100 episodes

On Design brings you insightful conversations with design's most inspiring figures - from designers to artists, creative directors to entrepreneurs and everybody in between. If you want to know what inspires them, how they work and how they see the world, this is the podcast for you.

On Design with Justyna Green Justyna Green

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 47 Ratings

On Design brings you insightful conversations with design's most inspiring figures - from designers to artists, creative directors to entrepreneurs and everybody in between. If you want to know what inspires them, how they work and how they see the world, this is the podcast for you.

    Bethan Laura Wood on materials, colour and her design process

    Bethan Laura Wood on materials, colour and her design process

    Bethan Laura Wood is a multidisciplinary designer, easily recognised for her design aesthetic, as well as her playful and eye-catching dress sense. Bethan’s works range from furniture to decorative objects, lighting to installations and they all share Bethan’s love of materials, colours and cultures.
     
    In our conversation, we dive deep into materials, and Bethan’s design process when creating one of her latest collections called Meisen. We also discover the properties of colours – how they translate into materials, why certain objects are associated with particular colours, and how the colour palettes of particular places, affect the local design language.
     
    Bethan also reflects on her education, especially her time at the Royal College of Art and she tries to imagine what her life could be like if she didn’t work as a creative… 
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    Podcast music: James Greenfield

    Production: Green Podcast Productions
     

    • 48 min
    Alex Valdman on Allbirds, Rapha, Kanye and following your creativity

    Alex Valdman on Allbirds, Rapha, Kanye and following your creativity

    Alex Valdman is the head of creative at AllBirds, a company that makes planet-friendly shoes made with premium natural materials. Prior to joining AllBirds Alex was also a chief creative officer at Rapha and we discuss both of those roles, as well as one of his first breaks in the creative industry, which came when he worked with Kanye West.  
    In our conversation, Alex also shares with us the story of his upbringing, as he was born in Ukraine and his family emigrated to the United States when he was young. He reflects on the values and lessons learned from his parents and his early upbringing, the culture shock, and the values he lives by these days. 
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    Podcast music: James Greenfield

    Production: Green Podcast Productions
     

    • 55 min
    Refik Anadol on AI, machine dreaming and art

    Refik Anadol on AI, machine dreaming and art

    Refik Anadol is a Turkish-American new media artist and designer. His works are just incredible – at first sight, they’re abstract and dream-like video works, constantly shapeshifting. What’s the most fascinating about these works, is how they come to be – through data-driven machine learning AI algorithms.
     
    In our conversation, Refik explains the ins and outs of his work, through beautiful and often poetic language, talking about machines dreaming and hallucinating, and Refik himself painting with the data reimagined by the AI. And whilst we discuss the technology behind his work, we also dive into the real philosophy behind Refik’s art, connecting people regardless of languages, cultures and backgrounds, and how in truth, all he wants to do is heal people.
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    Podcast music: James Greenfield

    Production: Green Podcast Productions

    • 46 min
    Nadja Lossgott on AMV BBDO, storytelling and great advertising

    Nadja Lossgott on AMV BBDO, storytelling and great advertising

    Nadja Lossgott is the chief creative officer at AMV BBDO. In our conversation, Nadja shares how her upbringing shaped her early interests in creativity and how she fell in love with graphic design and art direction. She also sheds light on her early career in her native South Africa and her move to London to join the AMV BBDO team.
     
    We also dive into her amazing campaigns including Guinness Clear, Womb Stories and Trash Isles, and find out what makes her tick and what’s the recipe for her success, as recently the Womb Stories campaign has scooped all major advertising awards and AMV BBDO was voted as the best advertising agency in the world. 
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    Podcast music: James Greenfield

    Production: Green Podcast Productions

    • 49 min
    Marina Willer on Pentagram and curiosity

    Marina Willer on Pentagram and curiosity

    Marina Willer is a graphic designer, filmmaker, and partner at Pentagram. Marina is renowned for her design work, which includes branding work for Tate, the Southbank Centre, Rolls Royce as well as the Battersea animal rescue centre. Over time, her work has centred on reimagining identities of brands that contribute good to the world – whether that’s charities or not-for-profit organisations.  
    In our conversation, Marina discusses her early childhood influences, the beginnings of her career in Brazil and her move to London, which kickstarted new design practices and fresh perspectives. We also talk about the importance of curiosity and Marina offers practical tips on how to keep it alive. And we explore Marina’s film Red Trees and draw parallels to the current political situation in Europe. 
     
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    Podcast music: James Greenfield

    Production: Green Podcast Productions
     

    • 52 min
    Alex Bec on It’s Nice That and enabling creativity to thrive

    Alex Bec on It’s Nice That and enabling creativity to thrive

    It’s episode 100 of the podcast! To celebrate our episode 100, we have a very special guest – Alex Bec, who’s the co-founder of It’s Nice That, which celebrates its 15th birthday this week.
     
    In our conversation, Alex discusses the beginnings of It’s Nice That, how the media brand grew over the years, and how it enabled a whole group of creative businesses to flourish.
     
    Our chat is a great lesson in growing a business organically, and Alex shares great thoughts on how to grow a company together with its people and how to coach teams to champion personal growth.
     
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    Podcast music: James Greenfield

    Production: Green Podcast Productions

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

KMilltree ,

Insightful, honest and diverse. One of my favourite design podcasts.

I absolutely love this show. It’s always inspiring and has an interesting mix of guests. Justyna asks great questions and has great empathy and understanding of the topics discussed. One to definitely add to your list. Please keep them coming.

MoniqueKawecki ,

Intelligent and insightful

The podcast host has a genuinely inquisitive and knowledgable demeanour making this podcast well curated and extremely insightful.

The hosts questions to the guests, each incredibly original in their own ways, are informed and well researched, in addition to her already expansive knowledge beyond design. The conversations are engaging through their entirety.

I’m hooked! This is a brilliant podcast to subscribe to. ✔️

Scott_Jadey ,

Must-listen Podcast for creatives

On Design is a wonderfully relaxed and incredibly informed podcast that traverses the spectrum of design. Every guest brings something new and insightful and Justyna deftly guides them through the episode with genuine interest and an authentic voice as its host. Always natural, often learning new things, I always look forward to the next ep!

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