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#12 Rick Banks on starting a type foundry.

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In each episode of the Made by Folk podcast we chat to the creatives behind exciting projects, products & ideas. If you have a project you'd like to discuss, email
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In each episode of the Made by Folk podcast we chat to the creatives behind exciting projects, products & ideas. If you have a project you'd like to discuss, email

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#13 Fighting creative poverty with the Make Bank Project
In this episode MbF's Glenn Garriock talks to Tom Pigeon's Kirsty Thomas about their social project The Make Bank.  "It's about addressing some of the issues surrounding 'creative poverty’ and pupils' access to art and design subjects and careers. During my research I became aware that an increasing number of UK pupils from deprived backgrounds are choosing not to study creative subjects in school. This happens for a number of reasons but often because they don’t have, and can’t afford, the tools they need to complete their coursework or aren’t aware of the breadth of opportunity that exists in our industry." — Kirsty Thomas Find out more on
April 22, 2019
#12 Rick Banks on starting a type foundry.
Made by Folk's Glenn Garriock chat with graphic designer Rick Banks about starting his type foundry F37. Find out more and read the full transcript on
January 31, 2019
#11 Andy Welland on balancing artistic and commercial work.
Made by Folk's Glenn Garriock talks to Andy Welland, a British artist and art director known for his vibrant, graphic collage work. He was kind enough to create our December cover image which you should definitely check out on Andy and Glenn talk about finding a balance between his artistic work and commercial work as a designer and how transitioned between the two disciplines. If you ever thought about pursuing a different creative path than you’ll love this episode.
December 17, 2018
#10 SuperHi's Rik Lomas: Teaching the creative world to code
MbF's Glenn Garriock chat's to Rik Lomas of SuperHi, an online code school, resource haven and worldwide community of 1,500+ creatives learning to code and grow professionally. Find out more about their end of the year scholarship program here — Or watch the video interview on Music by Mammal Sounds The track on this episode is by Jvly – ‘Milk&Honey’ (ft. Una Mey)
December 3, 2018
#09 Matt Rice on making Alphaputt
Made by Folk's Glenn Garriock talk to Sennep's co-founder Matt Rice about the process behind their latest game Alphaputt and how their side projects influence their client work. Alphaputt is now available for pre-order on iOS. Find out more at — For behind the scenes footage from this episode visit — Music by Golden Vessel — Supported by Mammal Sounds —
October 22, 2018
#08 Gabby Lord on freelance work/life balance
Made by Folk's Glenn Garriock talks to freelance graphic designer Gabby Lord about work/life balance, side projects, setting goals and finding the right routines. You can buy Gabby's print at — Find out more about her work at — And sign up to the excellent OMG Lord Newsletter – Music: The Other Side by CLN, represented by Mammal Sounds —
September 26, 2018
#02: Dan Gray on creating Monument Valley 2
Monument Valley is an award-winning puzzle game for iOS and Android that’s been downloaded and played more than 30 million times, has inspired countless pieces of fan art and was even played by a fictional president in House of Cards. In this second episode of our podcast I’m very happy to have a chat with Dan Gray who’s the head of Studio at ustwo Games in London about Monument Valley 2 the much awaited sequel.
June 11, 2018
#01: Jeff Sheldon on launching a successful Kickstarter product
Gather is a modular home for your essentials, thoughtfully designed to help you cut through the clutter. I’d hazard a guess that 99% of our readers work at a desk and that most those will probably be as untidy as mine. Designer Jeff Sheldon, founder of Ugmonk, felt there was a need to a more customisable and attractive solution. So he created Gather, a beautifully designed minimal organizer, a place to bring all your essentials together. His Kickstarter campaign was fully funded within 24hours. I wanted to find out how Jeff managed to pull this off and why this product turned into a popular hit. Header over to our website for the full transcript -
June 11, 2018
#07 Patrick Thomas: Teaching, traveling and self-initiated work
In this episode Made by Folk's Glenn visits graphic artist Patrick Thomas at his studio in Neukölln, Berlin. We also filmed a short film in which Patrick showed us around the his incredibly studio space and we followed him around the city visiting art galleries and old haunts. You can watch it here — Music by Emerson Leif x Golden Vessel —
June 6, 2018
#06 Eike König: Work, leadership & good Karma
In this episode FFF's Glenn visits designer, artist and founder of Hort, Eike König at his apartment in Berlin. We filmed a short film in which Eike showed us around the Hort studio and we followed him around Kreuzberg for the rest of the day. You can watch it here — And you can find a full transcript of this interview and loads of images here — Music by Benji Lewis — Cover Image by Werner Streitfelder —
January 24, 2018
#05 Dave Sedgwick: Pushing a brief
FFF's Glenn Garriock talks to British designer Dave Sedgwick of Studio DBD about his project 30x30 for FoilCo. as well as side projects, pushing a brief and working with clients. Full transcript and images to follow on Music track by Back Back Forward Punch —
November 29, 2017
#04 Frankie Ratford: The Design Kids
FFF's Glenn Garriock chats with designer Frankie Ratford about The Design Kids and her epic road trip across Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Europe. Full transcript and images on Background track by Benji Lewis
October 20, 2017
#03 Ben Pham: Branding Essential
FFF's Glenn Garriock chats with Ben Pham, creative director and co-founder of Character, on branding Andy Rubin's latest startup Essential.. Full transcript and images on
September 6, 2017
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