We just looked at some of the most popular podcasts for designers, and today we’re expanding on that idea with interviews — from the leading minds in web design and web development. An interview allows you to tap into the mind of the person being interviewed in a specific way, letting you see their work through their own eyes, which is always inspirational and insightful.
Online resources such as Product Hunt provide a great medium to connect with each company individually, but we never really get to see the true side of the people who are behind these companies, especially those who are working in the design and development departments — so with that in mind, we decided to put together a list of sites that try to solve this mystery, by hosting interviews specifically with people who are either designers, creative artists, or indeed developers.
We are happy to populate this list with more additional resources, as long as you leave us with feedback as to where and how to find these additional places where interviews can be found.
With 46 interviews so far, Campfires is a great place to start to learn more about some of the leading designers in the community right now. Some of the people interviewed represent companies such as Asana, Coinbase, and Google to name just a few. The format is a traditional Q&A in text-format, so it’s nice to skim through these with a nice cup of coffee in the morning. There are more interviews by the same company on the DESIGNATION blog.
Interviewed is home to more than 1,500+ interviews, all neatly organized by their appropriate podcasts, and people who take part in these podcasts. This is also a great way to learn more about the available podcasts in the market right now, as all the links are outgoing for each appropriate interview.
Revision Path takes unique approach with catering special podcasts only from Black people, and it’s not like there aren’t many great Black designers and developers out there. It’s nice to see Revision Path take the initiative of creating micro-communities around such important topics. You can follow this link to see all the people who’ve taken part in their podcasts.
Signal Tower is a collection of conversations with entrepreneurs, designers, writers and people working on remarkable things. You can expect one or two beautifully crafted longform interviews each month. Most interviews have north of 3,000 words and take about 20 minutes to read. For those that like podcasts or are interested in the uncut conversations, audio and video versions are included.
How about strictly code topics? Talking Code does exactly that, interviews great coders about their passion, but also about their advice to the developer community at large. The podcast is available on iTunes, and you can expect at least 2 new releases each month, at least that has been the schedule for the last couple of months.
The Great Discontent is a remarkable online magazine that focuses on interviewing people who have built their lives around creating inspirational and phenomenal things. The areas of focus are new beginnings, creative drive, risk driven decisions, all of which provide an insightful look into the lives of creationists, in the form of — long-form interviews, features, and even film based projects. We are in awe with the quality of material available on TGD!