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“Why Design?” A Conversation Series with Industry Leaders

Our new series of “Why Design?” conversations centers around the Future of Money, bringing you new perspectives from leaders in technology, design, finance, and currency on how design impacts their industry—and the world. 

Watch below!

Episode One: Dmitri Love + Chad Fisher

Dmitri Love, founder of the Bundil Crypto App, speaks with Modernist’s Chad Fisher about the misconceptions of crypto, the importance of finding the right partners as an early-stage startup, and why you have to fail in order to ultimately succeed.


Episode Two: Jennifer Cloer + Catherine Woodiwiss

Jennifer Cloer, CEO of Story Changes Culture Media & Consulting; Executive Producer of the Chasing Grace Project; Co-host of the Hyped podcast; and Women’s Media Center SheSource Expert speaks with Design Strategist Catherine Woodiwiss about open source software, the importance of women in leadership, and the power of storytelling. 


Episode Three: Nathan Ryan + Chrissy Cowdrey

Nathan Ryan, Co-Founder and CEO of Blue Sky Partners – a boutique consulting firm that manages executive-level projects for growth stage companies and teams – speaks with Chrissy Cowdrey.


Episode Four: Catherine Woodiwiss + Jane Claire Hervey

Jane Claire Hervey, founding director of BossBabes ATX, a 501c3 amplifying women and nonbinary creatives and leaders, chats with Catherine Woodiwiss.


Episode Five: Andrei Papancea + Matt Franks

Andrei Papancea, founder and CEO of NLX, an AI-driven conversational approach to solving customer problems at scale, chats with Matt Franks.


Episode Six: Stuart Cook + Chrissy Cowdrey

Stuart Cook, Chief Digital Product Officer at Valley Bank – who is redefining the traditional approach to banking with a new focus on digitally-enabled community banking – speaks with Chrissy Cowdrey.