Designed this way

Kawal Oberoi

Designed this way podcast is an initiative to start candid conversations with designers and other creative folks, to bring out the stories about the realities of living a creative life. Not just the stories of courage, hard work and success but also the stories of mistakes, rejections and doubts. These wide-ranging conversations also reveal the diversity of thoughts, practices and opinions that exist in the creative world.

Made by Kawal Oberoi for young creatives and creatives who are young at heart. It's designed this way.

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Aarman Roy is a young visual artists and graphic designer from New Delhi, India. He is currently pursuing a BFA in Design from School of Visual Arts, New York. Along with his partner Charu, Aarman Co-founded Akademi Magazine, a leftist print and web publication dedicated to politics, art, culture and society. Aarman overlooks Creative Direction at Akademi. With the tools of graphic design, Aarman liked to create work that’s diverse and beautiful, and the kind of work that pushes aesthetic boundaries. On this episode we talk about how he was about to become an engineer and then how he found his true calling in Design. We talk about the design education he’s pursuing right now, about his work experiences, we deep dive into his process of creating the amazing work he does for Akademi magazine. RELEVANT LINKS (Chronological) Aarman Roy - aarmanroy.com Akademi Magazine - akademimag.com Akademi’s Instagram - www.instagram.com/akademimag/ Charu - www.linkedin.com/in/charu-pragya-755956133/ Tripura - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tripura Bangladesh (War of Independence) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladesh#War_of_Independence Comilla - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comilla Aarman’s presentation at Exun - www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_Q98_pshNs Delhi Technical University - http://dtu.ac.in NID - nid.edu Cinema 4D - www.maxon.net/en/cinema-4d Panini Pandey - paninipandey.com SVA - sva.edu Paul Rand - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Rand New York Times Behind the Cover - www.nytimes.com/series/behind-the-cover Zipeng Zhu - http://zz-is.it Wix - wix.com DIA - dia.tv Louise Fili - louisefili.com Adobe After Effects - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_After_Effects CAA (India) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizenship_(Amendment)_Act,_2019 Citizenship Amendment Act protests - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizenship_Amendment_Act_protests Columbia University - columbia.edu John Dewey - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dewey B. R. Ambedkar - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._R._Ambedkar Caste - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caste Suraj Yengde - scholar.harvard.edu/surajyengde/about Article 370 of the Constitution of India - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_370_of_the_Constitution_of_India Attack on Caravan Journalists - thewire.in/media/caravan-reporters-attacked-north-east-delhi Time :) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time

Oct 20

1 hr 27 min

Lisa joined Itu Chaudhuri Design (ICD) soon after her graduation in 1997 from the National Institute of Design (NID), where she studied Visual Communication, and has been a principal at Itu Chaudhri’s Design for over a decade. Lisa leads their UI/UX projects, both ERP and editorial, maintaining a keen, yet skeptical eye on novel developments. Lisa has taught and judged at the NID and and has been a jury member, moderator speaker at UX events. On this episode, we talk about the series of events that led to Lisa becoming a designer, her experience at NID, how she joined ICD as an intern and then worked there for more than two decades. We talk about some projects Lisa has led, her concerns about the world of UX and about the new challenges a design agency like ICD faces in the 2020s and much more. PROJECTS LINKS The Hindu - icdindia.com/projects/energising-the-online-presence-of-indias-most-trusted-daily-newspaper/ Re:Reader - Ministry of Utmost Happiness - www.theministryofutmosthappiness.com Quint - icdindia.com/projects/bringing-vibrancy-to-the-quint-website/ RELEVANT LINKS (Chronological) ICD - icdindia.com Itu Chaudhuri’s Podcast - soundcloud.com/designedthisway/itu-chaudhuri Ambassador Car - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindustan_Ambassador Satyajit Ray - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyajit_Ray NID - nid.edu CEPT - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CEPT_University S Balaram’s Podcast - soundcloud.com/designedthisway/singanapallibalaram Elephant Design - elephantdesign.com CD ROM (For Gen Z) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CD-ROM Rohtang Pass - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohtang_Pass Rajesh Dahiya’s Podcast - soundcloud.com/designedthisway/rajesh-dahiya Indigo Restaurant - icdindia.com/projects/putting-a-face-to-nouvelle-cuisine/ Open Magazine - openthemagazine.com InDesign - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_InDesign SEO - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_engine_optimization Srijan (Drupal Developer) - www.srijan.net SENSEX (For non-Indians) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BSE_SENSEX Witness (Exhibition) - icdindia.com/projects/giving-witness-a-room/ The Guardian - theguardian.com IAS - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Administrative_Service The Hindu - www.thehindu.com Responsiveness - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Responsive_web_design Ministry of Utmost Happiness - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ministry_of_Utmost_Happiness Arundhati Roy - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arundhati_Roy God of Small Things - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_God_of_Small_Things After Effects - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_After_Effects CSS - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSS Bahaus - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bauhaus 2002 Gujarat riots - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_Gujarat_riots Quint Magazine - www.thequint.com Ritu (Quint) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ritu_Kapur Raghav (Quint) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raghav_Bahl Ayodhya Dispute - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayodhya_dispute Confirmation Bias - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias First-mover advantage - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First-mover_advantage Zamindar - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zamindar Richa Bharghava - www.richabhargava.com

Jul 6

2 hr 29 min

Balaram is a veteran industrial designer and educator. He was among the first batch of trainees at the National Institute of design. Later he served as a senior faculty and Chairman of Education at the NID. After retiring from NID, he served as a Dean at DJ Academy of Design, Coimbatore. He also helped in the formation of the Craft Development Institute in J&K. Currently, he is the Director of SASI Creative Colleges, Coimbatore. Apart from his contribution to design education in India, he has practiced industrial design for objects/products critical to Indian masses - like a Bicycle, Bullock Cart, Stone-top, Bamboo Duster, Tongue Cleaner etc. He has also published a book compiling his thoughts and academic papers named ‘Thinking Design’. On this episode, we talk about his surreal childhood, the history of Design in India and his love for designing critical ordinary objects that affect the masses. RELEVANT LINKS & INFO S. Balaram’s blog - balaram43.blogspot.com NID - nid.edu DJAD - djad.in J&K Craft Development Institute - cdisgr.org Sasi Creative Inst. of Design - scid.ac.in Kashayam - Crushed Mixture in Ayurveda Gunnathotavalasa & Bobili - https://goo.gl/maps/NfVR58STgyqFcTUi8 Visakhapatnam - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visakhapatnam Kolam - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolam Datun (Balaram used it to make brush) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teeth-cleaning_twig Tholu bommalata - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tholu_bommalata Sari - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sari Telugu - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telugu Projector Slides - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slide_projector Bapu - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bapu_(director) Rabindranath Tagore - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabindranath_Tagore Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarat_Chandra_Chattopadhyay Premchand - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premchand Sardarji (Sikh Man) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikhism Shantiniketan - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shantiniketan Kumar Vyas - indianexpress.com/article/india/design-fraternity-mourns-demise-of-nid-faculty-h-kumar-vyas-4585703/ Dashrat Patel - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dashrath_Patel Jawaharlal Nehru - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jawaharlal_Nehru Sarabhai family - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarabhai_family Charles Eames - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Eames Pupul Jayakar - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pupul_Jayakar The India Report - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_India_Report Lota (vessel) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lota_(vessel) Calico Mills - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calico_Mills Le Corbusier - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Corbusier Bob Gill - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Gill_(artist) Mahendra Patel - designedthisway.com (3rd episode) George Nakashima - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Nakashima Soul of a Tree - nakashimawoodworkers.com/accessory/the-soul-of-a-tree/ Henri Matisse - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Matisse Bruce Archer - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L._Bruce_Archer Shiva Nallaperumal - shiva-n.com Kalamkari - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalamkari Narasimha - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narasimha Laurie Baker - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurie_Baker Padmanabhapuram Palace - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padmanabhapuram_Palace Indian Oil Corporation - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Oil_Corporation Vimana - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vimana Oxygenator - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxygenator Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute - sctimst.ac.in Dhimant Panchal - www.mitid.edu.in/Dhimant-Panchal.html V. S. Naipaul - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V._S._Naipaul Arundhati Roy - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arundhati_Roy Parimal Parmar - parimalparmar.in Langar - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langar_(Sikhism) Thinking Design (there’s another edition with NID)- www.amazon.com/Thinking-Design-S-Balaram-ebook/dp/B01L1UX5FE Irma Boom - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irma_Boom Barefoot doctor - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barefoot_doctor

