Adventures In Design

Brian Slagel followed passion his entire life, and that passion was his love of Heavy Metal Music. Brian found Iron Maiden and then saw the path he would pursue the rest of his life. Enjoy an episode that celebrates following what you love and letting the rest of life fall into place.

Website: https://www.metalblade.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brianslagel/

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Are you lost or directionless? And what’s the difference between the two? Do you have a goal, do you have a plan to get there? How are you going to know what you want, how can you make decisions if you don’t have one of life’s major hacks figured out?

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The Attractions of Pixar Pier explores the history, design, theming and future of Disney’s California Adventures pier. All five attractions are broken down into a deep dive of their design, technology and place in this land. For Circle of Trust members only, a conversation about the evolution of this land into the future and how can design possibly save the theme of a classic California pier.

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Jim Gray is a lot of things, professional skateboarder, skateboard company owner, and producer, marketing and advertising genius, a real-estate agent, a dad, a print shop owner, but the one thing he's most proud of being is outspoken. This is his story, and it's fantastic!

Website: http://www.inkgenda.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grayslide/

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 10:54am PDT

Billy returns from Expo West Natural Food Convention and shares his strategy of pounding the pavement to find new clients at this large convention. After working in the packaging sector for a decade, Delicious Design League decided to get proactive about acquiring the work that they know they are overqualified for. Did they find their next long term utility client? Or just a bunch of nos?

Mark shares his latest hosting experience with the AAFOC advertising awards, and the city of Glendale, Arizona hates their new 65K logo which inspires a new one-hour design challenge!

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

The rules are simple, show up and talk about whatever comes up and then pass this conversation over to a friend to come on and do the same. A longtime friend of the show Emir Ayouni of the Forefathers Group shares his Sweedish origins and how he discovered that restraint makes for the best brand illustrations.

Website: http://www.growcase.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/growcase/

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Lincoln Design Co. returns from a jam-packed fall and holiday season to take us on their corporate retreat that Mark Brickey will help explain how this is social media done right. Dan and Dustin also give insight into recent branding marks created for Nike at Superbowl 53, which opens the conversation of the three major design principles that Lincoln Design Co is built upon.

In today's bonus content Jordan jumps in to clean up, tighten up and Lincoln up the Disneyland For Designers logo. A great lesson and breakdown on getting into someone else's file to improve an existing logo.

Website: http://www.lincolndesignco.com/brandpractice/ep4
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lincolndesignco/

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

A special version of Shop Talk featuring 9 of the Training Camp team members. Each sharing what they learned on the journey and how the tools shared by Mark Brickey will help them each better navigate their creative futures.

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 10:55am PDT

4 Topics - 20 Minutes Each with Jeral Tidwell

  1. How to get your creativity back/flowing.

  2. 

The problem with setting strict goals as a creative. 


  3. 
What not to do when you are a weekend warrior freelance artist.

  4. The aging of style.

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Biggie takes us all to the Grammys, and Hammer takes us to Salt & Straw. Gus breaks into Disney's California Adventure for Anaheim Ducks Day, and pop-culture painter Jason Edmiston brings chocolate from Canada.

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 11:02pm PDT

Pick your poison video, or audio versions are available of today's podcast recorded as a Live Stream on YouTube. Which meant a handful of listeners hung out and asked Brickey all kinds of questions for today's show. I think you'll be surprised at home much of a hangout conversation it turned out to be!

Do you enjoy this? Is this something you would like to hear/see more of? Would you be willing to call in and talk live? We're trying all kinds of things this year to keep evolving at entertaining you. The most important part of that though is knowing what entertains you! 

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:35am PDT

What we've been watching on YouTube. How to find a channel that fits in your life? Identifying creators that you identify with. The ROI of content creation. What do creators owe their audience?

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 10:54pm PDT

Heather Grimaldi & Denise Voight are the founders of Super Spectrum Kids a daily multivitamin to help nourish children on the Autism spectrum. This project will not be an easy one to pull off with the government regulations and crowded market space. However, I think you'll find these ladies have the passion to pull it off.

A great episode for creative professionals to listen to while debating how would design/visually tell this company's story? For SSK to succeed, it's going to need amazing messaging to stay legal and standout. Flex your creative muscle and ponder what your solution would be?

Heather Grimaldi, MS, BCBA is the Founder of Proof Positive ABA Therapies, an organization of highly-trained and compassionate ABA specialists who provide treatment based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, the most widely researched and scientifically validated method known for treating Autism.

Denise Voight, MS is a Clinical Nutritionist with a Masters of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine specializing in Nutritional Intervention for autism spectrum disorders and ADHD.

Website: https://superspectrumkids.com/

Instagram: @superspectrumkids

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

A Weekly Look At Entertainment From The Creative Professional’s Perspective

Braid • The Grammy's • The Lego Movie • Lords of Chaos • One Day At A Time • PEN15 • ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke • Russian Doll • Tropical Cop Tales • The Unicorn • The Walking Dead • White Dragon • Velvet Buzzsaw • AND TONS & TONS OF INDUSTRY NEWS

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 8:59am PDT

Anderson Bluu is back to share the goods news of his very own set of sneakers dropping for Foot Locker and Asics. The Sneakers will be available on Feb. 21st at www.footlocker.com Get all the details by going to www.bluudreams.com or by following @Anderson_Bluu on Instagram.

Proud of You Bluu!

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 10:48pm PDT

The gang is all together and reviewing some of the worst ads ever to air on TV as sent in by Circle of Trust members. 

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 10:33am PDT

It's time for Delicious Design League to get more proactive about finding new work, hear how they hope to pull it off! Can Billy help Mark figure out a career pickle that has haunted him for the last few years? Which application of design is Billy’s true love? And what’s cool these days? 5 people will listen and find out.

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 8:04am PDT

A weekly look at new happenings on the horizon of TV, FILM and YouTube. This week: Jeff Bridges Appears as His ‘Big Lebowski', The Handmaid's Tale Adds Chris Meloni and Elizabeth Reaser, HOMECOMING without Julia Roberts, The First - The Terror and Suits all return but who cares? Mad Men alums return on Netflix with Spinning Out and Let It Snow. AJ and The Queen sounds like the most confusing gay cop show yet? Mrs. Fletcher continues are love for Kathryn Hahn. Does Saving Kenan mean SNL will finally be free of Kenan Thompson's same voice for nearly ever character. What in the hell is playing on AMC and FX right now? Speaking of Fosse/Verdon can't start soon enough. Unsolved Mysteries returns but this time to Netflix and we get excited for Velvet Buzzsaw.

