5 design podcasts that we are obsessed with!

We love a good podcast to help us get through a Monday filled with particularly challenging design problems. Here are our favourites.

1/ Design Matters

Debbie Millman first started Design Matters over 14 years ago, and has since interviewed everyone at the top of their game in design, from the founders of Pentagram,

Check out her episode with Kate Moross. Huge insight into the challenge of starting a design agency.

Design Matters →

2/ Logo Geek

Logo Geek is a great interview series by Ian Paget.

Check out episode #3.2 with Sagi Haviv, partner of Chermayeff Geismar and Haviv.

Logo Geek →

3/ Let’s Talk Branding

Stef' Hamerlinck’s branding-focussed podcast, is full of great interviews with design industry leaders who offer great insight into brand strategy, visual identity design and the role of creativity in business.

Don’t miss Stef’s interview with Mackey Saturday.

Let’s Talk Branding →

4/ Made by Folk

Another great interview series with upcoming and established creatives from across the industry.

Check out episode #6 with Eike Konig of Berlin-based, Hort.

Made by Folk →

5/ Business of HYPE

A deep-diving interview series with key icons of fashion and sub-cultures, this fascinating series looks into how to run design-led businesses. With interviews right across the creative spectrum, host Jeff Staple has created a vast amount of knowledge ready to be tapped into.

Check out the first ever episode with Hiroshi Fujiwara, the Japanese design and streetwear icon and season 3, episode 1 with the street artist, activist and entrepreneur, Shepard Fairey.

The Design of Business — The Business of Design →

Not design focussed (but still great!)

1/ 99% Invisible →

2/ Fenom Effect →

3/ Nice Try! Utopian →


About the author, Adam

Adam is the founder and director of BrandCraft UK. BrandCraft UK is a branding and design agency based in Brighton. BrandCraft UK is the European sister office of BrandCraft HK, a Hong Kong-based branding and design agency.

Adam is a branding consultant and has worked with clients in the UK, USA, Hong Kong, Tokyo, South Korea and China. He has had self-initiated art and design projects exhibited at various galleries and museums including the Victoria & Albert Museum of Art and Design and regularly writes about branding and design theory.

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