Perspective Podcast | Fuel for Your Mind & Creative Grind

Perspective Podcast | Fuel for Your Mind & Creative Grind
The Perspective Podcast is fuel for your mind and creative grind.
123: Jon Contino on The Secret to Producing Good Work is Being Yourself
Apr 17 • 54 min
This week, I sit down with Jon Contino to talk about creating work that’s true to you, being a design sponge offline, and turning your flaws into strengths. Let me know what you think by sharing a video or photo of listening or working to this episode and…
122: Joshua Noom on Making Your Work Speak for Itself on Your Own Terms
Apr 10 • 48 min
This week, I sit down with Joshua Noom and discuss making your own way, taking initiative, and using comparison as a tool for growth. Let me know what you think by sharing a video or photo of listening or working to this episode and share with me on…
121: It’s Bigger Than You | Create for Impact & See the Bigger Picture
Apr 3 • 23 min
Today’s episode will help you see the bigger picture, use competition towards your advantage, and create for impact. Let’s contribute to the greater cause while still making dope shit we love. Let me know what you think by sharing a video or photo of…
120: A 6-Step Game Plan for Finding Clarity to Create Your Own Future
Mar 27 • 23 min
This week, I give you the tools to create a 6-step game plan for finding clarity and making goals. Let me know what you think by sharing a video or photo of listening or working to this episode and share with me on Instagram at @prspctv_cllctv and…
119: Tom Ross Design Cuts CEO on Growing a Tribe & Boosting Engagement
Mar 20 • 51 min
This week, Tom Ross of Design Cuts and I discuss taking out the sleaze of marketing yourself, boosting your engagement, and growing your tribe. Let me know what you think by sharing a video or photo of listening or working to this episode and share with…
118: 3 Reasons to Overcome Fear & Start Pursuing Your Creative Dreams
Mar 13 • 23 min
This week, I urge you to start pursuing your creative dreams by overcoming your fears of not being enough, not starting sooner, and not finding your gift. Let me know what you think by sharing a video or photo of listening or working to this episode and…
117: James Victore on Dangerous Ideas & Making a Living as a Bold Creative
Mar 6 • 49 min
Today’s guest is James Victore, who’s won an Emmy, been featured in the Museum of Modern Art multiple times, and has received a ton of accolades as an artist and designer. If you want to know how James owns his dangerous ideas, uses adversity as his…
116: Maggie of Little Patterns on Niching Down, Pricing, Contracts & Licensing
Feb 27 • 56 min
Today’s guest is Maggie Enterrios of Little Patterns who’s landed clients like Apple, Instagram, and the Chicago White Sox. If you want to know how Maggie prices projects, constructs pitches, and breaks down licensing and contracts, then listen to this…
115: Design, Freelance & Mental Health with Scott Biersack of @Youbringfire
Feb 20 • 60 min
Today’s guest is Scott Biersack of @youbringfire who’s worked for juggernauts like Target, Netflix, Starbucks, Adobe, and Facebook. If you want to know Scott’s thoughts on design, freelancing, and mental health, you need to listen to today’s episode! Let…
114: Show Some Love - My Top Secret Audience Building Tip
Feb 13 • 20 min
This week, I discuss my top audience-building tip on Instagram: engaging with others, showing them love, and injecting positivity in the world. Let me know what you think by sharing a video or photo of listening or working to this episode and share with…
113: Why Concept is King if You Want to Stand Out with Joshua Ariza of Chomp Brand
Jan 30 • 52 min
Today’s guest is Joshua Ariza of Chomp Brand, who runs his own apparel company while freelancing for some of the biggest brands like Facebook, Nike, Red Bull, Disney, Star Wars, and Taco Bell. If you want to learn how to bet on yourself take initiative,…
112: How to Keep Your Head Up and Handle Life & Freelancing with Adé Hogue
Jan 23 • 44 min
Today’s guest is Chicago-based art director, designer & letterer, Adé Hogue. He’s a wizard when it comes to experimenting with different mediums like flowers, utilizing natural light in his photography, and utilizing his style and voice to make an impact.…
111: How to Pay Your Dues to Get Paid with BenRealVsWorld of BWNC
Jan 16 • 68 min
Why do we wait for others to believe in us before we believe in ourselves? You can’t sit around waiting for someone to give you the green light to make things happen. You have to roll with your gut and act on your intuition. Queue today’s guest Ben…
110: Growing an Audience & Profitable Side Hustle with Becca Courtice of The Happy Ever Crafter
Jan 9 • 47 min
