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78 minutes | Aug 29, 2021
Kris Andrew Small On Art And Design
Kris is an extremely vibrant, creative and passionate human being and his work reflects this. Kris, starting his creative journey in advertising, now works with all the big boys like Nike, Adidas and Apple just to name a few. During this conversation we hear about Kris growing up as a kid getting his start in creativity and being not the typical child creative prodigy that you might expect. Kris and I dive into how his reason to create stems from the injustices and his frustration around inequality. We also talk about paying your dues and being realistic about the long path to success often being lined with potholes and designing millions of Vodafone ads. We go through Kris's work ethic, his dealings with imposter syndrome and why trusting your instincts, not overthinking and speaking your mind, might just land your work, like it did for Kris, in the Louvre. We also get nitty gritty from things like Kris's morning routine and how he combats the often odd and unpredictable hours of being a freelance creative to how important it is to make investments into your work and sacrificing a few luxuries to reach your goals. Listen in as we try to remember scientific facts, quote the show Friends for the first time in the podcast's history and learn who Klaus is. Introducing Kris Andrew Small On Art And Design. Kris Andrew Small krisandrewsmall.com @krisandrewsmall Links Kate Isobel Scott Episode Kris's branding for genderless makeup brand TOOD Nathalie Du Pasquier Keith Haring Jean Paul Goude Ken Done M.I.A. Jonathan Zawada Fernand Léger Quotes "I didn't become freelance to get in there at 9am!" "Part of me wishes I had no goals in life and I could just live in the forest and grow my own vegetables." "I like making work and being creative and contributing to culture." "Does it look cool and does it say something, that's my barometer of a successful piece of work." "My work comes from a very restless place in myself so I almost have to build up an amount of restlessness to then explode." "I did shitty work, I've been on the crap side of things. It took me a long time to get successful." "Don't undersell yourself, believe in what you do and be proud of it." "I drove endless amounts of shitty cars because I wanted to spend my money on my work." "Klaus is my logo, I think." - Original Theme Music by Devin Luke - devinlukemusic.com Stay In Touch onprocess.com @onprocesspodcast If this episode helped you in any way, we would love your support. The best way to support us is by Subscribing to the show in iTunes and writing us a review. Thanks for listening.
65 minutes | Aug 15, 2021
Kate Isobel Scott On Plasticine Illustration And Animation
Kate Isobel Scott is an incredibly talented artist who's chosen visual language, through mediums such as plasticine, embroidery and animation, is visceral, playful, slightly nostalgic, and completely gorgeous. Kate has a really unique ability to unapologetically move seamlessly between mediums and disciplines, bringing strengths and experiences from one creative category into another. During our chat we talk about giving ample space to explore, experiment and find your creative voice. What I loved most about our conversation is how Kate gives herself and us permission to make mistakes, try new things, and not only accept our unique quirks and challenges but actually lean into these, double down on them, feature them and use them as a superpower. Ultimately we learn one of the greatest lessons of all, that fitting in is highly overrated. I hope you enjoy this episode where you can listen to us try and do math, complain about modern kids shows, and find out why Kate spends her free time learning how to make baskets. Introducing Kate Isobel Scott On Plasticine Illustration And Animation Kate Isobel Scott Kateisobelscott.com @kateisobelscott Links jordy.studio Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon @rogierwieland Everyone Agency The Trap Door Fireman Sam Quotes “If you really want to make something you'll make it work and then you'll get picked up for it.” "By the time I figured out I really like playing with plasticine, I was really able to embrace the wonkiness!" "It's not like its a style, it's literally just my fingers." "My work might not be worth anything, but my time is." "When I'm in my downtime, instead of feeling sorry for myself because I don't have any work, I'll be like hey I've gotta be proactive so then I'll be like ok let's make an animation." "If I'm in a creative rut, maybe I'll go and start an embroidery project." "Just keep chipping away at something else on the side as well, to release that creative energy and something will evolve." "You don't need to fit into a category to be happy." "If not now, then when." "Make the work that you want to make, because that's when those jobs will come in." - Original Theme Music by Devin Luke - devinlukemusic.com Stay In Touch onprocess.com @onprocesspodcast If this episode helped you in any way, we would love your support. The best way to support us is by Subscribing to the show in iTunes and writing us a review. Thanks for listening.
