20 Inspiring Podcasts for Designers and Creatives

With the podcast industry growing at a faster rate than ever, it’s presenting more and more high quality shows across many industries and specialities. The design and creative industries have also seen a surge in podcasts, with some excellent independent shows as well as larger companies who have seen the merits of producing a successful show.

In this guide, we are going to compile a list of 20 of the most inspiring podcasts for designers and creatives. From design interviews, to episodes on creative process, there’s something for everyone to tune in to and draw inspiration from.

 

1. Design Matters

Design Matters is a podcast by Debbie Millman. Debbie hosts interviews with exciting, talented designers, artists, and cultural leaders including the likes of Seth Godin and Alain de Botton.

 

2. Working File

The Working File podcast is centered around design practice and its place in the world. Hosted by Matt McInerney and Andy Mangold, it also features a number of popular creative guests.

 

3. ShopTalk

ShopTalk podcast is a show about web design and the internet, starring Dave Rupert and the founder of CSS-Tricks, Chris Coyier.

 

4. Design Details

Design Details is hosted by Bryn Jackson and Brian Lovin and goes behind the scenes of some of the most impressive products and their design details.

 

5. NTMY Show

Elegantly presented and hosted by Tobias van Schneider, NTMY The Show features a different talented creative guest each week.

 

6. Obsessed With Design

Obsessed With Design features a new creative guest each episode. These include a wide range of branding and identity individuals and companies, and include some very prominent names such as Paula Scher.

 

7. UI Breakfast

UI Breakfast invites guest to join conversation around a wide range of creative topics including UI/UX design, product design, marketing, and much more.

 

8. User Defenders

Focused around user experience, the User Defenders Podcast brings you interviews with exciting and inspiring figures from this fast-moving industry.

 

9. The Deeply Graphic DesignCast

The Deeply Graphic DesignCast podcast discusses a new graphic design related topic each week, and looks to answer a number of listener-submitted questions too.

 

10. Design Review

Design Review is a bi-weekly podcast about important design principles as well as hosts Chris Liu and Jonathan Shariat’s industry experience.

 

11. seanwes podcast

Covering everything across a broad range of creative and business topics, the seanwes podcast helps listeners learn about the ins and outs of running a successful creative business.

 

12. Creative Honey

Creative Honey is a podcast about creative culture, hosted by Maria Bougioukos and Zachary Hill. It covers a wide range of design topics from UI/UX to branding.

 

13. Code Podcast

While marketed as a coding podcast, the show also covers some incredibly interesting design topics including user interface, user experience, and software design.

 

14. Overtime

Hosted by Dribbble, the Overtime podcast compiles some of the most insightful and interesting interviews with the most popular and talented individuals on the platform.

 

15. Creative Pep Talk

Drawing wisdom from over a hundred experienced creatives, the Creative Pep Talk serves as inspiration to keep on and thrive in your creative career.

 

16. Adventures In Design

One of the few daily design podcasts, Adventures In Design discusses a wide range of topics from the design world. Mark Brickey is entertaining throughout and makes for an inspiring start to your daily routine.

 

17. The Collective Podcast

The Collective Podcast hosts discussions with creatives from around the globe. Host Ash Thorp explores topics such as work/life balance and shares the experiences of leading individuals across many different creative areas.

 

18. Resourceful Designer

Focused more on the business side of design, Mark’s podcast ‘Resourceful Designer’ offers tips, tricks and resources to help streamline your business so you can spend more time designing.

 

19. Design Life

Design Life is interesting in the fact it focuses on side projects as a subject matter. It talks about balancing side projects with a day job, and discusses different aspects of making them successful.

 

20. Style Guide Podcast

Another specialist but extremely interesting podcast is Style Guide. It invites a different guest each episode to talk about design systems and how they have been designed and implemented in each company’s case. Season 2 includes designers from Microsoft, the US Government, and Salesforce.