Australian Design Radio

Australian Design Radio

Hosted by Matt Leach and a revolving group of co-hosts, Australian Design Radio provides Australia, and the world, with conversations and commentary on Australian Graphic Design and Visual Communication.

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Our Adobe MAX21 mini-series rolls on with co-host, Sumita Maharaj interviewing Kris Andrew Small on his backstory, how his process is changing and what it means to be a role model for younger creatives. Having worked for many large clients like Nike, Apple, Adidas, Channel 4, WeTransfer, Reebok and more, he’s also exhibited internationally at institutions like V&A and The Louvre. Yes, that’s right folks, The Louvre. Make you check out his talks at Adobe MAX, where he’s doing a number of different sessions. Details in the show links below. As always, a big thank you to Streamtime, our supporting partner, always giving moments of joy to the Australian design industry. Give them a try at streamtime.net ___ Links Kris’s website: https://krisandrewsmall.com/home Adobe MAX 2021: https://max.adobe.com/speakers/ MTS9 - Meet the MAX Speaker: Kris Andrew Small: https://portal.adobe.com/widget/adobe/am21/sessions?search=MTS9 MB111 - CJ Hendry: Creative Inspiration (with Kris): https://portal.adobe.com/widget/adobe/am21/sessions?search=MB111 Kris Insta: https://www.instagram.com/krisandrewsmall/?hl=en The Bloom by TDC. Ep 01: Jo Hook and Kris Andrew Small: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMp4DG1rzSQ Ocean Bottle: https://oceanbottle.co/pages/earth-day Kris Interview on The design Kids: https://thedesignkids.org/interviews/kris-andrew-small/ Streamtime: https://streamtime.net/adr2020 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

Oct 17

37 min 14 sec

1st episode in a new mini-series based on Adobe MAX and their 2021 theme of positivity. Co-host Sumita Maharaj interviews Josie Young about her work, living with chronic illness and stepping away from Christopher Doyle & Co. to start her own thing. Go here to listen. Make sure you tune into her presentation at Adobe MAX, aptly titled, ‘Notes on Invisible Illness and Making Work Work for You’ available live Thursday, Oct 283:30 PM - 4:00 PM AEDT and check out Josie’s new site to see her amazing work. As always, a big thank you to Streamtime, our supporting partner, always trying to give back to the Australian design industry. Give them a try at streamtime.net ___ Links Josie Young Website Adobe MAX 2021 Design Atlas 012: Josie Young: Staying positive in difficult times Adobe LIVE: Branding: The Exploration Before the Presentation with Josie Young Adobe LIVE: Branding: The Presentation After the Exploration with Josie Young Sydney Design Festival — International Women’s Day “Gentlemen Welcome” — Josie Young Streamtime --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

Oct 10

33 min 54 sec

I really love doing ReIssue episodes. Pulling old soundbites and getting original guests to comment on them — it’s like digging up a time capsule. This episode we have Jo Roca and Jason Little from For The People looking at our 5th episode. Jo was just ‘the girlfriend’ and Jason had just opened a studio with two mates. In the time between, FTP has gone on to become one of Australia's most awarded agencies, recently named 4th in D&AD design studio polls. It hasn’t all been smooth sailing though. Jo and Jas are the first to admit their mistakes and the roads they wished they’d not taken. In this very frank and honest episode, we look back at the ups and downs of running a business and why they never stop learning and trying to improve. As always, a big thank you to Streamtime, our supporting partner. Give them a try at streamtime.net --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

Sep 26

34 min 51 sec

This is our final episode in the mini series on ‘how design can help combat stigma’ with co-host, Myla Yeomans. This time we have the pleasure of talking with Olivia Chen and Sam Wearne about the work they do with Studio ChenChen. We spend a bit of time talking about Chattii, a dating app that prioritises humanity and safety in rejecting the stigma of disability and letting all people find love. This project really sums up Studio ChenChen nicely, where they really immerse themselves in understanding the client and what their needs are. It’s rare that you meet a design team that integrates themselves so completely in their clients. As Olivia says, they effectively become in-house designers. As always, a big thank you to Streamtime, our supporting partner, a constant rock to the Australian design industry. Give them a try at streamtime.net ___ Links Studio ChenChen https://studiochenchen.com/ Chattii website https://www.chattii.com/ Studio ChenChen Instagram https://www.instagram.com/studiochenchen/ The Design Kids interview with Olivia: https://vimeo.com/582332826 Streamtime: https://streamtime.net/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

Aug 26

36 min 16 sec

This is our 2nd episode in a mini-series that looks at how design can help combat stigma. For this episode we are again at the Design Conference in Brisbane, sitting on the turbine hall stage chatting with Peter Brennan, Founder & Creative Director of Electric & Analog and co-founder and head of brand for non-alcoholic beer Heaps Normal. Pete has had an amazing career, right across the globe, from art directing for Quicksilver in South Africa, directing innovation at ATOMIC 212° in Australia and working at top agencies in the UK, he has had a wide range of experience across all parts of the industry. It was through a few discussions that we thought Pete would be perfect for this mini-series, specifically around the role that Heaps Normal is taking in the alcohol category, where they are promoting mindful drinking, being conscious about what’s normal for you and trying to promote a sustainable change to Australia’s drinking habits. Their ad this July really caught a lot of attention where they suggested doing your best, cutting back, rather than complete abstinence — acknowledging that different things work for different people.  As always, a big thank you to Streamtime, our supporting partner, always finding ways to lift up the Australian design industry. Give them a try at streamtime.net --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

Aug 19

31 min 49 sec

The start of a new mini-series, where co-host, Myla Yeomans, asks the question, ‘how can design help combat stigma?’ In this first episode, we speak to Keisha Leon, Founder and Director at Leon Design. Keisha cut her teeth in magazine design before taking up a senior position at Lorna Jane. In 2018 she moved to Carbon Creative before deciding it was time to do her own thing. Being a Waanyi and Kalkadoon woman, Leon Design is a First Nations owned and operated creative consultancy, specialising in conceptual design. We get into the what, why and how in the interview. As always, a big thank you to Streamtime, our supporting partner, consistently giving back to the Australian design industry. Give them a try at www.streamtime.net ___ Links Leon: www.leondesign.co Keisha LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/keisha-leon/ Cancer Australia: https://leondesign.co/projects/cancer-australia/ Family Planning: https://leondesign.co/projects/family-planning-nsw/ Streamtime: https://streamtime.net/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

Aug 12

34 min 36 sec

This time we’re doing something a little different, with our first ReIssue. This means rewinding to an old episode, pulling out a few soundbites, and getting the original guest to comment on them. The original guest in question is Christopher Doyle who joined us way back at the start, on our 2nd show. Chris has been an ADR guest a few times so it was a real pleasure to talk with him and explore what’s changed in the 130 episodes since we first recorded. We cover the growth and success, but also how he’s needed to scale back to find his happiness again. Chris is, as always, extremely honest and open and it’s a fascinating look into what’s next for him and the studio he’s spent so long building. As always, a big thank you to Streamtime, our supporting partner. Give them a try at streamtime.net --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