Many of us have this creative side hustle dream we’d love to live out, but the biggest thing holding us back is ourselves. Queue today’s guest: Becca Courtice, who runs TheHappyEverCrafter and makes shit look pretty all the way from Ottawa, Canada. I have…
109: Top 5 Most Enlightening Lessons from 2018 to Help You Dominate 2019
Jan 2 • 30 min
2018 was the biggest, most memorable, and most profitable year in the books yet. That’s why, today, I’ve reflected on the year and want to share the top five most enlightening lessons learned from 2018 to help you dominate your next chapter in 2019. Let…
108: Stop Brewing a Latte Excuses & Make it Happen (Coffee Caffeinated Kick Series Pt. 3/3)
Dec 27, 2018 • 26 min
From my experience, there are many things that hold many of us back from the people we’re meant to become and stop us from positively impacting other people. That’s why the final part of this Coffee Caffeinated Kick Series is Stop Brewing a Latte Excuses…
107: Espresso Yourself By Any Beans Necessary (Coffee Caffeinated Kick Series Pt. 2/3)
Dec 19, 2018 • 21 min
After spending much of my life getting bullied, all I ever wanted was to fit in—but I’m realizing I’d rather express myself as I am and stand out. So many of us creatives want to show up and be seen. However, we play it safe and tiptoe the edge of what’s…
106: Good Things Happen to Those Who Grind (Coffee Caffeinated Kick Series Pt. 1/3)
Dec 12, 2018 • 20 min
Today, we’re going to finish the year strong—as strong as my black coffee—with a 3-part Coffee Caffeinated Kick series. I want this series to function like audio coffee—to give you an extra boost in the AM or PM when you sip your coffee and get after it.…
105: How to Grind Outside the Day Job & Fight Comparison with Nick Slater
Dec 5, 2018 • 43 min
If you’re a creative like me, you deal with imposter syndrome, burnout, finding time to make personal work, and trying to make something meaningful. We appreciate knowing that the people we admire struggle with the same things we do—at least I do. It…
104: Don’t Die a Creative Copycat—Be a Different Breed & Make Your Own Waves
Nov 28, 2018 • 20 min
“Imitation is about copying. Emulation is when imitation goes one step further, breaking through into your own thing.” - Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist Today, we’re going to talk about riding waves, stealing waves, and making waves of your own. The…
103: Mental Health, Social Media & the Secret World of Pricing with Ari Woeste
Nov 21, 2018 • 49 min
Opening up about your struggles opens you up to being put under a microscope. However, I feel when we do open up about our story, it makes us more human and gives others permission to embrace their imperfect story. Queue today’s guest: Ari Woeste, an…
102: Tips for Building an Audience & Passive Income with Stefan Kunz
Nov 14, 2018 • 43 min
Today’s guest, Stefan Kunz, has built a creative empire with lettering and digital products. At such a young age, you’d think his amassing of an Instagram audience of over 300K+ loyal followers happened overnight, but I can assure you it didn’t. Today we…
101: Born for Greatness | 4 Main Takeaways from Summit of Greatness 2018
Nov 7, 2018 • 44 min
Do you struggle with clarity and focus on your vision? This was me recently until a recent life-changing experience. Today I’m breaking down the biggest takeaways from the biggest names in the world who spoke at the Summit of Greatness in October. This…
100: Top 10 Tips from Industry Juggernauts to Elevate Your Creative Hustle
Oct 31, 2018 • 79 min
EPISODE 100 BABY! You’re in for a treat. I’ve listened to hours of previous guest episodes and strategically plucked out some of the best golden nuggets. These people’s words made a significant impact on my daily mindset and approach and I feel it will…
099: Owning Your Story & Style with Kyle Letendre of @HeyKyle
Oct 24, 2018 • 51 min
Today’s guest is Kyle Letendre aka @HeyKyle. He’s a groovy magician who casts spellbinding expressive lettering and illustrations for some of the biggest kids on the block like Instagram, Jack White, and McDonald’s. His winding road and story to embracing…
098: Finding Your Style & Building an Audience with Michael Fugoso of Fugstrator
Oct 17, 2018 • 55 min
Today we chop it up with Michael Fugoso aka FUGS aka @Fugstrator on the Grams. He’s an insane illustrator and designer out of San Diego. He has an incredible story of showing up late to the party but becoming the center of attention with his unique style,…
097: A 4 Step Blueprint for Kicking Major Ass in Life & Your Creative Grind
Oct 10, 2018 • 26 min
Today’s episode is a 4 Step Blueprint for Kicking Major Ass in Life & Your Creative Pursuits. Overall, I want to give you the firepower for transforming your words, thoughts, and beliefs to create the world you want for yourself and others.
