By Jeff Close
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Listen Close is a side project by Jeff Close, student at the School of Visual Arts. Jeff wants to connect many areas of the design community through discussions on design thinking and issues that are both opinionated and thoughtful. He hopes that Listen Close will act as a tool for a greater learning process on design and through conversation.
||CleanJessica Walsh||Within 5 years from graduating at RISD in the Graphic Design program, Jessica Walsh has her feet firmly planted at one of the most influential design studios today, partnered with one of the most influential designers—Stefan Sagmeister. On this show,||4/7/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeter Buchanan-Smith||Peter Buchanan-Smith is a graduate of SVA's Master of Design program. He has also done graphic design work for Wilco, Isaac Mizrahi and Philip Glass. Today however, his focus is on Best Made Company, which was started with the intention to tell a story.||4/7/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJulia Hoffmann||Julia Hoffman is the creative director for The Department of Advertising and Graphic Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In other words, she leads an in-house design team that designs exhibits in the museum for you to interact with. On||1/11/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeborah Adler||Deborah Adler focuses on seeking design opportunities in industries that need help most. She is highly influential in the medical field partly due to her thesis project she developed in school, which is now known as the ClearRX system. Deborah shares he||1/9/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSteven Heller & Lita Talarico||Steven Heller and Lita Talarico have been at the forefront of design education for quite some time. They are the chairs of successful Masters programs in design and have really pushed the MFA status quo. I ask them why it's so important to have educatio||1/9/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArem Duplessis||Arem Duplessis is a name you should be familiar with. He has been the creative mind behind some of the most prolific magazines. With his feet planted firmly at the New York Times Magazine, to say the least, he oversees how an urgent issue should feel an||1/9/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAllan Chochinov||Allan Chochinov is highly influential in the world of product design. He's the editor in Chief at Core77 and recently the Chair of the MFA Products of Design program at the School of Visual Arts. On this show, Allan talks about his program and what made||12/7/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJames Victore||James Victore isn't just a graphic designer, he isn't just an author, he's not only a teacher and a mentor, and most certainly he isn't just a badass. He's all of that combined. He has carved out a place for himself in graphic design history and truly s||11/10/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOCD||Jennifer Kinon and Bobby Martin run OCD Agency, a modest branding and design agency in New York City. The projects they take on often seem like they would exceed the resources of the small studio. Nevertheless, their innovation, creativity, and passion||10/27/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNicole Jacek||Nicole Jacek has made her mark in the design world by achieving the goals she set when she got "dragged" into it. She has worked with some of the most prolific designers today and has recently left her post at karlssonwilker, where she had been creative||10/20/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJessica Helfand||Jessica Helfand is a firm believer that graphic design is more than just typography or branding. A partner at Winterhouse, senior critic at Yale, and founding writer of Design Observer, Jessica talks about how she has changed as a designer, and how desi||10/14/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPaul Sahre||Paul Sahre has been running his own studio for a while. His wisdom and wit shown through his work tell us who he is as a designer. He shares what he thinks designers should have and what they should think more about. http://www.listencloseshow.com/||10/7/2012||Free||View in iTunes|