back arrowView show

Jocelyn K. Glei

Episode description

Jocelyn K. Glei talks to Debbie about how the internet can lead to burnout.

episodes iconMore Episodes

From the Archive: Anne Lamott

March 18th, 2019

Debbie talks with writer Anne Lamott about her life and her long career.

Jamie Myrold

March 11th, 2019

Debbie talks with designer Jamie Myrold about great problems to solve.

James Victore

March 4th, 2019

On this episode of Design Matters with Debbie Millman designer James Victore talks about leading a creative life.

Ingrid Fetell Lee

February 25th, 2019

Debbie talks to designer and writer Ingrid Fetell Lee about joy.

Dustin Yellin

February 18th, 2019

Debbie talks to Dustin Yellin about his busy life making art, while also running a non-profit cultural center.

Kate Moross

February 11th, 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

February 4th, 2019

Debbie talks to Chase Jarvis about his career as a photographer and entrepreneur.

Bo Burnham + Elsie Fisher

January 28th, 2019

Debbie talks to Bo Burnham about his film Eighth Grade, and the young star of that movie, Elsie Fisher.

Scott Belsky

January 21st, 2019

Debbie talks to Scott Belsky about why creative conflict can lead to good decision making.

Dani Shapiro

January 14th, 2019

Novelist and memoirist Dani Shapiro talks to Debbie Millman about her surprising genetic inheritance.

Josh Higgins

December 31st, 2018

Josh Higgins talks to Debbie Millman about how to design software products that become popular with users.

Alice Rawsthorn

December 24th, 2018

Debbie talks to Alice Rawsthorn about the growing status of design.

Sarah Kay

December 17th, 2018

Debbie talks to performance poet Sarah Kay about teaching people to write.

Christoph Niemann

December 10th, 2018

Debbie talks to illustrator Christoph Niemann about his singular career as an artistic superhero.

Shirley Manson

December 3rd, 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

November 26th, 2018

Debbie talks with pastry chef and Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi about her career and long apprenticeship.

Albert Watson

November 19th, 2018

Debbie talks with famed photographer Albert Watson about his career and about the importance of preparing conceptually for a shoot.

Thelma Golden

November 12th, 2018

Debbie talks to museum director Thelma Golden about the power of curation.

Anne Lamott

November 5th, 2018

Debbie talks with writer Anne Lamott about her life and her long career.

Pete Souza

October 29th, 2018

Debbie Millman talks with Pete Sousza about his years as the Obama administration official photographer.

Paul Sahre

October 22nd, 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

October 15th, 2018

Debbie talks to Patricia Cronin about art and politics.

Michael Ovitz

October 8th, 2018

Debbie talks to Michael Ovitz about his long and controversial career as a Hollywood power broker.

Beth Comstock

October 1st, 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

September 24th, 2018

Debbie talks to artist Deborah Kass about her long and extraordinary career.

Design Matters from the Archive: Brian Collins

September 17th, 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

September 10th, 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

September 3rd, 2018

Debbie talks to therapist and author Esther Perel about marriage, polyamory, and adultry.

Design Matters from the Archive: Simon Sinek

August 27th, 2018

Debbie talks to optimist, ethnographer, and author Simon Sinek about the fruits of good leadership.

Design Matters from the Archive: Thomas Kail

August 20th, 2018

Debbie talks to Hamilton director Thomas Kail about his career and about the joys of collaboration.

Design Matters from the Archive: Cindy Gallop

August 13th, 2018

Debbie talks to Cindy Gallop about her career in advertising and about the trouble people have communicating about sex.

Barry Blitt

August 6th, 2018

Debbie talks to New Yorker celebrated cover artist Barry Blitt about where his ideas come from.

Neville Brody

July 30th, 2018

On this episode, Debbie brings the great English designer, typographer, and art director Neville Brody to the stage.

Paula Scher

July 23rd, 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

July 16th, 2018

Debbie talks to author and art director Steven Heller live on stage.

Matthew Carter

July 9th, 2018

Debbie talks to the great type designer Matthew Carter live on stage.

Laurie Anderson

July 2nd, 2018

Debbie Millman brings artist Laurie Anderson live on stage to discuss her career, art, life, and politics.

Amy Sherald

June 25th, 2018

Debbie talks to portrait painter Amy Sherald about her emotionally evocative work.

Lewis Lapham

June 18th, 2018

On this episode Debbie talks to Lewis Lapham about his long career in journalism and the media landscape today.