Aug 6

41 min 24 sec

In our last episode with Co-host, Stephanie Foti, and her mini-series on ‘what makes a great designer teacher,’ Steph and Matt talk to Nicki Wragg, the Chair of Communication Design at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. If you work in design education in Australia, there is a good chance you’ve come across Nicki. She is a leader in the field of teaching design and, as you’ll hear, has been doing it for more than two decades. One of the things she’s best known for is leading the team that managed to get Swinburne's Design course online. A momentous task that allowed people all over the world to experience that renowned course. She inspires both her students and her colleagues. And, has been a huge advocate for increasing the public's awareness of the value of design. As always, a big thank you to Streamtime, our supporting partner—always giving back to the Australian design industry. Give them a try at streamtime.net At the beginning of the episode Andy Wright mentions an article where he spoke to Blair Enns, find it here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

Jul 22

34 min 31 sec

Part two in ‘what makes a great design teacher’ and this time, Matt and co-host, Stephanie Foti, are talking to Felix Oppen from Tiliqua Press and Tiliqua Studio, makers of the award-winning Ligature Journal. Felix has taught in Universities for over 10 years and has a passion for teaching traditional techniques, specifically where type is involved. He’s concerned with making sure students understand the knowledge, but more importantly, are able to use it. And this is why he’s gravitated to teaching people in his studio, on the letterpresses, so they can get their hands dirty and smell the ink. As always, a big thank you to Streamtime, our supporting partner, always finding ways to give back to the Australian design industry. Give them a try with a 20% discount, you won't be sorry you did. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Jul 8

38 min 14 sec

And we’re back! We’ve had a bit of a break while we started new full-time work, parented, and thought about what the future of ADR might look like. One of the big changes we’ve made is a new format that explores one topic over three episodes with three different guests. On this episode, Matt is joined by Stephanie Foti to interview our favourite creative nomad, Frankie Ratford. We explore the question, ‘what makes a great design teacher,’ a perfect question for Frankie who has been holding Designers Bootcamps all around the world, allowing people to question what it is they want from their career and hit the reset button if they need to. As always, a big thank you to Streamtime, our supporting partner, always finding ways to give back to the Australian design industry. Give them a try with a 20% discount, you won't be sorry you did. ___ Frankie’s website / Frankie’s Insta / Designer’s Bootcamp / The Design Kids / The Aframe --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

Jun 24

34 min 43 sec

This episode we chatted with Joyce N Ho, Associate Creative Director at BUCK in New York. If you had to describe what Joyce does, which is incredibly diverse, you’d probably settle on creative direction and motion design, but we’d suggest going and checking out her personal website, joycenho.com — just to see the range of stuff she’s been involved in. Many people in Australia will know her from her time at JosephMark and Breeder in Brisbane, where she started as a junior designer working her way up to creative lead before leaving for New York. Joyce’s position at Buck is pretty new when we recorded this interview, so we chat a little about how different it is from her freelancing gigs, of which she is best known for and has been doing in the States for nearly five years. We also have a chance to delve into some of her projects for Riot Games, Patriot Act and Semi Permanent. As always, a big thank you to Streamtime, our supporting partner, not just for the support they give us but for the support they give the whole Australian design industry. Give them a try at streamtime.net/adr2020 and get a 20% discount just for being an ADR listener. ___ Links Joyce Web: https://www.joycenho.com/ Insta: https://www.instagram.com/joyce.n.ho/ Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/joycenho Joyce’s artwork: vsual.co/shop/joycenho Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joycenho/ Buck: https://buck.co/ SP Workshop: https://www.schoolofmotion.com/workshops/abstraction-meets-radical-collaboration Breeder: https://breederstudio.com/ JosephMark: https://www.josephmark.com.au/ Streamtime: https://streamtime.net/adr2020 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Apr 15

42 min 56 sec

This episode we got to speak to James (Gilmore) Duru, Creative Director at DesignStudio — a branding and digital agency, originally from London, now all over the world, with James running the Sydney studio. You’ll know their work when you think about some of their clients like AirBNB, deliveroo, English Premier League and British Airways, just to name a few. We’ve actually had the founders, Paul Stafford and Ben Wright on previously, way back on episode 66. This episode we focused on James, how he and DesignStudio ended up in Australia, his thoughts on leadership in design, what he thinks about the Australian design scene and why he’s passionate about teaching the next generation of designers. As always, a big thank you to Streamtime, our supporting partner, always trying to give back to the Australian design industry. Give them a try at streamtime.net ___ Links DesignStudio: https://design.studio/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-duru-559a9912/ Semi-P: https://semipermanent.com/profiles/james-gilmore-semi-permanent-design-festival-2018 5 Things I wasn’t Taught at Uni: https://www.shillingtoneducation.com/blog/5-things-wasnt-taught-uni-james-gilmore/ Streamtime: https://streamtime.net/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Apr 7

49 min 9 sec

In this episode we spoke to Dr Sam Bucolo, design strategist and executive chair of The Australian Design Council. Sam is based in Brisbane and it was during a lockdown so apologies in advance for the bad audio quality. What we spoke about was amazing though, everything from what Sam’s PhD was all about, to his book about design leading the way and of course The Australian Design Council, why it’s been reformed and what they are planning to do with it. Sam has an absolute wealth of knowledge in design and where it fits in within Australia. So, expect a number of tangents that focus on how we can help raise the value of design in the eyes of the public and decision makers. As always, a big thank you to Streamtime, our supporting partner, helping keep the lights on in these strange times. Give them a try at streamtime.net Links Streamtime: https://streamtime.net/ Australian Design Council: http://australiandesigncouncil.org/ Are we there yet book: https://www.bispublishers.com/are-we-there-yet.html Good Design Australia: https://good-design.org/about/design-council/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Apr 2

48 min 46 sec

In this episode, we spoke with Dan Agostino, Head of Design at The Brand Agency. Hailing from Perth, Dan joined The Brand Agency in 2007 and over the years his role has grown to Head of Design. The 150+ people agency has offices in Perth, Melbourne and Auckland and covers project management, creative and design, content and production, brand activation, PR and social, technology, media, search and analytics, strategy, UX and CX. We spoke with Dan about the design scene in Perth and dove into some of the stand out projects they have launched including Active Armidale and the brilliant Hungry Puffs campaign for Foodbank. Dan speaks candidly about the purpose of the projects and also how and why they help deliver economic growth, opportunity, health and stability to society. We hope you enjoy this first episode of ADR in 2021 brought to you by our friends at Streamtime. Support the podcast by supporting our one and only partner. If you haven’t tried it before, see how Streamtime can help you run things more efficiently. https://streamtime.net Links: Dan Agostino https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-agostino https://www.brandagency.com.au Mentions: Hungry puffs https://www.brandagency.com.au/perth/work/2020/hungry-puffs-foodbank https://www.brandagency.com.au https://www.brandagency.com.au/Perth/work/2019/the-city-of-armadale-active-armdale https://www.brandagency.com.au/perth/brand-xp https://streamtime.net/blog/10-tips-and-tricks-in-streamtime https://www.adobe.com/max/2020/sessions/why-your-workplace-culture-is-probably-killing-you-od5132.html ADR https://www.facebook.com/ausdesignradio http://bit.ly/youtubeadr https://soundcloud.com/ausdesignradio https://open.spotify.com/show/3lmn16MGbEdG31jbpYmebY https://ausdesignradio.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Jan 15

