Designers Drink is a podcast with designers for designers, anyone interested in design, anyone who works with designers, and anyone who wants to be a designer. The purpose of this show is to make the design world a little smaller—to bring us together so we can know each other and learn from each other and be inspired by each other. If you or someone you know would be a great fit for an episode, email me.
Lin Zagorski and I were introduced through Episode 6 guest, Jess Warren. She invited me to her home in north Austin and made the best White Russians I’ve ever had, partially thanks to Cafecito Coffee Liqueur. It’s really lovely to be able to see someone’s home and studio space, how they decorate it, how they use the space. Lin’s space is impeccably designed, as you would expect. You can follow her in Instagram to get a peek inside.
Even though I’m on the other side of the world right now, I’m still looking forward to planning this designers dinner party with you, Lin!
Episode 7 of Designers Drink: Lin Zagorski
Lin lives in: Austin
What we drank: White Russians, dude, with Cafecito Coffee Liqueur.
Lin’s Two Books (every designer should read):
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Listener Question: What designers would you invite to your dinner party and what would you eat? Answer in the comments below!
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Just now finished this ep. Over in the software development community, I’ve seen several different ways organizers use to ensure broader representation and participation. (I’ve also seen organizers fail at this.)
One way is to have an “unconference” track in parallel with prepared talks. Attendees decide the agenda the day of the unconference and volunteer to organize individual discussions.
Another is the “everyone pays, everyone can present” model. With this, everyone pays a small fee (to cover the venue and meals), and you try to find a place with tons of rooms to ensure you have time for everyone to have an opportunity to present.
This could be a podcast episode in and of itself 😉
These are great ideas. This way, someone could escape the catch 22 of wanting to present at a conference but never being invited because they’ve never presented at a conference.