The Top 5 Web Design Podcasts

January 17, 2017

You can’t sit in front of your computer all the time. Maybe the dog needs walking, maybe you have to clean the house, maybe you need to take the train somewhere. Whatever the reason, you’ll be away from your desk.

But that doesn’t mean you don’t have to stop thinking about the web. With podcasts becoming more and more popular, there are plenty of fantastic podcasts out there talking about design, illustration, technology, and more.

We’ve chosen five that we really love. And we hope you like them too.

Presentable

Jeff Veen chats with guests on a range of design and development topics, from how to be a design leader with the Vice President of Product Design at Facebook, to style guides with the Design Director from Spotify, to variable fonts in CSS with the Head of Typography at Adobe. If you get excited about things as diverse as pricing an app for iOS to building chatbots, this podcast is definitely one for you.

Design Details

Ever wondered who was behind that perfect piece of design you saw online? Want to know how designers work, not only on their design work, but also in the business world? Design Details talks to designers and not only gets into what they’ve been working on, but also what drives them, problems they’ve faced in the past, and how design can work for you.

Technology Translated

Sometimes it can be difficult to explain a new concept to your clients – especially if it’s something in tech. Whether they’re trying to get to grips with A/B testing, stuck organising an event, or even thinking about this whole podcasting thing, Technology Translated gives you an excellent base to start out with, making it a breeze to get your clients engaged.

99% Invisible

The powerhouse of design podcasting, 99% Invisible is focused on all aspects of design, from Acheulean hand axes to LaGrange Point 5 space stations. Covering object design, architecture, technology, history, and more, 99% Invisible shows you how design is all around you, and gives you a fresh look on things you might have not noticed in years.

Arrest All Mimics

And we can’t forget Ben! Arrest All Mimics features interviews with designers, illustrators, and artists, showing how art and design can be accessible to all, with insights, stories, and advice from people such as designer Peter O’Toole, illustrator Rod Hunt, and marketer Cat Rose.

(Plus, although we said we wouldn’t mention it – Episode 43 features our very own Nick Leech talking about search engine optimisation and your artistic identity!)

So while you might be interested in podcasts such as Lore, Welcome to Night Vale, This American Life, or The Adventure Zone, get some design in your ears as well!

Which podcasts do you love to listen to?