66 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Studio Yorktown On Mockups
We are welcoming back Bruce as he is our first two time guest, coming in for an encore to take us through the gorgeous work he does with design mockups under the name Studio Yorktown. Studio Yorktown takes mockups to another level, another planet even, it's not even really fair to call anything else a mockup after looking at these. During our conversation Bruce walks us through the genesis of the company, his process and even his day to day ethos and journey in staying creatively healthy. We learn what Bruce looks for in setting up a scene in terms of light, shadows and composition. Bruce encourages us to stop procrastinating, hiding behind tools and excuses and just use what you have, do the thing and start making. We learn what drives someone to make a mockup of a cd on fire. We seek to answer the age old question, if you make work, but don't share it on instagram, did it ever even happen?" And I make many strange diving analogies to creativity. Introducing Studio Yorktown On Mockups Studio Yorktown Studio Yorktown on Creative Market studioyorktown.com @studioyorktown youtube/studioyorktown Links Grid Systems In Graphic Design by Josef Müller-Brockmann Cannon of Page Construction The Golden Ratio vs. The Silver Ratio Golden and Silver Ratio in Architecture Quotes "If you can't figure out how to create with a little, it's unlikely you'll be able to create with a lot." "The thing that I feel engages the mind and adds realism is that there are small imperfections." "If you slow down and you look at things, you're literally giving yourself the gift of looking at the world again." "It's about training yourself to look very closely at a world which is around you full of magic that is easily forgotten." "The faster way to contentment is usually ironically by slowing down." - Original Theme Music by Devin Luke - devinlukemusic.com Stay In Touch onprocess.com @onprocesspodcast If this episode helped you in any way, we would love your support. The best way to support us is by Subscribing to the show in iTunes and writing us a review. Thanks for listening.
89 minutes | May 23, 2021
Kyle Steed On Art
Kyle Steed is a fascinating, poetic and creative force based in Dallas Texas. We go from end to end in this one from the bipolar implications of social media all the way through to balancing creative work with kids and intentionally slowing down your work and process. You might hear Kyle doing some doodling during our conversation and you can even hear his markers moving across the page and the caps coming on and off in the gaps of our talk, all of which I deliberately left in the final cut as I think this sets the stage perfectly for the intentionality and level of creativity that Kyle bring to the table. Kyle drops so many wisdom bombs on life, parenting, seasons, weathering the hard times and ultimately having a perspective on the process that is unlike anyone I have spoken to. I got so much out of this chat with Kyle and I hope you do as well, make sure you listen closely and read between the lines as there are some really profound moments in this conversation. Introducing Kyle Steed On Art Kyle Steed kylesteed.com @kylesteed Links The Crossroads Of Should And Must: Find and Follow Your Passion by Elle Luna Anne Lamott Bird by Bird Instructions Writing & Life by Anne Lamott WS Merwin Poet Quotes "Observing the world is one beautiful way to learn and then to translate that back into the work." "The supreme purpose of our being here isn't just to work and to be productive and to make things, its relational." "There are no straight lines in this life." "We are such a doing culture, that to really be in our body's and to slow down is almost a subversive way to move in the world." "We can so easily trick ourselves into thinking that there is somewhere to arrive." "It's one of the bravest things to make something and put it out there for people." "Style is temporary, but the soul is eternal." "You can't control everything, nor should you." "Be willing to hear no a lot more times than you're going to hear yes." - Original Theme Music by Devin Luke - devinlukemusic.com Stay In Touch onprocess.com @onprocesspodcast If this episode helped you in any way, we would love your support. The best way to support us is by Subscribing to the show in iTunes and writing us a review. Thanks for listening.
84 minutes | Apr 11, 2021
Kwame Bruce Busia On NFTs
Kwame Bruce Busia possibly better known – especially in design circles – as StudioYorktown does many, many things with a high level of skill including being a singer/songwriter, producer, designer, photographer and entrepreneur. One of those things is having a love and knowledge for blockchain tech, crypto currencies and yes the topic of the day NFTs. I was getting pretty tired of everyone talking about NFT's but using a string of acronyms to describe another acronym, always skirting the topic of what the hell they actually are and how you make them and why anyone should care. Bruce does an incredibly articulate job of breaking down the why, what, how, pros and cons and future of this tech and what it means for anyone in or pursuing a creative career. We even unpack some of the deep creative wisdom in Japanese culture and specifically talk through some poignant creative moments in the film Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Introducing Kwame Bruce Busia On NFT's Kwame Bruce Busia @StudioYorktown Studio Yorktown on Creative Market Study Yorktown NFT for sale kwamebrucebusia.com Show links: Beeple $70m NFT Gary Vee on NFTs Rarible Planet Money podcast episode on Beeple $70m NFT Decentraland Verner Herzog Bruce's NFT Resources and Starter Guide: Basic Concepts To Understand: What is BLOCKCHAIN? The best explanation of blockchain technology What is Ethereum? A Beginner's Explanation in Plain English MetaMask Tutorial 2021: How to Use & Safely Setup MetaMask (setting up your wallet and installing browser extension) HOW TO CREATE AN #NFT ON RARIBLE WITH ROYALTIES NFT Platforms and Websites Rarible Opensea Foundation (invite only) Art Blocks KnownOrigin Async Art (programmable art platform with individually auctionable layers) Zora SuperRare Maker’s Place Nifty Gateway Creary.net (not technically NFTs, but allows artists to earn crypto by sharing and curating the work of others’ portfolios similar to Behance) Some Future Applications / Display Possibilities for Digital Art + NFTs Looking Glass Factory - No-Glasses Holographic Display A run-down of digital art frames for displaying digital art / NFTs Framed* - Books: Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts by Ryan Holiday The 48 Laws Of Power by Robert Greene Mastery by Robert Greene Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life by Rory Sutherland It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be by Paul Arden Documentaries: Jiro Dreams of Sushi Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams Documentary American Movie Marwencol Helvetica Chef's Table Quotes "I'm always trying to see how concepts are similar rather than how they are different." "[NFT technology] is very exciting for particularly creatives because it finally gives a chance to distribute work and set the terms by which you can be compensated for it." "We are in an era now that we are literally transacting ideas and concepts." "Once you have a sense of purpose, something that drives you, it becomes this reinforcing loop that keeps you doing it, its like a permanent source of joy and magic." "It's nothing and it's everything, you don't have to put that much attention to detail in it, but you do and it means something because you do it." "The goal is not the goal, the goal is the process." - Original Theme Music by Devin Luke - devinlukemusic.com Stay In Touch onprocess.com @onprocesspodcast If this episode helped you in any way, we would love your support. The best way to support us is by Subscribing to the show in iTunes and writing us a review. Thanks for listening.
