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Debbie Millman      

Writer, Educator, Artist, Brand Consultant & Host of the Radio Show "Design Matters"

Debbie Millman is a writer, educator, artist, brand consultant and host of the radio show Design Matters.

Millman has worked in the design business for over 25 years. She was previously the President of the design division at Sterling Brands, a position she held for over 20 years. In that time, she worked on the redesign of over 200 global brands.

Millman previously served President Emeritus of the AIGA, the largest professional association for design. She has also been a contributing editor and the creative director at Print Magazine, a design writer at and Chair of the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 2005, she began hosting the first weekly radio talk show about design on the Internet. The podcast is titled “Design Matters with Debbie Millman” and in 2015, iTunes designated it one of the best podcasts of the year. On "Design Matters," she features interviews with well-known designers, artists and cultural leaders. Previous guests on the podcast have included Lawrence Weiner, Barbara Kruger, Malcolm Gladwell and Massimo Vignelli. In 2011, "Design Matters" was awarded a Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award.

Millman is the author of several books on design including 2011's “Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits,” 2009's “Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design" and 2007's “How To Think Like A Great Graphic Designer."

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Why We Brand, Why We Buy

Why We Brand, Why We Buy is an entertaining sociological, scientific and anthropological overview of why humans buy and brand things.


Interview with Debbie Millman on her Limited Edition DeckStarter ...

Jun 4, 2014 ... These limited edition playing cards designed by Debbie Millman exhibit the poetic beauty of her bold and experimental hand-set typography.

Debbie Millman's Personalized HOW Design Live | HOW Design

Apr 24, 2014 ... HOW partner Debbie Millman weighs in on what she has planned at this year's HOW Design Live - from sessions she's attending to her dining ...

Debbie Millman Speaks Tickets, Cincinnati - Eventbrite

Jul 25, 2014 ... Eventbrite - AIGA Cincinnati presents Debbie Millman Speaks - Friday, July 25, 2014 at Rhinegeist Brewery, Cincinnati, OH. Find event and ...

Fail Safe by Debbie Millman | Cynthia Indriso, Enlightened ...

Feb 17, 2014 ... We find now an inspiring time time to listen to Debbie Millman's heartening commencement speech, which was delivered to the graduating ...

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