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A panel show about design featuring Andy Mangold, Matt McInerney, and friends.

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A panel show about design featuring Andy Mangold, Matt McInerney, and friends.

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Very good podcast all about design (and socialism)

By dashdashrose - May 03 2017
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the only design podcast that i've found that talks about design realistically

Very good podcast all about design

By Schieldesign - May 02 2017
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Very good podcast all about design

iTunes Ratings

31 Ratings
Average Ratings
31
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Very good podcast all about design (and socialism)

By dashdashrose - May 03 2017
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the only design podcast that i've found that talks about design realistically

Very good podcast all about design

By Schieldesign - May 02 2017
Read more
Very good podcast all about design
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Working File

Latest release on Nov 14, 2017

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A panel show about design featuring Andy Mangold, Matt McInerney, and friends.

Rank #1: 21 — Don’t Hug your Phone

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We take a break from our normal topical panel shows this week for something different. Prompted by an interview with Simon Sinek, Andy and Linda have a one-on-one discussion about our generation's attitudes towards work and social media. How does our approach to our careers differ from our parents'? Are connections made through social media less meaningful, or at least different, than those made in real life?

Links Discussed
Simon Sinek on Millennials in the Workplace
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Friends of The Web
The Great Recession
Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv
The Borg
Our Incredible Journey
Ueno
MailChimp
Candy Crush
Steve Jobs
2011 Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami
Millennials

Sep 05 2017

53mins

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Rank #2: 20 — Lessons Learned

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This episode is all about education. Andy, Matt, Meg, and Maurice share their origin stories as we discuss the differences between being self-taught and learning about design through a formal, paid program. How do you find your voice when you begin your career working for others? How do you learn humility after you've spent four years and tens of thousands of dollars becoming an expert in something?

Links Discussed
Working File Episode 2 — The Artist and the Problem Solver
Morehouse College
Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Wolfram Mathematica
Lunch
Sarah Huny Young
Huny on Revision Path
Husani on Revision Path
Husani Oakley
Savannah College of Art and Design
Maryland Institute College of Art
Kutztown University
Rhode Island School of Design
Clients from Hell
Josef Albers
Lynda
Skillshare
Black in Design 2017
Revision Path
Creative Works
AIGA Eye on Design Conference

Aug 22 2017

1hr 2mins

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Rank #4: 18 — Maturity and Experience

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On this episode, Matt, Andy, and Kristy are joined by new contributor Sabrina Majeed to discuss what it means to be senior in any field. Find out what potential employers think of your years of experience and what it means to be a mature designer.

Links Discussed
On Being a Senior Engineer
Buzzfeed
Slack
Bill O'Reilly
Kate Arnonwitz
Hire Sabrina

Jul 25 2017

1hr 2mins

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Rank #5: 17 — Back and Forth Forever

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This episode reunites Matt and Andy with Dan Auer, cohost of On the Grid, the podcast that eventually led to the creation of Working File. We get caught up on developments in Dan's life and discuss how we've grown and changed in the five years since we recorded the first episode of On the Grid.

Links Discussed
On the Grid
My Brother, My Brother, and Me
Andy's Garden on Instagram
Cyberbullying
Dreamcast
Pentagram
Hedonic Treadmill
Burning Man
Sagmeister & Walsh

Jul 11 2017

58mins

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Rank #8: 14 — A Room Full of Strangers

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Andy and Matt are joined by Cap and Maurice to talk about our relationship with conferences and other design events. Even though all four of us have spoken at events before, why is it that we almost never attend them ourselves? What responsibility do conference organizers and speakers have to the greater community?

Links
Unconference
Design Thinkers (Event)
Background on Maurice’s Speaking
South by Southwest
Psychogenic Amnesia
XOXO
Blacklisting
Thought Leader
Tokenism
MacGuffin
You Look Nice Today
BuzzFeed Design on Medium
Etsy
James Victore
Angry Black Man on TV Tropes
Where are the Black Designers?
Ghosted
Cishet
Microaggression
Debbie Millman
Vectors
Lunch
Revision Path

May 30 2017

1hr 10mins

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Rank #9: 13 — Money Talks

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On this episode we’re tackling a potentially sensitive subject: money. Linda and Annie join Matt and Andy for a candid discussion about their past jobs and how much money they made doing them. When is it appropriate to negotiate for a higher salary, and how do you do it? Is there a difference between how much we deserve to be paid and what we’re actually paid?

