36 episodes

“This Is Design School” is a podcast for the growing designer; those interested in design, starting a career in design, or needing a reminder of why they went into design.



Jp Avila is the Chair of the Art & Design Department at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash. Outside of teaching, Jp is charged with imagining and bringing to life curriculums which will prepare the designers and artists to shape the future of tomorrow. He earned his MFA in Visual Communication from the School of Art Institute of Chicago and holds a BA from Valparaiso University.



Chad P. Hall is an Associate Director of Design at Cognition in Seattle and a Lecturer at the University of Washington. He earned his M.Design from the University of Washington and holds a BAC in Communication from Pacific Lutheran University (where he met Jp). Chad has a history of working for organizations and teams who’ve never worked with designers.



Year 04 music composed by Michael Clark (https://www.musiclabtacoma.com/)



Year 02/03 Intro/Closing music: “Electronic : Nostalgic” by Paul Tyan (https://soundcloud.com/paultyan/electronic-nostalgic)



Year 01 Intro/Closing music: "Monkeys Spinning Monkeys" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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This is Design School Jp Avila & Chad P. Hall

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    • 4.9, 26 Ratings

“This Is Design School” is a podcast for the growing designer; those interested in design, starting a career in design, or needing a reminder of why they went into design.



Jp Avila is the Chair of the Art & Design Department at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash. Outside of teaching, Jp is charged with imagining and bringing to life curriculums which will prepare the designers and artists to shape the future of tomorrow. He earned his MFA in Visual Communication from the School of Art Institute of Chicago and holds a BA from Valparaiso University.



Chad P. Hall is an Associate Director of Design at Cognition in Seattle and a Lecturer at the University of Washington. He earned his M.Design from the University of Washington and holds a BAC in Communication from Pacific Lutheran University (where he met Jp). Chad has a history of working for organizations and teams who’ve never worked with designers.



Year 04 music composed by Michael Clark (https://www.musiclabtacoma.com/)



Year 02/03 Intro/Closing music: “Electronic : Nostalgic” by Paul Tyan (https://soundcloud.com/paultyan/electronic-nostalgic)



Year 01 Intro/Closing music: "Monkeys Spinning Monkeys" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Nirawit ,

Refreshing take on the design podcast genre

So many “design” podcasts are simply focused on interviewing people in the tech indstry and focusing solely on the work of designing apps and websites. This is Design School focuses on the larger meaning of design and bigger picture topics. Also, the guests are great (Annabelle Gould and Karen Cheng are both great episodes)

gdgunnink ,

Design Insights that Apply to All Areas of Life

I very much enjoy listening to “This Is Design School” despite having no formal design training myself. I find it helpful to see the world through the lens of design and to learn how everyone is really just solving problems all day in different ways.

Chad and JP are wonderful interviewers, asking thoughtful, measured questions that cut to the central questions of design and allow their interviewees to shine.

They are great, enlightening companions on my commute home!

Oliverjohnson ,

Really helpful design inspiration.

I learn a lot about how to improve by looking to those who know what they’re doing and stealing the parts that resonate with me. This podcast is invaluable for that.

Not only do these designers give the stories of how they came into their unique places within the design world but they also lay out the different resources they used to better their skills within design. I’m sure I’m going to look back at these episodes more and more often as I begin to enter the art side of the business world. I’m grateful this podcast exists.

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