Adventures In Design

Talking Points You’ll Hear On Episode 142

- The age that makes you freak out.

- How MTV changed the landscape of pop culture.

- Going with the flow and hoping it works out well.

- The reality of signing with a major label.

- When the big break, breaks apart.

- Being the guy that’s always a sucker for responsibility. 

- Admiring they guys that have learned to “let go”.

 

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- Why punk bands never really materialized with major labels. 

- Old records that should sound like shit. 

- Advice on expectations for musicians and artists. 

- The bond of music versus the looniness of design.

- Meeting the people that enjoy your music, art or podcast.

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Talking Points You’ll Hear On Episode 141

- Putting in your time to learn the corporate structure.

- Making your first career leap for greener pastures. 

- Dabbling in freelance design and realizing it’s not for you.

- The challenge of interactive and UX design.

- Leaving a company before you think it’s going to shutdown.

- What happens when your company gets bought out by a technology giant.

- Stock options that pay off.

- Taking a pay decrease for a happiness increase.

 

 

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- Working at Google.

- Tips on making career moves.

- What to look for in a future employer.

- How to negotiate when applying for a new job.

- Is buying Starbucks supporting local business when living in Seattle?

 

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Garret Klahn is a singer, song writer, guitar strummer and a world traveler. More than any person I know, he’s truly a free spirit and goes where the wind blows him. Garret’s not about tour support, merch sales or make believe downloads… simply put, he lives for the music he plays.

 

Talking Points You’ll Hear On Episode 140

- Surrendering to the “Compass of Life”

- Feeling free or feeling stuck in life.

- A bad time to get your big break.

- Learning that the impossible is more possible than you think.

- Punk rock success shame. 

- The magic of making music.

 

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- Learning to let go.

- Pushing yourself versus working hard. 

- Love is out there.

- Recording songs you know versus writing in the studio.  

- Life experience makes you wealthy.

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Talking Points You’ll Hear On Episode 138

- The downside of having interns. 

- Momo stories and southern accents. 

- Small business gratuity insurance scam.

- Liberating the rainbow in 2025.

- The design of Tesla and speculating on a Apple iCar.

- A Secret Panel update.

- Not enough time in life to fit it all in.

- The evolution of James Flames illustration style. 

- Can you ever get real world work to match the visions in your head.

 

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- Your first radio. 

- Dream jobs or your own work?

- Reviewing LinkedIn’s “7 Things Young Designers Do Wrong” article. (Laughter Ensues) 

 

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Talking Points You’ll Hear On Episode 137

- Punk Rockers learning to love sports later in life.

- Loving the challenge of commercial art. 

- The happiness of making a brand that you friends can enjoy.

- Applying the punk rock aesthetic to sports. 

- Starting smart with a small investment in creating a large company.

- Being “Inspired By” and existing in a 100% legal space.

- Using hot chicks and tattooed guys as models.  

 

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- How to go from 2 designs to 150 in 4 years.

- Determining size runs. 

- Committing to new designs.

- Going beyond blanks and getting into cut n sew. 

- Using social media in a smart way to build a interactive fan base. 

- Giving back to your audience.

- Best and worst in sports team designs. 

- Staying true to your niche. 

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Talking Points You’ll Hear On Episode 136

- Publishing other designers artwork.

- Building infrastructure into your business and using that base to create lateral revenue streams. 

- We ask Tim about the art galleries business model.

- A friendly debate on using intellectual properties without permission. 

- Patent laws and the changing of public domain rules. 

- The repetition of pop culture.

 

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- Breaking down others success. 

- The definition of open edition.

- How it feels to be the heel of printmaking. 

- Figuring out your business model. 

- Learning how to run your own business by being a great employee for someone else. 

- How to heal from getting the shit beat out of you online.  

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Talking Points You’ll Hear On Episode 135

- More Star Wars talk.

- We talk about themes and background stories of the documentary “Making It”.

- Not compromising to make money.

- College doesn’t mean you’re “Buying A Career”.

- Realizing you are a professional artist.

- Reverse discrimination. 

- Criticism online, when to type your heart out. 

 

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- Brian and Mark have a “poor off” and bond about their brokest times. 

- The ladies in their lives that didn’t have their backs because they were broke. 

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Talking Points You’ll Hear On Episode 134

- We briefly recap Billy’s trip to Disneyland and explain Monday’s cover image of Billy on Radiator Springs Racers. 

- Would you ever slap a stranger’s kid?

- Beth talks about returning from lunch and leaving her corporate design job. 10+ years later she never went back.

- The resentment of living two different lives from your partner in life. 

- Sunday night dread and hating Mondays.

- How California brought out the best in Beth.

- Creating a passion project. 

- How to monetize a blog.

- The warmest fart of all time. 

 

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- Finding a way to connect the Tasty Yummies fan base to the Hero product line.

- The promotion community in blogging.  

- Poster d ensign becoming more illustration based.

 

- Yoga queefs.

 

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Talking Points You’ll Hear On Episode 133

- Craig announces his huge career move since last time on the show.

- Working together but creating a healthy separation.

- The benefits of taking time off.

- Strawberryluna’s reentry to doing shows and getting back to the grind.

- Avoiding the long print days.

- How craft fairs and markets have changed over the last 10 years.

- The traps of web design.

 

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- When you pass your mentors. 

- How to learn more about your trade when you’re one of the elder statesmen. 

- The decision to buy a home. 

- The balance of a 2 income family. 

- 1099s

- Having your art space at home.

- Learning from friends.

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Talking Points You’ll Hear On Episode 132

- We Buy Your Kids shares with us the major benefits of having a design agent.

- Learning the art of saying no.

- Sonny & Biddy share with us their unique way of working together and passing the files back n fourth. 

- The benefits of having a office.

- Working as a team and not painting your partner into a corner.

- The 3 tiers of a art career.

- Enjoying the challenge of a commercial art career.

 

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- We talk about the pregnant pauses of telling people your business name is We Buy Your Kids.

- Ministry of Grim is a over stylized blog that WBYK created to separate corporate work from their more flashy work. We discuss sub branding your career.

- WBYK have created several videos. We talk about the world of film editing.

- Being more Rock N Roll than your Rock N Roll clients.

- Realizing where your efforts should be spent with your business. (The Road Block, Building Block Theory)

- The power of saying NO!

 

- Dream projects. Meeting your heroes & their American wedding story.

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