096: Rolling With Life’s Punches as a Creative & Punching Back
Oct 3, 2018 • 25 min
It’s good to have a plan in life, especially with your creative pursuits…yet things don’t always go according to plan. You’ve learned by now that life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows. You have to deal with the darkness and tornados that will throw you…
095: Love the Crust (3 Life Lessons Learned From Loving Pizza Pt 3)
Sep 26, 2018 • 32 min
Today we dive into Part 3 of the 3 Life Lessons Learned From Pizza Series. Life Lesson #3 is all about Learning to Love the Crust. The crust is those rough patches in your life when you feel lost, depressed, and insignificant—like you have nothing to…
094: Take Life One Slice at a Time (3 Life Lessons Learned From Loving Pizza Pt 2)
Sep 19, 2018 • 37 min
Today we dive into Part 2 of the 3 Life Lessons Learned From Pizza Series. Life Lesson #2 is a reminder to Take Life One Slice at a Time I share with you my story of hitting rock bottom on my way to overcoming adversity and starting…
093: You’re Not Pizza (3 Life Lessons Learned From Loving Pizza Pt 1)
Sep 12, 2018 • 33 min
Today we embark on a 3 part episodic adventure of 3 Life Lessons Learned from Loving Pizza. Starting off with Life Lesson #1 (Part 1) - Understanding You’re Not Pizza. We dive deep into the makings of a people pleaser and how to break this mentality that…
BONUS - The Formula Podcast: Imposter Syndrome with Scotty Russell of Perspective-Collective
Sep 5, 2018 • 27 min
This week we’re doing something different as I’m always looking to shake things up and bring you value. Instead of radio silence, I’m sharing an episode I was recently on for my friend Trevor Carlson’s The Formula Podcast. This time around, you’ll hear me…
092: Attracting Work & Finding Outlets with Andreas Pedersen of @AndyCloned
Aug 22, 2018 • 43 min
This week, we work it our with Andreas Pedersen AKA @andycloned about how to stay healthy, how to work smarter, and how to use your style to attract work.
091: The Alchemist: 4 Secret Ingredients for Pursuing Your Personal Legend
Aug 15, 2018 • 27 min
Today’s episode parallels The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and your creative career. Here are 4 secret ingredients for pursuing your personal legend.
090: Bricks vs Sponges - Wise Words with Brian Manley of Fun with Robots
Aug 8, 2018 • 43 min
This week, we dice it up with Brian Manley of Fun with Robots over going full-time freelance, dealing with clients, and being a sponge vs. a brick. At the end of the day, you always want to be a porous sponge soaking up the rich abundant knowledge that…
089: Attack Fear & Defeat Your Boss to Unlock the Next Level
Aug 1, 2018 • 18 min
It’s ironic how this world of video games parallels life and our creative pursuits. There are so many things we want to accomplish, but each dream requires facing some type of fear. You have to slay the Boss to unlock that next level. The following is…
088: Selling Products & Growing an Audience with Kenny Vidinich of One Vibe
Jul 25, 2018 • 53 min
087: Our Time Has Value: When to Say No to Free Exposure Work
Jul 18, 2018 • 13 min
Many people will perceive what you do as a hobby as they don’t comprehend where you are in your creative career. It’s hard for them to fully understand the value of your time and craft so they feel the’re doing you a favor by offering you the chance to…
086: Finding Time to Design, Grind, & Shine with Lisa Quine
Jul 11, 2018 • 51 min
Today’s guest is Lisa Quine, one of Cleveland’s rising creative talents. She’s built quite a name for herself over the years, and I often wonder when she sleeps. In today’s episode, we chop it up over topics like: • The importance of routines and…
085: Staying Curious & Striking While the Iron’s Hot With Erik Marinovich
Jul 4, 2018 • 49 min
Today’s guest is lettering Goliath and child-at-heart Erik Marinovich out of San Francisco. Not only does Erik’s playful-yet-crafted letterforms scream FUN, you can also tell he is enjoying every minute that goes into his work. In today’s episode, we go…
084: Be Obsessive About the Essentials with Nick Sambrato of Mama’s Sauce
Jun 27, 2018 • 49 min
Today’s guest is my brother Nick Sambrato from the behemoth print shop Mama’s Sauce, a top-notch spot color printmaking shop specializing in letterpress, hot foil, and screen printing reigning from Orlando, Florida. Today, Nick and I cover a buffet of…
083: Creating for Impact & Leaving a Legacy with Adam Grason
Jun 20, 2018 • 51 min
Queue today’s guest: branding, design, and Illustrator Goliath Adam Grason of Grason Studio out of Orlando, FL. Adam has crushed projects for design brands like Google, Vayner Media, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Target to name a few. In this episode, Adam serves…
082: Planting Grenades & Throwing Spaghetti at the Wall with Propaganda
Jun 13, 2018 • 57 min
Today’s guest is Jason Petty, a Hip Hop and Spoken Word juggernaut who slays under the alias Propaganda. His music and lyrical storytelling force feeds an agenda of perspective and love. Prop and I peel back layers and go deep into topics of: - Reframing…
081: 3 Super Convincing Reasons to Show Your Weird & Wave Your Freak Flag
Jun 6, 2018 • 15 min
A wise philosopher once said,”Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” This wise soul was Dr. Seuss. It’s time to stop being a vampire trend sucker. It’s time to stake your claim on your small unique pixel…
