Podcasts gain more popularity every day. Freelancers, designers, marketers or even entrepreneurs are using this digital medium. The reason why podcasts have gained so much popularity is their accessibility. There are tons of free resourceful podcasts that you can listen to.
As a graphic designer, one of the best ways to keep up with the changes and trends from the design world, is listening to podcasts. Therefore, we round up a list of podcasts that you can listen so you won’t miss anything important like banning “Comic Sans”.
With your help we want to make this list bigger. There are lots of podcasts for designers and we know that we hadn’t covered all of them. So give us a hand and tell us what’s your favourite design podcast and let’s create the biggest list of design podcasts. Write a comment with your favorite design related podcast and tell us why you like it and we will feature the comment in the list.
1. On The Grid
Hosted by designers Matt McInerney, Andy Mangold and Dan Auer, “On the Grid is a weekly podcast that approaches the relationship between the world and design. It also shows how they influence one another.
2. Design Matters
With over 140 episodes, “Design Matters” is a must for any designer. Debbie Millman is a great interviewer and she always gets the best out of her guests. If you want to learn more about from the professionals that shaped the world of design, subscribe to this podcast today.
3. Mac Power Users
If you are a designer there’s a good chance that you are using a Mac. Apple revolutionized the graphic design as we know it today with their hardware and software products. This podcast is here to help you get the best out of your Mac.
4. Design Guy
Tips, tricks, inspiration and design concepts, all of them packed in a highly concentrated podcast. Every episode is short and concise. A great podcast for the design geek in you .
5. Unfinished Business
Besides making great work, designers must learn how to promote it. The main problem that designers face and artists for that matter, is that they are usually not sales people. This podcast covers the business side of design.
This podcast is hosted by Gene Crawford and Giovanni DiFeterici, two amazing design experts. Although it addresses web designers more, there are lots of thing that graphic designers can learn too.
7. The Web Ahead
Everything that a designer should know about the new technology, creativity and famous designers, all concentrated in a weekly podcast hosted by Jen Simmons. If you want to be ahead of the competition then this is a must!
8. Happy monday
For most people Mondays are anything but happy. That’s why, Nicole Fenton posts every Monday a podcast packed with great content so you can start your week informed and inspired.
9. Let’s Make Mistakes
The hosts of this show, Mike Monteiro and Jessie Char are two talented designers who like to cover unconventional subjects. They approach lots of design topics in a funny and interactive manner.
10. Design Details
Created in January this year, “Design Details” is a great free resource for designers to learn and connect with one another. Since launch, it has gained a lot of popularity among designers with over 60.000 downloads per week.
It doesn’t matter if you are a developer, designer or website owner, you will find this podcast informative and fun. Boagworld is a good source for your weekly nugget of inspiration and creativity brought to you by Paul Boag and Marcus Lillington.
If you want to know what it’s like to be a Global Chief Creative Officer at a well known marketing communications agencies or you want to hear more from great designers and marketers like Neil Patel or Chris Maclean then you need to subscribe to this podcast.
13. Deeply Graphic Design
A great podcast hosted by 6 amazing designers and artists. It covers lots of interesting design related topics like trends in logo design, business cards or if the Apple Watch is suitable for a designer.
Are you new in the design universe and you want to make a living with your work? Then this is the perfect podcast for you. The hosts, Sean McCabe and Ben Toalson are two great entrepreneurs who will walk you through the ins and outs of making a living online and many other topics.
15. Adventures in Design
Mark Brickey and Billy Baumann are the awesome hosts of this podcast. This daily talk show is a great resource for creative people and designers. You will find it very educational and always entertaining.
Nick Campbell and his dynamic crew from Greyscalegorilla managed to answer a lot of import questions about design in their podcast. He covers topics like work ethics, how to make money with design or how to get a job. For more tutorials, tips and tricks, subscribe to this podcast and be part of this awesome community.
In this list of podcasts we covered a lot of podcasts that are addressed mainly to freelance designers, advertisers or creative people. This podcast, though, is for those who want to know more insights from an agency. If you want to have an design agency or if you own one, this podcast is a must.
So back to you. What’s your favourite podcast on design and why do you like it?