016
Debbie talks to Adam J. Kurtz about designing for psychological health. “I’m not going to change your life, I’m just going to share with you the tools that are helping me.”
Gail Bichler
Dec 19, 2016
Debbie talks to New York Times Magazine design director Gail Bichler about magazine design and the role of the magazine cover in the digital age.
Cindy Gallop
Dec 12, 2016
Debbie talks to Cindy Gallop about her career in advertising and about the trouble people have communicating about sex.
Cindy Gallop
Dec 12, 2016
Debbie talks to Cindy Gallop about her career in advertising and about the trouble people have communicating about sex.
Tim Ferriss Part 1
Dec 6, 2016
Debbie talks to writer Tim Ferriss about the strategies he has used to change his life.
Eileen Myles
Nov 28, 2016
Debbie talks to poet Eileen Myles about poetry, fame, and politics.
Keira Alexandra
Nov 21, 2016
Debbie talks to designer Keira Alexandra about what to do when you need extras for a video shoot.
Pierluigi Serraino
Nov 14, 2016
Debbie talks to architect Pierluigi Serraino about some of the things creative people have in common.
Grace Bonney
Nov 7, 2016
Debbie talks to Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney about her new book on women entrepreneurs and makers and about the necessity and difficulty of change.
Steven Watson
Oct 31, 2016
Debbie talks to Stack Magazines founder Steven Watson about the passion behind the independent magazines that he loves.
Bonnie Siegler
Oct 24, 2016
Debbie talks to designer Bonnie Siegler about her career and about the conflict between designers and their clients.
Lana Z Porter
Oct 17, 2016
Debbie talks to designer, writer, and researcher Lana Z. Porter about branding for millennials + more.
Giorgia Lupi
Oct 10, 2016
Debbie talks to information designer Giorgia Lupi about data visualization and the data of our personal lives.
Joe Hollier
Oct 3, 2016
Debbie talks to Joe Hollier about an invention of his that is designed to bring back boredom in the era of the smartphone.
Kelli Anderson
Sep 26, 2016
Debbie talks to artist and designer Kelli Anderson about her new pop-up book, This Book is a Planetarium, and about her collaboration with They Might Be Giants.
Design Matters from the Archive: Tobias Frere-Jones
Sep 12, 2016
Debbie talks to type designer Tobias Frere-Jones about his career and why typefaces are like the air we breathe.
Design Matters from the Archive: Maira Kalman
Sep 5, 2016
Debbie talks to writer and illustrator Maira Kalman about how ordinary objects inspire her art, and about her collaborations with the likes of Mark Morris and Isaac Mizrahi.
Design Matters from the Archive: Maria Konnikova
Aug 22, 2016
Debbie talks to psychology writer Maria Konnikova about her career and her fascination with con artists. She explains why so many people fall prey to confidence games.
Design Matters from the Archive: Eli Horowitz
Aug 15, 2016
Debbie talks to editor and digital novelist Eli Horowitz about the virtues of collaboration + more
Design Matters from the Archive: Roz Chast
Aug 8, 2016
Debbie talks to Roz Chast about how she earned a coveted spot as a cartoonist for The New Yorker magazine, and how her art is informed by the brutal reality of life.
Design Matters from the Archive: Timothy Goodman
Aug 1, 2016
Debbie talks to Timothy Goodman about how, after barely getting through high school, he went on to a very visible career that he is still in the process of defining.
Design Matters from the Archive: Tiffany Shlain
Jul 25, 2016
On this episode, Debbie talks to Tiffany Shlain about her films, about starting the Webby Awards, and about the growing presence of technology in our lives.
Design Matters from the Archive: Brandon Stanton
Jul 18, 2016
Debbie talks to photographer Brandon Stanton about his ongoing project “Humans of New York” and why total strangers open up to him.
Gretchen Rubin
Jul 5, 2016
Debbie talks to author Gretchen Rubin about happiness and the power of habit.
Alain de Botton
Jun 27, 2016
Debbie talks to Alain de Botton about love and sex.
Chris Anderson
Jun 20, 2016
Debbie talks to Chris Anderson about how the TED conference has helped changed the way we learn.
Design Matters from the Archive: Isaac Mizrahi
Jun 13, 2016
Debbie talks to Isaac Mizrahi about why he loves fashion and why he does so many things outside of fashion.
Design Matters from the Archive: Julia Turshen
Jun 6, 2016
Debbie talks to Julia about cooking and writing, and how to peel a hard-boiled egg.
