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Kali Nikitas, Curator of moments

Episode 29 of the Neon Moiré Show is with curator of moments Kali Nikitas. Kali is Chair of the Communication Arts of the MFA Graphic Design Program at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. She has curated international design exhibitions, has facilitated Typo Berlin and Typo San Francisco. Kali has and host workshops and special events in the States and abroad. In this episode Thomas Dahm and Kali Nikitas talk about graphic design, curating events, the current role of women in...


XXVIII — Alex Cornell interface designer, filmmaker, and periodic musician

Episode 28 of the Neon Moiré Show is with interface designer, filmmaker, and periodic musician Alex Cornell. This interview is recorded during FITC Amsterdam in 2018, Alex worked at that moment for Facebook, as lead designer for Facebook Video. Currently, Alex works on something new and secret... --- This interview is recorded at FITC Amsterdam 2019 --- Visual Show Notes: Guest: --- Neon Moiré Show is produced by me, Thomas...


XXVII — Artist Kim Alpert

Episode 27 of the Neon Moiré Show is with Kim Alpert. She currently runs her creative firm Make Amazing Inc. and is an artist in resident at the Chicago Art Department. In her time-based work, she integrates technology and strategy to create a human-centric design. With a background in fine art, music, and carpentry Kim brings attention to detail and diverse styles to both her video-art and commercial work. As a curator, Kim has produced events from intimate gallery exhibitions to large...


XXVI — Emilie Baltz on creating experiences

Emilie Baltz is a multi-disciplinary artist, creative director, and educator who uses food as a material and metaphor for creativity and multi-sensory communication. In this episode, Thomas and Emilie talk about how licking and tasting shape you as a person. The role playfulness and technology play in her work, and how having experiences influence the one she creates. --- This interview is recorded at FITC Amsterdam 2019 --- Visual Show Notes:...


XXV — Kate Dawkins, Creative Director

Episode 25 of the Neon Moiré Show is with designer, creative director and founder of self-named studio Kate Dawkins. Her studio is specializing in creating and delivering bespoke content for live performances, shows and brand events. Ever since I saw her presentation in Düsseldorf I'm fascinated by the visual richness of her work. In our conversation, recorded at FITC Amsterdam 2019. Kate and I talk about how she works on projects, the impact they have on her studio. Her collections of...


Neon Moiré Show Season 3 announcement 🎉

On this day 3 years ago we recorded our first episode with designer Maral Pourkazemi. Today we introduce season 3 of the Neon Moiré Show, hosted by Thomas Dahm


Meet Forward Festival with Othmar Handl

Chat with Othmar Handl, organizer of the annual design conference Forward Festival in Vienna, Munich, Zurich, and Hamburg. Forward brings together the best international and local creative heads, who provide insights into their success stories in an exciting atmosphere. Forward Festival Vienna 2019 Recorded at Us by Night in Antwerp, November 2018. --- #NeonMonday Neon Moiré’s Newsletter:


Episode XXIV — Director, Designer and Illustrator Carl Addy

Episode 24 of the Neon Moiré Show with guest director, designer and illustrator Carl Addy. Carl is creative director of Mill+ in London. Thomas Dahm talks with Carl about being a ‘jack of all trades’, his role as a creative director versus being a director as well. - - - This interview is recorded after Carl’s talk at FITC Amsterdam 2018. - - - Guest Links: Personal site: The Mill: - - -...


Episode XXIII - Neon Moiré Show Live #1

Episode 23 of the Neon Moiré Show is the recording of our first live show that we hosted during the Dutch Design Week at MU Artspace in Eindhoven. Thomas Dahm, talks with graphic designers Hansje van Halem, Stephanie Specht, Loes van Esch, Simone Trum and curator of moments Kali Nikitas about graphic design and which role it plays in their lives. - - - Guest Links: Hansje van Halem Stephanie Specht Loes van Esch,...


Episode XXII – Marie du Chastel on curating and transforming KIKK into a platform for creativity

Episode 22 of the Neon Moiré Show is with Marie du Chastel, coordinator & curator at KIKK, a non profit organization that bridges Art, Technology, Business and Culture through live events and educational projects in NAmur Belgium. Marie du Chastel joins me this week to share her story of becoming the curator of KIKK Festival, growing the festival and shares which upcoming creative fields we must follow. - - - KIKK Festival 1-4 November Namur, Belgium...


