Kate Bingaman-Burt founded Obsessive Consumption in 2002. Her first book, Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today?, was published this year by Princeton Architectural Press. She illustrated the book, Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft and Design, as well as the promotional materials for the documentary of the same name. Bingaman-Burt lives in Portland, Oregon, where she is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Portland State University. Her Obsessive Consumption work is represented by Jen Bekman in NYC.
In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, Kate Bingaman-Burt discusses Obsessive Consumption, the designer as reporter, being in debt, drawing, being hired by Target, feeling useful, craft, ‘zines and making something new everyday.