Look, Listen, Learn: 10 Podcasts For Designers

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Podcasts offer a way to learn on the move, whether you’re listening in the gym or watching on the bus on the way to work. And today, in no particular order of brilliance (because they’re all good), here are 10 Podcasts to keep you up to date with what’s going on in the world of web design.

Layers TV

Layers TV covers all things Adobe related from web and graphic design to video editing. The podcast comes out once a week.


Boagworld is the web design blog of Paul Boag and home to the weekly podcast of Paul and Marcus Lillington who discuss all things web related, often very wittily.  Paul and Marcus run the web design agency – Headscape.

Photoshop User TV

The “Photoshop Guys” Dave Cross, Matt Kloskowski, and Scott Kelby share Photoshop tuts, tricks and tips in this weekly video podcast. They’ve actually been on holidays for a little while and just started a new season of Photoshop User TV last week.

.net Magazine

.net magazine produces a video podcast with a mix of interviews with digital experts, reviews, inspiration, web news and technique (covering Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, and more).

Type Radio

Type Radio is the “the radio channel on type & design.” The podcast is created by Donald Beekman, Liza Enebeis & Underware as they visit different design events around the world meeting and talking to designers.

Design Sponge
The Design Sponge webcast is a varied and eclectic mix of interviews with print, graphic design, web design and crafts experts.

The Rissington Podcast

The Rissington Podcast by John Oxton and Jon Hicks appears to be defunct as the last podcast was put out in February of this year. However, there is still lots of quality design chat in the archives that is worth a listen.

Design Matters With Debbie Millman


Debbie is President of the AIGA, the American professional association for design. She has produced over 100 podcasts where she interviews some of the giants of design including Stefan Sagmeister and Milton Glaser. You can hear the podcasts on her blog or on the Design Observer website.

User Interface Engineering

Created by Jared Spool, User Interface Engineering CEO, this podcast focuses on usability and interaction design. He interviews experts such as Cameron Moll and Molly Holzschlag.

And finally, last and by no means least, the Sitepoint podcast with Kevin Yank.

What other design related podcasts do you watch or listen to?

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Jennifer Farley is a designer, illustrator and design instructor based in Ireland. She writes about design and illustration on her blog at Laughing Lion Design.

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