The Mic

Let's talk design

Hosted by Debbie Millman, The Mic is NYCxDESIGN's podcast that offers an inside look into New York City's most creative minds. New York City is home to the world’s most diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and when we share stories, we always find means of connection. Tune in to hear from the most innovative creators and emerging talents as they underscore design as a powerful connector and catalyst to help us build a better future together.

The Archive

Listen to past episodes of The Mic and explore fascinating stories from members of NYC's creative community.

May 2021: Design for All

Through all the challenges that NYC has faced over the past year, the design community never ceased to innovate and inspire. With exciting new projects and concepts underway, NYC's designers have been instrumental in beginning to rebuild and reopen our city.  This collective spirit is personified by the recipients of NYCxDESIGN's Breakout Grant–Matt Tyson of Modos Furniture, Danielle Arps of Artisan Alliance, and Gisue Hariri and Mojgan Hariri of Hariri & Hariri Architecture D.P.C. Join host Debbie Millman in conversation with the three recipients of the Breakout Grant to dive into their innovative projects that give back in more ways than one. Uncover the inspiration behind Matt Tyson's sustainably sourced modular furniture connectors, Danielle Arps' inclusive design mentorship program, and Gisue Hariri's disaster-relief folding pod. Don't miss this uplifting discussion exploring the inspiring projects driving NYC forward. 


In This Playlist

10 Episodes

  • May 2021: Design for All

  • April 2021: Nurturing Nature

  • March 2021: Living Well

  • February 2021: Beauty is Everywhere

  • January 2021: Always Learning

  • Design Nerds Anonymous

  • December 2020: Building an Impact

  • November 2020: Selling Dreams

  • October 2020: Illustrating Sound

  • Introducing The Mic


Past Voice Messages

Brandon Foushee

Photography Senior

Pratt Institute

Elena Frampton

Interior Designer and Founder

Frampton Co

Naomi Frangos

Architect and Educator

Natalie Nixon

Creativity Strategist and President

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James Dieter

Lighting Designer

James Dieter

Nicci Green

Founder and Design Director


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