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Design Atlas

By Jens Bringsjord and Megan Luedke
Season 3 coming early 2022. Design chats released bi-weekly. ➤ Welcome to Design Atlas, where we explore the world of design from a cultural and global perspective. Join Jens Bringsjord from Oslo, and Megan Luedke from New York City, as we explore everything about design. We both wish we had a podcast like this when we were getting started in the industry. That's why we're excited to bring you the knowledge of how to progress in the design field, whether you're just starting out or a seasoned designer. New episodes on Thursdays. Learn more and stay connected with us www.designatlaspod.com
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Design Chats: Beginner Mistakes in Product Design and How to Fix Them
Are you just getting started in product design? In this episode Megan and Jens go over some of their beginner mistakes and things to avoid to create a professional interface design. If you’d like to support the show or to learn more about Design Atlas, please visit www.designatlaspod.com. To get in touch with us, DM us on Instagram @designatlaspod, tweet us @designatlaspod, or send us an email at hello@designatlaspod.com. Produced by Jens Bringsjord and Megan Luedke. Sound engineered and edited by Jens Bringsjord. All rights reserved.
38:54
October 14, 2021
Design Chats: Creating a Personal Brand Identity
Are you the typical designer who has tried over and over again to create a personal brand identity? Or maybe you're just starting out looking for that first design job and feel a brand will let you stand out from the competition? Whatever you situation, we've got you covered. In this episode, we talk about the pros and cons to creating a personal brand identity, and identifying when it's time to have a personal brand. We also give you some tips on what to showcase, and how to discover yourself in the branding process.  As always don't forget to a leave us a review. We really appreciate it. If you’d like to support the show or to learn more about Design Atlas, please visit www.designatlaspod.com. To get in touch with us, DM us on Instagram @designatlaspod, tweet us @designatlaspod, or send us an email at hello@designatlaspod.com. Produced by Jens Bringsjord and Megan Luedke. Sound engineered and edited by Jens Bringsjord. All rights reserved.
29:25
September 30, 2021
Design Chats: Why You Should or Shouldn't Be Using a Design System
Design systems are the new hot topic amongst digital creatives. With tools like Figma disrupting the industry with its sleek new functionality, design systems are here to stay. But have you ever thought why you should use them? What are the benefits? And what are the potential setbacks to your workflow? In this episode, we uncover some of the basics of a design system and how it can help you save enormous amounts of time and bring clarity and focus to your everyday design challenges.  As always don't forget to a leave us a review. We really appreciate it. If you’d like to support the show or to learn more about Design Atlas, please visit www.designatlaspod.com. To get in touch with us, DM us on Instagram @designatlaspod, tweet us @designatlaspod, or send us an email at hello@designatlaspod.com. Produced by Jens Bringsjord and Megan Luedke. Sound engineered and edited by Jens Bringsjord. All rights reserved.
45:59
September 16, 2021
Design Chats: Our Favorite Accessibility Plugins
Welcome to our first design chat, where we talk about the real-life issues and topics that designers face every day. In this episode we talk about what accessibility for design is, and some of our favorite plugins that help us build more inclusive and easier-to-use digital experiences.  Most of the plugins mentioned in this episode work a variety of prototyping tools including Figma, Sketch, and adobe XD. To learn more about the plugins we talk about today check out the following websites:  Stark - https://www.getstark.co/ Contrast - https://www.figma.com/community/plugin/748533339900865323/Contrast Color blind - https://www.figma.com/community/plugin/733343906244951586/Color-Blind SPELLL - https://www.figma.com/community/plugin/754026612866636376 VisualEyes - https://www.figma.com/community/plugin/740542057689267294/VisualEyes Colour Contrast Checker (Chrome Extension) - shorturl.at/anFU6 Webflow’s accessibility features - https://webflow.com/accessibility  As always don't forget to a leave us a review. We really appreciate it. If you’d like to support the show or to learn more about Design Atlas, please visit www.designatlaspod.com. To get in touch with us, DM us on Instagram @designatlaspod, tweet us @designatlaspod, or send us an email at hello@designatlaspod.com. Produced by Jens Bringsjord and Megan Luedke. Sound engineered and edited by Jens Bringsjord. All rights reserved.
