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Friday, December 01, 2006

Design Matters Season Four Launches January 5th!

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Well, as hard as it might be to believe, Season Four of Design Matters launches on Friday, January 5th at 3PM on the Voice America Business Network with my esteemed guests Malcolm Gladwell and his mother, Joyce Gladwell.

VoiceAmerica is now the industry leader in Internet talk radio, and Design Matters has over 150,000 listeners. We were also voted a "favorite podcast" on IF's Marketing Podcast survey at, and the show is available as Podcasts on iTunes, where over 45,000 people download the show every month. The show is also regularly in the Top 100 Business podcasts on iTunes as well as a featured podcast on the site. And I am thrilled to let you know that Adobe is continuing as our show sponsor in 2007. It has been an incredible journey thus far.


January 5th Season Premiere: Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point and Blink; and Joyce Gladwell, author of Brown Face, Big Master

January 12th: Seth Godin, author of Purple Cow and All Marketers Are Liars, among others

January 19th: Ze Frank, host of The Ze Frank Show

January 26th: Design & Magazines: Joyce Rutter Kaye, Editor-in-Chief, Print; Michela Abrahms, Publisher, Dwell; Barbara DeWilde, Design Director, House Beautiful; Laetitia Wolff, Editorial Director, Surface

February 2nd: Doyald Young, Master Typographer and author of The Art of the Letter and Logotypes, and Letterforms: Handlettered Logotypes and Other Typographic Considerations

February 9th: Elliott Earls, Designer, Performance Artist, Designer-in Residence and Head of the Design Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art

February 16th: Marty Neumeier, author of Brand Gap, Zag and The Brand Dictionary

February 23rd: Minda Gralnek, Executive Vice President, Creative, Target Corporation

March 2nd: Andrea Dezsö, Designer, Artist and Educator

March 19th: Jakob Trollback, Designer and Filmmaker

March 23rd, Maira Kalman, Designer, Illustrator, Educator, Author and National Treasure

March 30th, Luba Lukova, Designer and Illustrator

April 6th: Jeffrey Keyton, Senior Vice President, On-Air Design and Off-Air Creative, MTV

April 13th: Barbara Kruger, Artist

April 20th: Janet Froelich, Creative Director, The New York Times Magazine

April 27th, Louise Fili, Designer, Illustrator, Educator, and author of Typology: Type Design from the Victorian Age to the Digital Age, Design Connoisseur: An Eclectic Collection of Imagery and Type and the recently published Stylepedia: A Guide to Graphic Design Mannerisms, Quirks and Conceits (all with Steve Heller)

May 4th, Steve Heller, Art Director, Educator and Author of over 100 books on Design

May 11th, Luke Hayman, Designer, Partner at Pentagram Design

May 18th, Alice Twemlow, Design Critic, Eduator and Author of What Is Graphic Design For?

May 25th: Jan Wilker and Hjalti Karlsson, karlssonwilker, inc. Designers and Authors of Tell Me Why

June 1st: Alan Dye, Creative Director, Apple Computer

June 8th: Josh Liberson and Ethan Trask, Designers, Helicopter, Inc.

June 15th: Bad Boys of Design IV: Marc Alt, Mike Essl, Alberto Rigau and others

June 22nd: Dave Eggers, Founder of McSweeney's and author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity! and the recently published What is the What

June 29th: Season Four Finale: Shepard Fairey, Designer, Illustrator and author of Supply and Demand: The Art of Shepard Fairey and Shepard Fairey: Post No Bills

Design Matters is an internet radio show broadcast live from the Empire State Building in New York from 3-4PM EST every Friday afternoon on the Voice America Business Network.

You can view the VoiceAmerica Business site, and find the show here:

Thanks for listening and speak to you soon!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You did it!
I will be sure to share the message at the Design Frontier!

11/30/2006 07:02:00 PM  
Blogger debbie millman said...

bill--thanks so very much! best of luck with your inspiring presentation! x's -debbie

11/30/2006 11:31:00 PM  
Blogger Tania Rochelle said...

Holy cow! What a line-up.

12/01/2006 08:11:00 AM  
Blogger debbie millman said...

Thanks, Tania! I am excited about it--and daunted!
: )

12/01/2006 08:36:00 AM  
Blogger peter said...

Debbie, your schedule of guests is incredible; for every name I was excited to recognize there is another I am excited to learn about. I'm not sure that I'll be able to catch your show as a live broadcast at work, but I will definitely be keeping up with the archive over the course of the season.

Through the combination of your broadcast and your position at the Sterling Group you are a wonderful inspiration and role model for me in the beginnings of a life-long career in communications. I'm thrilled to have been introduced to you through NaBloPoMo.

12/01/2006 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous vibranium said...


Sounds Stellar!!

12/04/2006 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Daniel Schutzsmith said...

If this is the line-up for Season 4, then I can't imagine how amazing the line-up for Season 5 is going to be! Much congratulations on providing such a wonderful program to the design profession for another terrific season!

12/04/2006 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Ghazaleh said...

Debbie this is such an awesome season you got! Your broadcasts are like no other. I discovered them through your past archives. It's the most delicious food ever cooked for designers. Looking forward to tuning in!

12/12/2006 01:08:00 PM  

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Debbie Millman has worked in the design business for over 25 years. She is President of the design division at Sterling Brands. She has been there for nearly 15 years and in that time she has worked on the redesign of global brands for Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, Campbell’s, Colgate, Nestle and Hasbro. Prior to Sterling, she was a Senior Vice President at Interbrand and a Marketing Director at Frankfurt Balkind. Debbie is President of the AIGA, the largest professional association for design. She is a contributing editor at Print Magazine, a design writer at and Brand New and Chair of the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 2005, she began hosting the first weekly radio talk show about design on the Internet. The show is titled “Design Matters with Debbie Millman” and it is now featured on In addition to “Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design,” (HOW Books, 2009, she is the author of "How To Think Like A Great Graphic Designer" (Allworth Press, 2007) and “The Essential Principles of Graphic Design” (Rotovision, 2008).

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