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A podcast space where laid back conversations on design, life, and everything in-between happen.

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A podcast space where laid back conversations on design, life, and everything in-between happen.

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Guys, the Audio!!!!

By carlsssg - Feb 28 2020
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Hi Context! 1st, I looooove what you guys are doing and the concept and content of the podcast. Although, I feel like it could be better with some structure of questions as a baseline, allowing other questions (the raw, authentic, genuine conversations, come out). The biggest problem I have with the podcast is the quality of the audio on these podcasts. I listen to you guys whenever I can. In my car and walking around my city, and the audio quality, which is extremely low, makes it extremely hard to grasp everything you guys are talking about. Like the interview with Nicole McLaughlin. Thanks for the great interviews, :)

Awesome content

By Render Weekly - Jul 19 2019
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Really great content and knowledge - although sometimes it feels like the interviewers don’t listen and respond to the interviewees questions, but rather just move on to the next question. It doesn’t feel conversational enough sometimes.

iTunes Ratings

10 Ratings
Average Ratings
8
1
1
0
0

Guys, the Audio!!!!

By carlsssg - Feb 28 2020
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Hi Context! 1st, I looooove what you guys are doing and the concept and content of the podcast. Although, I feel like it could be better with some structure of questions as a baseline, allowing other questions (the raw, authentic, genuine conversations, come out). The biggest problem I have with the podcast is the quality of the audio on these podcasts. I listen to you guys whenever I can. In my car and walking around my city, and the audio quality, which is extremely low, makes it extremely hard to grasp everything you guys are talking about. Like the interview with Nicole McLaughlin. Thanks for the great interviews, :)

Awesome content

By Render Weekly - Jul 19 2019
Read more
Really great content and knowledge - although sometimes it feels like the interviewers don’t listen and respond to the interviewees questions, but rather just move on to the next question. It doesn’t feel conversational enough sometimes.
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Context

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A podcast space where laid back conversations on design, life, and everything in-between happen.

Rank #1: 048 - Sean Miller

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SQ1 2019 SPECIAL: Our next guest is Sean Miller, a Design Team Leader in Industrial Design and Soft Goods at COSMO. Sean is looking to collaborate with other inspiring and talented people to share experiences with while building something great. As a designer he believes design is a necessity in order to create meaningful products to properly shape the world. These experiences influence how we function, feel and think about ourselves and our surroundings. Everything around us can be special while also being useful. During our conversation, we talk about COSMO, and the services and relationships they have with the design industry. Thank you @seanvmiller for being amazing and inspiring so many! Thanks for tuning in, be on the lookout for our next podcast! Send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Apr 19 2020

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Rank #2: 047 - Sean Missal

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SQ1 2019 SPECIAL: Our next guest is Sean Missal, a Lead Designer at Astro Studios. Sean comes from Western Washington University where he earned his Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design. Born in the 90s, Sean is truly a child of the tech age. Sean interned at Astro before he was snatched up full-time, Astro is quite proud of how the young man has turned out. Although relatively new to the commercial design game, Sean is laying down heavy design and knowledge for some of Astro’s top clients. Before designing, Sean was a pro-gamer with lighting thumbs and smoldering retinas. He turned that couch loving energy into a take no prisoners design machine. As long as Astro translates the design briefs into first person shooter scenarios, Sean excels every time. Thank you @seanmissal for being amazing and inspiring so many! Thanks for tuning in, be on the lookout for our next podcast! Send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Apr 19 2020

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Rank #3: 046 - Kristine Arth

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SQ1 2019 SPECIAL: Our next guest is Kristine Arth, the founder and principal designer behind Lobster Phone. She is known for building brands that carefully balance timelessness with distinct visual expression. Arth has designed identities for global brands such as PayPal, Nivea, Western Digital, and SodaStream, in addition to start-ups such as Love Wellness, Cresco, Loliware, Ori Systems, and Eva Tech. Her work has earned awards from Red Dot, IDA, iF Design, IDSA, SPARK!, GDUSA, IDEA and The Dieline. Arth has juried The One Show, SOTA, IDSA and ADAA; was a keynote speaker at First Round, Brand New, and AIGA. She’s been a featured designer and ongoing host for Adobe Live by Behance. Lobster Phone has been named one of the best design studios for start-ups by TechCrunch. Prior to founding Lobster Phone, Arth was the director of brand at fuseproject, the eponymous design studio founded by Yves Béhar. During her 6+ years at fuseproject she built the brand practice from the ground up and led a team of international, multidisciplinary designers. Thank you @arthkris for being amazing and inspiring so many! Thanks for tuning in, be on the lookout for our next podcast! Send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Apr 12 2020