080: Creativity is an Instrument | Value Your Practice & Craft with Nick Misani
May 30, 2018 • 61 min
Nick Misani’s one of a kind majestic Fauxsaic masterpieces helped him quickly make a name for himself in the lettering realms. However, that’s not the only style he excels at as he’s landed juggernaut clients such as Target, PepsiCo, Airbnb, Vanity Fair,…
079: Don’t Lose the Love of Why You Started with Brian Steely
May 23, 2018 • 51 min
Brian is the most chill, down to earth rock stars in the creative game right now. He’s done work for big brands like Element, Toyota, Nike and big bands like Phish, Mumford & son and My Morning Jacket to name a few. However, he’s not to proud to throw…
078: Be a Champion & Date Lots of Things with Diane Gibbs | Design Recharge
May 16, 2018 • 61 min
Someone who is a champion for creatives and does so much for our industry is Diane Gibbs. There’s an endless list of reasons why Diane deserves recognition as she: - Molds our future generation as a professor - Has the biggest and upcoming names share…
077: The Secret Weapons of Matt Vergotis: Over Presenting & Surgical Practice
May 9, 2018 • 58 min
Matt Vergotis is the prime example of being surgical with practice, having patience while knowing when to disconnect from the digital world. He’s a master at Corporate Identities, Branding, Logos, Type Design, Calligraphy and Hand Lettering. In today’s…
076: 6 Practical Tips for Growing Your Instagram Lettering Audience
May 2, 2018 • 31 min
If you want some help growing your Instagram lettering audience, creating work that stands out and landing potential clients than this episode is for you. In today’s collaboration with Lettering-Daily, we break down the following 6 tips: 1. The Art of…
075: The Secrets to Making a Killer Passion Project with Lauren Hom
Apr 25, 2018 • 68 min
Lauren Hom of Hom Sweet Hom had built quite the reputation of combining her lettering, illustration, unique ideas and quirky sense of humor into side projects that takeover the internet and go viral. In this episode, Lauren dishes out: • The secrets to…
074: Share Your Weird with Rogie King & Justin Mezzell of Super Team Deluxe
Apr 18, 2018 • 67 min
Justin Mezzell & Rogie King of Super Team Deluxe drop by and provide the perfect concoction of entertainment and creative advice. Hold onto your biscuits as we navigate topics of: - Making a positive statement about who you are - Creating work that aligns…
073: You Have a Voice, Don’t Wait Ft. Jamal Collins of Jayworking
Apr 11, 2018 • 44 min
Jamal Collins AKA Jayworking uses his ambition and curiosity to constantly reinvent himself. He’s evolved to where he now pours his wealth of knowledge of design, entrepreneurship, social media and character building into the youth of Cleveland. In this…
072: Fight to Create Another Day with Colin Tierney of Crayligraphy
Apr 4, 2018 • 44 min
Today’s guest is Colin Tierney of Tierney Studio. Colin is a pro at branding, calligraphy, lettering, teaching, starting interesting side projects and most importantly, puns. The dude is also the magician behind Crayligraphy. In this episode, Colin…
071: Get Uncomfortable & Hire Yourself with Jen & Amy of Hoodzpah Design
Mar 28, 2018 • 54 min
Today’s guest have a reputation for being badass humans who make their own opportunities through self-initiated side projects I’m talking about Amy & Jen Hood of Hoodzpah Design, a branding agency with moxie. Today dive deep into hiring yourself, saying…
070: Branding, Pitching & Pricing Like a Pro with Durham Brand & Co.
Mar 21, 2018 • 52 min
If you’re a sucker for branding, typography and want some guidance in slaying great work for great clients then buckle your seat belts as Austin Dunbar of Durham Brand & Co. joins us today on the show. In this fast pace episode we peel the layers back on:…
069: Seeing Progression Through Failure with James of the Ligature Collective
Mar 14, 2018 • 44 min
James Lewis is a hand letterer, logo and type designer, social media influencer, workshop leader, public speaker and all at the age of 22 out of Cardiff, Wales. He’s amassed a large social audience while managing the popular Ligature Collective Instagram…
068: 5 Ways to Make Time for Your Creative Side Hustle & Get Results
Mar 7, 2018 • 20 min
‚Äč If you struggle with making time for your side hustle, then this episode is for you. The following are the five biggest tips that got me the biggest results in pursuing my side hustle: 1. Take one bite at a time 2. Plan your attack 3. Eat the worm 4.…
067: Audience Building & Creating Work That Stands Out with Ian Barnard
Feb 28, 2018 • 64 min
Ian is a letterer, calligrapher, workshop leader and content creator out of the UK. He’s a wizard at audience building and creating viral videos amassing him an audience of over 200K. He’s 100% open about his process through his Youtube and Instagram…
066: Changing One Life at a Time with Lenny Terenzi of Hey Monkey Design
Feb 21, 2018 • 55 min
Lenny is an expert at branding, illustration, screen printing, teaching workshops, speaking, organizing events and whatever else you can think of, he probably does it. He’s a pretty squirrely and lovable character who operates under the name Hey Monkey…
065: Don’t Wait Till You’re Ready, Learn By Doing With Roxy & Phoebe
Feb 14, 2018 • 55 min
