Episode Four: Design & Opportunity
Recorded in the lead up to International Women’s Day 2019, this episode gave us an opportunity to dissect the topic of equal opportunities in design roles and retention of women in the workforce.
Kim MacKenzie Doyle – WhyDesign
With over 20 years in the Irish design industry, Kim has firmly made an impact as an award-winning product designer cum event manager, entrepreneur and marketer. Notable for designing one of the world’s leading mouse designs, Kim now oversees the WhyDesign initiative aimed at encouraging participation in design for females in second level education.
Aiden McGale – DesignTalent
A blow in from Omagh, Aiden McGale is the Practice Director for the newly-established resource, Design Talent, with a focus on recruitment for design and innovation. When he’s not connecting employers with employees, he curates and hosts Creative Mornings in The Tara Building.
Episode Two: The Process of Riso and Collaboration
For Episode Two of The Other Podcast, Deirdre and Jane chatted to Kate Brangan and Jo Little of Or Studio. We learned the highs (a lot of these) and the lows (very few of these) of setting up a studio with your best pal, the subtle art of critique and being your own boss.
How can we criticize while being kind? What does the process of riso entail? And is it pronounced rhi-zo or rhee-zo? Explore the fine art of risograph printmaking in Episode Two of The Other Podcast.
Or Studio are a duo of designers and print-makers who established themselves as friends and visual communicators during their undergraduate studies at IADT. After a ten-year hiatus of studying abroad and working in various studios, Kate Brangan and Jo Little decided to pair their skills and resources to fill a gap in Dublin.
Episode One: A Cause for Conversation
To kickstart the first in a series of projects designed to address gender disparity in the creative industry, we invited Katie Kidd and Avril Delaney to chat about their self-initiated side project and their day jobs in the advertising industry.
How did they tackle Vote for Women on top of their day job? Who do they look up to? How can women be more supportive in the workforce? Listen to find out.
Vote for Women
Avril Delaney and Katie Kidd are a copywriter and art director duo from Boys and Girls who initiated Vote for Women, a foldout zine and poster that educated and informed in the lead up to the Referendum to Repeal the Eight Amendment.
Avril and Katie have a wealth of experience working on large international campaigns, with Katie being awarded the 2018 Greenhorn for most promising creative by The Institute of Creative Advertising & Design (ICAD) and Avril being shortlisted for a Cannes Lion for her work with Three Ireland.
Sing Hey Love is a 2016 track by the wonderful Æ MAK. Led by Aoife McCann with support from Daniel McIntyre, Dylan Povey and Peter Kelly – Æ MAK’s otherworldly soundscape fuses punk-esque energy with tribal rhythms, soaring synths and lush vocal harmonies.
Having recently being awarded as the first band to participate in Festival Republic’s ReBalance initiative, Æ MAK are passionate about gender equality in all disciplines with a firm focus on the music industry.
The Other Podcast is the first in a series of initiatives aimed at empowering women in the creative industries.
Through the manifestation of talks, events, workshops and a podcast we intend to equip women with the skills needed to advance in their careers.
This is not another talk series; this is an opportunity for us to position ourselves as equals in this industry.