Adventures In Design (art design )
513 - Shop Talk with David Smith & Kloc

The Double Dave bonanza on Shop Talk continues but this time we have David Smith and Dave Kloc breaking down the week with Mark. Everyone on today's episode brings their perspectives on financial strategies and how the ebb and flow of a Net 30 lifestyle can wear on you. Also Dave, Dave and Mark have all recently dealt with some professional pivots in their careers and the mental fortitude it takes to make it through an uncertain time in life that comes to just about everyone. This Shop Talk gets deep at a moment's notice and always knows how to come back up for some light hearted air so be ready for a rollercoaster of emotions similar to the one you're most likely on financially if you're a freelancer. Now let's go find that guy with the twenty grand and get another paddle in the water.

Talking Points

  • The difference between small corporations, big dollar, and the freelance life.
  • Getting emo in LA with all it's isolation.
  • Choosing happiness over financial comfort.
  • The rollercoaster of the grind or being chained to your paycheck.
  • Financial strategies, multiple bank accounts, and staying ready for tax season.
  • Buying equipment that you've earned.
  • How one project should greenlight the next two.
  • The Net 30 or Net 60 that can sabotage your motivation.
  • Money, work, and the emotional side of getting paid (what you're worth).
  • Both sides of the fence on privilege.
  • The first VHS you ever watched.
  • Bad money and more paddles in the river.
  • Is working with the big boys even worth it?
  • Building blocks versus road blocks.
  • Natural selection in the creative community.
  • Decreasing the distance between whats in your head and whats on the page.
  • Professional pivots.
  • Design past branding and the the importance of the right connections.
  • Staying innovative when you;re an OB.
  • The luxury of moving on from something once you're bored with it.
  • What is crucial in your balance of life?
  • Setting up boundaries and the mental shift it has on productivity.
  • Does everyone feel behind? Does anyone feel respected?
  • Getting stuck and living in the moment to appreciate what you have.
  • Fighting for different results.
  • Who can't you let down?
  • Strength of character, sacrifice, and being kind.
  • Making your work ethic less volatile than your bank account.
  • The success of investing in yourself emotionally.
Direct download: AID513i.m4a
Category:Art Design -- posted at: 11:53pm PDT

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

Direct download: AID503i.m4a
Category:Art Design -- posted at: 12:19am PDT

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? 

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 11:27am PDT

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)

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 5:07pm PDT

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.

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 7:39pm PDT

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. 

Category:Art Design -- posted at: 9:21pm PDT

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.

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

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