72 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
Brendan Cato On Winemaking
Brendan Cato is first and foremost a chef of a very high caliber, but perhaps more pertinent to the topic of this conversation Brendan is a winemaker and roaming food forager. I loved so many parts of this conversation and we cover many aspects of winemaking, but as usual I dig deep into Brendan's process including his unique, minimal intervention and locally sourced approach to winemaking and cooking. Brendan has a unique relationship with ambiguity and experimentation that seems to drive a lot of his success. Perhaps not surprisingly we uncover some amazing creative roots in making wine and to illustrate this Brendan takes us through a story demonstrating why constraints in a creative capacity rather than stifling can be like pouring jet fuel on a fire. It was a joy talking to someone so refreshingly humble and authentic in the dedication behind everything they do. Introducing: Brendan Cato On Winemaking Brendan Cato @brendancato Carto Wines The Farmed Table Ngarto Wines Links Demijohn Quotes "Same for me as cooking, [winemaking] is a continual learning process." "That's the beauty of making natural wines, you're essentially trying to let the grapes speak for themselves and do what they want to do." "I never like to cook the same thing twice." - Original Theme Music by Devin Luke - devinlukemusic.com Stay In Touch onprocess.com @onprocesspodcast If this episode helped you in any way, we would love your support. The best way to support us is by Subscribing to the show in iTunes and writing us a review. Thanks for listening.
86 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Charl Laubscher On Digital Design
Charl is the founder and creative director of the renowned digital focussed agency Love & Money. During our conversation Charl breaks down some fascinating methodology around digital design like atomic design and memetics that, let's be honest, most of which goes way over my head, but is super fascinating nonetheless. We talk about how swiftly kicking your ego out the door might be the most beneficial thing you do in your creative process. Our conversation takes us into the intriguing ethos behind the agency which is the phrase: Always In Beta. Charl walks us through the iterative heavy process they go through while dishing out some truth and busting a few myths that have overstayed their welcome in the design community. We even discuss Charl's quite involved and optimized morning routine for getting to deep work and being a less horrible, more creative person throughout the day. Introducing: Charl Laubscher On Digital Design Charl Laubscher Loveandmoney.com @loveandmoneyagency Medium: Love And Money Links Atomic Design Memetics Joseph Campbell Me Too (Book Co-Authored by Charl) You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes The Gardener and the Carpenter by Alison Gopnik The Marshmallow Test Quotes "You can definitely spot the difference between a digital designer and a non digital designer really quickly." "It's not just what looks good, a lot of it's about what functions." "If you don't have anything you are going to stand for, then you'll fall when people tell you, we want something different." "The best way to sell yourself is just to listen to other people talk." "The most interesting thing you can say to somebody is, sorry what was that?" "Control the things you can and accept the things you can't." "If you want to get the most out of people give them clarity, context, direction, trust and hold them accountable." "You can't change the world if you don't get out of bed." - Original Theme Music by Devin Luke - devinlukemusic.com Stay In Touch onprocess.com @onprocesspodcast If this episode helped you in any way, we would love your support. The best way to support us is by Subscribing to the show in iTunes and writing us a review. Thanks for listening.
66 minutes | Sep 27, 2020
Zhu Ohmu On Sculptural Ceramics
Working under the pseudonym Zhu Ohmu, Melbourne ceramicist Rose Wei makes striking organic decorative vessels. Zhu makes the most incredible and almost visceral pieces of ceramic and all done with no formal training. During our chat we dive into how the lack of formal training has actually been a key asset to what she has accomplished. We hear Zhu's thoughts on having a mindset of play and experimentation and how having an openness to failure creates new opportunities and chances for innovation. We dig into getting past a creative block and some fantastic and practical advice that Zhu shares on the topic. We of course hear the ins and outs of her process including some unique ways of getting in the creative zone, doing photoshoots remotely over zoom and an OnProcess first for what she listens to while she works. Introducing: Zhu Ohmu On Sculptural Ceramics Zhu Ohmu zhuohmu.com Links Plantsukuroi Symmetrical Faces Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthburt Quotes "I entered ceramics from a mindset of play and experimentation." "Ceramics had that intimacy of touch that just felt so right to me." "[Ceramics] is the most direct and simple method for interacting with a physical material, pressure is applied and the clay responds." "If I had gone to a ceramics course and asked the teacher that I want to make the pots that I make today, the teacher would say no, that's not possible." "Art is life and life is art" - Original Theme Music by Devin Luke - devinlukemusic.com Stay In Touch onprocess.com @onprocesspodcast If this episode helped you in any way, we would love your support. The best way to support us is by Subscribing to the show in iTunes and writing us a review. Thanks for listening.
