Educated Guess: A Podcast for Artists

Educated Guess: A Podcast for Artists

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We are bridging the cultural gap for careers in art + design. Our interview episodes dive deep into community, tactics, and mentorship. We share candid conversations with the best in Design about what it actually takes to have a seat at the table and see your ideas come to life. No fluff. No ambiguity. Mild cursing. So, whether you’re knee deep in building your own design business or just a lover of fine art, this is a place where you can come to elevate your mindset and skillset as a designer. Tune in. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/educated-guess/support


Finally Making Peace with Your Hobbies | Ep. 56
Sep 20 • 15 min
Hobbies are often a sore spot for many artists. Having someone refer to your very craft as a “hobby” is almost the ultimate diss to some. Yet, today, we make an attempt to make peace with hobbies once and for all. ]Some questions explored on this show…
Making Art a Way of Life (ft. Dewey Saunders) | Ep. 55
Aug 13 • 52 min
Dewey Saunders is a Florida-born visual artist residing in Los Angeles. Some central themes in his work include hip hop and psychedelia. And, most recently, he’s garnered a lot attention for his work with both Future and Anderson.Paak on album art. For…
Can Visual Arts Save the World? (ft. Ben Fry) | Ep. 54
Aug 2 • 59 min
Ben Fry is principal of Fathom, a design and software consultancy located in Boston. He received his doctoral degree from the Aesthetics + Computation Group at the MIT Media Laboratory, where his research focused on combining fields such as computer…
The Art of Personal Innovation (ft. Natalie Nixon) | Ep. 53
Jul 15 • 56 min
This week on our radio show, we are joined by Natalie Nixon. Natalie holds a PhD. and is the founder of Figure 8 Thinking, LLC. She advises leaders on change management at publicly traded and privately held corporations and non-profits. She helps them…
Building Inclusion Into a Habit (ft. Matt May) | Ep. 52
Jun 30 • 52 min
For this episode, we are joined by Matt May — Head of Inclusive Design @Adobe. We spend ~1 hour talking about the necessity of building products / experiences that are both accommodating and delightful for all skin tones and ages. Some of the topics /…
Daring to be Different (ft. Amy Choi) | Ep. 51
Jun 15 • 76 min
One of the core tenets of Educated Guess is “Accessibility”. For us, this means that people (at any age) should have the opportunity to shadow and learn as much as possible about a career they are interested in. And, ultimately, we believe that this mode…
Five Life Lessons from the Past Year | Ep.50
May 10 • 26 min
Educated Guess is now a year old! And, after putting in a year’s worth of sweat equity, I’ve decided to take a moment to reflect on some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way. In this moment of silence and reflection, I’ve realized a pretty exhaustive…
Forging Your Own Path as An Architect (ft. Dong-Ping Wong) | Ep. 49
Apr 12 • 51 min
Educated Guess is all about bridging the gap for careers in art + design. And, as a result, we spend a lot of time working to understand the complexities of an innovative solution so that we could explain and share it with someone who might just be…
Facing the Frontier of AR + VR (ft. Hassan Seguias) | Ep. 48
Apr 5 • 46 min
Given the ever-changing landscape of tech, it can frequently feel difficult to sell a new design service centered around a piece of technology that’s still evolving. So, for the few companies who are brave enough to step out in front and lead the charge…
Doing the Work You Love (ft. Archie Lee Coates IV) | Ep. 47
Mar 1 • 48 min
If you’re interested in starting a studio or agency of your own, it’s most likely because you’d like to consistently take on projects that are both fulfilling and financially rewarding. Yet, for anyone who’s spent time in a small agency or studio, they…
Freelance, Studio, and Agency…What’s the Difference? (ft. Marc Posch) | Ep. 46
Feb 22 • 48 min
In an era where pretty much all design businesses can do the same thing…Logo Design, Branding, Product, Websites, Brochures, etc., how do you know what business you’re in? The truth is — in true consulting fashion — that it depends. Depending on the…
Are You Being Effective or Just Efficient? (ft. Josh Davis, PhD) | Ep. 45