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Rank #4: 09 - Morgan Matt

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It was a pleasure to have three amazing and powerful women designers be part of CONTEXT! Thank you to IDSA Chicago for allowing us to interview Nichole Rouillac, Ti Chang, and Morgan Matt during their Women & Design Summit. We interviewed Nichole first; join us as we discussed her journey from a small town in the southwest suburbs of Chicago to the Bay Area to be part of some of the most prolific designs of our time. Ti Chang who revolutionized the sex toy industry with her innovative designs, and Morgan Matt who is changing decades of tradition at Proctor & Gamble by designing women products for the Gillette brand. Follow these amazing women designers on Instagram under their following Instagram handles: Nichole Rouillac: @nicholerouillac, Ti Chang: @designerti, and Morgan Matt: @missmorganmatt. Thank you for tuning into CONTEXT, (formerly known as ADS Live prior to Advanced Design’s rebrand), send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Jul 07 2019

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Rank #5: 03 - Paul Hatch

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We had the pleasure of having Paul Hatch of TEAMS Design on our podcast. Paul has won many awards for his designs, but also for service to the design community. He was recently inducted into the prestigious IDSA Academy of Fellows, and we’re blessed to have him based out of Chicago. During this CONTEXT podcast, we talk about Paul’s undergraduate journey at Northumbria University, and how Jony Ive set the standard at Northumbria, prompting all of his professors to say “be more like Jony, design more like Jony” - which made his design education a bit funny and noteworthy. To checkout Paul’s work and follow his journey, follow him on Instagram under the handle @paulhatch1. Thank you for tuning into CONTEXT, (formerly known as ADS Live prior to Advanced Design’s rebrand), send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Jul 05 2019

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Rank #6: 016 - Michael Vorel

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We had an amazing interview with Michael Vorel, a Visual Designer at Nike. He talked about his humble beginnings working retail and realizing his worth, provided amazing advice, and inspired us all, a true Chicago native, making a difference in the design world! To follow Michael’s design work and journey, be sure to follow him on Instagram @michaelvorel. Thank you for tuning into CONTEXT, (formerly known as ADS Live prior to Advanced Design’s rebrand), send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Jul 24 2019

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Rank #7: 014 - Rotimi Solola

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We had an amazing interview with Rotimi Solola, head designer at So Design, who is the Communications Chair on the IDSA Chicago Board of Directors, Instructor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and all around kind human being! We talked about his journey through school, his humble beginnings at Design Integrity, MNML and Motorola, and now running his own design studio at So Design. Rotimi gave us advice on portfolio building and how to keep pushing forward when things begin to slow down, check out this CONTEXT interview. Rotimi was a SQ1CON Speaker, and was an instructor last summer at our sketching workshop, we’re super grateful to have him be a leader in the design community in Chicago! To checkout Rotimi’s work and follow his journey, follow him on Instagram under the handle @rotimi_solola and @so.dsgn. Thank you for tuning into CONTEXT, (formerly known as ADS Live prior to Advanced Design’s rebrand), send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Jul 24 2019

59mins

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Rank #8: 024 - Michael DiTullo

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Since we re-branded to Advanced Design - we had to make some changes to some of our services. Our ADS Live is now called “CONTEXT”. A podcast where we have conversations about design, discuss the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed. Our first session (and longest podcast, clocking in at two hours) is with seasoned designer Michael DiTullo - who has designed for so many brands such as Converse, Nike, Sound United, and frog. Super grateful we were able to get Michael to join us and discuss how social media is part of our process and life. We discussed how Instagram and the images we post as designers are the tip of the iceberg, there’s so much behind what we do, we also discussed failures, and how we should embrace it, be more open about it. To follow Michael’s design work and journey, be sure to follow him on Instagram @d2lo. Thank you for tuning into CONTEXT, send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Jul 26 2019

1hr 55mins

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Rank #9: 08 - Ti Chang

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It was a pleasure to have three amazing and powerful women designers be part of CONTEXT! Thank you to IDSA Chicago for allowing us to interview Nichole Rouillac, Ti Chang, and Morgan Matt during their Women & Design Summit. We interviewed Nichole first; join us as we discussed her journey from a small town in the southwest suburbs of Chicago to the Bay Area to be part of some of the most prolific designs of our time. Ti Chang who revolutionized the sex toy industry with her innovative designs, and Morgan Matt who is changing decades of tradition at Proctor & Gamble by designing women products for the Gillette brand. Follow these amazing women designers on Instagram under their following Instagram handles: Nichole Rouillac: @nicholerouillac, Ti Chang: @designerti, and Morgan Matt: @missmorganmatt. Thank you for tuning into CONTEXT, (formerly known as ADS Live prior to Advanced Design’s rebrand), send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Jul 07 2019

