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Design is universal. We all live and work in the built world, and every object, system and environment in the built world has been designed. Clever is a podcast about design. Well, actually, it's about designers, too. Sure, they're visionaries, problem-solvers, critical thinkers, rebels and aesthetes, but above all, they're human. Designer Amy Devers has candid and revealing conversations with these super-smart people because, well, relating to the humans responsible for the objects and environments that shape our lives can result in a more meaningful connection to the world around us.

Clever Amy Devers + Jaime Derringer of Design Milk

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Design is universal. We all live and work in the built world, and every object, system and environment in the built world has been designed. Clever is a podcast about design. Well, actually, it's about designers, too. Sure, they're visionaries, problem-solvers, critical thinkers, rebels and aesthetes, but above all, they're human. Designer Amy Devers has candid and revealing conversations with these super-smart people because, well, relating to the humans responsible for the objects and environments that shape our lives can result in a more meaningful connection to the world around us.

    Ep. 48 Timothy Goodman [Rebroadcast]

    Ep. 48 Timothy Goodman [Rebroadcast]

    Designer, illustrator and artist Timothy Goodman was labeled a “dead-end kid” in his youth until he did four years of hard labor with a mentor/father-figure in the home improvement industry, through which he found both discipline and a desire to study design. A degree and a few more mentors later he’s now known for his illustrations, viral social experiments, murals, books and even protests. Plus, he’s checking his white cis straight male privilege and championing inclusion in ways both meaningful and practical. Pretty rad.


    Images and more from our guest!


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    Clever is created, hosted and produced by Amy Devers and Jaime Derringer, aka 2VDE Media, with music from El Ten Eleven and editing by Alex Perez. Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.
     
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    • 51 min
    Ep. 128: Furniture Designer & Educator Wendy Maruyama

    Ep. 128: Furniture Designer & Educator Wendy Maruyama

    Furniture designer & maker, artist, and educator Wendy Maruyama is a legend in her field. Born with Cerebral Palsy, deaf, and growing up 3rd generation Japanese-American she discovered an interest in woodworking as a teenager and by early adulthood was one of the first two women to get an MFA in Furniture Design from RIT. Throughout her nearly 50-year career, Wendy has been extremely influential in the world of studio and artistic furniture. She’s also a badass feminist, and funny as all hell.


    Images, links and more from Wendy Maruyama 


    Many thanks to this episode’s sponsors:


    Webflow
    Webflow gives designers the power of code in a visual interface, allowing you to directly build whatever you have in mind—without engineers. Webflow brings the power of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript into a visual interface so designers can actually build completely custom designs without worrying about writing code. Webflow is offering Clever listeners a limited number of discount codes for 10% off an annual plan with a new account! Use code CLEVER at wfl.io/clever.


    Skillshare
    Interested in learning a new skill or honing an existing passion? Or, maybe you’re like me—super curious, creative and looking for new ways to express your ideas. Skillshare is the perfect resource to do just that. Skillshare is an online learning community for everyone: whether you’re a beginner or a pro. And they’re giving Clever listeners 2 months of free Premium Membership! Take the next step of your creative journey at Skillshare.com/Clever.


    Adobe Wireframe
    Wireframe is a new podcast from Adobe all about how user experience (UX) can help technology fit into our lives. Hosted by Khoi Vinh, Senior Director of Design at Adobe, Wireframe is a show for designers and the design-curious, leaning into how design intersects with current events and life changes. Just search “Wireframe” in your favorite podcast app or click here to start listening.


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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, and music from El Ten Eleven.


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    • 56 min
    Clever Confidential Ep. 1: The Strange Disappearance of Norman Jaffe

    Clever Confidential Ep. 1: The Strange Disappearance of Norman Jaffe

    On the morning of August 19th, 1993, mid-century architect, Norman Jaffe, parked his car in his client’s driveway, walked to Ocean Beach in Bridgehampton, New York, stripped down, folded his clothes, and dove into the Atlantic. He never returned and his body was never recovered. Was it murder? Was it suicide? Did he fake his own death? What happened to Norman Jaffe? 


    Join us on this first episode of Clever Confidential, where we dig into the lesser known stories of the mysterious, darker side of design. 