In The Circle of Trust (Members Section) The future of TV, how Apple will make their mark and how has CBS seemed to get free TV so wrong but premium TV so right?

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 10:52am PDT

It’s a new year and time for a new you the boys evaluate their personal health journeys who could do a little bit better who needs to get into the game and who’s beating who at the game at fitness. Brickey learns he has a new outlook on life and the audience hands out the Cheesecake Factory awards from last weeks competition. All of this and so much more fun is to be had in Hammer Time Episode 60.

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 10:23am PDT

Was Evel Knievel really a bank robber? We know he was a legend and hero to many but was he also an idiot? Could it be possible that those we idolize are just as flawed as us? Listen and find out how Robert Craig Knievel Jr. inspired Mark Brickey to be just fearless and more than a little stupid.

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 9:37pm PDT

What does it mean to get as close as possible to the root source of your product? Find out how getting to step one of the coffee game in 2018 is going to make for a wild 2019 for the Thunder King gang! In the Circle of Trust hear a recorded business meeting between Brickey and the king.

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 10:13pm PDT

490 - How The Holidays Help And Hurt Freelancers - Shop Talk with Billy Baumann and OK Pants

Bang The Turkey Drumstick because its time for some Thanksgiving Shop Talk. Fill up your plate and meet Mark, Billy, and OK Pants over at the Kid's Table for a double helping the advice you can only get from AID. Business is on everyone's mind as the holidays approach from that one big job that always stretches you to your limits to planning out what 2017 might look like. During these hectic seasons having your mission in mind is a reliable guide for determining where you choose to devote your limited time and energy. Be thankful for your creative passion and hopefully this Shop Talk will help you fine tune how to approach your business better whether you're a solopreneur, an boutique agency co-owner, or a Side Hustle Jones. Happy Thanksgiving from the entire AID Universe!

Talking Points

  • That big project that always shows up around October.
  • The Dark Ages of January and the ebb and flow of freelance.
  • Frames without pictures in them.
  • The running meter of life and the certainty you can't buy.
  • CEO Fudge Packing and being dumb with ambition.
  • Illustrations that take too much time and aren't even up to our standards.
  • Option Paralysis and being more like Anne.
  • A Director's Commentary on The Wizard Of Oz poster.
  • The pride of someone's paycheck.
  • Fiats, Civics, and springing for power windows.
  • Holiday Havoc in Cleveland and some event planning strategies.
  • Knowing you got the name and the follow up exercises in futility.
  • Taking control of the situation with your own boundaries.
  • Black Friday and minding the law of diminishing returns.
  • Teal Tuesday and being proactive while you cut through the noise.
  • Black Fartday. Discount Code: Whatever.
  • Understanding Shopify metrics.
  • Ok Pants to OK Slacks to OK Pantsuit (eventually).
  • Freewriting, outlines, pulling out steps and finding actionable plans.
  • Tying yourself to clients and the point of making a plan.
  • Next year for DDL and overcoming the initial hurdles.
  • The OK Pants Plan and saying yes to to what moves your company forward.
  • How to focus on art and how to attract better clients.
  • Is it a good thing that Delicious is losing two designers?
  • AID Interviews beyond Illustrators.
  • The passion for design.
  • Thanksgiving plans, Turkey Tartar, and what everyone is grateful for.
  • The push and pull of wanting to provide more and seeing past material things.
  • Keep it as Fugazi as possible.
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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:15pm PDT

290 - Dave Kloc and Angrybue A Shop Talk Thanksgiving

A special Thanksgiving Shop Talk with Dave Kloc and Justin Kamerer where we celebrate our professional and personal victories in 2015, talk about what we hope to accomplish in 2016 and each give our thanks for the happiness that we have been able find through pursuing our talents. 

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 1:07pm PDT

The Logo Show with Dan Stiles and Billy Baumann looks at “The Top 50 T-Shirt Logos Of All Time”. What do we learn about this HUGE batch of cultural icons and our design in the process?

Join the Circle of Trust at https://aid.network/ to hear the complete two-hour episode that is full of design talk with over 50 years of experience from our panel of branding pros.

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Joe Ledbetter explains to Adventures In Design how he got on the path of working full time creating prints, paintings and toys all under his very distinct illustration style. Check out all of Joe's new work this weekend at Designer Con in Pasadena, California where he will be exhibiting at booth 934 and appearing on the Consumer/Collector food chain panel with Mark Brickey.

Episode Talking Points & Topics:
- Why some people just can't seem to wrap their minds around the concept of designer toys.
- Hear the road that Joe Ledbetter took to turn his unique art style into his full-time job.
- Defining the Joe Ledbetter signature style of bold colors, swishing highlights, and perfect sweeping line art to trap it all.
- Mark proposes to Joe to be apart of his DCON plans.
- Art as toys, Joe's new piece for Ikea 2018 versus licensed cartoon TV characters, each has a place in the scene but does one damage the perception and value of the other.
- Joe gives tips on how creates one of the best-designed booths for Designer Con.
- An explained breakdown of the business model of blind-box toys.

Circle Of Trust Paid Bonus Content Talking Points & Topics:
- The difficulty of making painting as profitable as prints.
- How black or black and white colorways add so much magic to your sculpts and toys.
- How the Stormtrooper helmet may be one of the best-designed movie props of all time.
- Pitching your ideas to Hollywood and how it's not as glamorous as it may sound.
- How writers in Hollywood are reverse engineering the magic of graphic novels.

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Ghoulish Gary Pullin has pulled out his favorite 13 creepiest prints from 2018 and while doing so he found Jason Edmiston as well. Listen along as we study why these prints are successful as illustrations, graphic design pieces and items of creep!

Join the Circle of Trust to follow along with all of today's images and to get 46 more minutes of conversation with Gary, Jason and Mark. 

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

It's been a pleasure and an honor to spend the last 960 episodes with each of you. Enjoy the final episode. Good Bye & Good Design!