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Rank #10: 021 - Elvin Chu & Alex Ortega

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We had an awesome conversation with Industrial Designers Elvin Chu and Alex Ortega, they’re both working on some amazing projects and have some awesome things in the works! Elvin works full time as an industrial designer at Ammunition, and noun studio is his side hustle. Alex works as a designer at Volkswagen, and is working on some cool things (that we’ll let him announce). These two young rock stars are an inspiration and we look forward to working with both of them on future endeavors! Please follow Elvin and Alex’s design work and journey on Instagram under the handles @nounstudio and @alex.ortg. Thank you for tuning into CONTEXT, (formerly known as ADS Live prior to Advanced Design’s rebrand), send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Jul 25 2019

43mins

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Rank #11: 07 - Nichole Rouillac

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It was a pleasure to have three amazing and powerful women designers be part of CONTEXT! Thank you to IDSA Chicago for allowing us to interview Nichole Rouillac, Ti Chang, and Morgan Matt during their Women & Design Summit. We interviewed Nichole first; join us as we discussed her journey from a small town in the southwest suburbs of Chicago to the Bay Area to be part of some of the most prolific designs of our time. Ti Chang who revolutionized the sex toy industry with her innovative designs, and Morgan Matt who is changing decades of tradition at Proctor & Gamble by designing women products for the Gillette brand. Follow these amazing women designers on Instagram under their following Instagram handles: Nichole Rouillac: @nicholerouillac, Ti Chang: @designerti, and Morgan Matt: @missmorganmatt. Thank you for tuning into CONTEXT, (formerly known as ADS Live prior to Advanced Design’s rebrand), send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Jul 07 2019

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Rank #12: 04 - Meghan Preiss

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This is the first time we have a guest designer host another guest designer. Thank you Cesar Idrobo for interviewing our guest and your neighbor, L.A. based design researcher Meghan Preiss. We talk with Meghan about her anxiety and fears, getting her on this podcast and live on Instagram was something she needed to overcome - this is something that we all face, and we don’t talk about it as much as we should - let’s humanize failures and fears, be open about ourselves, and love who we are. Meghan has accomplished so much in her young career, and she won’t let anything in her way - a positive attitude is one way to overcome! To checkout Meghan’s work and follow her journey, follow her on Instagram under the handle @meghanpreiss_. Thank you for tuning into CONTEXT, (formerly known as ADS Live prior to Advanced Design’s rebrand), send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Jul 05 2019

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Rank #13: 022 - Miguel Harry

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We had fun with our friend and upcoming SQ1CON 2019 keynote speaker Miguel Harry, an Art Center graduate and Industrial Designer at Google Pixel. We had a lovely conversation about design in Latin America, family, and how design drives us to be the best us we can be. We look forward to dropping some SQ1CON details in the coming weeks. Please follow Miguel’s design work and journey on Instagram under the handle @abstractmaterial. Thank you for tuning into CONTEXT, (formerly known as ADS Live prior to Advanced Design’s rebrand), send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Jul 25 2019

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Rank #14: 023 - Joe Bowers

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Last ADS Live in San Francisco with the one and only Joe Bowers, also known as @the.well. He shares his story on how he found Industrial Design, his past design experiences, and life at Levi’s. His advice to AD:  live everyday to the fullest, don’t waste time, as it’s something you can’t get back. Thank you Joe, thanks for being real and we hope to continue this collaboration! Thank you for tuning into CONTEXT, (formerly known as ADS Live prior to Advanced Design’s rebrand), send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Jul 26 2019

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Rank #15: 027 - Mark Weiser

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Very productive morning chatting with our friend Mark Weiser, who’s an awesome Structural Package Designer at Microsoft. We talked about the awesome things he’s doing at Microsoft, their impact on the design community, and their work around inclusion. To follow Mark’s design work and journey, be sure to follow him Instagram under the handle @meiser. Thank you for tuning into CONTEXT, send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Jul 26 2019

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Rank #16: 06 - Craighton Berman

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WE STARTED AT THE BOTTOM AND NOW WE HERE. We’re super stoked to have had Craighton Berman, Industrial Designer, educator, illustrator, cool dad, and design entrepreneur with us on CONTEXT. We talked about how he created Manual, a housewares brand that designs objects that celebrate slow food. We were also able to discuss his service to the community, home life, professional life, teaching, his work permanently installed at the Art Institute in Chicago, the roller coaster ride that Kickstarter is, the future for him, and NO COMMERCIAL VALUE. The context is rich, so tune in! To checkout Craighton’s work and follow his journey, follow him on Instagram under his handles: @craightonberman, @m_a_n_u_a_l, and @no_commercial_value. Thank you for tuning into CONTEXT, (formerly known as ADS Live prior to Advanced Design’s rebrand), send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Jul 07 2019

