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Hosted by Matt Leach and a revolving group of co-hosts, Australian Design Radio provides Australia, and the world, with conversations and commentary on Australian Graphic Design and Visual Communication.

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Hosted by Matt Leach and a revolving group of co-hosts, Australian Design Radio provides Australia, and the world, with conversations and commentary on Australian Graphic Design and Visual Communication.

    Ep139 Ve Dewey (Adobe MAX21)

    Ep139 Ve Dewey (Adobe MAX21)

    Our last episode on positivity (as part of Adobe MAX 2021) has Sumita and Matt talking with Ve Dewey in London about how she’s remained positive in her squiggly-line career.

    Ve has worked for Adobe, Mattel, ReDesign Business and most recently as co-creator for Never Not Creative. In this discussion we look at how she ended up in London, being a ‘servant-leader’ and how the design industry still needs to grow up.

    As always, a big thank you to Streamtime, our supporting partner, always finding ways to give back to the Australian design industry. Please give them a try at streamtime.net

    Links
    Ve's website: https://www.vedewey.com

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vandewcandew/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/vandewcandew

    Articles and podcasts by Ve: https://nevernotcreative.org/posts/tag/Ve+Dewey

    Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siddhartha_(novel)






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    Ep138 Kris Andrew Small (Adobe MAX21)

    Ep138 Kris Andrew Small (Adobe MAX21)

    Our Adobe MAX21 mini-series rolls on with co-host, Sumita Maharaj interviewing Kris Andrew Small on his backstory, how his process is changing and what it means to be a role model for younger creatives.

    Having worked for many large clients like Nike, Apple, Adidas, Channel 4, WeTransfer, Reebok and more, he’s also exhibited internationally at institutions like V&A and The Louvre. Yes, that’s right folks, The Louvre.

    Make you check out his talks at Adobe MAX, where he’s doing a number of different sessions. Details in the show links below.

    As always, a big thank you to Streamtime, our supporting partner, always giving moments of joy to the Australian design industry. Give them a try at streamtime.net

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    Links

    Kris’s website: https://krisandrewsmall.com/home

    Adobe MAX 2021: https://max.adobe.com/speakers/

    MTS9 - Meet the MAX Speaker: Kris Andrew Small: https://portal.adobe.com/widget/adobe/am21/sessions?search=MTS9

    MB111 - CJ Hendry: Creative Inspiration (with Kris): https://portal.adobe.com/widget/adobe/am21/sessions?search=MB111

    Kris Insta: https://www.instagram.com/krisandrewsmall/?hl=en

    The Bloom by TDC. Ep 01: Jo Hook and Kris Andrew Small: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMp4DG1rzSQ

    Ocean Bottle: https://oceanbottle.co/pages/earth-day

    Kris Interview on The design Kids: https://thedesignkids.org/interviews/kris-andrew-small/

    Streamtime: https://streamtime.net/adr2020


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    Ep137 Josie Young (Adobe MAX21)

    Ep137 Josie Young (Adobe MAX21)

    1st episode in a new mini-series based on Adobe MAX and their 2021 theme of positivity. Co-host Sumita Maharaj interviews Josie Young about her work, living with chronic illness and stepping away from Christopher Doyle & Co. to start her own thing.

    Go here to listen.

    Make sure you tune into her presentation at Adobe MAX, aptly titled, ‘Notes on Invisible Illness and Making Work Work for You’ available live Thursday, Oct 283:30 PM - 4:00 PM AEDT and check out Josie’s new site to see her amazing work.

    As always, a big thank you to Streamtime, our supporting partner, always trying to give back to the Australian design industry. Give them a try at streamtime.net

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    Links

    Josie Young Website

    Adobe MAX 2021

    Design Atlas 012: Josie Young: Staying positive in difficult times

    Adobe LIVE: Branding: The Exploration Before the Presentation with Josie Young

    Adobe LIVE: Branding: The Presentation After the Exploration with Josie Young

    Sydney Design Festival — International Women’s Day “Gentlemen Welcome” — Josie Young

    Streamtime


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    Ep136 REISSUE Jo & Jason (For The People)

    Ep136 REISSUE Jo & Jason (For The People)

    I really love doing ReIssue episodes. Pulling old soundbites and getting original guests to comment on them — it’s like digging up a time capsule.

    This episode we have Jo Roca and Jason Little from For The People looking at our 5th episode. Jo was just ‘the girlfriend’ and Jason had just opened a studio with two mates. In the time between, FTP has gone on to become one of Australia's most awarded agencies, recently named 4th in D&AD design studio polls.

    It hasn’t all been smooth sailing though. Jo and Jas are the first to admit their mistakes and the roads they wished they’d not taken. In this very frank and honest episode, we look back at the ups and downs of running a business and why they never stop learning and trying to improve.

    As always, a big thank you to Streamtime, our supporting partner. Give them a try at streamtime.net


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    Ep135 Olivia & Sam (Studio ChenChen)

    Ep135 Olivia & Sam (Studio ChenChen)

    This is our final episode in the mini series on ‘how design can help combat stigma’ with co-host, Myla Yeomans. This time we have the pleasure of talking with Olivia Chen and Sam Wearne about the work they do with Studio ChenChen.

    We spend a bit of time talking about Chattii, a dating app that prioritises humanity and safety in rejecting the stigma of disability and letting all people find love. This project really sums up Studio ChenChen nicely, where they really immerse themselves in understanding the client and what their needs are. It’s rare that you meet a design team that integrates themselves so completely in their clients. As Olivia says, they effectively become in-house designers.

    As always, a big thank you to Streamtime, our supporting partner, a constant rock to the Australian design industry. Give them a try at streamtime.net

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    Links

    Studio ChenChen https://studiochenchen.com/
    Chattii website https://www.chattii.com/
    Studio ChenChen Instagram https://www.instagram.com/studiochenchen/
    The Design Kids interview with Olivia: https://vimeo.com/582332826
    Streamtime: https://streamtime.net/


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    • 36 min
    Ep134 Peter Brennan (Electric & Analog/Heaps Normal)

    Ep134 Peter Brennan (Electric & Analog/Heaps Normal)

    This is our 2nd episode in a mini-series that looks at how design can help combat stigma.

    For this episode we are again at the Design Conference in Brisbane, sitting on the turbine hall stage chatting with Peter Brennan, Founder & Creative Director of Electric & Analog and co-founder and head of brand for non-alcoholic beer Heaps Normal.

    Pete has had an amazing career, right across the globe, from art directing for Quicksilver in South Africa, directing innovation at ATOMIC 212° in Australia and working at top agencies in the UK, he has had a wide range of experience across all parts of the industry.

    It was through a few discussions that we thought Pete would be perfect for this mini-series, specifically around the role that Heaps Normal is taking in the alcohol category, where they are promoting mindful drinking, being conscious about what’s normal for you and trying to promote a sustainable change to Australia’s drinking habits. Their ad this July really caught a lot of attention where they suggested doing your best, cutting back, rather than complete abstinence — acknowledging that different things work for different people. 

    As always, a big thank you to Streamtime, our supporting partner, always finding ways to lift up the Australian design industry. Give them a try at streamtime.net


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    • 31 min

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