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Design Notes is a Google Design podcast about creative work and what it teaches us, hosted by Liam Spradlin. Each episode we talk with people from unique creative fields to discover what inspires and unites us in our practice.

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    • 4.8 • 21 Ratings

Design Notes is a Google Design podcast about creative work and what it teaches us, hosted by Liam Spradlin. Each episode we talk with people from unique creative fields to discover what inspires and unites us in our practice.

    Julian Zigerli, Zürich Fashion Designer

    Julian Zigerli, Zürich Fashion Designer

    In this episode, Liam speaks with Julian Zigerli, a designer in Zürich, Switzerland creating clothing that allows everyone to decide how what they wear expresses who they are. In the interview, Zigerli describes how the culture of Switzerland impacts his work, what it means when someone asks for "straight" clothes, and how his practice adapted in a time of pandemic.

    Content warning: In this episode, the word "queer" is used in a reclaimed manner.

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    • 33 min
    Theming with Moooi - 2020 Material Design Awards

    Theming with Moooi - 2020 Material Design Awards

    This episode is part of a special series of three interviews, recorded remotely with the winners of the 2020 Material Design Awards, exploring what goes into creating an award-winning app.

    Moooi, winning the award for Material Theming, focuses on aesthetic fundamentals to create an immersive and expressive experience for their digital flagship. In the interview, Liam is joined by Margot Gabel and Rémy Barthez taking an in-depth look at how Moooi implemented an award-winning themed experience.

    • 21 min
    Dark Theme with KAYAK - 2020 Material Design Awards

    Dark Theme with KAYAK - 2020 Material Design Awards

    This episode is part of a special series of three interviews, recorded remotely with the winners of the 2020 Material Design Awards, exploring what goes into creating an award-winning app.

    KAYAK has taken their comprehensive price comparison and travel booking experience to the next level by translating their brand into a dark theme. In the interview, Liam learns from Aleksandra Safarova and Mike Scopino how building a dark theme revolutionized KAYAK's entire approach to color.

    • 21 min
    Motion Design with Epsy - 2020 Material Design Awards

    Motion Design with Epsy - 2020 Material Design Awards

    This episode is part of a special series of three interviews, recorded remotely with the winners of the 2020 Material Design Awards, exploring what goes into creating an award-winning app.

    Epsy uses motion meaningfully, guiding users living with Epilepsy through critical tasks to better their quality of life. In the interview, Liam is joined by Jennifer Stott and Marco Peluso to break down Epsy's approach to designing - and prioritizing - motion.

    • 20 min
    BJ Best, ArtyBots

    BJ Best, ArtyBots

    In this episode, Liam speaks with BJ Best, a poet who teaches computers to do what humans can’t in the name of art. His network of ArtyBots is part of a vibrant scene of robots creating, sharing, and collaborating with one another on virtual art. In the interview, Best describes the reflective opportunities and editorial impact created by a bot-created body of work numbering in the tens of thousands.

    • 32 min
    Laurie Rosenwald, Illustrator and Author

    Laurie Rosenwald, Illustrator and Author

    Design Notes is a show about creative work and what it teaches us. In this episode, Liam speaks with illustrator, editorial designer, and author Laurie Rosenwald about how she’s managed to cultivate an aesthetic—and a career—around “making mistakes on purpose.” Learn how chaos and collage can come together to reveal unexpected creative potential, and let Rosenwald help make sure you’re never alone with a blank page.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Entertaining, insightful and empowering! 👏

Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on the world, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Liam does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving career and life you can be proud of as a designer - from leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

thundernixon1 ,

Concise, insightful, and inspiring

Liam consistently hosts excellent interviews with guests who are designers in a wide range of fields. I usually don't know of the guest yet, so I always come away learning something new. Very much worth your time!

themichaelcook ,

Great show for designers

Great, diverse line-up of guests with a good mix of guest background stories and thoughts on design.

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