Robyn Wakefield, Australia’s female Yoda and veteran of the design industry for 30+ years, on staying relevant

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Welcome, to episode #26! If you’ve ever wanted to hear from a woman who was born in the 60s and started her design career in the 80s, has travelled the globe working with clients including Coca-Cola Amatil for 10 years building their brand across several continents, as well as working with some of Australia’s most successful corporate businesses such as QANTAS; then you’re in for an absolute treat.  CONTINUE READING


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How to close when networking [video]

I wanted to share with you my video about closing. When you close the deal, you essentially have locked something in. In terms of networking, it just means getting their contact information. If you don’t ask for their contact information, you’ll likely never see them ever again. When that really sinks in, it should overtake your fear, or self conscious thinking of ‘is it appropriate?’, ‘what do i say?’… all that stuff.

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Ted Leonhardt, master negotiator and former Global Chief Creative Officer, FITCH Worldwide on getting what you’re worth

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Welcome to episode #25! The guest joining us is a world-class expert negotiator for creatives and was the former Global Chief Creative Officer for FITCH Worldwide. CONTINUE READING


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Nelson Kunkel, Deloitte Digital’s National Creative Director on evangelizing the value of design

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Giants, here on Episode 24 we peek into the incredible mind of a professional creative problem solver, who also happens to be the Executive Design Director and National Creative Director for Deloitte Digital. CONTINUE READING


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Nike+ Design Director, Ben Fullerton on interaction design, channelling your creative voice and bringing it to life

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Today we are diving into episode number 23, where I chat with the Design Director for Nike+, who has worked across the realms of digital products, physical products, services and brands. He is best known for his interaction design work, and his CV includes the likes of Samsung, Twitter and IDEO. CONTINUE READING


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About Ram Castillo

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Ram is an award winning Design Director, Blogger, top ranking Podcaster, Speaker, CreativeLive.com Instructor and Author of the internationally acclaimed book 'How to get a job as a designer, guaranteed'. He's based in Sydney, Australia and in 2012, started the blog GiantThinkers.com which helps thousands of design students and graduates be employed. Ram has since been featured in Communication Arts, HOW magazine, Herman Miller, deFrost*, AIGA.org and Apple.

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