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Minor details is an industrial design podcast hosted by Nicholas Baker and James Connors. They share their opinions and stories about living and working as industrial designers in New York City.

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Minor details is an industrial design podcast hosted by Nicholas Baker and James Connors. They share their opinions and stories about living and working as industrial designers in New York City.

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114 Ratings
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Best ID podcast

By MIADesigner - Jul 16 2019
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If you want to nerd out on industrial design. You’ve found the right place.

Best design podcast behind 99pi

By Bottelsen - Jun 06 2019
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These guys are great. They are a great resource for you industrial design needs

iTunes Ratings

114 Ratings
Average Ratings
104
2
1
1
6

Best ID podcast

By MIADesigner - Jul 16 2019
Read more
If you want to nerd out on industrial design. You’ve found the right place.

Best design podcast behind 99pi

By Bottelsen - Jun 06 2019
Read more
These guys are great. They are a great resource for you industrial design needs
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minor details

Latest release on Jul 20, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 33 - mindfulness in design with Reid Schlegel

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We brought in Reid Schlegel to discuss mindfulness in design. We dive deep into our experiences with the stress and anxiety especially as it relates to design. Reid shares some of his insights and tips for overcoming the struggles of design and perfectionism. Send your questions to minordetailspodcast@gmail.com and follow us @nickpbaker, @idrawonreceipts, and @reid.schlegel

Nov 18 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #2: 75 - our design horror stories

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James and Nick have their bottle openers back in stock. Nick has been playing around with his new OP-Z and updated his familiarism article. We follow up on some comments from last week’s modular episode. In design news, we round out the wireless earbud market with Apple’s new Airpods Pro. This week we talk about some of our design horror stories. We answer questions about hyper consumerism and portfolios for applying to colleges. Give us a call on our google voicemail 1-646-494-4011 or send in a question to minordetailspodcast@gmail.com. Our shoutout of the week is @the_misused . You can find us on instagram @minordetailspod, @nickpbaker, and @idrawonreceipts. Support our partner @letsdesigndaily. Come join the conversation on the discord.

Nov 04 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #3: 38 - Nik Bentel

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We sit down with Nik Bentel, designer and artist, to talk about his work and how he tells stories with design. Nik talks about growing up without video games in a home full of creatives. We chat about all the conceptual and commercial products Nik has designed. Nik tells us about his tips and tricks of storytelling and making sure the concept is the most important aspect of the design. You can check out more of Nik’s work on his instagram @nikbentel . Send your questions to minordetailspodcast@gmail.com and follow us on @minordetailspod

Jan 14 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #4: 80 - set the stage with McKay Nilson and Sean Davidson

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We are excited to have Sean Davidson and McKay Nilson on the pod this episode. We dive into art direction, photography, and conveying the story of a product. We also touch on some of their style and background as well as their latest endeavours. Give them a follow @mckay.nilson and @seandavidson. You can find us on instagram @minordetailspod, @nickpbaker, and @idrawonreceipts. Special thanks to our promotional partner @letsdesigndaily. Come join the conversation on the discord.

Dec 09 2019

1hr

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Rank #5: 39 - is global design boring

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We are back from a month long hiatus and talk about what we did over Christmas and New Years. Nick started ReadySetProto and stopped Patreon. We discuss the Good Thing and West Elm partnership. Then we delve into the broader idea of if universal design has less character. We answer questions about design books and design in different states, and discuss not having enough time and saying no to clients. Our shoutout of the week is @speckofdustin_lab . Give us a call on our google voicemail 1-646-494-4011 or send in a question to our gmail at minordetailspodcast@gmail.com. You can find us on instagram @minordetailspod, @nickpbaker, and @idrawonreciepts.

Jan 21 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #6: 42 - our design philosophies

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James shares some updates on his life without instagram. We started a discord to continue the conversations with you all. We chat about the Rams documentary and give our thoughts. For the topic this week, we discuss our personal design philosophies and practices. We had a good question about working as ID in the automotive space. Our shoutout of the week is @330.204.2590 . Give us a call on our google voicemail 1-646-494-4011 or send in a question to minordetailspodcast@gmail.com. You can find us on instagram @minordetailspod, @nickpbaker, and @idrawonreciepts.

