Clever

de Jaime Derringer

a podcast about design

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Ep. 149: Creative Leader Brian Rice

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Designer Brian Rice currently serves as the Chief Brand and Design Officer for 3M. A self-identified “hybrid coast kid”, Brian was born in South Jersey and grew up in central Florida. A child of divorce, he acquired a greater appreciation for the different perspectives, culture, and environments he was exposed to from an early age. A curious student, he started down the engineering path but quickly realized that wasn’t the right fit, and switched to design. After college, he has worked for iconic brands such as Proctor & Gamble, The Coca-Cola Company, Georgia Pacific and Bristol Myers-Squibb. He understands design as an essential connective tissue, a powerful tool to create space for artistic expression and to embrace greater diversity and inclusion. Brian knows that if we use design as a force for good, we can not only move in the direction of justice, but we can create compelling, creative products for consumers worldwide.  Images, links and more from Brian! Clever is a proud member of the Airwave Media podcast network. Visit airwavemedia.com to discover more great shows. Many thanks to this episode’s sponsor: Dunn Edwards Paint The Dunn-Edwards Emerging Professionals Design Competition is calling all emerging professionals, currently enrolled students of architecture and interior design! This is the time to practice your developing skills in commercial and residential design categories and get rewarded. Two grand prize winners will each receive $3,000 cash. Beginner and advanced levels are encouraged to apply.  Submit now through August 6 at emergingprofessionalsprogram.com to earn your bragging rights! Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you! Clever is hosted by Amy Devers and produced by 2VDE Media, with editing by Rich Stroffolino, production assistance from Laura Jaramillo and music by El Ten Eleven. Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

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Clever Presents: Wireframe - Does Peloton’s design actually help you exercise more?

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In this special episode we’re introducing listeners to another podcast, Wireframe from Adobe. Hosted by Khoi Vinh, Principal Designer at Adobe and one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, it’s a show made for creative professionals: graphic designers, UX designers, illustrators, typographers, artists, and activists, but also for anyone who just likes to understand, on a granular level, how the world works. This episode dives into the UX design of the “connected fitness” movement and brings listeners an entertaining and informative exploded view of how UX is a driving force in shaping our culture.  Many thanks to this episode’s sponsors: Wireframe Wireframe is a podcast all about creativity and design, hosted by Khoi Vinh, Principal Designer at Adobe and one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business. It’s a show made for creative professionals: graphic designers, UX designers, illustrators, typographers, artists, activists, and for the design-curious who appreciate the way creativity impacts the world around us. Listen now!  Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you! Clever is hosted by Amy Devers and produced by 2VDE Media, with editing by Rich Stroffolino, production assistance from Ilana Nevins and music by El Ten Eleven. Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

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Ep. 148: Entrepreneurial Raconteur John Edelman

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Former CEO of Design Within Reach and business consultant, John Edelman grew up on a horse farm in Connecticut. The youngest of 6, his childhood was filled with love, surrounded by his parents’ big dreams, in a home filled with visitors, from Andy Warhol to fashion executives. A hustler and daredevil from an early age, he excelled at flipping cars and riding dirt bikes but struggled in school. After college, John joined the family leather business, sorting buffalo skins in Thailand, worked for his brother at Esprit, and lived in Brazil to work in the shoe business. From 2010 - 2019 John served as CEO of Design Within Reach, during his tenure he pulled the company out of a downward spiral, transformed it into the world leader in authentic design, and led a highly publicized sale to Herman Miller. Now, Co-Founder of Fourth & Pride vodka, John’s life has been one great story after another - from adventure to romance, hardships to triumph, and a future that looks just as thrilling.  Images, links and more from John Edelman! Clever is a proud member of the Airwave Media podcast network. Visit airwavemedia.com to discover more great shows. Many thanks to this episode’s sponsors: The Dunn-Edwards Emerging Professionals Design Competition is calling all emerging professionals, currently enrolled students of architecture and interior design! This is the time to practice your developing skills in commercial and residential design categories and get rewarded. Two grand prize winners will each receive $3,000 cash. Beginner and advanced levels are encouraged to apply. Submit now through August 6 at emergingprofessionalsprogram.com to earn your bragging rights! Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you! Clever is hosted by Amy Devers and produced by 2VDE Media, with editing by Rich Stroffolino, production assistance from Ilana Nevins and Anouchka Stephan, and music by El Ten Eleven. Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

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Ep. 147 Creativity & Career: Designing Opportunities