49 min 19 sec

This episode we had the pleasure of chatting with Ros Moriarty from Balarinji, an Aboriginal-owned strategy and design agency, based in Sydney. Ros started the business with her husband, John, over 37 years ago and during that time has seen a lot of changes in the industry and how Aboriginal design is perceived. Their work includes everything from branding and digital products to curating public art and cultural design principles. They believe in location-specific relationships and outcomes, leading them to work with and engage Aboriginal stakeholders across the nation. This puts them in a very authentic position, being able to communicate legacy of place — something that has been ignored for too long in modern Australian society. In this discussion, we dig into Ros’ background and how she moved from journalism to design, the meeting of John and being accepted into his family. We look in-depth at the studios offerings and consider how much has changed, but also, how much further we have to go in increasing Australia’s understanding of its First People. As always, a big thank you to Streamtime, our supporting partner, helping keep the lights on in these strange times. Give them a try at streamtime.net ___ Links Balarinji: https://www.balarinji.com.au Ros’ website: http://www.rosmoriarty.com.au Ros’ publishers site: https://allenandunwin.com/authors/m/ros-moriarty Ros Twitter: https://twitter.com/RosMoriarty Ros LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosmoriarty Moriarty Foundation: https://www.moriartyfoundation.org.au Balarinji art and design collection: https://www.nma.gov.au/explore/collection/highlights/balarinji Streamtime: https://streamtime.net SBS Inclusion Program: https://inclusion-program.com.au --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Sep 2020

45 min 13 sec

It’s been a while but this is our first remote episode, where we were in three different states. On this one, we spoke to Monique Kneepkens, Creative Director at Carbon Creative. A Brisbane studio devoted to making an impact in social change. We speak all about what it means to ‘do good’ and how they work with their clients. We look at shining a spotlight on indigenous artists and designers and how Australians can get more in touch with the real history of this beautiful island. So prepare yourself from some slightly delayed laughter (as the stream catches up) and a difference in the microphone sound — thank you to Monique for being so patient. Big thanks as always to our amazing partner Streamtime for keeping us going through tough times. Try Streamtime: https://streamtime.net ___ Links Carbon Creative web: https://www.carbon-creative.com.au Carbon Creative FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/carboncreativeau Carbon Creative Instagram: instagram.com/carboncreativeau/ Monique LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/monique-kneepkens-90b09920/ Fries Need Mayonaise: http://friesneedmayonnaise.com SBS Inclusion Program: https://inclusion-program.com.au/ AGDA QLD Design That Gives a F*ck!: https://www.agda.com.au/news/design-that-gives-a-f-ck-speaker-monique-kneepkens Mirella at Vertigo: https://studiovertigo.com.au/ Mirella at Womentor: https://womentor.com.au/ Matt at Foundry LIVE: https://vimeo.com/myfoundry --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Aug 2020

45 min 34 sec

Michael Wong (aka Mizko) joins us in the studio to talk about entrepreneurism, start-up culture and growing up a hustler. Professionally he’s a UI/IX expert, internationally known and awarded. He’s recently formed Raw Studio, with his good friend Philippe Hong, so we get into that and go deep on their process, looking at how they build relationships with clients. We also delve into Michael's past and look at the experiences that formed Mizko. Growing up, somewhat of an outsider, we were keen to understand where his incredible energy and motivation came from. It’s a great story of never-ending optimism and seeing the opportunity in everything. As always, much love to Streamtime — we love you guys. If you haven’t tried them out, do it now. Unsurprisingly, they were shortlisted for this year's Webbys. We have our fingers and toes crossed. ADR listeners get a special discount by following this link: streamtime.net/adr2020 ___ Links Raw Studio: https://raw.studio Raw on Dribble: https://dribbble.com/rawstudio Raw on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rawstudioco Raw on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rawstudioco Mizko: https://www.mizko.net Mizko on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/mizko Mizko on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mizko Streamtime: https://streamtime.net/ Streamtime Webby: https://streamtime.net/vote-for-streamtime-at-the-webbys --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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May 2020

50 min 21 sec

In this episode, we spoke with Andrew Hochradel. Andrew is a brand identity designer from Los Angeles, CA, who creates visual systems that are sustainable, innovative, and engaging. He's often found speaking, teaching and entertaining at physical and online events like Adobe Live, CreativeMornings, Creative South and Circles. Andrew's ability to entertain and teach is what got us talking in the first place, and this episode is no departure, we spoke about teaching online vs the classroom, stirring up creativity in others, semiotics, emu's and more. Thanks to Streamtime for keeping ADR going especially during these unprecedented times! ADR listeners get a special discount if you use the following link streamtime.net/adr2020 https://andrewhochradel.com https://dribbble.com/HochDotCo https://www.behance.net/hochdotco http://hoch.co/canceledcon https://www.nevernotcreative.org/posts/research-covid-effects-study --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Apr 2020

47 min 28 sec

This episode we are teaming up with Andrew Johnstone from TAKE Magazine to interview the Chief Photographer of The Sydney Morning Herald, Nick Moir. Known as the ‘fire guy’, Nick has built a reputation on capturing award-winning imagery and being in the right place, at the right time. He passes it off as being lucky, but the passion of his descriptions and depth of his research suggests it's more about his genuine commitment and love of the profession. Beginning at SMH at the tender age of 17, Nick co-founded the Oculi collective with other well-known documentary photographers. We look at why a group like this was needed and how it has evolved through the evolution of the web and social media. We touch on storm chasing and end up discussing the fires that dominated headlines at the end of 2019. Hearing Nick relate the experience gives you an insight into an event we shouldn’t soon forget. If you haven’t seen his work we’d suggest you check it out while you are listening to get the full experience. Thank you to Streamtime for making ADR episodes happen, try it out and get a discount at streamtime.net/adr2020 Links: Nick’s website: http://www.nickmoirphoto.com/ Nick Insta: https://www.instagram.com/nampix/ Oculi website: https://www.oculi.com.au/ SMH stories and features: https://www.smh.com.au/by/nick-moir-h10ewz TAKE Magazine: https://www.instagram.com/take_magazine/ Great video of Nick talking through his shots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUFvFtNRMzY --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Apr 2020

1 hr

In this episode, we spoke with Alex Skougarevskaya, Design Manager for Atlassian Design System. Alex has had just about every job title designer can have, from her start as a 'graphics monkey' to a 'speck' in the big world of Advertising before the Global Financial Crisis. She's been a web, visual, graphic and interactive designer before moving her way over to Atlassian. We spoke to Alex in the lead up to her talk at NoBs conference where she'll be talking about the Atlassian Design System, so we spoke a bit about working with teams around the world to her new adventure moving to San Francisco. We spoke about getting things done, which is what Streamtime does for us! If you don't already use Streamtime give it a go for free over at https://streamtime.net/adr2020 Heading to the NoBS conference? Use the link below for a special ADR discount at checkout https://events.humanitix.com/no-bs-conference?discountcode=ADR https://twitter.com/skougs https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexskougarevskaya https://www.atlassian.com/team-playbook --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Mar 2020

46 min 18 sec

In this episode, we spoke with Tegan Wotton, Design Director at Space Between in Melbourne. Tegan has an interesting career path which we get stuck into straight away, growing up in the bush has given her a strong connection to her home and what the idea of home can be. Unsurprisingly she has found herself working with a band of likeminded designers at Space Between Melbourne, where is the design director. Outside of her design role, she also co-hosts the Melbourne chapter of Ladies Wine Design, we touch on the importance of networks and space like this for women and non-binary people and spent some time talking about Eat Town, another side project of hers. Eat town is dedicated to cataloguing the best places in China town to eat. She even has a ramen tattoo. Hosting this episode was Matt Leach and Flyn Tracy. Support is thanks to our friends at Streamtime. Try it for free and if you like it use this link to get a discount: streamtime.net/adr2020 Links https://www.instagram.com/eat_town https://ladieswinedesign.com https://spacebetween.com.au http://www.carolynfraser.com/about https://thedesignkids.org/interviews/space-between Australian Charities for Bush Fire Appeal https://www.redcross.org.au https://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au https://www.wilderness.org.au https://www.wires.org.au https://www.gofundme.com/f/fire-relief-fund-for-first-nations-communities --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Feb 2020