42:05
September 2, 2021
Design Chats: The Trailer
Join us for our behind-the-scenes chats where we discuss everything design related as we work on our upcoming season. You’ll get insider tips from product design, to building a brand, to how to cope with just being a designer.
01:12
August 31, 2021
Season 2 Behind-the-Scenes and Winning Top 100 Podcast MyRødeCast Award
Are you curious about all the work that went into creating our international episodes for season two? In this bonus behind the scenes podcast episode, Jens and Megan discuss everything from the challenging times to the good times and everything in between. They also share the things they learned, and the general podcasting process  used to create the narrative and storytelling episodes of season two.  If you’d like to support the show or to learn more about Design Atlas, please visit www.designatlaspod.com. To get in touch with us, DM us on Instagram @designatlaspod, tweet us @designatlaspod, or send us an email at hello@designatlaspod.com. Produced by Jens Bringsjord and Megan Luedke. Sound engineered and edited by Jens Bringsjord. All rights reserved.
47:42
July 22, 2021
020: Saskia Coulson & Colin Tennant: Two Photographers Capturing Nature in Antarctica
Photography is all about capturing the moment. From events, to landscape to scenery, wildlife and more, a photographer's goal is to always tell a story through still and moving images.  This is our 10th and final episode of season 2 on Design Atlas, and to celebrate, we’re going to take you somewhere extremely cold - and I mean really cold - and that location my friends is Antarctica. Meeting up with two professional photographers, we’ll be exploring what it’s really like to go on an expedition to one of the most sparsely populated regions of the world. Well, maybe not if you’re a penguin, but you won’t find many other humans down there. Antarctica, being the fifth largest continent of the world, is almost entirely covered in ice. In fact, only about 0.4% of the rocks have ever been exposed and studied due to the massive ice sheets covering the region. Given the distance and remoteness, Antarctica is an untouched natural paradise for photographers. In today’s episode we’ll meet with award-winning photographers Saskia Coulson and Colin Tennant. Residing in Scotland, they’ve been to Antarctica 12 times, and each time they go they’re there for at least one third of the year. We’ll learn about the equipment they use, the precautions they need to take, and challenges they face to capture the most captivating imagery, always keeping in mind the story they are trying to tell.  To learn more about Saskia Coulson & Colin Tennant, check out their links below:  Website → wearectproductions.com Instagram → @coulsontennant Saskia's Twitter → @saskiacoulson  Colin's Twitter → @ColinJTennant  Tiktok → @coulsontennant  Additional Resources:  IAATO and The Antarctic Treaty → iaato.org If you’d like to support the show or to learn more about Design Atlas, please visit www.designatlaspod.com. To get in touch with us, DM us on Instagram @designatlaspod, tweet us @designatlaspod, or send us an email at hello@designatlaspod.com. Produced by Jens Bringsjord and Megan Luedke. Show guest includes Photographers Coulson & Tennant. Audio edited by Jens Bringsjord. All rights reserved. Credits Various sound effects from Saskia Coulson and Colin Tennant on site in Antarctica  Tell the World Caleb Etheridge Instrumental. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.  Russian River. Dan Henig. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.  Visit DesignAtlasPod.com for the latest updates and to sign-up to our newsletter. "
37:40
July 8, 2021
019: Edvinas Reika: Designer and Instagram Influencer
In this episode we meet Edvinas Reika, a freelance graphic designer most notable for his design work on his instagram account @edreika. Originally from Lithuania, Ed was always interested in studying and living abroad. He graduated at the University of Greenwich in London in 2020 receiving his bachelor's degree in graphic design shortly after the pandemic began.  As the world of social media continues to evolve during the pandemic, some designers are seeing the effects it has on building a community through their design style and improving their craft based on feedback they receive.  To learn more about Edvinas Reika, check out his links below:  Website → edreika.design Instagram → @edreika Twitter → @edvinasreika  If you’d like to support the show or to learn more about Design Atlas, please visit www.designatlaspod.com. To get in touch with us, DM us on Instagram @designatlaspod, tweet us @designatlaspod, or send us an email at hello@designatlaspod.com. Produced by Jens Bringsjord and Megan Luedke. Show guest includes Graphic Designer Edvinas Reika. Audio edited by Jens Bringsjord. All rights reserved. Credits Jesse's Carnival Waltz. The Great North Sound Society. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.  Body and Attitude. DJ Freedem. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.  Still Not Rite. Noir Et Blanc Vie. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.  Stinson. Reed Mathis. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.  MydNyte. Noir Et Blanc Vie. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.  Drop. Anno Domini Beats. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.   Visit DesignAtlasPod.com for the latest updates and to sign-up to our newsletter.