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On May 12, to kick off WantedDesign Online 2021’s online International Schools Show, host Amy Devers sat down with three brilliant, inspiring thought-leaders to discuss opportunities, advice, and insight for design students' next steps. Amy was joined by Natalie Nixon, Founder of Figure 8 Thinking; Diane Domeyer, Executive Director of The Creative Group; and Rosanne Somerson, President of RISD. The conversation looks beyond the portfolio to frame the value of creative training, stresses the importance of curiosity, and reminds us that the career path is itself a creative endeavor. With their creative tool kits, design students have everything they need to design their own opportunities.  Images, links and more! Many thanks to this episode’s sponsors: Dunn-Edwards  The Dunn-Edwards Emerging Professionals Design Competition is calling all emerging professionals, currently enrolled students of architecture and interior design! This is the time to practice your developing skills in commercial and residential design categories and get rewarded. Two grand prize winners will each receive $3,000 cash. Beginner and advanced levels are encouraged to apply.  Submit now through August 6 at www.dunnedwards.com/clever to earn your bragging rights! Storyblocks Video can be expensive and time-consuming, and that’s where Storyblocks can do the heavy lifting. Whether you’re a new or experienced creator, or part of a creative team, Storyblocks will help you bring all your stories to life through their affordable stock subscription plans. Browse a huge library of more than 1 million high-quality stock assets, including: 4K/HD footage, After Effects and Premiere Pro templates, music, images, sound effects, and more. These assets are royalty-free, so you can use your downloaded content anywhere for commercial and personal use. To start your Unlimited All-Access Plan, head on over to storyblocks.com/clever.  Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you! Clever is hosted by Amy Devers and produced by 2VDE Media, with editing by Rich Stroffolino, production assistance from Ilana Nevins and Anouchka Stephan, and music from El Ten Eleven. Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

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Ep. 146: Roman Alonso of Commune Design

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Principal of Commune Design, Roman Alonso grew up in Caracas Venezuela, often traveling around in a motorhome with his family to escape to nature, before moving to Miami as a teenager. He attended Boston University, with the underlying fantasy of getting to New York. After college, he got a job at Barney’s in New York, wrote for the style section of The New York Times, and started a publishing company, Greybull Press. Commune was founded in 2004 in Los Angeles and since then Roman and partner Steven Johanknecht have grown it into a vibrant community of creatives, a Commune Shop, and impressive international hospitality projects, including many Ace Hotels, that have the adventurous, warm spirit Roman brings to everything he does.

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Ep. 145: Sculptor Jonathan Trayte

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Sculptor and furniture designer Jonathan Trayte, a native of Yorkshire, UK, spent his early childhood in a campervan with his family in rural southern South Africa. Back in the UK, his childhood was filled with weekend picnics in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, sparking his love for sculpture. He went to Canterbury for his BFA and worked in kitchens on the side, a job that continues to influence his work today. Jonathan graduated from the Royal Academy in Art and was quickly met with success around his bronze sculptures but was itching to experiment more. And experiment he certainly has - from collaborating with Kit Neale on a café commissioned by the British Fashion Council to creating a desert road-trip inspired show at Friedman Benda, he melds together materials, concepts, and memories to create exceptional works of art.  Images, links and more from Jonathan Trayte! Many thanks to this episode’s sponsors: EditorX EditorX is a platform built specifically for designers, where you can create complex sites while feeling like you’re working on visual design software, in which you get total CSS control powered by smooth drag & drop. Editor X is developer level control in a designer’s world, with the bonus of integrated business solutions, allowing your sites to be works of art while serving the needs of any type of business. Discover the new standard in web design at EditorX.com  StoryBlocks Video can be expensive and time-consuming, and that’s where StoryBlocks can do the heavy lifting. Whether you’re a new or experienced creator, StoryBlocks will help you bring your stories to life through their affordable stock subscription plans. Browse a huge library of more than 1 million high-quality stock assets, including: 4K/HD footage, After Effects, Premiere Pro templates and more. These assets are royalty-free, so you can use your downloaded content anywhere. To start your Unlimited All-Access Plan, visit storyblocks.com/clever.  Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you! Clever is hosted by Amy Devers and produced by 2VDE Media, with editing by Rich Stroffolino, production assistance from Ilana Nevins and Anouchka Stephan, and music by El Ten Eleven. Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

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Ep. 144: Civic and Service Designer Sarah Brooks

