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Jonathan Lee gives us insight into Google's rebranding
• Duration: 00:06:33
28 Oct 15
Google's rebranding is a step towards tackling the world's complex problems with simple, accessible design.
Dror Benshetrit: Crossing the boundaries between design disciplines
• Duration: 00:06:04
26 Oct 15
Designer Dror Benshetrit tells us what drives his New York-based studio’s holistic approach to design.
Tino Schaedler: Journey from the physical to the virtual
• Duration: 00:04:45
22 Oct 15
With a background in architecture and set design, Tino Schaedler is now taking on the world of virtual reality.
Ariane Spanier: The evolution of FUKT magazine
• Duration: 00:03:47
21 Oct 15
Design director Ariane Spanier talks digital versus print and the evolution of FUKT magazine.
Peter Bil'ak: Designing for dance, typefaces and marginalised alphabets
• Duration: 00:06:09
19 Oct 15
Netherlands-based designer, Peter Bil'ak feeds his multi-disciplinary appetite for design by looking beyond the surface of things.
Julien Vallée: Art in motion (Part 2)
• Duration: 00:06:01
15 Oct 15
The cofounder of animation studio Vallée Duhamel talks us through a surreal personal project about a girl dressed in yellow.
Julien Vallée: Art in motion (Part 1)
• Duration: 00:04:58
15 Oct 15
Canadian graphic designer and art director Julien Vallée is known for creating lo-fi, humorous animations.
Simon Esterson: Designing the pages of Eye Magazine
• Duration: 00:04:40
12 Oct 15
We talk to the art director of graphic design quarterly Eye Magazine on keeping the page size the same in the time of great change for print.
Santiago Cirugeda: The rebel architect on social projects
• Duration: 00:04:03
5 Oct 15
Rebel architect Santiago Cirugeda tells us why he is drawn to public projects and breaking the laws.
Ackeem Ngwenya: Designing transport infrastructure for rural Africa
• Duration: 00:02:07
1 Oct 15
Ackeem Ngwenya talks about his design Roadless, which looks to solve the problems of transport for rural communities in Africa.
Dr Imoh Okon’s drug resistance test kit revolutionises cancer treatment
• Duration: 00:03:43
30 Sep 15
Dr Imoh Okon’s tech innovation could be the difference between life and death for cancer sufferers.
Omar Victor Diop: Reviving African traditions through photography
• Duration: 00:03:38
28 Sep 15
Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop is using his camera to revive traditional West African portraiture, adding his own creative flare.
Exclusive: Haroon Gunn-Salie on provoking reactions with History After Apartheid
• Duration: 00:06:05
28 Sep 15
Artist Haroon Gunn-Salie addresses racial transformation and social economic justice with disembodied colonial figures.
Painter Titus Schade finds inspiration in Leipzig – a post-industrial city described as an artist’s paradise
24 Sep 15
Freunde von Freunden is taken on a personal tour of Titus Schade’s studio and creative hotspots in his hometown.
Hella Jongerius: Imperfection opens the user's imagination
• Duration: 00:04:53
24 Sep 15
Colour, materials and imperfection are just some of the things that internationally celebrated contemporary product designer Hella Jongerius values.
Simon Spurr: Digitising the future of heath care in Africa
• Duration: 00:00:00
23 Sep 15
Simon Spurr helped create two online health platforms that allow better connection between the patient and the doctor and create secure, digital health records.
Morten Ydefeldt: Bridging the gap between digital and the physical
• Duration: 00:04:22
21 Sep 15
Industrial designer and maker, Morten Ydefeldt helps us imagine the possibilities of 3D printing design.
Jo-anne Kowalski rewrites the rules of the textile industry
• Duration: 00:03:25
18 Sep 15
Copenhagen-based textile designer Jo-anne Kowalski is continually learning and unlearning her way around her industry’s technologies.
Tim Lindsay: Awarding creative excellence in advertising
• Duration: 00:03:36
17 Sep 15
CEO of advertising and design awards show D&AD, Tim Lindsay, explains what he thinks gives agencies that winning edge.
Zuby Onwuta on ThinkAndZoom, the revolutionary tech wearable
• Duration: 00:06:19
16 Sep 15
Tech innovator Zuby Onwuta has designed a tech wearable that will help the visually impaired perform daily tasks.
Tia Blassingame: Combating racism through letter press printing
• Duration: 00:03:55
10 Sep 15
Designer and book artist Tia Blassingame uses the printed word to give her thoughts on racism in the United States a form of authority.
Rich Mnisi: Fashion forward and business savvy
• Duration: 00:04:36
9 Sep 15
Just out of varsity and fashion school, designer Rich Mnisi has already launched his own critically-acclaimed fashion brand.
Step into Erik Spiekermann's world
8 Sep 15
Find out what makes prolific typographer and graphic designer Erik Spiekermann tick as Freunde von Freunden take us into his home and studio in Berlin.
Bentley van Wyk: Mastering the art of pottery
• Duration: 00:02:49
7 Sep 15
Ceramic designer Bentley van Wyk masters traditional techniques in his contemporary ceramic designs.
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