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Author: Lefteris Heretakis

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Designer Talks podcast embarks on a captivating exploration that delves deep into the intricate tapestry of the professional designer's persona. Beyond merely scratching the surface, this podcast endeavours to unravel the profound motivations that propel individuals into the field of design, shedding light on the underlying passions, inspirations, and driving forces that fuel their creative journey.

In each episode, the podcast intricately dissects the 'why' of design — probing into the profound motivations and personal narratives that underpin a designer's choice to embark on a career in the creative realm. Through engaging interviews and thoughtful conversations, the podcast seeks to uncover the unique stories that drive these designers, unveiling the diverse array of influences that have shaped their creative perspectives.
 

The discourse extends beyond the 'why' to encompass the 'how' of design, offering listeners an intimate glimpse into the methodologies, processes, and strategies employed by seasoned designers. From conceptualisation to execution, the podcast serves as a backstage pass to the intricate dance between imagination and realisation, providing invaluable insights into the mechanics of the design process.

Moreover, the podcast endeavours to decode the very essence of what makes designers 'tick.' It goes beyond the tangible aspects of their craft, exploring the intangible elements such as creativity, resilience, and adaptability that define a designer's character. By unravelling these intricacies, Designer Talks offers a holistic view of the professional designer as a multifaceted individual with a unique blend of skills, traits, and perspectives.

Education becomes a focal point of discussion as well, with the podcast probing into the diverse educational backgrounds that designers bring to their practice. It explores the role of formal education, mentorship, and experiential learning in shaping a designer's trajectory, offering listeners a comprehensive understanding of the varied paths that lead individuals to become proficient in their craft.

Ultimately, the podcast seeks to illuminate the profound meaning that design holds for each featured professional. It goes beyond the superficial aspects of aesthetics and functionality, delving into the philosophical and personal dimensions of design. By providing a platform for designers to articulate their visions, beliefs, and philosophies, Designer Talks podcast captures the essence of design as a deeply personal and transformative journey. In essence, the podcast is a captivating journey that navigates the intricate landscapes of the design profession, offering a nuanced and multifaceted exploration of the individuals who shape and define the world through their creative endeavours.

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Peter is a professional experiential designer with over 18 years experience working with some of the worlds top creatives and international clients. He has a passion for innovation and a strong belief in collaboration. This philosophy has enabled Peter to build a talented and professional design team from a variety of disciplines, ensuring that all projects are practical, specific to the design brief and are truly world class. He understands that designs need to continually reflect the changi...
Nic Banks is the Founding Director of Atelier Pacific. Initially trained as an Engineer, he has over 30 years of experience working on a wide range of design projects. Prior to setting up Atelier Pacific, Nic worked in Milan with the renowned Italian architect Michele DeLucchi then from 1992 with Lord Norman Foster’s architectural and design practice in Hong Kong, where he led one of the design teams responsible for the passenger terminal building at Hong Kong's new airport. During his career...
Anthony currently works as a Design Leader, Vice President for the LEGO Group. He is currently focused on experience design and leads the LEGO Group’s building experience teams.Anthony has been working in the design industry since leaving Central St Martins in 1989 and worked as a product designer for a decade before moving into design management and leadership.He has managed and led design in highly commercial environments with Nortel, Nokia, Microsoft & currently the LEGO Group, and acr...
Based in Staffordshire, UK, Vicki Lovegrove is a graphic designer and creative confidence coach.She has worked in the creative industries for over 30 years, 18 of which have been in her home-based design consultancy. Vicki is a Member of the Chartered Society of DesignersHer design clients range from small businesses to global brands, and she has guest lectured in universities as far afield as Dehli.Vicki successfully works her design and coaching business around her family, husband and two c...
Designer Talks podcast asking designers, how they do it, why they do it and what makes them tick and what design means to them, hosted and produced by Lefteris Heretakis aCSDf.David is non-exec chairman of branding consultancy Holmes & Marchant with offices in London, Singapore, Shanghai and New York. He is also an independent consultant to various clients, including Sainsbury’s and Swiss Re, prior to which he was managing director of the Conran Design Group and chairman of Designersblock...
Designer Talks podcast asking designers, how they do it, why they do it and what makes them tick and what design means to them, hosted and produced by Lefteris Heretakis aCSDf.Raymond Turner FCSD has been described as ‘a thought leader’ (Sean McNulty, Chairman, Dolmen-design and innovation, Ireland); ‘a design legend’ (Clive Grinyer, Director of Customer Experience, Barclays Bank, UK); ‘an inspiration and mentor to many’ (James Berry, Director, Woods Bagot Architecture, UK); ‘one of the few w...
Martin Darbyshire, CEO at TangerineDesigner Talks podcast asking designers, how they do it, why they do it and what makes them tick and what design means to them, hosted and produced by Lefteris Heretakis aCSDf.Martin has been inspiring companies to take bigger leaps forward through design at Tangerine since co-founding the company in 1989. Under his stewardship Tangerine has grown into an international design consultancy with offices in the UK, South Korea and Brazil; from which Tangerine ex...
Designer Talks podcast asking designers, how they do it, why they do it and what makes them tick and what design means to them, hosted and produced by Lefteris Heretakis aCSDf.In 2007 as a senior freelance designer, Jamie worked with The Partners, 300million, fivefootsix and Wiedemann Lampe before establishing Magpie Studio in a pub in early 2008 with two of his best buddies. Magpie Studio went on to become one of the UK’s most internationally awarded agencies (6th in the Design Week Creative...
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