26:50
July 1, 2021
018: Nolan Perkins: Owner of Radcollab
Located in Tampa, Florida, Nolan is a self-taught UX designer and front-end developer. He also has experience in business management and technology. For many designers the process of collecting feedback and iterating upon it - can be very time consuming. But what if there was an alternative to getting feedback from users? Well today, we’ll show you how Nolan Perkins is doing just that. Nolan has built Radcollab, a company which helps startups evolve into long lasting tools and brands. Radcollab also builds custom design systems that help products and marketing teams work more efficiently.  To learn more about Nolan Perkins, check out his links below:  Website → radcollab.com Instagram → @_radcollab  Twitter → @_radcollab  Tiktok → @_radcollab If you’d like to support the show or to learn more about Design Atlas, please visit www.designatlaspod.com. To get in touch with us, DM us on Instagram @designatlaspod, tweet us @designatlaspod, or send us an email at hello@designatlaspod.com. Produced by Jens Bringsjord and Megan Luedke. Show guest includes Developer and UI/UX Designer Nolan Perkins. Audio edited by Jens Bringsjord. All rights reserved. Credits Desert Brawl. Vans in Japan. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.  Kumasi. Groove. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.  Knew A Guy. Kevin MacLead. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.  Covert Affair. Film Noire. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.  Space Radar. Bad Snacks. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.  Block Party. Bad Snacks. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.  Visit DesignAtlasPod.com for the latest updates and to sign-up to our newsletter. 
27:46
June 24, 2021
017: Bashar Al-Ja'bari: How the Study of Architecture Improves Photography Skills
As creatives we have the power to create change.  Our industry continues to evolve, but at the central core of design is this hunger to make change with great impact. In this episode we meet with Bashar Al Ja’Bari, an extremely talented creative who uses his skills to bring awareness to humanitarian concerns through content creation for UNICEF Jordan. From visiting refugee camps in the area to capturing stories of the local people, Bashar has harnessed the power that photography and design create to bring awareness to the topic at hand. Bashar also enjoys travelling, taking his camera wherever he goes.  To learn more about Bashar Al-Ja'bari, check out his links below:  Portfolio → Portfolio2020   Instagram → @basharaljabari  If you’d like to support the show or to learn more about Design Atlas, please visit www.designatlaspod.com. To get in touch with us, DM us on Instagram @designatlaspod, tweet us @designatlaspod, or send us an email at hello@designatlaspod.com. Produced by Jens Bringsjord and Megan Luedke. Show guest includes Architect, Photographer, and Designer Bashar Al-Ja'bari. Audio edited by Jens Bringsjord. All rights reserved. Credits Dhaka. Kevin MacLead. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.  The Emperor's New Nikes. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.  Visit DesignAtlasPod.com for the latest updates and to sign-up to our newsletter.
21:31
June 17, 2021
016: Valeria Moreiro: Owner and Creative Director at NotReal a Design and Animation Studio
Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to run your own design studio? In this episode, we meet with Valeria Moreiro, owner and creative art director at NotReal, a design and animation studio in Buenos Aires Argentina.  Valeria was introduced into the design medium at a very young age. From having grown up with two journalist parents who worked within the newspaper industry, she was truly inspired by the print medium and how it was distributed throughout the world. This set the stage for Valeria, and she knew that being part of the design community was for her.   To learn more about Valeria Moreiro, check out her links below:  Website → notreal.tv Instagram → @notreal.tv If you’d like to support the show or to learn more about Design Atlas, please visit www.designatlaspod.com. To get in touch with us, DM us on Instagram @designatlaspod, tweet us @designatlaspod, or send us an email at hello@designatlaspod.com. Produced by Jens Bringsjord and Megan Luedke. Show guest includes Graphic Designer Valeria Moreiro. Audio edited by Jens Bringsjord. All rights reserved. Credits Sneaky Bass Latina. Jimmy Fontanez. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.  Snake on the Beach. Nico Staf. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.  Cover. Patrick Patrikios. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.   Visit DesignAtlasPod.com for the latest updates and to sign-up to our newsletter.
