Episode 157: Matt and Andy
March 10th, 2016
Recorded March 10th, 2016. How are things at school? Send your emails to mail at onthegrid.co and tweet to @gridshow.
Episode 156: Content Information Copy Architecting Strategy
March 3rd, 2016
Recorded March 3rd, 2016. This week we talked about Content Strategy and Copywriting.
Episode 155: The Pitch
February 25th, 2016
Recorded February 25th, 2016. This week we talked about... The Pitch.
Episode 154: Matching
February 18th, 2016
Recorded February 18th, 2016. This week: Kanye loses Andy's vote, matching stainless steel appliances, and the diversity of Friends of the …
Episode 151: Future Box
February 17th, 2016
Recorded January 27, 2016. Andy said some pretty controversial things about logos this week... You should probably listen to find out what he said.
Episode 153 Fight The Chaos
February 11th, 2016
Recorded February 11th, 2016. Andy tells us how planning a murder mystery party is like design... and more logo vs. interface followup.
Episode 150: Talent And Other Diseases
January 16th, 2016
Recorded January 17th, 2016. This week Andy and Matt sat at a table and talked about talent.
Episode 149: Double Back
January 13th, 2016
Recorded January 14th, 2016. This week Andy brought in some real work for us to discuss.
Episode 148: Window Shopping
January 7th, 2016
Recorded January 7th, 2016. This week Andy finally gave in and decided to create a portfolio for Friends of the Web.
Episode 147: Feedback Wanted
December 23rd, 2015
Recorded December 23rd, 2015. In our last episode of the year we responded to listener comments about how to improve the show.
Episode 146 - Things That Are Good
December 15th, 2015
Recorded December 15th, 2015. This week Andy digs in on an idea from the previous episode: Can anything ever be objectively good or bad?
Episode 145: Finding The Thread
December 9th, 2015
Recorded December 9th, 2015. This week we talked about designing something timeless... or at least designing something _you_ can live with forever.
Episode 144 - Comptroller Cant Say
December 1st, 2015
Recorded December 1st, 2015. This week we talked about tradition and Andy's secret plans to run for office.
Episode 142: Avatar
November 17th, 2015
Recorded November 17th, 2015. We discussed the symbols we create and rally around. And more on the next great American invention.
Episode 141: My Jacket
November 10th, 2015
Recorded November 10th, 2015. This week we discussed the next great American invention and the aesthetics of wealth.
Episode 140: Drawing Realistic Apples
November 5th, 2015
Recorded November 5th, 2015. Exhaustion, Leases, Art, Madden and robot video games as a form of self-expression.
Episode 138: A Very Practical Show
October 22nd, 2015
Recorded October 22nd, 2015. This week we talked about negotiating.
Episode 137: Five Stars Or Nothing
October 7th, 2015
Recorded October 8th, 2015. This week we were joined again by Maurice Cherry. We talked about podcast accessibility and how designers deal with real …
Episode 136 - Too Much To Ask
October 6th, 2015
Recorded October 6th, 2015. This week, a little bit of follow up from the previous episode, and Andy wonders how much you can really ask of your …
Episode 135: Lingo Bingo
October 1st, 2015
Recorded October 1st, 2015. This week we discussed the process of starting a new project, explaining how we want to work, and the language we use to …
Episode 134: Brought to you by...
September 24th, 2015
Recorded September 24th, 2015. This week: a very topical podcast about ad blocking.
Episode 133: Andysplaining
September 14th, 2015
Recorded September 15, 2015. A nice man from Baltimore over explains nostalgia and his work.
Episode 132: Exposure
September 8th, 2015
Recorded September 8, 2015. This week Dan made some music for the show, we started a new made-up segment, and Andy wonders how dangerous exposure to …
Episode 131: Emotionally Invested
September 3rd, 2015
Recorded September 3rd, 2015. This week we got to hear some follow up about Andy's presentation and we discussed getting emotionally invested in …
Episode 130: Storytelling
August 29th, 2015
Recorded August 29th, 2015. This week we talked about taking on side projects and experimental work.
Episode 129: Steve Jobs Has No Belt
August 20th, 2015
Recorded August 20th, 2015. This week we discussed belts and confident pitches.
Episode 128: Because I Said So
August 13th, 2015
Recorded August 13th, 2015. This week we talked about frustrating disagreements about taste, how you justify your decisions and objective rules of …
Episode 127 - Design/Lead
August 5th, 2015
Recorded August 6th, 2015. This week we talked about the traits that make a great designer and the traits that make a great leader. Do they …
Episode 121: Minecraft Part 2
July 25th, 2015
Recorded June 25th 2015. Andy, Satchell, and Dan return to Minecraft for part two of their journey.
Episode 125: Growth And Frivolity
July 20th, 2015
Recorded July 20th, 2015. This week: What if the economy of design rewarded different kinds of work? And what might that look like?
Episode 124: Everything is Systems
July 15th, 2015
Recorded July 16th, 2015. This week we talked about credit cards, governments, religions, mattresses, businesses a.k.a. systems.
Episode 123: Show Your Work
July 9th, 2015
Recorded July 9th, 2015. This week Dan is out but Andy and I are here to talk about portfolios and the merits of showing your work publicly.
Episode 122: Grid Boundaries
July 2nd, 2015
Recorded July 2nd, 2015. This week we talked about responsive design rules and grid systems on the web.
