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Friday, April 25, 2008

Design Matters Today with Designer and DJ Michael Hodgson

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It is Friday again! That means that Design Matters is live at 3 PM ET. My guest today is Designer and DJ Mick Hodgson of PhD. We will be broadcasting the annual Design Matters mostly music show, and Mick will be spinning a wide variety of excellent tunes.

Ph.D is a Santa Monica based graphic design office established in 1988 by designers Clive Piercy and Michael Hodgson. Over the years, it's client roster has included a diverse mix of Fortune 500 and innovative companies such as 20th Century Fox, Border Grill, Chronicle Books, Frederick Fisher & Partners, The Getty Foundation, Herman Miller, liveBooks, Nike, Nordstrom and The Rand Corporation. Noted for its crisp thinking, wit, clear expression and meticulous craft, Ph.D has garnered many awards nationally and internationally for the full range of graphic design work including brand identity systems, print advertising, exhibit design and web design, excelling in both consumer and business to business communication.

Today, Ph.D is led by principal Michael Hodgson, an advocate for sustainable design and a leader in the local and national design community. Michael studied at St. Martin's School of Art in London and graduated from Brighton College of Art in East Sussex, England in 1974. He was art director of Harpers & Queen magazine working with the legendary Willie Landels until 1979. Michael is President Emeritus of AIGA Los Angeles and now serves on the advisory boards of both the AIGA Los Angeles chapter and the AIGA Center For Sustainable Design. He has juried many national design and student scholarship competitions. Michael is married with three beautiful daughters, Lily, Maudie Rae and Lucie. When he is not working, he can often be found riding the roads and trails of his beloved Santa Monica Mountains.

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:

You can go here, through the Sterling link: http://www.sterlingbrands.com/ListenLive.html
Or you can go here, through the Voice America link: http://www.modavox.com/VoiceAmericaBusiness/
Or you can go here, through the Designers Who Blog link: http://www.designers-who-blog.com

MANY THANKS TO ADOBE FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF DESIGN MATTERS and to all of our wonderful listeners.

PLEASE NOTE: This will be our last live show until September when we will be back on the air for Season Five, Part II with guests Narciso Rodriguez, Steve Heller & Lita Talerico, Jeff Scher, Paul Sahre, Gary Panter & Helene Silverman, John Gall, Allan Chochinov, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, Natalia Ilyin, Chris Dixon and others.

As always, thank you for listening!

1 Comments:

Blogger Bill Grant said...

GIMME' MICK!!!

4/25/2008 02:28:00 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 FastCompany.com 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 DesignObserver.com. 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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