Podcast – 14: The Story of Dezeen w/ Marcus Fairs

In this episode, I spoke to Marcus Fairs, The Editor in Chief and founder of Dezeen. The world’s most influential design magazine.

Now I’m gonna be honest with you, I was a little nervous for this one. Because I’ve known the name Marcus Fairs since the early days of university, and Dezeen has had a huge impact not just on me but the entire field of Architecture. It’s changed the discourse. I never thought I’d be sat opposite its founder asking him questions about how he partied with Kanye West and flirted with Zaha Hadid. But Marcus was not an easy person to interview, probably because HE’S normally the one asking the questions!

The story of how he started Dezeen is funny, inspiring, and shocking at times. We spoke about how him getting fired was the first step to starting the journey and how spending 1 hour a day working on his passion was the key to success.

You’re listening to episode 14 of the Two Worlds Design podcast and I’m your host, Hamza Shaikh.

Watch the episode on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCispmZXt3_g4h9o3XsqoqaA/videos

Music: Leaf by KV https://soundcloud.com/kvmusicprod