Live Interviews with Leading Design Educators & Entrepreneurs

Summary: In this episode of AZ Brandcast, Mike and Chris interview fashion entrepreneur and arts activist, Ashley LaRae Sampson, and design educators, John Gialanella and Christina Carrasquilla, about the power of design in defining the identity of Arizona.

Some highlights from this episode:

  • Ashley LaRae gets excited about the accessibility of design to empower everyone to create and communicate.
  • John talks about the shift in perspective of Arizona from a resident to an outside observer.
  • Christina gets passionate about what ASU’s up to launching a User Experience Design program.

This is part 3 of 4 in a series of interviews recorded live at the 2017 Phoenix Design Week conference – Method+Madness.

Contact the co-hosts: Chris Stadler at and Mike Jones at

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Recorded live at the Phoenix Convention Center, in partnership with AIGA Arizona at the Method+Madness Phoenix Design Week conference.