104 minutes | Sep 12, 2020
Daisy Watt On Weaving
Daisy is an extremely intelligent, generous human that is also highly skilled at the art of weaving. This conversation take us to some incredibly interesting parts of Daisy's process, including some of the nearly unbelievable parallels and impacts that weaving has had on the development of technology as we've come to know and love it today. Basically without weaving, there wouldn't be a computer. We also dig into some deep topics like the relevance of art and music in our modern society, which Daisy provides a wonderfully open and shut case for. We spend a good 10 minutes on email inbox and ways to combat the constant barrage of everything that comes with it. During our chat we talk about the creative renaissance that is happening and needs to happen as a collective to problem solve some of the worlds biggest problems. If you've listened to more than one episode of this podcast you should know by now that the specific craft we speak about in each episode although interesting in its own right, it is very much just the tip of the creative iceberg in the amount of universal and translatable creative wisdom that is shared and this episode is no different as Daisy shares some extremely valuable creative insights. Introducing: Daisy Watt On Weaving Daisy Watt daisywatt.com @daisy_watt Links The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss Tim's E-Mail Autoresponder Templates Creative Pep Talk Podcast RMIT Vivian Maier Jacquard Loom Bri Hammond The Design Files Awards Quotes "I'm a Jill of all trades in the textile industry." "Right now what we need is collective critical problem solving and all the creative industries does is provide room for that." "I wasn't aware that having just a room that wasn't a bedroom in a house that I lived in would provide so much scope for so many and myself, and that is invaluable." "So much of my craft is documentation and problem solving." "I'm fortunate that my craft allows me to get back to zero for me to start again, and it forces me to do that process every time I want to get on the loom." "A product should be more than a quick instant exchange." "Anyone who has a creative practice knows that we are way more familiar with having to be alone and we are way more familiar with ourselves, because we've had to spend the with ourselves." "There's nothing better than having room to think." - Original Theme Music by Devin Luke - devinlukemusic.com Stay In Touch onprocess.com @onprocesspodcast If this episode helped you in any way, we would love your support. The best way to support us is by Subscribing to the show in iTunes and writing us a review. Thanks for listening.
73 minutes | Aug 29, 2020
Damien Bredberg On Multifaceted Photography
Damien is a multi-disciplinary photographer that has a very unique and highly conceptual way of looking through a lens. His work is theatrical, dynamic and almost surreal. Damien is renowned for his unique approach to the extraction of stories, character and emotion. We uncover some super fascinating aspects of Damien's process like how much storytelling and drawing from his own personal emotional experiences play a role in the success and impact of his photographs. During the episode we dive into the nitty gritty of the crew, production and compositing side of his work as well some of the more personal and relational side of doing business in a creative field. We talk about some of the things Damien has learned in his career including how valuable saying no can be and lessons on pricing, respecting yourself and valuing what you do. We zoom in and get into the specific details and ingredients that make up a powerful image, including some things you might expect like lighting and some things you might not expect. Introducing: Damien Bredberg On Multifaceted Photography Damien Bredberg damienbredberg.com.au droneboys.com.au @damienbredberg_bts Links AIPP Urs Buhlman adsoftheworld.com Quotes "If you don't adapt or change, you will die." "I don't care for the technical side of things that much, I care for the outcome." "Thats' the power of photographers or artists, we have that ability to change someone's thought process or feelings or emotions." "Start with the story." "I'm going to try and extract what my heart feels and put it into a frame." "Copy everyone else and you're just going to be forgotten, the moment you start being yourself you will develop a brand and you will become someone and the clients will follow and as a byproduct the money will just keep coming in." "When you do what you love, you're always going to be successful." "I've been saying no for 20 years, there is a lot of value and respect to be gained by saying no. "When someone pays more they believe you are better at what you do." "80% of what I do is spent behind the computer, doing sales, doing quotes, meeting people, networking, that's business. I'm not photographing all day every day." "We've forgotten how important business is." "Story is the most powerful, hidden, subconscious thing you can add to a photograph." "Start where you want to end up." "You're brand is who you are when you are off-line." - Original Theme Music by Devin Luke - devinlukemusic.com Stay In Touch onprocess.com @onprocesspodcast If this episode helped you in any way, we would love your support. The best way to support us is by Subscribing to the show in iTunes and writing us a review. Thanks for listening.