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Civic and service designer Sarah Brooks grew up in Manhattan, the daughter of an actress and doctor. With a voracious imagination, she spent her days running around with the neighborhood kids or watching her mom on stage. As a teenager, she found her tribe in the punk rock scene, inspired by the DIY attitude and creative expression. After getting started professionally in TV production, sudden and profound tragedy struck, sending Sarah’s life on a radical detour through grief, healing, and rebuilding herself. The journey led her to a greater appreciation for emotional honesty, human connection and presence - qualities she also brings to her creative work as design executive at IBM, and as an advocate for social impact and regenerative design. Images, links and more from Sarah Brooks! Many thanks to this episode’s sponsors: Porkbun If you’ve ever tried to find the perfect url for your design firm or freelance practice, you’re probably painfully aware of how many domain names are already taken. That’s why we’re excited about porkbun.com‘s offer for a free .design domain. When you register at Porkbun.com you’ll get your first year completely free, along with free email hosting, free SSL security, free site builder, and free WHOIS privacy. Go to porkbun.com and use coupon code “CLEVERPODCAST”. Yellow Images Yellow Images is the number one marketplace of 40K high-quality premium mockups, creative fonts, Images 360°, and a creative store full of amazing graphic assets like lettering, icons, illustrations, pattern, textures, presets, brushes, UX & UI kits, and more. Use promo code CLEVER30 to get a 30% discount on your purchase right here. Don’t miss out! These coupons are limited, so first come - first served. EditorX EditorX is a platform built specifically for designers, where you can create complex sites while feeling like you’re working on visual design software, in which you get total CSS control powered by smooth drag & drop. Editor X is developer level control in a designer’s world, with the bonus of integrated business solutions, allowing your sites to be works of art while serving the needs of any type of business. Discover the new standard in web design at EditorX.com  Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you! Clever is hosted by Amy Devers and produced by 2VDE Media, with editing by Rich Stroffolino, production assistance from Ilana Nevins and music by El Ten Eleven. Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

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Clever Ep. 143: Industrial Designer Edward Barber

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Designer Edward Barber grew up in a small UK village running around with his brothers, making tree houses, bows and arrows, and drawing. As a teenager, he fell in love with sailing, fixing boats, and photography. He eventually landed in the architecture program at Royal College of Art where in the first week he met Jay Osgerby. The two became fast friends, collaborators and founding partners of Barber Osgerby. In the early years, with some “engineered luck” in the form of Giulio Cappellini, Edward and Jay were fast-tracked in the world of international furniture design. Since then, they’ve gone on to found Universal, an architecture and interior design studio, and Map, focused on tech and industrial design. Having designed everything from stacking chairs with a dynamic tilt aimed at improved learning in schools, to experiential sound installations... carving out his own path has worked out just fine!

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Ep. 142: Pioneer of Wearable Technology Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman

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Product designer Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman, grew up in rural New Hampshire in a family with a rich tradition of craft. By the second grade, she was making all her own clothes and knew how to use all the power tools in her grandfather’s woodshop. Her high school track coach worked for Nike, which meant the team got to test out the goods and she had a front row seat to the R&D of performance wearables. She’s racked up over 25 years of experience designing products for athletes at companies like Nike, Champion and Fila. Now, as founder of Interwoven Design Group, she combines her expertise in wearable technology and functional apparel for clients ranging from startups to NASA, and runs circles around mere earthlings designing award-winning human-centered environments for outer space with SEArch+ (Space Exploration Architects.) And yep, she burns fiercely and brightly, just like the superstar she is.

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Ep.141: Hip Hop Architect Michael Ford

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Michael Ford is the designer and activist known as The Hip Hop Architect. Born in Highland Park, Michigan the son of a minister, Michael was raised to be inquisitive and question the world around him to find deeper truth. Early on, he found his passion for design and music, expanding it into a practice of architecture and design through the lens of Hip Hop culture. This led to his founding of The Hip Hop Architecture Camp®, a camp that positions Hip Hop Culture as a catalyst to introduce architecture and design to underrepresented youth. He’s also working with some of Hip Hop's greatest names as he leads the design of The Universal Hip Hop Museum in The Bronx.

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Ep. 140: Creative Reaction Lab CEO Antionette Carroll

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Designer Antionette Carroll, born, raised, and based in St. Louis, Missouri, is a natural born leader who has been on a mission since day one. She’s the founder of Creative Reaction Lab, a nonprofit educating and deploying youth to challenge racial and health inequities impacting Black and Latinx populations. Antionette co-pioneered an award-winning form of creative problem solving called Equity-Centered Community Design and in doing so has received several recognitions and awards including being named an ADL and Aspen Institute Civil Society Fellow, TED Fellow, SXSW Community Service Honoree, and Essence Magazine Woke 100, among many others. She’s also a classic Taurus, the mother of twins, a fan of Mexican food, and a proud granddaughter!

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Ep. 139 Clever Extra - Light. Space. Emotion.

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Lighting design plays an enormous role in supporting mood, feelings, perceptions and even human connection and romance. In this time when we’re suffering the side effects caused by extreme deprivation of social interaction and human connection we thought it would be a beautiful thing to talk about how lighting can be designed to soothe our minds, uplift our spirits and help us find clarity, depth and meaning in our day, in our surroundings, in ourselves. To help us visualize and understand both the science and the poetry of lighting design we talked to two experts at the top of the lighting game: Drew Stuart, Field Director and Partner at multi-disciplinary architecture and design studio, INC, and Cecilia Ramos, Senior Director - Architectural Market for Lutron Electronics. This conversation is brought to you by Lutron, and was recorded in October of 2020 as part of CLOSEUP, a live & virtual two-day design showcase event presented by WantedDesign Manhattan and ICFF.

