Design For The People

Greg Bunbury

Conversations with the inspiring minds, using design and creativity towards social change. Making a positive difference in our lives, our communities, and the world. This is Design for the People, hosted by Graphic Designer and Consultant Greg Bunbury.

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On this episode of Design For The People, I’m joined by Rebecca Thomson & Rachita Saraogi, the co-founders of Sisterhood.Sisterhood is an award-winning grassroots organisation and a creative design programme for young women aged 13-17 to unleash their creative confidence in order to help realise their full potential.Sisterhood achieves this through design education. Empowering girls to become future leaders, creators and changemakers. Their mission is delivered through a mix of workshops, school programmes, projects and events. We discuss what led to the formation of Sisterhood, how design can play a pivotal role in growth and development, and the importance of showing up. Full episode notes & links at https://bunbury.co/empowering-girls-design-educationSee more from Sisterhood at https://www.oursisterhood.co.uk, and follow them @oursisterhood.Design For The People is a podcast hosted by Graphic Designer and Consultant Greg Bunbury (@gregbunbury), in conversation with the inspiring minds, using design and creativity towards social change. Making a positive difference in our lives, our communities, and the world. Find more episodes at bunbury.co/podcastMusic: ‘Night Shift (All Night Long)’ by Reduxe & ‘Skylight’ by Reduxe (© Ombre Audio, all rights reserved, used with permission).Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/design-for-the-people/donations

Apr 27

59 min 55 sec

Joining me on this episode of Design For The People, is artist, photographer, performer, consultant and self-proclaimed artivist, janet e. dandridge. Over a fascinating career residing between Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Paris, France, janet has combined art, photography, theatre and performance, to encourage awareness and discourse around ideologies that perpetuate injustice. Her interdisciplinary approach allows her to shift between mediums, always challenging audiences to analyze the societal constructs that often define us.We discuss what it means to be an artivist, building a structured practise, budgeting and investing, developing an entrepreneurial mindset, and the importance of self-care.  Full episode notes at https://bunbury.co/life-as-an-artivistSee more of janet’s work at https://www.janetedandridge.com, and follow her @janetedandridge.Design For The People is a podcast hosted by Graphic Designer and Consultant Greg Bunbury (@gregbunbury), in conversation with the inspiring minds, using design and creativity towards social change. Making a positive difference in our lives, our communities, and the world. Find more episodes at bunbury.co/podcastMusic: ‘Night Shift (All Night Long)’ by Reduxe & ‘Skylight’ by Reduxe (© Ombre Audio, all rights reserved, used with permission).Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/design-for-the-people/donations

Apr 2

1 hr 12 min

Joining me on this episode of Design For The People, is the founder of the Art Meets Culture platform, Ade Sanusi.Born and raised in East London, Ade is an entrepreneur, podcaster and social media, events and brand partnership specialist, boasting over 10 years experience in digital marketing. Ade founded Art Meets Culture, a platform to showcase, champion, amplify and support young artists through live events and social media content. The platform has since expanded into the podcasting and virtual event space. Ade’s journey is a great example of how to properly use relationships to leverage social media, to connect with those we want to serve. Learn more about Art Meets Culture www.artmeetsculture.com, and follow the brand @artmeetsculture. Design For The People is a podcast hosted by Graphic Designer and Consultant Greg Bunbury (@gregbunbury), in conversation with the inspiring minds, using design and creativity towards social change. Making a positive difference in our lives, our communities, and the world. Find more episodes at bunbury.co/podcastMusic: ‘Believers’ by Chairwolf & ‘Skylight’ by Reduxe (© Ombre Audio, all rights reserved, used with permission).Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/design-for-the-people/donations

Mar 4

30 min 46 sec

Mathilda Della Torre is the graphic designer and illustrator behind Conversations from Calais, a project that aims to re-humanise those affected by the refugee crisis by using posters in public spaces, to share conversations volunteer staff have had with migrants. Mathilda also co-founded On The Mend, a design studio that targets social inequalities in the UK healthcare system and is the graphics co-ordinator at Migrant’s Bureau. We discuss the Conversations From Calais project, and how Mathilda uses her practice to look closer for longer, to bring people together through creative exchanges, and to place marginalised voices at the centre of our stories.Learn more about the project at www.conversationsfromcalais.com, or follow her work @MathildaDellaTorre.Design For The People is a podcast hosted by Graphic Designer and Consultant Greg Bunbury, in conversation with the inspiring minds, using design and creativity towards social change. Making a positive difference in our lives, our communities, and the world. Find more episodes at bunbury.co/podcastMusic: ‘Alpenglow’ & ‘Skylight’ by Reduxe (© Ombre Audio, all rights reserved, used with permission).Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/design-for-the-people/donations

Feb 26

32 min 38 sec

Joining me on this episode is creative director and Creative Lunacy founder Juan Roberts. Hailing from Greater Los Angeles, Juan got his start after marketing flyers and business cards to salons and barbershops for 5 years, after which he co-founded an ad agency, which he grew into a $10MM business.After he cashed out, he joined another firm, at which his work garnered upwards of $50BN in market share and volume for an A-list of global brands like Chrysler, Coke, American Airlines, and more. Since then, his focus has been on developing his boutique firm, serving the Black community with a focus on book design, and the self-publishing industry, across fashion, cultural events, and faith orientated communications.His work empowers independent publishers with mainstream quality, strategy and insight. Check out Juan’s work at www.creativelunacy.com, and follow him @juanroberts.Design For The People is a podcast hosted by Graphic Designer and Consultant Greg Bunbury, in conversation with the inspiring minds, using design and creativity towards social change. Making a positive difference in our lives, our communities, and the world. Find more episodes at bunbury.co/podcastMusic: 'Whatcha' Doin'' by Monk Turner + Fascinoma (CC licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.) 'Shake Ya Body (Instrumental) by Reduxe (used with permission).Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/design-for-the-people/donations

