Michael Bierut and Jessica Helfand of Design Observer discuss design, current events, and current enthusiasms.
Episode 134: Fast and Furious
With Gail Bichler: Remote creative direction for the New York Times Magazine, editorial design fine art, and motherhood; Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Fast and the Furious, Yale Mental Health Symposiumt
Episode 133: Urban Reckoning
With Allison Arieff: The Magic of Empty Spaces, cities during COVID-19, Solving All The Wrong Problems, harvesting honey, The Good Fight
Episode 132: Back to School?
With Lee Moreau: How to teach during the pandemic, robust design, jigsaw puzzles, The New York Times Spelling Bee
Episode 131: Word by Word
With Hrishikesh Hirway: games and puzzles, The West Wing Weekly, soap operas, Home Cooking.
Episode 130: Spatial Justice
With Bobby C. Martin, Jr.: rebranding Champions Design; football in Washington; demands for change at design schools; cooking during quarantine.
Episode 129: Spatial Justice
A conversation with De Nichols about cities, monuments, and designing for community.
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Deeply inspiring, thought provoking, and meaningful
It’s obvious that Michael
Thoughtful endless interesting conversation
These two people are just super thinkers, they are endlessly interesting to listen to.
Entertaining, insightful and empowering! 👏
Whether you’re well established as a change agent in the design ecosystem, or just getting started carving out your authentic niche - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Michael and Jessica do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving portfolio as a designer, and life you can be proud of - from leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!