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Hefin Jones: Socially engaged design
• Duration: 00:04:43
17 Dec 15
Hefin Jones is the designer behind Cosmic Colliery and the Welsh Space Campaign, two socially focussed design projects.
Julia Hasting: The unusual book designer
• Duration: 00:06:07
11 Dec 15
Julia Hasting, creative director of Phaidon Press, has designed books that come vacuum packed like ham and doodled all over like a student notebook.
Erik Kessels: The era of democratisation
• Duration: 00:04:59
10 Dec 15
From shop window dresser as a child to children’s TV producer as an adult, and much else in between, Erik Kessels is a crossover "communicator".
Matthew Harrison: Responding to complex healthcare issues
• Duration: 00:03:27
10 Dec 15
Helix is a design studio centred on the development of simple solutions to complex healthcare problems.
Alex R: Designer Craftsmen
• Duration: 00:03:34
7 Dec 15
The London-based glass artist talks about the metaphorical context of glass and the blurred line between design and craft.
Hyperakt: Social impact design
• Duration: 00:03:22
2 Dec 15
Brooklyn-based design agency Hyperakt talks about communicating change and the role of data science in its work.
Seymour Chwast: Using irony and sympathy in graphic design
• Duration: 00:04:00
30 Nov 15
The prolific graphic designer discusses his early years at Pushpin and finding a focus in his work.
Sam Bompas: Designing extraordinary food experiences
• Duration: 00:04:49
27 Nov 15
Bompas and Parr’s niche approach to everyday food experiences makes them the gurus of food architecture.
Behind a décor design brand in the small town of Stellenbosch
26 Nov 15
Mia Danieli tells us why sustainability and natural materials form the heart of Mia Mélange.
James Roberts: Life-saving solutions for neonatal care
• Duration: 00:00:00
25 Nov 15
Inspired by the plight of refugees, James Roberts created a low-cost incubator for babies born prematurely.
Richard van der Laken: Creating Gorilla and the designer's "do" mentality
• Duration: 00:04:32
24 Nov 15
The Amsterdam-based graphic designer tells us why designers are wired to be solution-finders and conversation-starters.
King Debs raises a fist against injustice with his latest murals
23 Nov 15
Multimedia designer and Emerging Creative, King Debs responds to social unrest with his larger-than-life street art.
Rob Hadrill: Bringing ideas to life through book design
• Duration: 00:04:36
23 Nov 15
Book Works co-founder Rob Hadrill invites us into his world of visual artistry and bookmaking.
Ng’endo Mukii: Challenging the ideals of beauty
• Duration: 00:03:52
20 Nov 15
Kenyan filmmaker breaks the mould of African stereotypes using animation, storytelling, and movement.
Kathryn Fleming: Designing the evolution of animals
• Duration: 00:02:59
16 Nov 15
US designer Kathryn Fleming explores various ways in which animals and humans could co-evolve in the future.
Milton Glaser: Design to be a good citizen
• Duration: 00:03:01
12 Nov 15
Revered designer Milton Glaser spills design secrets, dispenses advice and explains the relationship between adverts, guns, and soda.
Todd St. John: HunterGather and primitive design practices
• Duration: 00:05:06
11 Nov 15
Simple visuals bring complex ideas to life at Todd St. John’s studio, HunterGatherer.
Steven Heller: Deconstructing design and the power of logos
• Duration: 00:05:02
10 Nov 15
The art of critiquing design from one of the leading voices in design criticism.
Steven Heller: Design to entertain, illuminate and advocate
• Duration: 00:03:37
9 Nov 15
We sit down with Steven Heller to discuss the designer’s role in society and his perspective on different forms of design.
Joost Grootens: Organising complex data through design
• Duration: 00:03:44
5 Nov 15
Amsterdam-based graphic designer Joost Grootens organises complex information into maps, books and graphics.
Kris Sowersby: Breathing new life into old typefaces
• Duration: 00:04:17
4 Nov 15
New Zealand typeface designer Kris Sowersby spends time developing new expressions of old analogue typefaces.
Rosita Missoni: If your job is your hobby it's never tiring
• Duration: 00:04:01
2 Nov 15
Italian fashion icon, Rosita Missoni looks back on her upbringing and the inherited values that now underpin her fashion empire.
Amanda Williams: Colour(ed) theory and the urban palette
• Duration: 00:06:36
29 Oct 15
Architect-cum-artist Amanda Williams uses her experience in colour theory to design an urban colour palette for historically black neighbourhoods in Chicago.
Exclusive: Artist Adejoke Tugbiyele on giving voice to the voiceless
29 Oct 15
Nigerian-American artist and activist Adejoke Tugbiyele uses mixed media to give voice to the LGBTI communities of Africa.
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