31:01
June 10, 2021
015: Dorota Lichtańska: Managing Design and Animation Projects at Studio Pigeon
We head over to Krakow, Poland, and meet up with Dorota Lichtanska, a creative producer at Studio Pigeon, an animation studio that produces various short and long animation stories and content for a variety of local and international clients. Dorota’s story is inspirational, as she enjoys both artistic pursuits in her free time, as well as organising and planning creative projects during her working hours. She likes traveling A LOT. Her favourite destination? Japan. And we’ll hear from her directly about her adventures there as well.  To learn more about Dorota Lichtanska, check out her links below:  Website → www.studiopigeon.com  Instagram → @d_socool If you’d like to support the show or to learn more about Design Atlas, please visit www.designatlaspod.com. To get in touch with us, DM us on Instagram @designatlaspod, tweet us @designatlaspod, or send us an email at hello@designatlaspod.com. Produced by Jens Bringsjord and Megan Luedke. Show guest includes Creative Producer Dorota Lichtanksa. Audio edited by Jens Bringsjord. All rights reserved. Credits Two Moons. Bobby Richards. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Ready for Freddy. Track Tribe. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.  Visit DesignAtlasPod.com for the latest updates and to sign-up to our newsletter.
25:58
June 3, 2021
014: Al Luke: Starting a Design Studio Isn't Easy (But Never Impossible)
In today’s episode we’ll visit Cape Town and meet up with Al Luke, a brand identity designer and owner of Black Sheep design studio. With over 19 years experience in the design industry, Al has worked with numerous clients in the local region. Our interview with Al is jam-packed with valuable tips for all design enthusiasts and also for those interested in starting a design agency on their own.  To learn more about Al Luke check out his links below:   Website → blacksheepstudios.co.za  Instagram → @alfromcapetown  Twitter → @alfromcapetown   If you’d like to support the show or to learn more about Design Atlas, please visit www.designatlaspod.com. To get in touch with us, DM us on Instagram @designatlaspod, tweet us @designatlaspod, or send us an email at hello@designatlaspod.com. Produced by Jens Bringsjord and Megan Luedke. Show guest includes Graphic Designer Al Luke. Audio edited by Jens Bringsjord. All rights reserved.  Credits  Jungles. Text me Records. Bobby Renz. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.   Artifact. The Dark Content. Kevin MacLead. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.   Cha Da Cup Riddim. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.    Hold on a Second. John Delay and the 41 Players. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.   Synergy. Geographer. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.   Visit DesignAtlasPod.com for the latest updates and to sign-up to our newsletter.
29:12
May 27, 2021
013: Julie Bonnemoy: Discovering the World of Freelance Design
Julie Bonnemoy is a freelance graphic designer originally from France but currently living in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Her story is truly unique, as she’s not only travelled the world, but also moved with her family every 2-5 years during her childhood. She’s lived in places like Thailand, Gabon in Africa, and even Columbia. And we asked her how these experiences growing up have really influenced her career as a designer.  To learn more about Julie Bonnemoy, check out her links below:  Website → www.juliebonnemoy.com Instagram → @juliebonnemoy Twitter → @Julie_Bonnemoy If you’d like to support the show or to learn more about Design Atlas, please visit www.designatlaspod.com. To get in touch with us, DM us on Instagram @designatlaspod, tweet us @designatlaspod, or send us an email at hello@designatlaspod.com. Produced by Jens Bringsjord and Megan Luedke. Show guest includes Graphic Designer Julie Bonnemoy. Audio edited by Jens Bringsjord. All rights reserved. Credits Wehmut Godmode. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Sleep West. JHS Pedals. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.  Knowpe. Noir Et Blanc Vie. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.  Parisian Cafe. Aaron Kenny. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.  Subharmonic Bliss. Loopop. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.  Scary Island. Verified Picasso. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.  Visit DesignAtlasPod.com for the latest updates and to sign-up to our newsletter. 
