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DNA Podcast - Gen Z is Coming to the Design Industry


Gen Z is Coming to the Design Industry

The industry impact of Gen Z in the workforce

Get ready to hear from the freshest voices in the design industry! In a new four-episode miniseries, we’re putting the “anonymous” back in Design Nerds Anonymous, gathering unfiltered insights directly from the next generation of designers. These talented designers share their perspective on the industry, their career paths, and what they're looking for from the design ecosystem. These fascinating interviews took place at Interior Design’s “30 under 30” networking events in 2022, as part of a “design confessional” hosted by ThinkLab, the architecture and design industry’s premiere market research firm.

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Episodes in this Series

  1. Gen Z's Entree into the Design Industry
  2. What GenZ Loves (and Hates) About the Design Industry

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The Gen Z Series: Trailer Show Notes

Join us as we continue to unpack the feedback from these talented young designers and explore what it means for the future of the design industry. Whether you're a firm looking to recruit and retain talent or a product manufacturer trying to connect with this powerful new generation of designers, there's something in this design podcast mini-season for you.


Key Takeaways

  • Hear from up-and-coming Gen Z designers on what they love – and what they don’t

  • Discover actionable advice on work shifts in the post-pandemic world

  • Gain valuable insights on how to engage with Gen Z designers

  • Recognize the importance of connecting with the next generation of designers for firms and product manufacturers – and what they want the most from each

Tune in to our trailer for more, and subscribe so you don’t miss our upcoming episodes.


Design Nerds Anonymous is a proud member of the SURROUND Podcast Network. Discover more shows from SURROUND at This episode of Design Nerds Anonymous was produced and edited by SANDOW Design Group, with music from Blue Dot Sessions. Special thanks to the podcast production team: Hannah Viti, Wize Grazette, and Samantha Sager.   



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