Neon Moiré Show Live Announcement

Join us on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 for the first Neon Moiré Show Live. Special guests are graphic designers Simone Trum, Loes van Esch, Stephanie Specht, Hansje van Halem and curator of moments Kali Nikitas. Thomas Dahm will talk with the guests about their paths to becoming a designer, starting and building up their own independent design studio. What it means being a female designer in the age of social media and becoming a public speaker during the rise of creative conferences. You...


Episode XXI — Rizon Parein on creating design and creativity festival Us by Night

Episode 21 of the Neon Moiré Show is with Antwerp-based designer, illustrator and curator of Us By Night, Rizon Parein. Rizon joins us this week to share the story of creating and curating design and creativity festival Us by Night, a fresh interpretation of the archetype conference setup. Interview by Thomas Dahm Us by Night 22–24 November 2018 Antwerp, Belgium Listen to more episodes on If you have questions, we love to get your feedback on Twitter...


Meet with John Davey

Chat with John Davey, organizer of annual design conference Reasons To in Brighton. is the award-winning international conference with a festival vibe. Each year international creatives and developers taking the stage to inform, inspire, entertain, thrill and educate attendees from all over the world. 6-7 September 2018 Brighton, United Kingdom Recorded at beyond tellerrand in Düsseldorf, May 2018. - - - #NeonMonday...


Episode XX — Jesse James Garret on creating a human-centered design conference

San Fransisco-based user experience designer Jesse James Garret joins us this week to share which elements make a good experience, discuss the influence attending a (design) conference can have on your thinking and how annual UX Week grow out to one of the most important design conferences​ around. UX Week San Fransisco, 21 - 24 August 2018, San Fransisco. Get 10% discount on your tickets using promo-code "UX18NeonM" Listen to more episodes on If you have...


Episode XIX — Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun, Designer of Experiences

Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun is a designer of extreme experiences that aims to bring the sublime to life. These multi-dimensional experiential projects are on the intersection of science, theater, politics, education, and design. Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun is on a mission to bring chaos to the world; she is the founder and director of the International Space Orchestra the world's first orchestra of NASA space scientists and astronauts; and most recently she founded the University of the Underground, a...


Episode XVIII - Galit Ariel on Augmented Reality

Episode 18 of the Neon Moiré Show is with transdisciplinary creative and strategic thinker Galit Ariel. A 'Digital Hippie’ who is passionate about a future that will integrate technology into our everyday lives and she is the author of Augmenting Alice. In the podcast, Thomas Dahm talks with Ariel about her book, the history and future of Augmented Reality and the value of the physical space. --- Listen to more episodes on If you have questions, we love...


Meet Eyeo Festival with Wesley Grubbs

Chat with Wesley Grubbs from Pitch Interactive about the annual Eyeo Festival which he is organizing/curates together with Dave Schroeder, Jer Thorp and Caitlin Rae Hargarten. Eyeo is a Creative Technology Conference focusing on code, art, data, design, creative tech and everything in between. Eyeo Festival 4-7 June 2018 Minneapolis, United States Recorded at beyond tellerrand in Düsseldorf, May 2018. - - - #NeonMonday Neon Moiré’s...


Episode XVII — dina Amin

Episode 17 of the Neon Moiré Show is with dina Amin, creator of #TinkerFriday. Thomas Dahm talks with Cairo-based product designer dina Amin about the letter “D”, starting ‘Tinker Friday’, why she started using stop-motion animation and her love for the medium, being on Patreon and so much more. This episode is recorded during beyond tellerrand Düsseldorf 2018. #btconf --- Listen to more episodes on If you have questions, we love to get your feedback on...


Episode XVI — Gavin Strange aka JamFactory

Episode 16 of the Neon Moiré Show with Gavin Strange aka JamFactory. Gavin is a senior designer at Aardman animations, speaker, author, star of CBBC show 'Art Ninja', and runs his creative studio JamFactory by night. Thomas Dahm talks with Gavin about the notion of time, the opening titles of FITC Amsterdam, opening titles in general, public speaking and more... This episode is recorded during FITC Amsterdam 2018 --- Listen to more episodes on If you have...


Episode XV — Matt McCue

Episode 15 of the Neon Moiré Show with 99U's Editor-in-Chief Matt McCue. Thomas Dahm talks with Matt about starting as a writer, 99U as an information tool, the 99U Conference and his view on working in the creative field right now. This episode is recorded during FITC Amsterdam 2018 --- Listen to more episodes on If you have questions, we love to get your feedback on Twitter And of course, if you enjoyed this episode please let...