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Debbie Millman      

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

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

Debbie Millman has worked in the design business for over 25 years. She is President of the design division at Sterling Brands. She has been there for 17 years and in that time she has worked on the redesign of over 200 global brands.

Debbie is President Emeritus of the AIGA, the largest professional association for design. She is a contributing editor 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 show is titled “Design Matters with Debbie Millman” and it is now featured on In 2011, the show was awarded a Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award.

Debbie is the author of five books on design including “Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits,” (Allworth Press, 2011), “Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design,” (HOW Books, 2009) and “How To Think Like A Great Graphic Designer” (Allworth Press, 2007).

Design Matters by Debbie Millman features interviews with designers, artists and cultural leaders, including Lawrence Weiner, Barbara Kruger, Malcolm Gladwell, Eric Kandel, Stefan Sagmeister, John Maeda, Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones, Michael Arad, Milton Glaser, Massimo Vignelli, Paula Scher, Steven Heller, Jonah Lehrer, among others.

In 2011, Design Matters received the People’s Design Award from the prestigious Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards.

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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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