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Life and Limb
106 minutes | Nov 24, 2014
Episode 20: Joshua Davis
Episode 20! Artist, designer, and technologist Joshua Davis joins Chuck to talk about life, work, changing technology, and everything from his earliest beginnings to his latest endeavors. Josh is truly one of the pioneers of digital art and a huge influence on an entire generation of artists. Josh and Chuck have known each other for about 10 years but this is the first time they've ever really kicked back and just talked in a non-client-project capacity, and it was a lot of fun. Friendly disclaimer: More swearing in this episode than usual. Hell yeah.
80 minutes | Oct 7, 2014
Episode 19: Timothy Saccenti
Timothy Saccenti is a photographer & director from NYC who has worked with some of the most acclaimed musicians around today such as Flying Lotus, Pharrell, Depeche Mode, and Animal Collective, among many others. On episode 19, Timothy joins Chuck to discuss his photography, directing, the challenges that come with constantly changing budgets and concepts, and staying creative in the internet age as nothing ever seems to stay the same in the world around us.
60 minutes | Sep 15, 2014
Episode 18: VSCO: Joel Flory & Greg Lutze
Joel Flory & Greg Lutze are the co-founders of VSCO, an art and technology company that has earned the respect and praise of photographers and artists around the world for the tools, services, and communities they have created. In episode 18, Joel & Greg speak with Chuck about their individual backgrounds, the inception of VSCO, the creative challenges along the way, their VSCO Artist initiative - a scholarship fund for artists, and what they hope to do with the bright future of their company.
79 minutes | Sep 9, 2014
Episode 17: Ryder Ripps
Ryder Ripps is a NY-based conceptual artist & creative director. He joins Chuck on episode 17 to talk about the work he does with his agency OKFocus, his wildly creative and prolific personal projects & art, his obsession with keeping lists of ideas, and much, much more.
74 minutes | Jul 5, 2014
Episode 16: Brandon Stosuy
Brandon Stosuy is the senior editor and director of events for Pitchfork.com as well as one of the founders of the acclaimed Basilica Soundscape Festival, a 2-day music and arts festival in upstate Hudson, NY. Brandon talks with Chuck about his life in music and journalism as well as his role in Pitchfork.com, reviewing & scoring records, the process of creating and curating a music festival, and much more.
73 minutes | May 4, 2014
Episode 15: Jake Nickell
Jake Nickell is the founder & CEO of Threadless, one of the most unique success stories of the internet age. In episode 15, Jake joins Chuck to talk about Threadless' humble beginnings in 2000 as a fun side project to its rapid rise as one of the most well known and most loved communities on the web, the many other projects he has started over the years - successes and failures included, the fun and not-so-fun sides of being in charge of it all, and much more.
84 minutes | Apr 22, 2014
Episode 14: Justin Thomas Kay
On Episode 14, Chuck is joined by designer & creative director Justin Thomas Kay. Originally from Milwaukee, currently in NYC, Justin has been designer or creative director for some of the most well-known publications in the world such as Complex, New York Magazine, and The FADER among others but now spends his time at one of the most exciting design studios around today, Doubleday & Cartwright. In addition to his passion for design, Justin isn't shy about the importance of taking care of your body and mind through good eating and exercise. Check out his paleo diet blog NoGrainsNoMasters.com for the motivational proof.
80 minutes | Mar 31, 2014
Episode 13: Justin Maller
Justin Maller is an Australian born, Brooklyn, NY based illustrator & designer. Justin joins Chuck in episode 13 to talk about how they've known each other for over 12 years, the NBA, the early days of design on the internet, Justin's many projects including his collaborations and one-design-a-day-for-365-days project 'Facets', among lots of other things. A very fun one and the first Australian accent ever on Life + Limb. Enjoy.
95 minutes | Mar 10, 2014
Episode 12: Nigel Evan Dennis
Nigel Evan Dennis is a creative jack-of-all-trades; a talented musician, artist, and designer. Friends since high school, Nigel joins Chuck to talk about his musical upbringing, early influences both sonically & visually, the not-so-glamorous early days of his design career to the jam-packed client list he's built, and creating exhaustive, admittedly obsessive personal projects for complex TV shows such as 'Game of Thrones' and 'True Detective' which have led to widespread acclaim and interactions with the shows stars and creators.