74 minutes | Aug 15, 2020
Bek Hawke On Bespoke Furniture Design
Bek Hawke makes breathtaking modern wooden furniture by hand. Bek is the founder and creator behind Tov & Co. a hand made furniture studio. During our conversation we dive deep into Bek's creative practice and process, starting with her transition from a masters of architecture to starting, from scratch, her own furniture line. Bek shares some of her reasons for doing what she does and her deep love for being thorough and hands on in the process down to every last step and detail. We talk about transitioning to something that is new and unknown, but feels right. Bek shares with us some of her personal learnings when going through a transition or making a creative leap and some of the unique perspectives she has on decision making from a more intuitive rather than purely analytical place. We get into what role stillness, peace and dreams play in her practice and ideation process. Bek's work is just overflowing with meaning and we unpack this as she takes us through beauty, function and meaning, the 3 pillars of her core ethos behind everything that she creates. During our chat we hear about Bek's first two years in business and some of the wisdom gained along the way, including why growing slow and sustainable beats blowing up and going viral any day. Introducing: Bek Hawke On Bespoke Furniture Design Bek Hawke tovandco.com @tovandco Links Groundcrew Agency Ferrier Furniture Google Sketchup Five Mile Radius on OnProcess Britton Timbers Quotes "I started making furniture just as a hobby because I needed furniture and I didn't have any money." "What drew me to furniture was I loved doing things with my hands." "I liked the idea of going back to basics and just knowing everything about what I was doing and knowing it really well." "Learn how to trust your gut and back yourself" "Let peace be your guide." "Beauty, function and meaning. Those are the 3 key areas that I look into in depth with all of my designs.” "As quickly as you can work out what your strengths are and what you can outsource the minute you can afford to." "It has to be a sacrifice, you don’t just get to leave a career and start something new and be successful immediately." "Be ok with slow." "It's not until you be slow that you can be still enough to listen to yourself and hear the small voice and actually get your finger on what it is you are here for and [what] you're supposed to be doing." "My process starts with stillness." - Original Theme Music by Devin Luke - devinlukemusic.com Stay In Touch onprocess.com @onprocesspodcast If this episode helped you in any way, we would love your support. The best way to support us is by Subscribing to the show in iTunes and writing us a review. Thanks for listening.
100 minutes | Aug 1, 2020
Patrick Thomas, 313RGB & Wayne Smith On Open_collab
In this slightly more collaborative edition of OnProcess, we begin by diving in with the founder and creator of a very unique and now worldwide movement and workshop series called Open_collab. In a nutshell Open_collab is a series that focuses on serendipitous events utilising random image-making processes that provoke unexpected juxtapositions and chance encounters. During the episode we speak with the acclaimed artist, designer, educator and founder of the project Patrick Thomas, who brings us through the genesis and ethos behind its origins. We also get on the show Chris Norman of 313RGB and Wayne Smith who are creators, educators and designers based in Melbourne, they bring a fascinating perspective having run the last in person Open_collab before the pandemic lockdown. This episode gives a really unique peek behind the curtain of both Patrick's vision for the platform, but also the steps of running the workshop itself. We also talk about some of the key ingredients and principles that make a successful collaboration possible and dig into the love of unpredictability and spontaneity in a creative world that is more traditionally known for control. Introducing: Patrick Thomas, 313RGB & Wayne Smith On Open_collab Patrick Thomas patrickthomas.com open-collab.org Chris Norman 313rgb.com Wayne Smith waynesmith.design Links Melbourne Design Week Magda Ksiezak Magda's OnProcess episode Sean Hogan of Trampoline: Walkbook Rida Abbasi Olivia Chen Daren Bent Phillip Glass Tales from the Loop Kraftwork "We are the Robots" Sam Aaron Live DJ using SonicPi SonicPi Quotes (Patrick) "It's accidents that somehow is of crucial significance to the development of Open_collab" (Chris) "It's easy to engage someone when you're really excited about what's going to happen and what it could be." (Patrick) "I've always said the working process is as important as the outcome." (Patrick) "At this stage I don’t really feel like it's mine anymore, It's collaborative, it's something that everybody is developing together." (Patrick) "Connecting with people, I think it's one of the great joys in life." (Wayne) "The forms actually become completely new forms." - Original Theme Music by Devin Luke - devinlukemusic.com Stay In Touch onprocess.com @onprocesspodcast If this episode helped you in any way, we would love your support. The best way to support us is by Subscribing to the show in iTunes and writing us a review. Thanks for listening.
