In an online world where everyone seems to have thousands of “friends,” it’s rare to find someone you click with both online and in person. I cherish those “web to real life” friendships more than I can possibly describe, and one of those friendships I’m privileged to have is with all-around wonder woman Meg Mateo Ilasco. Meg was the guest on my radio show this week (we pre-recorded when she was in town for Design Week), and it was truly one of my favorite and most comfortable shows yet. Mainly because I could talk with Meg for hours about anything, especially when it comes to work and design.
Meg just released her seventh (what??) book, Mom, Inc., with Cat Seto, and I was thrilled to sit down with Meg to talk about life as a working mom, her work with the amazing print magazine Anthology and her feelings on design and print in general. The interview is divided into two neat halves — first, working moms and Meg’s back story, and second, design, print and Anthology — so if you’re interested in hearing one discussion in particular, you can start with it. But honestly, Meg is such an inspiring woman that I hope you’ll listen to the full interview and hear everything she has to say. The design world (and the world at large) needs more people like Meg. Listen to her story here:
“Yes — it’s crazy, but that’s the whole point. If people did things for purely calculated reasons, the world would be a really boring place. I think for us, that gave us a lot of motivation.” — Meg Mateo Ilasco, on starting Anthology Magazine