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A Brand Called You

It takes work to get the work you love. It takes knowing how to interview well, how to communicate flawlessly, how to articulate your own purpose and to simultaneously do this while facing tremendous rejection.
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Overview

It takes work to get the work you love. It takes knowing how to interview well, how to communicate flawlessly, how to articulate your own purpose and to simultaneously do this while facing tremendous rejection. Debbie Millman is one of the most influential design minds of our time; an author, educator, brand strategist, and founder and host of the acclaimed podcast Design Matters. Are you spending enough time on looking for, finding and working towards winning a great job? Are you doing everything you can—every single day—to stay in “career shape”? What else should you be doing? Join Debbie and answer these questions you should be asking yourself.

About

Debbie Millman

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Debbie Millman is a writer, designer, educator, artist, brand consultant and host of the podcast 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 Millman is also an author, educator, curator, and host of the podcast Design Matters.

As the founder and host of Design Matters, one of the world’s first and longest-running podcasts, Millman has interviewed over 400 artists, designers, and cultural commentators, including Marina Abramovic, Steven Pinker, Milton Glaser, Malcolm Gladwell, Shepard Fairey, Barbara Kruger, Amanda Palmer, Alain de Botton and many more. In the 13 years since its inception, the show has garnered over a five-million downloads per year, a Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, and iTunes has designated it one of the best overall podcasts.

Debbie is the author of six books, including two collections of interviews that have extended the ethos and editorial vision of Design Matters to the printed page: How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer and Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits. Both books have been published in over 10 languages.

In 2009 Debbie co-founded with Steven Heller the world’s first graduate program in branding at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Now in its eighth year, the program has achieved international acclaim. The inaugural class wrote and designed the Rockport book Brand Bible: The Complete Guide to Building, Designing and Sustaining Brands, in 2013 the students created the branding for the Museum of Modern Art’s retail program, Destination: New York, the class of 2015 worked to reposition a Kappa Middle School in Harlem, the class of 2016 rebranded Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation and the class of 2017 worked with Kholsa Ventures, Performance Space New York and Chobani Incubators.

Debbie’s illustrations have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, New York Magazine, PrintMagazine, Design Observer, and Fast Company. She is the author of two books of illustrated essays: Look Both Ways and Self-Portrait As Your Traitor; the latter of which has been awarded a Gold Mobius, a Print Typography Award, and a medal from the Art Directors Club. Her artwork is included in the Boston Biennale, Chicago Design Museum, Anderson University, School of Visual Arts, Long Island University, The Wolfsonion Museum, and the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art. She has been critic-in-residence at Cranbrook University, Old Dominion University, and Notre Dame University, and has conducted visual storytelling workshops all over the world.

Debbie is also President Emeritus of AIGA, one of five women to hold the position in the organization’s 100-year history. She is a frequent speaker on design and branding and has moderated Design Yatra in India, presented keynote lectures at Rotman School of Management, Princeton University, Michigan Modern, the Hong Kong Design Association, the Melbourne Writers Festival, Design Thinkers in Toronto, the Festival of Art and Design in Barcelona, Webstock in New Zealand, QVED in Munich, ING in Dubai, ND2C in Pakistan and many more. She has been a juror for competitions including Cannes Lions, The Clio’s, the One Club, and many, many more.

By This Expert

Class Introduction

01: Class Introduction

Class Introduction

13 min
Defining Brand

02: Defining Brand

Defining Brand

10 min
Finding Your Mindset

03: Finding Your Mindset

Finding Your Mindset

5 min
Winning A Job Vs. Getting A Job

04: Winning A Job Vs. Getting A Job

Winning A Job Vs. Getting A Job

15 min
Busy Is A Decision

05: Busy Is A Decision

Busy Is A Decision

3 min
Honing Your Mindset

06: Honing Your Mindset

Honing Your Mindset

8 min
Generators Vs. Drains

07: Generators Vs. Drains

Generators Vs. Drains

20 min
Developing Your Mission (Statement)

08: Developing Your Mission (Statement)

Developing Your Mission (Statement)

26 min
Identifying Table Stakes

09: Identifying Table Stakes

Identifying Table Stakes

14 min
Characterizing Leadership

10: Characterizing Leadership

Characterizing Leadership

19 min
Crafting Your Message

11: Crafting Your Message

Crafting Your Message

12 min
How To Master Presentation

12: How To Master Presentation

How To Master Presentation

12 min
The Importance Of Being Trustworthy

13: The Importance Of Being Trustworthy

The Importance Of Being Trustworthy

5 min
How To Achieve Success At Your Interview–Part 1

14: How To Achieve Success At Your Interview–Part 1

How To Achieve Success At Your Interview–Part 1

20 min
How To Achieve Success At Your Interview–Part 2

15: How To Achieve Success At Your Interview–Part 2

How To Achieve Success At Your Interview–Part 2

22 min
Artificial Harmony

16: Artificial Harmony

Artificial Harmony

10 min
Developing Your Methodology

17: Developing Your Methodology

Developing Your Methodology

10 min
How To Get The Interview

18: How To Get The Interview

How To Get The Interview

25 min
Tips On Self Promotion

19: Tips On Self Promotion

Tips On Self Promotion

6 min
Email Best And Worst Practices

20: Email Best And Worst Practices

Email Best And Worst Practices

8 min
Creating A Stellar Resume And Cover Letter

21: Creating A Stellar Resume And Cover Letter

Creating A Stellar Resume And Cover Letter

6 min
Set Big Goals And Final Q&A

22: Set Big Goals And Final Q&A

Set Big Goals And Final Q&A

19 min