    Credits: 
    Hosts: Amy Devers & Andrew Wagner
    Guest: Alastair Gordon
    Writing and research: Amy Devers & Andrew Wagner
    Production: 2VDE Media
    Editing: Rich Stroffolino
    All Sound Bites: from Alastair Gordon's documentary film "Beyond the Beach: The life and Death of Norman Jaffe, Architect"
    Theme Music: “Astronomy” by Thin White Rope courtesy of Frontier Records. 
    Logo: Laura Jaramillo
     
    For more on Norman Jaffe please grab a copy of Alastair Gordon’s Romantic Modernist, The Life and Work of Norman Jaffe, Architect, published by Monacelli Press in 2005. It is fantastic :) 
     
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    Clever is hosted by Amy Devers and produced by 2VDE Media, with editing by Rich Stroffolino, and music from El Ten Eleven.


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep. 127: Artist & Designer Bethan Laura Wood

    Ep. 127: Artist & Designer Bethan Laura Wood

    Artist and product designer Bethan Laura Wood grew up with ample access to kitchen-table craft projects and a flair for self-expression. When kids made fun of her clothes, she reclaimed her style by going full-on “dress-uppy.” Her schooling, which included a craft-based technical track as well as conceptual rigor, has armed her with a finesse for elevating industrial materials to luxury levels, layered with depth and intrigue. Side note: she is known to travel in style, much to the delight of TSA agents! 


    Images, links and more from Bethan Laura Wood!


    Many thanks to this episode’s sponsors:


    Wireframe is a new podcast from Adobe all about how user experience (UX) can help technology fit into our lives. Hosted by Khoi Vinh, Senior Director of Design at Adobe, Wireframe is a show for designers and the design-curious, leaning into how design intersects with current events and life changes. Just search “Wireframe” in your favorite podcast app or click here to start listening.


    Adobe MAX is the annual creativity conference and it’s going online this year—October 20th through the 22nd. This is sure to be a creative experience like no other. Plus, it’s all free. Yep - 100% free! Featuring 56 hours of keynotes, over 350 sessions across 10 tracks, special guests and more, you won’t want to miss it. Register at max.adobe.com.


    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, and music from El Ten Eleven.


    Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.
     
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep. 79: Grace Bonney [Rebroadcast]

    Ep. 79: Grace Bonney [Rebroadcast]

    Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney grew up knowing she wasn’t straight but not knowing what to do with that. Her love of Riot Grrrl music and angry collages informed her creative identity and after studying art and journalism in college, it all melted together in the creation of Design*Sponge. After 15 years and a lot of success, she’s just announced that she plans to shutter this year and she’s sending it out in a blaze of experimentation and celebration. We can’t wait to see what’s next!


    Images and more from our guest!


    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 created, hosted and produced by Amy Devers and Jaime Derringer, aka 2VDE Media, with music from El Ten Eleven and editing by Jennie Josephson. 


    Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.
     
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Ep. 126: Sustainability Thought Leader Joel Towers

    Ep. 126: Sustainability Thought Leader Joel Towers

    Architect & Professor of Sustainable Design Joel Towers grew up in the suburbs with steady access to New York City. His father taught him to build and repair things, which helped carve his problem-solving neural pathways from a young age. Aware of the tension between humans and nature, a pivotal trip to Alaska set him on a dedicated path to striving for alignment and harmony. An educator at Parsons, he’s outspoken and optimistic about a future that is circular, decolonized, decarbonized, just, and feminist.


    Read the show notes here.


    Many thanks to this episode’s sponsors:


    Xibit
    Xibit lets you swap your artwork or photos out for another picture removing any hardware off the wall. It’s that easy to change the whole look of your room—anytime. Learn more at myxibit.com.


    Wireframe
    Wireframe is a new podcast hosted by Khoi Vinh, Senior Director of Design at Adobe, about how user experience (UX) can help technology fit into our lives. Search “Wireframe” in your favorite podcast app or click here to start listening.


    BADGuild
    Black Artists + Designers Guild is a global platform founded by Malene Barnett, representing a curated collective of independent Black artists, makers, and designers. Find the directory and learn more about their latest project at badguild.info/badg-house.


    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, and music from El Ten Eleven.


    Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.
     
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    • 1 hr 17 min

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