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Friday, April 11, 2008

Design Matters Today with Modern Dog

Poster by Modern Dog

Poster by Modern Dog

It is Friday again! That means that Design Matters is live at 3 PM ET. My guests today are Robynne Raye and Michael Strassburger of Modern Dog.

Since cofounding the design studio Modern Dog Design Co. in 1987, Robynne Raye has continued to do work for retail and entertainment companies—both local and national—and counts posters, packaging, and identity design as some of her favorite work. Her work has been exhibited internationally and her posters are in the permanent collections of museums around the world, including the Louvre (Rohan Marsan wing), the Library of Congress, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Denver Art Museum and the Warsaw National Museum. Robynne is an adjunct instructor at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle where she has been teaching upper lever design courses for 8 years.

Michael Strassburger has more than 20 years of professional experience in graphic and interactive design as one of the cofounders of Modern Dog Design Co. His work ranges from brand identity to package design to motion graphics to music composition. His work has been exhibited internationally and his posters are in the permanent collections of museums around the world, including the Louvre (Rohan Marsan wing), the Library of Congress, Experience Music Project, Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Warsaw National Museum. He currently teaches interactive design at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.

A partial list of Modern Dog's clients include: Adobe Systems Inc, Olive Green Dog Products, Nordstrom, Seattle Aquarium, Live Nation, HarperCollins, Shout! Factory, and Blue Q. a 20 year retrospective was published by Chronicle Books documenting Modern Dog's poster work

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 100,000 people now 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:

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

Lots of choices.

Everyone is welcome to call in live and toll free--the number is 1.866.472.5790.

1 Comments:

Blogger BillyC said...

This was my first Design Matters podcast. My friend Mig recommended it. I have to say that it is GREAT. I am hooked! Great Job Debbie

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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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