10.19.21
Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt | Audio

S9E12: Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt


Jessica and Ellen listen back to highlights from Season 9, and hand off hosting duties to Dana Arnett and Kevin Bethune, who will be taking over in Season 10.

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Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt Jessica Helfand, a founding editor of Design Observer, is an award-winning graphic designer and writer. A former contributing editor and columnist for Print, Eye and Communications Arts magazine, she is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale and a recent laureate of the Art Director’s Hall of Fame. Jessica received both her BA and MFA from Yale University where she has taught since 1994. In 2013, she won the AIGA medal.

Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt Award-winning journalist Ellen McGirt covers race, culture, and leadership in a daily column for Fortune entitled RaceAhead. Her reporting has taken her inside the C-suites of companies including Facebook, Nike, Twitter, Intel, Xerox, and Cisco; on the campaign trail with Barak Obama; and across Africa with Bono to study breakthrough philanthropy.

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