28:32
May 20, 2021
012: Josie Young: Staying Positive in Difficult Times
This week Jens and Megan travel to Sydney, Australia to meet up with Award-winning Graphic Designer Josie Young. While it’s easy to focus on simply the negative aspects of our lives during such extreme and challenging times, our interview today will show you that even while things still aren’t how they used to be before the pandemic, we can remain positive, upbeat, and persevere to get us through anything that comes our way. Josie has been featured on numerous podcasts, presented a variety of talks around the topics of inclusion and equality at The Design Conference, Adobe Symposium and Sydney Design Festival. She’s also worked on award-winning projects for the Australian Design Radio, Spotify, and Bell Shakespeare (just to name a few). To learn more about Josie Young, check out the links below: Website → www.josieyoung.co Instagram → @josieyoung Twitter → @josieyoung_ If you’d like to support the show or to learn more about Design Atlas, please visit www.designatlaspod.com. To get in touch with us, DM us on Instagram @designatlaspod, tweet us @designatlaspod, or send us an email at hello@designatlaspod.com. Produced by Jens Bringsjord and Megan Luedke. Show guest includes Graphic Designer Josie Young. Audio edited by Jens Bringsjord. All rights reserved. Credits Know Myself. Patrick Patrikios. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Ponte de Abril. Steve Adams. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. A Hand in the Dark. Underbelly & Ty Mayer. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Jazz Mango. Joey Pecoraro. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Confusing Disco. Birocratic. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Writing for Design. Christopher Doyle. YouTube Video. The Plan’s Working. Cooper Cannell. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Wallflowers. Bad Snacks. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Smooth and Cool. Nico Staf. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. No. 4 Piano Journey. Esther Abrami. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Nasa. Discovery. STS-26 Liftoff. Public Domain.  Visit DesignAtlasPod.com for the latest updates and to sign-up to our newsletter.
29:58
May 13, 2021
011: Alan Hay: When Love of Sport, Adidas, and Design Collide
Alan Hay works as designer at adidas headquarters within the brand design team in Herzogenaurach, Germany. He shares his story with Design Atlas about how he found his way in the design field from an early age. Through finding freelance work during his university years to working for the Aberdeen Football Club, Alan’s story showcases how he intersected his passion for sport with his love for graphic design. If you’d like to support the show or to learn more about Design Atlas, please visit www.designatlaspod.com. To get in touch with us, DM us on Instagram @designatlaspod, tweet us @designatlaspod, or send us an email at hello@designatlaspod.com. Produced by Jens Bringsjord and Megan Luedke. Show guest includes Graphic Designer Alan Hay. Edited by Jens Bringsjord. All rights reserved. Credits Much Higher. Causmic. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. You are the Woman. Robbero. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Kesta. Good Vibe. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. We Ride! Reed Mathis. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Up the Steps. Geographer. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Bach Cello Suite No. G Major. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Time Parade. Geographer. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. The Mini Vandals. Ella Vater. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Cheel. Blue Dream. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Modern Situations. Unicorn Heads. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Just Dance. Patrick Patrikios. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Visit DesignAtlasPod.com for the latest updates and to sign-up to our newsletter.
29:30
May 6, 2021
Season 2: The Trailer
In season 2, Jens and Megan meet with designers and creatives from all over the world, located on all seven continents. Join them as they grow their global understanding of graphic design from hearing stories of unique and culturally diverse designers making a positive change in the world. Be sure to be the first to subscribe to get the latest episodes in your feed. Season 2 begins May 6th, 2021. 
01:48
April 1, 2021
010: Emily Eibs: Designing to the Mountains and Back
We end our first season of Design Atlas with graphic designer Emily Eibs from Menomonie, Wisconsin. We take a trip with Emily to Switzerland, learn about her current design projects at MLM, and her endless love of nature and how it inspires her work. Emily graduated in 2019 from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where she received her B.F.A. in Graphic Design. Emily is a hardcore rock climber, and her style is inspired through the touch nature has on her life. She often finds unique ways to incorporate natural elements in her designs to solve her clients most challenging problems. This is our final episode of season one. But don’t worry, because we will begin season two in early 2021. Thanks for joining us on this podcast journey! If you’d like to support the show or to learn more about Design Atlas, please visit www.linktr.ee/DesignAtlas. To get in touch with us, DM us on Instagram @designatlaspod, tweet us @designatlasFM, or send us an email at designatlasfm@gmail.com. To learn more about Emily Eibs, check out her links: Website: emilyeibs.com Instagram: @emilyeibs Studio MLM: studio-mlm.com Credits Vdet. Blue Dot Sessions. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Electric-tric. Sketch. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Electric Sleep. Kesta. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Blue Lobster. Daniel Birch. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Fog Lake. Kerosene. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Swiss Dinnerbell. Sawako. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. This Will Work Somehow. Century of Aeroplanes. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Planting Flags. Blue Dot Sessions. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Funk Garden. Kesta. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Exlibris. Kesta. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Produced by Jens Bringsjord and Megan Luedke. Show guest includes Graphic Designer Emily Eibs. Edited by Jens Bringsjord on December 4th, 2020 in Oslo, Norway. All rights reserved.
