Clever

Clever Ep. 81: Zoë Pawlak

Artist and designer Zoë Pawlak knew in childhood that life in suburbia wasn’t the whole picture, so she saved her babysitting money to spend some time in Chile with relatives….

Clever Ep. 80: Pablo Pardo

Lighting designer Pablo Pardo was born in Venezuela 3 minutes after his identical twin brother, making him the youngest of 5. His father’s work as a civil engineer took them…

Clever Ep. 79: Grace Bonney

Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney grew up knowing she wasn’t straight but not knowing what to do with that. Her love of Riot Grrrl music and angry collages informed her creative…

Clever Ep. 77: Jessica Hische

Graphic designer, illustrator and lettering artist, Jessica Hische forged her fierce independence during a tough chapter in childhood. She knew from a young age that she wanted to be an…

Clever Ep. 43: Marcel Wanders [Rebroadcast]

Happy New Year! This episode originally aired on November 14, 2017. International design star, Marcel Wanders, grew up in the Netherlands taking things apart and making gifts from the pieces….

Clever Ep. 13: Tanya Aguiñiga [Rebroadcast]

Happy holidays! This episode aired originally on 9/20/16. Mexican and American artist/designer/maker/activist Tanya Aguiñiga shares with Jaime and Amy what it was like growing up in Tijuana and crossing the…

Clever Ep. 7: Terry Crews [Rebroadcast]

Happy holidays! We’re rebroadcasting a favorite episode from the archives. This episode aired originally on June 26, 2016. Enjoy! Actor, artist and renaissance man, Terry Crews recounts his adventures in…

Clever Ep. 76: Todd Oldham

Everyone’s most beloved DIY hero, fashion designer, and creative maverick Todd Oldham grew up experimenting at the family craft table and stabbing his sister (volunteer fit model) with pins. A…

Clever Ep. 75: Lauren Makk

Interior designer and TV personality Lauren Makk grew up in the south, fluffing other people’s pillows, painting murals on train cars under cover of darkness, and rolling with her car…