Check out these interviews with design leaders featured in We Design: People. Practice. Progress.
Rachel Meade Smith
Freelance editor and content designer
Rachel Smith was one of many designers who quit their full-time jobs to pursue the freedom of freelance work. How did she fair this transition? Learn how textile artist, freelance editor, and content designer Rachel Smith navigated significant life changes in her interview with Journee Harris.
UX researcher at YouTube, Google
How does Senior Product Inclusion UX researcher on the YouTube team at Google, artist, public speaker, community organizer, and author De Nichols find balance in their busy life? Listen as designer De Nichols and interviewer Journee Harris discuss work and well-being.
Artist, designer, and urban planner who explores making cities more comfortable and contemplative places
Candy Chang is an artist pushing the boundaries of ritual in public life. She creates speculative rituals that speak to the pains of our age. Her public and interactive artworks invite viewers to question and discover how we use public spaces. Candy discusses her art practice and how it is informed by her work as a designer and urban planner in an exclusive interview with Design Museum Everywhere.
The Garden of Surging Waves in Astoria, Oregon, is a community space that uses storytelling to highlight the history of Chinese heritage in Astoria. Designing the garden was a harrowing eight-year undertaking. Throughout the process of negotiating a location change, finding funding, and organizing local Chinese elders, designer Suenn Ho was determined to create a community space worthy of Astoria’s rich history. The result is a contemplative space driven by custom-made art and eclectic architecture.
Listen as Urban Designer Suenn Ho and Design Museum Everywhere’s J.R. Uretsky discuss the design and symbolism behind Ho’s Garden of Surging Waves.
Co-founder and Director of Innovation
Greater Good Studio
Ever wonder what a Director of Innovation does? Curious about human-centered design? Listen as design leader George Aye and Design Museum Everywhere’s J.R. Uretsky discuss his work as the Director of Innovation and Co-founder of Greater Good Studio.
Dewayne Dale Jr.
Industrial Designer and Footwear Designer
Dewayne Dale Jr.
Dewayne Dale Jr., originally from Shiprock, New Mexico, talks to Journee Harris about how his love for sports and shoes growing up in the Navajo Nation inspired his journey to become an industrial and footwear designer.