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Ep.138: Creative Strategist Natalie Nixon

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Dr. Natalie Nixon grew up in Philadelphia playing double dutch and hopscotch on the street. Listening to jazz with her dad and exploring art with her mother taught her the value of improvisation and emotional resonance. Flexing her academic excellence while also being subjected to racial bigotry and red lining helped to hone her ability to see systems and span boundaries. Her experiences are vast and varied, from running a hat business in New York city to earning her PhD in Design Management in London. Today she's the president of Figure 8 Thinking, a Creative Strategy & Design Research consultancy that helps leaders apply creativity & foresight to achieve transformative business results, and the author of The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation, and Intuition at Work.

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Ep. 137 Biden/Harris Campaign Creative Director Robyn Kanner

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Robyn Kanner’s personal story is twisty and beautifully American. Largely self-taught, she fought hard to find her voice, and has battled bullies, addiction and self-doubt on her path to purpose. She, alongside Carahna Magwood, led a design team that effectively imbued the Biden Harris ticket with an uplifting, hopefulness that stressed reliability, inclusive values and unification. From the hot pink Biden & Lady Gaga promos, to unifying red-blue gradients. Robyn’s is a story of acceptance, healing, hard work, creativity and community - and feels as bright and hopeful as a victory gradient. Many thanks to this episode’s sponsors: Helix and Yellow Images

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Clever Confidential Ep. 2: The Supernatural Beginnings of The Bradbury Building

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In the heart of downtown Los Angeles sits Hollywood’s undisputed architectural superstar — the Bradbury Building. The imposing structure’s character is definitive. Its origin story, however, is much murkier… How did a young draftsman design one of the most remarkable buildings in the world? Why did he never again do anything of note? Or did he? Was all his creativity spent on this one masterpiece? Was this a case of stolen intellectual property? Or could this have even been a brush with the supernatural? Clever Confidential is our offshoot series where we dig into the lesser told stories of the darker side of design; the shadowy, sometimes sordid, tales hiding under a glossy top coat of respectable legacy. Many thanks to this episode’s guest experts Kim Cooper and Richard Schave!

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Ep. 6: Jonathan Adler [Rebroadcast]

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We hope you're all enjoying a happy and healthy end to an extremely challenging year. We'll be back with an exciting new year of episodes in 2021. Until then, enjoy this rebroadcast from the archives! Potter and home decor mogul, Jonathan Adler reveals to Jaime and Amy how he found refuge from a tortured adolescence in clay and the potter’s wheel, and then how getting out from behind the wheel engendered a personal creative explosion. He also shares the origin of his very first store in Soho, and the story behind the design of the Parker Palm Springs. Images and more from our guest! Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you! Clever is created, hosted and produced by Amy Devers and Jaime Derringer, aka 2VDE Media, with music from El Ten Eleven and editing by Chris Modl. Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

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Ep. 136: Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

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Airbnb Co-Founder & CEO, Brian Chesky, grew up playing hockey and asking Santa for poorly designed toys so he could redesign them. A self-described “peculiar” kid obsessed with art, no one pegged him as a future CEO. He studied industrial design at RISD where he also met his future business partner. After soaring global success, Airbnb, having suffered dramatic losses due to coronavirus, is getting back to its creative values and making meaningful contributions in the modern crisis of connection. For images and more from Brian Chesky, read the show notes! Thanks to our amazing sponsors... Skillshare Interested in learning a new skill or honing an existing passion? Or, maybe you’re like me—super curious, creative and looking for new ways to express your ideas. Skillshare is the perfect resource to do just that. Skillshare is an online learning community for everyone: whether you’re a beginner or a pro. And they’re giving Clever listeners a free trial of their Premium Membership! Take the next step of your creative journey at Skillshare.com/Clever2. Yellow Images Yellow Images is the number one marketplace of 40K high-quality premium mockups, creative fonts, Images 360°, and a creative store full of amazing graphic assets like lettering, icons, illustrations, pattern, textures, presets, brushes, UX & UI kits, and more. Use promo code CLEVER30 to get a 30% discount on your purchase right here. Don’t miss out! These coupons are limited, so first come - first served. Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you! Clever is hosted by Amy Devers and produced by 2VDE Media, with editing by Rich Stroffolino, production assistance from Laura Jaramillo and music by El Ten Eleven. Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

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Ep. 135: Wickedly Smart & Clever: 2020's Best Moments