49 min 22 sec

EP117 WITH Johanna, Matt and Flyn It’s that time of the year when everyone is winding down for Christmas… who are we kidding, everyone is frantically trying to get things finished before the enforced shut down. Either way, the ADR crew decided to sit down and chew the fat (as a vegetarian, Matt finds that somewhat offensive), review the year, pinpoint highlights and favourite interviews, before looking forward to what 2020 might bring. Can you believe it’s nearly 2020?! We also just wanted to say thank you, to the listeners, for all the great support you’ve given us throughout this year. 2019 was a big period of growth for ADR with new presenters coming onboard, Johanna fixing our social and generally just getting better at running a podcast. All the feedback and suggestions we’ve received have been amazing. Keep it coming. A massive thank you to Streamtime as well. Longtime supporters and friends of ADR, it’s been wonderful to have them involved for so long. If you’re new to Streamtime use this link to get an ADR discount: streamtime.net/adr2020 Links: https://www.instagram.com/johanna_aneman https://www.instagram.com/matt_leach https://www.instagram.com/flyntracy https://www.streamtime.net/adr2020 https://www.interbrand.com/au/work/g-ay-mate --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Dec 2019

51 min 53 sec

EP116 with Craig Black In this episode, we spoke with Craig Black a graphic designer, lettering artist and typographer. Craig is Scottish born and after spending some time in London, he currently runs his own design studio in Gourock, Scotland. He has a diverse style and doesn’t seem to be tied down to any single medium or aesthetic. This has led to an impressive list of clients from all over the globe and a growing list of speaking gigs. Also, he’s just a great guy. Quite early on Craig talks about how he feels it’s his responsibility to be helping others achieve their goals and encourages people to be proud of their achievements whatever they are. The culture of overtime, his approach to work-life balance and switching off. A big believer in positive affirmations, Craig talks about the value in congratulating yourself more in your work and for personal and professional achievements. We spoke about how much people connect with artists and designers who put themselves within their work and the value of community including Craig’s initiative in Scotland called Creative Inverclyde, working with prisoners and the value of creativity. Hosting this episode was Prue Jones and Flyn Tracy. Thank you AGDA for hooking us up with Craig Black during his speaking tour. Support is thanks to our friends at Streamtime. Try it for free and if you like it use this link to get a discount: streamtime.net/adr2020 Links https://craigblackdesign.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-black-28a89968 https://www.instagram.com/_craigblack https://www.creativeinverclyde.com/team https://www.instagram.com/prudencemjones https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gourock --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Dec 2019

56 min 37 sec

EP115 with Andrew Ashton When it comes to the Australian design industry, there are few as supportive and as accomplished as Andrew Ashton. Across his 30+ professional years, he has consistently advocated on behalf of Aussie creatives and built an international reputation that has seen him awarded many times over. At 34, Andrew was made one of the youngest members of the prestigious Alliance Graphique Internationale, at that time, only the 8th Australian to be invited. Andrew is great to talk to. Conversations with him tend to roam all over the creative landscape. His experience and thoughtful insight give a unique perspective on what is occurring in the industry. In this episode we dig into his past, look at design in the internet age and talk about what it means to be an Australian creative. As a testament to his practice, Andrew raised the bar for our guests by turning up with a song playlist, an original poster and three poems that covered the main chapters of the episode. We got him to read the poems on air and they are definitely worth digging into to discover their meanings. It was a real honour to sit and chat with Andrew, we hope you enjoy it as much as we did. As always, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Thanks again to Streamtime, longtime supporters of ADR. If you’re new to Streamtime use this link to get an ADR discount: streamtime.net/adr2020 Links: Work Art Life: https://www.workartlife.com Power House Project: https://www.workartlife.com/project/powerhouse Nite Art: https://www.niteart.com.au Andrew on AGI: https://a-g-i.org/user/Andrew/view/projects Work Art Life Insta: https://www.instagram.com/workartlife Behance: https://www.behance.net/byworkartlife LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thinkingbyandrewashton People Things Blog: https://peoplethings.com Future underground people: http://peoplethings.com/andblog Neo Koala: https://neokoala.com Paper Tiger Exhibition: https://nas.edu.au/events/exhibition-paper-tigers --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Nov 2019

53 min 25 sec

In this episode, we spoke with Nick Gower and Saakshi Muralidhar of Mentally Friendly. Mentally friendly is a group in Sydney that works with health, education, finance, and government to deliver wellbeing at scale. Nick is one of the founders of the business and an advisor to senior product leaders and clients, Saakshi is a senior organisational designer who started her career in product design, you’ll hear some of her journey in the episode. Both Flyn and Matt have a long history with Mentally Friendly, Matt has known the founders, Nick and Jon longer from time spent at Billy Blue College of Design back in the day and Flyn worked with them on Tractor Design School. Don’t bother googling it, it doesn’t exist more. Wah. We spoke about design and innovation, operational design, moving from task-based design to more team-based missions and ‘making good intentions real’ as Nick put it so well. We heard about Mentally Friendly’s hiring process where they look for softer skills rather than hard skills and often find applicants are better suited to roles they haven’t even thought of, which was backed up nicely by Saakshi’s story. We hope you like the episode, let us know what you think! Big thanks to Streamtime for their support. If you’re new to Streamtime use this link to get an ADR discount https://streamtime.net/adr2020 Links https://mentallyfriendly.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickgowermf https://www.linkedin.com/in/saakshi Nick Gower in episode 12 https://soundcloud.com/ausdesignradio/ep12-nick-gower-on-finding-opportunity-in-the-midst-of-chaos https://www.mentally-healthy.org The Paul Rand quote is “Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.” Flyn 0 – Paul Rand 1 https://www.logodesignlove.com/paul-rand-video --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Nov 2019

56 min 10 sec

This episode, Flyn is in conversation with Head of Endineering, Joe Macleod. With a 20+ year career in product design, both digital and tangible, Joe has a wealth of experience in UX and HCD. During his time at Nokia and as Head of Design at UsTwo, Joe became concerned about the end of the customer journey and started a campaign to make off-boarding as important as on-boarding. This ultimately led him to write a book called ‘Ends.’ and launch the World's first customer ending consulting business: ‘andEnd.’ In Joe’s own words, focusing on the end may seem counterintuitive and a hard sell to a client that is all about shipping product. So, throughout this episode, we unpack why ‘clean and considered endings’ should be seen as a competitive advantage, not as a barrier to sale. Joe has spent over 15 years thinking about this and has case studies galore but we also find time to relive the early days of UsTwo, when Nokia was the king of phones and how a “profoundly” dyslexic person went about writing a book. Special thanks to our friends Streamtime for their ongoing support. Check them out at www.streamtime.net/adr2020 to get an exclusive 20% listener discount! Links: andEnd. www.andend.co Twitter: twitter.com/mrmacleod LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/josephmacleod Ends. in print: www.amazon.com.au/Ends-Overlook-Products-Services-Shouldnt/dp/9163936445 Ends. in Audible: www.audible.com.au/pd/Ends-Why-We-Overlook-Endings-for-Humans-Products-Services-and-Digital-and-Why-We-Shouldnt-Audiobook/B07NJD1TCB Include Design Twitter: twitter.com/IncludeDesign UsTwo: www.ustwo.com UX Australia: www.uxaustralia.com.au/conferences/ux-australia-2019/speaker/joe-macleod-2019/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Oct 2019

