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Friday, February 06, 2009

4 Year Anniversary of Design Matters Today with Steve Heller and Lita Talarico

Book by Steve Heller and Lita Talarico

Joining me today on the Four Year Anniversary of Design Matters with Debbie Millman are Lita Talarico and Steven Heller!

Lita Talarico is the co-founder and co-chair (with Steven Heller) of the MFA Design as Author program at the School of Visual Arts. She has spent her career involved with art, architecture and design, and has held leadership positions with three notable institutions of higher education whose primary focus are those fields – Cooper Union, Purchase College and the School of Visual Arts. She has played significant administrative and organizational roles in prestigious conferences, including the Pritzker Architecture Prize, numerous publishing and competition ventures, and the selection of architects and designers for commissions. She has been a consultant to the General Services Administration and American Express Company, and has been a founding associate at Bill Lacy Design. She was the founding managing editor and project director for American Illustration and Photography. She is co-author of Design Career: Practical Knowledge for Beginning Illustrators and Designers, The Design Entrepreneur, and the forthcoming books Design School Confidential, Design Schools North America, and 100 Essentials for the Graphic Design Student.

Steven Heller is the co-founder and co-chair (with Lita Talarico) of the MFA Designer as Author program and co-founder of the MFA in Design Criticism and MFA in Interaction Design programs at the School of Visual Arts, New York. For 33 years he was an art director at the New York Times (28 of them as senior art director NY Times Book Review). He currently writes the “Visuals” column for the Book Review. He is editor of AIGA VOICE: Online Journal of Design and contributing editor to Print, EYE, Baseline, and ID magazines. He contributes to Design Observer and writes the DAILY HELLER blog for Print Magazine. He is the author of over 120 books on design and popular culture, including Design Literacy, Paul Rand, Anatomy of Design, Graphic Style, Stylepedia, The Design Entrepreneur, and most recently Iron Fists: Branding the Twentieth Century Totalitarian State. He is the recipient of the 1999 AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

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 it was voted 9th out of over 300 entries for the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum’s People’s Choice Award in 2007. The show is also available as Podcasts on iTunes, where over 100,000 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:

You can go here, through the Sterling link:

Or you can go here, through the Voice America link:

Or finally, you can listen to this show, or any of our previous shows, as a Podcast on iTunes, for free. To listen to the Podcasts, you can do either of the following:

Subscribe manually, by going to the iTunes advanced menu, then select
"Subscribe to Podcast," then enter the following: as the feed.

Or simply do a search on the iTunes music store Podcast directory for “Design Matters.”

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

Additional shows airing in February:

February 13th: Guest Host Nate Voss interviews Joe Duffy
February 20: Natalya Ilyin
February 27: Patrick Coyne

As always, thank you for listening!


Blogger a.parker said...

Congratulations on the 4 Year mark! Thanks for all of the work!

2/06/2009 04:12:00 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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