Conscious Design Podcast™

Conscious Design Podcast™

Sustainability should support people, our planet, and be profitable. Ian Peterman, leading expert in Conscious Design, legacy branding, and product development, shares his personal experience as well as interviews forward thinkers, designers, and entrepreneurs on how to make a better world through conscious design. Join us for weekly episodes packed with unique perspectives and innovative ideas.

Episodes

December 18, 2022 20 min

Today Ian welcomes Marina Tran-Vu, who begins by talking about her story as she got started and what she does. Marina then talks about the durability and popularity of different materials and the process of choosing on which materials to focus. Marina also talks about the products she sells and on which is the main focus and where they are trying something new. Marina talks more about the business plan for the future and who are th...

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Welcome to another episode of the Conscious Design Podcast, today Ian welcomes Alexander Suma. Alexander starts off with a quick background story and introduction of his business. Alexander then mentions where this inspiration for this business came from and how he managed to expand it into a successful business plan. Ian and Alexander then discuss which buildings are the easiest and hardest to work with and how does a building typ...

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Welcome back to another episode of Conscious Podcast, today Ian welcomes Moyang Yang, who starts off by presenting her back story and what her business is all about. Then she continues to explain about challenging the notion of luxury materials being purely leather and leather only. Moyang then explains the importance of the personal touch in the world of luxury fashion and how it actually helped her keep the costs down initially. ...

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Welcome to another episode of Conscious Design Podcast, today Ian welcomes Richard Blank. Richard starts off by explaining what he does and what his company is based around. Richard even talks a bit about his background. Richard and Ian both discuss the importance of culture and how it shapes the business you are trying to build in the foreign country. Richard then discusses how to properly motivate employees and what techniques he...

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Welcome to another episode of Conscious Design Podcast, today Ian welcomes Kenneth Gembel. Kenneth starts off by explaining the projects and how he approaches them, also providing a little back story into his life. Kenneth and Ian then both talk about the different environments of the public and private sector, how to approach them and what are the possible challenges that await with these sectors. Kenneth then speaks about forecas...

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Welcome to another episode of Conscious Design Podcast and today Ian welcomes Benjamin Mandos. Benjamin starts off with a small introduction of what they do and what his company does. Benjamin then talks more about the methods they used to extract plastic and which areas they focus on. Benjamin and Ian then talk about the waste management mistakes that also motivated Benjamin to try and change this. Benjamin then switches the topic...

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Today Ian welcomes in his Conscious Design Podcast Show a new guest by the name of Mike Newman. Mike immediately  introduces himself to the audience and what his company does. Mike also mentions the education of the public that helps him do these activities. Mike then explains how beneficial these discussions are to knowing what can help the specific business. Mike and Ian then both talk about the consumers and how they have reacte...

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Welcome to another episode of Conscious Design podcast, today Ian welcomes Amie Hansen, who starts off by telling a bit about herself. Amie also shares where the vision for his company came from. Amie and Ian then talk about the life cycle of many products and the different durability issues. Amie then explains the cycle of buying things only for them to be used once or maybe even never and how her company is helping to fight again...

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Welcome back to yet another episode of the Conscious Design Podcast and today the guest is Max Justus. Max starts off by a little introduction to what he does and what his company does. Max then describes the need to fight against fast fashion and what he utilizes to make his products more sustainable and attractive for the broader audience. Max then describes how he also managed to modernize his supply chain and make it less harmf...

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Welcome to the Conscious Design Podcast and today Ian welcomes Fred Parent who first introduces himself and the company and what exactly they do. Ian and Fred both share their observations of how company structures are slowly shifting and making business more efficient and able to solve more obstacles than before. Fred and Ian also talk about the development of using hemp as a potential product for healing and not viewing it as onl...

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Welcome to another episode of the Conscious Design Podcast and today’s guest is Laura Baum. Laura starts off by a little introduction of what she does. She continues about what her main mission is and how that inspired her to start her business. Laura then expands more on the idea that providing an experience with your product is very valuable for many customers. Laura then explains what part of her business model supports sustaina...

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Welcome to another episode of the Conscious Design Podcast and today Ian welcomes Dennis Marechal. Dennis starts off with a bit of background and what got him into woodwork. Then Dennis continues to explain a bit about what new materials he has been experimenting with. Dennis and Ian both discuss the importance of a story behind your product and how that affects how consumers will perceive it. Dennis then explains how he has found ...

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Today Ian welcomes Kevin Wolf as a guest on his show. Kevin starts us off with a little backstory and introduction of the company and talks more about what they actually do. Kevin also specifies what makes their technology so special. Kevin then talks even more about the technology and reveals which two details make their model better than everybody else’s. Kevin and Ian then talk about the hardships of renewable entrepreneurs and ...

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Welcome to another episode of the Conscious Design Podcast and today Ian welcomes Andrew Gaines. He introduces himself briefly and provides a short background of what he does. Andrew then by using an illustration talks about the current system we have and what needs to change. Andrew then talks more about the need for culture to change, in order for progress to be ready and we can move to a greener future. Andrew and Ian both talk ...

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Today in the Conscious Design Podcast Ian welcomes Revi Schlesinger. Revi starts by talking about where exactly her journey started and what has she learned during the way that helped her in her career. Revi also talks about her youth and how she realized in what industry she wanted to operate and how to fix it for the better, which provided her motivation to get better. Revi and Ian both discuss that the human touch can never be e...

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Today Ian welcomes Ben Bensaou on his Conscious Podcast Show. Another aspect of innovation, based on Ben, is never being too long in your comfort zone and deriving value from different inputs. Another point that is mentioned is that it is important to fully analyze things before making a decisive decision. In the guest outro Ben shares some final thoughts and departs.

Parts:

0:00 – Rotation Of Jobs

20:07 – Good Look

32:18 – Guest O...

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Today Ian welcomes Ben Bensaou on his Conscious Podcast Show. Ben starts off by a brief explanation of what he does and why and a little backstory to everything. Ben then talks about how innovation doesn’t have to be fast and unpredicted but can be controlled with more emphasis on careful steps. Ben then explains the importance of actually acting up to what you promised or want to do, as one of the most important steps to do consis...

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Welcome to another episode of the Conscious Design Podcast and today Ian is talking to Daniel Booy. Daniel starts off with a brief introduction and a bit about his journey. Daniel then talks more about the technology behind his company and how it manages to combine sustainability and cooling or heating of large buildings. Daniel then talks about how he goes about the initial assessment of any project. Daniel talks more about what i...

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Today Ian welcomes Cathy Skinner to the Conscious Podcast. Cathy starts off with a origin story and what motivated her to research and focus on cancer. Cathy then explains her thinking on an example and how her product can monitor and diagnose the patient much more efficiently. She also talks about the advantage of providing a better treatment overall. Cathy also explains the contribution of the product towards camera research. Cat...

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Today Ian welcomes Shannon Lohr on the Conscious Design Podcast. Shannon starts by introducing her company and what they do as a brand. Shannon then shares more about the process of becoming sustainable and the timespan in which it is possible. Ian and Shannon then talk about who exactly is the customer base of the company. Shannon then specifies what makes their production process sustainable. Shannon then talks more about disprov...

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