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E18: Are designers big fat manipulators?

This time round Life Collective’s Kristen Boschma has visual designers Tom, George and Heather in her crosshairs.

Together they explore the art of visual storytelling; are today’s designers just a bunch of appropriators who recycle the same old tropes, or commercially savvy practitioners who use design practices, principles and theories passed down through the ages to create sensitive messages that sell, sell, sell?


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E23: How can you become more creative?

Are you born creative or is it a skill you can cultivate? Life Collective’s Michelle Cox taps three creative types, Jim Ritchie, Tom Meredith and James Hyde, and finds out how they get in the zone.