Feb 15 • 55 min
If you’ve ever wondered whether or not you’re committing your time to the right tasks, then this episode is for you. This week, we’re joined by author, speaker, and consultant Josh Davis, PhD. Josh Davis, PhD, is the author of the international bestseller…
The Power of Asking Better Questions (ft. Warren Berger) | Ep. 44
Feb 8 • 63 min
Have you ever met that one person who always seems to ask just the right question to dig deeper into your thinking? Usually this person is a therapist. But, what if there was a way for the average person to tap into their innate curiosity. What if…
How Your Network Can Change Your Life (ft. David Burkus) | Ep. 43
Jan 25 • 48 min
If you’ve ever felt weird, awkward, or inauthentic at networking events or conferences, you can trust that you’re not alone. In fact, you’re probably in the majority. So, now that we know the problem, how might we go about solving for the lack of…
Diversity + Inclusion: Has the Needle Been Moved? (ft. Deneesha Lawrence) | Ep. 42
Jan 18 • 47 min
On this episode, we’re joined by Deneesha Lawrence — Producer on the marketing team for Facebook’s new Portal product. For about an hour, we spend time unpacking some of the difficult questions about diversity & inclusion. Some of which include: what’s…
How to Reignite the Magic Moments in Art | Ep. 41
Jan 4 • 17 min
The past few years have been a challenge for the world. Even though these are some of the most prosperous times in modern history, they’re also some of the most socially numbing times for many. While I can’t speak for everyone, I know many who’ve had…
How Designers Can Create a Social Strategy (Ft. Kim Nguyen) | Ep. 40
Dec 14, 2018 • 67 min
Joined by digital content strategist at Finishline, Kim Nguyen, we talk about smart ways to use time on social, color threading on an IG feed, getting better at work-life balance, and learning to speak up as a woman in a creative field. —- Support this…
Why More Artists Should Train Like Athletes (Ft. Kevin Carroll) | Ep. 39
Nov 30, 2018 • 49 min
Joined by Author, speaker, and art school consultant, Kevin Carroll, we walk through mindset changes, winning routines, and a 4-step process that could give any designer the same edge he’s seen in the world’s biggest athletes - including his friend Kobe…
Own Your Heritage. It Matters. (ft. Spandana Gopal) | Ep. 38
Nov 16, 2018 • 45 min
Naturally, I think we’re all a little afraid of standing out from the rest of the crowd. Naturally, when you stand out, you’re open for criticism. Yet, so many of us come from places, cultures, and circumstances that others simply can’t relate to. So,…
What No One Tells You About Content Creation (ft. Ben Roazen) | Ep. 37
Nov 9, 2018 • 47 min
As we approach a a new decade of the 24/7 news cycle (starting , everyone feels pressure to create (and consume) content around the clock—for better or for worse. This week we’re joined by Ben Roazen, former host of Hypebeast Radio and contributing writer…
What You Should Know About Art Dealership (ft. Paul Johnson) | Ep. 36
Nov 2, 2018 • 63 min
[Education]: Pratt + Chelsea Flea Market [Work]: Johnson Trading Gallery + Salon 94 With over 20 years of experience buying and selling high-end art, furniture, and sculpture, Paul Johnson knows more than a thing or two about building a art + design…
What’s Next for Sneakerheads? (ft. Brandon Edler) | Ep. 35
Oct 26, 2018 • 51 min
Content Producer - [Education]: Complex - [Work]: Complex, Finishline, + Rosewood We don’t like the phrase “making it”. The second that happens is the same second that we stop growing. In the spirit of growth, we’re joined by someone who’s shown an innate…
How to Balance Two Brands on Instagram (ft. Shujan Bertrand) | Ep. 34
Oct 19, 2018 • 56 min
Industrial Designer [Education]: Art Center College of Design, Astro Studios, IDEO, InCase, Steelcase, Nike, and more. [Work]: Aplat, Inc. It’s probably your dream to start a new brand from scratch. In today’s age of dropshipping and crowdfunding, a new…
Stop Skipping Design Fairs! | (ft. Bernard McCoy ) Ep. 33
Sep 28, 2018 • 58 min
Co-Founder Atlanta Design Festival [Education]: Design is Human + Modern Atlanta [Work]: Atlanta Design Festival If you’re a young, self-taught designer, you might feel out of place at a design fair. Walking from one exhibit to the next, you can’t even…
Building a Design Studio Culture That Lasts | (ft. FUWL) Ep. 32
