Adventures In Design

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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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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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. 

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  • 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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