Debbie Millman – Brave Heart, Big Life
We have such a treat for you this week with the truly multi-talented and globally respected Debbie Millman.
Debbie is a designer, author, educator, artist, brand expert and host of one of the world’s longest running and highly respected podcasts, Design Matters.
Named one of the most creative people in business by Fast Company and one of the most influential designers working today by Graphic Design USA, Debbie has also written six books, her artwork has been exhibited in numerous galleries, and she co-founded the world’s first Masters in Branding.
She’s also one of the most authentic and thoughtful people we’ve met.
From difficult and traumatic beginnings, Debbie has gone on to have a stellar career.
She was President of Sterling Brands for 20 years and grew the company from 15 people to 150 before selling the business. She’s created many many iconic household brands that you see in stores today, including for Haagen-Dazs, Burger King, 7Up, and Star Wars merchandise.
In this episode you’ll learn:
- How the worst day of Debbie’s life ended up being probably the most important day of her life,
- Why she feels branding is one of the most significant disciplines in our culture and lives today,
- Her advice about developing self esteem; and
- What’s she’s learnt from over 500 podcast interviews with some incredible guests.
Enjoy this episode with the insightful and inspiring Debbie Millman
Debbie’s TED talk – How Symbols and Brands Shape our Humanity
Society 6 Debbie Millman – various designs by Debbie that you can buy
How to Build Your Personal Brand – A Course with Debbie Millman
The Art of the Story – Creating Visual Narratives
Futurists Debbie mentions:
Photography credit: John Madere Photography