Episode 120: Minecraft Part 1
June 18th, 2015
Recorded June 18th 2015. Matt's out of town, so Andy and Dan play hooky and jump into Minecraft with our guest Satchell Drakes.
Episode 119: Holds Water
June 9th, 2015
Recorded June 9th, 2015. We were joined by guest Kristy Tillman.
Episode 116 - The Extra Mile
May 19th, 2015
Recorded May 19th, 2015. We had our first chat since a great meetup and a conversation about the unquantifiable things that make something great.
Hotter Keys on Kickstarter
A Game for Learning Keyboard Shortcuts by …
Episode 114: Falling Flat
May 7th, 2015
Recorded May 7th, 2015. We were joined by Eli Schiff to talk about his blog series Fall of the Designer. Also, New Yorkers, listen up for details …
Episode 110: Meandering Delusions
April 9th, 2015
Recorded April 9th, 2015. We had a meandering conversation about cutting, printing, patents, and permits. And then we talked about what we can learn from bad movies.
New-Skin Liquid Bandage
Not second skin
Episode 104: Chaos Muppet
March 26th, 2015
Recorded February 26, 2015. This week we tried to talk about basic income, but we ended up talking about our motivation to create.
Episode 106 - Humbled
March 12th, 2015
Recorded March 12th, 2015. We talked about our experiences freelancing as students in high school and college. Was that such a good idea?
Episode 99: A Recipe For
January 21st, 2015
Recorded on January 22nd, 2015. Matt and Andy talked about stoves and recipes. Oh and Dan was away so Soundboard Dan joined us as a guest.
Episode 98: Singular Vision
January 15th, 2015
Recorded on January 15th, 2015. This week we talked about creators with singular visions... and how they may destroy their own creations.
Our new …
Episode 85: No Limit
October 7th, 2014
Recorded October 9th, 2014
This week we talked about sticking to a process and saying no. Also, Dan is looking for another designer at FitMob. You …
Episode 83: Office Space
September 23rd, 2014
Recorded September 25th, 2014
This week we answered some listener mail about the spaces we work in and how we design our lives.
Note: the audio issues early in the episode only last for the first minute.
Episode 68: The Distant Future
May 29th, 2014
recorded May 29, 2014
This week we answered a listener’s email about designing for the near future. And hopefully our discussion extends to the …
Episode 64: Survey Says
May 11th, 2014
recorded on May 11th, 2014
This week we addressed your responses to the survey that we mentioned on the past few episodes. If this is the first time you're listening the show, we'd recommend listening to a few previous …
Episode 59: Chiseling Away
April 3rd, 2014
recorded on April 3rd, 2014
Matt is back from vacation to follow up on Episode 36 about new design tools and then the open web vs. protecting your …
Episode 55: Little Boxes
March 6th, 2014
This week we talk about patterns in web design and how to prevent our work from getting stagnate.
Frank Chimero’s new site
Episode 51: They Took Our Jobs
February 6th, 2014
This week we answered an email about comparing your work to young designers and self doubt. (Also we talked about Flappy Bird before it was taken down)
Episode 47: Fuck It Lets Do It
December 19th, 2013
This week we were joined by Mitch Goldstein. Mitch has taught at RISD, MICA, VCU, and Rhode Island College. He currently teaches at RIT. You may also …
Episode 40: Making The Team
October 31st, 2013
This episode we talked about work, life, teams, management, design, life, going it alone, work, and design. Anyways:
Psychological Pitfalls And …
Episode 39: The Teachings Of Mangold
September 11th, 2013
After an unintended hiatus, we are back discussing Andy’s new experiences teaching design and molding young minds.
Andy’s Guiding Principles
Episode 6: Skeuomorphonostalgism
August 25th, 2013
This week we talk about looking back, fearing the future, comedy’s similarity to design, and paving your own way.
Episode 28: Canned Brand
February 4th, 2013
This week we talked about the pre-made brand Hessian.tv and Andy’s newfound interest in the Super Bowl Champion Ravens…
Episode 24: 2012 In Design
December 29th, 2012
It’s our year end special. We discussed the events and issues that effected and shaped design this past year. We focused on three: The evolving …
Episode 21: Fine Dining
November 29th, 2012
This week we rush to get everything done before Christmas, dine in the app store, and take note of our rosy red design lenses.
Modern Dog Fights the …
Episode 17: Heeeeres Jony
October 31st, 2012
Happy Halloween! This week we survived Hurricane Sandy and had a chat about the big three: Forstall is out and Jony Ive takes over at Apple, Windows 8 is here, and Google makes changes to Gmail.
@ComfortablySmug spreads …
Episode 16: Hitting Nails With Rocks
October 24th, 2012
After a week off, we talked about Matt’s trip to Orlando and…
Episode 9: Waiting Online
September 12th, 2012
This week we talk about filtering your world, waiting in line and online, and the transition from physical to digital…. and back to physical.
Episode 4: Free Doughnuts
August 11th, 2012
We’re going to be releasing a few episodes very quickly in order to catch up to real time. We had been recording a few weeks in advance, but we’re looking to be more timely, so our backlog is being released right now. …
Episode 2: A Public Outcry
July 31st, 2012
This week we discussed public reactions to design, critique in the modern day, and endless amounts of creative content on the internet.
Episode 1: Replacing Your Eyes
July 24th, 2012
We’re posting our pilot episode of On the Grid! We’ve been recording the show for a few weeks now, we’ve done tests that will probably never see the light of day, and we’re finally ready to launch episode one.
We plan …