May 26

2 hr 43 min

Kalapi is an Indian typeface designer and font engineer. He graduated from The Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU Baroda. And he later pursued his post-graduation in Typeface Design from University of Reading. In 2016, he joined forces with friend and fellow University of Reading graduate Gunnar Vilhjálmsson to set-up Universal Thirst, a design practice specialising in developing typefaces for writing systems of the Indian sub-continent. Universal Thirst has designed multiple latin and Indic bespoke typefaces for various companies, brands and events. Soon, they’re releasing their own retail typefaces. On this episode, we talk about Kalapi’s life, design education and type design work. We talk about his foundry Universal Thirst and the business of Type Design. RELEVANT LINKS Universal Thirst - universalthirst.com Kalapi (The Poet) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalapi Saurashtra (region) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saurashtra_(region) Rahul Gajjar - http://rahulgajjar.com Sandhya Gajjar - www.dnaindia.com/ahmedabad/report-bringing-the-chhara-community-into-the-mainstream-still-a-long-way-off-2765058 MSU Baroda - msubaroda.ac.in Baroda/Vadodara - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vadodara Bhasha - www.bhasharesearch.org Dr. Ganesh Devy - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._N._Devy Pavagadh - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavagadh Rajkot - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajkot NID - nid.edu Bauhaus - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bauhaus Mahendra Patel - designedthisway.com (3rd Episode Guest) Weiden + Kennedy - www.wk.com Hanif Kureshi - guerrilla.work/About GV SreeKumar (IDC) - http://www.idc.iitb.ac.in/gvsree/bio.html Fiona Ross - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiona_Ross_(type_designer) University of Reading - www.reading.ac.uk Neelakash Kshetrimanyum - www.brandnewtype.com Gerry Leonidas - leonidas.net Gunnar Vilhjálmsson - http://www.gunnarvilhjalmsson.net Erin McLaughlin - erinmclaughlin.com Linotype - www.linotype.com (Ofcourse) Gerard Unger - www.gerardunger.com Johnathan Barnbrook - www.jonathanbarnbrook.com/about/ John Hudson - fonts.adobe.com/designers/john-hudson Unicode - http://unicode.org Shri-lipi - www.modular-infotech.com/html/shreelipi.html Michael Twyman (with his ephemera) - www.flickr.com/photos/dietzsch/6318103998/in/album-72157628061754102/ , www.flickr.com/photos/wasianed/1801854874/in/album-72157602459000103/ , www.flickr.com/photos/wasianed/2175100655/in/album-72157602459000103/ James Mosley - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Mosley St Bride Library - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Bride_Library Linotype Gujarati - www.linotype.com/1750/linotype-gujarati-family.html Orthography - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthography Matras (Devanagri) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devanagari#Vowels University of Liden - www.universiteitleiden.nl Dutch Type (Book) - http://www.drukeditions.com Noto - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noto STEAM - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STEAM_fields Dalton Maag - www.daltonmaag.com Metal Type - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_metal Backward compatibility - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backward_compatibility Complex Script - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complex_text_layout Hangul - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangul Telugu - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telugu_script Nokia Pure by Dalton Maag - www.daltonmaag.com/work/nokia Malcolm Wooden & Northern Block Foundry - thenorthernblock.co.uk/malcolm Typotheque Blog - www.typotheque.com/blog Logo painted by sign painter Joshua - www.instagram.com/p/B9ETrwOhGi4/ Sophy Hollington - www.instagram.com/sophyhollington/ Korra Denim - korra.in Dhaka Arts Summit - www.instagram.com/p/B3mGDi0hTvA/ Bangla - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengali_language Fraser Muggeridge Studio - http://pleasedonotbend.co.uk Frieze Sans - www.instagram.com/p/B3fBx8zhtXB/ Here Maps - wego.here.com/ Indigo Airlines - goindigo.in Bauhaus (Font) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bauhaus_(typeface) Anagha Narayanan - www.instagram.com/anaghanarayanan/ Elai - www.instagram.com/p/B7Giry_hUst/ Variable Font - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variable_font

Apr 22

2 hr 10 min

Sneha is a young designer, art director and illustrator, based out of Bangalore. She graduated from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad with a specialisation in Graphic Design. Sneha has worked with various design studios and tech-companies. She also worked as an in-house designer, and later, Creative Lead at Unacademy, an education technology startup that has grown into a unicorn and household name. Soon, Sneha will be starting Prophecy, a design consultancy while she also pursues her many side-projects. One of them being Tip Top Type Tips a whimsical newsletter on typography. On this episode, talk about the series of events that led to becoming a designer, her experience of working as an in-house designer, her side project Tip-Top-Type-Tips, her ace personal branding skills and much more. SECTIONS - TIME INDEX Childhood and Early influences - 00:02:40 Experience at NID - 00:13:20 Discussion on Design Education - 00:31:40 Work Ex at Unacademy - 00:42:44 Discussion on Personal Branding and Social Media - 00:54:00 Tips for Social Media and Online Presence - 01:00:25 Tip Top Type Tips - 1:10:40 RELEVANT LINKS •Sneha Sankar - snehasanks.com •Prophecy - prophecy.one •Tip Top Type Tips - tiptoptypetips.substack.com •Roshnara - rosh.persona.co 🙏🏼 Thanks for the Chicken •Sneha’s Cricket Interview - www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAVKQCSNtYo&t=16s •Toast Masters - toastmasters.org •Carnatic Music - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnatic_music •NATA test - nata.in •National Institute of Design - nid.edu •Pragun Aggarwal - pragunagarwal.com •Note : Struckby was a studio run by Sanchit and Prateek •Sanchit Sawaria - www.sawariasanchit.com •Prateek Upreti - www.upretiprateek.com •Lolocal - http://snehasanks.com/work/lolocal •Gentrification - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentrification •Sneha on Twitter - twitter.com/snehasanks •Unacademy - unacademy.com •Abhinav - twitter.com/abnux •Notion - notion.so •Webflow - webflow.com/
•CMS - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_management_system •Squarespace - squarespace.com •ReadyMag - readymag.com •Authority - nathanbarry.com/authority/ •10k Designers - 10kdesigners.com

Apr 10

1 hr 23 min

Anant is a creative entrepreneur and design evangelist from New Delhi. He is an alumnus of Wanganui School of Design. New Zealand. He started his first company Inchworks at the age of 23. Currently, he is the Co-founder of The Irregulars Art Fair and creative agency called Bakheda. On this episode, we talk about Anant’s journey as a designer, about the ventures he started and his opinions on design entrepreneurship. Anant also shares with us his personal tips on networking, time management and work-life balance. RELEVANT LINKS Anant Ahuja - instagram.com/typethug Rajouri Garden - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajouri_Garden Sikhs -en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikhs Wanganui School of Design - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanganui_School_of_Design Synesthesia - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia Satchi and Satchi - saatchi.com Klim Typefoundry - klim.co.nz Claudia Borella - www.claudiaborella.com Kunel Gaur - www.linkedin.com/in/kunelgaur/ Animal - www.weareanimal.co Arvid Lithander - www.arvidlithander.com For links regarding work experience of Anant - www.linkedin.com/in/anant-ahuja-96735949 Lakh - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakh AIESEC - aiesec.org Belo AirBNB - www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/new_logo_and_identity_for_airbnb_by_designstudio.php Jalebi - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jalebi Imerti - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imarti Hauz Khas, New Delhi - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hauz_Khas Worli, Mumbai - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worli Fyre Fest - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fyre_Festival Bojack Horseman - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BoJack_Horseman Mr. Peanutbutter - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Peanutbutter Times Internet - timesinternet.in Times Bridge - www.timesbridge.com Thane Richard - www.linkedin.com/in/thanerichard/ The Irregulars arts fair - theirregularsartfair.com Tarini Sethi - www.tarinisethi.com Bakheda - www.bakheda.co 72andSunny - www.72andsunny.com Kukri - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kukri Champa Gali - https://goo.gl/maps/4WksGMS3u1i8HJdh8 Blue Tokai - bluetokaicoffee.com Odd Bird Theatre - www.oddbird.org Hauz Khas Village - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hauz_Khas#Hauz_Khas_village Gentrification - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentrification Mood Board (Just incase someone doesn’t know about them) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mood_board

