10 episodes

Listen to top design professionals share how they communicate their work. Discover techniques and tips to make you a more influential and articulate designer.

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    • Design
    • 5.0, 12 Ratings

Listen to top design professionals share how they communicate their work. Discover techniques and tips to make you a more influential and articulate designer.

    Helen Lochhead believes authentic communicators make strong leaders.

    Helen Lochhead believes authentic communicators make strong leaders.

    Helen Lochhead sends a refreshing jolt of energy through the architecture profession. As the first female dean of the Faculty of the Built Environment at UNSW Sydney, national president of the Australian Institute of Architects and one of the Australian Financial Review’s top 100 women of influence - she’s resilient, ambitious and inspiring. Helen shares insights on communicating ideas in private practice, the public sector and academia. Find out how to impress a design review panel, how to beat imposter syndrome and embrace your own leadership style, plus essential tips for student presentations.

    • 29 min
    Greg Grabasch empowers people to have a say in designing their own places.

    Greg Grabasch empowers people to have a say in designing their own places.

    Greg Grabasch models a new role for landscape architects - as design facilitators. In 2006 he founded UDLA design studio in Fremantle, Western Australia on strong principles of social and environmental justice. Greg talks about holding the middle ground - building and maintaining trust with communities while delivering outcomes for developer and government clients. Find out how Greg became the go-to landscape architect for the trickiest projects in the toughest towns and why he thinks designers need to listen more than they speak.

    • 24 min
    Indira Naidoo always seeks ways to connect with her audience.

    Indira Naidoo always seeks ways to connect with her audience.

    Indira Naidoo is an expert communicator. You might have seen her on TV, heard her on radio or read her books The Edible Balcony and its sequel The Edible City. Indira knows how to hook you into a story, from a spelling bee that nearly spelled the end of her TV career to a real-life bee that’s become a symbol of hope for climate resilience.



    Find out Indira’s top tips from 30 years in the communications industry: how to grab people’s attention in an era of fake news, why never to watch yourself on film, what she really wants to hear from designers and how to deal with sexism in the workplace.

    • 30 min
    Jennie Officer wants architects to justify their language, not dumb it down.

    Jennie Officer wants architects to justify their language, not dumb it down.

    Jennie Officer’s life is immersed in architecture. She practices as co-director of Officer Woods Architects, teaches at the University of Western Australia and writes about architecture in the dead of night. From tongue-tied recent graduate to award-winning architect, Jennie reveals how she learnt to stand up, speak up and back up her opinions. Find out how open, honest collaboration can produce unbelievable results, how to call out gender bias and key communication tips that will save you hours of time.

    • 29 min
    Damian Thompson stays humble, humorous and human.

    Damian Thompson stays humble, humorous and human.

    Damian Thompson, landscape architect and director of multidisciplinary design studio Lat27 shares his refreshing take on the design industry - he’s successful yet humble. And he’s learnt jedi-like mind tricks for staying calm when someone’s confrontational. Hear about the botched presentation that’s etched into his memory, why everyone loves a volcano and how to reach every member of your audience.

    • 28 min
    Georgina Reid wants designers to become storytellers.

    Georgina Reid wants designers to become storytellers.

    Georgina Reid never dreamed her online magazine The Planthunter would go viral. So when her stories about people and plants connected with thousands of fans, she was terrified. Georgina takes us behind the lush images, revealing the impacts of sudden fame and self doubt. How she’s learnt to let go of her head to write from the heart. What she’ll never forget about working for Jamie Durie. And essential advice for anyone who wants to put their ideas out into the world.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

MaxGrand ,

Incredible

Saneia has carefully curated this podcast series to provide insights into design communication. Her guests are all very impressive and share their knowledge freely. This is a brilliant podcast series!

Henriette3443 ,

Love this podcast!

As a landscape design student this podcast is great. Lots of tips for me and really keen to hear more!

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