Feb 11 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #7: 13 - Reid Schlegel part 1

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We sit down and chat with our first guest, Reid Schlegel, about going to school, getting internships, and his first few years after graduation. This is the first part of a two part podcast. You can view Reid’s work at @Reid.Schlegel . Send your questions to minordetailspodcast@gmail.com and follow us @nickpbaker and @idrawonreceipts

Jun 25 2018

53mins

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Rank #8: 24 - what we hate about portfolios

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James is back from his vacation in Italy. Nick stole his job while he was gone. Nick is talking at Apple and collaborated with @renderweekly. We chat about Apple’s new product releases. The topic of the week is portfolios. We answer questions about adding in non-ID work into portfolios, how to show your sketches, and do we ever get tired of design. Our shoutout of the week goes to @dino_design_sketches . Send your questions to minordetailspodcast@gmail.com and follow us @nickpbaker and @idrawonreceipts

Sep 16 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #9: 55 - how to achieve design fame

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James went to ASU to talk and is sketching in the apple notes. Nick is exhibiting the wait weight and releasing the almost object bottle opener. We made some awesome pins! We chat about what makes a design famous.We answer questions about using CAD as an ideation tool, does your school name matter, and the future of VR design. Give us a call on our google voicemail 1-646-494-4011 or send in a question to minordetailspodcast@gmail.com. You can find us on instagram @minordetailspod, @nickpbaker and @idrawonreceipts . Come join the conversation on the discord.

May 13 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #10: 51 - the most important skill no one teaches you

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Reid Schlegel fills in for Nick this week. He talks about his presentation at Kean University. James is presenting at Arizona State University at the end of the month. Reid discusses his feelings on Karim Rashid's unpaid internships. We talk about networking for your first job and onward. We answer a voicemail about interviewing and a question about A.I. design. Give us a call on our google voicemail 1-646-494-4011 or send in a question to minordetailspodcast@gmail.com. Our shoutout of the week is @spearmintier. You can find us on Instagram @minordetailspod, @idrawonreceipts and @reid.schlegel. Come join the conversation on the discord.

Apr 15 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #11: 76 - Dan Grossman part 1

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We are excited to have Dan Grossman on the podcast this week. Dan talks about growing up in NYC and only doing art classes senior year of high school. During college, Dan interned at Husqvarna and then went on to intern on beauty projects after graduation. Dan talks about working at Lifetime Brands and Project H. We dive down into the topic of world changing design and Dan shares his experience with designing for developing nations. Check out Dan’s work on dangrossmandesign.com, @dangrossmandesign, and @smartdesign . You can find us on instagram @minordetailspod, @nickpbaker and @idrawonreceipts . Special thanks to our promotional partner @letsdesigndaily. Come join the conversation on the discord.

Nov 11 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #12: 74 - the triumph of the magic bullet

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James and Nick are doing class critiques. Nick has been writing down everything he does each hour. In design news, Banksy has started his own houseware brand. This week we talk about modular and multifunctional design. We answer questions about outsourcing design and design creating a cult following. Give us a call on our google voicemail 1-646-494-4011 or send in a question to minordetailspodcast@gmail.com. Our shoutout of the week is @hudsonriodesign. You can find us on instagram @minordetailspod, @nickpbaker, and @idrawonreceipts. Support our partner @letsdesigndaily. Come join the conversation on the discord.

Oct 28 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #13: 48 - inhouse vs. consultancy with Reid Schlegel

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Reid Schlegel fills in for James this week and shares some new projects he’s been working on. Nick and James are coming to Purdue for a live podcast. In design news, the new Vessel structure that opened up this week in NYC. We dive into the topic of in-house vs consultancy. We answer questions about qualitative research and multidisciplinary designers. Give us a call on our google voicemail 1-646-494-4011 or send in a question to minordetailspodcast@gmail.com. You can find us on instagram @minordetailspod, @nickpbaker and @reid.schlegel. Come join the conversation on the discord.