30:30
December 10, 2020
009: Caitlyn Hoffmann: Why You Should Join AIGA
Have you ever wondered how to meet like-minded designers? Have you heard of AIGA? In this episode, we meet Caitlyn Hoffmann, a graphic designer from Appleton, Wisconsin. She has earned her design degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2018 and loves building identity systems to help small businesses reach their true potential. Caitlyn also loves listening to podcasts and is an avid listener to Design Atlas, which is why we are so grateful to her for taking the time to speak with us. Both Megan and Jens are great friends with Caitlyn, as they all studied at the University of Wisconsin-Stout together. Caitlyn has also been an avid AIGA leader. AIGA is the internationally known American Institute of Graphic Arts. She participated as president of the local University of Wisconsin-Stout chapter where she organised design events from speakers to design-focused field trips. In this episode, we’ll hear Caitlyn’s story and learn where she gathers her creative inspiration, and how AIGA has positively shaped her life as a designer. If you’d like to support the show or to learn more about Design Atlas, please visit www.linktr.ee/DesignAtlas. To get in touch with us, DM us on Instagram @designatlaspod, Tweet us @designatlasFM, or send us an email at designatlasfm@gmail.com. To learn more about Caitlyn Hoffmann, check out her links: Website: caitlynh.work Instagram: @caitlyneh21 Credits Kai Engel. Fryeri.. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Kai Engel. Mare. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Battery Operated Orchestra. Night Show. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Meydn. The Beauty of Maths. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. JBlanked. Beat Cook Up. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Mama. Emmit Fenn. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Moons. Patrick Patrikios. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. David Hilowitz. Equal Proportions. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Kesta. Soundwaves. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Siddhartha. Courses. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Blue Dot Sessions. Slimheart. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Movable Type. Juliette Cezzar. Tedtalks. 2019. Blue Dot Sessions. Inamorata. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Produced by Jens Bringsjord and Megan Luedke. Show guest included Caitlyn Hoffmann. Edited by Jens Bringsjord on November 14th, 2020 in Oslo, Norway.
26:36
November 25, 2020
008: Johanna Wegerich: Studying Design in Germany and England
Travel with us to Germany and England with Johanna Wegerich. Johanna is a graphic designer based in Frankfurt, Germany. We got to know each other during our time studying abroad at the Hochschule Darmstadt in Germany, and we are so extremely happy today to have her here on the show.   She currently works as the art director for Frittenlove, a hip restaurant and company in the Frankfurt area. She also manages her own freelance studio titled ‘The sun will come out.’ She is a print and editorial enthusiast and recently published her book ‘Können wir nicht zu viel besser‘ (We can't do too much better) which was listed on the Longlist Förderpreis für junge Buchgestaltung Stiftung Buchkunst in 2017.  If you’d like to support the show or to learn more about Design Atlas, please visit linktr.ee/DesignAtlas.  To get in touch with us, send us a DM on Instagram @designatlaspod, Tweet us @designatlasFM, or send us an email at designatlasfm@gmail.com. To learn more about Johanna Wegerich, check out her links:  johannawegerich.eu Instagram: @wilhelmina.sunnn Credits Blue Dot Sessions. Detailing. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Lucas Pern Milsolav Kollar. Swinging London 1966. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Tyler Twombly. Club. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Dyslexic Fudgicle. Bootleggin Octopus. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Loyalty Freak Music. Everyone. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Deal The Villain. Wit Me. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Miami Slice. Feel the Beat. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Monplaisir. Homeless California. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Blue Dot Sessions. Basketliner. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons.  Blue Dot Sessions. Delamine. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Yung Kartz. Stayed Down. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Dr. Freebs. Sunshine. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Kali Uchis.  After the Storm. All rights Reserved By Rights Owners.  Yshwa. Where the Sunshine Goes. Free Music Archive. Creative Commons. Produced by Jens Bringsjord and Megan Luedke. Show guest included Johanna Wegerich. Edited by Jens Bringsjord on November 8th, 2020 in Oslo, Norway.
