Podcasts are a fantastic way to stay on top of everything design-related with very little effort. Whether you’re driving home from work/school, working on a project, or exercising, you have the ability to listen to podcasts simultaneously. Let’s jump right into my list of 5 of my personal favorite podcasts to get you started!
01. Deeply Graphic DesignCast
Hosted by: Wes McDowell
The Deeply Graphic DesignCast is chalked full of relevant discussions related to the design industry. The topics don’t always directly target rookie designers, but I learned a lot about what to expect in the real design world. Without ever having a client, I already knew how to professionally manage a multitude of situations I would eventually be faced with!
Hosted by: Paul Boag
Boagworld is (but wasn’t always) geared towards User Experience design. This show is humorous, filled with unrelated anecdotes, British sass, and occasionally some useful design-related discussions. They’ve been around for quite a while, so go back through their archives and check out their past episodes—most of it is still very relevant.
03. Design Matters
Hosted by: Debbie Millman
Debbie features a new guest on each show; oftentimes they’re a well-known designer or professional from a design-related field. This show provides a great way to familiarize yourself with some of the bigger names in the industry discover both their successes and failures throughout their personal journeys.
04. Adventures in Design
Hosted by: Mark Brickey
This high-energy show explores the creative process, passion projects, and lifestyles of a number of well-known and not-so-well-known illustrators, artists and designers from all walks of life. There’s no holding back and no sugar-coating anything here.
05. Rookie Designer Podcast
Hosted by: Adam Hay & Others
The Rookie Designer Podcast is probably the most relevant podcast for newer designers. Unfortunately, Adam Hay (the original host) stopped publishing episodes a while back. The show obtained a couple new hosts semi-recently, but I strongly recommend giving the older episodes a listen. While the show is pretty dated, a lot of the content still remains timeless.