Carmen Maria Machado

June 11th, 2018

Debbie talks to writer Carmen Maria Machado about her writing, life, career, and the importance of ego.

Aminatou Sow

June 4th, 2018

Debbie talks to Aminatou Sow about her podcast and her career in tech.

Erin McKeown

May 28th, 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 21st, 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 14th, 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 7th, 2018

Debbie Millman talks with author and editor Pamela Paul about books and book reviewing.

Anand Giridharadas

April 30th, 2018

Debbie Millman talks to journalist Anand Giridharadas about his career, about a divided America, and about tech monopolies.

David Spergel

April 23rd, 2018

Debbie talks to astrophysicist David Spergel about the origins of the universe.

Edel Rodriguez

April 16th, 2018

Debbie talks to Edel Rodriguez about his career and his celebrated illustrations of Donald Trump.

Simon Doonan

April 9th, 2018

On this episode, Debbie talks to Simon Doonan about his unlikely career and his formula for creative window displays.

Richard Haines

April 2nd, 2018

Debbie talks to Richard Haines about his late blooming career as an illustrator.

Nick Law

March 26th, 2018

On this episode Debbie talks to Nick Law about working through failure.

David Korins

March 19th, 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

March 12th, 2018

On this episode, Debbie talks to Sukey Novogratz about meditation and recovery from trauma.

Edwin Schlossberg

March 5th, 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

February 26th, 2018

On this episode, Debbie talks to experimental psychologist and author Steven Pinker about measuring human happiness.

Kaki King

February 19th, 2018

On this episode, Debbie talks to musician Kaki King about performing and composing.

David Cay Johnston

February 12th, 2018

On this episode, Debbie talks to David Cay Johnston about the fun of investigative journalism..

Design Matters 2017 Highlights

January 15th, 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

December 26th, 2017

Debbie talks to New Yorker celebrated cover artist Barry Blitt about where his ideas come from.

Richard Saul Wurman

December 18th, 2017

Debbie talks to TED founder Richard Saul Wurman about learning and education.

Marina Abramović

December 11th, 2017

Debbie talks to performance artist Marina Abramović about her career, her art, and her incredible body of work.

Catie Lazarus

December 11th, 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

December 4th, 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

November 27th, 2017

Debbie talks to artist and filmmaker Mike Mills about his career and his formative influences.

Deborah Kass

November 20th, 2017

Debbie talks to artist Deborah Kass about her long and extraordinary career.

Kenny Fries

November 13th, 2017

Debbie Millman talks to writer Kenny Fries about living with, and writing about disability.

Emma Donoghue

November 6th, 2017

Debbie talks to novelist Emma Donoghue about gender, race, and the value of fiction.

Esther Perel

October 30th, 2017

Debbie talks to therapist and author Esther Perel about marriage, polyamory, and adultry.

Brené Brown

October 23rd, 2017

Debbie talks to author and researcher Brené Brown about belonging, courage, and vulnerability.

Thomas Kail

October 16th, 2017

Debbie talks to director Thomas Kail about his career and about the joys of collaboration.

Design Matters from the Archive: James Victore

October 9th, 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 …

Design Matters from the Archive: Marian Bantjes

October 2nd, 2017

Debbie Millman talks to Marian Bantjes about her daring typography and her highly ornamental design.

Design Matters From The Archive: Massimo Vignelli

September 25th, 2017

Debbie talked to Massimo Vignelli about his favorite typeface, his fight against vulgarity and meaningless design, and what he means by forceful …

Design Matters From The Archive: Massimo Vignelli

September 25th, 2017

Debbie talked to Massimo Vignelli about his favorite typeface, his fight against vulgarity and meaningless design, and what he means by forceful …

Design Matters from the Archive: Brian Koppelman

September 11th, 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

September 4th, 2017

Debbie talks to poet Eileen Myles about poetry, fame, and politics.

Design Matters from the Archive: Cindy Gallop

August 28th, 2017

Debbie talks to Cindy Gallop about her career in advertising and about the trouble people have communicating about sex. “People therefore find it …

Design Matters from the Archive: Adam J. Kurtz

August 21st, 2017

Debbie Millman talks to Adam J. Kurtz about designing for psychological health.

Design Matters from the Archive: Gail Bichler

August 14th, 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

August 7th, 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

July 31st, 2017

Debbie talks with artist and writer Lisa Congdon about how she sometimes felt like an imposter.

