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Through process is a podcast about how we become designers, hosted by Namdev Hardisty and Mitch Goldstein.

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Through process is a podcast about how we become designers, hosted by Namdev Hardisty and Mitch Goldstein.

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useful in design philosophers way

By graphic desing student - Nov 04 2016
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I just started listening but I think this is great for graphic design teachers but as a student I love process and Im kind obsessed with how you can teach /learn a skill like great graphic design, so this is perfect for me

Love this podcast

By CajunNate - Jan 26 2016
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Very inspiring and in depth discussions about design

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17 Ratings
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16
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useful in design philosophers way

By graphic desing student - Nov 04 2016
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I just started listening but I think this is great for graphic design teachers but as a student I love process and Im kind obsessed with how you can teach /learn a skill like great graphic design, so this is perfect for me

Love this podcast

By CajunNate - Jan 26 2016
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Very inspiring and in depth discussions about design

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Through Process

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Through process is a podcast about how we become designers, hosted by Namdev Hardisty and Mitch Goldstein.

Slowness And Sameness (with Mig Reyes)

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Joshua and Mitch welcome designer and educator Mig Reyes to the podcast to chat about teaching at The Starter League. We also discuss his time at Basecamp and Threadless, the sameness of design on the web, and why taking more time might make your work better. Mig also explains why Lorem Ipsum is bad, and why Chicago is a great design city.

Feb 27 2016

1hr

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Don't Go to Architecture School to Design a 7-Eleven (with Michael Rock)

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Mitch and Namdev are joined by designer, author and educator Michael Rock. They discuss design as metaphor, being present in your work, writing as form, why you are your most important audience, and what students should be taught in design school. Michael also gives Mitch and Namdev an on-air design assignment to help explain graphic design.

Aug 23 2014

1hr 27mins

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Anti-Anti-Intellectualism (with Ian Lynam)

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Mitch and Josuha chat with Ian Lynam about his hybrid practice of teaching, writing, and designing. After considering the anti-intellectual trend that seems to be growing in graphic design culture, they discuss what needs to change in design criticism, education, and practice. They also discuss process-oriented teaching pedagogy, and Ian asks everyone to reveal their design heroes.

Aug 31 2015

1hr 29mins

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Mondays Are Awesome

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What makes a great design student great? Mitch and Namdev discuss some real ways students should approach school, and why being engaged and excited matters. We talk about time and space management, the benefit of having human relationships, and why your history classes are more important than you think.

Aug 18 2014

1hr 10mins

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Stop Sucking So Hard (with Chappell Ellison)

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Should every designer pay attention to design criticism? Mitch and Namdev are joined by design writer, critic, and educator Chappell Ellison to continue the discussion about design criticism and its place in design. We talk about the Design Observer redesign and backlash, haters, criticism in design school, and the Buzzfeedification of design.

Jul 07 2014

1hr 33mins

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Get The F**k Out of Nebraska (with Aaron Draplin)

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Designer-speaker-entrepreneur Aaron Draplin joins Mitch and Joshua for a talk about authenticity, his influences, and motivating students (and yourself).

Dec 21 2014

1hr 27mins

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A Critique of Critique

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Mitch and Namdev revisit an early topic - critiques. What are they good for? What are they bad at? And what exactly are you supposed to do in class if you get rid of them? They also dig into new approaches they’re taking in the class room with assignments that help students to teach themselves and open-ended creative initiatives.

Oct 07 2014

52mins

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It's OK To Like Things (with Chappell Ellison)

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Mitch and Joshua welcome back design critic Chappell Ellison for a talk about feedback, groupthink, and why designers need to learn to accept criticism. We also have a group therapy session about the pitfalls of Twitter, social media, and opinions.

Jan 11 2015

1hr 34mins

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Aboutness (with Elliott Earls)

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Mitch is joined by returning guest Nancy Bernardo to talk with designer and educator Elliott Earls. Elliott is the head of the 2D MFA program at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. In addition to an examination of why the Cranbrook experience is unique among graduate programs, we talk about critique methods, graduate versus undergraduate education, the problem with computers, and why making good work is so damn hard.

Mar 04 2015

1hr 9mins

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A Plan to Have a Plan, Part 1

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In the first of a two-part episode, Mitch and Namdev delve into process with capital P; not process as a generalization, but the specific Processes for making real projects. Namdev talks through two projects: "Past Objects" is a book he designed in 2010, and "R.U.R" is a poster he made last year after completely rewriting both his ideation methods and how he works with clients. The end result is a wide-ranging conversation about how something gets designed.

Feb 11 2014

1hr 9mins

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On Context

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Mitch and Josuha look at the year ahead by talking about how design education and design practice live in different contexts, and how each should be approached differently. We also discuss the role of time in the design process, and how the painter Gerhard Richter approaches his work.