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:51am PDT

Mark shares his plans for creating Wake Up Call Season 02 "The Hardcore Years." What's different, what's the same and why did he adjust the "Wake Up Call" game plan? Take a look back at the top 5 episodes from season one and hear Mark's response as listens to these episodes for the first time since he recorded them. Today's episode has over 30 minutes of new content along with some valuable material from the summer.

Become a part of Wake Up Call, and its content by becoming a partner at https://anchor.fm/wakeupcall. Partners can ask questions and make requests that Mark will create episodes around.

Wake Up Call is available on 11 different podcast apps visit to find the perfect way to follow along with season 02 "The Hardcore Years."

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 9:27pm PDT

Scott Ritcher is a man out of time, or shall we say from a different time; he always could see ahead of the curve and would do many things that society wouldn't discover for years to come. However, there's a pain to knowing too much and boredom that comes with accomplishment, when your real pride isn't the project in front of you but instead what's next. Scott Ritcher admittedly, even though he's smarter than most, doesn't always do the most intelligent thing, but that's because he's motivated not by monetizing his passion, he's genuinely motivated by pursuing his love whatever it may be in exactly that moment.

Scott Ritcher didn't teach me the programs, but he taught me about design and what it means to think like a designer. He didn't teach me how to manage money, but he taught me how to run a business. He didn't teach me how to be funny, but he did teach me how to laugh no matter what, and we're still laughing 27 years later. This episode had no notes, no talking points or research; it's the honest telling of friendship as two friends reconnect after over ten years of not speaking. And it's the story of getting to tell someone, thank you, for changing my life more than many others ever have. Here's to the crazy ones.

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 10:58pm PDT

To celebrate Wake Up Call returning Monday, October 1 we look back on the top 10 most downloaded episodes. Join Mark Brickey as he shares his excitement on the return of his popular podcast of daily PMA as he listens back to the most popular episodes and responds to how these emotional time capsules make him feel. Mark also shares some of the exciting changes coming in Season 02 like the opportunity to now support Wake Up Call with small monthly project funding at https://anchor.fm/wakeupcall

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Apple gets horny with its new triple X line of iPhones. Who should buy the new Apple Watch and which of the new iPhones is the best buy?

For Circle of Trust Members, we go in deeper on exploring how Jake Paul may be breaking the law by influencing your kids to spend money by scaring them. Mark reads listeners suggestions for the Adventures In Design in YouTube channel and gives an update on the channel strategy he's working on behind the scenes.

To hear the full version of Comment Below every Monday make sure to join the Circle of Trust at AIDpodcast.com Apple Gets Horny - New Products Reviewed

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

17 years ago today the world changed forever and so did my world. I look back to where I was at on the day the world stop spinning, who I spent it with and how this moment in time accidentally forever changed my life in a very beautiful way.

If you want to pass on today’s episode no hard feelings. You can also find me today interviewing Masters of One Podcast over on their feed for a very important episode in their career.

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:43am PDT

Today we explore the onion that is society and how a new movement of black produced entertainment seems ready to take it all on. How does the movie Blockers and many other Hollywood projects accidentally reinforce the Make America Great movement? All of this and a look at September TV, cinema and in the Circle of Trust a breakdown of the AID YouTube channel. SO much content from two old guys Googling.

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 11:37am PDT

Adventures In Design is excited to be back to kick off the fall season our first of 70 brand new episodes brings us to comment below where Mark and Sean talk about their excitement for fall television, September movies and bring you up-to-date on all of the latest YouTube drama. Circle of trust members make sure to listen to the episode find out about big announcements about getting together this November.  

Today in the Circle of Trust as an ongoing bonus for members Mark and Sean break down all the metrics success and hurdles that the Adventures In Design YouTube channel faces. If you are an aspiring creator, Comment Below’s bonus content will give you direct guidance and friendly advice on how to build a channel on YouTube. 

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:55pm PDT

A ten-part podcast series featuring interviews with creative professionals embedded in the entertainment industry. Brickey interviews these guests not only about their industry talents but also about their unique ways of breaking into Hollywood. To better guide you on how to make the entertainment-based career journey yourself.

To Hear The Complete 10 Episode Series Visit AIDpodcast.com

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 4:46pm PDT

A ten-part podcast series featuring interviews with creative professionals embedded in the entertainment industry. Brickey interviews these guests not only about their industry talents but also about their unique ways of breaking into Hollywood. To better guide you on how to make the entertainment-based career journey yourself.

To Hear The Complete 10 Episode Series Visit AIDpodcast.com

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 2:43pm PDT

A ten-part podcast series featuring interviews with creative professionals embedded in the entertainment industry. Brickey interviews these guests not only about their industry talents but also about their unique ways of breaking into Hollywood. To better guide you on how to make the entertainment-based career journey yourself.

To Hear The Complete 10 Episode Series Visit AIDpodcast.com

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 9:52am PDT

A ten-part podcast series featuring interviews with creative professionals embedded in the entertainment industry. Brickey interviews these guests not only about their industry talents but also about their unique ways of breaking into Hollywood. To better guide you on how to make the entertainment-based career journey yourself.

To Hear The Complete 10 Episode Series Visit AIDpodcast.com

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

A ten-part podcast series featuring interviews with creative professionals embedded in the entertainment industry. Brickey interviews these guests not only about their industry talents but also about their unique ways of breaking into Hollywood. To better guide you on how to make the entertainment-based career journey yourself.

To Hear The Complete 10 Episode Series Visit AIDpodcast.com

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 8:44am PDT

A ten-part podcast series featuring interviews with creative professionals embedded in the entertainment industry. Brickey interviews these guests not only about their industry talents but also about their unique ways of breaking into Hollywood. To better guide you on how to make the entertainment-based career journey yourself.


To Hear The Complete 10 Episode Series Visit AIDpodcast.com

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 11:07pm PDT

A ten-part podcast series featuring interviews with creative professionals embedded in the entertainment industry. Brickey interviews these guests not only about their industry talents but also about their unique ways of breaking into Hollywood. To better guide you on how to make the entertainment-based career journey yourself.

AIDpodcast.com

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 11:28pm PDT

Progress isn’t linear, nor is it always measurable in traditional ways. In your health, in business, in life! Speaking specifically about our health, we can’t use weight as our only measure of success. There are many other ways to see results and to measure our progress, taking pressure off of the arbitrary metric-based goals, like the number on a scale, as our only measure for our meeting goals. In Episode 04 of Between Meals we talk all about celebrating non-scale victories and measuring progress in our health and in our life, in non-traditional ways and not letting the numbers define you!

