Ep. 128: Furniture Designer & Educator Wendy Maruyama

Jaime Derringer

podcast: Clever

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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