Year 02

Karen Gutowsky on Preparing for What’s Next

    On this episode, Karen Gutowsky-Zimmerman, a Professor of Visual Communication Design at Seattle Pacific University, talks about how to prepare students for the next step after graduation beyond the portfolio, how design can remain relevant in a world with...

Erin Kendig on Making Space to Work

    On this episode, Erin Kendig, a practicing fine artist and Managing Editor of ARCADE Magazine, talks about making space to work, ditching the five-year plan, and figuring out how you want to spend your time. CHAD: Erin Kendig, thank you for being on the show with...

Rebecca Stewart-Johnson on Persistence

    On this episode, Rebecca Stewart-Johnson, a Tacoma-based designer, talks about the work to get that first job, the bravery it takes to approach new people, and how to keep working and learning through life changes. JP: Rebecca Stewart-Johnson, thank you for coming...

Terry Marks on Impending Good

On this episode, Terry Marks, a Seattle-based designer and AIGA Fellow, talks about finding his way to design, balancing work to eat with work for good, and what we need to survive as designers today. CHAD: Terry Marks, thank you for joining us on This is Design...

Krista Fredricks on Merging Passions with Design

    On this episode, Krista Fredricks, a Seattle-based web designer, talks about the importance of internships, finding your dream job by merging your passion with design and the concept of designer as curator. JP: Krista Fredricks, thank you for being on This is...

Benjamin Shown Discusses Designing for the Future

      On this episode, Benjamin Shown, a Boston-based creative director, talks about the importance of establishing a design community, and how designing for the future is about making design invisible by bringing content and narratives to the foreground. CHAD: Ben...

Gage Mitchell & Jen Stewart on Sustainable Design

      On this episode, Gage Mitchell & Jennifer Stewart, partners at Modern Species in Seattle, Wash., talk about the complexity of and need for sustainable design in today’s world. And, how celebrating small wins can help when feeling overwhelmed while confronting...

Taylor Cox on Creative Constraints

On this episode, Taylor Cox, a letter press designer and book artist, talks about not being afraid to veer away from what your peers are doing, going all in when learning a new technique and what not to do when climbing inside a giant Heidelberg Press.   JP: Taylor...

Karen Cheng Talks Critique

On this episode, Karen Cheng, a Professor in the Division of Design at the University of Washington, discusses how she found her way to design and the value of critique, not only in education and work, but also in everyday life.   CHAD: What’s your backstory? Where...