Adventures In Design (art design )

The benefits of establishing a daily self-reflection through journaling and the benefits of projecting your energy for the upcoming task at hand. 

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The benefits of establishing a daily routine and great ways to get your day jump started for creativity. 

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The Radical Co-Operative is calling it quits! For the year that is! Listen in on the successful year that boys had and they believe that time off around the holidays makes for a better worker in the new year. Enjoy this Shop Talk style interview with two of LA’s finest design neighbors.

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

On this year’s Shop Talk Holiday Special Mark & Billy ponder what life would be like if they had followed The Ghost Of Careers Past.

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 1:38am PST

We check in with Brian Talbert and Mike Hammer to see how 2018 shaped up for everyone’s favorite hockey fan brand and to see what the duo has in store for dad and their new year. 

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High above Matterhorn Mountain Mark Brickey and Sean Mort can’t seem to decide which holiday classic to watch, listen along as they debate over their favorite holiday viewing traditions.

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The future of freelance design, does it pay more to be an outsider?
Are brands getting smart about fan art?
Jerrod shares the ugly truth about the Kingdom of Cute.
Taking small pride in Jerrod's Happiest Cruise toy series.
How to make every trip to Disneyland is different than the last.

Mark and Jerrod make a huge announcement about the AID Network in 2019.

In Today's Circle of Trust
Will Disneyland ever make original attractions again?
What does tomorrow have in store for Tomorrowland?
How could Disneyland put more Disney Magic into Disneyland?
Mark shares the perfect driving to Disneyland playlist.

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 7:08am PST

3Sixteen Co-Owner Yohan Lam

Today's Topics
Creating The Perfect T-Shirt
Fashion Designer or Craftsman
The Reason For Creation
Never Make A Decision Based On Price
Slash And Burn Or Built To Last
Don't Throw Those Jeans Away

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

Beth Manos Brickey takes the wheel and interviews Jame Clear author of Atomic Habits a New York Times Best Seller about taking control of all your small daily actions to make significant long-term changes. Beth and Mark explore how the idea behind Atomic Habits have changed each of their personal and professional lives.

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

In today's Comment Below Mark & Connie look for the TV moment of Holiday 2018 while looking back on last years seasonal obsession with Black Mirror. Comment Below also explores the Top 20 Streaming Shows Thus Far (according to some guy at Rolling Stone Magazine), while Mark pitches a show and Connie remembers visiting a sex layer all in the name of artistic research.

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

The Best Trick For Setting Internal Project Deadlines
Doing live events, committing to a date in your calendar is one of the best ways to make sure you get work done for yourself and learn to you like a client.

What Would DKNG Change About Their Work?
Evil Brickey gets DKNG to rank their art print series for worst to best. Listen and learn as the duo looks back on their work.

What Has DKNG Learned From Their Customers?
Listening to the guys rank their artwork we all get to learn about the feedback their customers have planted in their brains.

Design Lessons Learned Looking Back At Your Work.
When you are forced to stop and look back at your own work it teaches you to get lessons on moving forward.

Learning Restraint Through Your Design.
Why as designers we are so drawn to black on black, matte black and grayscale work and the magic that natural light provides.

In The Circle of Trust

Breaking Big Ideas Down To Simple Design
DKNG took a second swing at The Grand Canyon for the National Parks Poster Series. Hear how they were able to take a wonder of nature and make it a graphic element.

Start Using Global Colors Immediately
DKNG Studios recently did a digital poster for the Anaheim Ducks. We break down how digital work can quickly be converted to silkscreened printmaking.

Designer Con Strategy Guide
What are the moves that convention and makers could take to create a more successful show in 2019?

Who Is Designer Con Perfect For And What Should You Expect?
Breaking down what designers at different career levels should expect and how to properly prepare for the event.

How To Maximize Your Efforts By Training Your Customers.
There are only so many hours you can work, and when you want to make more money, you have to find the most efficient way to earn income. Setting boundaries and training your customers to value your work is a great way to start.

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Who In The Hell Is Sara Deck?
Where did this illustration and printmaking powerhouse come from, just showing up as premiere movie poster illustrator in the last couple of years?

Quitting Art To Become An Accountant.
Yep, you read it right, even with all of Sara's talent she decided to quit editorial illustration and become an accountant for over a decade. But did she quit art all together?

How To Learn Fast.
Sara was able to take all of her real-world painting experience and pour it into learning digital illustration and printmaking. How did being a lifelong student of art fast-track her second attempt at commercial art?

