Adventures In Design

Talking Points You’ll Hear On Episode 122

• Booking bands in your mom’s backyard.

• The fun traveling and life on tour.

• Working with right people that will allow you to succeed at your shared project. 

• JP shares his experiences of working  directly with some of the most talented folks in printmaking. 

• Passion projects that change our lives forever. 

 

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• Tips on how to book events and tours.

• Dealing with event spaces and designing for entertaining. 

• Managing other peoples money.

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Talking Points You’ll Hear On Episode 121

• Zeb talks about how religious engravings inspired his early love of illustration.

• We explore Mr Loves breakthrough into the word of creating rock posters.

• How studying the art of composition and lighting has been a career changer for Zeb.

• Zeb Love shares how he puts just as much effort into learning about design as he does participating in int. 

• The art of creating your own “luck”.

• Talking about the collector commissioned work. 

• When is it time to start over on project and when do you decide to keep going. 

 

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• We get deep and talk about what we really want from the future.   

• Being a student of life. 

• Trying to not be around people that lack your lust for life. 

 

• Shit just gets deep….

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Desktop Publisher Ron Jasin stops by to talk about how he stood up against a design contest in his home town of Louisville, Kentucky and helped shut it down.

 

Talking Points You’ll Hear On Episode 120

• Finding piece of my mind when working in-house for a small business. 

• How printmaking saved Ron’s career and creative spirits. 

• Ron talks about how he stood up against a local design contest and helped persuade the organization to pull down their contest and hire a designer directly.

• The problem with asking creatives to compete for design jobs.

• Alternate options to design contests.

• Creating a Unified Front to combat design contests.

• The community of design, we are all connected.

 

 

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• Ron talks about building his home print space and how this created opportunities that forever changed his career and life.

• Creating in-house products and how it creates career freedom and negotiating power.

• The power of investing in yourself.

• Working with different photography methods in screen printing.

• The art of making a great test print.

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Talking Points You’ll Hear On Episode 119

• Chapter III In The Adventures of Professor Billy.

• The exciting topic of color separations for printing.

• We talk about how James and his brother Thomas Pitilli look like brothers through their illustrations style.

• James talks about his New Year’s print that he makes semi annually for friends, family and clients. 

• We debate the collector phenomenon of private commissioned pieces inspired by intellectual properties. 

• Mark seeks advice from Billy and James regarding adding his name as the host somewhere on the show’s title block.

 

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• Billy shares another one of his many stories about slacks.

• Mark shares his struggles when encountering the Chicago know it alls. 

• Standing up for design ethics to clients.

• We talk design contests, bootleggers and general troublemakers. 

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Talking Points You’ll Hear On Episode 118 

• Drew shares his strategy of hiding both his shitty printing skills and color blindness in his early work.

• The evolution of a evolving personal style. 

• The plan of not having a plan.

• Learning to impress yourself with your own artwork.

 

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• We talk about the benefits and downfalls to building a career around a signature style.

• Working with intellectual properties and bringing them into your style versus recreating the original. 

• Picking projects that you have a connection with.

• Standing by your style and dealing with those that don’t like it.

• Picking realistic heroes that you can actually learn to replicate some of their success. 

• Will social media applause influence the next generation of artists.

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Talking Points You’ll Hear On Episode 117

• Dan & Mark discuss the evolution of the rock poster and the different trends that have once ruled the roost. 

• Design as a lifestyle.

• Making your own set of rules.

• Being the rhythm guitar in someone else’s band.

• When your talents outgrow being donated.

• Giving up on prestigious jobs with bad budgets.

 

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• Dan talks about commercial printing. 

• Sharing how to manage clients expectations when you’re printing for them.

• Using client printing budgets to fund your artistic ventures. 

• Deciding to stay small (and profitable).

 

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Talking Points You’ll Hear On Episode 116
• Early steps, jobs and finding her way to hand made printing.
• Becoming a successful and profitable wedding invite, innovations and stationary designer.
• Taking her style and applying it to well known movie properties through her working relationship with Mondo.
• Annes approach to creating her illustrations where she takes her time slowly crafting each piece putting a enormous amount of effort into each piece of the illustration.

 

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• Creating her own hopeful print series.
• Using deadlines as motivation.
• Overcoming her own shortcomings  in speed and motivation to get work finished.

 

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Talking Points You’ll Hear On Episode 115

• Billy gives an update on teaching his packaging class.

• We debate the talent pool of designers today versus Don Draper Times.

• Billy gives his 5 traits that are needed to become a successful designer.

• Motivation through proving others wrong. 

• How to define your job title as a designer.

• Billy and James make a project announcement.

 

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• We check in James Flames and his time off to focus on his future.

• The growth of Delicious Design League and how Billy is handling the new stress of success.

• How the economy and changing of the political guard can effect our micro businesses. 

• Billy interviews Mark about the future of AID and some of his least favorite moments of the show. 

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Talking Points You’ll Hear On Episode 114

• Defining your title in the world of design when you do both graphic design and illustration.

• Self confidence and what you think you deserve in business. 

• Selling clients a partnership versus design services.

• Creating an online personalty and worrying how that may effect your career and when to censor yourself.

• Don’t post about what you don’t know about.

• Myths about failing. 

 

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• We breakdown Aaron’s success in creating a successful regional clothing line and tips on how to launch a side project. 

• How to determine your price point and creating new products with minimal risk.

• Why scumbag artistic types pull beautiful brides. 

 

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Talking Points You’ll Hear On Episode 112

• The greatest first design job story ever.

• How going to college for a fine art degree basically did little to no good for Jay’s design career.

• Jay explains how he found the new movement in movie posters and how he bootlegged his way into becoming part of the scene. 

• Faking your way through illustration while ignoring your talents as a graphic designer.

• Finding your inner voice and discovering your own path to personal success. 

• The design process versus the illustration process.

• No web store, no worries, the Jay Shaw method of online sales.

 

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• Jay breakdowns his newly found regular gig as lead designer at Mondo.

• The wasted energy and traps to working freelance.

• The pain of saying yes.

• Tattoos, LOST, Wire & Battlestar Galactica TV talk. 

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