Sep 14, 2018 • 40 min
Industrial Design Studio [Education] Linnaeus University [Work] IKEA, BAUX, TID Watches, MUUTO, HEM, Cappellini With well over a decade of experience under his belt, Jonas Pettersson (co-founder of @formuswithlove) knows first hand what it’s like to lead…
Why Accolades Don’t Mean Shit | (ft. Beau Oyler) Ep. 31
Sep 7, 2018 • 42 min
Founder / Industrial Designer [Education] Academy of Art University + New Deal Design [Work] Urbio, Enlisted Design, Samsung VR, Netgear Arlo, Fellow, Pi Charging, Airpop, etc. Description: Beau has won damn near every design award there is to win. He’s…
How to Change Your Career Path | (ft. Kevin Bethune) Ep. 30
Aug 30, 2018 • 47 min
Founder / Shoe Designer [Education] Notre Dame, Carnegie Mellon, + Art Center College of Design [Work] Dreams + Design + Life, Nike, BCG Digital Ventures, Booz Digital, + Design Management Institute Description: Kevin joins us this week to discuss how he…
How to Grow Your Design Brand | (ft. October Comms) Ep. 29
Aug 23, 2018 • 61 min
PR / Marketing [Education]: University of Leeds, Chartered Institute of Marketing, Heart Home Magazine, Vitsoe, and Digital Media Manager [Work]: Case Furniture, One Eighty Light, De Rosee Sa Architects, Viewport Studio, London Transport Museum, Atlanta…
Why Public Space Matters | (ft. Xavier Vendrell) Ep. 28
Aug 17, 2018 • 34 min
Architect / Professor [Education]: Barcelona School of Architecture, Rural Studio at Auburn University, and University of Illinois at Chicago [Work]: Poblenou Park in Olympic Village, 1992 Olympic Games, Millennium Park Chicago, University of Illinois at…
How to Prototype the Right Way | (ft. Brett Lovelady) Ep. 27
Aug 9, 2018 • 49 min
Product Designer / Entrepreneur [Education]: Brigham Young University, Astro Studios, Lunar Design, Frog Design, [Work]: Xbox 360, Apple, EA Sports, Facebook, Nike+ Fuelband, HP, Skullcandy, and More Featured in Fast Company’s 2018 list of most innovative…
Pros + Cons of a Running a Small Design Studio | (ft. Morcos Key) Ep. 26
Aug 2, 2018 • 49 min
Graphic Design Studio [Education]: RISD, Notre Dame University [Lebanon], Grey Advertising, [Work]: Yale University School of Art, HBO, Nickelodeon, The Public Theater, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Codify Art From features in Print Magazine’s 15 under 30,…
Subculture Matters…Alot. | (ft. Andrew Luecke) Ep. 23
Jul 19, 2018 • 47 min
Stylist / Trend Forecaster / Writer This week, we’re joined by Andrew Luecke—author of COOL: Style, Sound, and Subversion. He spends about an hour with us sharing stories of skater culture, writing for major fashion mags, and getting a book to Barnes and…
Why More Students Should Study Architecture | (ft. BLDGS) Ep. 24
Jul 10, 2018 • 54 min
Architect / Studio Owner [Education]: Harvard, Washington, Yale, Dartmouth, Georgia Tech, Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects [Work]: Burned House, Steelcase Leadership Headquarters, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Benning Place, Ansley Glass House,…
Why is Design School so Great | (ft. Tomas Clarkson) Ep. 23
Jul 5, 2018 • 44 min
Graphics and Typeface Designer Born to English + Spanish parents, raised in the Netherlands, and educated in London, Tomas Clarkson is co-owner of Plusminus Studio—specializing in graphic and typeface design. We spend about an hour discussing the…
How to Find Your Voice in Your Work | (ft. Joe Peacock) Ep. 22
Jun 26, 2018 • 76 min
Designer / Writer Joined on the show by author, designer, artist, and curator—Joe Peacock—we spend time talking through definitions of success, dealing with burnout, and the social responsibilities of an artist. If you find yourself stuck with these…
How to Create Conversation with Design | (ft. HAWRAF) Ep. 20
Jun 15, 2018 • 40 min
Design Studio Joined on the show by HAWRAF co-founders Andrew Herzog and Nicky Tesla, we spend an hour addressing topics of process, routine, and sales in design. Tune in. HAWRAF: - Interactive Design Studio - Est. in Brooklyn. 4 Co-Founders. [Education]…
Why Your To-Do List Sucks (And What To Do About It) Ep. 19
Jun 5, 2018 • 25 min
Today—we talk about: - Why the concept of a to-do list is killing your work - How I know this to be true - What the alternatives look like - What process I have found that works best for a creative career - Other resources & names to explore —- Support…