Are You Hiding Behind Pop Culture?
When is it time to start showing the world your original ideas and get away from pop culture narratives and subject matter?

Is Your Spouse Working For Your Or Against You?
How do successful couples set aside ego and remind themselves what the true meaning of unconditional love and support looks like?

In The Circle of Trust

What Do You Tell Yourself To Not Give Up?
How did Sara not give up on art and have the energy to stay determined while working all of the long days with no direct payday in sight.

Getting The Courage To Try Again.
Sara explains how she was able to attend a fan expo and get the courage to show her work, which leads to meeting the friends that would help her relaunch her professional art career.

Keeping A Distance From What You Love.
Is it better to stay in your chosen career at a job you hate or to walk completely away so that you can miss what you love to find your way back hopefully?

What Always Brought Sara Back To Art?
Her journey may have taken her away from working professionally in the arts but her love of creation would never let her stray from creativity.

Do Women Illustrate Women Differently.
Is there a difference when woman illustrate women differently and how does Sara see her technique differently that her male counterparts.

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Did the Grinch Really Steal Christmas?
The Grinch and Wreck-It Ralph got out of the gate early and have been stealing the box wins. The strategy in being first and having the calendar to grow.

It Doesn't Feel Like Christmas Without Star Wars.
A YouTube creator named Star Wars Theory has attempted to bridge the holiday gap with a fan-funded film centered around Vader.

Can The Star Wars Galaxy Be Saved?
Did Disney and Lucas Film bite off more than they can chew is the Star Wars universe to small for all of the big long-term plans?

What's Missing Here?
Is the 2018 holiday movie season missing that bigger than life breakout film? Do we have a weak batch of properties pulled from retirement this season? Can Mary Poppins replace Star Wars and save Christmas?

Top 12 December Move Releases.
Mark and Sean break down 12 of the biggest and best movies showing up at the cinema for December.

In The Circle of Trust.

What Happened To Sean Mort?
Mark and Sean talk all about Sean Mort not making it to America for his week of shows and Disneyland. What went wrong and how does the heart heal with the massive disappointment of so many plans canceled. Never Forget What Never Happened

Was Designer Con Worth It?
An honest review of the show from the vendors perspective. Is Designer Con the show that the world of design was looking for?

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Category:Art Design -- posted at: 8:33am PST

Brian Flynn of Super7 explains why we should "Always Start With The Business Problem." Business people don't understand creativity, and they don't need to, so why not speak the language they know.

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Brian Flynn of Hybrid Design and Super 7. Brian has used his passion as a compass to take him down the path of designing happiness into his entire life from his dream list of clients to his teenage passion project he just spent the entire year building up to it's next level. At the core of all his work Brian understands that starting with why is what can lead your project to the success it needs to be. Aesthetics take a back seat to purpose in the house of Flynn and you can see the longetivity and relevancy it has earned him. Excellence, commitment, and excitement are the cornerstones to all of Brian's work and he is here to explain the thought process that goes into every nook and cranny. He knows better than anyone that working in the creative field is a true privilege so hold on to the incredible moment you have right at your fingertips.

Talking Points

  • Shopping in a sneaker box and the level of design we all aspire to.
  • Using creative problem solving outside of pure aesthetics.
  • Developing a roadmap to results.
  • Clients who can't talk design and designers who can't talk client.
  • Imagining the unknown.
  • Balancing Hybrid Design and Super 7 and taking time away from what's already working.
  • Overhead, growth, and letting the work be more important for the paycheck.
  • Evaluating what success means for a small studio.
  • A stable and significant side project moves out of its teenage years.
  • Leveraging your opportunity to compete in your market.
  • Making the toys you want instead of being driven by outside sources or profits.
  • Keystones and the "So What" attitude behind being able to make something awesome.
  • Losing sight of the vision when budgets get involved.
  • Why He-Man?
  • Minutia, research, and pulling on the thread of what you love.
  • Approaching a project as the toy nerds that you are and finding the authentic reasons behind everything.
  • Making Skeletor's office, a whole new Masters Of The Universe cartoon, and turning He-Man on its ear.
  • Getting into the mindset to create the future you want.
  • Portfolio advice to up and comers with the punk rock mentality of figuring it out.
  • Youth Movements influences from Disco to Discord.
  • Reign in Blood and It Takes A Nation all swimming well together.
  • The time it takes to stay involved, connected, and up to speed with what stokes you out.
  • Finding your lane.
  • Sell through rates that distort what is considered as a failure.
  • Is going back giving up and what's the worst that could happen?
  • Insecurities, being touched by idiots, and the political climate we live in today.
  • Fear of the unknown and immigrant problems in Cincinnati.
  • Looking outside your comfort zone to get what you want in your priorities.
  • Starting your own team and running with your heroes.
  • Why Powell Peralta felt different than any other brand and sacrificing the sacred cow of skateboarding.
  • Destroying long term collectibility or bringing in a whole new cycle of collectibility.
  • A crash course in selling nostalgia.
  • Reissuing Battle Of The Planets and one more shot at Tron.
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Mark & Sean broadcast live from a Thanksgiving parade and play clips from previous Thanksgiving episodes of Adventures In Design in 2013 and 2014. Sit near the radio, with the ones you love as we celebrate a tradition known as Thursday around planet Earth.