Show Notes: http://tasty-yummies.com/betweenmeals04/

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 10:34pm PDT

Kendrick and Mark were meant to be friends, born around the same time and pursuing a life of the same interest. Hear how Kendrick is living proof of showing the world the person you want to become and then becoming that person. When Kidd started his freelance career he had no idea that he was actually making his day job more fulfilling and rewarding. If you feel stuck at work, it's your fault, because today you'll hear how you and you alone set yourself free.

As a bonus for Circle of Trust Members, we have 45 more minutes of Kindrick Kidd and a couple of surprise guests. All sharing what their take away was from going to the creative conference Pop Up Crop Portland. Hear what everyone's emotional takeaway from the weekend was and where they feel like that got a return on money invested into the trip. Sign up today at AIDpodcast.com

 

Mark Brickey has interviewed hundreds of creative professionals from all disciplines, from the age of fifteen he has been working in the entertainment industry, art, and advertising and has been an entrepreneur the whole way. Giving him the unique perspective to always relate to his guests and the ability to treat them as his co-workers making legendary interviews that sound more like a conversation between friends.

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Lincoln Design Co. share their recent work for WWE Superstars, Polaris and their newest logo for the AID Network.

Get the inside scoop on the branding minds at Lincoln Design Co. 

To See Today's Mentioned Artwork: http://www.lincolndesignco.com/brandpractice/ep2

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 11:17pm PDT

It's the 800th episode of Adventures In Design and to celebrate we hit record on a conversation with Skinner, Alex Pardee, and Mark Brickey. The notes got thrown out, and the guys just sorted out how they arrived on this Monday and where they hope they're headed while sharing their experiences of being born in the 70s.

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Wondering if you should make time to see Solo this weekend? Enjoy the first 15 minutes where we review the spirit of the movie without giving up a single detail.

After you've seen Solo enjoy our discussion of not only the story and characters but the design and creative process of the newest Star Wars Stoy. Enjoy this special Memorial Day Weekend episode!

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 5:05pm PDT

Production Designer Anastasia Masaro joins us today to talk about her latest project Tully, in theaters everywhere today. Anastasia shares how her gut instincts and a lifelong love of Indiana Jones have guided her through a successful career where she's fortunate enough to say no more than yes.

Mark shares a quick story about the brutal nature of nature and how the art of storytelling can turn the villain into the hero and reviews Tully in theaters today. "***"

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Paul Anthony Troiano is an artist & entrepreneur who got his start in the music licensing business. Troiano founded Rumblefish, a music licensing company that became the largest licensor of independent music in the world. The company, under Troiano’s guidance as CEO, was the first to offer instant licenses for the use of songs on social video platforms and inked a ground-breaking deal with YouTube that resulted in their catalog of over 3 million copyrights racking up over half a million daily licenses and over 2 billion monthly views on YouTube. The business was acquired in 2014 by private equity firm Rizvi Traverse (Space X, Twitter, Facebook, Square, SESAC) and Paul was retained by Rizvi as it’s President and CEO, assisting with further M&A activities including the acquisition of the largest mechanical licensing company in the music industry, The Harry Fox Agency (HFA).
 
Troiano is an active member of the entrepreneurial community in the pacific northwest as an investor, board member and advisor and is the co-founder of a number of ventures including award-winning business accelerator Starve Ups, media and event-listing business Do503, limited edition guitar pedal manufacturer Spaceman, sustainable living skills video network Rustica, and the highly acclaimed annual TEDxPortland conference. Troiano is an executive mentor for Entrepreneurs Organization EO and, in 2014, established the RAINMaker Endowment Fund which provides annual grants for promising student entrepreneurs at the University of Oregon. Troiano is a proud citizen of Black Rock City is a member of the Technology, Entertainment and Design conference (TED) and an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).
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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Jerrod Maruyama has become one of the Walt Disney Corporations favorite freelance artists. Hear how he keeps creating exciting work for the world's best entertainment brand.

Today In Part One With Jerrod Maruyama

  • Great things can come from horrible situations! In the post 911 downsizing economy, Jerrod lost a great job, and it was the best thing that ever happened to him. 
  • The evolution of style, just how long did it take for Jerrod to perfect the art of being cute.
  • Working within the magic of Disney and understanding where the fans' passion genuinely come from. 
  • The new definition of success, it's not all about money but more about career freedom.
  • Creating Hipster Mickey, the good and bad that comes with birthing a smash hit.
  • Coping with success, learning not to believe the hype and instead focusing on what's next.  
  • Disneyland versus Disneyworld two different beasts with a very different customer.
  • Embracing the Disney culture and being all in, working for the brand is no place to be cynical, you have to love the subject matter to do work that people will enjoy. 

In The Circle of Trust. Exclusive Paid Member Content. 

  • Jerrod's moral obligation on how to treat the Disney brand when he's not working for them directly. 
  • The art of going from flat illustrations to real-world toy development. 
  • Is Mid-Century-Modern the new Disneyland Resort style guide? 
  • Getting inside the magic and working with the brand. Jerrod and Mark bond over their favorite insider moments. 
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Billy Baumann has a couple of big announcements and this time it's not FAKE. Podcast, the Animated Series, is not only launching this week but Billy is taking over the AID Network all week long premiering the first four episodes of his new show co-starring comic illustrator Sean Dove. Tune in all week to hear a new show from AID focused on the nostalgia of watching cartoons as a kid. Today hear Mark Brickey interview Billy about his latest project as the original AID duo look at their motivations for creating new projects.

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On a perfect fall day last October, Adventures In Design hit record with an artist that celebrates the seasons, change, death, decay and life as they are one in the same and always using her work to remind us that all of these themes are not too far away from one another. Hear Mark work Tegan through her entire illustration process; if you think her work is as amazing as we do, this is a conversation not to miss.

Adventures In Design celebrated the 700th episode with one of our own, illustrator and storyteller James Flames joins us to share how he has found storytelling to be a reliable device to make his work stick out and keeping him having fun. Learning how James has illustrated his life's stories will hopefully teach us all how to tell our own better.

