This portrait of Debbie Millman was taken as part of my designer series in SVA’s recording studio where she produces her engaging and entertaining “Design Matters” podcast. Debbie’s interviews with design luminaries such as Michael Bierut, Massimo Vignelli, Chip Kidd, Steven Heller, Stefan Sagmeister, and Jessica Walsh keep the design world buzzing. Who knew she was so stylishly dressed behind that microphone?
This is the 15th portrait in my graphic designers series. My assistants and I met Debbie at the SVA recording studio on 21st Street in Manhattan. I had a couple compositions in mind including photographing her through the studio's window. Next step was to move inside that cramped little space, light it up, and let Debbie show off her favorite Louboutins. This frame ended up being my favorite as it seemed to embody the fun loving and playful style of her podcast.
Here are a couple links where you can learn more about Debbie Millman's work: