Design Alchemy

The Design Alchemy podcast is a peek behind the veil of the design industry where we break down complex topics and examine, discuss and deconstruct the Great Work of visual communication and symbolism, and how they affect our culture.

Episode VII: Designing for the Metaverse

Are we doomed to live and die inside the Zuckerberg-sponsored Matrix of the Metaverse? Is there any reason to get hyped about this? How will the metaverse change the way we design and produce our work? What does this mean for students and young professionals? Billy and Dimi are getting…

Episode V – The Multiple Meanings of Melodies (with Sam George)

“What does an audio brief look like? What is a Sonic Logo? How do expression, leitmotifs and different scales influence the mood and symbolism of a music piece? What are some common grounds between musical composition and visual design?” We ask Sam George, from PickupGoliath and @theproducertutor, to help us…

Episode IV: The Blanding Paradox

”What is happening to fashion brands all over the world? What are we sacrificing with the current trends in Brand Identity Design? What is Blanding, really? Is the cultural stagnation temporary? Where can we find more meaning?“ Join us to discuss these, and more, in the fourth episode of the…

Episode III : The rise of the Design Proletariat

”What is the role of project-bidding platforms like Upwork or Fiverr in developing masses of underpaid designers? Is there such a thing as cheap clients? Can we use technology to influence the balance between the design proletariat and the bourgeoisie? Do we, as a community, shame designers that focus in…

Episode II : Design School or Designer School?

What are the most valuable things you got in design school? Are we being taught to ”design” or to become ”designers”? Is there a difference, and if so, why? What challenges are facing the conventional design education system and what’s brewing on the horizon? What are the intellectual and academic…

Episode I: The Great Design Emancipation

”How has the widespread democratization and affordability of design software impacted the industry globally? Where does design stop and is there a class of ‘design-adjacent’ and rote workers? Is there such a thing as The Design Proletariate? What is ”The Great Design Emancipation”? Is this divide creating a larger gap…