Episode 1 - Frankie Fung - Hanes
In this episode, we talk to Frankie Fung the Design and Content Manager at Hanes Brands.
We discuss the key elements he thinks make up an effective team and look into taking care of the mental health of your design team.
Episode 3 - Andrew Ashton Creative Director and Founder of The Powerhouse Program
In this episode, we spoke with Andrew Ashton, Creative Director and Founder of The Power House Program. He told us about:
- Empowering in-house design studios to do more than just cool presentations.
- How In-house studios can influence how ideas are generated.
- His Powerhouse platform is launching to help In-house studios find meaning in what they do.
Episode 5 - Iain Anderson CSM at Rail Projects Victoria
Iain Anderson talks us through his 30 years of experience in the advertising industry. How technology has changed the industry from the first introduction of Apple Macbooks.
Iain is part of Rail Project Victoria a Government operation that delivers multiple campaigns throughout the year. He takes us inside his Studio and how things are run. He tells us about:
-Dealing with strict regulations and taking your team remote
-Working on Government projects
-The decline in Print media vs Digital media production
Episode 7 - Georgia Carrington Creative & Advertising Manager at Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions
Vicki-Anne speaks to Georgia Carrington Creative & Advertising Services Manager about her role at the Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions.
Georgia takes us through the function of the Studio inside the department and the main responsibilities:
-Creating great communication
-Supporting other departments and agencies such as Agriculture Victoria, Creative Victoria
-Staying on brand and connecting with the Victorian community
From a background in retail, Georgia explains how the scale and diversity of Government are what attracted her to the role. The incredible scale of programs and deliverables is what makes the work worthwhile. The conversation covers managing a studio during COVID-19 to advice for those considering Government as an employer, including managing a remote team and the technology that assists.
Episode 9 - Jason Freestone - CSM at Fuji Business Innovation
Vicki-Anne chats with Jason Freestone the Creative Services Director of Fuji Business Innovation (Formerly Fuji Xerox). In this podcast they cover:
-Agile ways of working vs traditional methods
-Getting stakeholder 'buy-ins' and educating others on the creative processes
-Comparing the large corporations and their differences and similarities
-Where design and creativity have come from and where they are headed.
This is a must-listen podcast, Jason shares his experiences in the many varied studios he has worked with. For any studio manager or aspiring studio manager, Jason has lots of pearls of wisdom to share.
Episode 11- Holly Dillion - Creative Services Manager - Brandworks( Formerly)
Vicki-Anne and Holly chat about the tech stack that helps the teamwork remotely and internationally. Collaborating with hospitality partners and working alongside internal creative teams and how it all works. Holly chats about major projects with hospitality clients and ensuring that you manage client expectations as well as navigating the best way to work with stakeholders
Episode 14- Hanna Schenkel Creative Services Manager - Bluestone
Vicki-Anne speaks with Hanna about what Bluestone does and what makes up the creative services team. From a background in writing, we learn how Hanna has adapted those skills to become a manager of a creative team. This podcast is full of insights and covers team building, leadership, a good brief and working in financial services.
Episode 15- Andrew Still - Creative Services Manager - Tourism Australia
Andrew and Vicki-Anne cover the ways in which Tourism Australia has had to shift focus from outbound and attracting international visitors to Australia to internal and promoting areas of Australia to Australians.
We learn all about how the studio operates and how they archive significant footage and where to for the future.
Episode 18- Justin Mansfield - Creative Manager - Red Nose Organisation
CONTENT WARNING: This podcast discusses stillbirth and initiatives around prevention. Please use your discretion if this topic is difficult for you.
We chat with Justin Mansfield Creative Manager at the not for profit organisation that many of us know and love - Red Nose Organisation. In this podcast, we cover some very serious issues that face parents in Australia and building awareness around these difficult topics.
Justin shares with us his creative journey and how he came to work with Red Nose Organisation. Don't miss our last podcast for 2021.
Episode 20 - Andrew Green - Head of Design - Canva
This is one podcast you don't want to miss. Andrew's extensive background in design and work with international companies firstly from the software tech side then later in design allows him unique insight into what makes a great studio and he shares with us his journey, brands he admires and where Canva sits as a platform with designers.
Episode 22 - Jim Yencken - Digital Director - Liquorice Studios
In this episode Ethan chats to Jim Yenken who shares with us lots of insight into running a studio, working with designers, leading a UX team and much more. How Jim started out and what being a start up meant to his journey moving forward in the world of design. Jim shares a lot in this candid conversation with Ethan and for any designer working in a start up this is an essential episode to tune into.
An excellent podcast for emerging designers and those considering the world of UX
Episode 24 - Mils Achi - Creative Studio Manager - Mabel
In this episode Lawrence and Mils chat about the creative journey, inspiration, and lots more. We learn about being a creative in a space where helping others is at the core of what they do.