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Creative Career Starter
35 minutes | Jan 17, 2022
Episode 31: NFTs will be part of your Creative Career
In the spirit of bringing a deeper understanding of the NFT space as a skill for your job search, a conversation with Ryan Haigh (@HeyHaigh) and Martin Bekerman (@MySavageDogs) that will help you understand the key principles for success in the NFT world. These guys get it.
31 minutes | Dec 14, 2021
Episode 30: Ryan Haigh - The Emerging and Undeniable World of NFTs Explained
A conversation with Ryan Haigh, my friend and cryptocurrency shaman. We will be discussing the rapidly growing, incredibly complex world of NFTs (non-fungible tokens). It's a place where he has become an influential voice and content expert. He's so good at this that he got me into the marketplace on Foundation.app. Good stuff here. Follow him on Twitter @heyhaigh
19 minutes | Nov 15, 2021
Episode 29: Frank DiPinto (PART 2) Creative Director at Electronic Arts
Part 2 of my conversation with Frank DiPinto - who is a Creative Director at Electronic Arts, the computer games giant. Frank, who calls himself a “creative athlete”, moved from Adidas to Electronic Arts and has parlayed his passion for sports and gaming into a unique and interesting position at EA. He has great advice for young designers with a love for sports and design.
23 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
Episode 28: Frank DiPinto, Senior Designer at Adidas
A conversation with Frank DiPinto, Creative Director at Electronic Arts - the computer games giant located in Redwood, California. Frank has had quite an amazing career for someone just 10 years out of design school - starting at VF Imagewear in Tampa, then moving to Adidas in Portland - and now Electronic Arts. In Part 1 of our conversation, we will discuss his experience at Adidas.
32 minutes | Oct 23, 2021
Episode 27: David Nardone, Creative Director and Designer in the Cannabis Industry
A conversation with David Nardone, a Creative Director and Designer serving a diverse family of state-legal cannabis goods committed to helping people & pets in their everyday lives. David has spent the last 5 years primarily in the cannabis and CBD-infused product sector creating branding and packaging and making information more accessible in a rapidly expanding and sometimes confusing category. We’ll talk about what he does, how he got where he is, and what he looks for in young talent when he’s reviewing a portfolio. To see David’s work, visit: www.davidnardone.com
28 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
Episode 26: John Sinsabaugh, Senior Lead, Product Design at The Athletic
A conversation with John Sinsabaugh, Senior Lead, Product Design at The Athletic -- a subscription-based media publisher of really smart sports coverage for die-hard fans. John started his career at HUGE in NYC as a visual designer, then moved to Elephant in San Francisco before moving to his current position at The Athletic just over 2 years ago We’ll talk to John about what he does, how he got where he is, and what he looks for in young talent when he’s reviewing portfolios.
25 minutes | Sep 19, 2021
Episode 25: Connect your HS art student to a design career
A conversation with with Mike McDougall - the parent of a talented young artist who needed a bit of help figuring out how to translate his love of “art” into a career. Mike will discuss the range of feelings and concerns a parent has when hearing your young HS student wants to go to art school.
17 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
Episode 24: Being a UX Designer at the Federal Reserve Bank
In this podcast, I’ll be talking with Jared Unger, Senior UX Designer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland about what he does, how he got where he is, and what he looks for in young talent when he’s reviewing a portfolio.
21 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
Episode 23: Phil Czapla, Brand Designer at Pinterest
In this episode I talk with Phil Czapla, a Brand Designer at Pinterest in San Francisco, about what he does, how he got where he is, and what he looks for in young talent when he’s reviewing portfolios. Phil has lots of great advice around how to impress during the interview: "When designers come with perspective and they have an opinion...it’s really good”. Have a listen!
