Adventures In Design
Episode 11 "Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants" featuring Raymond E. Biesinger 

Episode 11 kicks off with the normal nonsense that has started to define the start of the show… The design podcast that takes at least 10-15 minutes before they actually even start talking about design. In the chitter chatter of non design related topics you'll hear about rescuing dogs and the first ever guy's only segment featuring "Uncle Brickey's Recipe For Perfect Summer Balls". This time around the Circle of Trust goes north of the border to Montreal, Quebec to interview Raymond Biesinger a international man of editorial illustration. Raymond, a regular listener of the show, fits in well as the third wheel and openly talks about how he got into making editorial illustration his main design discipline and at times being the in the sweet spot of turning down 2-3 jobs for every one job that he agrees to. Raymond also shines a little light on to getting clients to "Auction for your time" and about how important it is for him to make sure that his client projects provide enough finical security so that he can afford to get involved in his own passion projects that normally have little to no money attached to them. A great honest and modest interview that intelligently explains the difference between illustration and design careers, his love of history and 101 things you probably didn't know about Canada. During the world famous "shop talk" segment, the show covers the topics of how the creative process works for Mark & Billy individually, advice on when to price a project and how to react to unsettling feedback from your clients. Plus, where to sell your prints online, thoughts on the poster collector website Expresso Beans, advice on picking a good art festival, all of these topics and many more are waiting for you on this episode of Adventures In Design.

 
Category:Graphic Design Gossip -- posted at: 2:27pm PDT

Episode 10 "This Currency Doesn't Add Up"

A I D E-XTREME! The most E-XTREME Adventures In Design yet!!! Mark & Billy, as always, go over a wide range of non-design related topics, but somehow find themselves ranting and raging on how they may have picked the worst industry in the world to be a part of. The boys are joined in the studio by long time friend John Solimine from Spike Press. John is a Brooklyn-based designer who recently just finished his first iOS app titled Dragon Brush. The interview that follows is a very honest and realistic depiction of what it takes for illustrators to create long-term projects with little to no money attached, thus creating a true labor of love.

Category:Graphic Design Gossip -- posted at: 6:27am PDT

Mark and Billy are back with their ninth episode and this time around they have Mitch Putnam & Rob Jones in the studio with them. Mitch Putnam run's the popular poster blog omgposters.com and Rob Jones is a Grammy winning, seasoned poster veteran who is probably most known for his ongoing working relationship with Jack White and all of Jack's musical projects. Mitch & Rob are also 2/3 of the poster powerhouse Mondo, the company that releases some of the finest posters in our art movement. Mondo acts as the middle man between big movie studios and amazing DIY illustrator /designers around the globe. With these four highway men in the studio together, the conversation covers the past, present, and future of poster making, as well as what goes into creating original artwork for various medias, like movies, bands, etc. Aside from this fascinating look into one of the biggest names in today's poster world, episode 9 as always, covers a wide range of design, business and personal topics that Mark and Billy have encountered since the last time they sat down to have this conversation with you.

 
Category:Graphic Design Gossip -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

Episode 8 "One Frame At A Time"

Episode No.8 covers, as always, a wide spectrum of topics ranging from Billy's new-found love of public transit and Mark's new-found love of Southern California. The Adventures In Design boys discuss 5 brands that make magic, debate the differences between freelance & agency work, give advice on getting started at the local level in the gig poster world, the first ever on air art critique of poster designer Lance Lester and talk about making a contract out of your mistakes. All of this and more on Episode No.8 of Adventures In Design is waiting for you on your favorite podcasting device!

Category:Graphic Design Gossip -- posted at: 5:44am PDT

Episode 7 "Want For More"

Mark & Billy are joined by illustrator James Flames, Allison Glancey and Craig Seder known as Strawberryluna and Mike King from Crash America. Portions were recorded during Flatstock at SXSW in Austin, Texas. This is a podcast about the people who have let good design and bad dreams destroy their lives. Enjoy!!! 

Category:Graphic Design Gossip -- posted at: 1:35pm PDT

Episode 6 "Mark and Billy's Infinite Playlist"

Designer Mark Brickey, member of Hero Design Studio, meets Delicious Design League's Billy Baumann when he asks him to be his podcast cohost for five minutes. Along the way they learn about Print Mafia, John Vogl of The Bungaloo, life, death and they even learn something about themselves. It's a cross country road trip they'll never forget! Filmed on location during SXSW (South By Southwest) in Austin, Texas.

Category:Graphic Design Gossip -- posted at: 11:41pm PDT

Episode 5 "The Brotherhood of the Traveling Poster"

Three best friends Mark, Billy and Dan Stiles hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a secondhand poster that fits each of their design styles perfectly.

Category:Graphic Design Gossip -- posted at: 10:46am PDT

Episode 4 "Celebrate Your Obsessions"

Mark and Billy make a new friend Aaron Draplin and he teaches them the true meaning of snowboarding… antics ensue. 

Category:Graphic Design Gossip -- posted at: 9:21pm PDT

Episode 3 "I Fear No Monday"

Mark's feeling down about the lack of podcasting popularity, Billy tries to cheer him up by inviting Dan & Michael from Aesthetic Apparatus to join them on a skiing trip... antics ensue.

Category:Graphic Design Gossip -- posted at: 1:01am PDT

Episode 2 "Sun Room"

Mark & Billy get invited into the Sonnenzimmer with their new friends Nick & Nadine... Somehow Billy gets locked out, antics ensue.

Category:Graphic Design Gossip -- posted at: 10:44pm PDT