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From the Association of Registered Graphic Designers and Frontier Media, it’s First Things First, a show about how design shapes and creates our world.

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

From the Association of Registered Graphic Designers and Frontier Media, it’s First Things First, a show about how design shapes and creates our world.

    Cey Adams

    Cey Adams

    Cey Adams is a soft-spoken legend. A New York City native, he emerged from the downtown graffiti scene before becoming the creative director of Def Jam Recordings, where he designed for Run DMC, The Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Notorious B.I.G., and Jay-Z, among others. In this episode of First Things First, we talk about the relationship between art, music, and design, what makes a good client, and the importance of passion.
    First Things First is produced as part of Frontier Media. Learn more at www.frontier.is
    Host: Paddy Harrington
    Producer and Editor: Max Cotter
    Frontier’s sponsor music is an edited version of “sketch (rum-portrait)” by Jahzzar from the album “Sketches.” The original can be found at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/Sketches/sketch_rum-portrait_1585
    This episode features an edited version of “Coexistenz” by Loyalty Freak Music from the album “TO CHILL AND STAY AWAKE.” The original can be found at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Loyalty_Freak_Music/TO_CHILL_AND_STAY_AWAKE/Loyalty_Freak_Music_-_TO_CHILL_AND_STAY_AWAKE_-_01_Coexistenz
    This episode features an edited version of “get out” by Jahzzar from the album “Sketches.” The original can be found at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/Sketches/get_out_1716
    This episode features an edited version of “The Zeppelin” by Blue Dot Sessions from the album “Aeronaut.” The original can be found at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/Aeronaut/The_Zeppelin_1908
    This episode features an edited version of “Acme Coke” by Roger Plexico from the album “No Man’s Land.” The original can be found at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Roger_Plexico/No_Mans_Land/Roger_Plexico_-_No_Mans_Land_-_06_Acme_Coke

    • 20 min
    Jeremy Leslie

    Jeremy Leslie

    Jeremy Leslie loves magazines. He leads magCulture: a design studio, online resource, magazine shop, and events producer. He divides his time between designing, writing, and curating. His book The Modern Magazine was published in 2013 and the online magCulture Journal is a key source of editorial-design opinion and news. In this episode, we talk about magazines as recording devices and the evolution of ideas in the space where print and digital meet.
    First Things First is produced as part of Frontier Media. Learn more at www.frontier.is
    Host: Paddy Harrington
    Producer and Editor: Max Cotter
    Frontier’s sponsor music is an edited version of “sketch (rum-portrait)” by Jahzzar from the album “Sketches.” The original can be found at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/Sketches/sketch_rum-portrait_1585
    This episode features an edited version of “One Cool Minute” by Loyalty Freak Music from the album “MINIMAL AMBIENT BOUNCE.” The original can be found at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Loyalty_Freak_Music/MINIMAL_AMBIENT_BOUNCE/Loyalty_Freak_Music_-_MINIMAL_AMBIENT_BOUNCE_-_02_One_Cool_Minute
    This episode features an edited version of “Stars Are Out” by Podington Bear from the album “Daydream.” The original can be found at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Daydream/Stars_Are_Out_1389
    This episode features an edited version of “Triumph” by Jon Luc Hefferman from the album “Production Music.” The original can be found at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jon_Luc_Hefferman/20170730112628821/Triumph

    • 16 min
    Marina Willer

    Marina Willer

    Graphic designer and filmmaker Marina Willer is a partner at global design firm Pentagram. Before joining Pentagram, she was head creative director at Wolff Olins in London, where she lead iconic work like the visual identity of Tate Modern. In this episode, we talk about her film, Red Trees, which tells the story of today’s refugee crisis through the lens of her own family. And we talk about the role of the designer in a world that is overrun by consumption. This interview was recorded in 2019 at the What Design Can Do conference in Mexico City.

    First Things First is produced as part of Frontier Media. Learn more at www.frontier.is
    Host: Paddy Harrington
    Producer and Editor: Max Cotter
     
    This episode features an edited version of “Like Swimming” by Broke For Free from the album “Leaf.” The original can be found at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/Leaf/Broke_For_Free_-_Leaf_-_02_Like_Swimming
    This episode features an edited version of “Outmoded Waltz” by Podington Bear from the album “Carefree.” The original can be found at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Carefree/Outmoded_Waltz
    This episode features an edited version of “As Colorful As Ever” by Broke For Free from the album “Layers.” The original can be found at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/Layers/As_Colorful_As_Ever
    This episode features an edited version of “Acme Coke” by Roger Plexico from the album “No Man’s Land.” The original can be found at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Roger_Plexico/No_Mans_Land/Roger_Plexico_-_No_Mans_Land_-_06_Acme_Coke

