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Make it in Design is home to one of the longest running online design schools in the world. We help creatives from across the globe thrive in the design industry. We love nothing more than to inspire creative people to follow their dreams, grow sustainable design businesses, and do what they love. We have created the Make it in Design podcast to bring our audience interviews with designers who have made bold moves and followed their hearts in order to thrive as creative professionals. The Make it in Design podcast is a place of curiosity and discovery, and we look forward to sharing this conversation with you!

The Make it in Design Podcast Make it in Design

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Make it in Design is home to one of the longest running online design schools in the world. We help creatives from across the globe thrive in the design industry. We love nothing more than to inspire creative people to follow their dreams, grow sustainable design businesses, and do what they love. We have created the Make it in Design podcast to bring our audience interviews with designers who have made bold moves and followed their hearts in order to thrive as creative professionals. The Make it in Design podcast is a place of curiosity and discovery, and we look forward to sharing this conversation with you!

    10 Having time and space to explore our creative DNA with Amy Wilson from BBC Interior Design Masters

    10 Having time and space to explore our creative DNA with Amy Wilson from BBC Interior Design Masters

    • 58 min
    09 Be Bold! Be Expressive! – The Colour Conversation with PANTONE (Product Managers Louis Prestia and Tannese Williams)

    09 Be Bold! Be Expressive! – The Colour Conversation with PANTONE (Product Managers Louis Prestia and Tannese Williams)

    More than 10 million designers and producers around the world rely on Pantone products and services to help define, communicate, and control colour from inspiration to realisation and to achieve colour consistency across various materials and finishes for graphics, fashion and product design.
    Vice President of The Pantone Colour Institute, Laurie Pressman believes that The Colour Conversation is one that touches nearly every industry. From the clothes we wear to the way colour makes us feel, the language of colour is one that is universally shared. 
    Episode 9 includes:
    Using colour - Expressing yourself creatively and emotionallyThe importance of how colour works technically for designersDigital vs physical3D, VR and Avatars! – How PANTONE is innovatingPivoting into the digital world – What’s next for PANTONE?Just for fun! Do you have to wear colour if you work for PANTONE?New episodes every week. Remember to subscribe to get new episodes as soon as they drop!
    Find out more at makeitindesign.com

    • 42 min
    08 Learned experience and sharing knowledge with Katy Cowan, Founding Editor of Creative Boom

    08 Learned experience and sharing knowledge with Katy Cowan, Founding Editor of Creative Boom

    Creative powerhouse Katy Cowan is a renowned journalist, writer, podcast host and founder of the phenomenal platform Creative Boom.
    Launched in 2009, Creative Boom supports the creative community, particularly those who are underrepresented. Today, the site has six million readers and over 320,000 followers on social media.
    From artists, graphic designers and illustrators to photographers, filmmakers, and animators her platform supports creatives at every stage of their careers, from leaving education to employment, freelancing, or leading a team. Katy especially loves to champion emerging talent and give a voice to the underrepresented.
    Her wonderful platform has been a great source of inspiration, comfort, and support to many.
    Episode 8 includes:
    Doing something you WANT to do rather than something you think you SHOULDFinding joy in giving back and supporting othersBecoming successful without a 10 year planEstablishing a healthy relationship with social mediaEmbracing opportunity and not being intimidated by “what could be”What’s your USP? – having confidence in your values and identity 


    New episodes every week. Remember to subscribe to get new episodes as soon as they drop!
    Find out more at makeitindesign.com

    • 50 min
    07 Listening to your instincts and grasping opportunities with Kate Butler, Head of Home and Gift at Oliver Bonas

