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Rank #81 in Design category

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Design
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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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107 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

107 Ratings
Average Ratings
98
2
1
1
5

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 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.

Rank #1: 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 #2: 69 - patent suck

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James has been shipping bottle openers. Nick went back to Texas. Frog launched a new passion project. We talk about sink marks. For the topic this week we discuss having to design around patents and existing designs. We answer questions about universal design and redoing sketches for your portfolio. 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 @charliewhiskeytango. You can find us on instagram @minordetailspod, @nickpbaker and @idrawonreceipts. Come join the conversation on the discord.

Sep 09 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #3: 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 #4: 35 - Michael Ditullo part 1

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We are excited to have Michael DiTullo on the podcast this week. Michael talks about his career as an industrial designer. How started out drawing products from the sears catalog and then almost got kicked out of RISD. He talks about landing his first job at EVO, after a summer of massaging his portfolio. Michael then goes on to work at Nike, Jordan, and Converse, telling awesome stories along the way. We chat about the move from Nike to Frog. Stay tuned next week for part 2 of Michael’s story. Send your questions to minordetailspodcast@gmail.com and follow us @nickpbaker and @d2lo

Dec 02 2018

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Rank #5: 36 - Michael Ditullo part 2

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We pick back up on part 2 of the conversation with Michael DiTullo. Michael leaves Frog to go work for a little known speaker company, redesign the entire company from the ground up to become Sound United. After working there for 5 years, Michael moves on to pursue the dream of starting his own studio. We talks about the challenges and tricks to starting a studio. Michael also shares some stories from his more recent projects and working with clients. We close out by discussing what the younger generations of designer can improve upon. Send your questions to minordetailspodcast@gmail.com and follow us @nickpbaker and @d2lo

Dec 10 2018

55mins

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Rank #6: 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 #7: 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 #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: 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 #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: 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

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Rank #16: 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 #17: 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

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Rank #18: 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

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Rank #19: 65 - pivotal moments in our design careers

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James and Nick have a dispute over their toy helicopters. We take a bit to have a brainstorm around podcast activities. This week we talk about the people and moments that have influenced our design careers. We answer questions around almost object and how deep into the business side of things should a designer go. 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 @adammiklosi_design . You can find us on instagram @minordetailspod, @nickpbaker and @idrawonreceipts . Come join the conversation on the discord.

Aug 05 2019

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Rank #20: 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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