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Rank #17: 012 - Alex Flores

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It was a pleasure to have Interaction Designer Alex Flores who works at GE Transportation in Chicago. We talk about Alex’s journey from his undergraduate studies - to his professional life, it wasn’t a yellow brick road, and we love that he was open about it. We also discussed diversity, and the things we can do to be fair and inclusive. To checkout Alex’s work and follow his journey, follow him on Instagram under the handle @allxflores. Thank you for tuning into CONTEXT, (formerly known as ADS Live prior to Advanced Design’s rebrand), send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Jul 24 2019

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Rank #18: 05 - Joey Zeledón

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We’re incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to talk to Joey Zeledón on this podcast. Joey has recently transitioned to a new position as Design Lead at HP in Barcelona, Spain and has previously worked at Steelcase Health, Smart Design, Continuum, and Clarks Originals. We talked about his little accident with his dominant hand, TOUCHY FEELY, his obsession with footwear, and the future of Industrial Design. To checkout Joey’s work and follow his journey, follow him on Instagram under the handle @joey.zeledon. Thank you for tuning into CONTEXT, (formerly known as ADS Live prior to Advanced Design’s rebrand), send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Jul 07 2019

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Rank #19: 041 - Fed Rios

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SQ1 2019 SPECIAL: We had the pleasure of hosting our SQ1 speaker Fed Rios. Our conversation begins with Fed’s upbringing, and how art and design had a huge impact during his assimilation to the US. His exposure and early exploration of the arts got him into a good art high school, which eventually led him to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. After graduation, he got a job in Chicago at Radio Flyer. After a couple of years designing toys, he moved on to SRAM, and six years after that, he established his own studio: Fed Rios Design Studio. He’s now in the process of learning everything about running a business, such as client management, etc., things you don’t learn in design school. Thank you @fedriosdesign for being amazing and inspiring so many! Thanks for tuning in, be on the lookout for our next podcast! Send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Mar 29 2020

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Rank #20: 028 - Women in ID Chicago

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We had the pleasure to sit down with the amazing women leaders of Women in ID Chicago - Mallory Evans and McKayla Barber, both kick ass designers in Chicago who are changing the paradigm and making great strides in our field. We talked about their young careers and the successes and fears that come with breaking into the industry. We also chatted about some important topics affecting all of us, the sense of urgency to help our planet, as designers, being involved - whether it affects you or not, and most importantly, the value of diversifying your team, your life, your circle with women, it’s an obvious recipe for success. Instead of sitting on the sidelines watching people change the world, be a part of it, change human history, have no regrets. Thank you @wiid_chi for being so candid and honest. Thank you for tuning into CONTEXT, send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Jul 26 2019

1hr 6mins

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052 - Dave Joseph

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Our next guest is Dave Joseph, an Industrial Designer who is a material fanatic, design thinker and all-around wonderful human being. Dave comes from a long line of product designers and entrepreneurs. It really is in his blood. Making significant contributions to product design across many brands including Milwaukee Tool, McDonalds, and Contigo, Dave has continued his family’s heritage of excellent design and innovation. After working on the Lunatik brand at MNML in Chicago, Dave launched his own industrial design studio before co-founding a Chicago based tech startup called Ovie. Thank you @davejosephid for being amazing and inspiring so many! Thanks for tuning in, be on the lookout for our next podcast! Send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

May 10 2020

1hr 23mins

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053 - Matt Carr

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Our next guest is Matt Carr, VP of Design at Umbra. Matt is an integral part of the Umbra design team since 2001, Matt has contributed countless designs to their product line. His work has been featured multiple times in The New York Times, The Daily Telegraph, Surface Magazine, I.D Magazine, Met Home, Monocle, and Living Etc. Matt is compelled to create products that balances business and imagination. Subtle details, an appreciation for imperfection, and the reinvention of traditional objects are distinguishing features of his designs. As VP of Design, Matt oversees a global design department headquartered in Toronto. Thank you Matt Carr for being amazing and inspiring so many! Thanks for tuning in, be on the lookout for our next podcast! Send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