Today hear Mark Brickey, and Mitch Putnam not only look back on the evolution of AID but how these two designers have made their work known around the world and become two of the most respected names in illustration, movie posters and printmaking.

To hear these complete interviews along with eight others visit AIDpodcast.com to purchase the 16 hours 10 episode collection or to become a member of the Circle of Trust where you can get full access to these ten episodes and over 700 others.

The World's Greatest Poster Artists celebrates a collection of interviews conducted on AID showcasing some of the most talented artists in the poster design community.

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At the start of 2016, Tom Whalen joined us and recapped his career achievements of 2015 from creating posters for Guardians of The Galaxy, Pac-Man and Sponge Bob to doing his first ever full title cover for Marvel Comics. Surprisingly 2015 was Tom’s first year of full-time freelance, and we hear all about the migration away from the man’s paycheck.

From April 2016 Jason Munn has built a quiet style of observation and substitution in the spaces between the louder moments of our lives. The simplicity in his work speaks volumes about the confidence the ideas behind his design and the subtlety in the communication of it. Join AID as we sit down with Jason to hear about his career and his rise in the world of rock posters. 

Today hear Mark Brickey, and Mitch Putnam not only look back on the evolution of AID but how these two designers have made their work known around the world and become two of the most respected names in illustration, movie posters and printmaking.

To hear these complete interviews along with eight others visit AIDpodcast.com to purchase the 16 hours 10 episode collection or to become a member of the Circle of Trust where you can get full access to these ten episodes and over 700 others.

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January 2014 Jay Shaw stopped by and talked about his graphic design-heavy poster style, he also shared info on his at the time new job at Mondo as a designer and soon to be an art director. However, the moment that four years later still goes down as one of the best stories ever told on Adventures In Design was the details on his first ever “design job.”

July 2014 Sonny Day stopped by Mark’s house in Los Angeles while working his way from Australia to Austin, Texas for his upcoming solo art show Mind Intern. Sonny shares how the loss of his dad opened him up emotionally to feelings that he decided not to ignore but pour into his artwork.

Today hear Mark Brickey, and Mitch Putnam not only look back on the evolution of AID but how these two designers have made their work known around the world and become two of the most respected names in illustration, movie posters and printmaking.

To hear these complete interviews along with eight others visit AIDpodcast.com to purchase the 16 hours 10 episode collection or to become a member of the Circle of Trust where you can get full access to these ten episodes and over 700 others.

The World's Greatest Poster Artists celebrates a collection of interviews conducted on AID showcasing some of the most talented artists in the poster design community.

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World's Greatest Poster Artists Volume 1
Episode 2 Methane Studios & Rich Kelly

The World's Greatest Poster Artists celebrates a collection of interviews conducted on AID showcasing some of the most talented artists in the poster design community.

Mark McDevitt and Robert Lee of Methane Studios stop by for an inspiring interview and fun shop talk back in September 2015. This episode would be the 45th and final original episode format of Adventures In Design. For two guys that are known to be the funniest guys in the design world, we get them to get deep before they give us some of the best punchlines in the industry.

Illustrator Rich Kelly joins us for a conversation about his illustration styles and how they could fill up Mark’s dream gallery. We talk about the many looks of The Rich Kelly and how they each naturally evolved. We debate editorial work versus gig posters and talk about the benefits of making yourself a fish out of water by placing yourself in a different career scene. 

Today hear Mark Brickey, and Mitch Putnam not only look back on the evolution of AID but how these two designers have made their work known around the world and become two of the most respected names in illustration, movie posters and printmaking.

To hear these complete interviews along with eight others visit AIDpodcast.com to purchase the 16 hours 10 episode collection or to become a member of the Circle of Trust where you can get full access to these ten episodes and over 700 others.

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World's Greatest Poster Artists Volume 1
Episode 1 Kevin Tong & Matt Taylor

Back in 2012 when Adventures In Design was just a hobby Mark and Billy recorded with Kevin Tong for the 13th episode and was intrigued by a career that everyone could tell was destined for greatness. Hear the trio look at the early years of Kevin's work and rise to the top of the illustration and poster scene.

2013 not only added James Flames to the regular rotation but guests were hanging out for the Shop Talk segment at the end of the episode, the part that many early listeners claimed to be their favorite segment. A relatively unknown Matt Taylor would hang out with the guys for two hours, and everyone would walk away not only impressed by his strong work and strong work ethic but his character of being a very likable human being.

Today hear Mark Brickey, and Mitch Putnam not only look back on the evolution of AID but how these two designers have made their work known around the world and become two of the most respected names in illustration, movie posters and printmaking.

To hear these complete interviews along with eight others visit AIDpodcast.com to purchase the 16 hours 10 episode collection or to become a member of the Circle of Trust where you can get full access to these ten episodes and over 700 others.

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A Comment Below special two-part episode. Featuring in part one a SPOILER FREE review of Marvel Studio's Black Panther and in the second part a SPOILER HEAVY discussion to listen to after you have seen the movie and just want to talk about it with your best podcast friends Sean Mort & Mark Brickey on Comment Below "Your Weekly Guide To Entertainment."

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At the end of 2017 Adventures In Design host, Mark Brickey asked ten creative professionals to give their review of the first year of Donald J Trump as our forty-fifth president. Was his first year worse, better or precisely what you expected it would be?

Mark Brickey
Dave Kloc
Snake Oil Provisions
Gustavo Jaimes
Beth Manos Brickey
OKpants
Jeral Tidwell
Dr. Debbie Kuhlken
Derrick Castle
Nathan Goldman
Dan Stiles
& You

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In our final chapter of The Best of Jason Edmiston on Adventures In Design Jason and Mark talk about the value of AID and how the guests talk about all of the things, no one teaches you in college about making a living off of your creative talents.

From Episode 601 - During Workshop Week Jason was kind enough to explain every step that he takes BEFORE he starts painting his final piece, in this extended sample Jason describes how he makes his resource photographs and how it's easy to spot Frankenstein resource imagery.

From Episode 622 - Our final sample from the Jason Edmiston collection discusses how to keep challenging yourself after decades of creating.

Remember on Instagram to share your favorite part of today's mini-episode or featured episodes and your guess of today's episode cover character to win a mystery print from Jason Edmiston and Mondo.

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In part four of The Best of Jason Edmiston on Adventures In Design Jason and Mark take a look at Satan's Pirates and the act of boosting your social media numbers.

