September 22, 2020

wip12: Thomas Jockin

"the capacity to read is not just a like nice to have, it's actually a moral imperative. It's a huge issue, especially for designers in the type world... If there's any moral claim of what's the good for us, it's people being able to read.
August 8, 2020

wip11: Peter Ahlberg

ON RAPID IDEATION: "the sooner a designer can embrace the process, and if you can learn to work quickly, and in different ways, you can make a lot of different work in a fairly short time frame..."
October 20, 2019

wip10: Armin Vit

ON DESIGNING FOR SOCIAL MEDIA: "The ability to make something look finished, which I think is both a strength and a weakness ... because then you can make anything look good regardless of whether it makes sense or not. If you’re not doing things for the right reasons, with the right thinking behind it and you're just worried about how it looks on Behance, and how many likes it’s going to get you’re doing is wrong!”
August 8, 2019

wip09: Dearest Creative

EPISODE 09 Dearest Creative Designers, Art Directors, Major animal lovers. ON EMBRACING THE UNKNOWN: — Kirsten of Dearest Creative Being honest, truthful, and … In this episode, I talk to the founders of Dearest Creative. Kori and Kirstin are Designers, Art Directors who started their creative studio after being in […]
March 3, 2019

wip08: Dr. Fahamu Pecou

Visual Rope-a-Dope
Fahamu on comparing yourself to others "... a lot of young artists get frustrated when they can’t sell their work for what other well-established artists are selling work for. Then they feel like they failed and give up. You have to be tenacious. You have to persevere. You have to pace your self.” — Dr Fahamu Pecou / Artist, Scholar, and Agitator.
April 4, 2018

wip 07: Nick Misani

Celebrating the details

Nick on being overconfident: "Being overconfident can do more harm than good— (especially) if you think that everything is going to be easy for you and you deserve everything right off the bat... people get into a lot of trouble and their growth gets stifled a little bit if they're not open to just toiling away in the dark for quite some time...”

December 11, 2017

wip 06: Michael Braley

Clarity, simplicity and impact.
"The hard part is for some people is allowing themselves TO be that simple, and overcomplicate it, not more is better, but to overthink it … sometimes you're just done, you have it. It might take five minutes or it might take 3 weeks—but just stop when you know you have it.” — Michael Braley: Creative Director, Designer, Simplifier.
October 9, 2017

wip 05: Justin Teodoro

Superheroes to Supermodels.
"I think I've learned to go, OKAY it's fine to put this one (project) hold, maybe draw something else, maybe go for a walk, go for a drink ... I've learned to take it easier on myself and not put so much pressure to make it happen." — Justin Teodoro: Artist and Illustrator.
August 27, 2017

wip 04: David Soto

The ruler's always straight.
"Instagram … that's basically my second portfolio. I have gotten more work using my Instagram page that with my regular portfolio. It's because I am able to share my process." — David Soto, Graphic Designer, Hand Letterer, Forever a student.
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August 12, 2017

wip 03: Natalie Cooperman

Freedom's a little scary.
"Just start drawing … you are going to make a lot of ugly one before you get the one you want." — Natalie Cooperman, Textile Designer, and Illustrator. This episode's guest is Natalie Cooperman aka Nattmade. She is a textile designer and an illustrator, who after being in the fashion industry for over 15 years is taking her passion and rekindling her love for making art.
July 25, 2017

wip 02: Eli Neugeboren

I didn’t know what to draw.
“The idea of paying your dues … that’s basically what fakin’ it ‘til you make it is. That's you payin’ your dues. You say yes to everything and figure it out along the way … and, just work really hard if you want to be good.” — Eli Neugeboren (Illustrator and Educator)
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July 18, 2017

wip 01: Lisa Pertoso

Am I a writer because I write?
"…in my younger years I did a lot of thinking and obviously talking myself out of doing a lot of things, Just stop that. Try to kill that voice and just do, and by doing you’re already creating and you’re some kind of artist… and, no one can take that away from you." — Lisa ( Learning Designer, Writer, Comedian)
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