Tue, 23 May 2017
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.
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.
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?
Wed, 3 May 2017
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.
- 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.
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.
Wed, 8 February 2017
The DKNG triumphantly returns for its second year still leading the charge on all things design. Dan and Nathan have been busy since we heard from them doing everything from giant catalogues to product design to character development. Mark takes us into the belly of the beast to go over all projects DKNG has pushed out the door since we rang in 2017. How do they determine billing on their projects? How do they interact with their clients across an entire project? How do they plan out their design work? How do they do what they do so damn well? Step back inside the inner workings of one of the hardest working design studios out there and see why Dan and Nathan continue to stay at the top of their game as leaders in the industry.
Wed, 18 January 2017
Biggie brings his business savior-faire back to Adventures In Design and pulls the curtain even farther back on a successful mindset. Once the romantic idea of starting a business has worn off there is still the day to day ditch digging that most people shy away from. Biggie is the first one there with a shovel, ready to go, and inspiring everyone else to get started. This episode is filled with business and productivity advice that can help you with your focus, motivation, and ability to finish. Biggie is beginning to reap the rewards of his hard work and we can all learn from his discipline and drive to bring you to the same place... no matter which hallway you choose.
Wed, 11 January 2017
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.