Hold onto your biscuits as today I have the most bad ass female lettering duo in the game, Roxy Prima and Phoebe Cornog. You know them as Pandr Design Co. where they crush branding, murals, speaking and teaching. They are also the hosts of the popular…
064: To My Friend Gosha | Don’t Lose Sight of Why You Started
Feb 3, 2018 • 19 min
I feel sometimes we get to a point where we suffocate our dreams because we expect so much from ourselves. It causes us to not only lose sight of what we love doing in the first place but maybe miss the signs the universe is trying to guide us towards.…
063: Showing Your True Self in Your Work With Adam Vicarel
Jan 31, 2018 • 50 min
Adam and I go back to the early days of Instagram lettering where both of our work was dog shit. We become good friends over the years and I’ve watched him blossom to a point where he’s full-time freelance landing clients like Lennox Air and Sharpie to…
062: Consistency Trumps Perfection With The Terrific Trio of Master of One Podcast
Jan 24, 2018 • 64 min
In a world clouded in a mist of negativity, sometimes you find a bright pocket of positivity. That bright pocket (really I’m thinking hot pocket) of positivity is no other than terrific trio of the Master of One Podcast. Today we discuss: - How they…
061: Saying Yes & Figuring It out on the Fly with BenRealVsworld of Black with No Cream
Jan 17, 2018 • 62 min
My buddy Ben Hagarty, aka BenRealVsWorld knows a thing or two about creating content. He’s in LA as a content creator for the likes of Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige, EA Sports and Madden Football. In this episode we talk about: -…
060: Push Boundaries, Explore & Break the Rules With Mark Caneso
Jan 10, 2018 • 58 min
Mark operates under the name PPRWRK Studio and runs PSTypeLab which is a Type Foundry and home for his products. His Instagram will make your brain hurt in the all right ways with his ambigrams, encrypted messages and wild experiments. In today’s episode,…
059: Rise Up to the Challenge & Stake Your Claim in 2018
Jan 3, 2018 • 14 min
Rise up to whatever challenges come your way this year. Be prepared for your opportunities or build your own doors. Stake your claim and take it.
058: Appreciate the Shit & Sunshine - 12 Lessons Learned in 2017
Dec 27, 2017 • 21 min
The hard times in life help us stay humbled, challenged and appreciate the good times. Here are 12 lessons learned in 2017 through the shit & sunshine.
057: Weaving Together Multiple Passions With Dominique Falla of Typism
Dec 20, 2017 • 56 min
This week I want to present to you Dominique Falla of the Typism Global Lettering Community. Its blossomed into a massive Instagram account, a conference, a book and an online summit which you’ll hear more about in the show. She’s also a Passion Weaver,…
056: Building A Door For Opportunity to Knock With Tony Diaz of Industry Print Shop
Dec 13, 2017 • 72 min
Today’s guest is Tony Diaz. head honcho of the artist-run, award-winning screen print shop specializing in apparel and flatstock, Industry Print Shop in Austin, TX. They work with some of the biggest names in the industry like Goodtype, Morning Breathe,…
055: Consistently Moving Forward With Dustin Lee of Retro Supply Co.
Dec 6, 2017 • 53 min
In this episode, we chat with Dustin Lee of Retro Supply Co. about: - Making and creating things you wish you saw in the world. - Decision making and finding ways to stand out. - Taking action when your back is against the wall. - How digital products…
054: 3 Reasons to Appreciate the Slow & Steady Grind of Your Creative Career
Nov 27, 2017 • 14 min
Don’t you wish there was a magic pill you could take to get whatever you wanted in life? I know, me too. However, here are 3 reasons to appreciate the slow and steady grind of your creative career.
053: Give Thanks as Gratitude Is a Magnet for Attracting Opportunities
Nov 21, 2017 • 14 min
When you have gratitude in the mix, you attract countless opportunities in life. Give thanks for what you have to open the doors to new possibilities. This episode gives you several steps and book recommendations of how showing and focusing on gratitude…
052: Mind the Gaps, Be Intentional & Break Borders - Pop-Up Crop Overview
Nov 15, 2017 • 15 min
After attending Pop-Up Crop in Austin, TX, I felt inspired and fired up to finish up the year strong. I’m sharing my top 3 takeaways from designers like Jason Craig, Tony Diaz and Lauren Dickens. You’ll be sure to have a creative pep in your step to…
051: Focus on the Next Play | When Creativity & Sports Collide
Nov 8, 2017 • 14 min
Sports and creativity have more in common than you think. Focusing on the next play means bouncing back and responding when something doesn’t go as planned.
050: Brad Weaver & Tara Victoria of The Banner Years & The Shore
Oct 25, 2017 • 58 min
Brad Weaver and Tara Victoria of The Banner Years recently created a side project that’s focused on mental health within the creative community. This project is called The Shore and is dedicated to providing resources to those wanting to deal or learn…
049: Find Your People - 7 Takeaways From Attending Creative Works
Oct 11, 2017 • 21 min
It can be hard to find your people when you’re isolated in your little bubble. Conferences like Creative Works are key to getting out of your comfort zone building the right relationships to have a thriving creative career.
