Date(s) - Tue. Sep. 19, 2023
Debbie Millman (Host)
Named “one of the most creative people in business” by Fast Company, and “one of the most influential designers working today” by Graphic Design USA, Debbie Millman is also an illustrator, author, educator, curator, and host of Design Matters, one of the first and longest running podcasts in the world. Millman has interviewed nearly 500 of the most creative people in the world over the past 18 years. Design Matters won a 2011 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. In addition, the show has been nominated for ten Webby Awards, and has won two.
Debbie is the author of seven books, including three collections of interviews that have extended the ethos and editorial vision of Design Matters to the printed page: How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer and Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits. Both books have been published in over 10 languages. Her most recent book, Why Design Matters: Conversations with the World’s Most Creative People, was published by Harper Collins in 2022. She is also the co-owner and Editorial Director of PrintMag.com. Debbie co-founded the world’s first graduate program in branding at the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2010. Now in its 13th year, the program has achieved international acclaim. Debbie is also President Emeritus of AIGA, one of five women to hold the position in the organization’s 100-year history and was awarded a lifetime achievement award from AIGA in 2019.
Bio Roxane Gay (Special Guest)
Roxane Gay’s writing is widely published. She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. She is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, the New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, the nationally bestselling Difficult Women and the New York Times bestselling Hunger. Her collection, Opinions, will be out in October. She is also the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. She is at work on television and film projects. She also has a newsletter, The Audacity and once had a podcast, The Roxane Gay Agenda.
Debbie Millman: https://www.debbiemillman.com/
Roxane Gay: https://www.roxanegay.com