Design Matters from the Archive: Ben Schott
May 30, 2016
Debbie talks to Ben Schott about the importance of failing early in one’s career, about how to take a politician’s picture, and about writing and designing his own books.
Lisa Congdon
May 23, 2016
On this episode Debbie talks with artist and writer Lisa Congdon about how she sometimes felt like an imposter.
Steven Heller
May 16, 2016
On their annual podcast Debbie talks to graphic design guru Steve about how to deliver social critiques with a punch.
Alison Bechdel
May 9, 2016
Debbie talks to Alicon Bechdel about how identifying herself as a lesbian when she was young lead her into a career as a cartoonist.
Nico Muhly
May 2, 2016
Debbie talks to composer Nico Muhly about his music and about the musicians who interpret it.
Todd Waterbury
Apr 25, 2016
Debbie Millman talks to Target’s Chief Creative Officer Todd Waterbury about how technology is changing consumption and about how smart phones have raised our expectations for how companies should interact with us.
Caroline Paul
Apr 18, 2016
Debbie talks to writer Caroline Paul about her death-defying adventures, and how girls must learn the difference between fear and exhilaration.
Amanda Palmer
Apr 12, 2016
Debbie talks to Amanda about her wild and wandering path to the rock stage, and about how behind her artistic ambitions is the drive to feel real.
Krista Tippett
Apr 4, 2016
Debbie talks with radio host Krista Tippett about her religious orientation, her struggle with depression, and about why it’s so hard to understand our historical moment.
Greg Hahn + Ryan Moore
Mar 28, 2016
Debbie talks to branding designers Greg Hahn and Ryan Moore about their process when working with clients such as Netflix and MoMA.
Kate Bolick
Mar 21, 2016
Debbie Millman talks with writer Kate Bolick about society’s historically skeptical view of a single woman.
Mimi Váldes
Feb 22, 2016
Debbie talks to Mimi Valdés about her unstoppable career, from magazine editor to her creative partnership with the pop singer Pharrell Williams.
Ayse Birsel
Feb 15, 2016
Debbie talks to Ayse Birsel about her expansive career as an industrial designer and how she uses art and design to reconstruct her personal and professional life around a core idea.
Eric Zimmer
Feb 8, 2016
Debbie talks to Eric Zimmer about the twists and turns in his surprising career as a tech entrepreneur, and abot some of the things he’s learned along the way.
Tucker Nichols
Dec 28, 2015
Debbie talks to artist Tucker Nichols about his art, and the quality of the art he loves.
Doug Powell
Dec 21, 2015
On this episode Debbie talks to Doung Powell about how designers can use their skills beyond the confines of the profession.
Scott Clemons
Nov 30, 2015
Debbie talks to Scott Clemons about one of the great printers and designers of all time.
Simon Sinek
Nov 15, 2015
Debbie Millman talks to author Simon Sinek about the fruits of good leadership.
Robin Petravic + Catherine Bailey
Nov 9, 2015
Debbie talks with Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey about running Heath Ceramics.
Michael Bierut
Nov 2, 2015
Debbie talks to Design Observer co-founder Michael Bierut about why he thinks graphic design is so cool.
Jonathan Fields
Oct 12, 2015
Author and entrepreneur Jonathan Fields on his previous careers as a lawyer and personal trainer, and on The Good Life. “The Good Life is not a place at which you arrive, it’s a lens through which you see and create.”
Design Matters From the Archive: Clement Mok
Sep 28, 2015
Debbie talks to designer Clement Mok about the early days of Apple computer, the heady days of the software bubble, and the joys of working for Steve Jobs.
Design Matters From the Archive: Bob Gill
Sep 21, 2015
Debbie talks to legendary designer Bob Gill about coming up in the profession in the 1950s, about working with the Beatles, and the problem with many designers today.
Design Matters from the Archive: Michael Donovan + Nancye Green
Sep 14, 2015
Michael Donovan + Nancye Green on their partnership in marriage and design.
Design Matters From the Archive: Michael Arad
Sep 7, 2015
The designer of the 9/11 memorial—Michael Arad— on the process of design.
Design Matters From the Archive: Chip Kidd
Aug 31, 2015
Debbie talks to book designer Chip Kidd about why his TED talk turned into the most terrifying 19 minutes of his life, and about his book of graphic design for children.
Design Matters From The Archive: Marion Deuchars
Aug 24, 2015
Debbie talks to illustrator and author Marion Deuchars about the expressiveness of hand-lettering, about how drawing is an intense form of looking, and the limited value of technology in teaching art to children.