    07 Listening to your instincts and grasping opportunities with Kate Butler, Head of Home and Gift at Oliver Bonas

    Oliver Bonas is a British High Street and online lifestyle store. The company vision is to create inspiring Home and Gift collections, allowing self-expression and to encourage creativity. They believe that their designs go beyond the products to represent a lifestyle and offering Oliver Bonas as an experience.
    Kate Butler is the Head of Home and Gift at Oliver Bonas – alongside a team of designers with an exploratory spirit who successfully channel it into their fashion and homeware collections. With creative roots stemming back to childhood, Kate always knew that she wanted to do something creative as a career, but her route into the design industry was not a standard one as she isn’t a trained designer. However, creativity is intrinsic to Kate. She has a natural affinity to make all things creative part of both her professional and personal life. She has 15 years’ experience working with aspirational high street lifestyle brands starting with Conran in 2006, and then moving to Anthropologie and then Habitat before Oliver Bonas. Her other passions in life are travelling and creating crowd pleasing recipes!
    Episode 7 includes:
    ·      Early creative roots and exploring these in education
    ·      Following your own path, accepting challenges and learning and growing along the way
    ·      Listening to your instincts and knowing what opportunities to grasp
    ·      Insights into how a commercial design team works – from drawing to the final product
    ·      Trying something new, pushing innovation in design, products and the materials we use
    ·      The benefits of slowing down, giving yourself permission to rest and breathe and recharge

    New episodes every week. Remember to subscribe to get new episodes as soon as they drop!
    Find out more at makeitindesign.com
     

    • 41 min
    06 Finding your authentic creative voice with Winnie Danenbarger, Publishing Director for Quarto

    06 Finding your authentic creative voice with Winnie Danenbarger, Publishing Director for Quarto

    The Quarto Publishing Group creates a wide variety of books and intellectual property products, with a mission to inspire life's experiences. Produced in many formats for adults, children and the whole family, the products are visually appealing, information rich and stimulating.

    Winnie, the SVP and Publishing Director for Quarto, has been working there since 1993 and has had various roles starting as the North American Marketing and Sales Manager for Rockport Publishers a global design book imprint based in Rockport Massachusetts. As Quarto Publishing Group USA grew, she more recently took the role of Group Publisher for a diverse list of imprint published out of the Beverly, Massachusetts office including Rockport Publishers, Quarry Books, Fair Winds Press, Cool Springs Press, and Harvard Common Press. With a focus on category driven, illustrated non-fiction including Art, Craft, Cookery, Gardening, Mind/Body/Spirit, Self Help and Hobbies. Winnie is also responsible for a list of 175 new illustrated titles a year!

    Episode 6 includes:
    Building experience across an industryHow to break into the book publishing industryThe benefits of doing internshipsThe importance of a physical book in an ever-growing digital worldAn overview of trends in the book publishing industryInsights into what Quarto look for in a potential author
    New episodes every week. Remember to subscribe to get new episodes as soon as they drop!
    Find out more at makeitindesign.com

    • 48 min
    05 Understanding the problem before finding the solution with Mike Scrutton, Director of Print Technology and Strategy at Adobe

    05 Understanding the problem before finding the solution with Mike Scrutton, Director of Print Technology and Strategy at Adobe

    For over 30 years Adobe has been changing the world through digital experiences and has been transforming industries, starting with the print industry. Mike Scrutton, Print Director at Adobe is leading a team focused on developments in the textile printing space. With 25+ years working with print, his knowledge and understanding of creative production workflows is extensive. Mike has been with Adobe since 1997 and has been responsible for many new and advanced technologies in the field.

    At Make it in Design we’ve been fortunate to have Mike and his team providing some amazing insights and opportunities for our community of designers in The Live Hub. Including winning gold standard awards, exhibiting their work around the world and getting to test brand-new Adobe software.

    In episode 05 Vic and Mike discuss:
    Being empathetic and learning from the user experienceLearning by doingThe future of digital print technologyThe Adobe culture and maintaining their integrityEncouraging community and creative opportunitiesOvercoming procrastination Adobe Max runs October 26-28th, 2021 https://max.adobe.com/

    New episodes every week. Remember to subscribe to get new episodes as soon as they drop!
    Find out more at makeitindesign.com

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

ElleSwastaken ,

Insightful and inspiring

I’ve already learned so much from the first few podcasts and I’m eager for more. Hearing directly from designers and industry experts candidly and honestly providing inside knowledge and insights is so inspiring. I’ve learnt that it’s just as possible for me too. I’ve found this a really valuable resource, thank you MIID team.

vixter1228 ,

Kickstart your week!

What a great way to start the week with this real and inspiring podcast.
I’ve really enjoyed the guests so far and the honest chat - cannot wait to hear more.

Nickymcchrystal ,

Loved this podcast

What a fantastic podcast for creatives. Whether you’re a young student thinking about continuing with your creativity to lead to a job or feeling like you need a bit of remotivating to get back on track you’ll find this a great listen. I’m definitely subscribing!

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