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2020 has been a rollercoaster, but we’re thankful that in such a turbulent year we were still able to have so many inspiring voices on the show. As we approach the end of the year, we wanted to share some of our favorite moments, covering themes of self-discovery, believing in and staying true to one’s creative self; the importance of building a design community with true diversity; and remembering that design and creativity are key to solving a problem, no matter how complex or pervasive.  Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you! Clever is hosted by Amy Devers and produced by 2VDE Media, with editing by Rich Stroffolino, production assistance from Laura Jaramillo and music by El Ten Eleven. Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

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Ep. 42: Paola Antonelli [Rebroadcast]

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No new episode this week, but be sure to enjoy this classic from the archives! MoMA’s senior curator of Architecture & Design, Paola Antonelli, grew up steeped in the design culture of Milan and developed a sense of fearlessness from frequent travels to foreign lands. After studying architecture in school she landed in the curatorial arts without even aiming for it. She talks to Amy and Jaime about how she views objects as lenses for understanding the complexity of the built world and her passionate belief that cultural institutions, like museums, are the R&D of society. *Swoon* Images and more from our guest! Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you! Clever is created, hosted and produced by Amy Devers and Jaime Derringer, aka 2VDE Media, with music from El Ten Eleven and editing by Chris Modl and Tai Navares. Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

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Ep. 134: Clever Extra - Unpacking Danish Design’s Timeless Appeal

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In this Clever Extra we teamed up with Carl Hansen & Son to unpack society's long-term love for Danish Design. Known for exceptional craftsmanship and an alluringly clean, organic aesthetic, many of the now-iconic pieces of the Danish Modern era were initially too avant-garde for Danes, and found their foothold in the US market. Carl Hansen & Son’s director, Erik Hansen, and Principal of Commune, Roman Alonso, break down the enduring appeal of Danish Design and its mark on our global design consciousness. See images and read the show notes To learn more about Carl Hansen & Son, visit carlhansen.com. Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you! Clever is hosted by Amy Devers and produced by 2VDE Media, with editing by Rich Stroffolino, production assistance from Laura Jaramillo, and music by El Ten Eleven. Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

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Ep. 15: Sandy Chilewich [Rebroadcast]

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We'll be back with a new episode soon, until then, enjoy this classic episode from the archives! Textile product designer and entrepreneur Sandy Chilewich regales Amy and Jaime with tales of growing up in Rotterdam, being a child of the ‘60s and finding her way to founding the very successful Hue leg wear company. Now, as the head of Chilewich Sultan, she candidly shares the trials and triumphs that have informed her wisdom - including a panic attack at the public speaking podium. Sadly, no scotch was involved in this interview.  Images and more from our guest! Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you! Clever is created, hosted and produced by Amy Devers and Jaime Derringer, aka 2VDE Media, with music from El Ten Eleven and editing by Chris Modl. Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.  

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Ep. 41: Ini Archibong [Rebroadcast]

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We're digging into the archives to bring you a classic episode this week, enjoy! Product designer Ini Archibong grew up taking things apart with little success putting them back together, and cutting class to throw pottery. After a false-start in business school, he taught himself CAD, philosophy, and mathematics until he serendipitously found himself apprenticing an architect. That led to a degree from Art Center and discovering a love of designing furniture. Now he lives and works in Switzerland where he recently obtained a Master’s in Luxury (listen to find out what that means!). Images and more from our guest! Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you! Clever is created, hosted and produced by Amy Devers and Jaime Derringer, aka 2VDE Media, with music from El Ten Eleven and editing by Chris Modl. Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

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Ep. 133: Design Not Guns

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This is the story of how design is making the world a better place, one street at a time, in the most impoverished gang ravaged neighborhoods in El Salvador. Recorded in May 2020 during WantedDesign Manhattan’s Online Conversation Series, designer Roberto Juárez, co-founder of Lero Studio in San Salvador, discusses how he is helping 10- to 15-year-old at-risk children to embrace design rather than gang membership. Roberto is joined by Bernhardt Design’s Jerry Helling and our very own Amy Devers. Many thanks to this episode’s sponsors: LL Flooring LL Flooring offers over 400 floors in both the latest styles and timeless looks, from hardwood and laminate to waterproof flooring. There’s a floor for any style and every budget. These are the floors homes are built on. Visit the experts at your local store or go to LLflooring.com/pro to learn more today. Polish Cultural Institute New York  The POLKI Hidden Power exhibition is organized by The Spirit of Poland foundation and WantedDesign NY, in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York. It is on view until December 15, 2020 at https://www.wanteddesignnyc.com/polki-hidden-power/ To learn more about the Polish Cultural Institute New York, visit polishculture-nyc.org.  Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk All past Clever episodes are available here in our archive. (Free, of course!) If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you! Please fill out Clever’s listener survey. Thank you for your input! Clever is hosted by Amy Devers and produced by 2VDE Media, with editing by Rich Stroffolino, and music from El Ten Eleven. Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

