Yale School of Management

Designers Jessica Helfand and Michael Bierut Launch Podcast on Business and Design

Designers Jessica Helfand and Michael Bierut, two prominent graphic designers who have joined the Yale SOM faculty to teach about the intersection of business and design, are hosting a new podcast this fall on the subject, titled “The Design Of Business/The Business of Design.”

The podcast will be recorded in conjunction with Helfand and Bierut’s course Twelve Design Ideas that Changed the World, which will examine a series of design challenges and their solutions. The guest speakers will include designers, their clients at a variety of organizations, and business leaders.

Scheduled speakers include Deborah Berke, dean of the Yale School of Architecture; film producer Bruce Cox; Leslie Koch ’89, president and CEO of the Trust for Governor’s Island; Danny Meyer, CEO of the Union Square Hospitality Group; Steve Duenes , graphics editor at the New York Times; and Teddy Goff, digital director of Obama for America.

Helfand, a lecturer in design and management at Yale SOM, is co-founder of the Winterhouse Institute and the website Design Observer. Her most recent book is Design: The Invention of Desire. Bierut, a lecturer in the practice of design and management, is a partner at Pentagram, the world’s largest independent design consultancy firm. Helfand and Bierut are both winners of the AIGA Medal, and together host the Observatory podcast.

Listen to “The Design Of Business/The Business of Design” on Soundcloud or iTunes.