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Friday, January 05, 2007

Design Matters Season Four Premiere Today with authors Malcolm Gladwell and Joyce Gladwell

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Joining me on the Season Four premiere of Design Matters with Debbie Millman are authors Malcolm Gladwell and Joyce Gladwell.

Joyce Gladwell was born in Jamaica, and graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and Anthropology from University College London in 1956. Her book Brown Face, Big Master was first published in 1969, by Inter Varsity Press in London. Since 1969, Joyce has lived in Canada with her husband Graham, a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. Joyce was a Marriage and Family Therapist for twenty years and has three children and two grandchildren. Her youngest son is writer Malcolm Gladwell.

Malcolm Gladwell graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, with a degree in history. He was born in England, grew up in rural Ontario, and now lives in New York City. From 1987 to 1996, he was a reporter with the Washington Post, where he covered business, science, and then served as the newspaper's New York City bureau chief. He has been a staff writer with The New Yorker magazine since 1996. He has won a National Magazine Award, and in 2005 he was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People. He is the author of two bestselling books, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference and Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joyce was a Marriage and Family Therapist for twenty years and has three children and two grandchildren, her youngest of which is writer Malcolm Gladwell.

this makes it sound as though malcolm is one of her grandchildren, when he's actually her youngest son. you might want to rephrase that.

1/15/2007 01:51:00 PM  
Blogger debbie millman said...

You are right! I will fix it right away.
Thank you for bringing this to my attention!

1/15/2007 02:13:00 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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