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Ep. 132 Artist Malene Barnett

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Malene Barnett is an artist, activist, speaker and legacy maker working in one-of-a-kind ceramic sculptures and bespoke textiles. Raised in Norwalk, Connecticut, she’s an authority on the cultural traditions and practices of art in the African diaspora and how it translates into the modern black experience. She founded the Black Artists + Designers Guild, and is on a mission to use art as a tool to expand the conversation around marginalization in the arts and create greater opportunities for inclusion . Many thanks to this episode’s sponsors: Skillshare Interested in learning a new skill or honing an existing passion? Or, maybe you’re like me—super curious, creative and looking for new ways to express your ideas. Skillshare is the perfect resource to do just that. Skillshare is an online learning community for everyone: whether you’re a beginner or a pro. And they’re giving Clever listeners a free trial of their Premium Membership! Take the next step of your creative journey at Skillshare.com/Clever2. Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you! Clever is hosted by Amy Devers and produced by 2VDE Media, with editing by Rich Stroffolino, production assistance from Laura Jaramillo, and music by El Ten Eleven. Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

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Ep. 54: Eric Quint [Rebroadcast]

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Eric Quint, Chief Design Officer of 3M, incubated a lifelong habit of design thinking in youth at the family kitchen table. After studying engineering and industrial design he embarked on a distinguished career at Philips where he evolved from designer to design leader. Now, as the first CDO of 3M, he’s a champion of collaborative creativity and spends his energy in the exciting and painful job of pushing the front edge of progress. Oh, and he’s a jazz guy—find out how that influences his leadership style. Images and more from our guest! Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you! Clever is created, hosted and produced by Amy Devers and Jaime Derringer, aka 2VDE Media, with music from El Ten Eleven and editing by Alex Perez. Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

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Ep. 131: Interior Designer Kara Mann

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Born and raised in Chicago IL, Kara Mann was steeped in an environment of creativity, elegance, and resourcefulness. An entrepreneur at heart, Kara would sell CDs to fund projects and lie about her age to work restaurant shifts. Now she runs her own studio and has racked up clients like Virgil Abloh, Goop and several luxury hotels. She’s just launched a collection with CB2 and a line of home essentials called Kept. The wall street journal aptly calls her a “spark plug in the world of design.” Images, links and more from Kara Mann! Many thanks to this episode’s sponsors: Lutron Lutron is reinventing the way you experience light with Ketra. With Lutron’s advanced lighting Ketra, you can bring the outdoors in, with light that shifts throughout the day like the sun and re-creates the warmth of incandescent lighting. View Ketra in action and get a virtual “Magic of Light” demo, live from their NYC Experience Center, plus explore projects, installations and more at podcast.ketra.com. Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you! Clever is hosted by Amy Devers and produced by 2VDE Media, with editing by Rich Stroffolino, and music from El Ten Eleven. Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

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Ep. 75: Lauren Makk [Rebroadcast]

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Please enjoy one of our classic episodes from the archives this week! Interior designer and TV personality Lauren Makk grew up in the south, fluffing other people’s pillows, painting murals on train cars under cover of darkness, and rolling with her car crew Ill-usion. As a little girl, Julia Sugarbaker on TV’s Designing Women was Lauren’s career role model. Years later, she is also a designer on TV! She’s made her mark on Trading Spaces, FABLife, and Home Made Simple. She’s building an empire, leaving a legacy, and dreaming of giving the White House a “Makk-over.” Images and more from our guest! Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you! Clever is created, hosted and produced by Amy Devers and Jaime Derringer, aka 2VDE Media, with music from El Ten Eleven and editing by Jennie Josephson. Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

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Ep. 130 Award-Winning Architect Jordan Goldstein

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Award-winning architect and current Head of Global Design and Innovation for Gensler, Jordan Goldstein, discovered his passion for architecture at age 5 while visiting construction sites with his mother. From LEGO bricks to skyscrapers, he’s built his life’s work with an interdisciplinary approach and a focus on elevating the human experience. A believer in architecture’s role in supporting communities, today he’s an educator and sought-after spokesperson on the future of design both domestically and globally.  Images, links and more from Jordan Goldstein! Many thanks to this episode’s sponsors: Lutron Lutron is reinventing the way you experience light with Ketra. With Lutron’s advanced lighting Ketra, you can bring the outdoors in, with light that shifts throughout the day like the sun and re-creates the warmth of incandescent lighting. View Ketra in action and get a virtual “Magic of Light” demo, live from their NYC Experience Center, plus explore projects, installations and more at podcast.ketra.com. Adobe MAX Adobe MAX’s annual creativity conference is going online this year -- October 20-22. This is sure to be a creative experience like no other. Plus, it’s all free. Explore over 350 sessions across 10 tracks, hear from amazing speakers and learn new creative skills… all totally free and online this October. To register, head to max.adobe.com. Skillshare Interested in learning a new skill or honing an existing passion? Or, maybe you’re like me—super curious, creative and looking for new ways to express your ideas. Skillshare is the perfect resource to do just that. Skillshare is an online learning community for everyone: whether you’re a beginner or a pro. And they’re giving Clever listeners a free trial of their Premium Membership! Take the next step of your creative journey at Skillshare.com/Clever2. Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you! Clever is hosted by Amy Devers and produced by 2VDE Media, with editing by Rich Stroffolino, and music from El Ten Eleven. Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