May 10 2020

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050 - Brittany Pierone

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Our next guest is Brittany Pierone, the designer behind DI PIERONI, a luxury goods brand grounded in high taste. With a focus on utility and minimalism, these fashion necessities are premium and functional for life and travel. The brand seeks to speak to culture and timeless aesthetics and be useful to a range of lifestyles. Her team is focused on designing modern products, by honing the relationship between timeless materials and modern design lines. The brand’s mission is to partner with non-profit organizations to raise awareness and means to support those in need. During our conversation, we talked about her humble beginnings at Arizona State, graduating with a degree in Industrial Design in 2014. Early on Brittany knew she had a love for making and building - from building a scale model of the Hindenburg blimp out of toothpicks to job shadowing her high school pole vault coach at Nike. Design matched her DNA. While in college Brittany interned for Nike, designing shoes in Women’s Training and Golf. Upon graduating, she returned to Beaverton to join the Nike Running design team. She spent a year working on color design and special projects before being promoted to Nike Field Sports team. International travel with Nike, exposed Brittany to living conditions all over the world, that both broke her heart and inspired her. In search of more meaning, Brittany quit her beloved role at Nike to go to Africa to work with women and children battling HIV in Ethiopia. Motivated by the joy of giving back and the freedom America provides, she returned to LA to build what is now her brand called DI PIERONI. Founded on the definition of compassion, Brittany was able to marry both her passions. Today, she continues to push the boundaries in product design, while raising awareness and funds for people in need all over the world. Thank you @b.pierone for being amazing and inspiring so many! Thanks for tuning in, be on the lookout for our next podcast! Send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

May 03 2020

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051 - Josh Owen

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Our next guest is design educator Josh Owen, a Distinguished Professor and Director of Industrial Design at The Rochester Institute of Technology. Josh is also an award winning, internationally renowned industrial designer and author. His studio’s work is produced by significant manufacturers in the US and Europe, and the projects are featured in many permanent museum collections around the globe. Because Owen’s varied roles are in high demand, he is selective about the commissions from industry that his studio accepts. They work on fewer projects but focus on building quality relationships over quantity, accounting for the attention and accolades given to their work by the media, industry, and cultural sectors. During our conversation, we talk about the evolution of his work, how he got started, and the future of design education. Thank you @joshowendesign for being amazing and inspiring so many! Thanks for tuning in, be on the lookout for our next podcast! Send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

May 03 2020

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049 - Howard Nuk

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SQ1 2019 SPECIAL: Our next guest is Howard Nuk, a Canadian industrial designer, entrepreneur, inventor, speaker, and co-founder of Palm Ventures Group, Inc. Born in Toronto, Canada, he lived there until his family moved to Ottawa at the age of 11. Nuk studied Industrial Design at Carleton University, School of Industrial Design, Faculty of Engineering. After graduation, Nuk was hired by the global design and innovation firm frog,  based in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he began working under renowned designer Hartmut Esslinger who famously designed the Apple Macintosh SE with Steve Jobs from 1983-1989. Over the next 11 years, Nuk would become Creative Director and lead frog's west coast design teams. Nuk also worked at Ammunition as Vice President of the Industrial Design Studio. There he worked with partners Matthew Rolandson, Nuk's former frog colleague, and Robert Brunner, former Apple Design Director who famously hired Jony Ive. During his time at Ammunition, Nuk designed products for Beats by Dre, Square, Nook by Barnes and Noble, Adobe and Sky. In 2012, Nuk joined Samsung Design America where he met Dennis Miloseski, a fellow designer and his future co-founder. At Samsung Design America, Nuk and Miloseski provided leadership in the definition, design, and development of products that live within the mobile and home IOT ecosystem. Under the leadership of Nuk and Miloseski, SDA is credited for developing the wearables category at Samsung, including both wrist-worn and audio-based smart wearables. Notable products include Samsung Gear Fit, Samsung Gear S, Samsung Gear S2 among others. Nuk and Miloseski co-founded the San Francisco-based startup Palm Ventures Group Inc in late 2016. Palm secured global exclusive rights to the original Palm brand—made famous in the mid-90's from the launch of the PalmPilot—from TCL Corporation, one of Palm's strategic manufacturing partners and seed investors. TCL Corporation had purchased the Palm brand assets from Hewlett-Packard in 2014. Nuk and Miloseski also brought on 3-time NBA champ, 5-time All-Star, the first unanimous MVP basketball star Stephen Curry as a strategic investor and advisor to Palm. Palm launched the new Palm brand and their first phone also named "Palm" in November of 2018, in an exclusive deal with Verizon. Thank you @howardnuk for being amazing and inspiring so many! Thanks for tuning in, be on the lookout for our next podcast! Send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Apr 26 2020

1hr 52mins

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048 - Sean Miller

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SQ1 2019 SPECIAL: Our next guest is Sean Miller, a Design Team Leader in Industrial Design and Soft Goods at COSMO. Sean is looking to collaborate with other inspiring and talented people to share experiences with while building something great. As a designer he believes design is a necessity in order to create meaningful products to properly shape the world. These experiences influence how we function, feel and think about ourselves and our surroundings. Everything around us can be special while also being useful. During our conversation, we talk about COSMO, and the services and relationships they have with the design industry. Thank you @seanvmiller for being amazing and inspiring so many! Thanks for tuning in, be on the lookout for our next podcast! Send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Apr 19 2020