99 minutes | Jul 18, 2020
Terry John Zila On Cheffing
Terry John Zila is an incredibly passionate chef based in the midwest of America who uniquely brings a level of expertise and creativity to both sides of the kitchen. Terry is a renowned pastry and savoury chef who is absolutely poetic in the way he speaks about food. I find it remarkable how many times during the episode we find parallels in the creative journey and process between cheffing and other creative pursuits. During our conversation Terry puts to rest some longtime myths and stigmas about chefs and certain anger traits. I love some of the refreshing new perspectives we dive into during this chat, like how Terry views food as art and his complete reverence for the process and every part the craft. We go into the risks and rewards of wrapping your identity too tight with your creative profession and Terry talks us through his fascinating journey in showbiz, through LA and back again. The passion this man has for his craft, for food and the emotional connection it carries is enough to inspire anyone to dive a little deeper into your chosen field. Introducing: Terry John Zila On Cheffing Terry John Zila terryjohnzilacatering.com @terryjohnzila johnjeanjuan.com @johnjeanjuanpastry Quotes "I can turn on a dime fairly quickly and I'm a good adapter." "When you dig in your heels, you stop learning and growing." "Planning creativity is like planning for a shooting star." "To try and control the process to bring that idea to fruition is more about time management than it is about creativity, because you have to go where it takes you." "Pressure comes when you are not prepared." "The pressure makes the focus that I already have become laser like." "I'm kind of a culinary whore, I like to do everything!" "The fact that I have work and I'm able to be creative and get paid for it, I really can't complain about that." "When you strip something down and you taste every element, that's when food shines." "Allow yourself to fail." "When you allow yourself to do something you've never done before, that's when things just start cracking and popping for ya." "Life lived in a perfect line; oh gosh how boring is that!" "If you don't enjoy your journey, the destination is never satisfying." "The minute you allow someone else to edit your existence, that's when creativity really fails." - Original Theme Music by Devin Luke - devinlukemusic.com Stay In Touch onprocess.com @onprocesspodcast If this episode helped you in any way, we would love your support. The best way to support us is by Subscribing to the show in iTunes and writing us a review. Thanks for listening.
87 minutes | Jul 4, 2020
WEI On Music Production
In this episode we speak with William Lambert a music producer, better known under the pseudonym, WEI. WEI pulls Neo-Soul and electronic music together with pop-culture infected reality to create a uniquely polished sonic landscape. His music is textural, smooth, atmospheric and all kinds of wonderful. We dive into his influences, processes and experiences living and growing up in China and Singapore and how all of this plays a pivotal role in the music he creates. Our conversation takes us to some really interesting parts of his process including what role video game music plays and how he takes inspiration from dreams and experiences to build a track that can transport you to a specific time or place. We talk about how he manages to capture and combine different environments in his music, using samples and sounds from some pretty unique sources. Introducing: WEI On Music Production WEI weimusic.co WEI on Spotify @musicofwei Links Superorganism Tiny Desk Concert Lizzo Tiny Desk Concert Anderson Paak Tiny Desk Concert Sofar Sounds Logic Pro X Scarlett 2i2 Interface Hiatus Kaiyote Hayao Miyazaki Fjun Quotes "You're sort of painting whenever you play an instrument." "I'm definitely trying to provide a picture with my music." "That's really the core of what being an artist and musician in this modern age is all about, just trying to do things your own way and not really worrying about the preconceived notions of what music should be." "Through meditation I definitely come out with some new ideas, but usually I'm bouncing around the wall when I am making this type of music because I'm just so excited to stumble upon this new idea." "Trying to make a piece of music such that it doesn't overstay its welcome is very important to me." - Original Theme Music by Devin Luke - devinlukemusic.com Stay In Touch onprocess.com @onprocesspodcast If this episode helped you in any way, we would love your support. The best way to support us is by Subscribing to the show in iTunes and writing us a review. Thanks for listening.
117 minutes | Jun 20, 2020
Mike Perry On Multi-Dimensional Art
I've been a huge fan of Mike Perry for a really long time so in an effort to try not to gush I'm going to start with his bio: Mike Perry Studio is an Emmy award winning, multi-dimensional creative studio. Built on a foundation of exploration and wonder, we create without limits. The man is an absolute legend and somehow we managed to pop Mikes podcast cherry as this is his premiere, very first podcast interview! This episode is pure gold and trust me you're going to want to listen to it end to end and have a notebook nearby because there are so many words of wisdom and incredible insights into Mike's brain. During the episode we get to hear Mike's philosophy on creativity, why he feels compelled to do what he does and some of the dirty details of his process and his daily routines. We dig into how Mike's, almost stream of consciousness work, is made and how his creative output is as staggeringly high as it is. Mike shares how when looking for answers and creative solutions he looks inwards and often finds them in his catalogued 30 years of sketchbooks. We talk about how Mike calls bullshit on the typical pressure of being really good at only one thing and what it was like to pitch to Comedy Central for the Broad City Titles. This episode is guaranteed to make you laugh and be inspired or your money back. Introducing: Mike Perry On Multi-Dimensional Art Mike Perry mikeperrystudio.com @mikeperrystudio Links Rumble with Michael Moore Chloe Smith Episode Broad City Thomas Hart Benton Jim Houser Harry Nilsson "Coconut" Quotes "Our job [as artists] is to be the visual processor of all of the world's chaos." "My philosophy about creativity is that I am a human and I'm going to make something for myself and there's a really good chance that another human out there will also respond to it." "I try not to spend a lot of time getting lost in the nuances of what I'm doing, I don't question myself I just truly love and enjoy the process." "The process is the thing that makes me keep going to the studio." "When my hands are dirty and I'm covered in paint and I'm deep in the shit, that's when I know that I'm doing the best work." "It's not about the ONE thing its about the entire thing, its about all of it, its about my time on this planet and the things that I make over that time period." "I'm trying to make things that fill people with joy." "Between 4 and 10am it's my time, there are no interruptions, I have all this creative energy that I can just absorb and make and believe in." "We need to not give ourselves so much pressure to accomplish these things, but we still have to do the work." "Isn't it weird that our teachers are telling you to become really good at one thing, when in reality we should be vastly diverse humans that are experiencing the world and curious." "My ideas are not limited to a medium or a format, my ideas are only limited to my brain." "My sketchbooks are dedicated to me being present now and sending messages into the future." "I really believe in the fact that ideas aren't time complacent, they're basically waiting to be harnessed when its the right time." "Make the thing that feels right and if it doesn't feel right, make it again and just keep working at it. It is just a fucking process." - Original Theme Music by Devin Luke - devinlukemusic.com Stay In Touch onprocess.com @onprocesspodcast If this episode helped you in any way, we would love your support. The best way to support us is by Subscribing to the show in iTunes and writing us a review. Thanks for listening.