Jan 06 2016

49mins

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Go Be Brave (with Lucinda Hitchcock and John Caserta)

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Mitch travels to Providence, Rhode Island and visits his alma matter: the Graphic Design department at the Rhode Island School of Design. There he speaks with longtime faculty member Lucinda Hitchcock and department head John Caserta about the radical changes the BFA program has gone through over the past couple of years. They talk about inquiry-based and on-demand learning, flexible outcomes, and transparency and knowledge sharing among faculty and students.

Jun 13 2015

1hr 27mins

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Own It

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Why are students - who’ve often never had a client - so down on them? Is it something we’re accidentally teaching them? Mitch and Namdev discuss the differences between school and professional life (the good and bad), ways to make parts of academia more like client work without making worthless projects, and whether students should graduate straight into freelance instead of looking for a job.

Apr 05 2014

1hr 25mins

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Back To School (with Jarrett Fuller)

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Mitch and Josuha welcome back Jarrett Fuller to the podcast to talk about his decision to leave a job at Facebook and attend graduate school at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. We talk about what went into choosing MICA, what the program is like, the difference between a BFA and an MFA, and how it feels to be a teacher instead of a student.

Dec 11 2015

1hr 12mins

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Form & Inquiry (with Martin Venezky)

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In a special episode of Through Process, Mitch and returning guest Nancy Bernardo are joined by designer and educator Martin Venezky. We recorded this conversation with a live studio audience of RIT Graphic Design students. We spoke with Martin about his studio practice, teaching form, using photography, attending Cranbrook, and his influences.

May 21 2015

1hr 7mins

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Defend That Kernel (with Sean Blanda)

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Mitch and Joshua are joined by Sean Blanda for a conversation about truth, bullshit, and posturing. Sean is the Director and Editor-in-Chief of 99u, an organization that publishes books, magazines, online content, and also holds an annual conference for creative professionals and students. We discuss Sean’s ideas about self-proclaimed experts, knowing the actual value of listening to other people, and developing your own voice as a creative practitioner. We also debate the value of self-awareness, and try to understand what to look for in a conference.

Jul 19 2016

1hr 2mins

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Competition (with Brian Edlefson)

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Joshua and Mitch talk about design competitions with guest Brian Edlefson, who is a designer and educator from Michigan. Mitch was just a judge at AIGA Minnesota’s Design Show 2016, and Brian was a judge of the same Design Show in 2014. We try to understand the value of design competitions, and explore issues that comes from judging work that exists within a competition instead of inside a real context. We also consider what is missing from these competitions, and wether they are worth entering or not.

Jun 27 2016

1hr 11mins

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The Idea Of Process (with Tim Belonax)

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Mitch and Joshua are joined by designer and educator Tim Belonax for a wide-ranging chat about process. We consider how to teach process as both an approach and as a methodology, without merely asking students to imitate their teachers. Tim also talks about his time at Facebook’s Analog Research Laboratory, and his book “The Reward is in the Process”. We also debate the value and distraction of social media, and discuss why podcasting is becoming such a popular way to discuss design.

Apr 03 2016

1hr 15mins

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Don't Be Afraid (with Amy and Jennifer Hood)

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Mitch speaks with designers and twin sisters Amy and Jennifer Hood from Hoodzpah Design Co. in Southern California. Amy and Jen explain how they became successful designers without the benefit of a traditional college education, and what they wish students were learning in college. They also consider the importance of self-initiated projects, and what it is like being women in today’s design culture.

Mar 13 2016

55mins

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Be Who You Are (with Carra Sykes and Marleigh Culver)

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Since graduation is coming up, Mitch talks with his former students Carra Sykes and Marleigh Culver about how school prepared (and did not prepare) them for life as working designers. We also find out how they got their current jobs, what inspires them, and what being a young female designer is like in today’s world. Carra and Marleigh also offer advice for soon-to-graduate students about what’s next.

Mar 02 2016

58mins

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Slowness And Sameness (with Mig Reyes)

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Joshua and Mitch welcome designer and educator Mig Reyes to the podcast to chat about teaching at The Starter League. We also discuss his time at Basecamp and Threadless, the sameness of design on the web, and why taking more time might make your work better. Mig also explains why Lorem Ipsum is bad, and why Chicago is a great design city.

Feb 27 2016

1hr

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Teams Not Clients (with Renda Morton)

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Mitch and Joshua are joined by NY Times Product Design Director Renda Morton to talk about working with teams instead of clients, being anonymous, and how to integrate user feedback on a huge property like the NY Times website. We also talk about the worst things we ever made, the trouble with Lorem Ipsum, and educating product designers.

