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“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 • 16 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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    Best Wishes! (with Elizabeth Brown)

    Best Wishes! (with Elizabeth Brown)

    We’re starting off a new year of recordings right! The hilarious Elizabeth Brown (co-founder of Each Other Studio) joins Sean to talk about holiday salesabrations, ways to maximize the resale value of planet Earth, and where designers’ ideas come from. Keep listening past what feels like it might be the end—it’s an episode that kept its receipts, and not just for the Advil Migraine!
    You can find Elizabeth Brown in lots of places, such as her website elizabethstonebrown.com, or @ebaeglobalmarketplace!You can find Elizabeth’s studio Each Other, eachother.studio online and @eachotherstudio on Instagram; she and Ellen Wilde do truly beautiful brand and interior design work for small businesses in the hospitality industry and more!You can find Elizabeth’s experimental theater project, Caruthers Brothers, at @caruthers_brothers!This episode was recorded Friday, January 6, 2023 in Portland, Oregon.
    Check out our website: dididothat.design
    Free monthly newsletter and Patreon: patreon.com/dididothatdesign
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    Twitter (for now???): @designbycmte
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Quivering Filthy Jamboree (with Dan Rhatigan)

    Quivering Filthy Jamboree (with Dan Rhatigan)

    To close out 2022 and usher in 2023, we’re calling in The Fixer! “Logotype surgeon” and type designer Dan Rhatigan (Director of Type Products at Type Network) sits down with Sean to talk about failing successfully, gifts from fast food heaven, and not quite getting to act with Gwyneth Paltrow in a high school musical.
    You can find Dan’s work all over the internet—his blog is at ultrasparky.org, and he can be found @ultrasparky on Twitter and @bijoutype on Instagram. Speaking of the latter, his foundry Bijou Type (bijoutype.com) should be up an d running soon with an update of Dan’s beautiful graduate school typeface project you can add to your own type collection. His fantastic Pink Mince zine series can be found and purchased at pinkmince.com and @pinkmince on Twitter.
    This episode was recorded Tuesday, December 20, 2022 in Portland, Oregon.
    Check out our website: dididothat.design
    Free monthly newsletter and Patreon: patreon.com/dididothatdesign
    Instagram: @dididothat.design
    Twitter (for now???): @designbycmte
    YouTube: @dididothat.design
    Please rate, review, and subscribe to this show wherever your enjoy your podcasts, and tell a friend about this show IRL if they seem like they’d be into it!

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    How Did We Get Here? (Season One)

    How Did We Get Here? (Season One)

    Are you ready for "HOW!?" 15 of today's hottest superstars (who happened to be guests on season one of Did I Do That?) in one collection (of audio clips from their respective episodes of Did I Do That? lightly reedited and compiled into a single MP3 file). Move into a new dimension with some of the season's biggest guests—I don't care who you are, where you're from, what you need, as long as you listen!
    Chart-toppers from Nishat Akhtar, Adam Garcia, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Jason Sturgill, and more. "HOW" delivers nothing but the biggest hits you crave, but to get them, press the button on your screen to play! There's never been a season of this podcast presented as a collection like this before, UNTIL NOW.
    Featuring:
    0:00 Nishat Akhtar0:31 Introduction5:41 Ethan Allen Smith7:23 Alanna Risse9:06 Pete Bella14:26 Briar Levit21:05 Adam Garcia21:55 Taryn Cowart25:48 Kate Bingaman-Burt27:17 Jason Sturgill34:00 Jackie Brown39:17 Nic Adenau42:25 Kyle Letendre43:59 Lizy Gershenzon47:49 Jordan Rosenblum51:09 Closing56:45 Brendan Mulligan
    Check out our website: dididothat.design
    Free monthly newsletter and Patreon: patreon.com/dididothatdesign
    Instagram: @dididothat.design
    Twitter (for now???): @designbycmte
    YouTube (new!): @dididothat.design

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    • 58 min
    Portland Tuxedo (with Aaron Draplin)

    Portland Tuxedo (with Aaron Draplin)

    We’re marking Did I Do That?’s one year anniversary—and our 24th hour of conversations with designers—with a very special guest indeed! Aaron Draplin (of Draplin Design Co., Field Notes, and many more things) joins Sean to talk retail conversations, the platforms coming to replace Twitter, and courting controversy on the slopes.
    Where you can find Aaron's work:
    You can find Aaron and the Draplin Design Co. on Instagram and Twitter @draplin. There, you can find some of the work Aaron mentioned, including his recent Tenacious D poster.You can find his website, along with his merch store, at draplin.com.You can find the book Draplin Design Co.: Pretty Much Everything available for purchase online at ddcbook.com or at most major bookstores, including our beloved Powell’s Books if you should happen to want to buy in Portland. It’s very affordable and one heck of a gorgeous volume.Draplin’s many gorgeous Field Notes brand notebooks and sketchbooks can be found all over the world in tons of major retailers, but you can also get them at fieldnotesbrand.com—they make a great stocking stuffer!This episode was recorded at the offices of Draplin Design Co. in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, November 19, 2022.
    Please leave a rating or review for the show on your podcast platform of choice. Telling a friend or a random person at Safeway is also a great way to keep the show growing—plus, the deals can’t be beat!
    Check out our website: dididothat.design
    Free monthly newsletter and Patreon: patreon.com/dididothatdesign
    Instagram: @dididothat.design
    Twitter (for now???): @designbycmte
    YouTube: @dididothat.design

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Agents of Chaos (with Kate Carter)

    Agents of Chaos (with Kate Carter)

    Fire up your word processor and dial into TeleBears because we’re back in Portland! Kate Carter (founder and creative director of Saint Friend) joins Sean to talk about the heated rivalries between niche dog enthusiast magazines, the parts of the phone that art directors DON’T want you to see, and how to visit a mausoleum on hard mode.
    You can find Kate’s work with Saint Friend on the studio’s website, saintfriend.co, or on Instagram @saint_friend. Kate, Nick, and the whole team at Saint Friend do some of the best, most joyful branding work out there, and that team brimming with some of PSUGD’s best and brightest alums to boot. Check them out!
    This episode was recorded on Saturday, November 5, 2022 on the campus of Portland State University.
    Check out our website: dididothat.design! It will be less bad soon—I promise!

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Surreal World (with Lee-Sean Huang)

    The Surreal World (with Lee-Sean Huang)

    Those tossed salads and scrambled eggs must be calling again, because Did I Do That? is in Seattle for the AIGA Design Conference! Lee-Sean Huang (Creative Director of Foossa and Director of Design Content & Learning at AIGA) joins Sean to talk dialup conspiracies, leveraging the combined might of the Center for Academic Precocity and the Cronkite School of Journalism to make a reality show, and what business people think about.
    You can find more about Lee-Sean at his website, leesean.net, or follow him nearly anywhere social by searching for the handle @leesean. You can find the Lee-Sean's podcasting work with the at anchor.fm/aigadesign, or by searching for "AIGA Design Podcasts" wherever you prefer your pod-based experiences are found. You can learn more about Foossa’s work in service design, futurecasting, and more at foossa.com.
    This episode was recorded at the 2022 AIGA Design Conference in Seattle, Washington on Saturday, October 22, 2022.
    Like or follow the show at our website, dididothat.design!

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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Dreamonaut ,

Fun times, great vibes

Yes, there a many design podcasts but this one stands out. You can hear that his guests enjoy the conversation with Sean. His humour is captivating. Awesome to listen to!

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

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