In November, I reached out to good friend David Merriell about starting a podcast. I had been feeling creatively unsatisfied for some time and wanted to explore a new outlet. We knew we wanted to discuss something of which we both enjoyed and were knowledgable. Through a suggestion from David, we settled on the idea of discussing the role of design in sports. After a couple of name changes, The Design Game was born.
Being first-time podcasters, we learned a lot in the months leading up to our first episodes – equipment, editing, technology, RSS feeds, and the iTunes store. We thank Cliff Ravenscraft of Podcast Answer Man for his incredibly useful tutorials. Without his clear, concise YouTube clips, we’d still be fumbling around the internet trying to figure out the podcasting workflow.
Our first four episodes explore both the smallest design challenges like 1-game uniform designs to larger challenges like the design of NBA All-Star Weekend events. In the coming months, we’ll explore golf fashion and culture surrounding The Masters, European football and jerseys with ads, and throwback culture.
We hope you will listen and we look forward to sharing our thoughts on all things design-related in the sports world.
You can listen to every episode on iTunes or at thedesigngame.com.
5 replies on “A new venture”
Sounds awesome, subbing now. Biggest advice I’ve heard from the dozens of podcasts I listen to is consistency. Format, times, quality etc. Being a design guy that should come pretty natural. Good luck!
Thanks Matt! Agreed on consistency – David & I are learning everyday. Still working out the kinks with recording/editing but we’re getting better with each episode. I hope you enjoy!
I checked it out. Didn’t suck bad.
Thanks for listening!
Good luck, be careful of Font nerd overload!