As host of the long-running podcast "Design Matters," Debbie Millman illuminates the creative processes of some of our era's most intriguing artists, designers and icons. She is the founder and chair of the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

Why you should listen

Designer, author, artist and educator Debbie Millman is the host of the podcast Design Matters, where she's interviewed more than 400 thought leaders, including Marina Abramovic, Steven Pinker, Milton Glaser, Malcolm Gladwell, Shepard Fairey, Barbara Kruger, Amanda Palmer and Alain de Botton.

Millman is the author of six books, including two collections of interviews that explore how design impacts our lives: How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer and Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits. Millman is president emeritus of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, one of only five women to hold the position in the organization's 100-year history, and founded the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, the first program of its kind in the world.

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Live from TED2020

Listening to nature: Notes from Session 1 of TED2020

May 22, 2020

TED looks a little different this year, but much has also stayed the same. The TED2020 mainstage program kicked off Thursday night with a session of talks, performances and visual delights from brilliant, creative individuals who shared ideas that could change the world — and stories of people who already have. But instead of convening in […]

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Live from TEDWomen

Meaning Seekers: Notes from Session 5 of TEDWomen 2019

December 6, 2019

Session 5 of TEDWomen 2019 is all about seeking meaning: in our political lives, creative lives, healthcare systems, criminal justice and beyond. The event: TEDWomen 2019, Session 5: Meaning Seekers, hosted by Helen Walters and Anna Verghese When and where: Thursday, December 5, 2019, 5pm PT, at La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, […]

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