Debbie Millman Biography

Named “one of the most creative people in business” by Fast Company, and “one of the most influential designers working today” by Graphic Design USA, Debbie Millman is also an author, educator, curator and host of the podcast "Design Matters."

As the founder and host of "Design Matters," one of the world’s first and longest-running podcasts, Millman has interviewed nearly 500 artists, designers and cultural commentators over the past 14 years. "Design Matters" won a 2011 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, in 2015 Apple designated it one of the best overall podcasts on iTunes, and in 2018 the show was honored by the Webby Awards. In addition, "Design Matters" has been listed on over 100 “Best Podcasts” lists, including one of the best podcasts in the world by Business Insider. The show is about how some of the world’s most creative people design the arc of their lives, and Debbie has interviewed guests including Tim Ferriss, Malcolm Gladwell, Marina Abramovic, Steven Pinker, Shepard Fairey, Laurie Anderson, Barbara Kruger, Amanda Palmer, Alain de Botton, Brene Brown, Hamilton Director Thomas Kail, and many, many more.

Millman is the author of six books, including two collections of interviews that have extended the ethos and editorial vision of Design Matters to the printed page: "How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer" and "Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits." Both books have been published in over 10 languages. She was a writer for the world’s first design blog, Speak Up, the Editorial and Creative Director of Print Magazine and a columnist for N Magazine. Her illustrations have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, New York Magazine, Print Magazine, Design Observer and Fast Company. She is the author of two books of illustrated essays: "Look Both Ways" and "Self-Portrait As Your Traitor," the latter of which has been awarded a Gold Mobius, a Print Typography Award, and a medal from the Art Directors Club. Her artwork is included in the Boston Biennale, Chicago Design Museum, Anderson University, School of Visual Arts, Long Island University, The Wolfsonion Museum and the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art. She has been critic-in-residence at Cranbrook University, Old Dominion University and Notre Dame University, and has conducted visual storytelling workshops all over the world.

In 2009 Millman co-founded the world’s first graduate program in branding at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, which has achieved international acclaim. She is also President Emeritus of AIGA, one of five women to hold the position in the organization’s 100-year history and is currently working with Law & Order SVUactor and activist Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation to eradicate sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse and the rape-kit backlog.

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Debbie Millman Videos

How symbols and brands shape our humanity | Debbie Millman
How symbols and brands shape our humanity | Debbie Millman
Debbie Millman: Anything Worthwhile Takes Time
Debbie Millman: Anything Worthwhile Takes Time
A Brand Called You with Debbie Millman: Busy Is A Choice
A Brand Called You with Debbie Millman: Busy Is A Choice

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Booking fees for Debbie Millman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Debbie Millman, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Debbie Millman?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Debbie Millman for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Debbie Millman for your next private or corporate function.

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Debbie Millman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Creativity, Art and Human Resources. The estimated speaking fee range to book Debbie Millman for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Debbie Millman generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lori Cheek, Cynthia Germanotta and Kathy Ireland. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Debbie Millman for an upcoming event.

Debbie Millman Videos

How symbols and brands shape our humanity | Debbie Millman
How symbols and brands shape our humanity | Debbie Millman
Debbie Millman: Anything Worthwhile Takes Time
Debbie Millman: Anything Worthwhile Takes Time
A Brand Called You with Debbie Millman: Busy Is A Choice
A Brand Called You with Debbie Millman: Busy Is A Choice

Debbie Millman Reviews

  • Debbie received mostly 5 out of 5 and most attendees felt the session exceeded their expectations.
    Texas Society of Architects - Dec 01 2016

How to book Debbie Millman?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Debbie Millman for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Debbie Millman, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Debbie Millman or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Debbie Millman?

Booking fees for Debbie Millman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Debbie Millman, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Debbie Millman?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Debbie Millman for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Debbie Millman for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Debbie Millman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Debbie Millman or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Debbie Millman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Creativity, Art and Human Resources. The estimated speaking fee range to book Debbie Millman for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Debbie Millman generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lori Cheek, Cynthia Germanotta and Kathy Ireland. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Debbie Millman for an upcoming event.

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