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

Nov 22, 2017

In the third episode Lizzy and Darlene Okpo, the designers and sisters behind New York-based fashion label William Okpo, detail what gives their line its identity, the personas that shape a collection, and the intersection of expression and utility in fashion design. 

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Oct 26, 2017

The second episode features the winners of this year’s Material Design awards, who sat down to talk with Liam while being honored for their work at SPAN Pittsburgh. Listen as the creative teams from NPR One, Eventbrite, Momondo, and Blinkist detail how they each built experiences with distinct personality, and discuss...


Sep 27, 2017

In the premiere episode, Liam speaks with Mark Talbot and Youngjin Yoon of Talbot & Yoon, a New York-based design firm focused on objects, furniture, and home goods. The designers discuss making play a central tenet of their practice, how objects evolve, recontextualizing architecture to make it more accessible, and...