“My Life in Design” Podcast Launch
A joint collaboration between Design Community Hub and Red Setter
The Design Community Hub (DCH) today (28 April, 2022) launches its podcast, “My Life in Design”. Created in collaboration with Red Setter, and presented by its Founder & Managing Partner, Claire Blyth, this new podcast lifts the curtain on some of the design sector’s most respected and interesting leaders, strategists and designers.
My Life in Design
“I’ve always loved the diversity of the design sector,” says Blyth. “There are so many different ways into it. There are so many different careers to be found in it. And it’s packed full of people with fascinating stories to tell. That’s what I want to shine a light onto with this podcast.”
In the first ten episodes, listeners will hear the founder of the world’s largest independent branding firm tell the story of how graffiti first sparked his love of typography. Another explores the links between branding and religion. And the head of global brand experience at a leading consumer goods corporate talks about how design gives him a glimpse into the future.
From today, an episode will land weekly on Thursdays on iTunes, Spotify and other leading podcast platforms. The first series includes:
- Max Ottignon, co-founder, Ragged Edge (episode 1)
- Ian Wharton, CXO at Superunion
- Heidi Lightfoot, founder and creative director, Together Design
- Gush Mundae, founder of Bulletproof
- Kathryn Jubrail, managing director and Kirsty Minns, executive creative director at Mother Design
- Stuart Watson, founder and partner at Nomad
- Nat Maher, founder of Kerning the Gap
- Jos Harrison, global head of brand experience and design at Reckitt.
Blyth concludes: “Whether you’re looking for your first break in the industry, or you’re looking for your latest inspiration, I think these conversations have something to offer everyone.”
The Design Community Hub is a cross-industry initiative, created to support talent across the design world. Initially created to help the graduates and designers whose careers were affected by the pandemic, the DCH has evolved into a wider creative community where members benefit from networking, mentoring, portfolio reviews, internships, Q&As with industry professionals, tips and advice on starting a career in the design and branding industry as well as exclusive events and talks designed to build and enhance skills and industry connections. There are over 350 people on the platform hosted on Guild and it has the support from over 230 design agencies. The DCH aims to bridge the gap from education to employment.
Red Setter is a PR consultancy that works with design and branding agencies globally, helping to amplify the voice and value of design and to help agencies achieve the recognition they deserve. Since 2012, Red Setter has built an expert team of journalists, media specialists and PR strategists who share an unrivalled understanding of the design industry and the media.