If you’ve worked among designers, or are one yourself, there’s something that’s quickly find: Designers, it seems, are often working with their headphones on.
Much of the time, that’s research results of creative work presenting an opportunity to plug in, and tune out distractions. Whether it helps you focus, or you’re signaling to colleagues that you don’t want to be bothered, or you just think headphones seem cool, many creative professionals appreciate a little welcomed background noise.
But what’s everyone listening to? And could that auditory activity serve as a learning possibility?
While listening to music on the job has been known to improve workplace performance, podcasts serve as a great style for graphic designers — and many other creative professionals — to both learn something new and get inspired as they run. But there are dozens of podcasts out there, even on design alone. So to save you some of the difficulty of previewing every demonstrate, we’ve collected a list of 10 interesting design podcasts that you can start listening to, right now.
7 of the Best Podcasts for Graphic Designers
1) Design Matters With Debbie Millman
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Design Matters was, according to Debbie Millman’s website, the “world’s first podcast” dedicated to design. With 281 episodes available at the time of writing this post, there’s no famine of inspiring insights to be removed from interviews with artists from all the points on the creative spectrum.
Listen to this podcast if:
You usually listen to music while you’re working, but want to learn something from a podcast instead. You’re curious about the intersection of design and business. You’re the type of person who find design everywhere — whether it’s during your commute or while look at this place a row of seasonings. You want to know how every corner of design — including architecture and engineering — influence marketing aesthetics. You feel a bit isolated in your design work, and want insights from the folks who get you. You work with a variety of our customers and want to gain inspiration from a number of industries. You could stand to hear some expertise from client-facing designers. You work in an bureau setting and want to hear from like-minded professionals. You could use the help of a creative consultant, but can’t quite pay for it yet. You’re great at what you do, but want to know how to be even better. You want to listen to something that, as one iTunes reviewer put it, “Often revelatory. Sometimes silly and irreverent. Usually very entertaining.” You’re looking for audible design content that’s profoundly unpretentious.