Feb 18

1 hr 1 min

Kenneth Bailey is the Sector Organizing and Strategy Lead, and co-founder of the Boston-based, Design Studio for Social Intervention. Also known as DS4SI. His work is focused on the research and development of design tools, for marginalized communities to address complex social issues. In 2020, Kenneth alongside Lori Lobenstine, and Ayako Maruyama published a book called Ideas Arrangements Effects. The simple premise being Ideas are embedded in social arrangements, which in turn produce effects. In this episode of Design For The People, Kenneth shares his journey from non-profit management consulting, to strategic social justice, the thinking and techniques behind Ideas Arrangements Effects, and how creatives can bring more holistic design sensibilities into their practise.To learn more about DS4SI and to download the book, visit www.ds4si.org, and follow Kenneth at @ds4si. Design For The People is a podcast hosted by Graphic Designer and Consultant Greg Bunbury, in conversation with the inspiring minds, using design and creativity towards social change. Making a positive difference in our lives, our communities, and the world. Find more episodes at bunbury.co/podcastSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/design-for-the-people/donations

Jan 29

32 min 58 sec

Nilesh Patel is an architect, creative director, and filmmaker. For over 20 years, his work has covered architecture, landscape design, interiors and furniture, overseeing multimillion-pound projects along the way.In addition to this, Nilesh makes short films and documentaries. His award winning work has been screened by the BBC, several international film festivals, exhibitions, and schools. In this episode, Nilesh discusses his work across disciplines, exploring narratives of race and diversity, equality and inclusion in relation to the built environment.Check out Nilesh's films at architectsfilmstudio.com, and follow him on Twitter @architects_film.Design For The People is a podcast hosted by Graphic Designer and Consultant Greg Bunbury, in conversation with the inspiring minds, using design and creativity towards social change. Making a positive difference in our lives, our communities, and the world. Find more episodes at bunbury.co/podcastSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/design-for-the-people/donations

Jan 22

43 min 21 sec

Nosa Igbinedion is a British-Nigerian filmmaker, editor and motion graphics designer, based in the UK. His short films have won multiple awards and played in festivals around the world.Nosa’s work is dedicated to creating speculative fiction, covering futurism, tech, social realism and spirituality, yet rooted in African culture, mythology and perspective.His passion for comic books and superheroes, and African spirituality and philosophy led him to conceptualise the 'Rise of Orisha' series – perhaps the first African superhero film, years before Marvel’s 'Black Panther'.In this episode Nosa shares his journey from an Astrophysics degree to science fiction, the challenges faced by Black filmmakers in getting their stories told, and the importance of innovative storytelling as a means of connecting cultures.Check out Nosa's films and news at www.nosa-filmmaker.com, and follow him @nosaigbinedion.Design For The People is a podcast hosted by Graphic Designer and Consultant Greg Bunbury, in conversation with the inspiring minds, using design and creativity towards social change. Making a positive difference in our lives, our communities, and the world. Find more episodes at: bunbury.co/podcastSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/design-for-the-people/donations

Jan 15

48 min 30 sec

Martin Goodrich was the co-founder of the Free Form Community Arts Trust, established in 1969. Free Form was a groundbreaking artist-led organisation, and a pioneer of participative community projects across the UK. For over 35 years, they delivered imaginative urban renewal & regeneration through art and design-led solutions, to humanise social and physical environments.In this episode, Martin shares his journey from educator to environmental artist, the stories and lessons learned along the way, and inspiring words for future generations of socially-minded creatives. Find a detailed account of Martin's history via this article on For Walls With Tongues, and his oral history with Hackney's Chats Palace. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/design-for-the-people/donations

Jan 8

46 min 21 sec

Jaaahnavi is a recent graduate from Central Saint Martins in Graphic Communication Design. She is the winner of the Nova Unilever #Unstereotype Award 2020 and the CSM Deans Collection Award 2020. Her practice is built around influencing social attitudes towards groups of underrepresented communities.In this episode, Jahnavi shares how incorporating analogue practices in her work has enabled her to connect and shape cultural narratives around race.Books/sources as mentioned by Jahnavi:Stuart Hall, Representation and the Media: https://www.mediaed.org/transcripts/Stuart-Hall-Representation-and-the-Media-Transcript.pdfBell Hooks, Black Looks: Race and Representation: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Looks-Representation-bell-hooks/dp/1138821551Check out Jahnavi's work at https://sites.google.com/view/jahnavi-design/projects, and follow her @jahnavinniss (https://www.instagram.com/jahnavinniss).Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/design-for-the-people/donations

Jan 1

18 min 59 sec

Samuel Mensah is a UK based, multi-disciplinary creative of Ghanian heritage, who has worked across award-winning campaigns for Nike, Google, MTV, H&M, Virgin, & the BBC, as well as founding several community-focused initiatives and charities. In this episode, Samuel shares how he built a design career around being of service to others.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/design-for-the-people/donations

Dec 2020

24 min 29 sec

Nadina Ali is a self-taught graphic designer, from Marseille, France, now based in London, UK.In this episode, Nadina shares how her experiences as a Muslim woman of colour in the design and fashion industries, have inspired her creative choices, and her work around social justice, antiracism and sustainability.Check out more of Nadina's work @nadinadidthis.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/design-for-the-people/donations

Dec 2020

21 min 34 sec