59 minutes | Jun 6, 2020
Brett Piva On Raising Control
Brett is a multidisciplinary designer, artist, signwriter, conference host and the list goes on, and in this episode we cover quite a bit but we largely focus in on his artist residency in Japan and his most recent work that plays on the theme of control. Brett takes us through his thoughts on using the lack of control as a positive rather than a negative. We get a peek inside a day in the life of Brett during his residency in remote Itoshima which included collecting local leaves and branches by bicycle to make custom brushes and catching rainwater to mix his inks. We spend a good chunk of time reveling in Japanese culture and we also tackle a few big creative questions like maybe the holy grail quest for one singular style isn't all its cracked up to be? Brett has a shared love for the process and a reverence for craft, so our chat takes us to some naturally deep and wonderful places. Introducing: Brett Piva On Raising Control Brett Piva brettpiva.com @brettpiva Links Brett's Interview with Kitiya Plaskas The Design Kids Frankie Ratford Redblock Five Mile Radius Podcast Ep The Third Quarter Gallery Quotes "If I'm doing the same run of the mill thing that's on Pinterest or that people have seen before I'm not going to stay interested." "I'd always strive to paint for other painters essentially, but right now I'm kind of just doing things for myself and that feels really nice." "I don't ever want to be specific style." "I'm trying not to focus on other people's work and just do whatever comes from my head and my processes." "I like to look after people, I like to mentor people, I never really had a mentor so I like to share ideas and help people out." - Original Theme Music by Devin Luke - devinlukemusic.com Stay In Touch onprocess.com @onprocesspodcast If this episode helped you in any way, we would love your support. The best way to support us is by Subscribing to the show in iTunes and writing us a review. Thanks for listening.
98 minutes | May 23, 2020
Bobby Alu On Making Music
Bobby is an extremely talented multi instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and was such a blast to have on the show. We go into Bobby's process of making music and all that comes with it from touring, to recording, playing gigs live vs in the studio, instruments, gear and beyond. We get a special bonus round of process too as Bobby breaks down his process and principles of how to nap well. Bobby takes us through his love for the process and how he went from being in 12 bands, busking on the streets of Canada to touring across the world with Xavier Rudd. We talk about how to breath and lean into pressure and anxiety, slowing things down, enjoying the process and having respect for the long game. You're gonna want to stick around till the end of this one as Bobby not only shares some behind the scenes voice memos and works in progress but he also graces us with an incredible live performance. Introducing: Bobby Alu On Making Music. Bobby Alu bobbyalu.com Bobby Alu on Spotify @bobby_alu Links Headspace Xavier Rudd Pauli B & Yama Nui Recording Studio Anderson Paak Rhode iXY Mic Apollo Twin Pro Tools Quotes "Your energy is what fuels you." "For me to get performance ready, I just have to get calm." "The best way for me to prepare for it to work is just to let it happen." "Things take time, I think we all move too quickly and don't give ourselves a chance to really sink in." "You really have to protect your art." "The endgame was to make this album but the whole process is what I really got out of it." "When it all pieces together and it fits, that is a really great feeling." "Low tech is good because it's quick." - Original Theme Music by Devin Luke - devinlukemusic.com Stay In Touch onprocess.com @onprocesspodcast If this episode helped you in any way, we would love your support. The best way to support us is by Subscribing to the show in iTunes and writing us a review. Thanks for listening.
