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Friday, March 16, 2007

Design Matters Today with Jakob Trollbäck

Joining me on todays broadcast of Design Matters is Jakob Trollbäck.

A self-taught designer from Sweden, Jakob Trollbäck leads an innovative and highly successful company, creates seminal and award-winning designs, and is an industry leader in branding and motion graphic design. Springing forth from seemingly unorthodox beginnings, Trollbäck + Company was born when the former DJ transferred his aural pursuits to the visual medium, aiming to create emotive pieces that take their audiences to purely sensorial planes. Jakob’s ambitions quickly moved his company to the forefront of motion design. Currently in its seventh year, Trollbäck has successfully expanded its creative output to film titles including the Oscar-winning “Capote,” television commercials, publication design, environmental design, music videos and short films. Clients include the television networks CBS, AMC, HBO, TCM, TNT and Sundance Channel; film companies HBO Films, Fox Searchlight and Miramax; and advertising clients Nike, Volvo, Fidelity and Jaguar.

Trollbäck + Company has received dozens of creative-industry awards, including those from the Primetime Emmy Awards, AICP Show, Art Directors Club, Broadcast Designers Association, British D&AD, Communication Arts Design Annual, The One Show, and Type Directors Club, among many others. Most recently, Trollbäck + Company has been named a participant in the upcoming 2006-2007 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Triennial. Jakob has also lectured and taught at a variety of universities, including the Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons, School of Visual Arts and Yale University. For more information, please go to

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Blogger Arash Giani said...

Hi Debbie,
I'm trying to tune in to VOA live stream but for some reasons the site is down.
I'm not sure if it just me or there's some technical difficulties,

3/16/2007 02:26:00 PM  
Blogger debbie millman said...

hi arash--the show is now over, but hope the tech issues worked out...sorry i didn't see this sooner.

3/16/2007 04:33:00 PM  
Blogger Arash Giani said...

Don worry Debbie, I tried again and it worked out. I listened to the most of it and I'm gonna catch up when it comes to itune. It was such a great show, thank you for making my fridays so awsome.

3/16/2007 09:32:00 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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