From Episode 494 - Mark and Jason take a look at the importance of focusing on getting good before you worry about anything else in art.

From Episode 594 - Mark, Billy, and Jason discuss boosting social media and the ethics of hiring satan's pirates to do your bidding.

Remember on Instagram to share your favorite part of today's mini-episode or featured episodes and your guess of today's episode cover character to win a mystery print from Jason Edmiston and Mondo.

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In part three of The Best of Jason Edmiston on Adventures In Design Jason and Mark look at how making a solid plan helps you build a successful career.

From Episode 446 - Jason and Mark bond over the struggles of success and the depressions that can come with achieving your goals, but reflect back on how they wouldn't trade anything for being able to be creative for a living.

From Episode 447 - Jason is joined by Justin Erickson from Phantom City Creative and Ben Playford of Tribal Worldwide for a Canadian Shop Talk. Hear how these working creatives see their home market different than US market they mostly create for.

Remember on Instagram to share your favorite part of today's mini-episode or featured episodes and your guess of today's episode cover character to win a mystery print from Jason Edmiston and Mondo.

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Today we are kicking off The Best of Jason Edmiston all week long on Adventures In Design. In today's brand new intro Jason and Mark looked back the very first time the met and did their first ever recorded interview, and how neither one of them knew, back then they were making a long-term friend.

From Episode 153 - Jason talks about the difficulties of painting and how it helps to invest in the best materials possible.

From Episode 209 - We break down how Jason creates silkscreens that looks just like his original paintings.

Remember on Instagram to share your favorite part of today's mini-episode or featured episodes and your guess of today's episode cover character to win a mystery print from Jason Edmiston and Mondo.

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Adventures In Design recorded 20 individual interviews. With 20 professional creatives from art, design, tattooing, fashion, broadcasting, nutrition, and psychology looking back on their 2017 and looking forward toward a better 2018. We encourage you to be our guest and to take the same introspective journey with us, so that we may all design the best versions of ourselves in 2018.

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Adventures In Design recorded 20 individual interviews. With 20 professional creatives from art, design, tattooing, fashion, broadcasting, nutrition, and psychology looking back on their 2017 and looking forward toward a better 2018. We encourage you to be our guest and to take the same introspective journey with us, so that we may all design the best versions of ourselves in 2018.

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Adventures In Design recorded 20 individual interviews. With 20 professional creatives from art, design, tattooing, fashion, broadcasting, nutrition, and psychology looking back on there 2017 and looking forward toward a better 2018. We encourage you to be our guest and to take the same introspective journey with us, so that we may all design the best versions of ourselves in 2018.

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Our final and most significant lesson of 17 Lessons Learned In 2017 Lesson 01 "Change Starts With Changing You." Psychologist Dr. Kuhlken visits the show to give us all a new set of tools to help us make a better version of ourselves. As a holiday treat today your buds at Adventures In Design have given you the entire interview as a means to help you make 2018 the year that sees the best version of you. Happy New Year!

Share how you plan to change for the better in 2018 by using #jakprints17 and win our final $100 gift card we have left to give out to you for taking the 17 Lessons Learned In 2017 Challenge.

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Lesson 02 of 17 Lessons Learned of 2017 "Health Is The Greatest Wealth" shares the stories of Derek Welch & Billy Baumann and their encounters with the big "C." 17 Lessons Learned In 2017's reminder to appreciate every damn day and to not take your greatest wealth, your health for granted.

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Catch today's Lesson No.3 of 17 Lessons Learned In 2017. "Saying It Out Loud Gets It Out Of Your Head."Jeral Tidwell helps host Mark Brickey work through social media depression. Initially, both guys are reluctant to discuss what seems like a silly topic but then find that they each have been feeling the same social sadness.

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Hear Skinner & Mark Brickey bond over learning to let go, of absent parents, in today's lesson No.4 "Let Go Of Who Holds You Back" of our 17 Lessons Learned In 2017. Sometimes, you never know who's there to understand you until you get talking with a bud.

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A great reminder of focusing too much on the future can ruin the fun of right now! Corbett Redford concentrated for four years on directing @ebpunxmovie, and it paid off. We catch him at the end of his journey for our 5th Lesson Learned In 2017 "Get Lost In Your Work."

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Paul Frank walked away from his own company when the work stopped being fun and followed his heart instead. Today we are reminded that success isn't more things and more money. "Success Is What Brings You Happiness" Lesson 6 of 17 Lessons Learned In 2017.

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Lesson 7 we learned in 2017 came from a powerful conversation with Cartoon Network's Ian Jones-Quartey reminded us all to follow fun in life and to give ourselves permission to be who want to be, don't put aspire next to your name put your title and become that person!

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17 Lessons Learned In 2017 - Lesson 08 "Positive About Being Negative" even if you hate Christmas we have an episode going out today just for you! A very Coop Christmas delivers a lump of coal to you to the non-believers of holiday magic. An episode about art and the Church of Satan for you to enjoy with artist Chris Cooper.

 

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17 Lessons Learned In 2017 - Lesson 09 "Staying True Is Worth More Than Gold" Benny Gold's second interview showed us all the hustle, humility and hard work that made him so successful even though he doesn't feel like he's there just yet. 17 Lessons Learned In 2017 - Lesson 09 "Staying True Is Worth More Than Gold"

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17 Lessons Learned In 2017 - Lesson 10 "Talk To People Who Are Different" way back in January of this year Mark Brickey went out to find some political insight and wisdom from Mike Bonifer & Mike Murphy. Who both helped give comfort that America was still alright even though she felt a little broken at the moment. 17 Lessons Learned In 2017 - Lesson 10 "Talk To People Who Are Different"

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17 Lessons Learned In 2017 - Lesson 11 "Allow Yourself To Remain A Fan" ABC Network's Robert Mills reminded us all it's probably best to never forget the passion that created your professional pursuit. Hear Robert and Mark Brickey bond over their mutual love of Disneyland.

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Lesson 12 of 17 Lessons Learned In 2017 isn't just for entrepreneurs, in fact, today's guest Bob Smith of OreCal_Sport learned the lesson of "Own Your Work" while on the clock for Nike. Bob Smith wouldn't take no for an answer on convincing Nike to get into what would become vintage streetwear.

