UNDR_GRDS – A podcast to educate, fascinate and stimulate.

UNDR_GRDS – A podcast to educate, fascinate and stimulate.

UNDR_GRDS – A podcast to educate, fascinate and stimulate.

UNDR_GRDS – A podcast to educate, fascinate and stimulate.

UNDR_GRDS – A podcast to educate, fascinate and stimulate.

Muhammad Perry and myself started UNDR_GRDS with the intention of asking our favourite designers and creatives the questions we've always wanted to. We quickly realised that this could be made into a platform to educate, fascinate and stimulate students still going through the creative education process, whether that's Degree level, college or below. It was also a great networking tool and helped us achieve common ground and friendship with a lot of the designers we interviewed.

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In the beginning – How did two university students get a podcast project off the ground?

In the beginning – How did two university students get a podcast project off the ground?

In the beginning – How did two university students get a podcast project off the ground?

In the beginning – How did two university students get a podcast project off the ground?

In the beginning – How did two university students get a podcast project off the ground?

We had listened to our fair share design related podcasts. As grew ever more tired with the questions everyone was asking, we started to come up with our set of questions we'd like to ask designers, ranging from the down right curious to the deep, well though out comprehensive questions.

So we began researching, experimenting with audio, and contacting designers. This is how it all unfolded...

Alongside our first podcast, we also released a video called "An Introduction to The Hosts". This was filmed in Ben's office he was working in at the time.

Our first guest was Ben Mottershead, a friend of ours and a prominent figure in The Designers League. At this point myself and Muhammad were still learning the ropes of podcasting, luckily Ben is a patient man and after hours together, we managed to record our first UNDR_GRDS podcast.

In early March 2018, after endless hours of figuring out how to work Adobe Audition, we released our first UNDR_GRDS Podcast! Ben's podcast episode remains one of our most played episode.

Listen to it here.

BM

450+ plays
March 2018

After receiving glowing feedback from our first episode, it gave us the drive we needed to push on with the second instalment. We were treated to an extraordinary chat with the Illustrator and Print Designer Kelly Anna at her studio in Hackney.

Listen to it here.

KA

300+ plays
April 2018

Good things come in three's right? Our third instalment was with the wonder Gordon Reid A.K.A Middle Boop. He was kind enough to let us into his home to interview him. His cat was our unofficial suprise guest.

Listen to it here.

GR

200+ plays
May 2018

The latter end of May is where our journey takes a big step. So far, we had only interviewed designers and illustrators who were based in the UK. And so we decided to get into contact with a highly respected designer based somewhere in mainland Europe to see if we could visit them... And they said yes.

We were lucky enough to interview Eike König from Hort. A true pioneer in the graphic design industry. We met him for lunch at a local restaurant near his studio, passed a grocery store to buy a few authentic german beers and then got to recording the podcast. 

We sat down with Eike for just over 2 hours, over that time he dropped some serious knowledge, and so we made the decision to release this podcast in two parts. The wealth of experience and industry knowledge was too great for us to try and whittle it down into a 1 hour long episode. The two-part episode garnered a lot attention and helped grow our online presence greatly.

Listen to Part 1 here.

Listen to Part 2 here.

U_G x Konig 001

Part 1
550+ plays
June 2018

Part 2
350+ plays
June 2018

We decided to take a brief hiatus from U_G to focus on ourselves, and we picked up the baton once more in September. With Muhammad now in full time work and myself starting my 3rd year at university, we had even less time to work on our side hustle. Our next guest was Glenn Garriock from MadeByFolk, f.k.a FormFiftyFive. He is situated and so we decided to try out a new way of recording podcasts with our international guests.

Listen to it here.

Glenn G

500+ plays
September 2018

While we haven't made any episodes in recent years, UNDR_GRDS have been involved in different projects with some previous interviewees.

While we haven't made any episodes in recent years, UNDR_GRDS have been involved in different projects with some previous interviewees.

While we haven't made any episodes in recent years, UNDR_GRDS have been involved in different projects with some previous interviewees.

While we haven't made any episodes in recent years, UNDR_GRDS have been involved in different projects with some previous interviewees.

UNDR_GRDS x MadeByFolk scarf

We collaborated with Glenn Garriock of MadeByFolk to create a scarf.

Mo and Remi Body Shot Scarf 001
Georgie Scarf 003
Imogen Scarf 002
Close Up Scarf 001
Remi Scarf 002
Mo Looking Bomb as fuck
Laid Out Scarf 001

UNDR_GRDS has been quiet for a few years. Despite this, we felt that during the pandemic, people needed to hear straight-talking, back-to-basics conversation. 

UNDR_GRDS will be back in 2021.

UNDR_GRDS has been quiet for a few years. Despite this, we felt that during the pandemic, people needed to hear straight-talking, back-to-basics conversation. 

UNDR_GRDS will be back in 2021.

UNDR_GRDS has been quiet
for a few years. Despite this,
we felt that during the pandemic, people needed to hear
straight-talking, back-to-basics conversation. 

UNDR_GRDS will be
back in 2021.

UNDR_GRDS has been quiet for a few years. Despite this, we felt that during the pandemic, people needed to hear straight-talking, back-to-basics conversation. 

UNDR_GRDS will be
back in 2021.

Contact

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Email: caiger.design@gmail.com
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