048: Split Focus: Superman Syndrome & Being Blinded By the “Hustle”
Sep 27, 2017 • 19 min
Focusing on one thing each day is important, but what happens when split focus takes over? Here are the warning signs to avoid the Superman Syndrome trap.
047: Developing Your Own Style & Living in It with the Forefathers Group
Sep 13, 2017 • 82 min
Today’s guest is the Forefathers Group and we go deep on a wide range of topics such as: - Using a day job as a springboard to get to where you want - The pros and challenges that come with working remote - Where they source their inspiration and their…
046: Find Comfort in Discomfort & Prepare for Your Opportunities
Aug 30, 2017 • 13 min
Getting out of your comfort zone is necessary to grow on your creative path. Here is the value of finding comfort in discomfort and preparing for you opportunities that will follow.
045: Reclaiming Your Identity & Finding Your Path with Alicja Colon
Aug 16, 2017 • 53 min
“Your identity is not in what you do, therefore fail often, fail freely, learn and experiment. And take your successes in each of those failures because there is one.” This is the kind of encouragement Alicja Colon (yes, like the fragrance) brings to the…
044: Why Not You? You’re More Capable Than You Think
Aug 2, 2017 • 12 min
We all have that inner critic that convinces us that what we want is impossible. I want to object and ask “Why not you?” You’re more capable than you think.
043: Passion is What You’re Willing to Suffer for With Jason Craig
Jul 19, 2017 • 57 min
This week on the show we have the talented designer, illustrator, speaker and just a kickass friend, Jason Craig. Jason operates out of Augusta, GA and currently is the Senior Designer for the Westobou Festival in Augusta. He and I go back 3 years as we…
042: Finding Time to Build For Yourself Outside of Your Day Job
Jul 5, 2017 • 16 min
Finding Time to Build For Yourself I don’t want to be the guy who stands on a soapbox giving advice. Rather, I want to be the person who shares what works and what doesn’t work for me as I figure things out on my own creative path. Maybe you’ll find…
041: Don’t Overthink It and Start Doing the Work with Lincoln Design Co.
Jun 21, 2017 • 58 min
Lincoln Design Co. This week on the show I’m stoked to bring you Lincoln Design Co. I’ve been following these dudes work religiously since I discovered them on Instagram about a year and a half ago. I was lucky enough to meet up with them at Crop…
040: Give Yourself a Break & Ditch Unnecessary Stress
Jun 14, 2017 • 17 min
A Memo From Scotty: 3 Years of Weekly Content Can Lead to Fatigue In 2017 I started the year off the with the motto, “Do Less But Better.” Unfortunately, I am human and have been horrible at sticking to this mantra. Over the past 3 years, I’ve been…
039: 3 Ways to Kill the Pressure & Stop Projecting Defeat
May 31, 2017 • 14 min
A Defeated Mindset Makes It Hard to Start Or Stick With It Do you deal with projecting defeat and tell yourself: I want to make money from my talents but don’t know where to start? I don’t know what I’m doing, why start when I won’t get anywhere? We all…
038: Creative Decision-Making: If It’s Not a Hell Yes, It’s a Hell No
May 24, 2017 • 15 min
The Power of No & the Value of Your Time This past April at Creative South, I got to listen to a panel discussion by Marc Hemeon and Joel Beukelman of Design Inc. which links companies and freelancers together. Scratch that, according to Marc, design…
037: Give it Time to Grow Ft. Matt Dawson of Stay Gray Ponyboy
May 17, 2017 • 43 min
Give it Time to Grow & Tilt the Scales in Your Favor This week on the show we have a very special guest who just got done hosting an amazing conference called Crop in Baton Rouge. Matt Dawson is a talented designer and connector who creates under the name…
036: Celebrate Small Wins & Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
May 10, 2017 • 11 min
See Your Small Wins As Milestones & Give Yourself Some Credit In 2016 I had one of the biggest career shifting experiences…in which I vaguely remember. It was my second time ever public speaking and this time was in front of a packed house at Creative…
035: Stay In Your Own Lane & Create For You
May 3, 2017 • 8 min
The Fastest Path Isn’t Always the Best Path Imagine you’re on the highway taking things at your own pace. On your left, you notice one lane seems to be moving faster. Obviously, this intrigues you because who doesn’t want to get to their final destination…
034: You’re Human & It’s Okay to Not Feel Okay
Apr 26, 2017 • 12 min