Feb 13 2016

52mins

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Kindergarten Mode (with Keetra Dean Dixon)

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Keetra Dean Dixon maintains a hybrid practice creating art, design, illustration, and experiences. Mitch is joined by his wife and design partner Anne Jordan, and returning guest Nancy Bernardo to speak with Keetra about moving to rural Alaska from New York City, what her routines and studio space are like, and how she keeps developing her curiosity. Keetra also lets us in on her favorite podcasts, and why humor is the ultimate form of genius.

Jan 29 2016

48mins

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Abrasively Charming (with Richard Saul Wurman)

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In this episode Joshua and Mitch talk to architect, graphic designer, author, and TED Conference founder Richard Saul Wurman. Wurman touches on why he’s written books ranging from the collected writing of Louis Kahn to understanding health care, his approach to teaching, and working with fear.

Jan 17 2016

40mins

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Designers On The Couch (with Kerry William Purcell)

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Joshua and Mitch welcome Kerry William Purcell, who is a British author writing about design, photography, and visual cultural theory. Starting with his book about Alexy Brodovitch, we talk about the relationship between history and contemporary practice, and discuss how designers should look outside the established canon of design history. We also try to understand the American Presidential election, and examine how we make connections with design artifacts before we know what design artifacts are.

Jan 11 2016

1hr 3mins

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On Context

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Mitch and Josuha look at the year ahead by talking about how design education and design practice live in different contexts, and how each should be approached differently. We also discuss the role of time in the design process, and how the painter Gerhard Richter approaches his work.

Jan 06 2016

49mins

Play

Back To School (with Jarrett Fuller)

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Mitch and Josuha welcome back Jarrett Fuller to the podcast to talk about his decision to leave a job at Facebook and attend graduate school at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. We talk about what went into choosing MICA, what the program is like, the difference between a BFA and an MFA, and how it feels to be a teacher instead of a student.

Dec 11 2015

1hr 12mins

Play

Anti-Anti-Intellectualism (with Ian Lynam)

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Mitch and Josuha chat with Ian Lynam about his hybrid practice of teaching, writing, and designing. After considering the anti-intellectual trend that seems to be growing in graphic design culture, they discuss what needs to change in design criticism, education, and practice. They also discuss process-oriented teaching pedagogy, and Ian asks everyone to reveal their design heroes.

Aug 31 2015

1hr 29mins

Play

Go Be Brave (with Lucinda Hitchcock and John Caserta)

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Read more
Mitch travels to Providence, Rhode Island and visits his alma matter: the Graphic Design department at the Rhode Island School of Design. There he speaks with longtime faculty member Lucinda Hitchcock and department head John Caserta about the radical changes the BFA program has gone through over the past couple of years. They talk about inquiry-based and on-demand learning, flexible outcomes, and transparency and knowledge sharing among faculty and students.

Jun 13 2015

1hr 27mins

Play

Form & Inquiry (with Martin Venezky)

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In a special episode of Through Process, Mitch and returning guest Nancy Bernardo are joined by designer and educator Martin Venezky. We recorded this conversation with a live studio audience of RIT Graphic Design students. We spoke with Martin about his studio practice, teaching form, using photography, attending Cranbrook, and his influences.

May 21 2015

1hr 7mins

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Too Small To Fail, Part 2 (with Dan Ibarra)

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In the second of a two-part conversation, Joshua and Mitch continue their talk with Dan Ibarra about Schoolhaus, which is a new model of non-traditional design education that Dan co-founded in Minneapolis.

May 16 2015

57mins

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Too Small To Fail, Part 1 (with Dan Ibarra)

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In the first of a two-part conversation, Joshua and Mitch talk with Dan Ibarra from Aesthetic Apparatus about Schoolhaus, which is a new model of non-traditional design education that Dan co-founded in Minneapolis.

May 16 2015

46mins

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Aboutness (with Elliott Earls)

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Mitch is joined by returning guest Nancy Bernardo to talk with designer and educator Elliott Earls. Elliott is the head of the 2D MFA program at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. In addition to an examination of why the Cranbrook experience is unique among graduate programs, we talk about critique methods, graduate versus undergraduate education, the problem with computers, and why making good work is so damn hard.

Mar 04 2015

1hr 9mins

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Contextual Frameworks of Practice, or Is it Just Bullshit? (with Nancy Bernardo)

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Mitch and Joshua are joined by designer and educator Nancy Bernardo for a talk about bullshit. We discuss the value (or not) of bullshit, post-facto rationalization, and consider what would happen if designers were not allowed to bullshit about their work.

Feb 12 2015

1hr 19mins

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It's OK To Like Things (with Chappell Ellison)

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Mitch and Joshua welcome back design critic Chappell Ellison for a talk about feedback, groupthink, and why designers need to learn to accept criticism. We also have a group therapy session about the pitfalls of Twitter, social media, and opinions.

Jan 11 2015

1hr 34mins

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