Links
Emily Post
AIGA Design Census
Working File Episode 10
New York City Passes Law Banning Prior Salary Questions in Hiring to Help Close Wage Gap
Cost of Living Calculator
Inflation
No more free meals for tech workers? IRS advances project that could tax on-site food perks
#talkpay on Twitter
Glassdoor Salary Calculator
The Perfect Salary for Happiness: $75,000
Gender Equality: Women Must Advocate for Each Other

May 16 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #10: 12 — Verbal Design

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Chappell and Robyn join us for a lively episode wherein we discuss the language we use to describe ourselves and our work. With her recent transition to the private sector, Chappell gives us her take on agency life and the vernacular associated with it. Find out why the words we use matter, even just internally.

Links
Sidecar
Communication Studies
Product Requirements Document (PRD)
Huge
Business Requirements
Linguistic Relativity
Telephone Line
World of Warcraft
Chicken or the Egg Dilemma
Anthropology
Industrial Revolution
Basic Income
Socialism
Squarespace
“Verbal Designer”
Why Women Don’t Apply for Jobs Unless They’re 100% Qualified
Minimum Viable Product
Heuristic
Subtweet
Agile Software Development
Metahaven
Design Sprint
Fonts vs. Typefaces

May 02 2017

1hr 12mins

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26 — Shows That Could Have Been

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This is our last episode of Working File, at least for a little while. Linda and Maurice join Matt and Andy to go down the list of possible topics for shows that we never got to make. It's a Working File lightning round! Thanks to all of our contributors over the past year who helped make the show a reality.

Links Discussed
Wrist Robot
Machine Learning
Material Design
Bootstrap
Wordpress
Abstract
Git
Frank Chimero
Frank's Rowhome Illustration
Official Objectified Poster
Andy's Ripoff of the Objectified Poster
Matt's Objectified Poster
Luba Lukova
Everything is a Remix

Nov 14 2017

55mins

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25 — What the Future Holds

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This episode features Matt and Andy having a one-on-one conversation about the future of Working File and the difference between expressive and functional design projects.

Links Discussed

Nov 01 2017

55mins

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24 — Too Short to Scoop the Ice Cream

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Matt is back for a lively discussion with Victoria and new contributor Daisy Sun about self-esteem and how to get a job when the world tells you that you're underqualified. Should you apply for a job if you don't meet the posted requirements? How do you break into an industry that feels elite and inaccessible to you? Is getting fired from Ben & Jerry's for being too short to scoop the ice cream technically discrimitation?

Links Discussed
Lord of the Rings "Cave"
SnapApp
Wayfair
Wayfair Jingle
NGP VAN
How to Pronounce Wacom
FontBureau
Ben & Jerry's
David Foster Wallace on Fish
Dear Prudence
Food Lust People Love

Oct 17 2017

1hr 5mins

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23 — Location, Location, Location

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Matt and Andy take an episode off and Maurice wrangles three new contributors from all over the country to discuss how geography influences design community. Richard Wade Morgan, Kim Green, and Jamal Collins call in from Atlanta, Boseman, and Clevenland, respectively, and compare their experiences as a designer in different locales.

Links Discussed
Studio WadeSarah LawrenceWeapons of Mass CreationAdventures in Design PodcastMontana State UniversityBora ShehuUniversity of GeorgiaLiving Walls AtlantaGoat Farm Arts CenterRazorfishSon & SonsMailchimpKabbageMake America Gay AgainLost-N-Found Youth

Oct 03 2017

59mins

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22 — Something to Say

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Long time contributor Maurice Cherry organized this episode where Andy, Matt, and new contributor Jon Lewis discuss what it's like starting your own business as a designer. What are the reasons to start something new instead of getting a normal, stable job? What are the most difficult parts that no one ever tells you about?

