Eddie Opara is a Pentagram partner whose work spans design, technology, and strategy. He previously ran his own studio, The Map office, and worked as a designer at 2x4 and Imaginary Forces. In this episode, Jarrett and Eddie talk about questioning the brief, why his work is considered enigmatic, and thinking about your legacy. Links from this episode can be found at scratchingthesurface.fm.
Eddie Opara - Design in the Boardroom - Episode 10 - Better Future Podcast
Better Future Podcast - Made for People - Design in the Boardroom
Welcome to the Better Future Podcast: Design in the Boardroom series. As part of this series, we will be releasing 40 podcasts over 40 days. From field recordings to live panels with global design giants, the Design in the Boardroom series will discuss how boards are leveraging design to accelerate economic outcomes – in other words, how design is being managed up, down and across organisations.In this episode Mark talks with Eddie Opara as they explore how courageous clients are seeking deep insights into how to accelerate their customer-centric experiences, starting in the brand and moving through the entire experience stack.Hosted by:Mark Bergin, Founder & CEO of DRIVENxDESIGNGuest:Eddie Opera, Partner at Pentagram
It's not an understatement to say that Eddie Opara is one of the most well-known multifaceted Black designers today. As a partner for Pentagram, his work spans a number of media -- web, print, packaging, UI, installations, environments...you name it. It's really a privilege and an honor to speak with him not just about what he's done and his creative process, but about him as a person as well. We spend some time talking about how he works with his team and with clients, and from there we go into Eddie's early life and career between London and NYC. We also included a few questions from our patrons, and Eddie gives some sage advice for the next generation of designers. It's a pretty wide-ranging interview, and I'm so glad Eddie was able to share his story and his thoughts with us! Eddie Opara at Pentagram It's survey time! Take our annual audience survey at revisionpath.com/survey, and one lucky recipient will be placed in a drawing to win a $500 Amazon.com gift card! Survey ends on April 30 at midnight ET! Help support Revision Path by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon! For just $5 per month, you’ll receive behind-the-scenes access to Revision Path, including special patron-only updates, early access to future episodes, and a lot more! Join today! We're on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher! Visit https://revisionpath.com/iTunes, https://revisionpath.com/spotify or https://revisionpath.com/stitcher, subscribe, and leave us a 5-star rating and a review! Thanks so much to all of you who have already rated and reviewed us! Revision Path is brought to you by Facebook Design, Glitch, Google Design, and MailChimp. Follow Revision Path on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!