67 minutes | May 9, 2020
Joyce N. Ho On Motion Design
Joyce is a Hong Kong born, Australian designer, based in New York City who absolutely destroys in the motion design space. What's always drawn me to her work is the unique blend of digital and analogue textures and emotion that come with it. During the episode we get into some fun corners of the creative process including talking with Joyce about the challenges and wins of her moving to New York. We pick apart piece by piece some title projects and work she did with Hasan Minaj for his wonderful Netflix show The Patriot Act. In our chat we get into Joyce's process of working remotely on projects with 10+ people across different disciplines and styles while trying to stay sane. We also talk about some of the daily battles of staying creative while tackling admin like emails and invoicing including Joyce's personal self care practices and how vital these are to translating to a successful creative process. Introducing: Joyce Ho On Motion Design. Joyce Ho joycenho.com @joycenho Vimeo Links Alex Gee Slack Dropbox The Four Hour Workweek By Tim Ferriss Ozark Broad City Mike Perry Unorthodox Quotes "It's so important to recognize that sometimes you're struggling and you do just need help and support." "The preproduction of just actually coming up with the idea is always the funnest for me." "I wish I was more techie but I think I’m more design driven than anything." - Original Theme Music by Devin Luke - devinlukemusic.com Stay In Touch onprocess.com @onprocesspodcast If this episode helped you in any way, we would love your support. The best way to support us is by Subscribing to the show in iTunes and writing us a review. Thanks for listening.
66 minutes | Apr 25, 2020
Andy Hoyne On Place Visioning
Andy brings to the table 30 years of experience running one of the most prevalent and successful place making agencies around. Hoyne specializes in branding, strategy and marketing for new developments and this all goes in a basket that Hoyne has trademarked called Place Visioning. During our chat Andy brings us through the process of working on multi billion dollar deals, collaborating with everyone from architects to city planners and how he continues to stay excited along the way. We also talk about the future of place and what that looks like in light of the recent Coronovirus pandemic. Andy tells us his secret to not just instant, flash in the pan sucess but continual financial and creative success over 30 years. We talk about finding a mentor, the importance of relationships and how self awareness are vital steps to having success at any stage in your life. Love this chat with Andy as he is a self professed "Highly opinionated mother fucker" Introducing Andy Hoyne On Place Visioning. Andy Hoyne hoyne.com.au @hoynedesign Links Womentor How to Get a Mentor As a Designer Guaranteed It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be Andy's reading list “Whatever you think, think the opposite.” - Paul Arden “It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be.” - Paul Arden “Leaders eat last.” - Simon Sinek “The win without pitching manifesto.” - Blair Enns “The hard thing about hard things.” - Ben Horowitz “Dealing with the tough stuff.” - Hill, Hill and Richardson “The School of life, Vol 1.” - Alain de Botton Quotes "If you're a young person and you're not working your guts out, I can tell you now, you're not going to be successful when your in your 40s." "You have to commit to something when you have the chance and the energy, rather than assuming you'll deal with it at some later point in life." "The second you stop learning, you might as well just throw in the towel." "A mentor is not necessarily about having category knowledge, its about having life knowledge." "Instead of going straight to designing and building solutions, we need to think about who the audiences are." "What can we do to ensure that we are delivering the right outcome for the right people and not just forcing an idea into a place that it doesn’t belong." "If you don't invest in relationships, you don’t have a long term view and you actually won't have success in anything you undertake." - Original Theme Music by Devin Luke - devinlukemusic.com Stay In Touch onprocess.com @onprocesspodcast If this episode helped you in any way, we would love your support. The best way to support us is by Subscribing to the show in iTunes and writing us a review. Thanks for listening.
81 minutes | Apr 11, 2020
Chloe Smith On Making Soft Food
Chloe is a unique artist, and one that I couldn't wait to chat to. Simply put but definitely not simply made, she makes soft food. Created using only wool and thread, she creates one of a kind, intricate sculptures replicating everything from Japanese cleaning supplies to cans of tuna in a really subversive and somehow hilarious way. During the episode we touch on imposter syndrome and how Chloe battles with some of the stereotypes and typecasting that comes with the territory. We cover some deep topics like what does true authenticity look like in the creative process and some lighter things like why we are all so obsessed with the design of foreign food packaging. We talk about the very interesting and polarizing topic of specializing vs generalizing and what challenges and benefits that come with each direction. This episode is pure joy and Chloe delivers some very unexpected and hilarious responses to my questions. Introducing Chloe Smith On Making Soft Food. Chloe Smith imakesoftfood.com @imakesoftfood Links Vanitas Momento Mori Corvid The Pool Cake Quotes "[making soft sculptures] it’s almost more of a compulsion than a decision." "Textiles have always been something that has always been really attractive to me and something that I am always really drawn to." "It's those moments of failing where you learn the most" "Humour is the way I've found to connect with people" "Even more so in this time, its really important to be silly." "Ever since I started traveling, supermarkets overseas have become this complete place of fascination for me." "When I last came back from Japan, I developed a really strong addiction for the tomato juice over there." "Stop taking yourself so seriously, people won’t think less of you if you’re not that serious. " - Original Theme Music by Devin Luke - devinlukemusic.com Stay In Touch onprocess.com @onprocesspodcast If this episode helped you in any way, we would love your support. The best way to support us is by Subscribing to the show in iTunes and writing us a review. Thanks for listening.
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