Younger, fresher, made by women: behind the scenes at Eye on Design

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by Steve Watson in November 2018
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Art & design Women

Perrin Drumm is the founder and director of Eye on Design, the initiative launched by AIGA in 2014 as a way to reach designers in the college to mid-career age bracket. Originally a blog that Perrin ran on her own as a side project, it quickly grew into a fully fledged website, and then in 2017 came the first full issue of the Eye on Design print magazine.

In this conversation Perrin tells the story of her journey so far, explaining the advantages and challenges of publishing both online and in print (“Now we’re running on two treadmills at the same time”), the importance of theming issues, and the experience of working on an all-women team.

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