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The 5 Best Design and Development Podcasts

by Margaret Penney | November 22, 2016

Graphic design and web development podcasts are a great way to stay up-to-date about the latest in your field. You can listen to them on your morning commute or have them in the background as you work on a design or build a website. Included here are some of the most informative and useful design and development podcasts out there. You can learn about the latest technology and design trends and listen to interviews with leading designers and engineers.

Deeply Graphic Design Podcast

The Deeply Graphic Design ‘designcast’ is an even blend of creative and practical advice for web and graphic designers.  The host Wes McDowell discusses topics like Facebook ads, cinemagraphs, using social media, clients, logo design, and web design trends. The series focuses  on topical design issues of the day and provides a very current perspective.

The Big Web Show

The Big Web Show is hosted by web and usability expert Jeffrey Zeldman. Guests in the field are invited to discuss web publishing, graphic design, typography, content strategy and web technology. Guests have included Glenn Davis from Cool Site of the Day and The Web Standards Project, June Kim the art director of, and Lea Verou the writer of CSS Secrets from O’Reilly.


The Web Ahead

The Web Ahead is hosted by Jen Simmons and includes conversations with web experts regarding their field and the future of web technology. Guest discuss topics like responsive web design, web archiving, front-end development and typography for the web.


Design Matters

Design Matters is hosted by Debbie Millman a designer, artist, educator, brand consultant and Creative Director for Print Magazine. Each week on the podcast she speaks with leading architects, artists, information designers, graphic designers, and brand experts.


On the Grid

On the Grid is a lively, honest and unscripted podcast hosted by Matt McInerny, Andy Mangold and Dan Auer. Each week they discuss design in micro and macro, including design stories and how design affects culture and our environment.




Margaret Penney is the Managing Editor of Notes on Design. Margaret is a teacher, designer, writer and new media artist and founder of Hello Creative Co.


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