51 min 2 sec

In this episode, we spoke with Chi Ryan National Experience Strategy Lead at PwC. Chi Ryan makes meaningful products, services and experiences for humans, and humanity — and she’s passionate about empowering others to do the same. She has worked with many of the big names in service design including Fjord, Isobar and Idean and she is now the experience strategy lead at PwC. We talked about Ancient Egypt and Graham Hancock, using video and motion to communicate, teaching and learning, the circular economy and how we can wake people up to think differently. Chi also shared The Circular Design Program and highlighted the responsibility designers have towards fighting to eradicate industrial waste and pollution. Special thanks to our friends Streamtime for their ongoing support. Check them out at streamtime.net. Get a free account. Try them out. It'll be time well spent. Links: https://grahamhancock.com Do What You Can’t https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG7dSXcfVqE Jodorowsky’s Dune Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jg4OCeSTL08 Jodorowsky meets Kanye West https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7Qdc2ggPHc The Circular Design Program https://www.dezeen.com/2019/06/11/ellen-macarthur-circular-economy-designers/ Kaching Film https://kachingfilm.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Sep 2019

49 min 40 sec

This episode sees us sitting with Steve Baty, co-founder and principal of Meld Studios. Let’s just get this out of the way, Steve is a mad cyclist, so we begin there before he expertly links it back to service design, user experience and how to solve ‘dumb shit’ quickly. Steve has an uncanny ability to see the core of the problem and we talk through a range of case studies that explain Melds approach. The team at Meld is incredibly diverse, with a wide range of experience and skills, not normally seen in a studio. We discuss this and also look at the importance of community and Steve’s role in UX Book Club, the Good Design Council of Australia, IxDA and the UX Australia conferences. At some point Matt manages to steer the conversation towards education (surprise surprise) and Steve’s multiple academic qualifications. Special thanks to our friends Streamtime for their ongoing support. Check them out at streamtime.net. Get a free account. Try them out. It’’ll be time well spent. Thank you also to Adobe for lending us their Adobe LIVE sound room to record in. Go to adobeapaclive.com to see their library of video tutorials. Photo credit: Emma Nevison https://www.emmanevison.com Links: Meld Studios: https://www.meldstudios.com.au Meld Studios Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meldstudios Steve Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/docbaty Steve LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevebaty UX Australia: http://www.uxaustralia.com.au UX Book Club SYD: https://www.uxbookclubsydney.com/home Good Design Council of Australia: https://good-design.org IxDA: https://ixda.org Streamtime: https://streamtime.net Adobe LIVE: https://www.adobeapaclive.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Sep 2019

53 min 19 sec

In this episode, we spoke with Benni Weller and Mikey Hart of Hulsbosch. Benni and Mikey are both Creative Directors at Hulsbosch based in Sydney. Hulsboch is known for creating iconic brands and working with big-name clients throughout Australia and Mikey and Benni find themselves today as creative leaders. We spoke about their different paths to where they are today, the pros and cons of specialising vs generalising as a designer, collaboration and the value of diversity in creative teams. ADR episodes stay on time and on track thanks to our partners at Streamtime! It's creative project management software that works. Try it streamtime.net. Links: benniweller.de linkedin.com/in/mikeyhart hulsbosch.com.au --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Sep 2019

52 min 55 sec

In this episode, we spoke with Kenjiro Kirton, Co-Founder and Creative Director at Hato. It’s Saturday afternoon on the last day of The Design Conference in Brisbane. The beers are flowing, the heads are sore and the minds overloaded. Still, we found time to sit down with Kenjiro Kirton, Co-Founder and Creative Director at Hato. Hato is a unique studio (both in London and Hong Kong) for the way they approach design. Focused on active play and community engagement, you could say their design is based on co-creation, or facilitation, with the end user — leading to some truly unique outputs. For his part, Kenjiro is incredibly well-researched and curious, always putting the ‘why’ before the what. There are a lot of throwaway references in this episode that are well worth looking up, so have a notepad ready. Matt was very kindly joined by Yasmin Naghavi (solicitor from Media Arts Lawyers and Alex Naghavi’s sister) and Ben Johnston (Alex’s boss — it all leads back to Alex). It was great to have these two on as they added extra depth to the conversation. Thank you so much for saying yes. Thank you to the Design Conference for giving us access to their guests and check out streamtime.net. Links: Website: www.hato.co Kenjiro Instagram: www.instagram.com/ken.hato Hato Instagram: www.instagram.com/studiohato Hato Press Instagram: www.instagram.com/hatopress Start with a mark: https://campaignbrief.com/dad-reveals-2018-festival-iden Hato D&AD Festival 18 identity: https://www.itsnicethat.com/news/hato-d-and-a-d-festival-2018-visual-identity-advertising-240418 Célestin Freinet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%A9lestin_Freinet The Design Conference: https://www.thedesignconference.com.au --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Aug 2019

50 min 36 sec

In this episode, we spoke with Ben Johnston and Alex Naghavi of Joseph Mark. We began by talking about working and living in LA and projects with famous people, we spent some time at Adam Sandler’s Christmas Party and the gushed about the Hemsworth's. We later got deep into the future of sex, getting old, sexual compatibility scores and our cognitive load, venturing and investing in people (rather than an idea). ADR episodes stay on time and on track thanks to our partners at Streamtime! It's creative project management software that works. Try it streamtime.net. Big thanks to guest host Prue Jones and The Design Conference for having us. Links: https://www.josephmark.com.au http://www.alexnaghavi.com https://www.instagram.com/thebrokecollector_ http://www.thefallsfarm.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Aug 2019

55 min 26 sec

We’re at the Design Conference in Brisbane and we had the opportunity to sit down with Amanda Munilla, Managing Director, at Wolff Olins.    Amanda, not a designer by trade has had a non-linear path into managing at one of the biggest creative firms in the World. Deciding not to be a lawyer was only the beginning and she has since gone on to build a strong career in strategy. With that in mind, we get into what strategy means, how it’s changed and how Amanda explains it to clients.     Amanda is also a big supporter of Womentor. So we get into what it is, why she got involved and why it’s needed in the industry — now more than ever. We touch on the fact that Wolff Olin's office heads, around the World, are all female. Amanda has a lot to say on this and is passionate that diversity isn’t a token action. Huge thanks to Prue Jones and Andy Wright who co-hosted, our mates at Streamtime and The Design Conference. You guys rock! Check out streamtime.net. Project management software for creative agencies. Links: Wolff Olins website: https://www.wolffolins.com Wolff Olins Insta: https://www.instagram.com/wolffolins Amanda Insta: https://www.instagram.com/pilar24 Amanda LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amandamunilla TDCB recap: https://www.wolffolins.com/the-design-conference-2019-recap Womentor website: https://www.womentor.com.au Prue Insta: https://www.instagram.com/prudencemjones Andy Insta: https://www.instagram.com/adwrighty Never Not Creative website: https://www.nevernotcreative.org NNC Insta: https://www.instagram.com/nvrnotcreative --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Jul 2019

