Design is universal. We all live and work in the built world, and every object, system and environment in the built world has been designed. Clever is a podcast about design. Well, actually, it's about designers, too. Sure, they're visionaries, problem-solvers, critical thinkers, rebels and aesthetes, but above all, they're human. Designer Amy Devers and Design Milk's Jaime Derringer are having candid and revealing conversations with these super-smart people because, well, relating to the humans responsible for the objects and environments that shape our lives can result in a more meaningful connection to the built world. Hot damn!
Jaime Derringer is Founder and Executive Editor of modern design blog Design Milk, which quickly became the “go-to” site for unique modern interiors, home furnishings, art & architecture and is now one of the most popular design blogs reaching millions of readers across the globe. Inspired by her love for dogs, Jaime founded modern design blog Dog Milk to expose dog lovers to pet design that fits their uniquely modern sense of style. Her most recent venture, Adorn Milk, is an online shop devoted to architectural and statement jewelry.
In addition, Jaime has been noted as an expert on design trends, speaks on design, blogging and social media, and offers consulting. She dreams of having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—reading and making art. She lives in Southern California with her husband, daughter and their dog.
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Amy Devers is a designer, maker, and Emmy-winning television personality. A book + street smarts double threat; Devers is armed with both formal education and hands-on experience. She’s earned three college degrees including an MFA in Furniture Design from RISD, done a major stint as a chief prototype fabricator, and has spent years as an independent designer/builder of furniture and interiors. She’s also made a name for herself on the small screen, demonstrating her skills and know-how as the host of several television and digital series dealing with topics ranging from food and lifestyle to home-improvement to high-end international design and architecture.
Devers is also an educator, lifestyle expert, advice columnist, fine artist, and consultant. Active in the global design community, she travels the world as a speaker, judge of design competitions, and is a regular guest critic and lecturer at universities.