Links Discussed

Lunch
MetaLab
Bakken & Bæck
Million Dollar Matchmaker
Elevate App
Mike Monteiro

Sep 19 2017

1hr 18mins

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21 — Don’t Hug your Phone

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We take a break from our normal topical panel shows this week for something different. Prompted by an interview with Simon Sinek, Andy and Linda have a one-on-one discussion about our generation's attitudes towards work and social media. How does our approach to our careers differ from our parents'? Are connections made through social media less meaningful, or at least different, than those made in real life?

Links Discussed
Simon Sinek on Millennials in the Workplace
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Friends of The Web
The Great Recession
Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv
The Borg
Our Incredible Journey
Ueno
MailChimp
Candy Crush
Steve Jobs
2011 Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami
Millennials

Sep 05 2017

53mins

Play

20 — Lessons Learned

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This episode is all about education. Andy, Matt, Meg, and Maurice share their origin stories as we discuss the differences between being self-taught and learning about design through a formal, paid program. How do you find your voice when you begin your career working for others? How do you learn humility after you've spent four years and tens of thousands of dollars becoming an expert in something?

Links Discussed
Working File Episode 2 — The Artist and the Problem Solver
Morehouse College
Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Wolfram Mathematica
Lunch
Sarah Huny Young
Huny on Revision Path
Husani on Revision Path
Husani Oakley
Savannah College of Art and Design
Maryland Institute College of Art
Kutztown University
Rhode Island School of Design
Clients from Hell
Josef Albers
Lynda
Skillshare
Black in Design 2017
Revision Path
Creative Works
AIGA Eye on Design Conference

Aug 22 2017

1hr 2mins

Play

18 — Maturity and Experience

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On this episode, Matt, Andy, and Kristy are joined by new contributor Sabrina Majeed to discuss what it means to be senior in any field. Find out what potential employers think of your years of experience and what it means to be a mature designer.

Links Discussed
On Being a Senior Engineer
Buzzfeed
Slack
Bill O'Reilly
Kate Arnonwitz
Hire Sabrina

Jul 25 2017

1hr 2mins

Play

17 — Back and Forth Forever

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This episode reunites Matt and Andy with Dan Auer, cohost of On the Grid, the podcast that eventually led to the creation of Working File. We get caught up on developments in Dan's life and discuss how we've grown and changed in the five years since we recorded the first episode of On the Grid.

Links Discussed
On the Grid
My Brother, My Brother, and Me
Andy's Garden on Instagram
Cyberbullying
Dreamcast
Pentagram
Hedonic Treadmill
Burning Man
Sagmeister & Walsh

Jul 11 2017

58mins

Play

14 — A Room Full of Strangers

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Andy and Matt are joined by Cap and Maurice to talk about our relationship with conferences and other design events. Even though all four of us have spoken at events before, why is it that we almost never attend them ourselves? What responsibility do conference organizers and speakers have to the greater community?

Links
Unconference
Design Thinkers (Event)
Background on Maurice’s Speaking
South by Southwest
Psychogenic Amnesia
XOXO
Blacklisting
Thought Leader
Tokenism
MacGuffin
You Look Nice Today
BuzzFeed Design on Medium
Etsy
James Victore
Angry Black Man on TV Tropes
Where are the Black Designers?
Ghosted
Cishet
Microaggression
Debbie Millman
Vectors
Lunch
Revision Path

May 30 2017

1hr 10mins

Play

13 — Money Talks

Podcast cover
Read more
On this episode we’re tackling a potentially sensitive subject: money. Linda and Annie join Matt and Andy for a candid discussion about their past jobs and how much money they made doing them. When is it appropriate to negotiate for a higher salary, and how do you do it? Is there a difference between how much we deserve to be paid and what we’re actually paid?

