As a Designer, continuous learning is key.
Podcasts are an easy way to expand your horizons, keep up with trends, and learn from a wide variety of experts from the industry. They’re easy to listen to while you’re creating, making, commuting or on-the-go, and you’ll never fall short on ones to listen to – there’s plenty of them.
For happy listening, we’ve pulled together a list of our favourite podcasts on design.
Debbie Millman with Design Matters
Design Matters is the world’s first and longest-running podcast about design which is no surprise, really, considering some of the most influential and thought-provoking podcasts for us have come from Debbie and her stellar list of guests.
Debbie delves into the lives of industry-leading graphic designers, changes agents, artists, writers, and educators and unlocks stories, wisdom, and lessons learned over the course of her guests’ creative career. Design Matters is an insightful podcast which looks into the inner workings of the creative mind… Once you get started, you’ll have a hard time switching it off.
Founded in 2008 by Tina Rosa-Eisenberg, CreativeMorning started out as monthly breakfast lectures to inspire and inform the creative community in New York. The concept of it was simple: a free event for people to enjoy breakfast and hear a short talk on one Friday morning every month. It wasn’t long before the event turned into a global network, reaching creative communities in places such as the UK, Cape Town, Gurugram, Hong Kong and Berlin. The CreativeMornings podcasts take the talks that were shared during the events for you to listen to while you’re on the go. They’re a gift that keeps on giving…
“We believe in the power of community. We believe in giving a damn. We believe in face-to-face connections, in learning from others, in hugs and high-fives.”
Monocle: Section D
Monocle launched back in 2007 as a magazine to cover international affairs, business, culture, and design in a more global and optimistic way. They believed that there was a globally minded audience that was looking for opportunities and experiences in other cities outside of their own – an audience that were hungry to know about what was creating the best cities, about some of the business ventures coming out from the likes of Oslo, Milan, Peru and Sao Paulo, and the people who were benchmarking the quality in everything from media to hospitality.
Section D is Monocle’s podcast series that shares insights into everything you need to know about the world of design, from furniture to fashion and craft to architecture. Section D shares fresh stories, new finds, and designers as well as the latest news from the world’s most exciting studios.
Here’s a podcast that will serve as your “weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture.” 99% Invisible is a fantastic podcast that focuses each of its episodes on one, single unconventional topic at a time, treating the design of everyday objects that they discuss like a forensic science. If you love to learn, and you’re interested in design, history, city planning, social issues, or just general human experience, 99% Invisible is for you.
Creative Pep Talk
Podcast host, Andy J. Pizza has created an archive of interviews and talks with professionals from the industry to help listeners find their creative gift, develop it and then connect it with the audience that needs it most. Creative Pep Talk is a mix of practical advice and inspirational epiphanies, offering you learnings through personal experiences as well as alternative perspectives on creativity. The delivery is hilarious, insightful, and has a drizzle of vulnerability.
“We help you build a thriving creative career.”