Mar 26 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #14: 18 - dad shoes with Seth Fowler

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This week we chat with Seth Fowler, designer, youtuber, and footwear aficionado. We discuss hype culture, dad shoes, and our favorite shoes. Send your questions to minordetailspodcast@gmail.com and follow us @nickpbaker and @idrawonreceipts

Jul 29 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #15: 31 - generative design with Paul Sohi

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We sat down with industrial designer Paul Sohi to talk about his career and experience with generative design. Paul talks about his time in London starting a studio to now working with Autodesk. We dive into the details of generative design and how it might impact the future of industrial design. You can see some of Paul’s work @fuseps . Send your questions to minordetailspodcast@gmail.com and follow us @nickpbaker and @idrawonreceipts

Nov 11 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #16: 62 - Amazon reviews are the real design awards

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We’ve moved the podcast to Nick’s studio. James collaborates with Brase Makes. We talk about joint lines, parting lines, and reveals in our micro details segment. Jony Ive has left Apple and we are stunned. Our topic this week is whether consumers value products differently than designers. We answer questions about ID jobs moving inland and how to tell a story for a class presentation. Give us a call on our google voicemail 1-646-494-4011 or send in a question to minordetailspodcast@gmail.com. Our shoutout of the week is @row_zero . You can find us on instagram @minordetailspod, @nickpbaker and @idrawonreceipts . Come join the conversation on the discord.

Jul 15 2019

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Rank #17: 40 - Derek Cascio

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We sit down with Derek Cascio, assistant professor at Wentworth Institute of Technology and co-founder of 4th Law Labs. Derek tells a bit of his backstory about going to school for animation then discovering industrial design through concept art. After attending MassArt for ID, he goes on to a rich and busy career working for Philips, Staples and Hasbro as well as Co-founding Design Museum Boston, teaching at Wentworth and co-founding 4th Law Labs. We dive into his thoughts on the future of design education and how instagram has affected students and young professionals. Derek then sheds some light on the “save the world” notion in industrial design. Give us a call on our google voicemail 1-646-494-4011 or send in a question to minordetailspodcast@gmail.com. You can find us on instagram @minordetailspod, @nickpbaker, @idrawonreciepts, and @derekcascio

Jan 28 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #18: 78 - we designed for John Cena and Guy Fieri

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Nick made his first wholesale. James is gearing up to sell his posters. In design news we chat about the Mustang Mach-E and the Nike Pulse shoe. The topic of the week is changing your mindset about projects that you may not be excited about. We answer a question about having a client take a design that isn’t finished yet. Give us a call on our google voicemail 1-646-494-4011 or send in a question to minordetailspodcast@gmail.com. Our shoutout of the week is @visualizevalue . You can find us on instagram @minordetailspod, @nickpbaker, and @idrawonreceipts. Support our partner @letsdesigndaily. Come join the conversation on the discord.

Nov 25 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #19: 77 - Dan Grossman part 2

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We are excited to have Dan Grossman back for part 2 of the conversation. We pick back up on Dan’s story going transitioning from Lifetime Brands to Prime studios and Martha Stewart. Dan shares his insights from these contrasting work environments. After working for Martha Stewart, Dan went on to work at Bark and then transitioned to his current role as the Associate Design Director at Smart Design. We wrap up by getting Dan’s thoughts on the future of ID and what he’s most excited about. Check out Dan’s work on dangrossmandesign.com, @dangrossmandesign, and @smartdesign . You can find us on instagram @minordetailspod, @nickpbaker and @idrawonreceipts . Special thanks to our promotional partner @letsdesigndaily. Come join the conversation on the discord.

Nov 18 2019

1hr 29mins

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Rank #20: 53 - Joey Zeledón part 1

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We are excited to have Joey Zeledón on the podcast. Joey talks about growing up sketching shoes and attending RIT for industrial design. He interned at New Balance and Clark’s, which led him into a full time position at Clark’s after graduation. After designing many shoes, Joey decided to broaden his skillset and went to work at Continuum and Smart Design. We leave part one discussing Joey’s sabbatical in Costa Rica. Give us a call on our google voicemail 1-646-494-4011 or send in a question to minordetailspodcast@gmail.com. Thank you to BYU for inviting us out. You can find us on instagram @minordetailspod, @nickpbaker, @idrawonreceipts, and @joey.zeledon . Come join the conversation on the discord.

Apr 29 2019

1hr 2mins

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