Design Matters From the Archive: Louise Fili
Aug 17, 2015
Debbie talks to Louise Fili about designing book covers, designing for restaurants, about why she prefers working for small businesses, and about the importance of sketching.
Design Matters from the Archive: Peter Mendelsund
Aug 3, 2015
Debbie talks to Peter Mendelsund about what makes a great book cover, rebranding the classics, and about his fears of the iPad and Kindle.
Design Matters From The Archive: Caroline Paul + Wendy MacNaughton
Jul 27, 2015
Debbie talks to illustrator Wendy MacNaughton and author Caroline Paul about their unusually intimate collaboration on a book.
Design Matters from the Archive: Brian Rea
Jul 20, 2015
Debbie talks to Brian Rea about the value of being rejected, about art directing for the New York Times, and about his development as an illustrator.
Design Matters From The Archive: Rob Walker
Jul 13, 2015
Debbie talks to Rob Walker about the Sunggie and his fantasy branding project.
Design Matters From The Archive: Marian Bantjes
Jul 6, 2015
Debbie talks to Marian Bantjes about her daring typography and her highly ornamental designs.
Kelli Anderson
Jun 29, 2015
Debbie talks to Kelli Anderson about what design can tell us about the world.
Design Matters From the Archive: Tina Roth Eisenberg
Jun 22, 2015
Debbie talks to SwissMiss — aka Tina Roth Eisenberg — discusses her blog, CreativeMornings, and the beauty found in ordinary things.
Design Matters From The Archive: James Victore
Jun 15, 2015
Debbie Millman and James Victore discusses his book, putting his opinion in the work and the difference between God-jobs and money jobs.
Oliver Jeffers
Jun 8, 2015
Debbie talks to artist and illustrator Oliver Jeffers, who explains how illustrating and writing children’s books has changed his fine art painting.
Carolina Rogoll
Jun 1, 2015
Branding expert Carolina Rogoll talks about how to update a brand and why sabbaticals are a good idea.
Audrey Arbeeny
May 18, 2015
Recorded live at “What Design Sounds Like,” Debbie talks to Audrey Arbeeny about audio branding.
Virginia Postrel
May 11, 2015
Debbie Millman talks to Virginia Postrel about the power of glamorous objects and glamorous people.
Elle Luna
May 4, 2015
Debbie Millman talks to Elle Luna about why she walked away from great design jobs with IDEO, Uber, and Mailbox.
Ron Burrage
Apr 27, 2015
Debbie Millman talks to Ron Burrage about his design career, his performance career, and about how to design fearlessly.
Julia Turshen
Apr 20, 2015
On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to Julia Turshen about cooking and writing (and how to successfully peel a hard boiled egg).
Steven Heller
Apr 13, 2015
On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to Steven Heller about his new book Graphic Style Lab.
Lynda Weinman
Apr 6, 2015
On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie talks to lynda.com’s Lynda Weinman about how the internet is challenging the traditional classroom model.
Morley
Mar 30, 2015
On this episode of Design Matters Debbie Millman talks to Morley about her songs of social change.
Ben Watson
Mar 23, 2015
On this episode Debbie Millman talks to Herman Miller’s Ben Watson about how design affects people who never even think about design.
Louise Sandhaus
Mar 16, 2015
On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman speaks with Louise Sandhaus about her macrobiotic past, her new book, and her struggles to get it published.
Jessica Walsh + Timothy Goodman
Mar 10, 2015
On this week’s episode Debbie Millman talks to Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman about their unusual collaboration
Isaac Mizrahi
Mar 2, 2015
To launch the 10th season of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to Isaac Mizrahi about why he loves fashion and why he does so many things outside of fashion.
Chee Pearlman
Dec 29, 2014
On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to editor, curator, and design fairy godmother Chee Pearlman about editing a design magazine and designing conferences.
Liz Danzico
Dec 22, 2014
On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to Liz Danzico about writing and designing, life in NYC, and why it’s so important to keep learning (and re-learning).
Justin Ahrens
Dec 15, 2014
On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to Justin Ahrens about designing for social change and his book.
Ji Lee
Dec 8, 2014
On this episode of Design Matters with Debbie Millman, Debbie talks with designer Ji Lee about why he hates most advertising, but why he loves the idea of advertising on Facebook (where he works).
Emily Spivack
Dec 1, 2014
On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to writer and curator Emily Spivack about how our clothes are more than fabric and thread.