Design Matters from the Archive: Anil Dash

July 24th, 2017

Debbie talks to Anil Dash about politics, technology, and culture.

Design Matters from the Archive: Lynda Weinman

July 17th, 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

July 3rd, 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

June 26th, 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

June 19th, 2017

Debbie talks to Alain de Botton about love and sex.

Design Matters from the Archive: Bonnie Siegler

June 5th, 2017

Debbie talks to designer Bonnie Siegler about her career and about the conflict between designers and their clients. "The clients aren’t the …

Design Matters from the Archive: Nico Muhly

May 29th, 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, …

Design Matters from the Archive: Krista Tippet

May 22nd, 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 15th, 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 1st, 2017

On this podcast Debbie talks to Steven Heller about his attitude when he was a young designer.

Brian Collins

April 24th, 2017

Debbie talks to Brian Collins about why designers shouldn’t think of themselves as mere problem solvers.

DJ Stout

April 17th, 2017

DJ Stout is a sixth generation Texan, award-winning designer, and partner at Pentagram.

Sarah Jones

April 10th, 2017

On this podcast Debbie talks to playwright Sarah Jones about her relationship with her characters.

Elizabeth Alexander

April 3rd, 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

March 27th, 2017

On this episode Debbie talks to Jonathan Adler about how his pottery defined his aesthetic.

Connie Birdsall

March 20th, 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 …

Rochelle Udell

March 13th, 2017

On this podcast Debbie talks to Rochelle Udell about her very creative professional life.

Mike Rigby

March 6th, 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

March 2nd, 2017

Debbie talks to Su Matthews Hale about her efforts to bring more attention to female designers

Sam Winston

February 27th, 2017

On this episode Debbie talks to artist + writer Sam Winston about his life-long fascination with type.

Nicholas Blechman

February 13th, 2017

On this podcast Debbie talks to Nicholas Blechman about the importance of political satire.

Seth Godin

February 6th, 2017

Debbie talks to Seth Godin about how to live in our difficult political moment.

Anil Dash

January 30th, 2017

Debbie Millman talks to Anil Dash about politics, technology and culture.

Brian Koppelman

January 23rd, 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

January 2nd, 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

December 26th, 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 …

Gail Bichler

December 19th, 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

December 12th, 2016

Debbie talks to Cindy Gallop about her career in advertising and about the trouble people have communicating about sex.

Tim Ferriss Part 1

December 6th, 2016

Debbie talks to writer Tim Ferriss about the strategies he has used to change his life.

Eileen Myles

November 28th, 2016

Debbie talks to poet Eileen Myles about poetry, fame, and politics.

Keira Alexandra

November 21st, 2016

Debbie talks to designer Keira Alexandra about what to do when you need extras for a video shoot.

Pierluigi Serraino

November 14th, 2016

Debbie talks to architect Pierluigi Serraino about some of the things creative people have in common.

Grace Bonney

November 7th, 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 …

Steven Watson

October 31st, 2016

Debbie talks to Stack Magazines founder Steven Watson about the passion behind the independent magazines that he loves.

Bonnie Siegler

October 24th, 2016

Debbie talks to designer Bonnie Siegler about her career and about the conflict between designers and their clients.

Lana Z Porter

October 17th, 2016

Debbie talks to designer, writer, and researcher Lana Z. Porter about branding for millennials + more.

Giorgia Lupi

October 10th, 2016

Debbie talks to information designer Giorgia Lupi about data visualization and the data of our personal lives.

Joe Hollier

October 3rd, 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

September 26th, 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 …

Design Matters from the Archive: Tobias Frere-Jones

September 12th, 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

September 5th, 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 …

Design Matters from the Archive: Maria Konnikova

August 22nd, 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 …

Design Matters from the Archive: Eli Horowitz

August 15th, 2016

Debbie talks to editor and digital novelist Eli Horowitz about the virtues of collaboration + more

Design Matters from the Archive: Roz Chast

August 8th, 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

August 1st, 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 …

Design Matters from the Archive: Tiffany Shlain

July 25th, 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 …

Design Matters from the Archive: Brandon Stanton

July 18th, 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

July 5th, 2016

Debbie talks to author Gretchen Rubin about happiness and the power of habit.

Alain de Botton

June 27th, 2016

Debbie talks to Alain de Botton about  love and sex.

Chris Anderson

June 20th, 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

June 13th, 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

June 6th, 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 30th, 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 …

Lisa Congdon

May 23rd, 2016

On this episode Debbie talks with artist and writer Lisa Congdon about how she sometimes felt like an imposter.

