Forest Young

Forest Young. Photo by Connie Tsang.

Forest Young is a designer and educator whose knowledge ranges widely and who challenges audiences in unexpectedly delightful ways. At Wolff Olins, he leads design initiatives for the world’s most influential companies and recently completed a brand refresh for Uber. His work has been exhibited at MoMA, he is the recipient of many awards, and he is a graduate of the graphic design program at Yale University. In this episode, we talk about, well, just about everything.

Credits

First Things First is produced in partnership with the Association of Registered Graphic Designers. It is hosted by Paddy Harrington and edited by Max Cotter. Frontier’s sponsor music is an edited version of “sketch (rum-portrait)” by Jahzzar from the album Sketches.


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