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Larrie King has a really interesting vantage point in the design community. As an assistant professor of design at Kent State University, he teaches the next generation of designers to take on the challenges of our ever-changing world. And as creative director of Glyphix Studio, he oversees projects and keeps clients happy. It’s the best of both worlds!

We spent a good bit of our conversation talking about design education and how he manages both of his roles at KSU. We also spoke on diversity in the design industry, his design influences, and his current work with Lifewater International. Larrie’s message of inclusion is really important for designers everywhere, and I’m glad to speak to someone that’s really doing the work and paving the way for the future!


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July has been such an amazing month, and I’m so excited to celebrate our 150th episode with a conversation with the incomparable Ashleigh Axios. She’s an international speaker, a strategic creative, a member of the national board of directors for AIGA, president emeritus for AIGA DC, and is the former creative director for the White House under President Obama’s administration. Whoa!

We talked about the work Ashleigh’s done during her tenure at the White House, and she shared which project challenged her the most as well as what it’s like actually working in such close proximity with some of the nation’s top officials. Ashleigh also gave her thoughts on whether the administration’s current focus on tech and design would continue into the future, and we went into her current work with AIGA. Ashleigh is a huge advocate for design’s ability to break barriers and create positive social change, and I think we will definitely see more from her in the future!

Here’s to 150 episodes!


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It’s our 125th episode, and I’m delighted to bring you this conversation with Kojo Boateng. Kojo’s a multidisciplinary designer with a background in graphic design and motion graphics probably most well-known for his tenure as design director for the award-winning ITV News in the United Kingdom.

We started off recapping his work for ITV News, and Kojo shared what makes great graphics for television and how color influences the news. From there, he shared what he’s focusing on now along with some of the people who have inspired him. It’s a really great opportunity to speak to someone who is a great designer and a great person as well. Enjoy!


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Last December, RadioShack named comedian and actor Nick Cannon as its chief creative officer. Cannon is one of several celebrities in recent years to assume a creative leadership role for a business brand. As a designer, one question was on my mind: What signal does it send to designers, art directors and creative directors who have climbed the corporate ladder at marketing and advertising agencies when celebrities like these are appointed to these roles?

But let’s answer this question first — what exactly does a creative director do?

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Darhil Crooks is the creative director for The Atlantic. He oversees the art direction of the magazine across print, online, and on mobile and tablet devices. His work has literally graced the covers of some the world’s most popular magazines, including Esquire, Ebony, and The Source.

Our conversation…wow…where to begin? Darhil walked me through a typical day for him at the magazine and we discussed what makes a good magazine cover as well as some of his older work. From there, he spoke on his time at SVA, the fundamentals to his success, the people who inspire him, and what he’s got in store for the future. I’m so glad to be able to share this conversation with you, so sit back and enjoy!


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