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The Around Design Podcast

Around Design is a podcast exploring how designers generate, nurture and communicate their best ideas within the product design lifecycle.

Hear from design leaders

Gravity Sketch co-founder, and CXO, Daniela Paredes interviews some of the most innovative designers working in industry today; she uncovers the initiatives, tools, and processes across various industries that are being used to support better communication of design intent to customers and cross-functional teams – resulting in more impactful products.

  • EP 001 • 22 Mar 2023

    Ep 001: Jóse Monroy — Footwear Designer / Digital Creator

    Podcast host Daniela Paredes sits down with Jóse Monroy, a talented footwear designer and digital creator based in San Francisco, with over 10 years experience in the footwear industry. He shares with us his fluid approach to designing footwear, the importance of open communication, and his 3D revelation.

    • 3D Design
    • Footwear
  • EP 002 • 29 Mar 2023

    Ep 002: Martijn van de Wiel — Independent Creative and Design Teacher

    Episode two of the Around Design podcast will feature a discussion between Martijn Van de Wiel and Daniela Paredes. They discuss Martijn’s journey into a design career, and his approach to teaching sketching; this includes some unlikely workflows, and how he gets students to discover objects and proportions — including “cheating” sketches.

    • 3D Design
    • Industrial Design
  • EP 003 • 05 Apr 2023

    Ep 003: Cheresse Thornhill-Goldson and Jessica Smith — S.E.E.D

    Daniela Paredes interviews Cheresse Thornhill-Goldson and Jessica Smith about the School for Experiential Education in Design program (S.E.E.D): a paid two year footwear design program for women from diverse backgrounds. They talk about the philosophy underpinning the initiative and how diversity in the design process results in a better product.

    • Footwear
  • EP 004 • 12 Apr 2023

    Ep 004: Michael DiTullo — Founder and Chief Creative

    Episode four features renowned industrial designer Michael DiTullo. Having worked with large brands such as Google, Converse, Hasbro and Nike, Daniela explores his workflow and how he interacts with clients to get to the best possible product. They also discuss the communicative nature of design and his opinions on 3D.

    • Industrial Design
  • EP 005 • 19 Apr 2023

    Ep 005: Jared Goldman — VP Design at New Balance

    In episode five Daniela interviews VP of Design at New Balance, Jared Goldman. He discusses the strategy to move New Balance design towards a 3D-first workflow where a single digital asset is used across the process. Jared also gives insight into his personal journey in design and the skills he acquired along the way.

    • Footwear
    • Workflow
  • EP 006 • 26 Apr 2023

    Ep 006: Spencer Nugent — Owner of Sketch A Day

    Daniela interviews Sketch A Day founder and independent creator Spencer Nugent. They dig into how he visually communicates ideas to others, and himself – and how this is influenced by the surprising fact he doesn’t consider himself a “visual thinker”.

    • Industrial Design
    • Workflow
  • EP 007 • 03 May 2023

    Ep 007: Hussain Almossawi — Founder / Chief Designer

    In episode seven Daniela discusses design approaches with Hussain Almossawi – founder of Mossawi Studios and author of The Innovator’s Handbook. He shares his methods in product design including bringing science and imagination together.

    • Industrial Design
  • EP 008 • 10 May 2023

    Ep 008: Alberto Villareal — Design Director at Tonal

    Alberto Villareal is episode eight's guest, talking to Daniela about when and how to share your design ideas, and mutual respect of expertise within the design process. We also hear how his ten years at Google working on the Pixel has shaped how he approaches designs today.

    • Industrial Design
  • EP 009 • 17 May 2023

    Ep 009: Oluwaseyi Sosanya — Co-founder and CEO at Gravity Sketch

    Daniela sits down with Gravity Sketch Co-Founder and CEO Seyi Sosanya, who details his design background and the path that led them both to creating Gravity Sketch. They deep dive into 3D communication and inspiring important conversations through technology.

    • 3D Design
    • Industrial Design
    • Workflow

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