52 min 24 sec

In this episode, we spoke with Tea Uglow, experimental person in charge at google's creative lab, Sydney. Tea Uglow is one of those very few people who genuinely make you rethink everything you thought you knew. This episode is full of interesting insights into how we can think about technology, inclusiveness, design, and accommodation. We talk very briefly about her early days at Google in 2006 and how she didn’t particularly see herself working there for long, fast forwarding to today where she works in the idea of information, space and how digital works with humans, technology and culture. We covered how experimentation can be part success and part disaster, our relationship with truth in communication, ethics, inclusiveness and framing problems. Big thank you to special guest host Prue Jones, our friends at Streamtime and The Design Conference Brisbane. Check out streamtime.net to keep on top your projects. Admin without feeling like admin. Links http://teau.me https://research.ambientlit.com JFK Unsilenced campaign: https://www.thedrum.com/news/2018/06/22/cannes-lions-the-day-jfk-unsilenced-wins-creative-data-grand-prix-cannes --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Jul 2019

55 min 9 sec

EP105 with Mills and Sinx Founders and owners of UsTwo, Matt 'Mills' Miller and John ‘Sinx’ Sinclair suddenly find themselves in a very enviable position — leaders of a successful ‘independent’ company, and… not really needed. This is of course ‘designed’ and not without a lot of hard work. But, since bringing in a CEO and senior management the best friends finally get to appreciate what they have built. In collaboration with Andy Wright and Never Not Creative, we found some time to sit with Mills & Sinx and explore what their company looks like now, how their friendship continues to work after 30 years and what they are going to do with all this spare time. This is an incredibly frank and honest reflection that charts the naïve, hedonistic beginnings of the ‘fampany’ to the realisation that they needed to pull the needle back towards business, making hard decisions and ‘growing up’ in order to protect the company and their 300+ employees. It’s a perfect end of chapter conversation, before beginning the next. As always special thanks to Streamtime for their steadfast support and motivation. If you haven’t tried their software yet, well, you’re wasting time, literally. Special thanks to The Design Conference who gave us this opportunity. If you haven’t been before, you must, simple as that. Links: UsTwo: www.ustwo.com Monument Valley: www.monumentvalleygame.com/mv2 The road to 100: medium.com/the-inner-terrapin-woke/my-name-is-mills-i-am-mills-e919b099b2a7 Mill’s podcast: podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-jfdi-cast/id1358414484 Mills Instagram: www.instagram.com/millsustwo Sinx Instagram: www.instagram.com/sinxustwo TDC: www.thedesignconference.com.au Streamtime: www.streamtime.net --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Jul 2019

58 min 57 sec

As Director and co-founder of Small Multiples, Andrea Lau is a data-visualisation specialist. In their words, they are a multidisciplinary team of data specialists, designers and developers, helping people make the best use of their data. Flyn and Matt unashamedly use this as an opportunity to dig into what data is, and how the visualisation of it is affecting many of our day to day decisions. Thankfully, Andrea is incredibly passionate about the education of data and raising everyone’s data literacy, having taught courses and workshops in this area — so, she was accommodating and incredibly informative. We also spend some time on what it’s like to run a niche studio in an emerging area and why data specialists are becoming such hot property. Towards the end, we discuss the crossover point between data visualisation and art and look at how, as a studio, Small Multiples is trying to present data in non-typical ways — in boutique chocolates for example. As always special thanks to Streamtime for their steadfast support and motivation. If you haven’t tried their software yet, well, you’re wasting time, literally. Special thanks to John Allsopp from web directions for connecting us with Andrea. Links: Streamtime streamtime.net Small Multiples: www.smallmultiples.com.au Visualise Today: www.blog.smallmultiples.com.au Bakedown Cakery: www.bakedowncakery.com Hello Sun: www.hellosunapp.com Not A single Origin: https://notasingleorigin.com Immigrant maps: https://smallmultiples.com.au/projects/mapping-immigrants-birth-places Framework for designing amazing maps: https://smallmultiples.com.au/articles/what-to-think-about-when-designing-maps School planning: https://smallmultiples.com.au/projects/school-planning-assistance-tool Tim Berners-Lee and data: https://5stardata.info/en/ and https://solid.inrupt.com We Feel Fine: http://wefeelfine.org/ and http://number27.org/wefeelfine --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Jun 2019

54 min 44 sec

Matt is still in London and he managed to find an empty spot in Pip Jamieson’s — (understandably) very busy — diary (8am after a public holiday). Pip is the founder and CEO of The Dots, a professional network for people in the creative industry. She has been named in numerous ‘ones to watch’ lists and has thrown herself into the world of raising capital and entrepreneurship. She’s passionate about diversity, emerging technology, leadership and creativity — and we managed to weave all of them into this conversation. Many in Australia will know Pip as the co-founder of The Loop before she moved back to the UK in 2014 to begin the Dots. She’s incredibly curious, constantly learning new things and with a signature infectious laugh — it’s impossible not to be inspired by her. Especially when you consider she is dyslexic, which she considers her ‘superpower’. The Dots is fast positioning itself as the main alternative to LinkedIn so we also manage to get into the details of what makes them different and what’s next. As always special thanks to Streamtime for their steadfast support and motivation. If you haven’t tried their software yet, well, you’re wasting time, literally. Links: Streamtime https://streamtime.net The Dots: https://the-dots.com Pip’s Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pip_Jamieson Pip in Marie Claire: https://www.marieclaire.co.uk/entertainment/people/pip-jamieson-578139 Creative Review Top 50 Leaders: https://the-dots.com/projects/pip-jamieson-named-one-of-creative-review-s-creative-leaders-50-of-2017-176795 Pip on Monocle: https://monocle.com/radio/shows/the-entrepreneurs/216 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Jun 2019

48 min 53 sec

This episode Matt is in London and took the time to catch with two old friends, Mark Stott, ECD at Felix® — and, wait for it — Denise Chippindale, Marketing Manager at General Assembly (UK & Europe). Denise very kindly jumped in as co-host and gave great insights into the London design scene and how she’s been keeping busy since she moved over. Mark has been working on a secret project after closing his studio, Common, and moving to the UK. So in this episode, we dig into what that project is and why it was an offer too good to refuse. Felix® is touted as the world’s most advanced way of measuring, understanding and building resilience to stress. It incorporates machine learning analytics connected to wearable technology. Mark was headhunted to develop the brand and its visual language. This was a massive shift for Mark, focusing on a single brand, in an area he knew little about — so we discuss how he managed that and what he’s learnt along the way. Thanks to GA for giving us space to record in their London office. As always special thanks to Streamtime for their steadfast support and motivation. If you haven’t tried their software yet, well, you’re wasting time, literally. Links: Streamtime: https://www.streamtime.net Mark’s old studio: https://www.common.com.au The TedX titles Mark designed: https://www.behance.net/gallery/54144029/TEDx-Sydney-2017-Main-Titles Mark Insta: https://www.instagram.com/commonmark Mark on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-stott-8b74581 Denise Insta: https://www.instagram.com/dedechip Denise on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/denisechippindale General Assembly: http://www.ga.co --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Jun 2019

43 min 8 sec

This episode we’re with Ben Miles, Executive Creative Director at Interbrand Australia. Ben has been with Interbrand for over a decade and during that time has seen it evolve and change — this is what Ben terms the ‘three horizons of Interbrand Australia’. We spend some time unpacking these periods, why people made the culture and how the studio has tried to ‘stand apart’ from what is expected of them. We also discuss the new ownership and how big data will further evolve the studio. Matt often refers to Ben as the most optimistic designer he knows, thus the idea of optimism, blind or realistic, is discussed and how Ben’s view on it has changed. Throughout this episode we dig into specific projects (Telstra, G’ AY MATE and The Prince Akatoki), exploring the concepts and how the ideas developed. Ben is a big believer of ideas, but he always wants to know what happens next, how does it grow and get people behind it. Special thanks to Streamtime for their steadfast support and motivation. If you haven’t tried their software yet, well, you’re wasting time, literally. Links: Streamtime https://streamtime.net Ben Miles Instagram https://www.instagram.com/benmilesaway Interbrand Australia https://www.interbrand.com/au G’ AY MATE https://vimeo.com/266815002 Telstra Case Study https://vimeo.com/51031917 FITCH https://www.fitch.com/home AGDA NEW https://vimeo.com/89462677 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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May 2019

