Clever Ep. 133: Design Not Guns

This special episode of Clever podcast is an edited broadcast of a discussion from WantedDesign Manhattan’s Online Conversation Series 2020. The conversation is hosted by Amy Devers of Clever, with Roberto Juárez, designer and co-founder of Lero Studio in San Salvador along with Bernhardt Design’s Jerry Helling. They discuss Roberto’s passionate mission helping 10- to 15-year-old at-risk children in impoverished gang ravaged neighborhoods in El Salvador to embrace design rather than gang membership.


This episode is presented as part of WantedDesign Manhattan Online Conversation Series 2020, presented by Clever and Design Milk. Visit to view the program and watch replays of live talks.

Roberto Juárez

After the Design Not Guns conversation, hear a special presentation with POLKI Hidden Power exhibition curator and founder of The Spirit of Poland Foundation, Monika Brauntsch. Monika, along with the Polish Cultural Institute New York and WantedDesign has organized Polki Hidden Power, an online exhibition featuring female Polish illustrators and designers, with works that allude to the subject of womanhood and seek out traces of the feminine, hidden power. The online exhibition is on view until December 15, 2020 at

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Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.