Bonnie Siegler

Bonnie Siegler onstage at DesignThinkers 2018 Toronto. Photograph by Connie Tsang.

This episode of First Things First was recorded live on stage at DesignThinkers 2018 in Toronto. In the conversation, Bonnie Siegler, who was voted one of the fifty most influential designers working today by GDUA, discusses her book Dear Client. She has worked with a wide range of influential companies and on projects like the Trump parody autobiography You Can’t Spell America Without Me. Other recent clients of her design studio, Eight and a Half, include The New Yorker, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. In this episode, we talk about the good and the bad when it comes to working with clients as a designer.


This episode is hosted by Paddy Harrington and produced and edited by Max Cotter. Frontier’s sponsor music is an edited version of “sketch (rum-portrait)” by Jahzzar from the album “Sketches.” This episode also features edited versions of “get out” by Jahzzar, “Humble Pie” and “Everybody” by Podington Bear, and “Only Knows” by Broke for Free.

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