The Beauty of Being a Human Being 4 years ago, my girlfriend (which is my wife now :) ) and I got into a mini argument late one night. It was nothing really, but when I was alone getting my mind off it, I started feeling weird. First, my throat felt like…
033: Not Giving Up When it Makes You Happy ft. Brooke Robinson of Goodtype
Apr 19, 2017 • 33 min
How a Side Project Transformed into a Global Platform for Creatives Brooke Robinson is an Austin, TX native who fell in love with letterforms. Over the years she has taken that love for letters and type and transformed it into a global type powerhouse…
032: You’re Doing the Best You Can - You Got This
Apr 5, 2017 • 13 min
The Powerful Combination of Imagination & Resourcefulness It’s easy to get caught up in thinking you don’t have the best tools, resources and skills at your disposal. It’s even easier to let these “obstacles” hold you back from pursuing or sticking with…
031: How to Experience Creative South Like a Champ in 2017
Mar 29, 2017 • 20 min
The Do’s & Don’ts of Attending Creative South (From My Perspective) Are you feeling a bit stagnant in your work and desperate to get around like minded creatives? If so, then it’s time you attended a conference like Creative South. Here in a few weeks,…
030: Consistency, Craftsmanship, Community Bob Ewing
Mar 22, 2017 • 32 min
Start With a Commitment to Consistency This week I have one of my good friends and role models on the show, Bob Ewing. Bob and I go back a couple years and he’s been someone in the creative community that really shines as an example of one who shows…
029: Battle Creative Block: Collect Your Ideas & Build a Gold Reserve
Mar 15, 2017 • 13 min
Battle Creative Block and Spend More Creating Creative block is the worst, especially when you forget that great idea you had when driving on the highway. How awesome would it be if you never had a shortage of ideas to draw from so you can spend more time…
028: You Have the Power to Make Your Name Mean Something
Mar 8, 2017 • 15 min
You C an Make Whatever Name You Choose Mean Something Over Time Have you heard of Gary Vaynerchuk, aka Gary Vee before? Chances are you probably have if you’ve been paying attention to the social media / entrepreneur scene. I feel like he is a dude you…
027: 7 Situations When Free Work May Be in Your Best Interest
Feb 26, 2017 • 18 min
The preface of this episode stems from some recent free work I was selected to create. I feel this could yield some value to you if you ever get stuck in the same situation. Recently, a local pizza joint, Urban Pie, opened up close to me and they put out…
026: 3 Ways to Stay Inspired to Create Your Personal Work
Feb 15, 2017 • 26 min
Stay Inspired & Pursue Why You Got Into Art in the First Place This week is a very special episode as I’m doing my first interview on the show with my good friend Eric Friedensohn also know as Efdot. He knows how to stay inspired to create for his…
025: Dealing With Creative Funks & Feeling Invisible
Feb 8, 2017 • 18 min
You Are Not Alone & You Are Not Invisible Do you ever get in creative funks where you lack the drive to create while feeling invisible to the world? There are those sinister inner voices that try to convince you that your work doesn’t matter and that you…
024: (Pt. 3 of 3) 3 Ingredients for Getting Exposure On Your Side Projects
Feb 1, 2017 • 16 min
Give it Some Time and Enjoy the Creative Process Along the Way It may feel impossible getting exposure when you’re just starting to pursue your creative path. Believe me, I’ve been there. I spent over 25 years of my life believing that having a successful…
023: (Pt. 2 of 3) Side Projects Attract Work You Want to Get Paid to Create
Jan 25, 2017 • 13 min
Paying the Price to Get Paid How many times have you saw someone’s work and thought to yourself, “Man, I wish I could get paid to do something like that.” Did it cross your mind how could anyone know to hire you if you’re not exploring the type of work…
022: (Pt. 1 of 3) Your Side Project Has Greater Creative Potential Than You Think
Jan 18, 2017 • 12 min
This 3 part series of starting a side project is inspired by Lauren Hom’s initiative of starting a side project in 2017. She has found massive success in her young career all from creating the type of work she wants to get to paid for with side projects.…
021: Your 2017 Creative Encouragement | Find the Light Within the Darkness
Dec 28, 2016 • 12 min
It’s Hard to Appreciate the Good Without the Bad Are you one of those people who is claiming 2016 to be one of the worst years yet? This seems to be the overwhelming perspective judging by the media. Yes, 2016 had some low points: The presidential…
020: Your Creative Life is One Big Experiment—Are You Getting Uncomfortable?
