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Clever is a window into the humanity behind the world around us. In each episode, designer Amy Devers has candid and revealing conversations with the visionaries, culture-makers, and creative forces who shape our world and inform our society. Clever peels back the layers to unearth the gritty, authentic and sometimes surprising details of their creative paths. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/clever

Clever Amy Devers + Jaime Derringer

    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 27 Ratings

Clever is a window into the humanity behind the world around us. In each episode, designer Amy Devers has candid and revealing conversations with the visionaries, culture-makers, and creative forces who shape our world and inform our society. Clever peels back the layers to unearth the gritty, authentic and sometimes surprising details of their creative paths. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/clever

    Ep. 158: Bringing Data to Life with Information Designer Giorgia Lupi

    Ep. 158: Bringing Data to Life with Information Designer Giorgia Lupi

    Information designer and advocate for data humanism, Giorgia Lupi, spent her childhood in Italy organizing buttons in her grandmother’s tailor shop, a data collector already in the making. The teenage years had her expressing herself through the punk rock and heavy metal scene in her town. After receiving her master’s degree in Architecture, she began her PhD in Design at Politecnico di Milano while founding Accurat, an internationally acclaimed data-driven design firm. Now a partner at Pentagram, and author of personal projects such as Dear Data, she continues to push for a humanistic approach to data as a path to understanding our complex realities. 


    Images, links and more from Giorgia!


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    Clever is hosted by Amy Devers and produced by 2VDE Media, with editing by Rich Stroffolino, production assistance from Ilana Nevins and Anouchka Stephan, and music by El Ten Eleven.


    Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.


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    • 46 min
    Clever Confidential Ep. 3: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Murders at Taliesin

    Clever Confidential Ep. 3: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Murders at Taliesin

    On the afternoon of August 14th, 1915, fire ripped through Taliesin, the Spring Green, Wisconsin home of the world’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. When the smoke cleared seven people would be dead, murdered with an axe at the hands of Julian Carlton, a servant of Wright’s. But why? The motive remains a mystery to this day. But there are so many other questions. Why does seemingly everyone know Frank Lloyd Wright but strangely, very few seem to know this much darker side of his story? In this episode we’ll investigate all of that as well as the great state of Wisconsin, Wright’s never-ending battle with societal norms, and the interplay between critics and creative professionals. Happy Halloween!

    Thank you to Brad Lynch of Brininstool & Lynch Architects for lending his expertise, insight and colorful commentary and to "The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas for audio clips from the historic Frank Lloyd Wright interview.

    Clever Confidential is hosted by Amy Devers and Andrew Wagner, produced by 2VDE Media, with editing and sound design by Camille Stennis, production assistance from Ilana Nevins and Anouchka Stephan, and theme music from Thin White Rope’s “Astronomy.”

    Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

    Clever is a member of the Airwave Media podcast network. Visit airwavemedia.com to discover more great shows.

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    • 29 min
    Ep. 157: Designing for Dramatic Effect with Yasmine Ghoniem

    Ep. 157: Designing for Dramatic Effect with Yasmine Ghoniem

    Interior designer and self-described “cocktail,” Yasmine Ghoniem has lived a whirlwind life across continents, cultures, and careers. Born in Kuwait to Australian and Egyptian parents, she lived throughout the Middle East before moving to the United States to attend Savannah College of Art and Design. She always had a deep love for music, feeling destined to be a performer, she formed indie rock bands with family and friends throughout the years. Yasmine eventually put down roots in Sydney, Australia where she founded and leads YSG Studio, an interior design studio focusing on residential and hospitality. She brings her eclectic influences and flair for the theatrical drama of staging and storytelling to all of her spaces. Intoxicating indeed! 


    Images, links and more from Yasmine!


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    If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you!


    Clever is hosted by Amy Devers and produced by 2VDE Media, with editing by Rich Stroffolino, production assistance from Ilana Nevins and Anouchka Stephan, and music by El Ten Eleven.


    Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.


    Clever is a member of the Airwave Media podcast network. Visit airwavemedia.com to discover more great shows.

    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/clever.