31:49
November 12, 2020
007: A Designer's Take on the Adobe Max 2020 Conference
Did you miss the adobe Max 2020 conference? Looking for some inspiration or quick recaps from the event? Have no fear, we've got you covered! In this episode both Megan and Jens discuss each of their top adobe sessions they attended during the conference. You'll hear from speakers such as Adam Morgan, Kelli Anderson, David Leopold, Sarah Hyndman, and Row Trevellyan. Enjoy! To watch the sessions mentioned in this episode, you can visit adobe.com/max. The session codes are as follows:  0D6307: Designing to Challenge Reality — A Conceptual Toolkit S6000: Planning Your Next Step in Your Creative Career S6008: Days to Hours, Hours to Minutes: Streamlining Your Creative Process S6117: A Type Safari Through East London S6812: Creating Change: Empowering Students to Make a Difference S6502: Making Innovation Accessible and Designing Inclusive Experiences If you’d like to support the show or to learn more about Design Atlas, please visit linktr.ee/DesignAtlas.  To get in touch with us, send us a DM on Instagram @designatlaspod, Tweet us @designatlasFM, or send us an email at designatlasfm@gmail.com. Credits Scott Holmes. Awake, www.scottholmesmusic.com. Free Music Archive. 2019. Creative Commons. 4di. Metronome, (feat. gLiq). Free Music Archive. 2014. Creative Commons.  BenJamin Banger. Church. Free Music Archive. 2017. Creative Commons.  Blue Dot Sessions. True Blue Sky. Free Music Archive. 2019. Creative Commons.  Blue Dot Sessions. Night Watch. Free Music Archive. 2019. Creative Commons.   Ketsa. Delirium. Free Music Archive. 2019. Creative Commons.  Yung Kartz. Too Grimy. Free Music Archive. 2019. Creative Commons.  Neeva feat. Carol. Early Bird. Free Music Archive. 2015. Creative Commons.   Blue Dot Sessions. Lovers Hollow. Free Music Archive. 2019. Creative Commons.  Andew Codeman. Tired Traveler on the Way to Home. Free Music Archive. 2018. Creative Commons.  Soundbites from Adobe Max Conference 2020. Visit adobe.com/max for more information.  Soundbite from Nasa Apollo 11 Mission. Public Domain. Visit nasa.gov/connect/sounds for more information. Produced by Jens Bringsjord and Megan Luedke. Edited by Jens Bringsjord on October 25th, 2020 in Oslo, Norway. 
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October 29, 2020
006: Election Campaigns and Brand Identities
Election season is upon us! Have you ever wondered about the brand identities of the Trump and Biden campaigns? What about way back when George Washington was running for president? Well, in this episode we uncover the various aspects of presidential campaigns that go all the way back to some of the founders of the nation. Listen as we discuss typefaces, logos, and website designs with a mix of historical flavour.  If you’d like to support the show or to learn more about Design Atlas check out linktr.ee/DesignAtlas.  To get in touch with us, send us a DM on Instagram @designatlaspod, Tweet us @designatlasFM, or send us an email.
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October 15, 2020
005: All Designers Should Study Abroad
Don't let the pandemic scare you away from planning your time abroad! Today, we share our stories of planning, adjusting, and living abroad. We explain how we coped with homesickness, took brave steps by just "doing it" and keeping an open mind in all situations. Join us as we fly over to Europe and share our experiences with you. Maybe you'll even learn something that you can take with you on your time abroad! If you enjoyed this podcast episode you might also enjoy the podcast "The Study Abroadcast". Megan was featured in an episode in January 2019. Check it out here: https://spoti.fi/2EmEnYS If you’d like to support the show or to learn more about Design Atlas check out linktr.ee/DesignAtlas. To get in touch with us, send us a DM on Instagram @designatlaspod, Tweet us @designatlasFM, or send us an email. Spoiler alert: Megan got a cat! In this episode we mentioned Megan's popular instagram featuring her cat. Give her a follow @riz_the_space_kitten.
