The GDUSA Podcast: Conversations About Graphic Design

The GDUSA Podcast: Conversations About Graphic Design

A series of talks with people making design news and shaping the creative community with host Gordon Kaye, publisher and editor of GDUSA magazine.


June 5, 2023 30 mins

Studio on Fire is a Midwestern company based in St. Paul, Minnesota; owned by husband-and-wife-team Ben and Stacy Levitz. Their printing operation started in 1999, when Ben rebelled against the grind of designing behind a computer and bought his first printing press. This early basement studio stationed a Chandler & Price platen press between the boiler and the clothes dryer and just a step away from the cat box. Fast-forward t...

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Alex Moulton works with brands to inspire transformation and creativity through design, music, art, and technology. Since 2016, he has been Chief Creative Officer at branding and design studio Trollbäck+Company where he helps businesses communicate with purpose, shape culture, and become more sustainable. 

Rosie Garschina recently returned to Trollbäck+Company as Creative Director, leading the studio's creative global...

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January 5, 2023 37 mins

Paul Flaharty is executive director of the marketing and creative practice at global talent solutions firm Robert Half, which connects professionals with companies hiring in marketing, creative, digital, advertising and public relations. His primary responsibility is to develop and oversee the growth strategy for the company’s marketing and creative contract talent solutions teams across the United States. In this podcast, Paul sha...

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Christine Gaspar is a designer and planner with over 15 years of experience in community engaged design practice. Since 2009, she has been CUP’s Executive Director.

Before that, she was Assistant Director of the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio in Biloxi, Mississippi, where she provided architectural design and community planning services to low-income communities of color recovering from Hurricane Katrina. She is a founding membe...

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March 5, 2019 1 min

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February 14, 2019 43 mins

Gordon talks to Diane Domeyer, Executive Director of The Creative Group, about in-demand design skills, the need women and minorities in creative leadership positions,, and why it's a job seeker's market.

Diane Domeyer is the executive director at The Creative Group, a creative staffing firm. She has spent over 24 years at Robert Half, helping to connect interactive, design, marketing, and public relations professionals to...

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February 7, 2019 29 mins

Gordon talks to Robin Colangelo, Global Director of Creative Services at law firm White & Case, about creative leadership, design education, and the challenges of working inhouse.

Robin is experienced in developing brand, marketing and creative strategy with extensive in-house leadership expertise building new teams and processes. She has led several rebrand efforts and also writes and speaks on creative leadership topics throug...

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January 31, 2019 38 mins

Gordon talks to Brett Traylor, cofounder and senior partner at creative agency Thinkso, about growing up in a printing family, designing for good, and the derivation of his firm's name.

Brett cofounded Thinkso and, as senior partner, provides creative leadership on every project. He has attracted a diverse clientele of corporate, cultural, and nonprofit organizations with his conceptual strength and bold execution. Throughout h...

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January 23, 2019 35 mins

Gordon talks with Megan Flood of boutique design studio Marine Lane about design school, bipartisan politics and her love of Serendipity ice cream.

Megan Flood is CEO, Founder and Creative Director of NYC-based design studio Marine Lane. Under Megan's leadership, the firm continually creates compelling and award-winning work for a range of clients. A past GDUSA Person To Watch, Megan is a regular guest speaker at her alma mater...

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January 16, 2019 32 mins

Host Gordon Kaye speaks with Janet Odgis, president and creative director of Odgis + Company, an award-winning, woman-owned design firm based in New York City, that has worked with some of the world's most prestigious corporations.

Janet Odgis is President and Creative Director at Odgis + Co., an award-winning, woman-owned branding firm in New York City. She founded Odgis + Co. in 1985 after receiving her MFA from Yale Universi...

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January 9, 2019 48 mins

Host Gordon Kaye speaks with Scott Starrett, co-founder and creative director of Tandem Design, the firm responsible for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 2018 campaign design.

Scott Starrett is co-founder and creative director at Tandem in New York City. As a child he was fascinated by the fact that everything in the man-made world is made up of a series of ideas and choices. He realized human beings were making it up as they went......

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