Professional Geek Podcast
About This Show
Professional Geek is a podcast where hosts Blaire Knight-Graves and Mark Beers interview professionals with geeky tendencies from various industries. Featured you will hear stand up comedians, video game writers, music composers, accountants, copywriters, Foley artists, journalists, sales people, actors, directors, publicists, authors and much, much more. Our guests will offer listeners sage advice for how to break into your chosen industry, and tell some funny stories of how they got into the jobs they’re in now. Each episode includes a discussion on the different ways that being a geek can help you become a better professional, and advice on everything from copyright law to networking, and turning your favorite thing into your career.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 13: Ralph Corona
Ralph Corona joins us as our 13th guest. Ralph Corona is an award winning tattoo and graphic artist who specializes in comic-book style art. As one of the owners and artists of Code of Conduct tattoo parlor in Chicago, Ralph is sought out by individuals looking for comic book and cartoon characters to be tattooed on their bodies, as well as original tattoo art concepts. Ralph’s childhood love of superheroes and cartoons, as well as his father’s own surreal painting, inspired him to become a visual artist. He took over ownership of Code of Conduct with his friends, where they are able to display their own artwork as well as create tattoo works for customers. In this episode, Ralph discusses with hosts Blaire Knight-Graves and Mark Beers what it was like to be the kid who took picture notes in class instead of written notes, how he came to be a tattoo shop owner, the difference between painting on canvas and working on skin, and how tattoo artistry as a craft profession isn’t as easy to get into as some might think. Visit www.professionalgeekpodcast.com for more information.