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Lorna Brown goes head to head with whatever scares her, she's bold and brave, but that's because she's fearful and wants to face that fear. She reminded us all this year that fear doesn't make us live longer, in fact, it just holds us back from the life we want to live.

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17 Lessons Learned In 2017 - Lesson 14 "Better To Ask Than To Answer" @gaudiopaul showed us how @adidas has learned to learn from their customers by not trying to create the culture, but instead following their followers. A powerful conversation with fantastic brand insights an excellent episode for anyone wanting to work on strengthening their brand in 2018.

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A look back at how in 2017 AID host Mark Brickey was able to make new meaningful friendships through recording Hammer Time with new cohosts Mike Hammer & Gustavo Jaimes and in the process created a safe space for guys to just be guys in 2017.

Make sure to listen to 17 Lessons Learned In 2017 over the next two weeks. Each day our pals at Jakprints.com are giving away a $100 gift card to one lucky winner that posts about today's episode, lesson or theme by using the hashtag #jakprints17. Feel free to repost our artwork or create your own based off of today's topic of allowing yourself to be open to making new friends later in life or challenge yourself to create content based on new friendships you established in 2017. Just make sure to use the #jakprints17 on Instagram to enter into one of our daily $100 jakprints.com gift card drawings. 

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In volume IV of Start Today, we look at the hardcore history and influence of the Misfits from 1977-83. Where did their sound come from, what bands inspired them and how did their look, theme, and music evolve to make them one of the biggest icons in punk. We also take a unique look at 1976-77 and how that year birthed four significant debut records from bands that would birth the influence not only for the Misfits but many groups to come from all sub-genres of punk music. In part two of Start Today Mark Brickey and Biggie explore the business model of the Misfits and ask is the time right for another theatrical punk band to form, to break through all the noise of 2017.

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Featuring an all new introduction with Mark and David breaking down how this episode rose through the ranks to be one of the Best from 2017 (so far).

Start Today - Music Business Inspiration Podcast

On the first episode of Start Today co-hosts Mark Brickey and Biggie breakdown the 1989 Gorilla Biscuits track “Start Today” and go line by line trying to fully understand the songs greater meaning and influences that it had on their lives. However, before we get to breaking down the walls of this inspiration, first Mark provides a rich audio documentary explaining the influences, origin and history of the short lived New York Hard Core super group the Gorilla Biscuits. 

Talking Points

  • Controlling your temper, not blowing up like you used to and realizing work isn’t worth getting mad over. 
  • Understanding that you’re never too old to hangout and the importance of finding your tribe. 
  • Location, location, location, where you are plays a huge part in how you play. 
  • Staying one step ahead of your current career and always planning for the next big thing. 
  • Not just working hard, but working hard toward a focused life plan. 
  • Procrastinating solves nothing, only creates more work. 
  • There is no seniority in the arts, which leaves zero room for laziness. 
  • The importance of movement, keeping moving to keep surviving. 
  • Trusting your gut, you always know what’s right. 
  • Put in the hours, it will always show in the work.
  • The importance of saying sorry face to face. 
  • Time is your enemy, friend and greatest love. 

Circle of Trust

Mark talks about his lessons learned from both the song Start Today and the creating the first podcast episode. As well as plays audio that didn’t make the final public cut. 

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On the first episode of Start Today co-hosts Mark Brickey and Biggie breakdown the 1989 Gorilla Biscuits track “Start Today” and go line by line trying to fully understand the songs greater meaning and influences that it had on their lives. However, before we get to breaking down the walls of this inspiration, first Mark provides a rich audio documentary explaining the influences, origin and history of the short lived New York Hard Core super group the Gorilla Biscuits.

 

Talking Points

- Controlling your temper, not blowing up like you used to and realizing work isn’t worth getting mad over.

- Understanding that you’re never too old to hangout and the importance of finding your tribe.

- Location, location, location, where you are plays a huge part in how you play.

- Staying one step ahead of your current career and always planning for the next big thing.

- Not just working hard, but working hard toward a focused life plan.

- Procrastinating solves nothing, only creates more work.

- There is no seniority in the arts, which leaves zero room for laziness.

- The importance of movement, keeping moving to keep surviving.

- Trusting your gut, you always know what’s right.

- Put in the hours, it will always show in the work.

- The importance of saying sorry face to face.

- Time is your enemy, friend and greatest love.


Circle of Trust

Mark talks about his lessons learned from both the song Start Today and the creating the first podcast episode. As well as plays audio that didn’t make the final public cut.

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THE 12 TUBES OF CHRISTMAS
TUBE 3 - DONATE
FEEDING LONG BEACH

For Our 2nd Annual Holiday Fundraiser We Have Decide To Help Homeless And Hungry People In Need.
We Will Be Asking For Your Donations From Now Until Sunday At Midnight.
110% Of The Money Raised Will Go To Feeding Long Beach.

The Brickey Family Will Match Your Donation By 10%

We Will Purchase Toiletries, Underwear, Socks, Plastic Bags (For Food Distribution)
And Other Basic Supplies That You And I Take For Granted But Could Greatly Help A Person In Need.


Watch The Shopping On Instagram Live And Look To This Page For A Copy Of The Receipt Of Purchase.

By Donating Your Name May Be Randomly Selected To Win One Of The Following Donated Prizes

$100 Gift Card From Mondo

$100 Gift Card From Mitch Putnam of Posters and Toys or The VACVVM

$50 Gift Card From PinGameStrong.com

Win 1 of 5 DKNG Polar Bear Prints courtesy of  Adventures In Design

A Years Subscription To The Circle of Trust

$100 Gift Card For The Adventures In Design Store
*On AID/COT Merchandise Only

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Episode 18  "A Very AID Christmas Special" AID18 "A Very AID Christmas Special" LIVE From Chicago November 30th, 2012 feat. Landland, The Letterform, Mat Daly & James Flames

The third installment of LIVE AID shows brings us back to Chicago at Schubas. Where a near sold out studio audience was treated to the rowdiest, raunchiest and most sincere podcast yet to be recorded LIVE by Adventures In Design. This episode truly is an ADVENTURE for the ears with the best interview of the year by Lanland, a honest and funny chit chat with the Letterform and interesting behind the scenes look at Renegade Craft Fair through the words of co-owner Mat Daly. The show kicks off with some very rowdy nonsense by Mark & Billy and bookends nicely with a very heartfelt Shop Talk featuring James Flames, where for a minute you forget that the boys are sitting on a stage, in a very crowded room, because quite honestly it starts to sound like three great friends discussing their careers along with hopes and dreams for the new year. Sit back in enjoy the BEST episode yet of Adventures In Design! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays To All! 