Mar 2020

1 hr 18 min

Ishita is an illustrator and graphic designer from New Delhi. She is a graduate of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad and is currently pursuing her masters in Illustration as Visual Essay at the School of Visual Arts, New York. She loves to document moments from her life and travels in her sketchbooks. She co-authored and illustrated - The Girl who went to the Stars and Other Extraordinary Lives, a book published by Penguin Random House, India. On this episode, we talk about Ishita’s journey as a designer and about how she acquired the obsessive habit of documentation through sketching. She also shares with us her struggles in finding a right work-life balance and her efforts to build sustainable work habits. SECTIONS - TIME INDEX Childhood and Early influences - 00:02:00 Design Education at NID - 00:11:30 Graduation Project - 00:21:26 Part-time job with a start-up - 00:24:40 Book - ‘The Girl Who Went to the Stars: and Other Extraordinary Lives’ - 00:28:55 Masters Program at SVA - 00:41:50 Project - Unladylike - 00:55:00 Thesis Project - 01:02:00 RELEVANT LINKS Ishita Jain - ishitajain.in Ishita Jain Instagram - www.instagram.com/ishitajain24 Streams in Indian Senior Secondary education - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_India#12th_(Senior_Secondary_or_Higher_Secondary)_Exam Cuttlefish - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuttlefish My podcast with Rajesh Dahiya - designedthisway.com I can draw (Book) - https://books.google.co.in/books/about/I_Can_Draw.html?id=9CHpeNGWPYgC&redir_esc=y Ruskin Bond - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruskin_Bond Entomology - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entomology Gemology - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemology NID - www.nid.edu Srishti Institute - http://srishti.ac.in Green Goose Design - www.greengoosedesign.com Tarun Deep Giridhar - www.nid.edu/hi/people/faculty/tarun-deep-girdher.html Guesthouser - www.guesthouser.com The Girl Who Went to the Stars: and Other Extraordinary Lives - www.amazon.in/Girl-Who-Went-Stars-Extraordinary/dp/0143442627 Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls - https://www.rebelgirls.co/products/good-night-stories-for-rebel-girls Naomi Kundu - www.naomikundu.com Kalpana Chawla - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalpana_Chawla Janaki Ammal - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janaki_Ammal SVA - sva.edu Visual Journalism - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_journalism Parsons New School - newschool.edu/parsons/ Pratt Institute - pratt.edu Unladylike - ishitajain.in/unladylike-1 Nariana, Delhi - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naraina_Area Riverside Park (Manhattan) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverside_Park_(Manhattan) New York Botanical Gardens - www.nybg.org Roberto Burle Marx - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberto_Burle_Marx Wendy MacNaughton - wendymacnaughton.com Dr. Ina Vandebroek - www.nybg.org/person/ina-vandebroek/ Alex W. Crowder - alexmakesthings.com Auroville - auroville.org

Feb 2020

1 hr 28 min

Ashwini is the co-founder of Elephant Design, India’s largest independent integrated design consultancy with offices in India & Singapore. On this episode, we talk about Ashwini’s journey as a designer, how and why she started Elephant Design with her friends. She also shares with us the thought and process behind some key projects created by the studio. We discuss the unique challenges of being a design entrepreneur in India and about sustaining India’s oldest and largest multi-disciplinary design company against all the odds. SECTIONS - TIME INDEX Childhood and Early influences - 00:02:00 Design Education at NID - 00:09:00 Founding Elephant Design - 00:15:40 Projects : 1. Paper Boat - 00:52:00 2. Tata Salt - 01:13:30 3. Organic India - 01:24:45 4. Epigamia - 01:38:00 Studio culture that scales - 01:49:00 Discussion on Design Awards - 01:55:00 RELEVANT LINKS Elephant Design - www.elephantdesign.com Elephant Design Wikipedia Page - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant_Design Aurangabad, Maharashtra - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurangabad NID - www.nid.edu IDC -www.idc.iitb.ac.in DIA Studio - www.dia.tv IIM, Ahmedabad - iima.ac.in Nehru Centre - www.nehru-centre.org Deutsche Mark - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsche_Mark German Unification - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_reunification Lakh - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakh Pune - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pune Make in India - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Make_in_India Brand New Conference - bnconf.com Forest Young - twitter.com/ten_ten Uber Rebranding by Wolf Ollins - www.wolffolins.com/case-study/uber PANTONE - pantone.com LLP - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limited_liability_partnership Sole proprietorship - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sole_proprietorship Confidentiality Agreement - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-disclosure_agreement Bookkeeping - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bookkeeping Paper Boat Drinks - http://www.paperboatdrinks.com Paper Boat Branding - www.elephantdesign.com/packaging-paperboat Aam Panna - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aam_panna Aamras - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aamras Jal Jeera - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jal-jeera Jagjit Singh, Woh Kagaz ki Kashti - www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEdAiJiwkDE Doy Pouches - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stand-up_pouch Sensory Branding - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensory_branding Thandai - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thandai Kokum - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garcinia_indica Tata Salt - http://www.tatasalt.com Tata Salt Packaging redesign - www.elephantdesign.com/tata-salt Brand Positioning - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positioning_(marketing) Tata Chemicals - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tata_Chemicals Brand equity - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brand_equity Thali - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thali Organic India - www.organicindia.com Organic India packaging design - www.elephantdesign.com/organic-india Tulsi - tulsi wikipedia in marathi Lucknow - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucknow Tulsi in Hinduism - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsi_in_Hinduism Epigamia Yogurt Brand - www.epigamia.com Epigamia packaging design - www.elephantdesign.com/epigamia Epigamia (Greek term) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epigamia Ghee - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghee Ghee Spread - www.epigamia.com/spreads-made-from-ghee

Jan 2020

2 hr 3 min

Ritesh began his career advertising while at Wieden+Kennedy, Deutsch, and Saatchi & Saatchi and has since transitioned to leading Product Design and Branding in-house at mission-driven startups. He recently led a 360-degrees rebrand of a dog food startup called Pet Plate with Sagmeister & Walsh and R/GA, while serving as the Senior Director of Brand & UX. Currently, he is working with Serial Box, where he is (re)designing, (re)building, (re)positioning, & (re)branding the platform. On this episode, Ritesh shares with us the story behind how he got into the world of design. He takes us through the Pet Plate’s branding process, from the time the startup decided to rebrand, to deciding on the right design agency for the task and about the partnership with Sagmeister and Walsh (now known as And Walsh). He also talks about the importance of measuring the impact of design and how it can transform our industry. He also talks about diversity, inclusion and equity in the world of design. SECTIONS - TIME INDEX Childhood, Education and Early days of work - 00:03:00 Hungry Harvest - 00:18:30 Petplate - 00:24:00 Measuring the impact of design - 01:06:00 Diversity, Inclusion and Equity - 01:29:00 RELEVANT LINKS Ritesh Gupta - www.ritesh-gupta.com Serial Box - serialbox.com Brand New Conference - bnconf.com Temecula, California - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temecula,_California UCLA - ucla.edu MET Logo - wolffolins.com/case-study/the-met/ Wieden+Kennedy - www.wk.com Media planning - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_planning Saatchi & Saatchi - saatchi.com Deutsch agency -deutsch.com Shark Tank - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shark_Tank Hungry Harvest - hungryharvest.net Robert Herjavec - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Herjavec SNAP - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supplemental_Nutrition_Assistance_Program Pet Plate - petplate.com Renaldo Webb - www.petplate.com/about/ Sagmeister and Walsh - sagmeisterwalsh.com And Walsh - andwalsh.com Pet Plate project on And Walsh website - andwalsh.com/work/all/pet-plate/ McKinsey - mckinsey.com RFP - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Request_for_proposal Jessica Walsh - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessica_Walsh First Round Conference - underconsideration.com/firstround/ Anthropomorphism - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropomorphism Moderat Font - tightype.com/moderat/ A/B testing - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A/B_testing Multivariate testing - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multivariate_testing_in_marketing Customer acquisition cost - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Customer_acquisition_cost Customer lifetime value - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Customer_lifetime_value McKinsey, The business value of design - www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/mckinsey-design/our-insights/the-business-value-of-design POC, People of Colour - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Person_of_color Design Census 2019 - designcensus.org Non-binary gender - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-binary_gender Jammu city, India - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jammu Glassdoor - glassdoor.com Ritesh’s Email ID - ritesh@ritesh-gupta.com Daler Mehndi - www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ2PtEx9-ls

