Design Matters

with Debbie Millman

The world’s first podcast about design and an inquiry into the broader world of creative culture through wide-ranging conversations with designers, writers, artists, curators, musicians, and other luminaries of contemporary thought.

And remember, we can talk about making a difference, we can make a difference, or we can do both.


Design Matters: Isaac Fitzgerald

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Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and was once given a sword by a king. He is also the New York Times bestselling author of “Dirtbag, Massachusetts,” a coming of age memoir recounting his early years in Boston, an ongoing search for forgiveness, and a more expansive definition of family and self.

Design Matters: Steven Heller and Nicolas Heller

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One of the most influential art directors, design thinkers, and cultural critics of our time, Steven Heller, and his son Nicolas Heller, an acclaimed commercial director and documentarian, better known to his social media followers as New York Nico, join live at the AIGA Conference to talk about their remarkable careers and shared love for New York City.

Design Matters: Neville Brody

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Neville Brody is one of the most celebrated graphic designers of his generation—a leading typographer and internationally recognized art director and brand strategist. He joins to discuss his third monograph, which showcases projects from the last thirty years of his illustrious career.

Design Matters: Stella Bugbee

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Former Editor-in-Chief and President of New York Magazine’s The Cut and current Styles Editor of The New York Times—Stella Bugbee joins to discuss her remarkable career in the media industry, covering fashion, beauty, and culture as a journalist, editor, and creative director.

Design Matters: Kip Thorne and Lia Halloran

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Kip Thorne, Nobel Prize winning theoretical physicist known for his pioneering work in astrophysics, and Lia Halloran, multi-award-winning artist and photographer, join to talk about their cosmic collaboration—a book of poetry and paintings called “The Warped Side of Our Universe: An Odyssey through Black Holes, Wormholes, Time Travel, and Gravitational Waves.”

Design Matters: Celeste Ng

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Celeste Ng—New York Times bestselling author of three novels, “Everything I Never Told You,” “Little Fires Everywhere,” and “Our Missing Hearts”—joins a live audience to talk about her illustrious career exploring complex family dynamics and themes of identity, race, and culture.