 

For More About This Episode Visit AIDpodcast.com

 
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Mark McDevitt and Robert Lee of Methane Studios stop by for a inspiring interview and fun shop talk. For two guys that are known to be the funniest guys in design world we get them to actually get deep before they give us some of the best punchlines in the industry. Mark, Billy and James share a bucket of popcorn, have on air staff meeting and decide the fate of Adventures In Design’s future. In this podcasting choose your own adventure, what Adventure In Design will you choose? 

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Episode 44 "The Interview" featuring Graham Erwin

Ohio born Graham Erwin joins the Circle of Trust for a interview like no other Adventures In Design has hosted yet. Join Graham while he's cross examined by Mark, Billy and James. Also on this episode Adventures In Design goes to war with a rival gang, the boys debate big payday versus big opportunity and play who has too much paper.

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Episode 43 - "Big Billy Style" With Special Guest Sean Mort

Summer insanity has reached and all time high on our schedules, so this week we're recording AID43 live on YouTube for anyone to watch and to participate along with. Mark, Billy, James and very special guest Sean Mort will do a show where we take listener questions live on air with us and let the audience vote in real time who wins the "wit off" between Billy & Sean.

 

(This podcast can be watched in it's entirety on demand via our YouTube channel)

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Epiosde 42 - "Stinky Banana" feat. Gary Booth of Phone Booth Gallery and Dan Kuhlken

On episode 42 our first ever art gallery owner Gary Booth of the Phone Booth Gallery stops by to talk about successfully opening up a gallery, doing mobile shows and discusses the overall business model of art galleries. In a friendly exchange Mark brings up all of the negative things he’s ever had to say about art galleries and Gary offers back some similar views, but also a couple of new perspectives on artists and galleries working together. Dan Kuhlken of DKNG stops by Shop Talk, where the guys talk about time management, hidden traps in flash sales and always striving to make Pinkerton.

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Episode 41 feat. Jeral Tidwell "It's So Dumb, It's Almost Genius"

Hear the episode described by founder Billy Baumann as the most important 30 minutes in the entire history of Adventures In Design. Illustrator Jeral Tidwell, also known as Human Tree, stops by and tells the gang about the fine art of copyrighting your own artwork and how doing this properly has resulted in six figure pay days. That’s right I said six figures. All of this legal advice and so much more is waiting for you on this Adventure In Design. 

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Episode 40 feat. Charles S. Anderson and Dan Stiles - "There Is No Disengagement"

Design legend Charles S. Anderson founder of CSA Images stops by and talks about his love of collecting the collectors, space pod monkeys and how the industry has changed over the last 40 years. Old friend and AID alumni Dan Stiles sits in for a informative Shop Talk that focuses on cease and desist letters, knowing your value in negotiating, plus advice on the career long dilemma of budgeting your time. All of this and so much more is waiting for you on episode 40 of Adventures In Design.

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Episode 39 “Faking It” feat. The Directors of “Sign Painters” Documentary Faythe Levine & Sam Macon

Classic AID is back on the podcasting airwaves featuring old favorites like “Hire, Fire or Retire”, “Dog Stories” and the instant classic “Billy Time”. Plus the filmmakers Faythe Levine & Sam Macon stop by to talk to the Circle of Trust about their new documentary “Sign Painters”. This episode was made possible by Jakprints.com.

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 9:12pm PDT

Episode 38 Jakprints Presents “The Podumentary Trilogy: Part III - Return of the Podcast"

Adventures In Design sails the high seas of Austin, Texas during the 2014 media gathering known as SXSW. This episode features a wide range of AID’s friends, as well as one on one recorded phone calls to wrap up all of the good times of this year’s annual migration to the countries largest festival. This episode was sponsored by jakprints.com.

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 11:03pm PDT

Episode 37 Jakprints Presents “The Podumentary Trilogy: Part II – The Madness of Mondo”

The Adventures In Design saga continues with part II of our trilogy with an episode dedicated to the other end of the independent printmaking world during our visit to Austin’s SXSW media festival the collectable limited edition sensation known as Mondo. Listen as we document the fanatic world of poster collecting through the eyes and hearts of the artists, the company and the passionate fans.

AID37 Cast & Credits

Special Thanks - To all of our friends at Flatstock that allowed us to record their thoughts and good times.

Hero Design Studio - Mark Brickey;  hosting, editing and packaging the show.

Delicious Design League - Billy Baumann; co-hosting and graphics.

James Flames - James Flames; on air producer, mastering and mixing the episode.

Jakprints - The official official printer of The Circle of Trust. Use our coupon code and save today.

Printed-Matters - Andy Rench for creating this website.

Mondo - Thanks for helping us capture their bizarre world with a private gallery viewing and for setting up interviews.

Expresso Beans - Stop by and check out the world of print collecting.

OMG Posters - Mitch Putnam for his time, helping setup this episode and over all support of AID.

Martin Ansin - Our favorite illustrator / graphic designer from South America.

Kevin Tong - A Poster Man and regular friend to the show.

Soundtrack  - Is available on Spotify.

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 8:36pm PDT

Episode 36 Jakprints Presents "The Podumentary Trilogy: Part I - Friendship and Flatstock"

Epiosde I of the Podumentary Triolgy is string of random converstaions and recordings on March 13-14, 2014. Showcasing the fun of Frienship and Flatstock. Where as the epiosde may be light on industry insight, it's heavy on good times. Pull out your latest project, put the headphones on and let the friends of Adventures In Design keep you company for the next two plus hours.

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 8:05pm PDT

Adventures In Design - Live Series Episode 01

This low-fi episode will be available for a limited time only. We hope you enjoy this temporary format while our new recording studio is being built.

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 9:19pm PDT

The second Christmas installment of Adventures In Design brings us sentimental Christmas stories of the past, Mark's top 5 poster designers of 2013 and the story of Christmas as read by British designer Sean Mort. Enjoy this soon to be holiday classic with someone you love! 

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:25am PDT