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Your life is the biggest design project you will ever undertake!

In his Design Your Life podcast series, Vince Frost discusses how design principles can be applied to everyday life with a group of leading creative guests.

Listen in as designers, journalists, CEOs and founders reveal the key turning points in their lives and talk about the role design has played in shaping the success of their brands and careers. designyourlife.com.au

Vince Frost is the CEO and Executive Creative Director of Frost*collective, a strategic creative group dedicated to designing a better world through human-centered design. Its goal is to design experiences that enrich lives by combining specialist skills to tackle complex challenges and drive superior results.

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Your life is the biggest design project you will ever undertake!

In his Design Your Life podcast series, Vince Frost discusses how design principles can be applied to everyday life with a group of leading creative guests.

Listen in as designers, journalists, CEOs and founders reveal the key turning points in their lives and talk about the role design has played in shaping the success of their brands and careers. designyourlife.com.au

Vince Frost is the CEO and Executive Creative Director of Frost*collective, a strategic creative group dedicated to designing a better world through human-centered design. Its goal is to design experiences that enrich lives by combining specialist skills to tackle complex challenges and drive superior results.

    Designing for impact with D&AD Chairman Tim Lindsay

    Designing for impact with D&AD Chairman Tim Lindsay

    Ever wondered how D&AD came to be, what the organisation does outside of awards, and why it’s important for not just the design community, but the world?

    Tim Lindsay is the Chairman of D&AD, the esteemed advertising and design awards and creative education charity famed for its iconic Yellow Pencil, awarded only to outstanding work that achieves true creative excellence.

    Born in Lincolnshire and brought up in East Africa, Tim spent thirty-four years in advertising before becoming the head of the seminal creative institution that’s been inspiring and celebrating commercial creativity since its beginnings in 1962.

    This is the first in our Designing for Impact series in collaboration with D&AD where Vince speaks with some of the winners of the recent D&AD Impact Awards, which celebrate creative ideas that are making a real and positive difference in the world.

    Listen in as Vince and Tim discuss the part design has to play in building a more sustainable future, the formative experience of growing up in East Africa and gender equality in the design world.

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    • 52 min
    Designing corporate activism with Patagonia Aus & NZ Director Dane O'Shanassy

    Designing corporate activism with Patagonia Aus & NZ Director Dane O'Shanassy

    Working on things you care about, close to the people you love, in a business with ethics and morals aligned with your own seems a straightforward ambition. Until the result is a leadership position in a global $1bn company that’s driving conscientious business around the world. 

     

    Dane O’Shanassy is Patagonia’s Country Director, Australia and New Zealand. The decisions he makes for the business today are led by Patagonia’s founder Yvon Chouinard’s earliest choices. The conscientious objectives that drive both incredible revenue for the business and ongoing positive change for planet earth. 

     

    “It's very much a simple mission, but one that I've never seen as present and lived in anywhere else I've worked. The mission itself is, ‘We're in business to save our home planet’. I've never been in an organisation that really takes its accountability to the mission as seriously as it does here.”

     

    DListen in as Vince and Dane discuss why Patagonia will repair a competitor’s product, growing up in Torquay in the 80s packing boxes for Rip Curl and how transparency and accountability are key to success today. 

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    • 49 min
    Designing Technogym with Co-founder Pierluigi Alessandri

    Designing Technogym with Co-founder Pierluigi Alessandri

    Being in the business of helping people live healthier and happier is quite a goal, but the Alessandri brothers have done it. By elevating the importance of positive workplace culture in building their brand and products, they’ve found global successful. 

    Pierluigi Alessandri is the Vice President and Co-founder of Technogym, one of the most successful wellness and innovation businesses in the world. Pierluigi emphasises, it’s the people on the team and their passion who make the business what it is today. 

