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Rank #126 in Design category

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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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112 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

112 Ratings
Average Ratings
102
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 Dec 23, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 4 - stop sketching in perspective

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Nick visits a VR museum. James is poppin bottles. We discuss sketching and give insights on our own styles. We talk about minimalism, trends, dad shoes, and going back to school. Our designer shoutout of the week is @knackdesignstudio . Send questions to minordetailspodcast@gmail.com and follow us @nickpbaker and @idrawonreceipts .

Apr 08 2018

1hr 4mins

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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: 3 - design without reach

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We discuss the first pedestrian death by an autonomous vehicle, Design Within Reach being out of reach, the Prism nightlight knockoff story, product design vs. industrial design, and finding the positive in work that lacks purpose. Our designer shoutout of the week is @msaninm . Send questions to minordetailspodcast@gmail.com and follow us @nickpbaker and @idrawonreceipts .

Mar 29 2018

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Rank #4: 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 #5: 5 - how much inspiration is too much?

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James is optimizing his new commute. Nick visits the Michael Graves College. We discuss how much inspiration one can take before it's considered copying. We talk about regional design styles, how prepared we were after school, and what we would do if design wasn't an option. Our shoutout of the week is @matttomasello . Send your questions to minordetailspodcast@gmail.com and follow us @nickpbaker and @idrawonreceipts .

Apr 15 2018

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Rank #6: 46 - intern-tips

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We are coming to BYU for a live podcast. In design news this week Hawraf studio shuts down and releases all of their studio documents to the public. It’s that time of the year again to start applying to internships. We chat about our internship experience and share some tips. We answer questions about feeling jealous of other designer, and what will happen to design when we have the neural link. Our shoutout of the week is @studio_dtttww . 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. Come join the conversation on the discord.

Mar 11 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 7 - are sexy renders bad design?

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Nick has his VR shoes in a VR museum. James is collaborating with the king himself. We talk about new airline seat designs. We discuss the phenomenon of beautiful renders of careless design. We answer questions about the tactile experience, design awards, and engineers turning designers. Our shoutout of the week is @ryanputnam . Send your questions to minordetailspodcast@gmail.com and follow us @nickpbaker and @idrawonreceipts . Please rate 5 stars and review on Apple podcasts

Apr 30 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #10: 6 - our journey to becoming freelancers

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Lots of updates this week. James is opening bottles in style now. Nick rented a studio space. Phat strap chair is going to be shown during NYC design week. We still don't know what to make on our Makerbots. We discuss a big topic of how we became full-time freelancers. We answer questions about shortcuts to improve your skills, different CAD software, and should you specialize in a certain field of design. Our shoutout of the week is @joey.zeledon . Send your questions to minordetailspodcast@gmail.com and follow us @nickpbaker and @idrawonreceipts . Please rate 5 stars and review on Apple podcasts

Apr 22 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #11: 16 - live at SQ1 with Creative Session and Hector Silva

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We had our first live podcast at the SQ1 conference. James chats about his meeting with Craighton Berman. Nick recaps the conference. We answer live questions. Creative Session and Hector Silva join us for a bonus half hour. Send your questions to minordetailspodcast@gmail.com and follow us @nickpbaker and @idrawonreceipts

Jul 17 2018

1hr 28mins

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Rank #12: 43 - the origin of speckled cmf

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This week, Nick had a birthday and James is still without instagram. We chat about the value of trends in design. We answer a voicemail question about having a particular design style. We also answer a question about calling out someone who has copied work. Our shoutout of the week is @matt.marchand . 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 18 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: 73 - go with the flow

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James went to Dia Beacon. Nick has a leak in the studio. Google announces a whole new line of products, and Dyson scraps their car project. This week we talk about getting in the flow and riding the wave. We answer questions about utilitarian design and selecting your thesis project. 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 @craighillcompany. You can find us on instagram @minordetailspod, @nickpbaker, and @idrawonreceipts. Support our partner @letsdesigndaily. Come join the conversation on the discord.

Oct 21 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #16: 68 - our design habits

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This week James announces the launch of his design brand idor! Nick is working on updating his website. We dive into the micro detail of adding artificial weight to products. The topic this week revolves around how to foster good habits especially early on in your career. 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 @jamesowendesign . You can find us on instagram @minordetailspod, @nickpbaker and @idrawonreceipts . Come join the conversation on the discord.

Aug 26 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #17: 66 - Scott Henderson part 1

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We are excited to have Scott Henderson on the podcast this week. Scott talks about his childhood and his passion for art. After going to college, Scott worked on lighting then worked on aircraft interiors at Teague design. Scott talks about his time working at Smart Design and working his way up to VP of ID. After Smart Design, Scott started his own studio as well as a houseware brand called Mint. Check out Scott’s work on scotthendersoninc.com and @scott_henderson_inc . You can find us on instagram @minordetailspod, @nickpbaker and @idrawonreceipts . Come join the conversation on the discord.

Aug 12 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #18: 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 #19: 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

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Rank #20: 12 - the infamous first idea

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We catch up on our week and chat about #doingdonutswithcs and Apple’s new measuring app. We discuss and debate whether the first idea is always bad. We answer questions about low volume vs. mass manufacturing and a few tips on growing your instagram. Our shoutout of the week is @joshowendesign . Send your questions to minordetailspodcast@gmail.com and follow us @nickpbaker and @idrawonreceipts

Jun 17 2018

1hr 5mins

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