The Graduation Speech by Ram Castillo for Think Education

In an attempt to inspire, celebrate and send off the 2014 graduating classes of Think Education which encompasses Australia’s leading design schools; Billy Blue and CATC, Ram Castillo attempts to take graduates on an emotional and memorable 15-minute roller coaster.CONTINUE READING


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Your 19 questions, answered on my first AMA video

A few days ago, I asked you to ‘ask me anything’.

You can see my answers on the video below.

It was shot at the heart of one of the whitest sand beaches in the world (according to The Guinness Book of Records!).

As promised, the first 5 people who sent me questions are getting a special gift from me.CONTINUE READING


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Chris Maclean on the power of design, simplicity and the definition of branding

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It’s finally launched! Here it is, the first episode of the Giant Thinkers podcast! As an extension of the blog giantthinkers.com – I’ll be bringing in top experts from various industries worldwide to learn from their success and to help us become better designers, creatives and giant thinkers.

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Design is a full contact sport – are you ready?

Have you ever been punched in the face? Kicked in the shins or wrestled into submission? It hurts. Strangely enough, the more it happens, the less terrifying it is. This is the gift of conditioning. I’ve been practicing Krav Maga now for the past few years and contrary to the brutal “no rules” self defense techniques taught, I’ve learnt more about myself than I ever expected.

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How to cope with personal problems while staying focused at work

“I wanted to ask you a personal question – that maybe you might not wish to answer and if that is the case I totally understand and apologize for crossing any lines. You mentioned in your book that you went on a backpacking trip after you had some personal problems. My question is how do you prevent personal or family problems from distracting you in your work and how do you stay focused?

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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 two internationally acclaimed books 'How to get a job as a designer, guaranteed' and 'How to get a mentor 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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