Adventures In Design (general)

JP Connelly is the production designer for NBC’s hit show The Voice, Top Chef, Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party and Adam Carolla & Friends Build Stuff Live. Working with The Voice for the last 13 seasons has created a healthy flow of creative and financial success. Hear how JP Connelly guides his blooming design firm, personal goals and creativity into a future that builds upon this success and hopefully takes them all to great new heights. It’s not enough to just succeed anymore, but to learn how to lead that success into future growth and opportunities.

Talking Points

Set design and production design as a character, a added element of drama and traffic flow of contestants to hosts.

Creating the best work for the client versus doing your signature style.

Designing an experience, nothing has to be basic.

Getting started with small projects, killing yourself to earn your reputation for the big stage.

Running your business in a way where it doesn’t run you down.

A healthy dose of fear will help your next big creative project.

Learning the difference between “We” and “I” when you build a business based off your personal identity.

How Nick At Night birthed Netflix and binge watching.

Designing the flow of a game show through production design.

Trying to look at your own work like a stranger would.


In The Circle of Trust (Bonus Content)

Adding new textures to What's Happening Live With Andy Cohen.

Award Shows the greatest drama of unscripted television.

Making safe mistakes and realizing some rules can’t be broken.

Hear two grown men fight over “favorite” colors.

Dudes are always trying to pick up something whether it’s chicks or dudes, the early career paths we take via libido.

Being insecure about your success and scared where to go next.

How to transfer your success into other arenas and projects.

Giving creative ownership of your business to your team.

What does Mark’s TV set look like?

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Deep from the air conditioned offices of the VGHC Warehouse comes another installment of Hammer Time. Join Mike Hammer of the VGHC, his co-host Mark Brickey from AID, and Gustavo Jaimes from Torch Tattoo for some much needed hanging out after another month on the mean streets of Southern California. These rowdy friends are far from rowdying down as their stories take you from seedy extended family member antics to challenging the toughest designer in the world. This episode skates around the boys sincere love of food as they play the first ever round of “Build My Food Court,” give away long protected secret wing recipes, and unexpected shopping sprees at Whole Foods to save some green. Even emergency room visits to avoid post-nap comas can’t keep these committed straight edgers away from any type of fun they can cook up. Leave your job pride at the door with The Snake and The Mongoose because it always matters who you get, and you got Hammer Time.

 

Talking Points

 

  • The premiere of Build My Food Court on the AID Network.
  • A snake, a dark horse, and DQ's one softball hit away.
  • "You tell me when to stop."
  • Failed attempts at diversity, that one place that always tricks you, and the mirror you don't want to stare into.
  • Fake News Beth and Hammer's trip to the hospital.
  • Second Dinner for the straight edgers.
  • Unnatural glasses, nauseating water and the first few warning signs of smelling like sugar.
  • "It says... high."
  • Coma nap level sugar intake when you trick or treat everyday.
  • Taking a nutritionist to Whole Foods gets your Big Dog card revoked.
  • Mark's secret wing recipe revealed!
  • Stabber Bros., one week in glasses, and taking a shit in the Nova.
  • Getting down with The Mongoose and The Snake because it matters who you get.
  • Flying first class and a problem with job pride.
  • Act as if...
  • Being born a cowboy, subtle cap changes, and tucked in teeshes.
  • Channeling the real Hank Williams and growing up the son of a construction worker.
  • Troubling extended family members.
  • Gadget excitement.
  • Are you the toughest designer to ever?
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Episode 44 "The Interview" featuring Graham Erwin

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

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Episode 31 Daniel Danger "50 Shades of Blue"

AID 31 is so full of industry insiders and design related discussions, it's nearly overwhelming, but before we dive in, Mark shares with us his relationship issues with Monday Night Football. Billy reveals his great idea for a new and improved team name for St. Louis, including his perspectives on  crappy logo designs.  One thing we know for certain, whoever dresses up as Tom Brady this Halloween is getting slapped in the face.  Billy tells a spooky story filled with death and mystery to get us into the spirit, while James plans to become a neighborhood favorite for trick-or-treaters, giving away full-sized candy bars this year.


Everyone's excited for our extensive interview with the one and only Daniel Danger.  He reveals his “Sting Method” for maintaining stamina while creating his signature, heavily-illustrated prints.  We talk limited editions, timed-editions, dropping out of school, Cowboys and Aliens, and we don't stop there. Just what makes Daniel so Dangerous, anyway?  We're bringing you a colossal, 31
st episode of Adventures in Design,  loaded with design and illustration info and a man-sized appetite for full-sized Snickers.  

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Episode 17 "Epic Never Happens" LIVE from Masthead Gallery in Philadelphia, PA

Episode No.17 finds our Hero, Mark, being held hostage in a warehouse located in Philadelphia, PA where a squeegee biker gang called The Awesome Dudes have taken him and local shop owner Shawn Hileman as their prisoners. Can Billy use the power of the internet to disarm the threat before it reaches EPIC levels? Along with the help of Kevin Mercer, Billy races against time to free Mark from the Awesome Dudes deadly grip and save the Masthead Gallery.

Category:general -- posted at: 8:59pm PDT

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