300 episodes

Design Matters with Debbie Millman is one of the world’s very first podcasts. Broadcasting independently for over 15 years, the show is about how incredibly creative people design the arc of their lives.

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    • 4.5, 822 Ratings

Design Matters with Debbie Millman is one of the world’s very first podcasts. Broadcasting independently for over 15 years, the show is about how incredibly creative people design the arc of their lives.

    Maurice Cherry

    Maurice Cherry

    On this episode, Debbie talks with Maurice Cherry about his education and career, and about why the profession of graphic design has been so slow to acknowledge Black designers.

    Gabrielle Hamilton

    Gabrielle Hamilton

    On this episode Debbie talks to Gabrielle Hamilton about her career as a chef, and as a late-blooming writer.

    Mauro Porcini

    Mauro Porcini

    Debbie talks to Mauro Porcini, Chief Design Officer at Pepsico, about his childhood and his corporate work.

    V

    V

    Debbie talks with V (formerly known as Eve Ensler) about her abusive father and how feminism has shaped her career.

    Katherine Gehl + Michael Porter

    Katherine Gehl + Michael Porter

    Debbie talks to Katherine Gehl and Michael Porter about their program for redesigning our politics.

    Kathryn Gallagher

    Kathryn Gallagher

    Debbie talks with Kathryn Gallager about her young career as an actor/singer/songwriter and about trauma on and off the stage.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
822 Ratings

822 Ratings

Kirli-Oregon ,

Creatives! This is great!

I'm so surprised to see fewer than 1,000 reviews for Design Matters. This podcast is excellent for anyone working in design, or interested in design. My background is architecture and graphic design, and this podcast helps me learn about a huge spectrum of creative professionals I otherwise would not have known about. Debbue Milman's interviews are in depth, she asks so many of the right questions plus extras that take the conversation in new and interesting directions..

Emmon ,

A superb interviewer

She does her homework, which allows her to get through biographical information quickly and get to really great questions sooner. So even in a fairly short interview, she asks a lot of good questions. She also gives her guests time to answer: I don’t recall her ever interrupting. But what I like best is that she is a fan of her guests — so obviously respectful of them — and I think that that helps put them at ease and give rich, often extraordinary answers. To me, her interview with Massimo Vignelli is priceless because of what she brings out of him.

Darriiaann ,

Years of gratitude

I’ve been listening to this podcast since I was 16. 7 years later and I still get excited about new episodes. Thanks to the team that makes this possible, y’all are a lifeline during covid 🌸💕

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