72 minutes | Feb 17, 2014
Episode 11: Ryan + Tina Essmaker
Ryan & Tina Essmaker are one of the most creative couples you'll ever meet. In episode 11 they talk with Chuck about the transition from Michigan to New York, the risks & sacrifices they've made to make their passions their careers, and 'The Great Discontent' which began in 2011 as a website featuring interviews with people they admired that has rapidly grown over the last 3 years into one of the most beloved entities in the creative world. While recording this interview, Ryan & Tina were in the midst of raising money via Kickstarter to take TGD from web to print after recently leaving their dayjobs to pursue it full-time.
77 minutes | Feb 13, 2014
Episode 10: David Allen
David Allen is an world-renown tattoo artist from Chicago whose work grows more popular and in-demand seemingly by the minute. David joins Chuck in Chicago for the first live & in-person Life + Limb interview to talk about his humble beginnings as a tattoo apprentice, his growth as an artist, working in a regular shop versus a private studio, being a father, learning to paint, and much more.
72 minutes | Feb 10, 2014
Episode 9: The Hood Internet
Aaron Brink & Steve Reidell of Chicago-based DJ duo The Hood Internet join Chuck to talk about making music mashups, touring as DJs compared to touring in a band, ska, doing random side projects for fun and having them lead to serious rewards, the issue of stealing versus sampling, and much more.
74 minutes | Feb 3, 2014
Episode 8: Jeremy Cowart
Jeremy Cowart is a Nashville-based artist, photographer, humanitarian, and entrepreneur, among many other things. In episode 8, Jeremy talks with Chuck about growing up in the south, making the unexpected transition from a design career to photography, celebrity photo shoot horror stories and pleasant surprises, his wide range of personal projects from non-profits to apps, and much more.
88 minutes | Jan 26, 2014
Episode 7: Benjamin Edgar
On Episode 7, Chuck is joined by long-time friend Benjamin Edgar. Ben is a man of many talents and passions: co-creator of THE BRILLIANCE!, founder of Boxed Water, an entrepreneur-in-residence at StartGarden - an early stage venture capital fund, and a designer of many things including his clothing label BENJAMIN EDGAR. Chuck & Ben discuss skipping college, the many ways the internet has affected our lives, travel, and living a constantly changing life that is never quite settled yet always interesting.
65 minutes | Jan 14, 2014
Episode 6: Benny Gold
Graphic designer, entrepreneur, father, success story. Benny Gold in a nutshell. It doesn't take long for Benny's story & words of wisdom to rub off, making you want to work harder and make the most of the time you've got in this life. Benny chats with Chuck about his upbringing, schooling, his journey to San Francisco, his unexpected path to success, and all the amazing people he's collaborated with over the years that make Benny Gold the incredible brand that it is today.
75 minutes | Jan 7, 2014
Episode 5: James White
Happy new year! The first guest of 2014 is the uniquely talented and charismatic artist James White. Hailing from Nova Scotia, James talks with Chuck about his travels around the world speaking & sharing his work, his passion for all things 80's, dealing with doing what you love for a living and balancing growing tired of it vs. staying motivated.
72 minutes | Dec 22, 2013
Episode 4: Sara Blake
Sara Blake is a multi-talented artist & designer from NYC by way of Virginia. Sara joins Chuck to talk about her humble beginnings as a curious student who somewhat fell into design to now traveling the world in support of her work for clients and speaking events alike, being introverted in an intensely extroverted creative industry, tattoos, and much more.
54 minutes | Dec 14, 2013
Episode 3: Trey Kerby
As blog editor & co-host of NBA TV's 'The Starters', Trey Kerby lives a life surrounded by basketball. Trey talks with Chuck about going from a guy with a basketball blog in college to now being on NBA TV and his passion for the game and NBA culture.
69 minutes | Dec 10, 2013
Episode 2: Paul Octavious
Photographer Paul Octavious joins Chuck to discuss life as a photographer, Chicago, Instagram fame, the importance of personal work vs. client work and much more.
78 minutes | Dec 4, 2013
Episode 1: Jon Contino
Chuck talks with NY-based artist Jon Contino about the influence of his family, New York, dealing with people who steal, the delicate balance of working from home, and more.
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