In this conversational series with female designers across the globe, we will explore unique and personal stories about career challenges, cultures, creative outlets and the struggles faced when trading creativity for money.
This podcast engages design's kind and kindred souls—those women who crave collaboration and seek to combat isolation and insecurity through story telling and knowledge sharing.
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06 March 2014
In the realm of academia, there is little room for rap songs about typography. Using charisma and charm, Natalie Davis manages to squeeze it into her classroom. She's an Assistant Professor of Communication Design at Texas State University and a curious explorer of pattern and texture. Natalie and I discuss the importance of process, the influence of her Lebanese background, and how she approaches making money with her craft.
27 February 2014
Kelsey Dzintars, a designer and a painter, grew up in South Dakota with big dreams of city life. However, the pull of the mountains of Montana was just too great. She's now the lead designer at Outlaw Partners, an agency based in Big Sky. Behind her sweet persona is an alter-ego—Betty Rage, a roller derby gal! In this episode, I explore how Kelsey's physical pursuits have affirmed other areas of her life, from giving her a new confidence, to providing a link to her community.
20 February 2014
By day, Megan Cook is a designer in the sales coaching world. By night, she morphs into a professor, passionate about an unusual crowd. Her teaching transforms lives through design and empowers a forgotten population. We explore the various challenges she faces in this unusual setting, how being a smart-ass makes her well equipped, and her insistence on teaching design fundamentals.
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13 February 2014
A Seattle native, Deborah Brown visited Israel during high school and didn't really leave until after college. Her journey—from art school in Hebrew, to starting a design career in the United States, has been one that's frequently seen change. We discuss her rediscovery as a creative, overcoming personal roadblocks, and getting over yourself.