Moira Cullen
Nov 24, 2014
On this episode of Design Matters Debbie Millman talks to Moira Cullen—design strategist, writer and educator—about her innovative design work for some of the world’s leading brands.
Tina + Ryan Essmaker
Nov 17, 2014
On this episode of Design Matters Debbie Millman talks to Tina and Ryan Essmaker, designers, photographers, creative directors and cofounders of The Great Discontent
Caroline Baumann
Nov 10, 2014
On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to Cooper Hewitt director Caroline Baumann about her career in museums and why the interest in design has surged in recent years.
Fritz Karch
Nov 3, 2014
On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to Fritz Karch on being a stylist for Martha Stewart, owning an antique shop, and what it means to be a collector.
Ben Schott
Oct 27, 2014
On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to Ben Schott about the importance of failing early in one’s career, about how to take a politician’s picture, and about writing and designing his own books.
Petter Ringbom
Oct 20, 2014
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.
Tom Geismar
Oct 13, 2014
In this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to legendary designer Tom Geismar about how the practice of design has changed since the 1950s.
Noah Brier
Jun 2, 2014
Noah Brier on brands, design and content in the age of social media.
Dani Shapiro
May 26, 2014
On this episode of Design Matters with Debbie Millman, Debbie talks to writer Dani Shapiro about being raised an Orthodox Jew, about being vulnerable in her work, and about writing her way out of an existential crisis.
Brian Singer
May 19, 2014
On this episode of Design Matters with Debbie Millman, Debbie talks to Brian Singer, Communication Design team leader at Facebook,.
Steven Heller
May 12, 2014
Steven Heller talks about graphic design before it was called graphic design, and about whether design magazines have a future in print.
Rachel Sussman
May 5, 2014
Artist Rachel Sussman discusses her new book and explains what it was like to be abandoned without supplies — or a phone — in Greenland.
Scott Lerman
Apr 28, 2014
Scott Lerman talks about his new step-by-step book about brand strategy and about how consumer research can limit innovative thinking.
Maria Giudice
Apr 21, 2014
Maria Giudice talks with Debbie Milliman about the early days of design on the internet, and what it’s like to work for Facebook.
Michael Donovan + Nancye Green
Apr 14, 2014
Debbie talks to Michael Donovan + Nancye Green about their life and work partnership and how good business is good design.
Debra Bishop
Apr 7, 2014
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.
Joe Marianek
Mar 31, 2014
Joe Marianek talks about decisions that shaped his career and about the process of getting hired at Apple.
Jonathan Harris
Mar 24, 2014
Jonathan Harris on his web and database art projects, his relationship to time and memory, and the sexuality of the internet.
Dana Arnett
Mar 17, 2014
VSA’s Dana Arnett on getting kicked out of design school and making the transition from designer to CEO.
Irma Boom
Mar 10, 2014
Debbie Millman talks to Irma Boom about the art and craft of her celebrated book designs.
Amanda Michel + Amy Webb
Jan 13, 2014
Debbie Millman talks to Spark Camp founders Amanda Michel + Amy Webb about redesigning the traditional conference and its lasting effect on participants.
Bob Gill
Jan 6, 2014
Legendary designer Bob Gill talks about design in the 1950s, working with the Beatles and the problem with so many designers today.
Matteo Bologna
Dec 23, 2013
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.
Alex Center
Dec 16, 2013
Lead designer for CocaCola’s Vitaminwater and Powerade Alex Center talks about his love of brands.
Susan Szenasy
Dec 9, 2013
Susan S. Szenasy is editor-in-chief of METROPOLIS, the award-winning New York City-based magazine of architecture and design.
Terry Teachout
Nov 25, 2013
Terry Teachout discusses the early days of blogging, the poetics of theater and what it’s like to be a drama critic for The Wall Street Journal.
Dawn Hancock
Nov 18, 2013
Firebelly Design founder Dawn Hancock discusses what it means to be a socially conscious designer.
Jennifer Kinon + Bobby Martin
Nov 11, 2013
OCD Designers Jennifer Kinon + Bobby Martin talk about their design philosophy — and their general willingness to do the unexpected.
Oded Ezer
Nov 4, 2013
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.
Sheila Bridges
Oct 28, 2013
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.
Chip Kidd
Oct 21, 2013
Legendary book designer Chip Kidd on why his TED talk was the 19 most frightening minutes of his life.
Hartmut Esslinger
Jul 29, 2013
Frog design co-founder Hartmut Esslinger talks about working for Steve Jobs in the early days of Apple.