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Ep. 76: Todd Oldham [Rebroadcast]

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Please enjoy this rebroadcast episode from our archives! Everyone’s most beloved DIY hero, fashion designer, and creative maverick Todd Oldham grew up experimenting at the family craft table and stabbing his sister (volunteer fit model) with pins. A self-described little weirdo, he learned early on to eschew the arbitrary boundaries that society uses to stratify and separate. He values process over outcome and honors his curiosity while staying committed to excellence. This has earned him brand permission and a ton of wisdom for living a full, creative life. Images and more from our guest! Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you! Clever is created, hosted and produced by Amy Devers and Jaime Derringer, aka 2VDE Media, with music from El Ten Eleven and editing by Jennie Josephson. Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

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Ep. 129: Creative Strategist Maurice Cherry

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Creative strategist, visionary, and design podcaster Maurice Cherry was born in Selma, Alabama where it quickly became apparent he was going to take the world by storm. Immensely talented on all fronts, Maurice has dedicated his career to recognizing and celebrating the power of Black design and creativity online. These days, Maurice is perhaps most well-known for his award-winning podcast Revision Path, which showcases Black designers, and as of 2019 is the FIRST podcast to be acquired by the Smithsonian.  Images, links and more from Maurice Cherry Many thanks to this episode’s sponsors: Yellow Images Yellow Images is the number one marketplace of 40K high-quality premium mockups, creative fonts, Images 360°, and a creative store full of amazing graphic assets like lettering, icons, illustrations, pattern, textures, presets, brushes, UX & UI kits, and more. Use promo code CLEVER30 to get a 30% discount on your purchase right here. Don’t miss out! These coupons are limited, so first come - first served. Webflow Webflow gives designers the power of code in a visual interface, allowing you to directly build whatever you have in mind—without engineers. Webflow brings the power of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript into a visual interface so designers can actually build completely custom designs without worrying about writing code. Webflow is offering Clever listeners a limited number of discount codes for 10% off an annual plan with a new account! Use code CLEVER at wfl.io/clever. Adobe MAX Adobe MAX’s annual creativity conference is going online this year -- October 20-22. This is sure to be a creative experience like no other. Plus, it’s all free. Explore over 350 sessions across 10 tracks, hear from amazing speakers and learn new creative skills… all totally free and online this October. To register, head to max.adobe.com. Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you! Clever is hosted by Amy Devers and produced by 2VDE Media, with editing by Rich Stroffolino, and music from El Ten Eleven. Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

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Ep. 48 Timothy Goodman [Rebroadcast]

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Designer, illustrator and artist Timothy Goodman was labeled a “dead-end kid” in his youth until he did four years of hard labor with a mentor/father-figure in the home improvement industry, through which he found both discipline and a desire to study design. A degree and a few more mentors later he’s now known for his illustrations, viral social experiments, murals, books and even protests. Plus, he’s checking his white cis straight male privilege and championing inclusion in ways both meaningful and practical. Pretty rad. Images and more from our guest! Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you! Clever is created, hosted and produced by Amy Devers and Jaime Derringer, aka 2VDE Media, with music from El Ten Eleven and editing by Alex Perez. Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

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Ep. 128: Furniture Designer & Educator Wendy Maruyama