    • 13 min
    Tina Roth Eisenberg

    Tina Roth Eisenberg

    Tina Roth Eisenberg has many preoccupations and passions, she started a Temporary Tattoo company called Tattly, a Global community meet up group called Creative Mornings, and a Digital task organizer called Teux Deux. After studying design in Switzerland and Germany, she moved to Brooklyn in 1999 and worked as a designer eventually starting the design blog swiss miss that became one of the world’s most visited design websites. 
    In this episode of First Things First, we talk about magic and the importance of listening to everything the universe has to tell you.
     
    First Things First is produced as part of Frontier Media. Learn more at www.frontier.is
    Host: Paddy Harrington
    Producer and Editor: Max Cotter
     
    This episode features an edited version of “Lorca” by Thorn1 from the album “The Leave of Leaves.” The original can be found at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Thorn1/The_Leave_of_Leaves/02_-_Thorn1_-_Lorca
    This episode features an edited version of “Bumble” by Podington Bear from the album “Daydream.” The original can be found at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Daydream/Bumble_1908
    This episode features an edited version of “Broke For Free” by Murmur from the album “Layers.” The original can be found at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/Layers/Murmur_1979
    This episode features an edited version of “Seashore” by Podington Bear from the album “Carefree.” The original can be found at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Carefree/Seashore

    • 16 min
    Robert Brunner

    Robert Brunner

    Named one of Fast Company’s ‘Most Creative People in Business’, Robert Brunner is the designer of such iconic products as the Apple PowerBook and Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. Former Director of Industrial Design for Apple, he laid the foundations for moving computers from the utilitarian to the desirable and helped define Apple as the most powerful brand and technology company in the world. In 2007, Robert founded San Francisco-based design studio Ammunition to communicate ideas through products, brands and their surrounding experiences. 
    In this episode of First Things First, we talk about the meaning that objects can hold, the shift from the world of corporate design to design consulting, and why sometimes a fridge, should just be a fridge.
    To learn more about Robert, visit ammunitiongroup.com
    First Things First is produced as part of Frontier Media. Learn more at www.frontier.is
    Host: Paddy Harrington
    Producer and Editor: Max Cotter
    This episode features an edited version of “Golden Hour” by Podington Bear from the album “Springtime.” The original can be found at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Springtime/Golden_Hour_1973
    This episode features an edited version of “Everybody” by Podington Bear from the album “Carefree.” The original can be found at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Carefree/Everybody
    This episode features an edited version of “One And” by Broke For Free from the album “Leaf.” The original can be found at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/Leaf/Broke_For_Free_-_Leaf_-_08_One_And
    This episode features an edited version of “Upbeat” by Jon Luc Hefferman from the album “Production Music.” The original can be found at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jon_Luc_Hefferman/20170730112628821/Upbeat

    • 17 min
    Paul Lavoie

    Paul Lavoie

    Paul Lavoie founded Taxi in Montreal in 1992 with his partner Jane Hope. 
    The ad agency became widely known for its innovative work and soon grew an international reach working with a wide range of global brands.
    Lavoie left Taxi to devote his time to Beau Lake, a luxury paddleboard and lifestyle brand he co-owns that’s a modern interpretation and tribute to vintage wood power boats They have recently released an electric runabout boat that promises to revolutionize cottage life to be more quiet and sustainable.
    In this episode of First Things First, we talk about the effect of the wilderness on Paul’s outlook, the intersection of advertising and design, and designing a new logo for Canada.
    To learn more about Paul, visit beaulake.com
     
    First Things First is produced as part of Frontier Media. Learn more at www.frontier.is
    Host: Paddy Harrington
    Producer and Editor: Max Cotter
     
    Frontier’s sponsor music is an edited version of “sketch (rum-portrait)” by Jahzzar from the album “Sketches.” The original can be found at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/Sketches/sketch_rum-portrait_1585
    This episode features an edited version of “Daydreamer” by Podington Bear from the album “Daydream.” The original can be found at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Daydream/Daydreamer_1068
    This episode features an edited version of “Knock Knock” by Broke For Free from the album “Layers.” The original can be found at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/Layers/Knock_Knock_1483

    This episode features an edited version of “Until The End” by Ryan Andersen from the album “Happy Life - Americana Volume One.” The original can be found at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

    • 26 min

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