Steven Heller

May 16th, 2016

On their annual podcast Debbie talks to graphic design guru Steve about how to deliver social critiques with a punch.

Alison Bechdel

May 9th, 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 2nd, 2016

Debbie talks to composer Nico Muhly about his music and about the musicians who interpret it.

Todd Waterbury

April 25th, 2016

Debbie Millman talks to Target’s Chief Creative Officer Todd Waterbury about how technology is changing consumption and about how smart phones have …

Caroline Paul

April 18th, 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

April 12th, 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

April 4th, 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

March 28th, 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

March 21st, 2016

Debbie Millman talks with writer Kate Bolick about society’s historically skeptical view of a single woman.

Mimi Váldes

February 22nd, 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

February 15th, 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

February 8th, 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

December 28th, 2015

Debbie talks to artist Tucker Nichols about his art, and the quality of the art he loves.

Doug Powell

December 21st, 2015

On this episode Debbie talks to Doung Powell about how designers can use their skills beyond the confines of the profession.

Scott Clemons

November 30th, 2015

Debbie talks to Scott Clemons about one of the great printers and designers of all time.

Simon Sinek

November 15th, 2015

Debbie Millman talks to author Simon Sinek about the fruits of good leadership.

Robin Petravic + Catherine Bailey

November 9th, 2015

Debbie talks with Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey about running Heath Ceramics.

Michael Bierut

November 2nd, 2015

Debbie talks to Design Observer co-founder Michael Bierut about why he thinks graphic design is so cool.

Jonathan Fields

October 12th, 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

September 28th, 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

September 21st, 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

September 14th, 2015

Michael Donovan + Nancye Green on their partnership in marriage and design.

Design Matters From the Archive: Michael Arad

September 7th, 2015

The designer of the 9/11 memorial—Michael Arad— on the process of design.

Design Matters From the Archive: Chip Kidd

August 31st, 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

August 24th, 2015

Debbie talks to illustrator and author Marion Deuchars about the expressiveness of hand-lettering, about how drawing is an intense form of looking, …

Design Matters From the Archive: Louise Fili

August 17th, 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

August 3rd, 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

July 27th, 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

July 20th, 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

July 13th, 2015

Debbie talks to Rob Walker about the Sunggie and his fantasy branding project.

Design Matters From The Archive: Marian Bantjes

July 6th, 2015

Debbie talks to Marian Bantjes about her daring typography and her highly ornamental designs.

Kelli Anderson

June 29th, 2015

Debbie talks to Kelli Anderson about what design can tell us about the world.

Design Matters From the Archive: Tina Roth Eisenberg

June 22nd, 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

June 15th, 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

June 8th, 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

June 1st, 2015

Branding expert Carolina Rogoll talks about how to update a brand and why sabbaticals are a good idea.

Audrey Arbeeny

May 18th, 2015

Recorded live at "What Design Sounds Like," Debbie talks to Audrey Arbeeny about audio branding.

Virginia Postrel

May 11th, 2015

Debbie Millman talks to Virginia Postrel about the power of glamorous objects and glamorous people.

Elle Luna

May 4th, 2015

Debbie Millman talks to Elle Luna about why she walked away from great design jobs with IDEO, Uber, and Mailbox.

Ron Burrage

April 27th, 2015

Debbie Millman talks to Ron Burrage about his design career, his performance career, and about how to design fearlessly.

Julia Turshen

April 20th, 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

April 13th, 2015

On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to Steven Heller about his new book Graphic Style Lab.

Lynda Weinman

April 6th, 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

March 30th, 2015

On this episode of Design Matters Debbie Millman talks to Morley about her songs of social change.

Ben Watson

March 23rd, 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

March 16th, 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

March 10th, 2015

On this week’s episode Debbie Millman talks to Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman about their unusual collaboration

Isaac Mizrahi

March 2nd, 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

December 29th, 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

December 22nd, 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

December 15th, 2014

On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to Justin Ahrens about designing for social change and his book.

