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Design Notes is a Google Design Podcast about creative work and what it teaches us, hosted by Liam Spradlin. Each episode we talk to people from unique creative fields to discover what inspires and unites us in our practice.

Aug 6, 2019

In this episode, Liam speaks with Conor Grebel about how lived experiences inform and are conveyed through creative work.

Our conversation traces Conorโ€™s journey toward creative work and the โ€œingredientsโ€ that help him craft soothing art for himself and others.

Note: The first half of this episode deals with topics...


Jul 9, 2019

In this episode, Liam speaks with Katie Garcia and Dustin Payseur, who together run independent music label Bayonet Records.

Garcia and Payseur (who also leads the band Beach Fossils) break down the complex relationship between a record label and the creative work it supports, the qualities of sonic design, and the magic...


Jun 11, 2019

In this episode, guest host Barbara Eldredge turns the tables, interviewing regular host Liam Spradlin about his own creative journey and reflecting on the themes that unite the first 25 episodes of Design Notes.

 

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May 14, 2019

In this episode, Liam speaks with Rob Giampietro, Design Director at the Museum of Modern Art. Giampietro shares his journey from studio designer to design manager, explores the unseen details of a museum experience, and describes the responsibility designers have to create impact.

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Apr 16, 2019

In this episode, Liam speaks with Clinton Cargill, the current visual director at Vanity Fair and former photo director at Bloomberg Businessweek. Cargill describes how he mastered the art of critically looking at pictures, what it takes to craft a compelling story with the expressive capabilities of photography, and...