19 episodes

“Did I Do That?” is a podcast about graphic designers—the ups and down they face in creative practice, because making design means making lots (and lots) mistakes. Every other Thursday, host Sean Schumacher (Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Portland State University) is joined by a guest from the world of design with a special story about their own mistakes starting out and how they ended up where they did. It’s very weird, pretty silly, and definitely not serious—but neither are designers.
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Did I Do That?: Making Graphic Design & Mistakes Sean Schumacher

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

“Did I Do That?” is a podcast about graphic designers—the ups and down they face in creative practice, because making design means making lots (and lots) mistakes. Every other Thursday, host Sean Schumacher (Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Portland State University) is joined by a guest from the world of design with a special story about their own mistakes starting out and how they ended up where they did. It’s very weird, pretty silly, and definitely not serious—but neither are designers.
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    My Dangerous Fish Attack (with Alanna Risse) [Rerun]

    My Dangerous Fish Attack (with Alanna Risse) [Rerun]

    Alanna Risse joins Sean to talk mystery meat, accidental crimes, and all the reasons a nose is a good idea. We’re quantifying Photoshop filters in terms of number of cigarettes it takes them to finish rendering in the episode that asks how often is too often for a beer bash?
    You can find Alanna at @alannarisse on all the things! (this episode was first posted March 10, 2022).
    You can find Did I Do That? on your podcatcher of choice, or through our shiny new website, dididothat.design!
    If you enjoyed this show, despite the large body of evidence against such a thing being possible, why not share the misplaced love? Write us a review on your podcasting service or share it with a friend! These things help a new show out bunches, and this thing needs all the help it can get.
    This is our last episode of summer break!

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    • 59 min
    A Michael Bay Film in App Form (with Jordan Rosenblum) [Rerun]

    A Michael Bay Film in App Form (with Jordan Rosenblum) [Rerun]

    Jordan Rosenblum (visual designer/educator/socially engaged artist) joins Sean to talk blobby blue friends, a whole lot of chrome, and The Egg Space. Sean, meanwhile, spends a solid five minutes talking about a plastic skeleton in an apron at a business he never goes to! It’s the episode that finally diagrams it out for everybody who’s been dying to know: culture is where the RAM slot is and psycholinguistics is the foot.
    Learn more about Jordan’s work at https://jordanrosenblum.com! This episode originally "aired" on January 27, 2022.
    This is the second of our summer reruns, but don’t worry! Sean is venturing out into the world to record a few new guests in parts unknown, and new episodes will return August 25. Until then, though, we’ll be taking a cue from summer prime-time TV and pivoting to reruns of “old” favorites—as the extraordinarily lazy 1998 ad campaign for NBC’s summer reruns once put it, “if you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you!” If you’re hoping to get a friend into the show, though, maybe now’s a great time?
    Follow the show on some of the things via our website, dididothat.design! You can also find the show’s Patreon there, should you find yourself in a Brewster’s Millions type scenario where you need to get rid of money fast and any old thing will do (or, you know, if you just like this thing and want to help support its production). Either way is fine by me!
    If you enjoyed this episode and want to support the show, help spread the word! Five-star reviews are always welcome, as are written reviews if you need something to keep your idle hands at bay. Don’t want to deal with the hassle of stars or keys? Telling a friend IRL is a great way to avoid both, and helps the show plenty!
    Got a story to share? If you’re a graphic designer or know one who might have a story that would be a good fit for this show, reach out! Sean is booking out guests for this summer hiatus and would love to have you on board, especially if you're in the Seattle or Vancouver BC areas. Email hi@seanschumacher.com if you’re interested!

    Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 52 min
    Compelled by the Viscosity (with Taryn Cowart) [Rerun]

    Compelled by the Viscosity (with Taryn Cowart) [Rerun]

    Originally aired December 30, 2021
    Taryn Cowart (now a creative director on the brand studio team at GitHub, previously of Instrument) joins Sean to talk about wedding ghosts, the Great D̵i̵s̵m̵a̵l̵ Swamp, and sheet cake shenanigans. We're layin’ eggs and droppin’ bombs in the episode that the former editors of the Coraddi call “a cesspool of commies and queers.”
    Follow Taryn at @taryncowart on all the things, or check out her website at taryncowart.com.
    This is the first of our summer reruns, but don’t worry! Sean is venturing out into the world to record a few new guests in parts unknown, and new episodes will return August 25. Until then, though, we’ll be taking a cue from summer prime-time TV and pivoting to reruns of “old” favorites—as the extraordinarily lazy 1998 ad campaign for NBC’s summer reruns once put it, “if you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you!” If you’re hoping to get a friend into the show, though, maybe now’s a great time?
    Follow the show on some of the things via our website, dididothat.design! You can also find the show’s Patreon there, should you find yourself in a Brewster’s Millions type scenario where you need to get rid of money fast and any old thing will do (or, you know, if you just like this thing and want to help support its production). Either way is fine by me!
    If you enjoyed this episode and want to support the show, help spread the word! Five-star reviews are always welcome, as are written reviews if you need something to keep your idle hands at bay. Don’t want to deal with the hassle of stars or keys? Telling a friend IRL is a great way to avoid both, and helps the show plenty!
    Got a story to share? If you’re a graphic designer or know one who might have a story that would be a good fit for this show, reach out! Sean is booking out guests for this summer hiatus and would love to have you on board, especially if you're in the Seattle or Vancouver BC areas. Email hi@seanschumacher.com if you’re interested!

    Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 51 min
    Gundam Style (with Nic Adenau)

    Gundam Style (with Nic Adenau)

    It’s the season one finale of Did I Do That? and we are not throwing away our shot on this one! Meme curator and design leader Nic Adenau (AKA Nic A of TikTok’s Lofi Art School) joins Sean to talk Sha Na Na, Jackass’ leadership lessons, and the sketchiest way to send a $30,000 chain when it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight.
    You can find Nic on TikTok @lofiartschool! You can also find Lofi Art School on the web, with links to some other services if you prefer!
    This is the first season’s finale, but don’t worry! We’re not going anywhere—at least in one sense! Sean is venturing out into the world to record a few new guests in parts unknown, and new episodes will return August 25. Until then, though, we’ll be taking a cue from summer prime-time TV and pivoting to reruns of “old” favorites—as the extraordinarily lazy 1998 ad campaign for NBC’s summer reruns once put it, “if you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you!” If you’re hoping to get a friend into the show, though, maybe now’s a great time?
    Follow the show on some of the things via our website, dididothat.design! You can also find the show’s Patreon there, should you find yourself in a Brewster’s Millions type scenario where you need to get rid of money fast and any old thing will do (or, you know, if you just like this thing and want to help support its production). Either way is fine by me!
    If you enjoyed this episode and want to support the show, help spread the word! Five-star reviews are always welcome, as are written reviews if you need something to keep your idle hands at bay. Don’t want to deal with the hassle of stars or keys? Telling a friend IRL is a great way to avoid both, and helps the show plenty!
    Got a story to share? If you’re a graphic designer or know one who might have a story that would be a good fit for this show, reach out! Sean is booking out guests for this summer hiatus and would love to have you on board. Email hi@seanschumacher.com if you’re interested!

    Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Structurally Unsound Snowman (with Pete Bella)

    Structurally Unsound Snowman (with Pete Bella)

    Pete Bella of the University of Central Arkansas and host of the Design Dedux podcast joins Sean in a strange new-but-old place to talk Pal’s Sudden Service, the game changing power of the McIntosh, and the worst roommate you could possibly get paired with at RIT.
    You can find Pete’s work at petebella.com and @petebellajr on Instagram. You can find his show, Design Dedux, at petebella.com/designdeduxpodcast or wherever you find your podcasts!
    Follow "Did I Do That?" on some of the things via our website, dididothat.design! You can also find the show’s Patreon there, should you find yourself in a Brewster’s Millions type scenario where you need to get rid of money fast and any old thing will do (or, you know, if you just like this thing and want to help support its production). Either way is fine by me!
    If you enjoyed this episode and want to support the show, help spread the word! Five-star reviews are always welcome, as are written reviews if you need something to keep your idle hands at bay. Don’t want to deal with the hassle of stars or keys? Telling a friend IRL is a great way to avoid both, and helps the show plenty!
    Got a story to share? If you’re a graphic designer living in or traveling to the Portland metro area (or are in the Seattle or Vancouver areas) and have a song in your heart in the form of a goofy story about your past work that you need to share, reach out! Sean is booking out guests for summer and would love to have you on board. Email hi@seanschumacher.com if you’re interested!

    Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 45 min
    Inane Courage (with Adam Garcia)

    Inane Courage (with Adam Garcia)

    Los Angeles-based design powerhouse Adam Garcia (Creative Director at Apple Music) joins Sean to talk puzzle crimes, the Little Mermaid’s coffee adventure, and the ins and outs of mounting a production with the Mucinex Man. Call John Waters, ’cause we’re reviving Smell-O-Vision for this one!
    You can find Adam’s work at adamrgarcia.studio and on Instagram @adamrgarcia. You can find his podcast, “Dope Excerpts,” wherever you find podcasts—give it a listen!
    Follow "Did I Do That?" on some of the things via our website, dididothat.design! You can also find the show’s Patreon there, should you find yourself in a Brewster’s Millions type scenario where you need to get rid of money fast and any old thing will do (or, you know, if you just like this thing and want to help support its production). Either way is fine by me!
    If you enjoyed this episode and want to support the show, help spread the word! Five-star reviews are always welcome, as are written reviews if you need something to keep your idle hands at bay. Don’t want to deal with the hassle of stars or keys? Telling a friend IRL is a great way to avoid both, and helps the show plenty!
    Got a story to share? If you’re a graphic designer living in or traveling to the Portland metro area and have a song in your heart in the form of a goofy story about your past work that you need to share, reach out! Sean is booking out guests for late spring and summer and would love to have you on board. Email hi@seanschumacher.com if you’re interested!

    Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

piper_007 ,

Listening feels like hanging out with friends

This podcast may be about graphic design and the mistakes you make along the way to becoming a graphic designer, but the topics covered in those hilarious tangents make me laugh (and smile) so hard. Listening feels like hanging out with friends, and makes me want to go through my portfolios of the past. Hearing the guests is like meeting new friends and their stories and work make me want to dive into new projects. Solid podcast, casual listen.

Lizyjoy ,

Great new design podcast!

Funny, casual, and doesn’t take itself too seriously, just what the design podcast genre needed. Plus, Sean has a fun radio host personality that is uplifting to listen to. Keep up the great work! Love it! <3

calebmisclevitz ,

F yeah, good stuff

Sean takes graphic design exactly the right amount of seriously. The podcast deploys playful, irreverent cynicism without being mean or disparaging. I like that it doesn’t have too much of an agenda. It’s the perfect way to refresh your jaded mind and get excited about graphic design again.

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