Dec 21, 2016 • 12 min
PP019: Stop Reacting & Get More Done With This Underrated Productivity Tip
Dec 14, 2016 • 14 min
My Nightly Ritual to Stop Reacting and Eat More Frogs Taking a shot in the dark and guessing you’re someone who likes to get shit done. I know for me, I get my jollies when I’m getting things crossed off my to-do list. First things first, I’m definitely…
018: You’re an Imposter and That’s Okay—Here’s Why
Dec 7, 2016 • 14 min
Self-doubt used to be my best friend. Hell, it still is as I continue to become more vulnerable and push my creative career forward. Seriously, I feel like an imposter every day. Why should someone take me seriously and why should someone care? The…
017: 11 Life Lessons Learned From Loving Pizza
Nov 25, 2016 • 20 min
Notify the Universe and Show the Work You Want to Get I can remember way back during the bowl cut and JNCO days as a kid and how lit Friday nights were. I’d lounge on the couch watching TGIF and have a whole frozen pizza to myself. Ya, those were the good…
016: Be Kind & Don’t Be a Dick
Nov 13, 2016 • 8 min
This episode of the Perspective Podcast is about overcoming the divide that the latest Presidential Election has caused. The election of Trump has seemingly compelled people to lash out and treat people like shit due to their differences. On the other…
015: The Pros and Cons of Being a Consistent and Committed Freak of Nature
Nov 9, 2016 • 16 min
Have you heard of Inktober? It’s an awesome drawing challenge created by the talented Jake Parker that requires consistency and commitment. Throughout the month of October, artists across the globe are challenged to create a daily drawing. That’s 31…
014: 3 Must Listen to Podcasts to Elevate Your Creative Brand
Nov 2, 2016 • 15 min
In this episode of the Perspective Podcast, Scotty discusses his current top 3 podcasts that will help you elevate your creative brand. Audio is one of the best formats for learning something new every day on the go. You can consume them while your…
013: Finding Motivation & Time Outside Your Day Job to Create
Oct 26, 2016 • 19 min
Your Dream is Possible When Quit Making Excuses and Start Taking Action How awesome would it be to have the motivation and time to pursue your creativity outside your day job? Excuses will always be readily available. Do you want to go to the grave…
012: (Pt. 3 of 3) Laying the Foundation for Your Personal Brand: How Your Why Attracts an Audience & Inspires Action
Oct 19, 2016 • 13 min
In this episode of the Perspective Podcast, Scotty talks about the importance of knowing why you do what you do. Most people think it’s what they do or how they do it that matters most when really those are byproducts that stem from your why. People are…
011: (Pt. 2 of 3) Laying the Foundation for Your Personal Brand: Find Your Sweet Spot & Enjoy the Work You’re Best At
Oct 12, 2016 • 16 min
This episode of the Perspective Podcast is about finding your sweet spot. It’s the 2nd part of a 3 part series of Laying the Foundation to Your Personal Brand. The sweet spot can be defined several ways: The intersection of your greatest strength and…
010: (Pt. 1 of 3) Laying the Foundation for Your Personal Brand: Your Story Will Attract People to Your Cause
Oct 5, 2016 • 10 min
This week on the Perspective Podcast Scotty talks about the importance of laying a foundation to building a brand and growing an audience. This is the first of a three part series starting with understanding the valuable asset your story is. The main…
009: Flooded Thoughts: Remaining Creative Through Adversity
Sep 28, 2016 • 15 min
This episode of the Perspective Podcast is a bit different from the previous episodes. Scotty’s life was recently put on pause due to a massive flood that took over his hometown. He talks about: evacuating his home the effects on his neighborhood the…
008: 3 Benefits You’ll Experience Once You Retire From the People Pleasing Business
Sep 21, 2016 • 11 min
This episode of the Perspective Podcast is stepping away from feeling the need to please others and cater your work towards their preference. Scotty gives you 3 benefits you’ll experience once you retire from this business and focus on doing the work that…
007: 5 Steps to Avoid the Comparison Trap and Enjoy the Creative Process
Sep 14, 2016 • 15 min
In this episode of the Perspective Podcast, Scotty discusses the dangers of the Comparison Trap. He also gives you 5 steps towards enjoying the creative process so you can break the spell of comparison. These steps are: Find Your Sweet Spot…
006: Clarity Comes From Dipping Your Toes in the Water
Sep 7, 2016 • 13 min
This episode of the Perspective Podcast is centered around breaking away from thinking and planning and dipping your toes in the water and taking action. You can’t make progress by sitting on dry land. Yet, you also can’t commit and dive into the deep end…
005: Location Doesn’t Matter: 2 Ways to Create Successfully Wherever You Live
Aug 31, 2016 • 11 min
This episode of the Perspective Podcast is about thriving creatively wherever you live. You don’t need to live in a big city in order to go online and: Find like-minded individuals in communities. Share your creativity with the world. Scotty discusses…
EP 004: Hitting Home Runs: The Secret to Creating Your Best Work
Aug 24, 2016 • 10 min
This episode of the Perspective Podcast is about figuring out the secret to hitting home runs. This is an analogy for creating your best work and it’s done by putting out lots of work and swinging for the fences. Scotty discusses: The performance of your…
003: What Are You Working Towards Each Day?
Aug 16, 2016 • 12 min
This episode of the Perspective Podcast is about finding what you want in life and making a plan to get there. Scotty covers: His experiences of doubting his abilities and career Dealing with the voices in your head Encouraging positive self-talk…
002: How to Create Opportunities & Attract Results
Aug 12, 2016 • 11 min
This episode of the Perspective Podcast is about creating opportunities and attracting the results you want. In order to make things happen in your creative career I suggest you: Be Proactive Invest Effort Persevere Opportunities and results don’t happen…
001: 3 Reasons Why You Need to Share Your Creativity With the World
Aug 10, 2016 • 14 min
This episode is about overcoming the resistance you have when sharing your creativity with the world. I also give you the 3 benefits you’ll receive upon sharing that’ll boost your creative career.