11 episodes

This is the show where we talk to leading designers, illustrators, creative directors and photographers around the world about the delights – and dramas – of being a creative. We want to scrub away the Instagram gloss and hear the honest truth from people who have built careers out of their creativity. How do they come up with their best ideas? What’s the secret to staying inspired? And what can we do when our creativity seems to abandon us?

The It's Nice That Podcast It's Nice That

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 41 Ratings

This is the show where we talk to leading designers, illustrators, creative directors and photographers around the world about the delights – and dramas – of being a creative. We want to scrub away the Instagram gloss and hear the honest truth from people who have built careers out of their creativity. How do they come up with their best ideas? What’s the secret to staying inspired? And what can we do when our creativity seems to abandon us?

    Episode #010 - Miranda July

    Episode #010 - Miranda July

    For Episode 10 and final podcast of the season, It's Nice That's news editor Liz Gorny sits down to chat with filmmaker, artist and writer Miranda July. We’ll hear how she is relearning how to move her body, the process of writing her new book, and how she is always thinking about the most beautiful way to present work. After that, we'll be hearing from artist and designer Lebassis as he pays homage to the magic of his neighbourhood of Sao Paulo. To hear a longer version of our interview with Miranda July, sign up to Extra Nice.
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    • 20 min
    Episode #009 - Eddie Opara

    Episode #009 - Eddie Opara

    For Episode 9 of the new podcast, our editor-in-chief Matt Alagiah sits down with the multi-faceted graphic designer, Eddie Opara. Eddie is a partner at Pentagram in New York and senior critic at the Yale Institute of Art. We’ll hear about his journey across education, technology, and constructing design identities. We'll also hear how he recovers from projects that go wrong, how Yale helped him become a more cerebral thinker, and the underrated power of the letter e. After that, we head over to Oakland, California to hear about its potential for inspiration from artist and illustrator Jocelyn Tsaih. To hear a longer version of our interview with Eddie Opara, sign up to Extra Nice.
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    • 25 min
    Episode #008 - Camille Walala

    Episode #008 - Camille Walala

    For Episode 8 of the new podcast, our editor-in-chief Matt Alagiah sits down with multi-disciplinary designer Camille Walala and discusses how to navigate crises of confidence, the joy of building installations that bring people together and the power of saying no. We also hear about how Camille lets her ideas run free to be inspired by colour palettes, texture, and architectural details that might be otherwise overlooked. After that, we head over to Falmouth in Cornwall to hear about its potential for inspiration from Johnny Paton, the creative director of Kingdom and Sparrow.

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    • 21 min
    Episode #007 - Actual Source

    Episode #007 - Actual Source

    In this seventh episode of the podcast, our editor-in-chief Matt Alagiah speaks to Davis Ngarupe and JP Haynie, the co-founders of design studio and bookstore Actual Source. They talk us through the challenges of juggling client work and their more self-initiated publishing projects, and offer up a mini masterclass on the core principles of book design. After that, we head over to Frome to hear from an artist and designer who has put down roots in the Southwest of England. To hear a longer version of our interview with Actual Source, sign up to Extra Nice.
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    • 29 min
    Episode #006 - Caterina Bianchini

    Episode #006 - Caterina Bianchini

    For Episode 6 of the podcast, we sit down with Caterina Bianchini, the founder and creative director of Studio Nari. She tells our editor-in-chief Matt Alagiah about how and why she decided to strike out on her own, and talks us through the studio’s unique approach to projects, focusing on her love of music and keen eye for beautiful typography. Then, later on, we’ll head over to Baltimore to hear from photographer and visual artist Shan Wallace, who is in love with the city’s Enoch Pratt Library.

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    • 34 min
    Episode #005 - Joshua Kissi

    Episode #005 - Joshua Kissi

    In this fifth episode of the podcast, our editor-in-chief Matt Alagiah sits down with the acclaimed LA-based photographer and director Joshua Kissi. He discusses how he has approached the move from still photography to moving-image work, and talks us through some top tips on how to deal with the pressure of a big budget and crew. We also head to New York’s Tribeca district to hear from Margot Lévêque, a French type designer who has just moved to the Big Apple. To hear a longer version of our interview with Joshua, sign up to Extra Nice.
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

estellejarvisl ,

Best Podcast For Design

Amazing interviews with some of the best creatives out there

SimSimith ,

Fantastic show!

Truly amazing interviews with some of the industry’s most interesting creatives. I can’t wait for more!

Rossbennett ,

Artwash?

Listened to the latest show with Eric hu an incredible designer and brilliant mind. But as usual with its nice that far from balanced debate when it comes to ethical topics and concerns. Maybe the longer interview talks deeper on the environmental issues with nfts but to simply allow a designer that makes them to say theirs a lot of misinformation online and they’ll be greener in the future is a superficial art wash on a bigger conversation.

I think int needs to create balanced platform for debate as a media outlet doesn’t realise the weight of its control

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