Design Details · September 18, 2019

314: Beauty, Vulnerability, and Doing Things That Matter (feat. Haraldur Thorleifsson)



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This week, we catch up with Haraldur Thorleifsson, the founder, CEO, and social media intern at Ueno. In today's conversation, we cover everything from burnout to why designers should be thinking about solving more meaningful problems. We dig into the current and future plans for Ueno, the function of beauty in design, whether Halli wants to be famous, and finding catharsis on Twitter. And as always, we share some cool things like a TV show, a book, and yet-to-be-released physical products.


Interview with Haraldur Thorleifsson:

One Cool Thing:

  • Marshall shared Songland, a competition show for songwriters to pitch their work to be recorded by established artists
  • Brian shared the Kollur, a stool that Ueno has begun making, but hasn't finished... yet
  • Halli shared Educated, a memoir by Tara Westover about her upbringing, coming-of-age, and a journey for knowledge

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