55 min 44 sec

In this episode, we spoke with Katja Forbes Managing Director of Designit. Katja is the Managing Director of Designit ANZ, Director, she’s on the IxDA global board, one of 100 women of influence and in the top 10 female entrepreneurs in Australia. She's a specialist in research & experience design with the qualifications that go with it, she's an educator, mentor, coach, who gets genuinely excited when talking about being in 'the field' doing research and understanding how humans interact with technology. We spoke about the diverse career paths people take to get into user experience design and related fields, how tough and lonely it can be to be a sole director of a company, her love for co-design, coaching as a peer-to-peer relationship vs mentorship, what does happiness look like for you as a designer, AI, machine learning and how we as designers must design trust into these invisible decision makers and much more. This was a Flyn only episode, breaking the rules a little bit while Matt is away in the UK. Streamtime keeps ADR going, and we love them for it. Show them some love over at streamtime.net Links katjaforbes.com linkedin.com/in/katjaforbes instagram.com/designit_au instagram.com/katjaforbes IXDA ixda.org Jay Rogers – OG Founder of the IxDA Sydney chapter https://twitter.com/jbrogers Lego Play lego.com/en-us/seriousplay cio.co.nz/article/658066/katja-forbes-ai-going-test-your-organisation-trustworthiness Catherine Ryan linkedin.com/in/catryan Article about AI responses to Sexual Harassment https://qz.com/work/1151282/siri-and-alexa-are-under-fire-for-their-replies-to-sexual-harassment/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Apr 2019

50 min 51 sec

In this episode, we spoke with Zoë Pollitt and Natasha Hasemer from independent creative agency eskimo. ⁣⁣⁣ Specialising in fashion, retail, luxury property and consumer goods eskimo design has been a colourful part of the Australian design tapestry for twenty years. Recently, Zoë and Tash have both taken a sabbatical, we unpack what that means, what’s next amid our jealousy. We spoke about the years working together before eskimo at Vogue Australia, founding an agency 20 years ago and managing a business in a constantly changing and adapting environment. We spoke about juggling mentorship and business growth, family and life before diving into women in leadership, support, change and photographing Kate Blanchett. ⁣⁣⁣ Big thanks as always to our friends at Streamtime. Without their support, we couldn’t do half of what we have. streamtime.net⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Links:⁣⁣⁣ eskimodesign.com.au instagram.com/snowyzoeeskimo --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Mar 2019

51 min 5 sec

ADR EP98 with Rob Self-Pierson on Words and Verbs Rob Self-Peirson is a writer and brand consultant based in London, UK. He is the founder and head of The Table, an agency devoted to tone of voice and copywriting. He’s worked with the likes of GumTree, British Gas, IKEA, V&A and has a fierce love of design and a desire to see designers and writers working closely together. Rob was actually in Australia (thanks to the Australian Graphic Design Association) for a round of seven workshops focused on writing for design, encouraging designers to explore and engage with the writing process to improve their design work. In this episode, we look at Rob’s view on writing and why it’s becoming more and more important in the current design industry. We also get into how he became a writer, the importance of mentors and writing books about the moon. Special thanks to AGDA for giving us time to talk with Rob and Streamtime for their unwavering support and encouragement. If you haven’t tried their software yet, well, you’re wasting time, literally. Links: The Table http://www.wearethetable.com Twinned with… article https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/apr/30/is-there-a-point-to-twin-towns Twinned with… book https://www.amazon.co.uk/Twinned-Adventure-Around-Towns-Europe/dp/0993323405 Twinned with… Design Week https://www.designweek.co.uk/inspiration/twinned-with-by-rob-self-pierson Streamtime https://streamtime.net AGDA https://www.agda.com.au --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Feb 2019

49 min 9 sec

Episode 97 with Carlo Giannasca on Limelight and Curtains.⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Carlo Giannasca is a multi-award-winning graphic and three-dimensional environmental designer. He is the Head of Urbanite, Design Director and one of the founder/owners of Frost*collective. On top of that, he is the joint chair of Sydney's SEGD chapter (The Society for Experiential Graphic Design). ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ In this episode, we chart Carlo’s introduction to design, from drawing on his bedroom walls to hassling Garry Emery into giving him his first job. With over 30 years of experience, Carlo has seen the industry dramatically change in Australia, we look at this but also explore why he made the move from traditional graphic design to environments. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ We also delve into the idea of self-promotion. With all the success Carlo has had, he’s always preferred to stay out of the spotlight, preferring to keep on the tools as much as possible, taking an active part in building and shaping teams, rather than a profile. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Big thanks as always to our friends at Streamtime. Without their support, we couldn’t do half of what we have, or what we have planned for the next 97 episodes. streamtime.net⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Also thanks to Kevin Finn (The Sum Of) who jumped in to co-host on this episode. thesumof.com.au⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Links:⁣⁣⁣⁣ Frost*collective: frostcollective.com.au⁣⁣⁣⁣ Urbanite: frostcollective.com.au/urbanite⁣⁣⁣⁣ SEGD: segd.org⁣⁣⁣⁣ InDesign Live article w/ Nick Bannikoff discussing the state of XGD in Australia: indesignlive.com/the-peeps/state-ux-design-australia-nick-bannikoff-carlo-giannasca-convo⁣⁣⁣⁣ Foundry Live presentation: foundry.com.au/education/foundry-live/carlo-giannasca⁣⁣ ⁣ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Jan 2019

51 min 54 sec

Mike Rigby is Vice President and Executive Creative Director at R/GA. We know Mike from his time in Australia working as Creative Director at Interbrand and although he’s always been on our list of people to talk to on the show, the timing never worked out. So when we found out Mike would be at Adobe Max when we were, we jumped at the chance to make it finally happen. This episode could’ve gone in many different directions because when you talk Mike, you quickly realise he has a vast depth of knowledge when it comes to not only design but explaining and thinking about design. A master communicator, Mike can make the complex simple and the impossible seem possible. We spoke about his time at University which Mike credits to teaching him how to think and The Chase where he learned how to design. How mike fell in love with design and what it can do, his time in the UK, Australia and a few selected projects happening at R/GA. Big thanks as always to our friends at Streamtime who help make our episodes possible. streamtime.net 🤘 This is the last episode in a series recorded at #AdobeMAX co-supported by Adobe and HP, big thanks to them for getting us to LA as an #adobepartner! 🙌 Mike twitter.com/mikerigby mike-rigby.com/About-Mike-Rigby instagram.com/mikerigby Connected brands | TNW Conference 2018 youtube.com/watch?v=X_KOIt3TbPs Mike speaking to the legendary Debbie Millman https://soundcloud.com/designmatters/design-matters-with-debbie-millman-mike-rigby --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Jan 2019