41mins

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047 - Sean Missal

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SQ1 2019 SPECIAL: Our next guest is Sean Missal, a Lead Designer at Astro Studios. Sean comes from Western Washington University where he earned his Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design. Born in the 90s, Sean is truly a child of the tech age. Sean interned at Astro before he was snatched up full-time, Astro is quite proud of how the young man has turned out. Although relatively new to the commercial design game, Sean is laying down heavy design and knowledge for some of Astro’s top clients. Before designing, Sean was a pro-gamer with lighting thumbs and smoldering retinas. He turned that couch loving energy into a take no prisoners design machine. As long as Astro translates the design briefs into first person shooter scenarios, Sean excels every time. Thank you @seanmissal for being amazing and inspiring so many! Thanks for tuning in, be on the lookout for our next podcast! Send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Apr 19 2020

27mins

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046 - Kristine Arth

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SQ1 2019 SPECIAL: Our next guest is Kristine Arth, the founder and principal designer behind Lobster Phone. She is known for building brands that carefully balance timelessness with distinct visual expression. Arth has designed identities for global brands such as PayPal, Nivea, Western Digital, and SodaStream, in addition to start-ups such as Love Wellness, Cresco, Loliware, Ori Systems, and Eva Tech. Her work has earned awards from Red Dot, IDA, iF Design, IDSA, SPARK!, GDUSA, IDEA and The Dieline. Arth has juried The One Show, SOTA, IDSA and ADAA; was a keynote speaker at First Round, Brand New, and AIGA. She’s been a featured designer and ongoing host for Adobe Live by Behance. Lobster Phone has been named one of the best design studios for start-ups by TechCrunch. Prior to founding Lobster Phone, Arth was the director of brand at fuseproject, the eponymous design studio founded by Yves Béhar. During her 6+ years at fuseproject she built the brand practice from the ground up and led a team of international, multidisciplinary designers. Thank you @arthkris for being amazing and inspiring so many! Thanks for tuning in, be on the lookout for our next podcast! Send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Apr 12 2020

51mins

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045 - Antonia Borja

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SQ1 2019 SPECIAL: Our next guest is Antonio Borja, the Associate Director of the School of Industrial Design at the Academy of Art University (AAU). Antonio received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from AAU in 2004. After launching his professional career as a freelancer, he joined General Motors as a creative designer, returning to his alma mater as an instructor in 2009, to teach Design Drawing, Transportation Design, and Digital 3D modeling courses. Since then, he has led a collaborative class that has been sponsored by companies such as Nissan, Peugeot, and Jaguar. In 2014, he became associate director of the School of Industrial Design, where he works with Tom Matano on many initiatives, including the integration of the latest rapid prototyping and visualization methods into the design curriculum. During our interview, we talked about his time living in Michigan, we chatted about cars, the future of transportation, Tesla, and how hollywood movies influence design. Thank you @borjadesign for being amazing and inspiring so many! Thanks for tuning in, be on the lookout for our next podcast! Send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Apr 12 2020

46mins

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Special Episode - Sebastian Gier

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This Context episode is a special edition collaboration with Advanced Design and Sebastian Gier of DesignDrives.  During our conversation, we talked about how Hector Silva launched Advanced Design to bring value to the design community; from a summer workshop to now a nonprofit and design community with a large following on social media, but also a team that drives initiatives like conferences, events, podcast and more. We discussed the future of industrial design education and the disruption of education in the digital age. We also talked about the founding of DesignDrives, and how Sebastian’s journey and experience helped him create this great initiative. Thank you @designdrives for being amazing and inspiring to so many! Thanks for tuning in, be on the lookout for our next podcast! Send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Apr 12 2020

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044 - Sam Carr

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SQ1 2019 SPECIAL: Our next guest is Sam Carr, an Industrial Designer from Raleigh, NC living in San Francisco, CA. Most of his creative energy comes from an internal gnawing for learning and discovery, and usually manifests itself in the form of obsessive internet searches, sketching, 3D modeling, and weekend trips into the mountains and along the coast. When he’s not working on design projects or doing any of the above, you can typically find Sam putting up shots at the nearest basketball court, reading in a coffee shop, or playing pool with a shitty beer in hand. During our conversation, we talked about Sam’s undergraduate journey at North Carolina State University, and the things he learned that got him prepared for real industry projects. Sam has been an Industrial Designer at Dolby Laboratories since 2016, and he discusses what it’s like being part of a small team in a large corporation, and how that hinders collaboration. We talk about how our well being is more important than your design work, and how not to underestimate your mental health, because we are human first. Thank you @sahmcarr for being amazing and inspiring so many! Thanks for tuning in, be on the lookout for our next podcast! Send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Apr 05 2020

