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Friday, February 13, 2009

Design Matters Today with Guest Host Nate Voss interviewing Joe Duffy!

For the first time ever, Design Matters will have a very special guest host, the incredible Nate Voss. He will be interviewing the legendary Joe Duffy.

One of the most respected and sought after creative directors and thought leaders on branding and design, Joe Duffy has led award winning branding efforts for some highly admired companies including Aveda, Coca-Cola, Jack in the Box, Sony, Sub-Zero, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, The Islands of the Bahamas, Toyota and Wolfgang Puck. His work is regularly profiled in leading business, marketing and design publications and has been exhibited around the world.

Joe has served as founding chair of the Environmental Committee of the American Institute of Graphic Arts and on the boards of the AIGA, the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul MN, and the Minnesota State Arts Council. He is a member of the board of The One Club and has led their student design competitions in China for the past five years. He has been awarded the Legacy Medal from the AIGA for a lifetime of achievement in the field of visual communications and his first book, Brand Apart, was released in July 2005. In 2006, Joe was featured in Fast Company as one of the "fast 50" most influential people in the future of business.

Nate Voss is a designer, illustrator, talkshow host and design journalist. Working in Omaha since 2001, Nate served four years on the Board of Directors for AIGA Nebraska and currently teaches design for Metropolitan Community College. Nate has interviewed design luminaries such as Kit Hinrichs, Joe Duffy, Marian Bantjes, Chip Kidd, and many others. Currently, Nate's work can be seen at,, and at, where he maintains the thrice-weekly graphic design webcomic 1PT.Rule and the graphic design talkshow The Reflex Blue Show. Nate's work has appeared in HOW and STEP Inside Design magazines, the books Fingerprint: The Art of Using Hand-Made Elements in Graphic Design, and the upcoming 100 Habits of Successful Freelance Designers.

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Additional shows airing in February:

February 20: Natalya Ilyin
February 27: Patrick Coyne


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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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