Design Lobster brings the curious world of design to you.

A brain-disruption from the world of design delivered straight to your inbox every two weeks on Mondays. Whether you’re a design-curious amateur or a pro, Design Lobster will broaden your design horizons and tone up your creative muscle 💪

Every issue features

One question to poke into a topical issue, problem or event from the perspective of design.

One object to highlight the weird and wonderful array of design we humans have created.

One quote from the design world (and beyond) to provoke, encourage or entertain.

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I love Design Lobster for its concise format, its oddball sensibility, and its good-natured curiousness about the world around it. Ben works as a designer in his day job, and his essays are the product of a practitioner at work. If you’re interested in design, or are simply looking for a thought-provoking mental health break in your inbox, I can’t recommend it enough.

— Casey Newton, journalist & creator of Platformer

— Scott Berkun, designer and author of How Design Makes the World

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About Me

My name is Ben Strak and I work as a Product Designer at a startup bank called Monzo here in London. Before I went digital I studied and worked in the world of architecture. I’m here to share my excitement about the history and future of design with you every week. Plus the odd lobster 😜

In Summary

Whatever you do, keep discovering. 🦞



Ben Strak
I'm a product designer interested in the history and future of design. I'm currently working at Monzo helping build a better kind of bank. More about me at