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043 - Mardis Bagley

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SQ1 2019 SPECIAL: Our next guest is Mardis Bagley, a Creative Director and Industrial Designer based in San Francisco. He creates products that connect user experiences with brand stories. He believes in a design process that creates sustainability through desire. By creating experiences that surprise and delight, he connects with users on a visceral level. During our conversation, we talked about how he got his start in design, and went from the Midwest to the Bay Area, having worked at Ammunition, Matter, and LUNAR. Mardis now works with his wife, partner, and designer Phnam Bagley at Nonfiction, a design studio specializing in industrial design, branding, strategy, and packaging. They engage consumers through the design of unique and sophisticated products with rich backstories. Thank you @mardisbagley for being amazing and inspiring so many! Thanks for tuning in, be on the lookout for our next podcast! Send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Apr 05 2020

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041 - Fed Rios

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SQ1 2019 SPECIAL: We had the pleasure of hosting our SQ1 speaker Fed Rios. Our conversation begins with Fed’s upbringing, and how art and design had a huge impact during his assimilation to the US. His exposure and early exploration of the arts got him into a good art high school, which eventually led him to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. After graduation, he got a job in Chicago at Radio Flyer. After a couple of years designing toys, he moved on to SRAM, and six years after that, he established his own studio: Fed Rios Design Studio. He’s now in the process of learning everything about running a business, such as client management, etc., things you don’t learn in design school. Thank you @fedriosdesign for being amazing and inspiring so many! Thanks for tuning in, be on the lookout for our next podcast! Send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Mar 29 2020

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042 - Mauricio Romano

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SQ1 2019 SPECIAL: Our next SQ1 speaker is Mauricio Romano, an Industrial Designer at Facebook. Born in Mexico City, Mauricio is a multicultural industrial designer currently headquartered out of Seattle, Washington. He graduated from Western Washington University’s design program, where he was recognized as IDSA's 2015 Student Merit award for the Western Conference. While still in school, he ventured into entrepreneurship and launched a cannabis hardware company, formerly known as Aura, alongside his closest colleagues. Mauricio has worked for Astro Studios, the Intel Corporation, and currently Facebook’s Oculus team. With the experience of having worked in both corporate and consulting settings, Mauricio's skill-set spans across multiple disciplines including industrial design, graphic design, branding, mechanical engineering, manufacturing, and business management. Thank you @romanomau for being amazing and inspiring so many! Thanks for tuning in, be on the lookout for our next podcast! Send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Mar 29 2020

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039 - Derek Cascio

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We sat down with Derek Cascio, an Industrial Designer and Professor at Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT). Prior to doing that, Derek worked for a wide range of companies as a designer: Philips, Staples, and Hasbro as a design manager on the Marvel product line. He also started an organization called Design Museum Boston with Sam Aquillano in 2008 which just celebrated its 10 year anniversary. During our interview we discussed our shared love for Transformers, how toys shaped our childhood, but also how it shaped our professional development and who would’ve thought this was possible?—only in design. Derek was also a speaker at SQ1 2018 in Chicago, where he shared his sketching tips with an audience of nearly 300 design students and professionals. After knowing him for the past several years, we’re happy to have him become a part of our Advanced Design family. Thank you @derekcascio for being amazing and inspiring so many! Thanks for tuning in, be on the lookout for our next podcast! Send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Mar 22 2020

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040 - Tati Ferrucio

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SQ1 2019 SPECIAL: We had the pleasure of speaking with Tati Ferrucio, a Graduate Student at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Industrial Design intern at General Electric (GE). Prior to studying at RIT, Tati had professional experience working in Brazil, designing products for Indio Da Costa A.U.D.T. During our conversation, Tati talks about her experience at SQ1, the diverse lineup of speakers, the design culture in San Francisco, and how design organizations need to re-invent design conferences. She also shares her perspective on how international students carry a sense of urgency and experience a unique dynamic with their study abroad programs. Thank you @heytati_id for being amazing and inspiring so many! Thanks for tuning in, be on the lookout for our next podcast! Send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Mar 22 2020

