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Eric and Jarrett go deep on Scratching the Surface podcast.

Volume partner Eric Heiman appeared on the celebrated Scratching the Surface podcast to discuss the intricacies of managing both a thriving design practice and a consistent dedication to teaching. It’s a sprawling conversation that careens through Eric’s own education, favorite books (design or otherwise), and then how a balance of practice and teaching keeps one honest in both. Our favorite quote: “Students are really engaged by this idea that their work could have an effect on the world, so when graphic design twiddles its thumbs with the same old poster contest, I get a little worried.” That’s our fearless leader for you!