22 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Episode 22: Breaking into Sports Design
Today I’ll be talking with young designer Cam Chatt - who just accepted a graphic design position at OddsChecker - the UK’s #1 sports betting odds comparison site. The perseverance and single-mindedness that Cam showed during his 18 month job search is like nothing I’ve seen. He’s going to tell us how he dealt with the pandemic, a tight job market, the canceling of all professional sports, and worst of all...coming in second for 2 sports design positions he really wanted - before sticking the landing and getting hired at OddsChecker.To see Cam's work visit: cameronjchatt.comInstagram: @camjoey
20 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
Episode 21: Planning for a Career as an Illustrator/Designer
A conversation with Illustrator/Designer Emilio Serrano - who just accepted a position with a wonderful creative firm. We’ll learn about his story and all the things he did to realize his creative dream of working at Moxie SozoTo view Emilio's work: https://semilioc.com
20 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Episode 20: Trust the (job search) Process
A conversation with Abby Dye, Digital Designer at Digital Hive in Syracuse, NY. Abby talks about sticking to the process with a single-minded focus until she got that first job. Encouraging and helpful advice for young creative job seekers You can see her work at dye-designs.com
26 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Episode 19: A Creative Career on Your Own Terms
A conversation with Teysia Parks, full-time Designer/Art Director at Partners & Napier and owner of Studio T. She talks about how she manages her time and creativity with such a demanding schedule and busy life.
33 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
Episode 18: How to Win the Interview
A conversation with Ben Picard, a Product Designer at The Action Network in San Francisco. Ben reviews the work of a lot of young designers as part of his day-to-day and we’re going to dig into - among other things - his thoughts about what makes young job seekers stand out. He’s got a lot of tips and strategies for how to be more effective as you begin the job search process.
17 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Episode 17: Thoughts on the future of the creative industry
Part 2 of our conversation with Chris Petescia. Chris gives us his insights as to where he thinks the creative industry is headed and how young creative talent can position themselves to take full advantage of it. He is so smart and so thoughtful - don't miss this one.
24 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
Episode 16: Cultivating a nourishing and inspiring creative culture
Chris Petescia discusses starting a successful creative firm right out of school and how he emphasized an inspiring and rare creative culture at Carrot Creative. In Part 1 of our conversation, Chris talks about how to present yourself to a creative director who looks beyond your portfolio.
24 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
Episode 15: Bigger Isn’t Always Better
A conversation with Sarah Jane Casale, Motion Graphic Artist at Optic Sky in Rochester, NY. Sarah began her career as a Designer at ESPN but found herself longing for a more intimate creative setting with broader creative challenges. Hear how this change has allowed her to grow in ways she never anticipated.
16 minutes | Dec 6, 2020
Episode 14: Creating a Career in Editorial Design
A conversation with Anna Wisbey, a recent graduate of Alfred University with a BFA in Graphic Design who found herself a bit unsure about what it was that she wanted to do as a creative professional, and as a result, how to identify her next move. We’ll discuss the steps we took to move from that point in her life to her newfound confidence in a focused portfolio and a career plan that has her excited and ready to get after it! To see Anna’s work, visit: www.annawisbey.com
24 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
Episode 13: When Your Dream Job Isn't Really That Dreamy
On this Podcast we’ll be talking with Jessica Cook. Jess graduated with a degree in Graphic Design in May 2017 and started out as a UX/UI designer at Frog Design in Brooklyn NY. She’s now a Product Designer for Open Innovation at Mozilla in Brooklyn NY. Jess talks about recognizing the need for more mentoring and greater, in-depth projects to help her skillset evolve and grow - and the moves she made to find her first "next job". Jess considers herself a Hybrid designer with UX/UI skillset, focusing on design systems and building digital products for a variety of diverse clients.
18 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
Episode 11: Focusing your portfolio for a career as a concept artist
On this podcast, I speak with Samson Rapp, Illustrator and Concept Artist. Samson and I discuss the path he’s taking as he looks to break into the world of game design as a Concept Artist. Samson is a recent art school grad and is now doing the hard work to elevate his illustration skills and his portfolio.
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