9 episodes

The Design Alchemy podcast is a peek behind the veil of the design industry where we break down complex topics and examine, discuss and deconstruct the Great Work of visual communication and symbolism, and how they affect our culture.
Hosted by Dimi Lazarou, a Brand Identity designer with a passion for symbolism, and Billy Boman, UX/UI Designer by day, metal head and avantgarde enthusiast by night.

Design Alchemy Billy Boman — Dimi Lazarou

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The Design Alchemy podcast is a peek behind the veil of the design industry where we break down complex topics and examine, discuss and deconstruct the Great Work of visual communication and symbolism, and how they affect our culture.
Hosted by Dimi Lazarou, a Brand Identity designer with a passion for symbolism, and Billy Boman, UX/UI Designer by day, metal head and avantgarde enthusiast by night.

    Designing for the Metaverse

    Designing for the Metaverse

    Are we doomed to live and die inside the Zuckerberg-sponsored Matrix of the Metaverse? Is there any reason to get hyped about this? How will the metaverse change the way we design and produce our work? What does this mean for students and young professionals? Billy and Dimi are getting in the grim vision of the future, but manage to end on a positive note.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Designfluencers and the End of Skill

    Designfluencers and the End of Skill

    "Does design matter at all? What is Postmodernism, and how has it affected the design discipline? Is the idea of the Beautiful and the Sublime forever lost? What is Attentionalism? Is our culture really collapsing?" Billy Boman and Dimi Lazarou return to the Design Alchemy podcast with a bang, making as many enemies as they possibly can..

    • 1 hr 32 min
    The Multiple Meanings of Melodies (with Sam George)

    The Multiple Meanings of Melodies (with Sam George)

    "What does an audio brief look like? What is a Sonic Logo? How do expression, leitmotifs and different scales influence the mood and symbolism of a music piece? What are some common grounds between musical composition and visual design?" We ask Sam George, from PickupGoliath and @theproducertutor, to help us with these, and more, questions, in the fifth episode of Design Alchemy.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Blanding Paradox

    The Blanding Paradox

    ”What is happening to fashion brands all over the world? What are we sacrificing with the current trends in Brand Identity Design? What is Blanding, really? Is the cultural stagnation temporary? Where can we find more meaning?“ Join us to discuss these, and more, in the fourth episode of the Design Alchemy Podcast.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The rise of the Design Proletariat

    The rise of the Design Proletariat

    ”What is the role of project-bidding platforms like Upwork or Fiverr in developing masses of underpaid designers? Is there such a thing as cheap clients? Can we use technology to influence the balance between the design proletariat and the bourgeoisie? Do we, as a community, shame designers that focus in craft? Who profits from the Great Design Emancipation? Are the solutions going to come from within the design community?“ Join us to discuss these, and more, in the third episode of the Design Alchemy Podcast.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Design School or Designer School?

    Design School or Designer School?

    What are the most valuable things you got in design school? Are we being taught to ”design” or to become ”designers”? Is there a difference, and if so, why? What challenges are facing the conventional design education system and what’s brewing on the horizon? What are the intellectual and academic expectations that we have from the design space? This and a whole lot more is deconstructed & discussed in the second episode of the Design Alchemy Podcast.

    • 1 hr 18 min

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