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Listen: Design Work's Kate Darby interviews Intern Magazine's Alec Dudson

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Listen: Design Work's Kate Darby interviews Intern Magazine's Alec Dudson

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 Alec Dudson, founder of Intern Magazine and lecturer at Leeds Arts University. Dudson started Intern as an independent publication in 2013 to create an open, frank discussion about the state of the creative industry and young people's place in it. Here, they discuss starting an independent publication, evolving it into a digital media house, call out culture pressuring brands and employers to hopefully to the right thing and why we need more young diverse voices in the creative industry.

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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.

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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 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.

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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 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.

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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 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.

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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 third episode, Darby speaks to Deroy Peraza, founding partner and creative director at Hyperakt, a social impact studio based in Brooklyn. Hyperakt has worked with everyone from Spotify to Amnesty International all through the lens of creating meaningful design for the common good. Deroy fills us in on what it means to be a social impact agency, the influence of baseball cards on his design career and what makes a good side project.

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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. This week, Darby chats to Alisa Olinova, design director of verynice, a design consultancy based in LA that gives away half of their time to great causes. Verynice counts Disney, Unicef and Google as clients, plus other not-for-profits. Olinova has a chat about her journey from intern to design director at verynice, running a Women’s Design Salon event series, logos as tattoos and her favourite Olympic sport.

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.