A podcast about design practice and its relationship to the world.
26 — Shows That Could Have Been
This is our last episode of Working File, at least for a little while. Linda and Maurice join Matt and Andy to go down the list of possible topics for shows that we never got to make. It's a Working File lightning round! Thanks to all of our contributors over the past year who helped make the show a reality.
Frank's Rowhome Illustration
Official Objectified Poster
Andy's Ripoff of the Objectified Poster
Matt's Objectified Poster
Everything is a Remix
25 — What the Future Holds
This episode features Matt and Andy having a one-on-one conversation about the future of Working File and the difference between expressive and functional design projects.
Links DiscussedOn the GridNumerologyThe Beginning of InfinityDavid ColeWaterfall Model
24 — Too Short to Scoop the Ice Cream
Matt is back for a lively discussion with Victoria and new contributor Daisy Sun about self-esteem and how to get a job when the world tells you that you're underqualified. Should you apply for a job if you don't meet the posted requirements? How do you break into an industry that feels elite and inaccessible to you? Is getting fired from Ben & Jerry's for being too short to scoop the ice cream technically discrimitation?
Lord of the Rings "Cave"
How to Pronounce Wacom
Ben & Jerry's
David Foster Wallace on Fish
Food Lust People Love
23 — Location, Location, Location
Matt and Andy take an episode off and Maurice wrangles three new contributors from all over the country to discuss how geography influences design community. Richard Wade Morgan, Kim Green, and Jamal Collins call in from Atlanta, Boseman, and Clevenland, respectively, and compare their experiences as a designer in different locales.
Studio WadeSarah LawrenceWeapons of Mass CreationAdventures in Design PodcastMontana State UniversityBora ShehuUniversity of GeorgiaLiving Walls AtlantaGoat Farm Arts CenterRazorfishSon & SonsMailchimpKabbageMake America Gay AgainLost-N-Found Youth
22 — Something to Say
Long time contributor Maurice Cherry organized this episode where Andy, Matt, and new contributor Jon Lewis discuss what it's like starting your own business as a designer. What are the reasons to start something new instead of getting a normal, stable job? What are the most difficult parts that no one ever tells you about?
Bakken & Bæck
Million Dollar Matchmaker
21 — Don’t Hug your Phone
We take a break from our normal topical panel shows this week for something different. Prompted by an interview with Simon Sinek, Andy and Linda have a one-on-one discussion about our generation's attitudes towards work and social media. How does our approach to our careers differ from our parents'? Are connections made through social media less meaningful, or at least different, than those made in real life?
Simon Sinek on Millennials in the Workplace
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Friends of The Web
The Great Recession
Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv
Our Incredible Journey
2011 Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami
Thank you for making this show,
...even if you don't revisit it down the line (do!). Episode 24 really put some pep in my step on my way in to work this morning. Just hearing other stories in the field inspires me to keep on keeping on, as one tends to get caught up in the minutia of the day-to-day at any job, even ours—which is still pretty cool once you take a step back, folks!
Been a listener of you two's for quite a while now, so it's really great to hear how you've expanded to include the variety of people and perspectives featured on this show, and I appreciate the range of topics you've covered so far. Design still feels like its lacking a voice and a show like this.
Episodes are like design vitamins
I'm a recent college grad and I love listening to what all the contributors have to say because it offers glimpses into the minds of people who are on the cutting edge of the industry. Which really helps open the eyes of someone like me whose exposure to the field is super limited. It's even helped me deal with a lot of worries I've had about my own career and given me the confidence to work on my own flaws. You guys are awesome!!
Great breadth of thoughtful guests
I really appreciate the breadth of guests on the show — folks from a lot of different backgrounds on a lot of different career paths. Really interesting stuff, done well but also done humbly. Recommended.