47 min 10 sec

Episode 95 with Jessica Hische on Encouragement and Bravery. Jessica hardly needs an introduction, she is a creative icon and well known for her illustration work, side projects and phenomenal client work. But for those out there who may not know her, she is described on her website as a lettering artist and author with a tendency to overshare and a penchant for procrastiworking. We spoke about design and life, having children, coming up with ideas and her new amazing book Tomorrow I’ll be Brave. Where her thinking starts when creating a book and how it’s different than creating other design project work. It truly was a pleasure to spend some time talking with Jess, the audio has a bit of background noise as it was recorded in the media room at Adobe MAX. Big thanks as always to our friends at Streamtime who help make our episode possible. streamtime.net 🤘 Our Adobe MAX series is co-supported by Adobe and HP. Big thanks to them for getting us to LA as an #adobepartner! 🙌 Jessica Hische jessicahische.is instagram.com/jessicahische tomorrowillbebrave.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Jan 2019

40 min 53 sec

EP94 with Mark Heaps on Life and Fulfilment⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we spoke with Mark Heaps, designer and synergist.⁣ ⁣ Mark is an American designer from Austin Texas who studied art and design in the UK. With his wife, he runs a service group with a small team of designers and production experts. This episode was recorded in Los Angeles as part of our Adobe Max series. ⁣ ⁣ We spoke about the beginning of his career and how when his friends were drawn to sketching transformers, he was recreating logos and type from he-man and music albums, his love for ketchup, growing up fascinated in technology, skateboarding, the DIY movement, music and being productive and never wanting to be bored. ⁣ ⁣ Big thanks as always to our friends at Streamtime who help make our episode possible. streamtime.net 🤘⁣ ⁣ Our Adobe MAX series is co-supported by Adobe and HP big thanks to them for getting us to LA as an #adobepartner! 🙌⁣ ⁣ Mark Heaps⁣ markheaps.com⁣ instagram.com/lifebypixels⁣ twitter.com/lifebypixels⁣ ⁣ Links mentioned⁣ heshootshedrawspodcast.simplecast.fm/5f795982⁣ voicesofimpact.com/mark-heaps --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Dec 2018

54 min 48 sec

In this episode, we spoke with Birgit Palma Illustrator & Lettering Artist based in Barcelona. Today, Birgit is known for her Illustration but during her studies, she learned a little bit of everything including illustration, graphic design, 3D and sound design. Her work lands at the sweet spot between modern avant-garde and illustration. This episode was recorded in Los Angeles as part of our Adobe Max series. We spoke about Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and what impact it might have to artistic work, creating design systems and guidelines for illustrations, her regimented workflow and schedule, how she likes to create impossible imaginative work because the possible is all around us and using instagram as a playground for illustration. Big thanks as always to our friends at Streamtime who help make our episode possible. streamtime.net Our Adobe MAX series is co-supported by Adobe Australia and HP Australia big thanks to them for getting us to LA as an #adobepartner! 🙌 Birgit Palma instagram.com/birgitpalma birgitpalma.com/wordpress Links Mentioned en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapiens:_A_Brief_History_of_Humankind --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Dec 2018

45 min 6 sec

EP92 with Adam J Kurtz on We're Going to Die In this episode, we spoke with Adam J Kurtz a designer, artists, author and more from Brooklyn. He is best known for the honesty and humour in his work and his books. True to his online presence, Adam was open, honest, funny and personal when we caught up for a sneaky chat in a press room at Adobe MAX. We spoke about Adam’s history moving to New York, that time he built a fan site for The Veronica’s, the internet, design, depression, taking ourselves too seriously and the fun fact that we’re all going to die. Thanks to our mates at Streamtime – it’s project management software we couldn’t live without. They’re also behind Never Not Creative who have a great podcast we think ADR listeners will enjoy. Our Adobe MAX series is co-supported by Adobe and HP Australia – big thanks to them for getting us to LA as an #adobepartner! 🙌 Links adamjkurtz.com instagram.com/adamjk twitter.com/adamjk shop.adamjk.com/book twitter.com/nvrnotcreative --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Dec 2018

30 min 18 sec

EP91 with Lauren Hom on Juice and Squeeze In this episode, we spoke with Lauren Hom a designer and letterer based in Detroit, schooled in New York, and raised in Los Angeles. Lauren is well known for her bright colour palettes, playful letterforms, and quirky copywriting. Lauren is highly intelligent, funny, passionate about what she does and has an infectious laugh that made this episode incredibly fun. We spoke about her original plans to be a Creative Director and studied at The School of Visual Arts and how lettering was a ’thing on the side’ we spoke about some of her lettering projects, freelancing, picking up book deals, marketing and building a body of work. Thanks, as always, to our good friends at Streamtime – It’s project management software we couldn’t live without. They’re also behind Never Not Creative who have a great podcast we think ADR listeners will enjoy. anchor.fm/nevernotcreative Our Adobe MAX series is co-supported by Adobe and HP Australia big thanks to them for getting us to LA as an #adobepartner Links homsweethom.com instagram.com/homsweethom behance.net/homsweethom streamtime.net --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Nov 2018

52 min 10 sec

In this episode, we spoke with Mark Conlan in Los Angeles as part of our Adobe MAX series. Although it was the last episode we recorded, we still have a lot more to publish! Mark is a multi disciplined Illustrator from Dublin working and living in Melbourne Australia, Marks work is a combination of emotion, fantastic worlds, playful characters and a beautiful colour palate. Mark creates conceptual based illustration for products, editorial, publishing, advertising campaigns and one-off commissions for clients all around the world. We spoke about his journey to where he is today, from always being curious and a ‘doodler’ growing up, his animation course in Ireland to graduating during the recession and working for a few years before moving to Melbourne with his partner. It was in Australia that Mark discovered and refined his style by working on one piece of work every day. Thanks, as always, to our good friends at Streamtime. It’s with their support we’ve been able to get s**t done. It’s project management software we couldn’t live without. They’re also behind Never Not Creative who have a great podcast, take a look! anchor.fm/nevernotcreative Our Adobe MAX series is co-supported by @adobe and @hpaustralia big thanks to them for getting us to LA as an #adobepartner! 🙌 Mark instagram.com/markconlan markconlan.com Links Mentioned madebyfern.co vimeo.com/243244233 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Nov 2018

46 min 14 sec

In this episode, we spoke with Sally Spratt in Los Angeles as part of our Adobe MAX series. Sally is an illustrator with graphic design roots who found a following through a passion project entitled The Lust List where she drew images of products she lusted after but couldn’t afford. As well as being represented by Roxy Jacenko at The Ministry of Talent, Sally’s work for clients is incredibly diverse but often focused on speed and getting ideas down quickly, making her perfect for conceptual work and free-flowing watercolour imagery. In this episode we spoke all about Sally’s backstory and how imposter syndrome is both a good and bad thing, giving us motivation to always over deliver. We look at making the leap to “follow your bliss” and how to get your friends to write your resignation letter. We also looked at some of the new announcements from Adobe that will positively affect her workflow (Project Gemini) and how she plans to diversify into other areas with the help of the new tech (Rush and Photoshop on the iPad). Thanks, as always, to our good friends at Streamtime. It’s with their support we’ve been able to get s**t done. It’s project management software we couldn’t live without. Try it Streamtime.net Our Adobe MAX series is co-supported by Adobe and HP Australia big thanks to them for getting us to LA. sallysprattstudio.com theministryoftalent.com instagram.com/_thelustlist_ Adobe Project Gemini theblog.adobe.com/introducing-project-gemini A great video of Gemini in action youtube.com/watch?v=VkBSgTez8Wc --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/australian-design-radio/message

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Nov 2018

41 min 50 sec