An audio series talking to creatives across the globe about what makes them tick. Whether it’s side projects, travelling, hobbies or community, we’re humanising your favourite designers
A short review of 2019
What happened in 2019?
– Twitter beef is officially a thing now
– A boom in design celebrities
– The design tool wars
– A stripped back approach to branding
– Return of the serif
– Collaboration for the win
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Mitch Myers on winning an Emmy, entrepreneurship, and networking
Mitch Myers is an Emmy award winning art director, motion designer and entrepreneur. He's the person behind reels for some of the world's biggest brands and bands, including GoPro, The Glitch Mob, and EA Sports.
Aside from this, Mitch is a tutorial and live drawing whizz, consistently offering his insights to a loyal user base through his various channels.
We loved his transparent attitude towards work and wanted to understand what it takes to such high quality work whilst juggling so many projects. We also learned that he was in a screamo band.
Darshan Gajara on side projects, remote work, and consistency
Darshan Gajara is the face behind Product Disrupt, a side project he started to field his own needs which turned into a mini viral hit.
Working remotely from his home in Mumbai, Darshan consults with top brands to develop user friendly products that also meet business needs.
In this episode, we dove into the importance of side projects, and what his motivations are for pursuing these non-paid pieces of work.
Martha Peck on color theory, designer peer pressure, and social media
Martha Peck is a Seattle based UI/UX designer who started out by designing CD covers for her favourite bands - we're still waiting to see these gems. Having studied design academically, she rode the path of internships before finding her feet at CBRE.
We took a deep dive into the world of colour with Martha, with its limitations, impact on accessibility and why every app looks the same.
Facer.io special on becoming a creative director
What does it take to be a creative director?
Lukasz worked as creative director at the world's leading smartwatch face company, Facer, and takes us on a journey through the trials and tribulations of this role.
We take a deep dive into leadership, owning a brand, and the skills required to be successful in this design position.
Tesla vs Edison
David Klein on coffee kits, news cycles, and collaboration
David Klein is a product designer for Salesforce, a writer, excellent photographer and coffee afficionado - we're not kidding.
His precise methods have carved out a career as a designer with a very strong influence on product processes and workflows. He shared some immense insights with us on how to push your effectiveness as a designer, and also why we all need our own coffee kit.
Hario - For the v60 coffee drip and temperature controlled kettle
Mark Hemeon, designer and artist
Unsplash photo walks
Good To Great by Jim Collins