Jan 2020

2 hr 8 min

Kimya Gandhi is a type designer from Mumbai with a passionate interest in Indic type design. She is an alumnus of National institute of Fashion Technology and Industrial Design Centre, IIT Mumbai. She got her professional start interning at Linotype in 2010. Over the next few years she freelanced for several type foundries catering to their multi-script requirements. In 2015, she became a partner at Mota Italic and now focuses on Indic and Latin designs for retail and custom corporate projects. On this episode, we talk about Kimya’s journey as a designer and about some of her key type design projects. She also talks about the unique challenges of designing fonts for Indic scripts and about business aspects of the type design industry. RELEVANT LINKS Kimya Gandhi - kimyagandhi.wordpress.com Motaitalic type foundry - www.motaitalic.com Madh Island - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madh_Island NIFT - nift.ac.in Fashion Communication - www.nift.ac.in/bdesfc NID - www.nid.edu Lettering - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lettering IDC, IIT Mumbai - www.idc.iitb.ac.in White Crow Design - whitecrow.in Type Design at Univ. of Reading - typefacedesign.net Type Design at KABK, Netherlands - www.kabk.nl/en/programmes/master/type-and-media CDAC - cdac.in Fontographer - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fontographer Prof. Kirti Trivedi - www.idc.iitb.ac.in/kirti/index.html
Kohei Sugiura - www.academia.edu/28689470/Kohei_Sugiura_Graphic_Design_Methodology_and_philosophy Gurmukhi Script - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurmukhi
Mahendra Patel - designedthisway.com Linotype - www.linotype.com Monotype - www.monotype.com Indian Type Foundry - www.indiantypefoundry.com Satya Rajpurohit - www.indiantypefoundry.com/about
Devanagri - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devanagari DIN Next - www.linotype.com/517415/din-next-family.html Jubilee - www.linotype.com/317196/jubilee-family.html Akira Kobayashi - www.monotype.com/studio/akira-kobayashi
Type design intensive course - http://typefacedesign.net/courses/tdi/
Cleveland Museum of Art - www.clevelandart.org
Gerry Leonidas - leonidas.net
Fiona Ross - www.reading.ac.uk/typography/about/Staff_list/f-g-e-ross.aspx
Indic Scripts - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmic_scripts
Dr Vaibhav Singh - www.reading.ac.uk/typography/about/Staff_list/v-singh2.aspx
Rob Keller - www.motaitalic.com/info/about/
Sharad Typeface Download. - setuadvertising.com/sharad76/
SETU Advertising - setuadvertising.com
Conjunct consonant - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conjunct_consonant
Maku Typeface - www.motaitalic.com/product/maku/
Dingbats - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dingbat
Glyphs App - glyphsapp.com Robofont - robofont.com
Chikki Typeface - www.motaitalic.com/product/chikki/ Chikki, the food - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chikki Boaty, McBoatface - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boaty_McBoatface Shirorekha - idc.iitb.ac.in/resources/dt-jan-2009/Anatomy%20of%20Devanagari.pdf Physics Envy - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physics_envy
Link to my upcoming Gurumukhi Type Inspiration (Mentioned in the podcast) - www.instagram.com/p/BrzbZT3Hxqr/
Golden Temple - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Temple Type Design Resources from Motaitalic - www.motaitalic.com/info/type-design-resources/
David Jonathan Ross - djr.com
Inga Plönnigs - www.ingaploennigs.com OTF - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenType TTF - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TrueType WOFF - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_Open_Font_Format
Futurefonts - www.futurefonts.xyz EULA - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End-user_license_agreement
Apache License - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_License
Danfo Std by Da Design - dadesign.studio/work/danfo-std

Dec 2019

1 hr 5 min

Seyi Olusanya and Damilola Marcus are the founders of Dá Design Studio, a brand identity design studio from Lagos. Dá Design believes in pushing the boundaries of brand expression in Nigeria, testing the zeitgeist and most importantly, creating effective communication. On this episode we will talk about Damilola and Seyi’s journey as designers, about the formation of da design studio and about the iconic work created by the studio. We will also talk about the unique challenges and opportunities of operating a design studio in Nigeria. RELEVANT LINKS Dá Design Studio - https://dadesign.studio Lagos, Nigeria -en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagos University of Nigeria -unilag.edu.ng Nigerian Independence - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Nigeria#Independence RGB vs CMYK - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RGB_color_model vs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CMYK_color_model Yourba culture - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoruba_people Market March - https://dadesign.studio/work/marketmarch Pidgin - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pidgin Igbo People - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igbo_people Kofe Club - https://dadesign.studio/work/thekofeclub Cowrywise - https://cowrywise.com Y Combinator - https://www.ycombinator.com Niara Symbol - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigerian_naira Indian Rupees Symbol - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_rupee_sign Danfo Typeface - https://dadesign.studio/work/danfo-std Nollywood - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nollywood YabaTech - http://www.yabatech.edu.ng Dribbble Meetups - https://dribbble.com/meetups Ije Nwokorie - https://twitter.com/onyeije?lang=en Eddie Opara - https://www.pentagram.com/about/eddie-opara Osaze Amadasun - https://www.instagram.com/osaze_amadasun/ BINI playing cards - https://twitter.com/osaze_amadasun/status/1122189125388521474?s=20 The Fallacy Of The African Aesthetic - https://medium.com/@MarcusandAD/the-fallacy-of-the-african-aesthetic-149193cc846e Kerala Sari - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerala_sari

Sep 2019

1 hr 40 min

Rajesh Dahiya is a designer, brand consultant and design educator. He graduated from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad and later he pursued a Masters programme at Interaction Design Institute, Ivrea in Italy with specialisation in Interaction Design. In 2004 he started his own studio Codesign. The studio designs identity and communication to connect ideas and people, creating impact for brands and value for organisations. Since its inception, the studio has worked across industry sectors and scale. On this episode, we talk about Rajesh Dahiya’s journey as a designer. He tells us how and why he started his studio - Codesign. He also shares with us the thinking and process behind some of the key projects that the studio has created thus far. SECTION TIME INDEX Childhood and Early influences - 00:03:00 Design Education at NID - 00:39:20 Internship and Work at ICD - 00:58:25 Masters in Interaction Design School, Ivrea - 01:09:20 Revising Graphic Design curriculum at NID - 01:18:15 Founding Codesign - 01:25:00 Projects : 1. Nirmal Bharat Wash Yatra - 01:41:00 2. Asian Paints Colour Quotient - 01:52:16 3. Nyoli - 02:00:35 4. Royal Enfield - 02:06:00 5. Dr. Reddy’s - 02:51:15 6. Wildcraft - 03:24:19 7. Script - 03:39:41 RELEVANT LINKS Codesign - codesign.in Rohtak, Haryana - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohtak Motilal Nehra School of Sports Rai (Dahiya’s Alma Mater) - www.mnssrai.com Futura Pressure Cooker - www.hawkinscookers.com/1.1.2.futuraHA.asp School of Planning and Architecture - spa.ac.in/ National Institute of Design - www.nid.edu Dandi March - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_March S. Balaram - www.acades.in/faculty.html DJ Academy - www.djad.in Pushpendra Nath Mishra - www.imdb.com/name/nm6500222/ Mahendra Patel - soundcloud.com/designedthisway/mahendrapatel ICD - icdindia.com Itu Chaudhuri - soundcloud.com/designedthisway/itu-chaudhuri Akzidenz Grotesk - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akzidenz-Grotesk Interaction Design Institute Ivrea - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interaction_Design_Institute_Ivrea MP Ranjan - http://design-for-india.blogspot.com Casey Reas - http://reas.com Codesign project with Levi’s - http://www.codesign.in/codesign-projects/a-walk-through-history Lotus Design Architects - https://studiolotus.in Amardeep Behl - studiolotus.in Nirmal Bharat Wash Yatra - http://www.codesign.in/codesign-projects/making-sanitation-fun Quicksand - http://quicksand.co.in Wash united - wash-united.org Flying Saucer film -flyingsaucer.in Asian Paints - www.asianpaints.com Colour Quotient - www.codesign.in/codesign-projects/design-for-engagement Dekho - www.codesign.in/dekho Nyoli - www.codesign.in/codesign-projects/building-a-brand-inside-out Royal Enfield - www.codesign.in/codesign-projects/riding-into-the-future Eicher Motors - www.eicher.in Wolfgang Weingart - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Weingart Type Hinting - stackoverflow.com/questions/38308985/why-is-type-hinting-necessary-in-php Dr. Reddy’s - www.codesign.in/codesign-projects/from-cure-to-care Schedule H Drug - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schedule_H Wildcraft Branding - www.codesign.in/codesign-projects/wildcraft Godrej Interio - www.godrejinterio.com Branding Script - www.codesign.in/codesign-projects/script-by-godrej

