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Your life is the biggest design project you will ever undertake!

In his Design Your Life podcast series, Vince Frost discusses how design principles can be applied to everyday life with a group of leading creative guests.

Listen in as designers, journalists, CEOs and founders reveal the key turning points in their lives and talk about the role design has played in shaping the success of their brands and careers. designyourlife.com.au

Vince Frost is the CEO and Executive Creative Director of Frost*collective, a strategic creative group dedicated to designing a better world through human-centered design. Its goal is to design experiences that enrich lives by combining specialist skills to tackle complex challenges and drive superior results.

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Your life is the biggest design project you will ever undertake!

In his Design Your Life podcast series, Vince Frost discusses how design principles can be applied to everyday life with a group of leading creative guests.

Listen in as designers, journalists, CEOs and founders reveal the key turning points in their lives and talk about the role design has played in shaping the success of their brands and careers. designyourlife.com.au

Vince Frost is the CEO and Executive Creative Director of Frost*collective, a strategic creative group dedicated to designing a better world through human-centered design. Its goal is to design experiences that enrich lives by combining specialist skills to tackle complex challenges and drive superior results.

    Designing the Perfect Book with Sonya Dyakova

    Designing the Perfect Book with Sonya Dyakova

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    In the second instalment of our exclusive Design Your Life series in collaboration with Alliance Graphique Internationale(AGI), Vince chats with old friend Sonya Dyakova, head of award-winning visual communication agency Atelier Dyakova based in London. After studying in San Francisco, Sonya moved to London, working in some of London’s most highly regarded agencies.

    Before starting her own studio, Sonya worked with at award winning agencies such as Frost* Design and Kerr|Noble before working with iconic British designer Alan Fletcher at Phaidon Press where she was responsible for the design of books, ranging from contemporary art and design to architecture and photography.

    Her approach is firmly rooted in conceptual and typographic experimentation developed through research with attention to tactile details. Sonya was responsible for the re-design of Frieze magazine as well as design & art direction of Frieze Masters publication. In 2011 she received a Grand Prix from the Tokyo Type Directors Club.

    Listen in as Vince and Sonya discuss everything from growing up in Siberia, the power of perseverance, utilising fear to create positive outcomes, how to balance family and work and of course how to make the perfect book.

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    Designing from A - Z with Henrik Kubel

    Designing from A - Z with Henrik Kubel

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    I am excited to kick off our exclusive series between Design Your Life and Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) with Danish born Typeface Designer Henrik Kubel the president of AGI, UK.

    Henrik is a founding partner of A2/SW/HK & A2-TYPE, an independent design and Typography studio established in London in 2000. The studio specialises in Design, Art Direction and Typeface Design and works internationally with a wide range of clients including us.

    He has designed fonts for the likes of The New York Times Magazine, Moscow Metro, Aperture Magazine, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google.

    In this unconventional interview I run through a number of topics which Henrik holds near and dear from the similarity between athletics and typeface, his unrequited love for his cat to why he no longer drinks alcohol.

    We delve into the significance of print media, why language and letters are so fascinating and penultimately why we all must be positive and enjoy every little aspect of life.

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    (Re)Designing Our Sense of Place with Andrew Tuck

    (Re)Designing Our Sense of Place with Andrew Tuck

    This is the fifth instalment of the (Re)Design Your Life series which explores how the lives of individuals across the globe are getting on, how their lives have changed, what their coping mechanisms are and insights into what the future holds for us.

    In this episode Vince chats with Andrew Tuck, the editor of internationally acclaimed magazine Monocle. Andrew has been the editor of Monocle since launch in 2006. Since then he has been central to the development of all of Monocle’s editorial projects including the radio station, Monocle 24, and their move into book publishing.

    Andrew also presents shows across Monocle 24, including his own weekly programme about city living, The Urbanist. He is a regular speaker at conferences on urbanism, quality of life and the media.

    Vince and Andrew discuss why the property industry needs to take note of the current changes but might not want to rush to apply them yet as well as the increasing need for companies to take their employees health and wellbeing much more seriously in the future. 

    The pair also delve into a multitude of other topics surrounding Monocle magazine such as how it creates the right global balance with its stories, its surpassingly strong Australian contingent, how the magazine is currently responding to the global pandemic and the interesting variety of readers which the publication attracts. 

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    Designing Harmless Guns with Faustin Claverie

    Designing Harmless Guns with Faustin Claverie

    DYL X D&AD Impact series with Black Pencil Winners – Harmless Guns

    In the fifth and final instalment of our exclusive series with D&AD, Vince chats with Faustin Claverie the chief creative officer of TBWA Paris and lead on the project, Harmless Guns.

    TBWA Paris worked closely alongside French 3D printing manufacture Dagoma to tackle the proliferation of 3D printed weapons. They did this through the search and collection of hundreds of weapon blueprints via online forums.

    Over 400 weapon parts were modified by Dagoma’s team, rendering them harmless through slight, undetectable changes to varying weapon parts.

    The files were then spread across the deep web and tracked over the course of 8 months. In that time over 13,000 harmless guns were downloaded by users across the world.

    Listen in as Vince and Faustin discuss why the project was so successful, some of the hysteria around creating harmless guns and what the future holds for TBWA Paris.

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    (Re)Designing Your Future with Mike Walsh

    (Re)Designing Your Future with Mike Walsh

    This is the fourth instalment of the (Re)Design Your Life series which explores how the lives of individuals across the globe are getting on, how their lives have changed, what their coping mechanisms are and insights into what the future holds for us.

    In this episode Vince chats with Mike Walsh, author and CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the 21st century. As an international nomad and futurist, Mike advises some of the world’s biggest organisations on digital transformation and disruptive innovation in this new era of machine intelligence.

    Mike travels over 300 days a year worldwide: researching trends, collecting case studies and presenting on the future of business and leadership.

    His most recent book, The Algorithmic Leader: How to be smart when machines are smarter than you, offers a hopeful and practical guide for reinventing leadership and organisations in the modern world.

    Mike and Vince delve into the future of our world particularly the massive changes that will occur post pandemic. One such shift will be the increased implementation of AI which has the potential to create mass unemployment unless properly readied for. Mike outlines a number of ways in which individuals can prepare for the changes which will inevitably occur and how you can walk a completely new career path.

    The pair also touch on the resilience of the human race, the polarisation of science and information in today’s world, how interconnected differing cultures actually are and the importance of accepting data.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Designing the First Genderless Voice with Emil Asmussen

    Designing the First Genderless Voice with Emil Asmussen

    DYL X D&AD Impact series with Wood Pencil Winners – Meet Q

    In the fourth instalment of our exclusive series with D&AD, Vince chats with Emil Asmussen the creator of Meet Q, the world’s first genderless voice for AI.

    The project was launched alongside Copenhagen Pride and has since received immense global coverage from the BBC, Fox News, The Guardian, The World Economic Forum and was even selected as a research partner for the UN Women program.

    Many of us are unaware that gender bias has long been engrained within society and technology companies are only further cementing this issue through the placement of specific voices for different roles. Meet Q is an example of what the future holds if we break down gender stereotypes; a future of ideas, inclusion, positions and diverse representation in technology.

    Listen in as Vince and Emil discuss navigating the intricacies of creating a genderless voice from design, narrative to physical construction and how despite the immense praise there was some backlash from an unlikely source, right wing conspiracy movement QAnon.

    The pair also touch on the difference in creative journey when a project is self-initiated and when it is client led.

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