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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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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.

    Ep135 Olivia & Sam (Studio ChenChen)

    Ep135 Olivia & Sam (Studio ChenChen)

    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

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    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/


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    Ep134 Peter Brennan (Electric & Analog/Heaps Normal)

    Ep134 Peter Brennan (Electric & Analog/Heaps Normal)

    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


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    Ep133 Keisha Leon (Leon Design)

    Ep133 Keisha Leon (Leon Design)

    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

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    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/


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    Ep132 REISSUE Christopher Doyle (Christopher Doyle & Co.)

    Ep132 REISSUE Christopher Doyle (Christopher Doyle & Co.)

    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


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    Ep131 Nicki Wragg (Swinburne)

    Ep131 Nicki Wragg (Swinburne)

    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.


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    Ep130 Felix Oppen (Tiliqua Press & Ligature Journal)

    Ep130 Felix Oppen (Tiliqua Press & Ligature Journal)

    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.


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