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

Sit around the dinner table, count your blessings and get ready for your best food buds to take you through the perfect Thanksgiving Day spread.

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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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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 PST

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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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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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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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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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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Part 02 of 03


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!

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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.

How did you face your fears in 2017? Share on Instagram by using #jakprints17 and win one of 13 more $100 gift cards we have left to give out to those taking the 17 Lessons Learned In 2017 Challenge.

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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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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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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 PST

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 PST

Episode 33 DKNG "Driving Mr Kuhlken"

Billy Baumann has disappeared and the boys from DKNG stop by to help James Flames and Mark "Hollywood" Brickey deal with the grief of not being able to find their lovable little mascot. So all aboard the Billy Train for the thirty third voyage of Adventures In Design… Just don't let Mr Kuhlken drive and we'll all make it to the next episode.

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 11:12pm PST

It's time to give thanks during our 32nd episode of Adventures in Design, “Gleaming The Cubism".  We've whipped up a delectable episode for your eardrums to feast upon this Thanksgiving.  James, Billy, and Mark share what they are thankful for this year, making everyone feel good from top to bottom. 

 

Mark gets nostalgic over missing out on Dairy Queen Blizzards this year, and he reveals that he has an ongoing issue with sprinkles.  (It's a lifestyle choice, really.) He can, however, get into the sport of arguing.  James and Billy try to convince Mark that it's okay to watch TV show previews, but he's just not that interested in what they have to say.  Rather, our outspoken host bluntly reveals his stance on bullying, and how it helped shape him into becoming the World's Best Podcaster as he is known today.

Our guest is the prolific artist known for his legendary body of skateboard graphics, Don Pendleton.  Don began skateboarding in the mid eighties at the age of 14, and has been a part of skateboarding culture for over 20 years, 15 of which have been dedicated to producing skateboard art.  Mark and Don talk about the culture of action sports and the connection between art and skateboarding.  The Do-It-Yourself approach was a homemade outlet for creativity, offering up fresh opportunities to develop new tricks, to make music in bands, and more.

As you prepare to gather around your family this Thanksgiving, pull up a chair next to your uncle Buck, put on your headphones, and share your holiday with us instead.  Our shop talk will get you into the spirit of Thanksgiving as Mark tells a story about committing food adultery. And as many of you get a few days off work, the work for us hardly ever ends.  James discusses what its like working on the weekends, and how there's solidarity in numbers.  Plus, we've got a grand announcement at the end of the show that you won't wanna miss!  May the future be with you...

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

Episode 30 "XXX" Featuring Matt Taylor

AID XXX is cumming your way!  This is our filthiest, raunchiest episode yet.  We talk about jerkin' it, discuss porn preferences, and visualize those wide-angle money-shots in our thirtieth episode of Adventures in Design.  This invasive and provocatively bold episode is like none like we've ever had before.  We promise that it will get your creative juices flowing (though, we make no apologies for any other juices). Billy shares his experiences with accidental porn at work, and we discover Mark's pavlovian reaction to sexually explicit materials.  Is James Flames wearing pants?  (We'll never tell.) 


From across the pond, we are so pleased to welcome our friend, Matt Taylor, feather hat and all.  We talk design, clients, and the WWF. (You know, wrestling. The real stuff. Not some animal bullshit.)
We're so excited to be back in the studio that we just don't want this episode to ever end.  The musk is seeping through the airwaves. Join us for an extended listen of our “dirty thirty” episode.   Have your tissues on standby, AID XXX is going to blow you...away. 


