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Episode 8 – Being a Designpreneur

In this episode, we talk to Saloni Pabuwal Goyal about how she built and how she runs her bespoke stationery business. References: Design for Retail Experience course at NID Central Saint Martins Smythson stationery  Saloni is on Instagram Episode Transcript Angie: Namaste! This is design lota – the podcast where we talk about life as […]

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Episode 7 – Type and History

Type Designer and Diver Vaishnavi Murthy talks about how to keep ancient scripts alive and relevant.  Listen in:  References: Angie mentions Typo day where she came across EkType Foundry. Vaishnavi was trained in manuscript restoration at INTACH Bangalore and Odisha by experts from the National Mission for Manuscripts, India. Vaishnavi is on Twitter. Some pictures […]

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Episode 6 – Friending Feedback

In this episode we talk about what feedback is, how to process it, and how we can make the most of it! Listen in: References:  Angie mentions the Instagram critique done by Stefan Sagmeister of Sagmeister and Walsh We talk about Behance and Dribbble which are great places to showcase your work to the world […]

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Episode 5: Design Schooled!

In this episode we talk to Information Design student, Sanika Palsikar. We discuss how her projects, interactions and challenges have shaped her over the past four years. Listen in:   References: Sanika is on Instagram as shaniqua0208 She had a exciting internship at Studio Kohl Check out these fresh Indian designers that Sanika looks up […]

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Episode 4: Design and Travel

In this episode, we talk to designers Dinudey Baidya and Rohan Amonkar about their passion for travel. We exchange fun travel stories, and also reflect on why travel can make us better designers. Listen in: References:  Rohan is on Instagram Rohan’s recommendations: Anthony Bourdain, FunforLouis, TravelFeels, Beautiful Destinations Dinu is on Instagram and Exposure.co Dinu’s recommendations: Ansal Adams, […]

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Episode 3 – Out of the Comfort Zone

In this episode, Sushi and Angie talk about that cosy place – the comfort zone. What is it? Why, how and when should we get out of it. Are there reasons to stay in your comfort zone sometimes? Listen in as we discuss: References: [Book] Show your work by Austin Kleon [Book] Creative Confidence by […]

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Episode 2: Design for Social Impact – Interview with Suchita Isaac

In this episode, Angie speaks to Suchita Isaac – a designer who worked for a nonprofit. Sushi and Angie discuss the positive impact design can have on the world around us. Listen to the episode:   Suchita standing next to the wall at U&I next to her quote that she handlettered herself.   Episode Transcript […]

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Why are you a designer? Answers from designers

We asked some designers this question and got the following interesting answers. My family has always had a creative streak. They are great with their artistic skills especially painting etc. So I got into a lot of arty stuff as a kid. And then at some point as a kid, I thought I’ll become a fashion […]

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Episode 1 – Why are you a designer?

In this episode, we (Angie and Sushi) talk about the loaded question – Why are you a designer? We asked some designers this questions and got some very interesting answers! Scroll down to see all of them. Listen to episode 1:   References: We’ve published answers we got from designers for this big question in […]

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Launching DesignLota on Sep 6!

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