Aug 2019

4 hr

Neha is the founder and principal designer of NH1 Design, which is an integrated branding consultancy firm from Gurgaon. What makes NH1’s work unique is the emphasis on the design approach that focussed on storytelling, touching emotions and creating thoughtful experiences. On today’s episode, we talk about Neha’s journey as a designer and about how she started her own design practise - NH1 Design. She also shares with us the thinking and process behind some of the interesting work that the firm has created so far. And this episode is filled with great advice and tips from Neha, which are really helpful for young creative professionals. RELEVANT LINKS Nh1 Design - nh1design.com Neha Tulsian - http://nh1design.com/about ‘The Birthplace’ Branding - http://nh1design.com/project/birthplace Hyderabad - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyderabad Kolkata - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolkata Marwari People - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marwari_people Wysiwyg communications - http://wysiwyg.co.in Lintas - https://www.lowelintas.in Rediffusion - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rediffusion APJ Surendra group - http://www.apeejaygroup.com Preeti Paul - https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=106619611&privcapId=10867041 London college of Communication (LCC) - https://www.arts.ac.uk/colleges/london-college-of-communication Johnson Banks - https://www.johnsonbanks.co.uk Radform Wallis - http://www.radfordwallis.com Unreal Design - http://www.unreal-uk.com William Murray Hamm - https://wmhagency.com Bangalore (Bengaluru) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangalore Ray and Keshavan - https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/wpp-acquires-ray-keshavan-106092600057_1.html VGC - https://www.vgc.in Nitesh Estates - http://nelholdings.in Nitesh Shetty - https://nelholdings.in/investor-relations/board-of-directors/ Gurgaon (Gurugram) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurgaon NH1 : National Highway 1 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Highway_1_(India) CPO Branding - http://nh1design.com/project/cpo Ottobock - https://www.ottobock.com/en/ Gait training - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gait_training Majja Branding - http://nh1design.com/project/majja Vada Pao - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vada_pav Chola Puri - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chole_bhature Ahmedabad - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmedabad Design for Non-designers - http://nh1design.com/project/csf Central Square foundation - http://www.centralsquarefoundation.org Don’t hide it. Period. - http://nh1design.com/project/donthideitperiod Asian Bariatrics - http://nh1design.com/project/asianbariatrics

Jun 2019

59 min 11 sec

Jasjyot is an illustrator who is inspired by an explosive neon mix of fashion, music and pop culture. His work chronicles around themes of body image, sexuality and self love. On this episode, we talk about Jasjyot’s life and his journey towards becoming the amazing artist he is now. We talk about zines, illustrations and fashion. Jasjyot shares with us some extremely personal experiences that had a formative impact on him. DISCLAIMER : The episode contains explicit content/language.
 RELEVANT LINKS Bystander by Kadak - https://bystander.kadakcollective.com Bystander Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bystander/the-bystander-anthology/description - Jasjyot Singh Hans - https://www.jasjyotjasjyot.com To Babes, with Love - https://www.jasjyotjasjyot.com/comics#/to-babes-with-love/ Sikhism - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikhism Sikh army - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikh_Khalsa_Army NID - http://nid.edu Deviantart - https://www.deviantart.com Jasjyot’s Blogspot - http://ultichhatri.blogspot.com Sardarni Satwant Kaur (character design by jasjyot)- A dress a day - http://ultichhatri.blogspot.com/2011/09/dress-day-30-days-of-fashion.html Surabhi Chauhan - http://lovestruckcow.com Sabyasachi Mukherjee - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabyasachi_Mukherjee Topsia, Kolkata - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topsia Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_377_of_the_Indian_Penal_Code Wendell Rodricks - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendell_Rodricks Manish Arora - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manish_Arora Print engineering - Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore - https://www.mica.edu M.F.A. in Illustration Practice | MICA https://www.mica.edu/graduate-programs/illustration-practice-mfa/ Zine - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zine Risograph - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risograph Sikh Ladies in Sick Fashion - https://www.jasjyotjasjyot.com/comics#/sikh-ladies-in-sick-fashion/ Johnny Lever - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Lever Typical (problematic) representation of Sikhs in Bollywood in the 90s - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5PG8mFukic Diljit Dosanjh - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diljit_Dosanjh Cornelia Sorabji - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelia_Sorabji Gaysi - http://gaysifamily.com Machineast on Designed this way - https://soundcloud.com/designedthisway/ando-and-fizah Kulture Shop - https://www.kultureshop.in Takashi Murakami - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takashi_Murakami Chupa Chups logo designed by Salvador Dali - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chupa_Chups Sikhs call headpiece sold by Gucci disrespectful mimicry - https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2019/may/17/sikhs-call-headpiece-sold-by-gucci-disrespectful-mimicry

May 2019

1 hr 30 min

Itu Chaudhuri completed his bachelor’s degree in architecture from SPA, Delhi, but left that profession to pursue his interest in Graphic Design. He started his Graphic design practice in the mid-80s, before the advent of computer desktop publishing. He is the founder and principal designer of ICD - one of the best design studios in India. He runs the studio along with his partner Lisa Rath. Since its inception, the studio has created a huge body of work, across many design disciplines that go beyond the purview of graphic design. On this episode, Itu talks to us about his journey as a designer. He talks about the transition he made, from being an Architect to a Graphic design professional and he talks about starting his own studio. He also talks about the importance of writing down our thoughts and about conscious explicit thinking. Itu shares with us the stories behind some notable client projects the studio has produced. RELEVANT LINKS Itu Chaudhuri Design - http://www.icdindia.com In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Which_Annie_Gives_It_Those_Ones Arundhati Roy - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arundhati_Roy Pradip Krishen - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pradip_Krishen School of Planning and Architecture - http://spa.ac.in/Home.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f Sankho Chaudhuri (Itu’s father) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sankho_Chaudhuri Ira Chaudhuri (Itu’s mother)- http://irachaudhuri.com Parsis - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parsis R K Joshi - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R_K_Joshi X'Lents - https://www.discogs.com/artist/2061459-XLents Usha (Iyer) Uthup - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usha_Uthup Darkroom - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darkroom Typesetting machine - https://www.britannica.com/technology/typesetting-machine DOS - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOS Windows runtime - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Runtime Adobe Pagemarker - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_PageMaker Communication theory - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communication_theory Aurobind Patel - https://www.designindaba.com/profiles/aurobind-patel Italic script - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italic_script Typography Day 2015 keynote by Itu - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoXq3oJqmTs NID - http://www.nid.edu NDTV - https://www.ndtv.com UX design - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_experience_design IIM Ahmedabad - https://iima.ac.in Haldiram’s - http://icdindia.com/result/Haldirams/ Bhujia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bikaneri_bhujia Economic Times work by ICD - http://www.icdindia.com/project/newspaper-redesign/the-economic-times/136/ Business Standard - https://www.business-standard.com Times of India - https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com Nimrod by Monotype - http://catalog.monotype.com/family/monotype/nimrod Mike Monteiro - https://medium.com/@monteiro Itu’s Blog - http://icdindia.com/blog/ Specialists vs Generalists - http://icdindia.com/blog/specialists-vs-generalists/ Satyajit Ray - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyajit_Ray Lisa Rath - http://icdindia.com/about-us/ Vernacular Etymology - https://www.etymonline.com/word/vernacular A Class Apart - http://icdindia.com/blog/class-apart/ Truck art in South Asia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truck_art_in_South_Asia Auto rickshaw - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto_rickshaw Gurgaon - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurgaon Devi - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devi Mohenjo-daro - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohenjo-daro Harappa - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harappa Dutch Design - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_Design Rembrandt - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rembrandt Fab India - https://www.fabindia.com Modernism - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modernism Motorsport / Motoracing - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorsport Motocross - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motocross Kancha(hindi) - Marbles - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marble_(toy) Design thinking - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_thinking

