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Listen: Design Work's Kate Darby interviews Your Grandma Lied Studio's Helen V. Holmes

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Listen: Design Work's Kate Darby interviews Your Grandma Lied Studio's Helen V. Holmes

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 fifth episode, Darby interviews Helen V. Holmes, a designer and founder of Your Grandma Lied Studio. Holmes lives in New York City and has worked with big brands like Firefox and Capital One and now has started Your Grandma Lied as a full service studio that uses a collective model. In this episode, Helen talks about how learning three languages helped her learn code, what it takes to build a collective-style studio and putting to bed the age old question of should designers code.

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 fourth episode, Darby interviews Natasha Vermeulen, a freelance designer and illustrator based in Auckland. Vermeulen has worked at a number of award-winning design studios in New Zealand anow has now built her own independent practice, From the Mill — a direct translation of her last name. Her illustration style is playful, bright and sometimes warped, in the best way possible. In this episode, shechats about how she’s learnt to run a successful freelance design practice, getting comfortable with contracts and how going to gigs by yourself can make you a better freelancer.