Links
Emily Post
AIGA Design Census
Working File Episode 10
New York City Passes Law Banning Prior Salary Questions in Hiring to Help Close Wage Gap
Cost of Living Calculator
Inflation
No more free meals for tech workers? IRS advances project that could tax on-site food perks
#talkpay on Twitter
Glassdoor Salary Calculator
The Perfect Salary for Happiness: $75,000
Gender Equality: Women Must Advocate for Each Other

May 16 2017

1hr 3mins

Play

12 — Verbal Design

Podcast cover
Read more
Chappell and Robyn join us for a lively episode wherein we discuss the language we use to describe ourselves and our work. With her recent transition to the private sector, Chappell gives us her take on agency life and the vernacular associated with it. Find out why the words we use matter, even just internally.

Links
Sidecar
Communication Studies
Product Requirements Document (PRD)
Huge
Business Requirements
Linguistic Relativity
Telephone Line
World of Warcraft
Chicken or the Egg Dilemma
Anthropology
Industrial Revolution
Basic Income
Socialism
Squarespace
“Verbal Designer”
Why Women Don’t Apply for Jobs Unless They’re 100% Qualified
Minimum Viable Product
Heuristic
Subtweet
Agile Software Development
Metahaven
Design Sprint
Fonts vs. Typefaces

May 02 2017

1hr 12mins

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11 — Comparing Notes

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Matt and Andy are on their own this week having a practical discussion about proposals and how we communicate with potential clients. What is the right amount of information to provide and the best way to provide it? Why do we keep sending 8.5″ by 11″ pdfs when no one is printing them out?

Links
Motel
Friends of The Web
Pentagram
Adobe Creative Cloud
Boilerplate
Engagement Letter
Google Webmaster Guidelines
Responsive Design
Minimum Viable Product
User Story
Git
Screen Reader

Apr 18 2017

1hr 4mins

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9 — A System for Others to Succeed

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Matt and Andy are joined by Kristy Tillman and new contributor Cap Watkins to discuss design management. We learn about some of the traits of bad managers and discuss how to advocate for design within an organization. Should design work be diversified and spread throughout a company, or is specialization valuabale?

Links
The Seed of this Episode
Soceity of Grownups
Skunk Works
Managing Humans by Michael Lopp
George Costanza
Sabrina Majeed
IDEO
“Stand-Up”
Design Thinking
Sonic Drive-In
High-Resolution Podcast
Think Wrong
“Head Count”
“Growth Marketing”
Jared Spool’s Tweet about Everyone being Designers
Follow-up Thread to Jared Spool’s Tweet
BuzzFeed Solid
Technological Singularity
Lifestyle Business

Mar 21 2017

1hr 6mins

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8 — Proving Yourself to Yourself

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Kara Haupt and Victoria Rushton join us on the eve of Matt’s wedding and the first day of Kara’s new job for a candid discussion about our confidence and sense of self-worth. As designers, our value is constantly measured against other designers, other industies, and our own unforgiving standards. How do we come to terms with having a creative job in a world that often feels like it’s falling apart around us? How do we know if we are doing enough?

Links
The New Yorker
Impostor Syndrome
Victoria Rushton fixes things for fun and no profit (Review of Victoria’s talk at the TDC)
“Could Jesus microwave a burrito so hot, he himself could not eat it?”
“The Fixer”
Existentialism
Hillary for America
Babe Vibes
Pep Talk Generator
On the Grid

Mar 07 2017

57mins

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7 — Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic

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This marks the beginning of a conversation that we’ll be continuing in the future: the relationship between design and politics. Maurice Cherry and Robyn Kanner join us to talk about whether or not design is inherently political, turning down jobs for ethical reasons, and practical ways we can have a positive impact on the world around us.

Links
MyTransHealth
Consulting Bias
Sunk Cost
RFP (Request for Proposal)
Dear Design Student: How to Fight Fascism
Developing Citizen Designers
Voter Suppression
Law of the Instrument
Black Lives Matter
Linguistic Relativity
Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. "Obamacare")
Cold War Propaganda Posters
Kony 2012
Milton Glaser's "We are all African" Poster
Post-Truth Politics
Know Your Enemy

Feb 21 2017

1hr 12mins

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iTunes Ratings

31 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Very good podcast all about design (and socialism)

By dashdashrose - May 03 2017
Read more
the only design podcast that i've found that talks about design realistically

Very good podcast all about design

By Schieldesign - May 02 2017
Read more
Very good podcast all about design