Apr 2019

2 hr 39 min

Raj Dongre is a painter from Nagpur, Maharashtra. He primarily practices of Truck art, sign and wall painting. He is also associated with All India Permit, a platform created by Farid Bawa with a mission of reviving, preserving and promoting the vibrant art form of Truck painting. On this episode, Raj talks about his journey as a painter. He talks about the pre-printing era of film poster painting. He shares some interesting insights into his profession. We also talk about the changing dynamics and the future of truck art and truck artists. Hindi Translation of Difficult words श्रोताओं - Listeners फूल पत्ती - decoration आर्थिक - Financial/Economic निसर्ग - Nature रंग संगती - Colour Combination/Scheme पदक न्यास - Foot Movement/Technique RELEVANT LINKS Raj Dongre / All India Permit - http://allindiapermit.com Nagpur, Maharashtra - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagpur Arni, Maharashtra - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arni,_Maharashtra Devanagri - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devanagari Sir J J Institute of Applied Arts - http://jjiaa.org/home.htm Panvel, Maharashtra - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panvel VT (now known as CST) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chhatrapati_Shivaji_Terminus_railway_station Juhu, Mumbai - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juhu Air India Maharaja Mascot - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_India / http://www.airindia.in/the-air-india-brand.htm Asian games Elephant Mascot (Appu) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Asian_Games_mascots / https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/from-appu-to-bhin-bhin-the-asian-games-mascots-through-the-years/articleshow/65573138.cms Taluka (Tehsil) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tehsil Amravati, Maharashtra - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amravati Hero Honda Splendor - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero_Splendor Truck art - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truck_art_in_South_Asia Farid Bawa - https://soundcloud.com/designedthisway/farid-bawa Vinyl Stickers - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decal Radium - https://www.amazon.in/slp/radium-stickers/y3a2cqpkybo76mx Dhaba - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhaba Plotter - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plotter Wagah Border - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagah Stefan Sagmeister - https://sagmeisterwalsh.com Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Laurentien_of_the_Netherlands Mowgli - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mowgli Mannat ka sher - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2BLQmRh9ds Gatka - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gatka Jugaad - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jugaad

Feb 2019

50 min 47 sec

Farid Bawa is a designer from Nagpur, Maharashtra. He is currently working in Amsterdam with the creative agency DDB & Tribal. Few years back he started a digital platform called All India permit, to create a support system for truck artists and to help them gain global recognition. All India Permit is on a mission of reviving, preserving and promoting this vibrant art form. On this episode, we talk about different aspects of truck art. We talk about Farid’s project AIP, we talk about the AIP road trip and about the future of this art form. Hindi/Punjabi section 12:10 – 17:40 Hindi/Marathi section 29:00 – 31:30 and 32:28 – 35:46 RELEVANT LINKS All India Permit - http://allindiapermit.com Nagpur - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagpur Trucks in India - https://trucks.cardekho.com History of truck art - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truck_art_in_South_Asia Lassi - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lassi Pune - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pune MIT institute of design, Pune - https://www.mitid.edu.in Rawalpindi, Pakistan - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rawalpindi Partition of India - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partition_of_India Vinyl Stickers - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decal Radium - https://www.amazon.in/slp/radium-stickers/y3a2cqpkybo76mx Chakka (Axle) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axle Ogilvy - https://www.ogilvy.com Cold rolled sheets - https://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?id=197&step=2&top_cat=87 Go Gallery - https://www.gogallery.nl All India Permit (Actual permit) - https://parivahan.gov.in/npermit/ Jalna, Maharashtra - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jalna_district Amravati, Maharashtra - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amravati Shaheed Bhagat Singh - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhagat_Singh Drone - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drone Dynamo - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamo Malegaon, Maharashtra - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malegaon Aurangabad, Maharashtra - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurangabad,_Maharashtra Appropriation - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appropriation_(art) and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_appropriation Kerning https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerning and Leading https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leading Vans - http://www.vans.co.in Risograph - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risograph India-Pakistan relations - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India–Pakistan_relations Stefan Sagmeister - https://sagmeisterwalsh.com

Jan 2019

53 min 9 sec

Rezaliando (Ando) and Fizah Rahim are the co-founders and design directors of Machineast, a creative studio based in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Machineast creates rich visual aesthetics for 3D still and motion-graphics with a unique flavour. Machineast has been creating amazing work in collaboration with worldwide creative studios, agencies and some of the leading brands of the world. On this episode, we talk about their journey as 3D artists and creative professionals. Fizah and Ando talk about their struggles with creative burnouts and how they found a work-life balance. They also share their secret recipe for creating unique aesthetics and their approach to client work. RELEVANT LINKS Machineast - https://machineast.com Sandakan, Borneo - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandakan Borneo, Malaysia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borneo Indonesian Language - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_language Hijab - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hijab Borneoan Languages - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bornean_languages Pekanbaru, Indonesia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pekanbaru One Design Academy - https://www.theoneacademy.edu.my Wanganui School of Design - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanganui_School_of_Design Slipknot - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slipknot_(band) Incubus - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incubus_(band) After Effects - https://www.adobe.com/in/products/aftereffects.html Key Framing - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_frame Hue Visualab - https://www.huevisualab.com Singapore - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore Critica - http://www.criticatv.com Behance - https://www.behance.net 3D art - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_computer_graphics NIKE Air Max - https://machineast.com/project/nikeamd Rainbow Paper series - https://machineast.com/project/rainbowpaper 36 Days of type - http://www.36daysoftype.com 36 Days of Type project by Machineast - https://machineast.com/project/36days Anamatics - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storyboard#Animatics Foreign Policy Design - http://foreignpolicy.design & podcast episode on designedthisway.com Bravo Rocks - https://www.bravo.rocks PHUNK studio - http://www.phunkstudio.com BLACK design - http://blackdesign.com.sg Jackson Tan - http://www.weare.sg/jackson-tan-phunk Art Zoo - http://blackdesign.com.sg/?p=2700 Graphika Manila - https://www.graphikamanila.com Skillshare - https://www.skillshare.com

Jan 2019

1 hr 18 min

Shubhankar Ray is one the most sought after creative directors and thought leaders in the world of branding. He has developed and mastered a counter-intuitive approach to re-framing and developing modern brands in the 21st century. He started his career as a Scientist, but left the lab early to re-invent and transform some of the world’s top fashion and lifestyle brands including Levi’s, Caterpillar, Camper, Sony and G-star RAW. On today’s episode, Shubhankar shares with us the crazy story behind how he got into the world of branding. He shares his experience of creating a cultural universe around a brand and about designing for fans instead of consumers. He also talks about the influence of Punk attitude and DIY culture on his life and career. And he shares his opinion about the future of branding. Shubhankar Ray - https://shubhankarray.com Kyoorius Design Yatra - https://www.designyatra.com Kolkata - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolkata Manchester university - https://www.manchester.ac.uk Desmond Haynes - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Haynes The Haçienda - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Haçienda Joy Division - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_Division New order - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Order_(band) Punk Rock - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punk_rock DIY in Punk Music - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DIY_ethic#Punk_culture Alternative Culture - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_culture Happy Mondays - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Mondays Street Wear - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streetwear Nestle brand portfolio - https://www.nestle.in/brands JWT - https://www.jwt.com/en/ Ogilvy - https://www.ogilvy.com Levi’s - https://www.levi.in Caterpillar apparel - https://shopcaterpillar.com Shubhankar for Caterpillar - https://shubhankarray.com/Caterpillar Oliviero Toscani - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliviero_Toscani Luciano Benetton - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luciano_Benetton Fabrica - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabrica_research_centre Richard Avedon - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Avedon Camper - https://shubhankarray.com/Camper G-star - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G-Star_Raw New York Fashion Week - http://nyfw.com Poetry in the middle of fashion show - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4pyzhtBNyg Rudyard Kipling’s War Poem - https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/57409/epitaphs-of-the-war G-Star X Leica Camera - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt30epq6j6g Vitra - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitra_(furniture) Jean Prouvé - https://www.vitra.com/en-us/corporation/designer/details/jean-prouve Pimp my ride MTV - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pimp_My_Ride Jay Z - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay-Z Justin Beiber - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Bieber ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Skrillex - https://skrillex.com G-star Skeleton Dog - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR9sNr1OLwU

