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Listen: Design Work's Kate Darby interviews Gander's Katie Levy and Mike McVicar

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Listen: Design Work's Kate Darby interviews Gander's Katie Levy and Mike McVicar

Design Work is a new podcast hosted by New Zealand designer Kate Darby that interviews trailblazing creatives from all over the globe about how they design and how they embrace new modes of working. In this episode, she chats with Katie Levy and Mike McVicar, the founders of Gander. Working out of their Brooklyn studio, Gander creates brands and experiences with soul and substance. Katie and Mike cut their teeth in studios like Red Antler and with brands like Kiehl's before setting out on their own. In this interview, they chat about what starting a studio was really like, and how to make cool work for cool people.

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Design Work is a new podcast hosted by New Zealand designer Kate Darby that interviews trailblazing creatives from all over the globe about how they design and how they embrace new modes of working. In the eighth episode, she chats with Marc O'Brien, the co-founder of The Determined — a design studio that exclusively works with organisations and companies that are aiming to reverse climate change. O'Brien also is a design strategist and creative facilitator who also teaches at the California College of the Arts. In this episode, he talks redesigning the design studio, why climate change projects need designers involved and how to participate in social impact projects. 

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Design Work is a new podcast hosted by New Zealand designer Kate Darby that interviews trailblazing creatives from all over the globe about how they design and how they embrace new modes of working. In the seventh episode, Darby interviews Ethan Parry, a UX researcher and service designer based in Barcelona. With a background in communications, Parry made the jump into UX and service design. He has worked and taught workshops from Silicon Valley to Colombia, and now Barcelona. They talk about the importance of immersing yourself in different cultures, why you don’t need to work at a big brand company to have an impact and finding work/life balance when working for someone or for yourself.

Podcast

Design Work is a new podcast hosted by New Zealand designer Kate Darby that interviews trailblazing creatives from all over the globe about how they design and how they embrace new modes of working. In the sixth episode, Darby interviews independent UX and product designer, Jenny Shen. Shen works remotely in Amsterdam and has worked with companies like IBM, Crate & Barrel and TravelBird. She also runs the Ladies that UX Amsterdam community, mentors other designers and speaks at conferences. In this episode, she talks about what it’s like to be a remote designer, her favourite countries to work from, running a community, creating a mentor programme and digital douchebags.

Design on the mind

Design Work is a new podcast hosted by New Zealand designer Kate Darby that interviews trailblazing creatives from all over the globe about how they design and how they embrace new modes of working, which will be hosted on Idealog's site over the coming weeks. Here, we have a chat to Darby about what inspired her to start the podcast, the gig economy and what it means for designers, and the key lessons she's learnt along the way while conducting the interviews.