Clever

Clever Ep. 55: Rose Apodaca

Fashion journalist and design retailer Rose Apodaca wears many professional hats. She spent her youth immersed in the lively Los Angeles music and skateboarding scenes, then became a journalist covering…

Clever Ep. 54: Eric Quint

Eric Quint, Chief Design Officer of 3M, incubated a lifelong habit of design thinking in youth at the family kitchen table. After studying engineering and industrial design he embarked on…

Clever Ep. 53: Nika Zupanc

Product designer and installation artist, Nika Zupanc, has always had a strong emotional reaction to furniture, both positive and negative. Born and raised in former Yugoslavia, she was attracted at…

Clever Ep. 52: Oliver Heilmer

Car designer Oliver Heilmer has known he wanted to go into auto design since he was a little kid fascinated by tractors on his grandmother’s farm. He grew up in…

Clever Ep. 51: Meyghan Hill

Metalworker and designer Meyghan Hill tells Amy and Jaime how she opted to send herself to military boarding school and then stumbled into a modeling career before empowering herself after…

Clever Ep. 50: Todd Bracher

Strategic designer Todd Bracher regales us with tales of a serendipitous ten-year journey, living, loving and learning through Europe, on the way to launching his namesake studio in Brooklyn. Plus,…

Clever Ep. 49: Lisa Roberts

Collector and high-design advocate, Lisa Roberts, reflects on a childhood spent in an architecturally significant home that discomfited her because it made her feel different from her peers, and also…

Clever Ep. 48: Timothy Goodman

Designer, illustrator and artist Timothy Goodman was labeled a “dead-end kid” in his youth until he did four years of hard labor with a mentor/father-figure in the home improvement industry,…

Clever Ep. 47: Jen Bekman

Entrepreneur and internet pioneer, Jen Bekman, tells the story of how she founded 20×200 with a mission of making art collecting accessible to everyone. On the leading edge of ecommerce,…

Clever Ep. 46: Joe Gebbia

Designer, entrepreneur, and Airbnb co-founder, Joe Gebbia, was known as the “art guy” in grade school when he started his first business selling illustrations of Ninja Turtles. Then, while pursuing…