Posts Tagged ‘Debbie Millman’


Fail Safe

Thursday, September 25th, 2014


“Several years ago, Steve Heller asked me to contribute to a book titled: Design Disasters: Great Designers, Fabulous Failure, and Lessons Learned. In thinking of the myriad failures I had experienced over the course of my life thus far, I decided to write about my biggest failure of all: my complete lack of belief in pursuing my original dreams.” — Debbie Millman

The effort resulted in a stunning and personal visual essay that was then featured in Debbie’s book Look Both Ways, and as a commencement speech at San Jose State University.

Now, in it’s fourth reincarnation, Debbie’s thoughts on Failure can be viewed in a fully-synched audio/visual experience by clicking here<<


Now UP on Design Matters…

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014


Gary Hustwit is an independent filmmaker based in New York and London. He has produced six feature documentaries and made his directorial debut with Helvetica, a documentary about graphic design and typography. In 2009 his second film Objectified was released to rave reviews.

>>Click here to hear Debbie’s full interview with Gary


Defining Innovation

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014


In a recent interview over at, Debbie discussed what drives innovation with Senior Curator for the Museum of Modern Art, Paola Antonelli.

Click here to see the interview

And learn all about Sterling’s own Innovation team by clicking here


Now UP! on Design Matters…

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Great conversations with Dani Shapiro and Noah Brier!

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Dani Shapiro is the bestselling author of the memoirs Devotion and Slow Motion, and five novels including Black & White and Family History. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, One Story, Elle, The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times, and has been widely anthologized.

Noah Brier uses the web to understand the world — every encounter with information is a potential web waiting to be untangled. He is the co-founder of Percolate and was last head of planning and strategy at The Barbarian Group. He’s also the co-founder of creative coffee meet-ups likemind that happen globally, and the builder of many amazing websites.

Check them out here<<


Now UP! on Design Matters…

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014


This week on Design Matters, Debbie spoke with Brian Singer, communication design team leader at Facebook. Click here to listen to them talk about why he went to work for Facebook, his 1,000 Journals Project, and why the audience for younger designers should not be limited to the design community.


Now UP! on Design Matters

Monday, May 12th, 2014
Brand new design conversations with Maria Giudice, Scott Lerman, Rachel Sussman, Steven Heller are now UP at Design Observer!
Click here for the full lineup!<<

Brand new design conversations with Maria Giudice, Scott Lerman, Rachel Sussman, Steven Heller are now UP at Design Observer!


Click here for the full lineup!<<


Sterling Buzz…

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Check out this fantastic and enlightening article on How New York’s Subway Signs Came To Be (featuring insights on branding from our own Debbie Millman!)

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Now UP! on Design Matters

Thursday, April 24th, 2014


Michael P. Donovan and Nancye Green are founding partners of Donovan/Green, a brand strategy firm whose partners advise on brand strategy, identify opportunity and develop processes to achieve business objectives. Donovan/Green focuses its expertise on clients in media, real estate development, financial services, technology, consumer products, entertainment and design.

Check out their conversation with Debbie here<<


New Episodes UP! on Design Matters

Monday, April 14th, 2014


Fresh new episodes of Design Matters with Debbie Millman are now up on Design Observer! Check out the latest conversations with Jonathan Harris, Joe Marianek, and Debra Bishop by clicking here<<