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September 24, 2020
004: Landing Your First (Paid) Design Job
Are you trying to land your first design job but don't know where to begin? We've got you covered. Today, we talk about everything from networking to finding that first job, to remote interview tips, as well as tricks to stay positive even when rejection letters come in. We know you've got what it takes to land your first design job, and we're excited to share our journey to help you get there.   If you’d like to support the show or to learn more about Design Atlas check out linktr.ee/DesignAtlas.  To get in touch with us, send us a DM on Instagram @designatlaspod, Tweet us @designatlasFM, or send us an email.
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September 9, 2020
003: The Top 5 Typography Mistakes (and how to fix them)
Doesn’t it feel like there are literally millions of typefaces to choose from? In today’s episode, we’ll talk about the top five biggest mistakes we’ve seen non-designers make, and how they can be easily fixed. Of course, as designers, it’s up to us to let our non-designer friends know about the typography crimes they’re committing–but we’ll leave that for another episode. Happy listening (and typesetting). Jens’ favorite typeface: https://fonts.adobe.com/fonts/aktiv-grotesk Megan’s favorite typeface: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Noto+Sans Here are some other resources to checkout if you’re a typeface lover like we are: Great places to find licensed and free typefaces: 1. Adobe Typekit https://fonts.adobe.com/ 2. Font Squirrel https://www.fontsquirrel.com/ 3. Google Fonts https://fonts.google.com/ Some other resources: 1. Google font pairing: https://bit.ly/30RbYRQ 2. Google featured collections: https://bit.ly/2WZTNIJ 3. Identity fonts with Font Squirrel Matcherator: https://bit.ly/39BWm96 Letterform Design: 1.Typograph Study Sheets: https://bit.ly/3jIN8MU 2. 36 Days of Type: https://bit.ly/3jAH9JQ 3. The Font that Never Sleeps: https://www.instagram.com/cooperblack.nyc/ If you’d like to support the show or to learn more about Design Atlas check out linktr.ee/DesignAtlas. To get in touch with us, send us a DM on Instagram @designatlaspod, Tweet us @designatlasFM, or send us an email.
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August 26, 2020
002: Creating Your Creative Workspace During a Pandemic
Are you in need of an improved home office during the pandemic? In today's podcast we cover simple strategies on how you can design your creative workspace while continuing to inspire your creative soul. We'll also talk about tips to keep your workspace clutter free, especially how to hide those annoying cables, and how to improve the lighting (or lack of) to improve your concentration.  If you’re interested in looking further into the tools we discussed in today's episode, here’s the breakdown: 1. Slack: A tool for team collaboration and writing to your colleagues for quick tasks or chats. / https://slack.com/ 2. Buffer: Tell your brand’s story and grow your audience with this easy tool to publish social media posts across platforms. / https://buffer.com/ 3. Spark Email Client (for Mac users only): Spark is an easy to use email client to manage all your email addresses in one place and send email and see your calendar for each account. Talk about staying organized. / https://sparkmailapp.com/ 4. Mobbin: A full collection of wireframes of the most used applications in the app store today. / https://mobbin.design/ 5. Airtable: Project management and team workspace for stronger team collaboration. Part spreadsheet, part database. / https://airtable.com/ 6. Podcast Listening: The list wouldn’t be complete without this one - listen to insightful podcasts instead of watching Netflix (like another one of our episodes!) and learn something new. / linktr.ee/DesignAtlas If you’d like to support the show or to learn more about Design Atlas check out linktr.ee/DesignAtlas. To get in touch with us, send us a DM on Instagram @designatlaspod, Tweet us @designatlasFM, or send us an email.
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August 12, 2020
001: Welcome to Design Atlas
In our first episode of Design Atlas, we talk about one of our favorite topics: international living while learning design. It’s through our diverse international exposure in the design industry that we both began seeing the impact design had on a cultural and global scale. As we introduce ourselves, we’ll take you on our journey from the beginning of our design career and how we got to where we are today. Learn how you can stay connected with Design Atlas by visiting linktr.ee/DesignAtlas.  If you’d like to get in touch with us, send us a DM on Instagram @designatlaspod, Tweet us @designatlasFM, or send us an email.
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July 26, 2020