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Furniture designer & maker, artist, and educator Wendy Maruyama is a legend in her field. Born with Cerebral Palsy, deaf, and growing up 3rd generation Japanese-American she discovered an interest in woodworking as a teenager and by early adulthood was one of the first two women to get an MFA in Furniture Design from RIT. Throughout her nearly 50-year career, Wendy has been extremely influential in the world of studio and artistic furniture. She’s also a badass feminist, and funny as all hell. Images, links and more from Wendy Maruyama  Many thanks to this episode’s sponsors: Webflow Webflow gives designers the power of code in a visual interface, allowing you to directly build whatever you have in mind—without engineers. Webflow brings the power of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript into a visual interface so designers can actually build completely custom designs without worrying about writing code. Webflow is offering Clever listeners a limited number of discount codes for 10% off an annual plan with a new account! Use code CLEVER at wfl.io/clever. Skillshare Interested in learning a new skill or honing an existing passion? Or, maybe you’re like me—super curious, creative and looking for new ways to express your ideas. Skillshare is the perfect resource to do just that. Skillshare is an online learning community for everyone: whether you’re a beginner or a pro. And they’re giving Clever listeners 2 months of free Premium Membership! Take the next step of your creative journey at Skillshare.com/Clever. Adobe Wireframe Wireframe is a new podcast from Adobe all about how user experience (UX) can help technology fit into our lives. Hosted by Khoi Vinh, Senior Director of Design at Adobe, Wireframe is a show for designers and the design-curious, leaning into how design intersects with current events and life changes. Just search “Wireframe” in your favorite podcast app or click here to start listening. Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you! Clever is hosted by Amy Devers and produced by 2VDE Media, with editing by Rich Stroffolino, and music from El Ten Eleven. Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

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Clever Confidential Ep. 1: The Strange Disappearance of Norman Jaffe

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On the morning of August 19th, 1993, mid-century architect, Norman Jaffe, parked his car in his client’s driveway, walked to Ocean Beach in Bridgehampton, New York, stripped down, folded his clothes, and dove into the Atlantic. He never returned and his body was never recovered. Was it murder? Was it suicide? Did he fake his own death? What happened to Norman Jaffe?  Join us on this first episode of Clever Confidential, where we dig into the lesser known stories of the mysterious, darker side of design.  Credits:  Hosts: Amy Devers & Andrew Wagner Guest: Alastair Gordon Writing and research: Amy Devers & Andrew Wagner Production: 2VDE Media Editing: Rich Stroffolino All Sound Bites: from Alastair Gordon's documentary film "Beyond the Beach: The life and Death of Norman Jaffe, Architect" Theme Music: “Astronomy” by Thin White Rope courtesy of Frontier Records.  Logo: Laura Jaramillo   For more on Norman Jaffe please grab a copy of Alastair Gordon’s Romantic Modernist, The Life and Work of Norman Jaffe, Architect, published by Monacelli Press in 2005. It is fantastic :)    Click here to donate to Clever so we can keep this series going! Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you! Please fill out Clever’s listener survey. Thank you for your input! Clever is hosted by Amy Devers and produced by 2VDE Media, with editing by Rich Stroffolino, and music from El Ten Eleven. Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

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Ep. 127: Artist & Designer Bethan Laura Wood

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Artist and product designer Bethan Laura Wood grew up with ample access to kitchen-table craft projects and a flair for self-expression. When kids made fun of her clothes, she reclaimed her style by going full-on “dress-uppy.” Her schooling, which included a craft-based technical track as well as conceptual rigor, has armed her with a finesse for elevating industrial materials to luxury levels, layered with depth and intrigue. Side note: she is known to travel in style, much to the delight of TSA agents!  Images, links and more from Bethan Laura Wood! Many thanks to this episode’s sponsors: Wireframe is a new podcast from Adobe all about how user experience (UX) can help technology fit into our lives. Hosted by Khoi Vinh, Senior Director of Design at Adobe, Wireframe is a show for designers and the design-curious, leaning into how design intersects with current events and life changes. Just search “Wireframe” in your favorite podcast app or click here to start listening. Adobe MAX is the annual creativity conference and it’s going online this year—October 20th through the 22nd. This is sure to be a creative experience like no other. Plus, it’s all free. Yep - 100% free! Featuring 56 hours of keynotes, over 350 sessions across 10 tracks, special guests and more, you won’t want to miss it. Register at max.adobe.com. Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you! Clever is hosted by Amy Devers and produced by 2VDE Media, with editing by Rich Stroffolino, and music from El Ten Eleven. Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

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Ep. 79: Grace Bonney [Rebroadcast]

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Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney grew up knowing she wasn’t straight but not knowing what to do with that. Her love of Riot Grrrl music and angry collages informed her creative identity and after studying art and journalism in college, it all melted together in the creation of Design*Sponge. After 15 years and a lot of success, she’s just announced that she plans to shutter this year and she’s sending it out in a blaze of experimentation and celebration. We can’t wait to see what’s next! Images and more from our guest! Please say Hi on social! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - @CleverPodcast, @amydevers, @designmilk If you enjoy Clever we could use your support! Please consider leaving a review, making a donation, becoming a sponsor, or introducing us to your friends! We love and appreciate you! Clever is created, hosted and produced by Amy Devers and Jaime Derringer, aka 2VDE Media, with music from El Ten Eleven and editing by Jennie Josephson.  Clever is proudly distributed by Design Milk.

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