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Denis Weil Interviewed on Scratching the Surface

February 12, 2021

Scratching the Surface podcast
ID dean in conversation with Jarrett Fuller

ID dean Denis Weil talks to designer and Scratching the Surface podcast host Jarrett Fuller about his definition of design, the significance of being a graduate-only school for design (the only in the US), and what the maturing of the design profession can learn from the model of the finance profession.

They also cover Denis’s professional experience at McDonald’s and beyond, his successive interest in civic design, and how ID’s newest graduate program, the dual degree MDes + Master of Public Administration (MPA), came to be.

If you look at the job description of a public servant and a designer—we actually have the same job description. The difference is that we go about it in very different ways.
—Denis Weil