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Right Brain / Left Field
67 minutes | Sep 20, 2020
Jason Harris - CEO & Co-Founder of Mekanism, Author of The Soulful Art of Persuasion
On this episode of Right Brain / Left Field we sit down with Jason Harris, Co-founder & CEO of Mekanism, one of the top independent creative advertising agencies in the US. Jason is also the best selling author of - The Soulful Art of Persuasion - a guide to becoming a master influencer. Over the course of his career, Jason has helped build campaigns for some of the world’s most iconic brands such as: Disney, Adidas, Ben & Jerry’s, as well as The White House under the Obama administration. He was recently named to the list of the top 10 most influential social impact leaders and his methods have been studied by the Harvard Business School. Jason shares his career journey and provides insight on building an award winning agency, creating viral work, channelling David Bowie, and what it’s like to visit the White House and create meaningful work for social good.
78 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
Mike Buzzard - Entrepreneur, Design Manager at Google
On this episode we sit down with entrepreneur, agency founder, and current Design Manager of UX Community & Culture at Google, Mike Buzzard. After dropping out of high school, and inspired by his dad’s entrepreneurial spirit, Mike taught himself web development and moved to San Francisco in the early 2000’s to pursue a career in web and digital product design. Through a fortuitous sequence of what he humbly refers to as naive bumbling, Mike built a global network of talented designers and in 2002 started his own design agency called Cuban Council. After a solid 10 year run creating digital products for start-ups and fortune 500 companies, Mike and the Cuban Council design team were acquihired by Google, where in his self-defined role Mike has been steadily influencing the tech giant’s culture shift toward design ever since.
69 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
Mondo Cozmo - Musician
On this episode of Right Brain Left Field we sit down with singer songwriter Josh Ostrander AKA Mondo Cozmo. Originally hailing from Philadelphia - Ostrander and his bandmates moved to Los Angeles in hopes of breaking into the music scene but after years of grinding they were dropped from their label decided to call it quits in 2015. Convinced that music was his destiny, Ostrander went solo and self-produced a demo under the name Mondo Cozmo, which garnered several hit singles - and then soon signed a record deal. We catch up with Mondo Cozmo on the heels of releasing his second full length album - “New Medicine” and talk about staying creative during a quarantine, his career journey as musician and we get an intimate look into his process and the inspiration behind the music.
55 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
Mobley - Musician
On this episode we sit down with multi-faceted recording artist Mobley - A true modern renaissance man who single handedly writes, performs, & produces his own music. He also designs his album art, directs his music videos, and even produces his dynamic, one-man multimedia live shows. Mobley’s journey begins at an early age - studying violin at the age of five and then learning the trumpet & many more instruments during his teenage years all while living a nomadic lifestyle with his family - before finally settling in Austin to pursue a career in music. In our candid conversation Mobley shares his career journey and explains how his constant desire for learning new things fuels his artist vision.
58 minutes | Jul 11, 2020
Rob Young - Founder & Head of Design at O/M Studio
On this episode we sit down with Rob Young - Founder of O/M Studio, a digital product design company that helps their clients create world-class digital products and services. Prior to founding O/M, Rob was a design lead at Google and an art director at Apple, where he had the opportunity to work on a variety of emerging digital products and ultimately hone his skills as UX designer. Find out how a Poli Sci major who attended school in Prague ends up working for indie record labels, dot com startups, and a series of renowned ad agencies before founding his own studio in 2013.
60 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
Julia Johnson - Photographer / JUCO
On this episode of Right Brain / Left Field, we sit down with Julia Johnson, professional photographer, and co-founder of JUCO, an acclaimed photo studio known for its distinctive colorful style of fashion and portraiture photography. Julia began her career as an Art Director at a San Francisco Ad Agency before relocating to Los Angeles to pursue photography full time and start JUCO with her partner, Cody Cloud. See how her skillset and passion for making images landed them some major ad campaign work as well as iconic portraits of celebrities, music artists and entertainers.
76 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
Manny Medina - Musician
On this episode we sit down with Manny Medina, bass player for singer songwriter Kip Moore’s country western band. As one of the founding members, Manny has been an integral part of the band’s success for 10 years, recording 4 studio albums and touring the world with Kip and crew. We dive deep into Manny’s journey into becoming a professional musician to find out how a Cuban kid from Miami ended up in San Francisco, traveling Asia, and doing a stint in Los Angeles before stumbling into a full-time music career in Nashville TN. A Quick Note: This interview was originally recorded on May 21st, 4 days prior to the murder of George Floyd. Due to the nature of this tragic event, and all of the events following, we made a decision to delay the release of this episode - and agreed that we should record an addendum to the original interview to help provide context to that conversation and acknowledge our feelings about what has transpired in the last few weeks. We hope you enjoy the show.