Interaction of Color
Jul 22, 2013
Brenda Danilowitz, Chief Curator at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and Potion principal Philip Tiongson discuss the new Interaction of Color app.
Jean-Louis Cohen
Jul 15, 2013
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.
Michael Rock
Jul 8, 2013
Michael Rock about self-hatred in design, the benefits of being an outsider, and his new book.
Maggie Macnab
May 31, 2013
Designer, educator and author Maggie Macnab talks about what designers can learn from nature — and what they can give back.
Jessica Walsh
May 17, 2013
Jessica Walsh once sold moss-covered rocks to her elementary school classmates. Today, she’s Stefan Sagmeister’s partner in Sagmeister + Walsh.
Ben Chestnut + Aarron Walter
May 10, 2013
Mailchimp CEO Ben Chestnut and User Expereince Lead Aaron Walter talk how they got where they are — and where Freddie the monkey came from.
Wendy MacNaughton + Caroline Paul
May 3, 2013
Wendy MacNaughton and Caroline Paul on a journey from advertising to Rwanda to illustration, and from Stanford to firefighter to author.
Emily Oberman
Apr 19, 2013
Emily Oberman’s three acts — from Tibor Kalman at M&Co, to Number Seventeen with Bonnie Siegler, to becoming a partner at Pentagram.
Jennifer Sterling
Apr 12, 2013
Jennifer Sterling on her process, how money should be designed, and the way teaching has influenced her career.
Amy Webb
Apr 5, 2013
Digital strategist and author Amy Webb on how she gamed online dating to find her husband.
Cliff Sloan
Mar 29, 2013
On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman interviews Cliff Sloan about everything marketing.
Sara Blake
Mar 22, 2013
Debbie Millman talks to Sara Blake about collaborating with her sister, creating portraits of 100 girls and illustrating NBA players.
Steven Heller
Mar 8, 2013
Steven Heller discusses his new ebook, Design Cult, and reflects on what designers have in common with Harvey Weinstein.
Clement Mok
Mar 1, 2013
Clement Mok on the early days of Apple computer, the joys of working for Steve Jobs and starting his successful businesses.
Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich
Feb 22, 2013
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.
Sophie Blackall
Feb 15, 2013
Sophie Blackall discusses learning to draw, painting vs. illustration and her favorite postings from Craigslist.
Jen Bilik
Feb 8, 2013
Jen Bilik on being a certified entrepreneurial badass: she’s the founder of the company Knock Knock.
Marion Deuchars
Jan 11, 2013
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.
Jason Kottke
Jan 4, 2013
In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, Jason Kottke talks about blogging for over fourteen years and what it means to be “old” online.
Christopher Simmons
Dec 21, 2012
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.
Jake Barton
Dec 14, 2012
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.
Louise Fili
Dec 7, 2012
Louise Fili discusses the importance of sketching, her obsession with typography and why she prefers working with small organizations.
Rafael Esquer
Nov 30, 2012
Rafael Esquer discusses growing up on a farm, working with the city and what it takes to make it in the design business.
Mirko Ilic
Nov 16, 2012
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.
Austin McGhie
Nov 9, 2012
Debbie Millman talks to her colleague Austin McGhie, who explains why brand could be a four letter word.
Aaron Draplin
Nov 2, 2012
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.
Scott Stowell
Oct 26, 2012
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.
Chris Ware
Oct 19, 2012
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.
Steven Heller
May 4, 2012
Steven Heller discusses the big ideas that have changed graphic design – including the UPC code, teen magazines and the pointed finger.
Ken Carbone
Apr 27, 2012
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.
Randy J. Hunt
Apr 20, 2012
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.
Khoi Vinh
Apr 13, 2012
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.
Roman Mars
Apr 6, 2012
Radio producer Roman Mars discusses the connection between ’zines and radio, why he ditched science and the reason he named his show “99% Invisible”.
John Flansburgh
Mar 30, 2012
John Flansburgh on being the son of a modernist architect, designing album covers for They Might Be Giants and of course, making music.
Maria Popova
Mar 9, 2012
In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, Maria Popova discusses growing up in Bulgaria, the evolution of Brainpicker and inventing the curator’s code.
Jen Bekman
Mar 2, 2012
Jen Bekman discusses managing a BBS in the early days of the internet, her first email exchange and the importance of everyone owning art.
Karl Heiselman
Feb 24, 2012
Wolff Olins CEO Karl Heiselman discusses the controversial London 2012 logo, designing the culture of his company and the relationship between branding and popularity.
