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Design Notes is a Google Design Podcast about creative work and what it teaches us, hosted by Liam Spradlin. Each episode we talk to people from unique creative fields to discover what inspires and unites us in our practice.

Apr 20, 2021

This episode is part of a special series of three interviews, recorded remotely with the winners of the 2020 Material Design Awards, exploring what goes into creating an award-winning app.

Moooi, winning the award for Material Theming, focuses on aesthetic fundamentals like type, color, and imagery to create an...


Apr 20, 2021

This episode is part of a special series of three interviews, recorded remotely with the winners of the 2020 Material Design Awards, exploring what goes into creating an award-winning app.

KAYAK has taken their comprehensive price comparison and travel booking experience to the next level by translating their brand into...


Apr 20, 2021

This episode is part of a special series of three interviews, recorded remotely with the winners of the 2020 Material Design Awards, exploring what goes into creating an award-winning app.

Epsy uses motion meaningfully, guiding users living with Epilepsy through critical tasks to better their quality of life. In the...


Apr 21, 2020

In this episode, Liam speaks with BJ Best, a poet who teaches computers to do what humans can’t in the name of art. His network of ArtyBots is part of a vibrant scene of robots creating, sharing, and collaborating with one another on virtual art. In the interview, Best describes the reflective opportunities and...


Mar 17, 2020

Design Notes is a show about creative work and what it teaches us. In this episode, Liam speaks with illustrator, editorial designer, and author Laurie Rosenwald about how she’s managed to cultivate an aesthetic—and a career—around “making mistakes on purpose.” Learn how chaos and collage can come together to...