Ji Lee

December 8th, 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

December 1st, 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

November 24th, 2014

On this episode of Design Matters Debbie Millman talks to Moira Cullen—design strategist, writer and educator—about her innovative design work for …

Tina + Ryan Essmaker

November 17th, 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

November 10th, 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 …

Fritz Karch

November 3rd, 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 …

Ben Schott

October 27th, 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 …

Petter Ringbom

October 20th, 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

October 13th, 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

June 2nd, 2014

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

Dani Shapiro

May 26th, 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 …

Brian Singer

May 19th, 2014

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

Steven Heller

May 12th, 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 5th, 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

April 28th, 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

April 21st, 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

April 14th, 2014

Debbie talks to Michael Donovan + Nancye Green about their life and work partnership and how good business is good design.

Debra Bishop

April 7th, 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

March 31st, 2014

Joe Marianek talks about decisions that shaped his career and about the process of getting hired at Apple.

Jonathan Harris

March 24th, 2014

Jonathan Harris on his web and database art projects, his relationship to time and memory, and the sexuality of the internet.

Dana Arnett

March 17th, 2014

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

Irma Boom

March 10th, 2014

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

Amanda Michel + Amy Webb

January 13th, 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

January 6th, 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

December 23rd, 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 …

Alex Center

December 16th, 2013

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

Susan Szenasy

December 9th, 2013

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

Terry Teachout

November 25th, 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

November 18th, 2013

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

Jennifer Kinon + Bobby Martin

November 11th, 2013

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

Oded Ezer

November 4th, 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

October 28th, 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

October 21st, 2013

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

Hartmut Esslinger

July 29th, 2013

Frog design co-founder Hartmut Esslinger talks about working for Steve Jobs in the early days of Apple.

Interaction of Color

July 22nd, 2013

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

Jean-Louis Cohen

July 15th, 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

July 8th, 2013

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

Maggie Macnab

May 31st, 2013

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

Jessica Walsh

May 17th, 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 10th, 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 3rd, 2013

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

Emily Oberman

April 19th, 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

April 12th, 2013

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

Amy Webb

April 5th, 2013

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

Cliff Sloan

March 29th, 2013

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

Sara Blake

March 22nd, 2013

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

Steven Heller

March 8th, 2013

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

Clement Mok

March 1st, 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

February 22nd, 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

February 15th, 2013

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

Jen Bilik

February 8th, 2013

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

Marion Deuchars

January 11th, 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

January 4th, 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

December 21st, 2012

Christopher Simmons discusses his lastest book, Just Design: Socially Conscious Design for Critical Causes, and reflects on why designers should be …

Jake Barton

December 14th, 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

December 7th, 2012

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

Rafael Esquer

November 30th, 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

November 16th, 2012

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

Austin McGhie

November 9th, 2012

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

Aaron Draplin

November 2nd, 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

October 26th, 2012

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

Chris Ware

October 19th, 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 4th, 2012

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

Ken Carbone

April 27th, 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

April 20th, 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

April 13th, 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 …

Roman Mars

April 6th, 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

March 30th, 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

March 9th, 2012

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

Jen Bekman

March 2nd, 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

February 24th, 2012

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

James Biber

February 17th, 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

February 10th, 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

February 3rd, 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

December 16th, 2011

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

Peter Mendelsund

December 9th, 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

December 2nd, 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 …

Brian Rea

November 18th, 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

November 11th, 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

November 4th, 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

October 28th, 2011

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

Linda Tischler

October 14th, 2011

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

Dori Tunstall

October 7th, 2011

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

Alex Bogusky + John Bielenberg

September 30th, 2011

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

Jessica Hische

September 23rd, 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

September 16th, 2011

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

Angus Hyland

July 8th, 2011

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

Alissa Walker

May 13th, 2011

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

Jennifer Morla

April 22nd, 2011

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

Steve Frykholm

April 15th, 2011

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

Grace Bonney

April 8th, 2011

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

Heather B. Armstrong

April 1st, 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

March 25th, 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

March 11th, 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 …

Eddie Opara

March 4th, 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

February 25th, 2011

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

Gail Anderson

February 23rd, 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 …

Kate Betts

February 11th, 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

February 4th, 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

December 17th, 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

December 10th, 2010

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

Steven Heller

December 3rd, 2010

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

Alexander Isley

November 19th, 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

November 12th, 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

November 5th, 2010

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

Ralph Caplan

October 29th, 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

October 22nd, 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

October 15th, 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

October 8th, 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

September 24th, 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 …

Massimo Vignelli

September 17th, 2010

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

Stefan Sagmeister

November 19th, 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

October 12th, 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

August 17th, 2009

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

Loading ...

Download the RadioPublic app for
 FREE and never miss an episode.

Get it on Google PlayDownload on the App Store