112 episodes

Design is Everywhere features stories of people and organizations using design to make an impact and change the world. Host Sam Aquillano discusses topics with guests across the Design Museum’s 12 Impact Areas: Vibrant Cities, Healthcare, Social Impact, Workplace Innovation, Play, Sustainability, Education, Data Visualization, Entrepreneurship, Diversity, Business, and Civic Innovation.

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Design is Everywhere features stories of people and organizations using design to make an impact and change the world. Host Sam Aquillano discusses topics with guests across the Design Museum’s 12 Impact Areas: Vibrant Cities, Healthcare, Social Impact, Workplace Innovation, Play, Sustainability, Education, Data Visualization, Entrepreneurship, Diversity, Business, and Civic Innovation.

    From the Archive: Designing in Nature’s Image

    From the Archive: Designing in Nature’s Image

    This episode originally aired on March 3, 2022.

    What is the designer’s role in the climate crisis? At Climate Designers, Sarah Harrison and her team use their creative skills for climate action and ask the question, “What if every designer were a climate designer?” In this week’s episode, we chat about how designers of all kinds can take climate action. Sam is joined by Sarah Harrison, Co-Founder of Climate Designers and The Determined. Sarah shares how she came to found Climate Designers with Marc O’Brien and the role of design in creating real climate action. Later on in the show, they are joined by Bobby Gill, Director of Development and Communications at Savory Institute, which uses holistic management to facilitate the large-scale regeneration of the world’s grasslands and the livelihoods of their inhabitants. Together, they talk about why it is important to regenerate the world’s grasslands and how the Savory Institute uses Holistic Management. 

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    From the Archive: Designing in Nature’s Image

    • 45 min
    From the Archive: Beyond the Word: Designing Type

    From the Archive: Beyond the Word: Designing Type

    This episode originally aired on October 14, 2021.

    How does type affect the brand identity? In this week’s episode, we learn about the power of typography to transform the voice of a brand. Sam is joined by Blake Goodwin, the Founder and President of Proportion Design, a Boston-based branding agency whose work spans all areas of the built environment, extensive lifestyle and consumer verticals, and a broad range of corporate services. Blake chats about his projects and process. Later on in the show, they are joined by Matteo Bologna, the Principal, Creative Director, and Founder of Mucca Design, an award-winning New York-based branding firm that transforms businesses through uncommon creative solutions. Together they discuss how they incorporate typography in their own brand identity projects and how they discovered their love for type design.  

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    Beyond the Word: Designing Type

    • 47 min
    From the Archive: Reframing the Workplace for the Knowledge Economy

    From the Archive: Reframing the Workplace for the Knowledge Economy

    This episode originally aired on August 19, 2021.

    What does it look like to design a workplace that supports and values learning? In this week’s episode, we are talking about the role of education in the workplace. Sam is joined by Elizabeth Lowrey, Principal and Director of Interior Architecture at Elkus Manfredi Architects and a member of Design Museum Everywhere’s Board of Directors. Elizabeth chats about the co-creation process at Elkus Manfredi and how employees find meaning in their work.  Later on in the show, they are joined by Michael Horn, a speaker and author on the future of education. His works include the award-winning book Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns and the Amazon-bestseller Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools. Together they chat about what learning in the workplace looks like, how it works, and what research says about the science of learning.  


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    Reframing the Workplace for the Knowledge Economy

    • 46 min
    From the Archive: The Shared Mindsets of Designers and Musicians

    From the Archive: The Shared Mindsets of Designers and Musicians

    This episode originally aired on May 20, 2021.

    How do design and music influence one another? In this episode, Sam learns more about music’s impact on design and the shared mindsets of the creative process. He chats with R. Michael Hendrix, Partner and Global Director of Design at IDEO, singer, musician, and co-author of Two Beats Ahead: What Musical Minds Teach Us about Innovation alongside his co-author Panos Panay. Michael talks about the influence of design thinking in music and how he uses music in his design process. Later on in the show, they are joined by Adam Larson, founder and Executive Creative Director of A&Co, a creative consultancy designed for the modern era. Adam chats about how he approaches his design process, collaborating with artists, and how he translates music to a visual medium. 

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    The Shared Mindsets of Designers and Musicians 

    • 45 min
    From the Archive: A New Form of Design Firm for Startups

    From the Archive: A New Form of Design Firm for Startups

    This episode originally aired on September 16, 2021.

    How can design firms center less on the “design for hire” model and more on building relationships with innovative young companies? In this week’s episode, we learn more about a new type of design firm for startups. Sam is joined by Bret Recor, the Founder and Creative Director of award-winning design agency Box Clever. Bret chats about the process of this new hybrid model where Box Clever actually takes a stake in the companies that they work with, which allows them to be more of a partner to these companies. He shares more on how this approach looks different from the “Design for Hire” model. Later on in the show, they are joined by Jamison Pereira, Co-founder of Eddi, a new startup that is launching a sustainable soap dispenser for the modern home. Together they chat about collaborating during lockdown and the power of good design.

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    From the Archive: A New Form of Design Firm for Startups

    • 43 min
    From the Archive: Designing for a Rebrand or Relaunch

    From the Archive: Designing for a Rebrand or Relaunch

    This episode originally aired on November 18, 2021.

    What is the process and design of a rebrand and how is it different from a relaunch? In this week’s episode, we learn about the process of revitalizing and invigorating brands. Sam is joined by John Roescher, co-founder and CEO at handsome, a holistic experience design agency. John explains how a holistic design agency helps a brand think about every component holistically and the process of a rebrand. Later on in the show, they are joined by Simon Forster, Founder and Executive Creative Director of Robot Food. Together they discuss how they have approached rebranding and relaunching their own projects and guiding other companies through the process. 

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    Designing for a Rebrand or Relaunch

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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102 Ratings

102 Ratings

@kaytemuse.creative ,

Design on all levels

It’s easy to forget the depths of design. This podcast is a great reminder of what design is, how we interact with it daily and the diverse types of design practices that make it all possible. Sam and his team bring this podcast to life with such care behind the scenes. Their thoughtfulness shines through to listeners.

Elizabeth Lowrey ,

Fresh perspectives!

I depend on Design Museum Everywhere podcasts for intriguing conversations about all things design. The guests bring fresh perspectives, and Sam’s energy and thoughtful curiosity often open unexpected new doors. Always surprising, always a treat, their podcasts keep me inspired!

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The design conversation you need for the future

Excellent crew at Design Museum - inspirational and inclusive, lifelong learners and teachers

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