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The Boston Designcast

The Boston Designcast

By AIGA Boston
Boston, and Massachusetts in general, is a design force. Innovation and design is just as much part of our history as tea in the harbor. At AIGA Boston we want to share the cool things that people are doing in the city and how design is flourishing. From the boom of tech companies in the seaport district, to the tradition of print in Cambridge and everything in between The Boston Designcast is here to highlight the design that shapes how we live and where you can find it.
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Design for Hire: Tactics for Building a Diverse Team with Julianna Akuamoah

The Boston Designcast

Mark Reusch
In this episode we speak with illustrator Mark Reusch. 
December 02, 2020
Communication, with Brain Arts
In this episode we speak with a Boston arts organization called Brain Arts. Learn all about Brain arts, The Boston Compass, and The Dorchester Art Project as we speak with Boston's defenders of the arts. 
August 21, 2020
Get Down to Business with Matthew Stumm
Matthew Stumm, owner of Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing sits down with us to talk design careers, being creative with your business strategy, healthcare, and the Wu-Tang Clan.  Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing: AIGA Boston: Become a Member:
May 07, 2020
Design for Hire: Tactics for Building a Diverse Team with Julianna Akuamoah
Learn from SVP of Human Resources, Julianna Akuamoah, about how to hire and support great diverse talent. Julianna Akuamoah is the SVP of Human Resources at Arnold Worldwide where she develops strategy related to recruitment, talent management, retention, workplace culture, and more. With over 10 years of human resource experience within the marketing and advertising fields, she provides industry-specific thought leadership on Diversity & Inclusion. Her work has been covered by Adweek, Campaign, and The Ad Club. Julianna holds a degree in Neuroscience with a focus in Psychobiology from Wellesley College. Arnold Worldwide: AIGA Boston: Become a Member:
February 20, 2020
Coinage, Music and Papyrus with Chris Costello
Chris Costello sits down with us to talk about his design journey from designing for bands to the infamous font Papyrus and work he's done for the US Mint.  AIGA Boston: Become a Member:
August 27, 2019
Designing for the Democratic Process featuring The Creative Cabinet
The Creative Cabinet is a place where people with creative talent can lend their time and expertise to help progressive, grassroots candidates craft well designed and well communicated campaigns. At they match creative practitioners looking to get civically engaged with everyday citizens that share their values and have taken the bold step of running for office.  Michael Walsh is an art director and graphic designer with experience working for a variety of major brands like JetBlue, General Motors, Dunkin' Donuts and Bank of America. He is Co-founder and Creative Director of The Creative Cabinet.   Spencer Johnson is technology consultant with experience working for early stage enterprise software companies, the Department of Veteran Affairs, and Uber. He is Co-founder and Director of Operations of The Creative Cabinet.  Run for Something: More about Creative Cabinet:  AIGA Boston: Become a Member:
May 27, 2019
The Future of Design Education with Heather Shaw
It’s not a secret that technology is moving so fast it’s hard to keep up, especially design education. In the last few decades the way we think about design has dramatically changed so how are students keeping up? In this episode we talk to Heather Shaw, associate professor at Lesley university and graphic designer about design education, where it's been and where it's headed. More about Heather: Lesley University's Instagram: AIGA Boston: Become a Member:
January 29, 2019
Design + Travel Part 2 feat. Abby Shobajo, AIGA Boston 2018 Emerge Scholarship Winner
This is a part 2 to our episode Design + Travel. In this episode, we talk to design student and 2018 EMERGE Scholarship winner, Abby Shobajo. She shares her experience traveling to Copenhagen and how that has shaped her ideas of design. Abby's Website: Stir Copenhagen: AIGA Boston: Become a Member:
December 19, 2018
Design Reflections with Mark James
Mark James is the Founder of Envision Design and teaches design at Lesley University. In this episode, he talks about his design process and philosophy and how they influence each other both in practice and in teaching. Envision: More about Mark: AIGA Boston: Become a Member:
October 27, 2018
Design + Travel featuring Stephanie Grey of Stir Copenhagen
Stephanie Grey is a design educator at Framingham State University and Founder of Stir Copenhagen, a multi-sensory design tour of Copenhagen, Denmark. Stir Copenhagen: AIGA Boston: Become a Member:
October 17, 2018
Design Collections featuring Michael Russem
Michael Russem is the curator of the Katherine Small Gallery. The gallery is dedicated to exhibits about graphic design and has a small offering of books about the same. Michael also collects all kinds of designs from Penguin Classics to stamps to Japanese matchbooks. Katherine Small Gallery: AIGA Boston: Become a Member:
October 10, 2018
Welcome to the Boston Designcast!
This is a podcast that explores Boston design and how it touches the way we live.
October 05, 2018