54 minutes | May 19, 2020
Josh Goldstein aka BOAC - RBLF Producer
On this episode of Right Brain / Left Field we sit down with show producer, Josh Goldstein – also known by many as BOAC, his stage moniker from his days as music performer and producer. Josh’s career journey spans decades, from his early days as a voice actor, to playing an iconic role in a Star Wars production and ultimately as a musician who produced and recorded several albums and toured the United states and Canada as a hip hop artist.
58 minutes | May 12, 2020
Meegan Barnes - Fine Art Sculptor
On this episode we sit down with Los Angeles based artist and sculptor Meegan Barnes to discuss her eclectic career journey as a graphic designer, illustrator, entrepreneur and ultimately fine art sculptor. We explore the origins of her art career where she has made a name for herself with her iconic butt sculptures, which straddle the line between art and craft by re-imagining ancient artifacts heavily influenced by modern day pop culture. Meegan dives deep into her process and reflects on her successful 20 year career.
62 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
Zach Rogue - Musician
On this episode we sit down with Zach Schwartz (better known as Zach Rogue), the front man for the Indie rock band, Rogue Wave. Zach has written, produced, and recorded songs that have been streamed millions of times and has performed around the world and on national television. A veteran of the festival circuit as well as the late night talk shows, Zach has carved out a successful 18-year career as a professional recording artist and producer, releasing seven studio albums. He takes us through his journey from recording his first album after hours in a closed recording studio, to stepping on stage for the first time at the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco.
60 minutes | Apr 11, 2020
Ville Kansanen - Fine Art Photographer
On this episode we sit down with Ville Kansanen, Creative Director and Fine Art Photographer originally hailing from Espoo, Finland. Ville recounts his journey as a self-taught artist who has exhibited at museums and private galleries around the world over and has been featured in many print and online publications. He has garnered several prestigious awards — including Fine Art Photographer of the year from the International Photography Awards. Ville shares his process and the thought process behind his work.
57 minutes | Mar 13, 2020
Domenique Buxton - VP of Creative at Salesforce
On this episode we sit down with Domenique Sillett Buxton, aka Astro’s mom. After a prolific 15-year career as a freelance art director, working for many design agencies — Domenique settled into her creative journey at Salesforce where she has leveraged her design talents and affable personality to become the VP of Creative for Trailhead at Salesforce.
56 minutes | Mar 13, 2020
Adam Warmington - Filmmaker & Photographer
On this episode we sit down with Adam Warmington, filmmaker and photographer originally hailing from Bristol England where he cut his chops editing clips for the BBC before moving to San Francisco where he discovered a talent and a passion for surf photography. Adam recounts his creative journey and the experiences that led him to where he is today - running an award-winning production company in the San Francisco Bay Area. Adam and his company have produced work for some of the biggest brands in tech and action sports industries.
40 minutes | Mar 13, 2020
Endtroducing... DJ Shadow - Part 2
Part two of our candid conversation with Josh Davis, aka DJ Shadow, which explores his journey from a young kid growing up in Davis, CA to a world renowned music pioneer.
37 minutes | Mar 13, 2020
Endtroducing... DJ Shadow - Part 1
On this episode, we sit down with Josh Davis, aka DJ Shadow. Davis is a critically acclaimed music producer and DJ often credited with helping to define an era of electronic music born in the 90's and referred to as "trip-hop". His debut album, "endtroducing..." announced his arrival to the music scene in 1996 and since then he's produced over a dozen studio albums. Our candid conversation explores his journey from a young kid growing up in Davis, CA to a world renowned music pioneer.
44 minutes | Mar 13, 2020
Meet Your Host - Derick Daily
RBLF Producer Josh sits down with Derick, our show's host to dive into his background and explore his career journey. Derick recounts his early days from sweeping floors in a surf shop to starting his first company at age 16 and tells us how he carved out a prolific career as designer, photographer, creative director and ultimately entrepreneur with a passion for building growing and building creative agencies.
1 minutes | Mar 13, 2020
Right Brain / Left Field is a podcast about making a career as a creative professional and the common threads that tie creatives together. Host Derick Daily, CEO and Co-founder of The Savage Bureau, sits down with a variety of creative professionals and explores their career paths, backgrounds, and ultimately the bonds that draw creative people to each other.
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