6 Essential Podcasts Designers

6 Essential Podcasts for Designers

Podcast are an easy way to stay up-to-date on the design industry. Today it is so easy to discover and share these resources from a vast content universe. Here is a short list of six podcasts that I have grown to love. The first four help fill that well of design inspiration. The last two offer an escape.

Podcasts for Design Matters

Design Matters with Debbie Millman

Currently the longest running podcast covering design, each week Debbie Millman brings in a guest to talk about design or matters that affect the industry. She has been called “one of the most influential designers working today” by Graphic Design USA.

UX Podcast

For those passionate about bringing design, tech, and business together, explore topics beyond the normal day-to-day of UX. Get to the heart of why we make our design decisions.

Style Guide

This is a small collection of interviews hosted by Anna Debenham and Brad Frost. The website offers not only links for the interviews, but great resources such as tools, books, and templates.

Featuring Local Designers

AIGA Pittsburgh

Creative Briefs and its hosts, Anastasia Lanz and John DeGore, covers the aspects of what inspires and motivates creatives. This is a great way for designers, who are new to their careers, to see how veterans avoid burn out and sustain their creativity.

Looking into the Startup World

Startup

This is not specifically for designers, but it gives us a look into where we could work. Startup follows what it’s really like to create and work for a startup. We have an intimate look into how founders struggle with bringing their ideas to life.

I hope you enjoy these resources. I find that they have been valuable for sharpening my design skills as well as exercising my curiosity. If you have any podcasts not on this list that you would like to recommend, please add them to the comments below.

Looking for more resources? Check out my post on the top inspirational designers to follow.



Matt Eng

UX Research Team Lead at IBM Design. Based in Austin,TX. Worked with clients such as Alcatel-Lucent, Ogilvy, RBC, Deloitte, Whirlpool, Polycom, Symantec, and Pebble. Matt teaches, mentors, and speaks about design, creativity, and fostering stronger connections within teams.

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