James Biber
Feb 17, 2012
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.
Cheryl Heller
Feb 10, 2012
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.
Erik Spiekermann
Feb 3, 2012
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.
Martin Venezky
Dec 16, 2011
Martin Venezky discusses his journey to becoming one of the design innovators of our time.
Peter Mendelsund
Dec 9, 2011
In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Peter Mendelsund discusses how he became a book designer and his fear of the Kindle and iPad.
Andrew Gibbs
Dec 2, 2011
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.
Brian Rea
Nov 18, 2011
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.
John Hockenberry
Nov 11, 2011
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.
Jake + Pum Lefebure
Nov 4, 2011
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.
Margaret Roach
Oct 28, 2011
In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Margaret Roach discusses her career with Martha Stewart and her love of gardening.
Linda Tischler
Oct 14, 2011
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.
Dori Tunstall
Oct 7, 2011
In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Dori Tunstall discusses branding through the lens of a Design Anthropologist.
Alex Bogusky + John Bielenberg
Sep 30, 2011
In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, Alex Bogusky and John Bielenberg discuss branding, global warming and impact entrepreneurs.
Jessica Hische
Sep 23, 2011
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.
Michael Arad
Sep 16, 2011
In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Michael Arad, discusses the World Trade Center Memorial.
Angus Hyland
Jul 8, 2011
In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Angus Hyland discusses the peace sign, Deutsche Bank, and the play button.
Alissa Walker
May 13, 2011
Alissa Walker discusses her experience in advertising, her love affair with LA and of course, gelato.
Jennifer Morla
Apr 22, 2011
Jennifer Morla talks about leaving New York for San Francisco, her collaboration with Andy Warhol and the qualities of effective design.
Steve Frykholm
Apr 15, 2011
After a 40-year career with Herman Miller, Steve Frykholm discusses life inside this iconic, National Design Award-winning furniture company.
Grace Bonney
Apr 8, 2011
In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Grace Bonney discusses being a Phish follower, shaking off the cute and the Design*Sponge scholarship program.
Heather B. Armstrong
Apr 1, 2011
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.
Dominique Browning
Mar 25, 2011
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.
Jonathan Ford
Mar 11, 2011
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.
Eddie Opara
Mar 4, 2011
In this episode of Design Matters, Eddie Opara discusses being educated by Jesuits, creating the Brooklyn Museum brand at 2x4 and working at Pentagram.
Alina Wheeler
Feb 25, 2011
Philadelphia-based designer Alina Wheeler discusses branding, strategic imagination and her new book, Brand Atlas, co-authored with Joel Katz.
Gail Anderson
Feb 23, 2011
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.
Kate Betts
Feb 11, 2011
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.
Rob Walker
Feb 4, 2011
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”.
James Victore
Dec 17, 2010
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.
Alexandra Lange + Jane Thompson
Dec 10, 2010
Alexandra Lange and Jane Thompson discuss the power of imagination, Marimekko, Sir Lady Jane and Benjamin Thompson.
Steven Heller
Dec 3, 2010
Steven Heller talks to Debbie Millman about blogging from the bathroom, working with Patti Smith and Paul Rand’s tombstone.
Alexander Isley
Nov 19, 2010
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.
Kate Bingaman-Burt
Nov 12, 2010
In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Kate Bingaman-Burt discusses Obsessive Consumption, the designer as reporter and her commitment to making something everyday.
Marian Bantjes
Nov 5, 2010
In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Marian Bantjes discusses her new book, coded text and causing pain to type purists.
Ralph Caplan
Oct 29, 2010
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.
Tina Roth Eisenberg
Oct 22, 2010
On this episode of Design Matters, SwissMiss — aka Tina Roth Eisenberg — discusses her blog, crowd sourcing and the beauty found in ordinary things.
Bill Moggridge
Oct 15, 2010
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.
Eric Baker
Oct 8, 2010
In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, Eric Baker discusses working with Gordon Parks, living in New York City and working for himself.
Stephen Doyle
Sep 24, 2010
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.
Massimo Vignelli
Sep 17, 2010
Vignelli Celebration: Season premiere of Design Matters with Debbie Millman, a podcast interview with Massimo Vignelli.
Stefan Sagmeister
Nov 19, 2009
Stefan Sagmeister discusses a year away from his New York-based design practice, spending personal time in Bali and his new documentary film, Happiness.
Tim Brown
Oct 12, 2009
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.
William Drenttel + Julie Lasky
Aug 17, 2009
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.