Dec 2018

44 min 28 sec

Karan Singh is an Australian visual artist and illustrator. He is originally from Sydney but now living and working in Amsterdam. His work is bold and vibrant. He creates a playful interpretation of minimalism particularly focusing on depth and dimension using hypnotising patterns and repetition. His work is very much inspired by op-art movement. His art lives in a variety of mediums, from prints to sculpture to music videos and augmented reality. His client list includes Instagram, IBM, Apple, Air BnB, Nike, the band OK Go. On this episode, Karan talks to us about his work and his life. He shares his thoughts behind his client projects and his personal projects. We talk about his struggles and his triumphs. RELEVANT LINKS Kyoorius Design Yatra - https://www.designyatra.com Karan Singh - http://www.madebykaran.com Sat Shri Akal - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sat_Sri_Akaal Art Attack - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Attack Bob Ross - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Ross Abobe Flash - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Flash Processing - https://processing.org Computer Art Magazine - https://www.creativebloq.com/computer-arts-magazine Chuck Anderson/No Pattern - https://www.nopattern.com Depthcore art - http://www.depthcore.com Op Art - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Op_art Ash Leech - http://ashleech.squarespace.com Jazzy B - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazzy_B Dutch Design - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_Design The Daily Quickies - http://cargocollective.com/karansingh/The-Daily-Quickies Nike Winter Olympics - http://www.madebykaran.com/work/nikekoreaolympics Lookmate - https://lookmate.co/products/karan-singh Augumented Reality - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augmented_reality Zach Lieberman - http://thesystemis.com

Nov 2018

1 hr 12 min

Yah Leng is the founder of Foreign Policy Design, an award-winning design bureau and think tank of artists, scientists, problem-solvers, polymaths, storytellers and strategists. Yah Leng also co-created the official museum store Gallery & Co at the National Gallery Singapore. She is the President of The Design Society in Singapore. On today’s episode, we talk about Yah Leng’s journey as a designer and about how she started the Foreign Policy Design design bureau. We talk about some of the projects created by the design bureau including Brand Guide, Critical Mass, Space Program and Gallery and Co. We also talk about activities based projects like Lumen sessions and The Swap Show. And Yah Leng shares her opinion on design in Singapore. RELEVANT LINKS Kyoorius Design Yatra - https://www.designyatra.com Foreign Policy Design - http://foreignpolicy.design Yah Leng Yu - http://foreignpolicy.design/about/ Gallery & Co - https://galleryand.co The Design Society, Singapore - http://designsociety.sg Brand Guide Singapore - http://foreignpolicy.design/portfolio/web-interactive/brand-guide-singapore-edition/ Critical Mass - http://readcriticalmass.com BUY Critical Mass (Limited Copies) - https://foreign-policy-shop.myshopify.com/products/critical-mass-issue-18-01 Space Program - http://foreignpolicy.design/portfolio/space-interiors/the-space-program/ Lumen - http://foreignpolicy.design/about/ (Bottom half of the page) Swap Show - http://foreignpolicy.design/portfolio/space-interiors/the-swap-show/ Mumbai - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumbai Kyoorius Design Awards - https://awards.kyoorius.com/2018/design/ Indian Signage Lettering/Vernacular Design in India - http://kawal.co/swatchbharat Indian Truck Art - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truck_art_in_South_Asia History of Sinapore - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Singapore Japanese occupation of Singapore - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_occupation_of_Singapore Chinese Calligraphy - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_calligraphy Boston, Georgia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston Macromedia Director (Later known as Adobe Director) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Director Flash Websites - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Flash#Websites Hangul Script - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangul Photograph credits - Jovian Lim - https://www.instagram.com/jovian.lim/

Nov 2018

48 min 9 sec

Gadi Amit is the Founder & President of NewDealDesign, a Strategic Technology Design Studio based in San Francisco. He is the person behind some of the most innovative and market-winning products in the last two decades. Some of the most notable product designs his studio has created include the design of Fitbit, the first Lytro camera, the Google Ara modular phone and Sproutling baby monitor. In 2013, Michelle Obama presented Gadi Amit with the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for product design. Gadi Amit is passionate about creating design that is both socially responsible and generates real world success. On this episode, Gadi talks about his life, influences and his value system. He talks about his opinions on technology, design and ethics. We also talk about the design process behind Fitbit and Lytro camera. And Gadi shares his opinions on the future of wearable technology and Cyborg-ism. RELEVANT LINKS New Deal Design - https://www.newdealdesign.com Kyoorius Design Yatra - https://www.designyatra.com Tel Aviv - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel_Aviv STEM studies - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science,_technology,_engineering,_and_mathematics Sierra Leone - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Leone Hassan Fathi - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hassan_Fathy Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design - http://www.bezalel.ac.il/en/ Jerusalem - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Jerusalem- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kidane_Mehret_Church,_Jerusalem Bauhaus - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bauhaus First Macintosh - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_Classic Scitex - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scitex_Vision Rafi Holtzman - https://www.linkedin.com/in/rafiholtzman/ Model Maker - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Model_maker Apple - https://www.apple.com (Just in case) Jony Ive - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jony_Ive Steve Jobs Biography - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs_(book) Hartmut Esslinger - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartmut_Esslinger Dieter Rams - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dieter_Rams Windows 95 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_95 Packard Bell - http://www.packardbell.com/index.html Snow White design language - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_White_design_language Dot-com bubble - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dot-com_bubble Lytro Camera - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lytro Light Field Technology - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light-field_camera Ren Ng - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren_Ng Kaleidoscope - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaleidoscope Tech User Testing - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_research and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usability_testing Ara Phone - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Ara Ara Phone design by New Deal Design - https://www.newdealdesign.com/work/google-project-ara Fitbit - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fitbit and https://www.fitbit.com/in/home Pedometer - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedometer Fastcompany - https://www.fastcompany.com/person/gadi-amit 2008 Financial crisis - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_crisis_of_2007–2008 Linda Tischler - https://www.fastcompany.com/3058853/in-memory-of-linda-tischler National Design Awards - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Design_Awards Nuclear Football - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_football Ethics of Technology - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethics_of_technology Machine Learning - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_learning Graphical user interface - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphical_user_interface Cyborgs - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyborg Wearable Technology - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wearable_technology Medical Assistive technology - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assistive_technology Implantable User-Interface by New Deal Design - https://www.newdealdesign.com/work/project-underskin Goa - https://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/goa

Oct 2018

1 hr 5 min

Twins Cartoon is the pseudonym of Egyptian artists Mohamed & Haitham El-seht. They are cartoonists based in Cairo and the founders of a platform called Kawkab El Rasameen (Planet of Painters). Kawkab el Rasameen has grown into a large community for local artists and they hold gatherings in the streets of Egypt as well as workshops between professional, underground and amateur artists. The twin brothers have also started a magazine for comic book artists called - Garage magazine. On this episode, Haitham and Mohamed talk about their work, their platform and the magazine. They talk about the history of comic books in the Middle-East and about the present and the future of independent comic book artists in Egypt. RELEVANT LINKS Twins Cartoon - https://www.instagram.com/twinscartoon/ Kawkab El Rasameenكوكب الرسامين - https://www.facebook.com/kawkabElRasameen/ Egyptian Revolution 2011 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_revolution_of_2011 Garage جراج - https://www.facebook.com/comixgarage Bala Murugan - http://balamurugan1977.tumblr.com Kyoorius Design Yatra - https://www.designyatra.com Al-Awlad - https://medium.com/@ndamluji/the-comic-book-heroes-of-egypt-7030f6a884fd (I coundn’t find any other link on this topic except for this article on Medium) Katkot - https://medium.com/@ndamluji/the-comic-book-heroes-of-egypt-7030f6a884fd History of Egypt under the British colonialization - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Egypt_under_the_British Maharashtra - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maharashtra Head Bobble - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head_bobble Yinka Illori - http://yinkailori.com Zahra’s Paradise, Amir and Khalil - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zahra%27s_Paradise

Oct 2018

28 min 23 sec

Anthony is a cross-disciplinary visualiser and thinker. He is the founder and principal designer of Lopez Design, a very well-known multidisciplinary communications and branding firm from Delhi. Lopez design has a diverse team consisting of graphic designers, communication experts, product designers, interior architects, software professionals, writers, motion and digital designers. On this episode, we talk about his journey as a designer. Anthony tells us how and why he started his own studio. And we talk about the work, studio culture and the future of Lopez Design. RELEVANT LINKS Anthony Lopez - http://www.lopezdesign.com/forum/anthony-lopez/ Lopez Design - http://www.lopezdesign.com/ NID - http://www.nid.edu Sujata Keshavan - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sujata_Keshavan Preeti Vyas - http://www.vgc.in/about-us.aspx Form - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Form_(visual_art) Amardeep Behl - http://www.designhabit.com/People# Design Habitat - http://www.designhabit.com/Studio Shahpur Jat - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahpur_Jat Bihar Museum - http://www.lopezdesign.com/projects/bihar-museum/ Lord Cultural Resources - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Cultural_Resources Maki and Associates - http://www.maki-and-associates.co.jp Bihar - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bihar Chanakya - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chanakya I am Bihar Museum Booklet - http://www.lopezdesign.com/projects/bihar-museum/ (Slideshow in middle of the page) Bodhi Tree - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhi_Tree P-Mark oil - http://www.lopezdesign.com/projects/revitalising-the-age-old-puri-oil-portfolio/ Partner's Forum - http://www.lopezdesign.com/projects/ring-human-endeavor/ Pipili Craft - http://www.incredibleodisha.org/Pipli-crafts-in-orissa.aspx Ayushman Bharat - http://www.lopezdesign.com/projects/branding-longevity-land-diversity/ Lopez Forum - http://www.lopezdesign.com/forum/ Lopez Forum Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/lopezdesignindia Dastangoi - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dastangoi Contact Lopez Design - info@lopezdesign.com Contact for Job Openings - careers@lopezdesign.com

