Design Festival Podcast #10: Elliot Jay Stocks on 8 Faces and more

Simon Pascal Klein

Welcome back to the show after a brief hiatus. This week I caught up with the well-known designer Elliot Jay Stocks. We talk about his career, his “8 Faces” typography mag, email management made easier with TextExpander, conferencing, and more.

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Episode Summary


Content Rundown

  • Guest intro
  • Sourhaze, Elliot’s first instrumental EP
  • How we all get into what we do — education, jobs… careers, freelancing
  • Working environments & coworking
  • 8 Faces, Elliot’s gorgeous typography magazine
  • Events Elliot is involved with: Insites and Activate, and and attending/running events and industry conferences
  • TextExpander, a system-wide snippert and shortcut utility
  • Sexy Web Design, Elliot’s book
  • Recommendations of the week


  • Elliot: Oomwriter, a simplistic text editor, with ambient background sounds, and Flickery, a native Mac client to flickr.
  • Pascal: Nothing in particular this week.

Oh, and the intro and outro music is from the Portal 2 soundtrack

“If you feel liquid running down your neck, relax, lie on your back, and apply immediate pressure to your temples. You are simply experiencing a rare reaction in which the Material Emancipation Grill may have emancipated the ear tubes inside your head.”

Audio Transcript

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