    When he and his brother and business partner Nerio started the business in 1983, they never could have imagined they’d be the Official Supplier of the Olympic Games for eight consecutive games, since Sydney in 2000. Or that Wellness, a concept introduced to the world by Nerio ten years later, would dominate the zeitgeist for years to come. 

    Listen in as Vince and Pierluigi discuss designing exercise equipment that is seen as art, starting a brand and $3.2B global business out of their garage, and what it feels like to have more than 50 million people using your products every day.  

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    • 34 min
    Designing global action on climate change with Craig Leeson

    Designing global action on climate change with Craig Leeson

    Can government and industry have the most impact when it comes to climate change? Or is it up to the individual to take action? 

    Craig Leeson is the 2022 Tasmanian Australian of the Year and a self-described storyteller who feels a personal responsibility to have an impact. The one-time foreign correspondent now makes and sells documentaries to broadcasters around the world so his stories addressing climate change, biodiversity loss, single use plastics and environmental issues are seen far and wide.  

    Leeson’s first feature-length documentary, A Plastic Ocean, released in 2017, has been viewed around the world. It’s ranked as one of the world’s top documentaries to watch about the environment, and is still winning awards today. 

    In this special edition of our Tide For Change series, listen in as Vince and Craig discuss; being the first media on the ground at the 2015 Nepal earthquake disaster, a transformative evening spent drinking wine with David Attenborough, and the extraordinarily emotional experience of witnessing wildlife literally choke to death on plastic. 

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Designing community with Cliff Ho

    Designing community with Cliff Ho

    If you put people before profit, will your business be a bigger success? Cliff Ho thinks so. But you need to be profitable and self-sustainable, too. That’s when you can make the biggest impact on communities and the environment. 

    Ho is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Commons, the wildly successful creative coworking spaces. When they opened their third location in Sydney in 2017, they filled the 3,5000sqm space with 550 members in just ten weeks. They have a waitlist on most of their sites today. 

    But it hasn’t all been smooth sailing for Ho. After tanking at an early presenting gig in front of 100,000 people, he got over it and got better. He honed his craft, practicing relentlessly in front of the camera until it felt natural, and went on to interview Kanye West, Miley Cyrus and Usher in his role as a host for Channel [V].  

    Listen in as Vince and Cliff discuss how to bounce back after a fall from grace, the time Kanye came off stage and asked him, “was that OK?”, and the importance of putting community first. 

    This episode is part of our ‘Design Your Life: Business for Good’ series focused on B Corps around the world. 

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Designing an impact driven business with Sasha Titchkosky

    Designing an impact driven business with Sasha Titchkosky

    Sasha Titchkosky is on a mission. If everything goes to plan the Co-founder and CEO of Koskela, the furniture and homewares business she founded and with her partner Russel Koskela in 2000, will be 100% emission zero by 2030. That means absolutely no emissions. Zero.

     

    On top of that, the lawyer and accountant is the inaugural chairperson of the B Corp Climate Collective and she spends her spare time supporting her local independent parliamentary candidate. She believes this is the best way to bring about a desperately needed shift in the way the Australian Government works and addresses public issues – the top of her list? Climate action.

     

    Listen in as Vince and Sasha discuss; her ambition to become the Patagonia of the furniture world, her motivation to design a profitable yet conscious business model as a template for others and leaving the world liveable for her children. 

     

    https://koskela.com.au/ 

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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

est.dot ,

Inspiring

I really enjoy this relaxed and inspiring dive into the lives and workings of some of the world's most successful creatives. Once again, great work by Vince Frost.

Ellie05/10 ,

Definitely one of the most inspiring podcasts

Thank Vince for the most inspiring podcast I've listened too and I listen to a lot. Every episode I’ve listened to makes me revaluate life and what I have to offer. I especially loved the interview with Sarah Wilson what an incredible and insightful woman. Thank you.

The_Offices ,

Design your life is such a good listen

Love the way Vince is with his guests. Humble, interested, with incredible insights and questions - like a quieter, calmer Michael Bierut. 😂

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