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Friday, May 04, 2007

Design Matters Today with my hero, Steve Heller

Joining me today on a very special broadcast of Design Matters is Steven Heller.

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author Program at the School of Visual Arts and the co-founder of the MFA in Design Criticism. He has been a senior art director at the New York Times and currently writes the new quarterly "Visuals" column in the New York Times Book Review, as well as obituaries on designers and illustrators. He is the editor of AIGA's VOICE: Online Journal of Design, and the author, editor, or co-author of over 100 book on design and visual culture, most recently "Stylepedia: A Guide to Graphic Design Mannerisms, Quirks, and Conceits" with Louise Fili, and Anatomy of design: A Guide to Graphic Design Mannerisms, Quirks, and Conceits" with Mirko Ilic, and "Shop America," with Jim Heimann. He is currently working on "IRON FISTS: Branding the Totalitarian State" for Phaidon Books and a biogaphy of Alvin Lustig with Elaine Lustig Cohen for Chronicle. In October, the School of Visual Arts will devote a retrospective exhibition to his art direction and authorship. For more of his work you can go to

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.

Design Matters is from 3-4PM EST and you can view the VoiceAmerica Business site and listen to the show from a myriad of locations:

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Lots of choices.

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Blogger nvx said...

Should be exciting.
Thank you, Debbie.

5/04/2007 12:32:00 PM  
Blogger Andrew Twigg said...

Hey, Debbie

I might be telling you something you already know, but I don't see your May 05 podcast in iTunes...

Is it just delayed?

Last one listed is the Surface to Air episode.

5/10/2007 02:02:00 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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