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Conversations on the discipline of design and the design of discipline, with leaders, scholars, and creatives

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Conversations on the discipline of design and the design of discipline, with leaders, scholars, and creatives

    Alex McDowell: World Builder

    Alex McDowell: World Builder

    Alex McDowell is a production designer who has created environments for movies including The Crow, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fight Club, Minority Report, The Terminal, Corpse Bride, Watchmen, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Man of Steel.

    He has done graphic design work with musicians like The Clash, Iggy Pop, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Queen, Neil Young, Madonna, Michael Jackson, ZZ Top, and Aerosmith. He has produced commercials for brands like Nike, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Chanel, and Sony with director David Fincher.

    Currently Alex runs Experimental Design, powered by his “World Building” practice, doing innovation and design work for companies like Boeing, Ford, Volvo, and MoMA.


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    PRODUCTS MENTIONED
    - How Innovation Works by Matt Ridley: https://geni.us/how-innovation
    - Butter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butter


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    CHAPTERS
    00:00 Intro
    04:08 Realizes that design is a job
    09:20 Style, philosophy, method, narrative
    13:45 "The only control you have...."
    19:55 What is production design?
    29:48 World Building
    35:10 Building worlds for a living
    43:02 Collaborations
    47:51 The teams who build worlds
    51:17 Influences
    54:04 The most amazing design products of all time
    56:35 What's next?

    • 59 min
    Bengi Turgan: Building Design Communities

    Bengi Turgan: Building Design Communities

    Bengi is the co-CEO of ATÖLYE, a strategic design and innovation consultancy based in Istanbul and Dubai. They help organizations tackle complex challenges to create lasting impact using a unique community-centered approach.

    Before joining ATÖLYE, Bengi served as studio director and head of creative innovation and design at Deloitte Digital in Turkey, where she led service design, UX design, and innovation strategy. She has had tremendous influence in developing service design and UX design competences in Turkey and the broader Middle East.

    Bengi is a second-generation leader at ATÖLYE, founded a decade ago by Kerem Alper and Engin Ayaz. ATÖLYE operates a unique, international design practice, and among other achievements, they have their place as a member of the Kyu Collective alongside giants of the design industry like Ideo, Sid Lee, and Godfrey Dadich.


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    PRODUCTS MENTIONED
    + Designing Interactions by Bill Moggridge: https://geni.us/designing-interactions
    + The Hacker Ethic by Pekka Himanen: https://geni.us/hacker-ethic
    + Creative Confidence by Tom Kelley and David Kelley: https://geni.us/creative-confidence
    + The Art of Innovation by Tom Kelley: https://geni.us/art-of-innovation
    + The Ten Faces of Innovation by Tom Kelley: https://geni.us/ten-faces
    + Reinventing Organizations by Frederic Laloux: https://geni.us/reinventing-org


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    SOCIAL
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    TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@designdisciplin
    Instagram: http://instagram.com/designdisciplin/
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    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/design-disciplin/id1553829029
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6VqYFGscuM2UVgtdZfk1hr


    CHAPTERS
    00:00 Intro
    02:17 Bengi’s story
    19:56 Service design success stories
    29:08 Bengi meets ATÖLYE
    33:50 What is ATÖLYE?
    48:50 ATÖLYE's clients
    54:39 Teaching and leadership
    59:49 ATÖLYE's design philosophy
    1:03:22 Bengi's influences
    1:04:39 Advice for young designers
    1:09:10 Book recommendations
    1:12:13 To be replaceable
    1:13:45 Closing

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Jake Rudin: Creative Career Progress

    Jake Rudin: Creative Career Progress

    Jake is currently Senior Manager of Digital Technologies at adidas, where he’s leading teams in Computational Design, Digital Technologies, and Pattern Engineering. He is also the co-founder of Out of Architecture: a career consulting firm that helps architects and designers find work that fulfills them. 

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    EPISODE LINKS
    - Out of Architecture by Jake Rudin and Erin Pellegrino: https://geni.us/outofarchitecture
    - The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant: https://geni.us/goldenspruce
    - Adidas Samba – Jake's sneakers: https://geni.us/adidas-samba
    - Adidas Ultraboos – Baytaş' sneakers: https://geni.us/adidas-ultraboost-dd

    ON OUR WEBSITE
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    SOCIAL
    Website: http://designdisciplin.com​
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/designdisciplin/
    TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@designdisciplin
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    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6VqYFGscuM2UVgtdZfk1hr

    CHAPTERS
    00:00 Intro
    01:52 The power of the breakup
    06:10 Non-design jobs for designers
    09:53 Jake's first book: writing and publishing
    18:30 Leading innovation at Adidas
    25:11 Getting hired: how to grab the manager's attention
    31:23 How to collab with Adidas
    39:00 Excelling at multi-disciplinary work
    47:00 Advice from Jake: greatest hits
    52:50 Book recommendations
    53:54 Design object recommendations
    55:13 Jake's design secrets
    56:30: What's next & how to find Jake

    • 59 min
    Fabian Arbor: Logo Design and Social Media

    Fabian Arbor: Logo Design and Social Media

    Fabian is a young designer from Malmö in Sweden, who specializes across logo design, brand identity, and creative direction. He is known for his design work and sense of humor that he shares actively on social media.

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    SOCIAL
    Website: http://designdisciplin.com​
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/designdisciplin/
    TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@designdisciplin
    Instagram: http://instagram.com/designdisciplin/
    Main YouTube: http://youtube.com/@designdisciplin
    Podcast YouTube: http://youtube.com/@designdisciplin_podcast
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/design-disciplin/id1553829029
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6VqYFGscuM2UVgtdZfk1hr

    CHAPTERS
    00:00 Intro
    03:18 Fabian's design discipline
    04:30 How social media supports design practice
    10:29 What makes a good logo?
    15:02 Fabian's early design memories
    18:08 Who does Fabian look up to?
    20:25 Going to school in Sweden for graphic design
    24:15 Design classics vs. current trends
    25:23 Fabian's future vision: specialize or explore
    26:48 Anatomy of a logo design project
    30:26 Time as the raw material of design
    33:45 Piecewise vs. holistic brand identity work
    38:00 Fabian's posters
    39:17 High-leverage actions
    41:57 Social media strategy vs. self-expression
    49:50 Designing for larger companies
    50:44 Resources recommendations
    52:08 What is next for Fabian Arbor?
    58:45 Closing

    • 59 min
    4 travel and remote work tips for designers

    4 travel and remote work tips for designers

    :: Resources that Inspired this Episode*

    + The Creative Act: A Way of Being — https://geni.us/creative-act
    + The 4-hour Workweek — https://geni.us/the-4-hour-workweek
    + Rework — https://geni.us/rework-dd
    + Org Design for Design Orgs — https://geni.us/org-design-for-design
    + Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order — https://geni.us/changing-world-order
    + Trainings by Visualize Value — https://shop.visualizevalue.com?sca_ref=2199061.e9BKrbEmIi


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    # Episode Bookmarks

    00:00 Intro
    00:57 Why you should care about remote work
    06:41 Tip 1
    10:10 Tip 2
    13:27 Tip 3
    16:41 Tip 4
    19:39 Closing


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    • 20 min
    Why designers should travel more

    Why designers should travel more

    https://www.designdisciplin.com/the-secret-to-great-design/

    00:00 Intro
    01:33 Challenge/Opportunity
    02:38 Inspiration/Mysticism
    03:56 What Is Great Design?
    05:51 How to Unlock Great Design

    • 9 min

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