Category:Art Design -- posted at: 10:21pm PST

Are you hungry for design? Mark “Babyface” Brickey has a cobra-like appetite for countin' burgers and estimating dead cats in our 29th, succulent episode of Adventures in Design. Join us as our three favorite “Big Cheeseburgers”, Mark, Billy, and James, get a hearty education in the arts at Minot State University.  Discover Mark's love/hate relationship with poetry, find out what you can learn from the elegant piece of cinema known as 8 Mile, and encounter travel lessons regarding the proper use of double beds in your hotel room.  We'll be web-slingin' from topic to topic, from the Death Star to Jurassic Park.  Plus, great music is woven throughout this lively episode by local, Folk/Americana band, Wild Hands.


We've gotta admit, North Dakota has some of the nicest people in the real, 48 states, but where are all the fucking buildings here?  Is it just us, or is there such a thing as too much space?  I'm afraid we're experiencing early symptoms of 'Spaceophobia'.  The only cure?  Surrounding our artsy-fartsy, city hearts with some truly, down-home guests for a casual chat about design culture here in the “Magic City”.

We begin with Bill Harbort and Laurie Geller, co-founders and “Fathers” of Notstock, an entertaining, multi-day, arts event hosted by Minot State University.  Laurie discusses the mission of Notstock and how area schools and the community are becoming engaged in the arts, while we ask Bill to talk with us about his passion for American muscle cars and the direct influence these majestic pieces of machinery have on his work.

Next, Dan Sharbono and Alyssa Weyrauch Sharbono, creative team of 62 Doors Gallery and Studios discuss the adaptability of artists, how environmental setbacks and the growing oil industry are swiftly shaping the landscape for artists seeking space in Minot, and more.  

Shop Talk is bigger and better than ever, jam-packed with essential design resources. The boys unlock the secrets behind Delicious Design League's registration process and add expert advice on film placement when burning your screens.  The boys keep you informed about issues developing in the printmaking arena as the process gain popularity in the craft fair circuit. Billy gives James art direction on his horrible, gig poster concepts, and finally, we welcome our friend Takuma to the couch to discuss Japanese culture and refrigerators with us.  Join us for maniacal laughs down at the student union, The Beaverchomp, the almost certainly fictional name for what we imagine colleges like name these sorts of things, for an indispensable 29th edition of Adventures in Design. 

 
Category:Art Design -- posted at: 11:12pm PST

Episode 28 "LIVE from Weapons of Mass Creation Festival" feat. Jason Teegarden-Downs, Adam Garcia, Jeff Finley

We're coming at you Live from the Weapons of Mass Creation Fest in Cleveland as your host, Mark Brickey takes the wheel in this inspirational, 28th episode of Adventures in Design.  Jason Teegarden-Downs, Adam Garcia, and Jeff Finley join us for a chat about their humble beginnings, and the boys discuss the advantages/disadvantages of wooden versus metal silkscreen frames, vacuum suction, and dull squeegees.  Mark participates in a mini Spelling Bee, and the crowd goes crazy when he brings out the clippers. James talks about the happiness he finds through the success of others, and Billy addresses a key flaw in the 'living each day like it's your last' mentality.  There's singing. There's hair.  And we don't care.  Join us for another exciting episode of Adventures in Design. 

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 11:56pm PST

Episode 27 "The Road To Weapons of Mass Creation"

Adventures in Design goes off the rails as the boys prepare for their journey to the Weapons of Mass Creation Fest in Cleveland.  No subject is too off-topic.  The boys talk food, from chicken sandwiches to Pop Tarts, and everyone learns an important lesson about washing your mustache after a fresh fish taco.  Stay tuned for an exciting announcement regarding the Billy Bowl, learn successful business strategies for designers, including an authentic look at how important attachment is to your original key imagery.  We say “yes” to having too much fun.  All this and more on the Road to WMCFest, AID Episode 27.

 
Category:Art Design -- posted at: 10:10pm PST

Adventures In Design returns to Chicago for the 3rd live recording in the city that would probably be considered the home for AID. This time around broadcasting from a very warm and sweaty Galerie F on the eve of Flatstock 40, Pitchfork Music Festival and the galley's opening for their one year anniversary show featuring all European poster artists making prints inspired by the works of British novelist Roald Dahl. As self appointed ambassadors of freedom, the AID crew welcomes on the show UK poster designer illustrator Sean Mort, Galerie F owner Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff and Chicago poster legend Dan MacAdam of Crosshair. A fun rowdy adventure pleasurable for adult children of all ages. 

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 9:53pm PST

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