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Minor details is an industrial design podcast hosted by Nicholas Baker and James Connors. They share their opinions and stories about living and working as industrial designers in New York City.

minor details Nicholas Baker & James Connors

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Minor details is an industrial design podcast hosted by Nicholas Baker and James Connors. They share their opinions and stories about living and working as industrial designers in New York City.

    design horror stories 2020

    design horror stories 2020

    We hop on a video call with Reid Schlegel to catch up and listen to his design horror stories. We listen to a few more story submissions and Nick and James give their horror story tangents. We also catch up and chat about the latest PS5 and Xbox. Our shoutout of the week is @mauriellodesign’s Design Theory on Youtube. You can find us on instagram @minordetailspod, @nickpbaker, @idrawonreceipts, and @reidschlegel. Special thanks to our promotional partner @letsdesigndaily. Come join the conversation on the discord.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    one of us was in a wildfire

    one of us was in a wildfire

    We hop on a video call to catch up about life. Nick talks about the stretch clock and launching the Kickstarter. James talks about LA life and the wildfires. We discuss the topic of finding jobs and whether interview projects are good or bad. You can find us on instagram @minordetailspod, @nickpbaker, and @idrawonreceipts. Special thanks to our promotional partner @letsdesigndaily. Come join the conversation on the discord.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Amy Koudelka

    Amy Koudelka

    We had a chance to interview Amy Koudelka earlier this year. Amy talks about discovering design at her art high school and going on to study both industrial and toy design. She went on to work at Fisher Price and then took a spatula sabbatical at Lifetime Brands. Amy is now the SVP at Silvergate Media where she heads up the product development for a range of brands. You can find us on instagram @minordetailspod ,@nickpbaker, @idrawonreceipts, and @amykoudelka . Special thanks to our promotional partner @letsdesigndaily and @idsadesign . Come join the conversation on the discord.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Tim Zarki

    Tim Zarki

    We are super excited to finally have Tim Zarki on the podcast. Tim talks about dabbling around with 3D modeling as a kid and discovering industrial design. While attending DAAP, Tim had a range of internships working for Fisher Price, Huge, Insync, and MNML. After graduating, Tim took on a full time role designing at MNML and found interest in visualization and rendering. Tim currently works at Oculus as a 3D artist and pursues a plethora of side projects in his free time. We talk about the value of personal work and presenting your projects, as well as answer a few questions from the listeners. You can find us on instagram @minordetailspod ,@nickpbaker, and @_zarki_ . Special thanks to our promotional partner @letsdesigndaily and @idsadesign . Come join the conversation on the discord.

    • 1 hr 50 min
    the 7 question challenge

    the 7 question challenge

    We are excited to participate in the 7 question challenge on youtube this week. James has a big announcement and Nick is making chairs. We answer questions about our inspiration, style, the good and bad about industrial design and more. You can find us on instagram @minordetailspod, @nickpbaker, and @idrawonreceipts. Special thanks to our promotional partner @letsdesigndaily. Come join the conversation on the discord.

    • 58 min
    Julia Troy

    Julia Troy

    We are excited to have Julia Troy on the podcast this week. Julia talks about discovering industrial design from her art teacher and getting her first job at Evo design. After cutting her teeth at Evo Design, Julia went to work on more future forward projects at Fahrenheit 212. Julia talks about working at Quirky with James and pulling all nighters. Julia moved up to a director role at Quirky and shares insights on managing other designers. After Quirky, Julia talks about pursuing her freelance career fulltime and leading design sprints for companies. You can find us on instagram @minordetailspod ,@nickpbaker, @idrawonreceipts, and @juliatroydesign. Special thanks to our promotional partner @letsdesigndaily. Come join the conversation on the discord.

    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Mo Mu ,

Best Around

It is a weekly joy to listen to Minor Details. The interviews and conversations are truly insightful and continuously benefit me in my work.

Andrew Hodgson ,

Continuous Curvature

Continuous curvature baby. That's it.

Ashuniiii ,

*minor details 🔥

This podcast is pure fire for any industrial designer. They have filled a huge gap in the design industry. New comets and students like me are very lost and don’t always get good guidance. This podcast is very honest and gives you a good view on what the design industry is like.

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