Debbie Millman | Audio

James Victore

James Victore is an artist and designer, whose clients include Moët & Chandon, Target, Amnesty International, the Shakespeare Project, The New York Times, MTV, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and Portfolio Center. He has been awarded an Emmy for television animation, a Gold Medal from the Broadcast Designers Association, the Grand Prix from the Brno Biennele (Czech Republic) and Gold and Silver Medals from the New York Art Director’s Club. Victore’s posters are in the permanent collections of the Palais du Louvre, the Library of Congress and the Museum für Gestaltung among others. He now teaches graphic design at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and is a member of the AGI.

In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, James Victore discusses his book, Victore or, Who Died and Made You Boss?, dropping out of SVA, teaching at SVA, putting his opinion in the work, getting a D from Paul Bacon and then apprenticing with him. Practicing cold-calls and the difference between God-jobs and money jobs.

Posted in: Design Matters

Comments [4]

I love Debbie's interview, the ending was great.

Fascinating interview, especially the parts about learning to solve design problems from your own experience and vision, rather than relying on the latest fashion.
stephen podolski

I love every interview they are always interesting. Although, I think the changes have not been altogether positive. I loved listening to Debbie’s monologue in the mornings on the way to work. And think something has been lost without them. Also the interviews seem controlled and a little too smooth. It seems as though there is too much editing before and after the interview. It’s like a design that has been overworked the thing that overtly caught your attention seems to have been lost in the grinder.

I miss the monologues too! Here's a vote to bring them back.
Cory Plotts

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