     
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    • 54 min
    Ep. 156: Clever Extra - Creating Happier Places with Biophilic Design

    Ep. 156: Clever Extra - Creating Happier Places with Biophilic Design

    On this Clever Extra, Amy Devers sits down with Kari Pei, Interface VP of Global Product Design; David Oakey, founder of David Oakey Designs; and Bill Browning, founding partner of Terrapin Bright Green and co-author of Nature Inside: A Biophilic Design Guide. Together, they unpack the science, practical applications, and ROI of creating happier places with biophilic design. They dive into how diversity can inspire fabric patterns, how “evidence-based design” can improve cardiac patients' health, and the ‘psychoacoustics’ of moving water. Kari, David, and Bill discuss their favorite patterns, the power of biophilic design to create a better world, and how design and technology can continue to draw from the world around us to create happier places. 


    Images, links and more!


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    Interface, Inc. is a global flooring company specializing in carbon-neutral carpet tile and resilient flooring, including luxury vinyl tile (LVT), vinyl sheet, and nora® rubber flooring. Our products are designed with purpose, and we are committed to producing floors that inspire our customers to create spaces that enhance productivity, well-being, and the health of the planet. Through our mission, Climate Take Back™, we are working to reverse global warming and to encourage others to approach business in a way that is restorative for the planet and people. Learn more about Interface at interface.com.


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    If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you!


    Clever is hosted by Amy Devers and produced by 2VDE Media, with editing by Rich Stroffolino, production assistance from Ilana Nevins and Anouchka Stephan, and music by El Ten Eleven.


    Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.


    Clever is a member of the Airwave Media podcast network. Visit airwavemedia.com to discover more great shows.

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    • 52 min
    Ep. 155: Creative Acts for Curious People with d.school’s Sarah Stein Greenberg

    Ep. 155: Creative Acts for Curious People with d.school’s Sarah Stein Greenberg

    Sarah Stein Greenberg, Executive Director of the Stanford d.school, spent her childhood in Philly running bases, reading books, and getting lost in her vivid imagination. After getting an undergraduate degree in History, she embarked on an MBA at Stanford, which resulted in her introduction to the d.school and into the dynamic and fascinating world of design. As a lover of complexity and intersections, she found her tribe. Now she’s authored Creative Acts for Curious People, a rich and visual resource filled with innovative exercises aimed at helping everyone unlock their own creative potential.


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    Clever is a proud member of the Airwave Media podcast network. Visit airwavemedia.com to discover more great shows.


    Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk


    If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you!


    Clever is hosted by Amy Devers and produced by 2VDE Media, with editing by Rich Stroffolino, production assistance from Ilana Nevins and Anouchka Stephan, and music by El Ten Eleven.


    Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/clever.

     
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    • 48 min
    Ep. 154: Revolutionizing Design and Shaping the Future with Braun

    Ep. 154: Revolutionizing Design and Shaping the Future with Braun

    In this Clever Extra, Amy Devers sits down with Oliver Grabes, Head of Design at legendary design brand Braun. Known for iconic design, innovation, and the unique ability to be both revolutionary and relevant for a century, Braun’s focus on simple, easy-to-use design has led the way for functional, elegant, and enduring products. Oliver reflects on Braun’s legacy and its future, including their global study with Gen Z - confirming inclusive and sustainable design is what matters most to future generations. Committed to investing in the future of design, Braun is also paving the way for young designers, students, and inventors through the 21st BraunPrize International Design Competition. With a theme of Shape Tomorrow, the BraunPrize aims to support and encourage innovative ideas that address the challenges we face today and in the years to come.


    Images, links and more from Braun and Oliver Grabes!


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    This year, iconic design company Braun is turning 100! Learn more about Braun’s lasting impact of the brand at braun.com. This year, they are once again celebrating emerging designers with their International competition for young designers, inventors, and students. The deadline to enter is September 30th, 2021—so there’s still time. For details - Visit braunprize.org to learn more.


    Clever is a proud member of the Airwave Media podcast network. Visit airwavemedia.com to discover more great shows.


    Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk


    If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you!


    Clever is hosted by Amy Devers and produced by 2VDE Media, with editing by Rich Stroffolino, production assistance from Ilana Nevins and Anouchka Stephan, and music by El Ten Eleven.


    Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Nathan Pollock ,

Clever awesomeness

The Clever Podcast is a design revelation. Since discovering it a few months ago (aplogies for the late signup ladies) I have been addicted to the sincere, witty, detailed interviews on some of the world's best designers.

As a designer, it is both inspiring and super refreshing to hear design held on such a pedestal and for all the world to see. I particularly like the personal anectdotes and insights into the designer's lives and career milestones.

Looking forward to more. Keep up the awesomeness!

Cheers,

Nathan.

masterminal ,

Love it

Great podcast, highly recommend for product designers.

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