Oct 2018

1 hr 10 min

Ishan Khosla is a design thinker, visual artist and Graphic Designer from New Delhi. He has strong irreverence towards ongoing design trends and a genuine interest in Indian design ethos. On this episode, Ishan talks about his journey as a designer and his opinions about design in India. Ishan also shares the insights he gathered while working on some of his projects - Sweeping Change(Jhadu Project), Pardesi Project, Sangam and Typecraft project. He also talks about the experience of running his own design studio - Ishan Khosla Design. RELEVANT LINKS Ishan Khosla - http://www.ishankhosla.com SVA - http://www.sva.edu Steven Heller - steven heller NID - http://nid.edu Design Academy Eindhoven - https://www.designacademy.nl Article : Unconscious Design - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/unconscious-design-ishan-khosla/ Droog Design - http://www.droog.com Dharavi Broom project - http://ishankhosla.com/work/sweeping-change Rajive Sethi - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajeev_Sethi Asian Heritage Foundation - https://www.asianheritagefoundation.org Shitla Mata - sheetla mata mandir gurga… SANGAM - http://ishankhosla.com/work/sangam-australia-india-design-platform Mehndi - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Book Covers by Ishan Khosla - http://www.ishankhosla.com/book-covers Oz Fest Identity design- http://ishankhosla.com/work/oz-fest-largest-ever-australian-cultural-event-india Australian Aboriginal culture - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Aboriginal_culture Pardesi Project - http://ishankhosla.com/work/pardesi-turban-untied-devi-art-foundation Devi Art Foundation - https://www.deviartfoundation.org Turban in India - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turban#India Typecraft project - typecraftintiative.org Gondi People - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gondi_people Pakko - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kutch_Embroidery

Sep 2018

52 min 1 sec

Kruttika is an illustrator, a Graphic Designer, a maker of zines and comics. Her work explores themes of gender, sexuality and intersections of visual design with social impact. On this episode, Kruttika talks about her professional experiences. Her experience of interning at Brainwave Magazine, her experience of working with Dev Kabir Malik and experience as a full-time freelancer. She also talks about the representation of human body in art, about gender and sex education and about creating design for social Impact. We also discuss about the problems and opportunities in putting your work online and about self-promotion. RELEVANT LINKS Kruttika Susarla - www.kruttika.com DJ Academy - www.djad.in Tinkle - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinkle Chandamama comics - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandamama Dev Kabir Malik - http://devkabirmalik.com YP Foundation - http://www.theypfoundation.org Body Proportions - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_proportions Somesh Kumar - http://www.bytwodesign.com Zines - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zine Kruttika on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/kruttika/

Sep 2018

46 min 18 sec

Shiva is a Chennai based type designer, Illustrator and Graphic designer. On today's episode, he shares his experience of being mentored by Tal Leming, his experience of interning at Pentagram and other important events that shaped his design career. Shiva also shares his opinions on variable fonts, custom brand typefaces, font names, research & experimentation, the Indian identity and many other important topics - like Memes. RELEVANT LINKS Shiva Nallaperumal - http://www.shiva-n.com DJ Academy - http://www.djad.in SM Shah - http://www.logobook.com/designer/s-m-shah/ Designed this way with Vaibhav Kumaresh - designedthisway.com :) Nikunj Patel - https://www.instagram.com/spiralofsorts/?hl=en Tal leming - https://www.typesupply.com FF Beowolf - https://www.moma.org/collection/works/139326 Kufic - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kufic Hassan Massoudy - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hassan_Massoudy Ellen Lupton - http://elupton.com Abbott Miller - https://www.pentagram.com/about/abbott-miller Thinking with type - http://thinkingwithtype.com Design writing an research - http://uk.phaidon.com/store/design/design-writing-research-9780714838519/ Pentagram - https://www.pentagram.com Calcula - https://www.typotheque.com/fonts/calcula SOTA - http://www.typesociety.org/catalyst/ Dekho - codesign.in/dekho & designedthisway.com Iron And wine - http://ironandwine.com Enemy - http://www.losttype.com/font/?name=enemy Typotheque - https://www.typotheque.com Bold Monday - https://www.boldmonday.com IBM Plex - https://www.ibm.com/plex/ Variable Fonts - https://v-fonts.com Doggo Pupper Memes - https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/doggo Screen Saviors - https://www.instagram.com/screensaviors/?hl=en

Aug 2018

1 hr 4 min

Vaibhav Kumaresh is among the few people creating original animated content exclusively for the Indian Audience. One of his most iconic work is the angry animated maths teacher Simpu Singh. On this episode, Vaibhav Kumaresh talks about how he found his calling as an Animator. He talks about the joys of being a student and the importance of telling our own stories. He also talks about his opinions on the Indian Animation Industry. RELEVANT LINKS Vaibhav Studios - http://www.vaibhavstudios.com Vaibhav Studios Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/vaibhavstudios Simpu Singh - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NavTPgbUaew Return of the Jungle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEuhYEjO2b0 Ek Anek Aur Ekta - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ek_Anek_Aur_Ekta Suresh Eriyat - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suresh_Eriyat Nina Sabnani - http://ninasabnani.com/about/ National Institute of Design - http://www.nid.edu Doraemon - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doraemon Chaar Sahibzaade - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaar_Sahibzaade

Aug 2018

1 hr 25 min

On this episode Professor Mahendra Patel talks about the highlights of his life and how he discovered the discipline of graphic design at National Institute of Design. He talks about his long association with Adrian Frutiger and his experience as a design educator. RELEVANT LINKS About Mahendra Patel - http://leafdesign.in/about/mahendra-profile/ Personal Blog of Mahendra Patel - http://patelmc.wordpress.com/ National Institute of Design - http://www.nid.edu Sarabhais and NID - http://www.nid.edu/institute/history-background.html KG Subramanyam - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._G._Subramanyan Adrian Frutiger - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Frutiger Gutenberg Award - https://www.gutenberg-gesellschaft.de/en/gutenberg-prize/former-prize-winners/

Aug 2018

1 hr 5 min

On this episode, Mira Malhotra talks about her journey as a designer, how she discovered her voice as an artist and her love for Indian Aesthetics. We also discuss about the impact of social media on Artists and Designers. You’ll hear from her about the things she learnt while working on many different projects and while running her own studio. This episode is filled with many other interesting topics of discussions and surprises for you. DISCLAIMER : The episode contains explicit language. RELEVANT LINKS Studio Kohl - https://studiokohl.com Kiss by Kohl- http://kisspapeterie.tumblr.com Tarun Deep Giridher - www.nid.edu/people/faculty/tarun-deep-girdher.html Zines - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zine Kadak Collective - http://medium.com/kadak Jyotindra Jain - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jyotindra_Jain National Institute of design - www.nid.edu Homa Delvaray - homadelvaray.com

Jul 2018

1 hr 19 min

On this episode, Mohor Ray talks in-depth about the creation of the book 'Dekho' and about creating meaningful self-initiated projects. She also talks about curation and documentation of design in India. She also talks about curation and documentation of design in India. RELEVANT LINKS Buy Dekho - https://www.kultureshop.in/products/stationery/books-zines/dekho-conversations-on-design-in-india.html Read More about Dekho - http://codesign.in/dekho National Institute of design - http://www.nid.edu Irma Boom - https://www.irmaboom.nl M.P. Ranjan - http://www.nid.edu/activities/research-publications/--publications.html Design Yatra - http://www.designyatra.com

Jul 2018

1 hr 1 min