24 episodes

Design Together was created to provide a space to explore design collaboration. With the influx of design thinking methods, and the desire of many designers to embrace a human-centered approach to design, there is a need to understand how creatives work together. Collaboration happens both internally and externally, and each situation calls for a unique set of skills that we discuss and share strategies on how to approach each new challenge. Our guests share their expertise, successes, and failures, all in an effort to educate our audience on the nuances of how to improve the way we work together. We talk with industry leaders to hear how they facilitate collaborations, with mid-level designers to hear what skills they have developed to improve their team-based work, and with educators to share how these skills are being explored in academia.

Design Together Abby Guido

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Design Together was created to provide a space to explore design collaboration. With the influx of design thinking methods, and the desire of many designers to embrace a human-centered approach to design, there is a need to understand how creatives work together. Collaboration happens both internally and externally, and each situation calls for a unique set of skills that we discuss and share strategies on how to approach each new challenge. Our guests share their expertise, successes, and failures, all in an effort to educate our audience on the nuances of how to improve the way we work together. We talk with industry leaders to hear how they facilitate collaborations, with mid-level designers to hear what skills they have developed to improve their team-based work, and with educators to share how these skills are being explored in academia.

    Season 3 | Episode 24 | Soonduk Krebs and Georgiana Constantinescu

    Season 3 | Episode 24 | Soonduk Krebs and Georgiana Constantinescu

    Ever wonder what it is like to work at an award-winning small design studio? Join us for a chat with the founder of SK Designworks, Soonduk Krebs, and senior designer Georgiana Constantinescu. We discuss their workflows, making deadlines, their favorite projects, and most importantly what not to wear to an interview at SK Designworks. 

    • 49 min
    Rachel Elnar, David Carr-Berry, Elysia Syriac

    Rachel Elnar, David Carr-Berry, Elysia Syriac

    Join us for a chat with Rachel Elnar, David Carr-Berry, and Elysia Syriac, the team behind Adobe Creative Jams. A typical Jam includes training bootcamps, keynote speakers, a design challenge, and judging and feedback. Producing a Creative Jam is a ton of work, but this team makes it look easy. Find out what is in their secret sauce (hint: it's out of this world). 

    • 1 hr
    John Roescher, Jennifer Allen, and Pablo Marques

    John Roescher, Jennifer Allen, and Pablo Marques

    On this episode of Design Together we chat with the leadership team at handsome. Hear from CEO John Roescher, President Jennifer Allen, and CCO Pablo Marques, as we discuss the evolution of handsome and learn what makes their unique agency model work. 

    • 48 min
    George Garrastegui Jr. and Nakita Pope

    George Garrastegui Jr. and Nakita Pope

    Join us to discuss the behind-the-scenes of organizing a design conference. Our conversation with George Garrastegui Jr., Educator and Process Advocate, and Nakita Pope, Chief Chick of Branding Chicks, covers everything from planning the 2022 AIGA Design and Business Conference, to why joining a professional organization has value. This conference is all about the merging of business and design and is something we know our listeners will want to attend. 

    • 53 min
    Clara Galan, Diana Keeler, and Joseph Labrecque

    Clara Galan, Diana Keeler, and Joseph Labrecque

    In this episode of Design Together, we connect with Clara Galan, Global Education Community Lead at Adobe, along with two members of the Adobe Education Leaders, Joseph Labrecque, Instructor of Technology at University of Colorado Boulder and Diane Keeler, Manager of Digital Production at Occidental College. This episode is great for educators, especially those interested in learning more about the education communities at Adobe. 

    • 45 min
    Bill Kenney and Stephanie Taylor-Coleman

    Bill Kenney and Stephanie Taylor-Coleman

    In season's three opening episode we talk with Bill Kenney, Co-Founder and CEO at Focus Lab and Stephanie Taylor-Coleman, Brand Support Manager at Focus Lab. Bill shares Focus Lab's unique approach to presenting weekly updates to clients and how important client education is for their process. Stephanie joins us to share how she landed at Focus Lab and walks us through how the Brand Support team provides support to branding clients post a rebrand. This episode is great for anyone interested in branding and the design process.  

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

CWPONTZ ,

Really interesting guests

Abby interviews a range of people - each of them have very interesting stories. I find myself getting sucked into the episodes week after week finding something interesting to take away from them. Glad to have found out about this podcast series.

MBrodovsky ,

A Timely & Insightful Podcast

As a new design educator at the collegiate level, Abby’s podcast serves as an incredibly insightful and valuable resource for me. I appreciate her efforts to give voices to so many different design leaders and other educators in the field, and I enjoy hearing a distinguished array of diverse perspectives and ideas on integrating methods of collaboration in the classroom and the workplace.

Design Together brings to light our duty as designers and educators to best serve our communities successfully as a unit. I value Abby’s mission to bring a deeper understanding of why working together is so important and timely in today’s world. We achieve a more integrated and inclusive atmosphere by working together, and by listening closely to our fellow design leaders, educators and students at a variety of academic levels/fields of design.

I am now inspired to reform my own methods in teaching and collaborating as I move forward in my journey as a design educator. I can’t wait to hear more!

dmboyer ,

engaging and useful stories

Abby creates engaging narratives through her interviews, inviting her guests to speak with authenticity from experience. She situates her conversations in an applied and timely context, highlighting transferable knowledge for application in other environments. Abby and her guests discuss useful examples of collaboration in design, sharing essential lessons for collaborative work.