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I See Pixels Podcast
41 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Joining tik tok after and teaching people how to be creative 3086
In this episode we discuss, the not so new, social media tik tok and how it is different than other platforms. We also discuss how people and business are using it for their different purposes. We also talk about introducing people unfamiliar to marketing and creative work to a new field. We also discuss ways to find inspiration and how to hone your creative skills.
36 minutes | May 11, 2021
Not a financial advisor, doge, gig work and freelancing Ep 85
In this episode we talk about accepting payment in cryptocurrency, and investing. We also talk about finding balance between hustles that get you short term money vs. investing time in projects that will help you grow and make money long term.
41 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
NFT hustle and managing new designers
In this episode we first talk about managing and mentoring new designers. We also talk about NFT's, what they are, why we are confused, and if we think they are beneficial for artists, especially POC artists.
33 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Marketing cars to the blacks and office space Ep 83
In this episode we talk about automotive marketing tactics used to target different communities. We also talk about what it's like going back in to the office and what precautions companies are taking if they are taking any at all.
42 minutes | Feb 21, 2021
Being regular black and design trends for Black history month Ep 82
In this episode we talk about design trends around black history month and how they could be better. We also talk about highlighting "regular" black experiences. We also briefly speak on the lack of black designers and how access and tools are needed.
23 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Insurrection branding, instant gratification Ep 81
This is a quick episode. We talk briefly about wisdom teeth, the insurrection at the capitol and the appeal of instant gratification.
41 minutes | Dec 24, 2020
Lessons learned, evolution, wins and losses 2020 Ep 80
In this episode we talk about how this year has affected us personally and professionally. We also talk about wins, losses and the things we think will stick around post-pandemic. We also talk about how we can help young artists can learn how to be designers.
27 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
Post election drama and Adobe max Ep 79
In this episode we talk about the "fallout" of the election and how people in different parties are aligning themselves. We also talk how it feels to be in a battle ground state, Georgia, that has another election in 2 months. We then talk about Adobe max, what we learned, what we hope they will do in the future, and if there was diversity in the presenters alienmuffin.threadless.com
45 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
Computers be puting, voting, and commuting to work again Ep 78
In this episode we talk about going back into the office a couple days out of the week and how much time is wasted commuting. We also talk about voting this year, our thoughts on absentee or early voting and the political climate. We also talk about what hardware we use to do our jobs as designers, desktops vs. laptops vs. tablets and mac vs PC.
35 minutes | Oct 4, 2020
Sweet potato spice, Puppy's, Politics and Saying No Ep 77
In this episode we talk about a variety of topics from puppies to politics but our main focus is how to say no to work. Taking on more than you can handle can be bad for your reputation and a waste of time for you and the client. We tell discuss how and when to say no.
42 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
Invest in your future Ep 76
In this episode we talk about how we have invested in ourselves. Not just with money but with time and energy. We talk about how you can get started investing with a little extra money and how the branding and marketing of investment has long been geared towards those who are already wealthy.
37 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
Don't misuse yours cause you can't use mine Ep 75
In this episode we talk about how the new normal is now old. We also talk about how we are using and not using our time to our advantage. We talk about the importance about creating a routine and daily schedule especially for people now doing WFH.
51 minutes | Jul 12, 2020
Is it good design or just hype Ep 74
In this episode we talk about the recent hoopla surrounding the design of Pop Smoke's album by Virgil. We talk about how hype influences what is accepted as good design and some things everyone loves that we hate lol. We talk about the difference between "bad" good designs and "bad design". Have you ever made a bad design that people loved?
48 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
Happy Juneteenth Ep 73
In this episode we discuss our plans for celebrating our first Juneteenth. We also discuss the current momentum of the BLM movement and how businesses are reacting many times to little too late, ei. Starbucks. We talk about the recent rebranding decisions for brand with racists tropes ei. Aunt Jemima and Cream of Wheat.
33 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
Photo ops and stereotypes Ep. 72
In this episode we talk about the co opting of recent protest around police brutality and people trying to profit off of tragedy. We also talk about steroetype that you cna have about your own people and others that can influence and hinder the way you design.
41 minutes | May 21, 2020
You are your own worst client Ep. 71
In this episode we first talk about finding the right distraction or entertainment while you do your work and how that can effect work productivity. That could be podcasts, shows, music, movies etc. We then talk about designing or developing branding for yourself as a designer. Are you a good client it for yourself? Are you constantly making arbitrary changes? Do you even have a clear vision of what your brand is? We dive into all of this.
34 minutes | May 1, 2020
Get comfortable with the new normal Ep. 70
In this episode we talk about adjusting to our new normal during and post quarantine. We talk about what adjustments you need to make to your work schedule and workspace to accommodate what may very well be the new normal. Don’t forget to check out our shopalienmuffin.threadless.comSocial:instagram.com/alienmuffintwitter.com/alienmuffinwww.facebook.com/alienmuffin/
41 minutes | Apr 10, 2020
Day 20 of quarantine -Graphic Design Podcast Ep 69
How we are handling the ongoing pandemic. What habits have we formed in quarantine.In this episode we talk about how our grand plans for quarantine didn’t quite work out. We also talk about what habits good and bad have developed during this time of working from home. We also talk about learning and evolving during difficult times.Don’t forget to check out our shopalienmuffin.threadless.comSocial: instagram.com/alienmuffin twitter.com/alienmuffin www.facebook.com/alienmuffin/The post Day 20 of quarantine -Graphic Design Podcast Ep 69 appeared first on Alien Muffin.
27 minutes | Mar 17, 2020
Making the most of your quarantine-Graphic Design Podcast Ep 68
How we are handling the current quarantine. Projects we are going to work on while social distancing.Yup we are talking about COVID-19. We talk about what we can do with our time away from our day jobs and how we can use the free time to tackle projects we didn’t feel we had time to handle before. We also talk about clients sharing our prices.Don’t forget to check out our shopalienmuffin.threadless.comSocial: instagram.com/alienmuffin twitter.com/alienmuffin www.facebook.com/alienmuffin/The post Making the most of your quarantine-Graphic Design Podcast Ep 68 appeared first on Alien Muffin.
34 minutes | Feb 27, 2020
Each one teach one-Graphic Design Podcast Ep 67
Thoughts on McDonalds new minimal design. Designers teaching design. Skills designers need outside of design. In this episode we talk about the new style of design McDonalds is starting to use and if it could work for other companies. We also talk about our feelings on designers charging for design classes while not having good designs. We then talk about what skills outside of design a designer should pick up to expand their offering to clients. Don’t forget to check out our shopalienmuffin.threadless.com Social: instagram.com/alienmuffin twitter.com/alienmuffin www.facebook.com/alienmuffin/ The post Each one teach one-Graphic Design Podcast Ep 67 appeared first on Alien Muffin.
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