Design Klatch

1. a social gathering, especially for coffee and conversation.

Hi. We are the designers at XPLANE. Every week, we get together to show inspiring work, share tips and tricks, and just talk about design. Some good stuff was coming out of these meetings, and we needed to find a format that was more portable for the rest of the community. Portland is such a rich creative environment with little pockets of designers. The podcast is a way to connect these various communities and share some great stories.

Design Klatch is recorded and released once a month on xDay. xDay is a full day each month when XPLANE designers, program managers, consultants, HR, finance, and even CEO Aric Wood break away from the regular workday to fully focus on innovation and self-initiated projects.


While it’s true the vault door from the photo below is in our space, the podcast is recorded in a small rarely-used conference room. The first episode was recorded with cushions from the sofa piled up around the walls for better sound. For episode two, we installed real sound insulation! It’s still nothing fancy, but it’s home.