Inspiration is for Amateurs Ep. 18
May 29, 2018 • 12 min
Today I’m talking about the number one complaint I see on a regular basis and why we all need to raise our standard for operating. — IG: @edu.guess —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/educated-guess/support
Two Mental Blocks Every Artist Must Manage | Ep. 17
May 26, 2018 • 14 min
1. MORAL VICTORIES 2. MANAGING A SOCIAL LIFE I’m talking about both of these during this episode. Tune in to hear more. — @educated__guess —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/educated-guess/support
Le Corbusier - The [Not So] Radiant City | Ep. 16
May 23, 2018 • 18 min
“Le Corbusier was trying to find a fix for the same problems of urban pollution and overcrowding, but unlike Ebenezer Howard (Garden City) , he envisioned building up, not out.” One of the most polarizing figures in architecture…the pioneer of modernism.…
Friday Frustrations | Ep. 15
May 18, 2018 • 3 min
2nd installment of our Friday frustrations series. - Submit your 90 second clip to @justinmcelderry via text - We’ll share your story - We’ll share your work - We’ll both share the importance of positivity + grit —- Support this podcast:…
Alister Mackenzie - Landscape Design at Scale | Ep. 14
May 17, 2018 • 13 min
Today—we’re covering applications of art in a slightly different field. We’ve been on a wave of design with applications in advertising. But, we’ve yet to touch on applications in entertainment, sport, and real estate. So, here we go. Alister Mackenzie is…
Muriel Cooper - Co-Founder of MIT Media Lab | Ep. 13
May 15, 2018 • 14 min
Remember our episode with Jacqueline Casey last week? This week, we cover the person who hired her—Muriel Cooper. You won’t want to miss it. Follow along our typical format: - Bio - Work You Should Know - Her Signature Style - Other Names You Should Know…
Friday Frustration Instructions | Ep. 12
May 11, 2018 • 5 min
Educated Guess is all about helping artists: 1. Learn more about their craft 2. Connect with other local artists 3. Breakthrough creative blocks A critical piece of this puzzle is making sure we provide artists a platform to vent AND share their…
Jacqueline Casey - A Queen of Helvetica | Ep. 11
May 9, 2018 • 11 min
Imagine keeping the consistency of typeface, layout, and messaging for a private academic institution that’s been in existence for over 125 years. This was the charge of Jacqueline Casey—a graphic designer, illustrator, and educator—throughout her 40+…
How to Deal With Imposter Syndrome | Ep. 10
May 7, 2018 • 11 min
There’s always a piece of every artist that pops up once every blue moon asking the question…”Am I Good Enough??” Today, I’m talking about this topic head on. I’m discussing 3 Simple Ways I overcome what is often called “Imposter Syndrome.” We’re here to…
Power of Ritual - It’s OK to “Go Through the Motions” | Ep. 9
May 4, 2018 • 14 min
There are 3 statements that get a bad rap in the art community. 1. “I feel like I’m just going through the motions.” 2. “How do I know if I’m making progress?” 3. “I only got 15 views per video.” I’ve found these statements to be debilitating and…
Michael Bierut - Version Controller | Ep. 8
May 2, 2018 • 22 min
“Can you do one more version?….Man, I wish my clients knew how much thought really went into the graphic design work I do before just saying.” — Yep, this has definitely been me before. Maybe it’s been you? Today, we’re talking about someone who has…
How To Fall In Love Again | Ep. 7
Apr 30, 2018 • 11 min
On this episode of Educated Guess, we talk about the all too familiar feeling like you “missed your moment” or “I don’t love it the way I used to”. I’m offering you three simple ways to get through this familiar feeling. In this podcast, you’ll hear some…
How To Get Out of Your Artistic Rut | Ep. 6
Apr 27, 2018 • 11 min
Today, we’re talking about that moment we all love to hate. The moment when we look up and realize it’s been 12 days since we last worked on the project we know we’ve been looking to finish: a painting, a song, etc. We’re not here to gripe about it. We’re…
Nate Brown - Creative Director | Ep. 5
Apr 25, 2018 • 29 min
The “Name Drop” series — happening every Wednesday on Educated Guess is meant to make sure people in our community are aware of artists that have paved the way before us! This Installment: Nate Brown (IG: @thenatebrown) Here’s What We Cover in This…