176 episodes

Obsessed Show host Josh Miles interviews some of the hottest designers—from branding and illustration, to industrial design and architecture, to learn what makes them tick.

Obsessed Show Josh Miles

    • Arts
    • 4.5 • 103 Ratings

Obsessed Show host Josh Miles interviews some of the hottest designers—from branding and illustration, to industrial design and architecture, to learn what makes them tick.

    172 - Carlos Musquez Part II

    172 - Carlos Musquez Part II

    CARLOS MUSQUEZ, EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR, CATALYST MARKETING AGENCY
    Today on Obsessed Show I'm chatting with  Carlos Musquez, Executive Creative Director at Catalyst Marketing Agency bringing his brand of creative excellence to the B2B branding space, something that is near and dear to my heart… 
    You may remember Carlos from episode 143, when Carlos was the Executive Creative Director of ELA.
    Since then a lot has changed… we’re going to catch up on what’s new, what’s the same, and what he’s looking forward to next.
    So without further ado, please enjoy this second conversation with Carlos Musquez.

    • 59 min
    171 - Could Design Prevent the End of the World?

    171 - Could Design Prevent the End of the World?

    On January 13th, 2018 at 8:08 am, an alert was issued to the 1.4 million citizens of Hawai'i, ‍BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
    Today on Obsessed Show, I’m excited to chat with the creative team behind the immersive and creative new VR film, “On the Morning You Wake (to the End of the World).”
    On the Morning You Wake uses innovative documentary storytelling and virtual production techniques to viscerally recreate the lived experiences of people who, for 38 minutes, had to react and make impossible decisions in the face of nuclear violence.
    Steve Jamison is an Emmy Award-winning, BAFTA-nominated Director-Producer, and the co-founder of London production company Archer’s Mark., and Co-Director and Cowriter of the Morning you Wake…
    Michaela Ternasky-Holland is the Emmy, Webby, and Sheffield Doc/Fest award-winning storyteller and Impact Producer for the film…
    Lovely Umayam is the founder and chief creative producer for Bombshelltoe, an arts collective pushing for an active exploration of arts, culture, and history to promote nuclear nonproliferation, arms control, and disarmament and impact fellow for the film.
    So without further ado, please enjoy this conversation with the creative team from On the Morning You Wake.

    • 58 min
    170 - What the HECK is a SNASK? Obsessed Show

    170 - What the HECK is a SNASK? Obsessed Show

    Fredrik Öst & Erik Kockum Today on Obsessed Show, I’m excited to chat with the founders of creative agency, SNASK, Fredrik Öst & Erik Kockum. "Freddie" was adopted from South Korea and raised in Northern Sweden after being found outside a police station. Erik is a confused and misunderstood misfit genius who believes that the feeling of freedom and allowance of making mistakes is the key to creativity.
    Today we’re going to talk about how they formed SNASK 14 years ago, in the face of conventional wisdom, and the meaning behind their mantra – "Make Enemies & Gain Fans."
    So without further ado, please enjoy this conversation with SNASK.
    #snask #branding #designpodcast
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    • 53 min
    169 - The Anti-Architect on reinventing a 100-Year-Old Firm

    169 - The Anti-Architect on reinventing a 100-Year-Old Firm

    Today on Obsessed Show, I’m excited to chat with the president and co-owner of NYC tech-first architecture and design firm Mancini Duffy, Christian Giordano and co-owner and design principal, Jessica Mann-Amato. Christian has dubbed himself and his podcast "The Anti-Architect" and I’m excited to dig into that statement alone…and learn more about the 105-year-old firm.
    Drawing inspiration from some of the tech-forward companies Mancini works with—like Peloton, Disney, and Soho House—Christian and Jessica focus on technologies that propel the world of design forward. Mancini launched the Design Lab, which brings together designers, technologists, and clients to leverage VR, 3D Printing, Drones, Generative Design, and AI to break barriers limiting traditional design capabilities.
    I’m excited to chat with them about how they recalibrated and modernized Mancini, sparking industry-wide change.
    Infusing Technology into all Facets of the Design Process
    The Creation of their software, The Toolbelt, and its impact on the industry
    AND the Future of Workplace Design
    So without further ado, please enjoy this conversation with Christian Giordano and Jessica Mann-Amato.

    • 52 min
    168 - Hosting HGTV and Designing for #Vanlife

    168 - Hosting HGTV and Designing for #Vanlife

    Today on Obsessed Show I'm chatting with interior designer, writer, and TV personality, Kimberley Seldon.
    Based in Los Angeles and Toronto, she founded Kimberley Seldon Design Group in 1991. Kimberley is also the Founder of Business of Design - an online learning platform for independent designers, as well as a recurring on-air design expert for Cityline, previous Host on the HGTV series Design for Living with Kimberley Seldon.
    As you may well be aware, a new trend emerged in 2020 amidst the pandemic - RV travel. #Vanlife on Instagram passed 7 million in 2020, and has continued to rise to over 10 million in 2021. What's more, an October 2020 survey reported that total RV shipments increased 21.4% year-over-year.
    And we’re going to talk with Kimberley about her new interest in designing for #vanlife… I mean, I’d really like one myself…
    So without further ado, please enjoy this conversation with Kimberley Seldon.

    • 48 min
    167 - Blu Dot

    167 - Blu Dot

    Today on Obsessed Show I'm chatting with the founders of modern home furnishings and design brand, Blu Dot: John Christakos & Maurice Blanks.
    Based in Minneapolis, Blu Dot has 12 locations across the US (with new stores in Miami, San Francisco, and more on the way). You may know Blu Dot from their gorgeous mod pieces that are all over Instagram, or if you’re like me and don’t have a Blu Dot location in your backyard, Blu Dot may occasionally grace your mailbox with a catalog.
    In 2020 and 2021 their focus became updating the home office for continued work from home and the need for flexible indoor/outdoor social spaces. Today we’re going to be chatting with John & Maurice about how they’ve continued to innovate and push their design forward in the last two years, meeting these new demands without sacrificing the integrity of their products, so without further ado, please enjoy this conversation with John Christakos & Maurice Blanks.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

Jakub[SOP] ,

Epic podcast for designers

Great interviews with designers. Josh knows how to get the most out of all his guests and the show has a great flow and great information.

Katie Joy B. ,

Captivating Creatives!

Josh and his incredible guests shine the brightest of lights on the design industry and the great people within it! Engaging, inspiring, and informative are just a few of the words I’d use to describe the time you’ll spend with them. Thanks so much for putting out such a spectacular show Josh - keep up the great work!

GabeRuane ,

Great stuff - agency inner workings

Lots of great insights into the inner workings of creative/design agencies of all kinds. Hard to find that content elsewhere, and it's super relevant to me at this stage in my career. Great work Josh - keep em coming.

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