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Friday, February 01, 2008

Design Matters Today with Kurt Andersen

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It is Friday again! That means that Design Matters is live at 3 PM ET. My guest today is Kurt Andersen.

Kurt Andersen is the author of the critically acclaimed bestselling novels Heyday and Turn of the Century. Now at work on his third novel, Andersen is also the host of "Studio 360," the Peabody Award-winning public radio program about culture and the arts; a columnist for New York magazine; co-founder of Very Short List; a contributing editor to Vanity Fair; and editor-at-large for Random House.

He was a co-founder and editor of Spy magazine, and editor-in-chief of New York. In 1999 he co-founded, an online news service. During the 1990s he was executive producer of prime-time specials for NBC and created pilots for ABC, NBC and NBC News. He is also co-author of "Loose Lips," an off-Broadway revue that had long runs in New York and Los Angeles.

As a columnist for The New Yorker from 1996 to 1999, he wrote regularly about design and architecture. He began his career in journalism at Time, where he was an award-winning writer on politics and criminal justice before serving as the magazine’s architecture and design critic for eight years. He has also contributed to the New York Times Magazine, Metropolis and Architectural Record, among others.

Andersen is a trustee of the Pratt Institute and the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Rhode Island School of Design.

Design Matters airs live weekly on the Voice America Business Network, now the industry leader in Internet talk radio. The show was voted a "favorite podcast" on PSFK's Marketing Podcast survey and was recently voted 9th out of over 300 entries for the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum’s People’s Choice Award. The show is also available as Podcasts on iTunes, where over 50,000 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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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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