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037 - Silvana Zaldivar

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IDSA IDC SPECIAL: We had the pleasure of speaking with Silvana Zaldivar, an Industrial Designer at Shopify in Toronto, Canada. Her story begins in El Salvador, where she was born and raised, and received a scholarship to study at the University of Louisiana in LaFayette. She attended many conferences and events that gave her the opportunity to network, which led her to an internship at Fossil. Upon graduating, she headed west to the bay area with no plan, just her skills and optimistic attitude. Silvana arrived during San Francisco Design Week, and she immediately went to work meeting designers and networking, which led her to a job at Matter. She created her own luck through hard work, and in the years that followed, she moved to London to work at Layer, and eventually at Shopify. Silvana expresses the importance of networking, and genuinely working hard for the things you have, as there are no shortcuts in design. Thank you @silvanazaldivar for being amazing and inspiring so many! Thanks for tuning in, be on the lookout for our next podcast! Send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Mar 15 2020

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038 - Leon Fitzpatrick

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For today’s podcast, we feature Industrial Designer Leon Fitzpatrick, who we call the designer of the future, a globetrotter, and a gifted visionary. Originally from Australia, he made his way to the States to study at the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit, Michigan, where his father was the Chair of Transportation Design department. Born to the distinguished designer and educator Bryon Fitzpatrick, Leon carved his own path in the years that followed, working for brands such as Motorola, Nike, XBOX, Microsoft, Dell, Ford, Magic + Might, Artemide, and MNML. We discussed technology, the original Microsoft Razor, and how the iPhone disrupted that industry. In 2014, he co-founded AUXILIARY, an independent industrial design school based in Brisbane, Australia. He came to realize a growing gap between education and the needs of industry. AUXILIARY was created to address this skill deficit by developing rigorous design courses that teach the foundations right through to connecting design students with real clients. The end goal was part school, part design consultancy. Thank you @lebenfitz for being amazing and inspiring so many! Thanks for tuning in, be on the lookout for our next podcast! Send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Mar 15 2020

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036 - Norio Fujikawa

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IDSA IDC SPECIAL: We had the pleasure of sitting down with Norio Fujikawa, the Executive Creative Director at Astro Studios in San Francisco, CA for a rapid fire chat about his upbringing in Chicago, his studies at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), and how he made his way to the Bay Area. He interned and worked in the midwest, specifically in Ohio and Minnesota, before he found his way to San Francisco. We also talk about all of the amazing people that have graced the halls of Astro Studios, alumni such as Spencer Nugent, John Muhlenkamp, Hoang and Anh Nguyen, Jordan Nollman, David Whetstone, and Grace Lee, have all been part of this amazing establishment. We also discuss how Astro Studios started in gaming, and have since designed other products for brands such as Shinola, Sol Republic, Nike, HP, and Western Digital. Norio breaks down the skill and mind set that is needed to work in such a competitive design city, so please listen up if you’re thinking of making the move to the Bay Area. Thank you @noriofujikawa for being amazing and inspiring so many! Thanks for tuning in--be on the lookout for our next podcast! Send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Mar 08 2020

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035 - Emily Siira

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IDSA IDC SPECIAL: While attending the IDC Conference, we were able to have a quick chat with some familiar faces! We had the pleasure of speaking with Emily Siira, industrial designer at GE Healthcare. Emily grew up in Grafton, WI and originally started out pursuing an engineering degree, but after facing some difficult obstacles with her health she eventually found herself turning to the field of industrial design (and completely falling in love with it). Emily graduated in 2017 from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, where she built up her design skill set by interning at several companies and while adapting to the health challenges she was faced with. Emily took these challenges and crafted a unique lense to view her world through, which eventually fueled by her desire to improve the overall patient experience; Emily’s engineering acumen, design ability, and life experience combined makes her an unstoppable designer. Thank you @eesiira for sharing your experience and design background! We’ll be watching you as you pave the way for the future of design in healthcare! Thanks for tuning in--be on the lookout for our next podcast! Send us a DM or email at hello@advdes.org to provide us with your thoughts and comments on our dialogue with designers!

Mar 08 2020

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Guys, the Audio!!!!

By carlsssg - Feb 28 2020
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Hi Context! 1st, I looooove what you guys are doing and the concept and content of the podcast. Although, I feel like it could be better with some structure of questions as a baseline, allowing other questions (the raw, authentic, genuine conversations, come out). The biggest problem I have with the podcast is the quality of the audio on these podcasts. I listen to you guys whenever I can. In my car and walking around my city, and the audio quality, which is extremely low, makes it extremely hard to grasp everything you guys are talking about. Like the interview with Nicole McLaughlin. Thanks for the great interviews, :)

Awesome content

By Render Weekly - Jul 19 2019
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Really great content and knowledge - although sometimes it feels like the interviewers don’t listen and respond to the interviewees questions, but rather just move on to the next question. It doesn’t feel conversational enough sometimes.