DesignChat

DesignChat
By Ryan McGovern
About this podcast
DesignChat is the best live Design discussion on the internet. Host Ryan McGovern invites Design rockstars to chat up the community for 1 hour a week!
Latest episodes
Sept. 10, 2015
The first time we've had three people on the show, Ryan Andrew and Aaron discuss many aspects of the show and blog. An idea was worked on to extend the content on the site. At DesignChat we believe that the community is what makes the discussion great, so we wanted to think about a way we could open a door to inclusiveness. We know that many of our friends are just as passionate about discussing design as we are, and have debates and chats daily. How great would it be if those chats could be captured and shared with the community? We would encourage people to record their conversations on their phone and submit them to the community chat page. The best chats would be released as a podcast episode. Then we moved on to talk about how there needs to be a better way to sign off the show. Given the example of The Nerdist Podcast that says, "Enjoy Your Burrito," we thought about what the DesignChat version of that could be. Ryan made a joke about "Enjoy Your Taco" and unbeknownst to him, Patrick Stewart had made that exact same joke on a recent episode of The Nerdist. Andrew brought up and idea to have the front page be a constant evolving chat that was spurred on by a rotating image possible served up by Behance. The image would be accompanied by a chat area that anyone could chime in to. Chat logs would exist as an on-going discussion. The content could then be published occasionally as a blog post. Two sites with great UX and discussion were mentioned: http://usepanda.com/ http://thetypefight.com/
Sept. 2, 2015
Andrew and Ryan discuss and brainstorm a bit about how the internship program should work. What should the positions be? What do the interns get? What will their responsibilities be? How will we get the word out? How will they apply for the job? Then they move on to more general topics about the website and the show in general. The idea that the show should have more recurring panel hosts was brought up, Andrew agrees to be one. They also started an idea bout how new content can be generated by asking people to record their own "design chats" with their phones. The next talk will be a brainstorm for new products.
Aug. 14, 2015
This is the first show that will share the behind the scenes work it takes get DesignChat back up and running. The full podcast officially relaunches in February of 2016, but I wanted to share what is happening behind the scenes as we build up to that moment. I surprised my good friend, Aaron Muñoz by tricking him into recording with me.
Feb. 18, 2013
Hailing from Ithaca, NY Tyler Finck began his creative explorations as a film student before turning to design. Now, he wields a dashing portfolio of interesting projects that range from music albums to font faces. Although we encounter some technical difficulty (lag) during our talk, he charms the audience with his unassuming demeanor.
Jan. 26, 2013
Brendan is a designer and photographer from Chicago. Through his passion for music, he tells us about his Kickstarter project to publish a photography book showcasing his group's best work. Lost In Concert is a web publication focused on the live music experience. We strive to capture once in a lifetime concert moments in photos and print in an effort to keep the concert experience alive forever.
Jan. 21, 2013
Brendan is a designer and photographer from Chicago. Through his passion for music, he tells us about his Kickstarter project to publish a photography book showcasing his group's best work. Lost In Concert is a web publication focused on the live music experience. We strive to capture once in a lifetime concert moments in photos and print in an effort to keep the concert experience alive forever.
Dec. 6, 2012
Jason Pamental has worked on the web since 1994. With a background in design and an intimate understanding of technology and its application on the web, he has led creative and technical teams for NFL and America’s Cup teams, Fortune 25 and technology corporations and many other clients, serving in both creative and technical roles. A passionate advocate of web standards and accessibility, Jason embraces new developments in web typography and responsive design as the next logical evolution in usability, search and maintenance of complex web systems.
Nov. 19, 2012
Randy is currently Creative Director at Etsy. Prior to Etsy, he co-founded Supermarket, a curated design marketplace. Originally from Orlando, FL, he relocated to New York City to earn an MFA in Design from the School of Visual Arts. Randy was included in PRINT's New Visual Artists 2009 and STEP Inside Design's Field Guide To Emerging Talent 2008. His work has also been honored by the Type Directors Club, HOW, Communication Arts, the ONE show, and the American Advertising Association.
Nov. 14, 2012
I tease the Randy J Hunt episode of DesignChat by reading his Twitter feed in dramatic fashion. This may become a habit, it may not.
Nov. 12, 2012
Erik Marinovich is a letterer and designer based in San Francisco. He is a co-founder of friendsoftype.com and has worked for clients such as New York Times, New York Magazine, Newsweek, The Atlantic Monthly, Wired, Metropolis magazine, GAP, Diageo, Nike; while also freelancing for various studios such as: Landor, Brand Union, Greatworks, Anomaly in New York. He was recently named LetterCult’s Person of the Year 2011 and in 2012 co-founded Titlecase, a lettering and design studio with fellow letterer Jessica Hische.