CSW 172: Alice Karolina Smith Is On a Mission to Break ConsumerismAlice Karolina Smith is a brand architect and the founder of the ethical move. In an instant-gratification society, her mission is to disrupt the cycle of consumerism by creating a culture of meaning instead of more. She believes that businesses that stand out tell stories of substance, share products that serve the world and sell with integrity. Alice works with these brave souls, helping them tell their stories & build their worlds.

In this episode we discussed:

– creativity vs consumerism
– comparison and the generation of want and need
– designer ivory tower
– what we would be capable with collaboration
– ethics/branding…
– and more

Something Cool

From Alice:

Alice’s filter: instead of figuring it out, go and discover. In other words, instead of taking a problem researching to try and solve it, just write it down and see what shows up.

From Melissa:

Saving the World with Simple Pictures from Dan Roam


Enjoy!

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