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126 - Pat Higgins
Oct 15 • 58 min
…on keeping yourself accountable. Pat Higgins is an award-winning illustrator, cartoonist and graphic designer from Delaware. His recent books include The Shipwreck of Captain MacNamara, an experimental comic based upon a poem prompt as well as The…
125 - Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn
Oct 1 • 87 min
…on finding your cadence. Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn is a hand lettering artist and illustrator, working with clients such as Samsung, Publix, Adobe, Seventeen Magazine, Microsoft, and many others. Her Instagram feed is filled not only with her incredible…
124 - Johnny Zito and Tony Trov
Sep 17 • 65 min
…on creating modern day memorabilia. Johnny Zito and Tony Trov are the minds behind South Fellini, a Passyunk Avenue boutique of cheeky pins, hats, and tees that are inherently Philly. Two friends from South Philly, they first started collaborating while…
123 - Josh Goldblum
Sep 2 • 69 min
…on exhibiting creativity. Josh Goldblum is the founder and CEO of Bluecadet, an experience design agency that works with cultural institutions, universities, and mission-driven organizations. With offices in both Philadelphia and New York, Josh has…
Best of Season Five
Aug 29 • 24 min
We’re taking a look back at the fifth season of the show before we kick off the sixth season of the show next week. Listen to some highlights from this past season’s guests Lauren Cat West, Hawk Krall, Caleb Heisey, Jp Flexner, Jessie Jay, Soonduk Krebs,…
122 - Alex Griendling
Aug 20 • 78 min
…on fitting the things you like into design. Alex Griendling is one half of Lunar Saloon, a Minneapolis-based creative studio that he runs with his wife Meg. He’s designed movie posters in Los Angeles, worked on brands like Apple, Cadillac and IBM and he…
121 - Kim Lincon
Aug 6 • 66 min
…on the three rules to consider about your work. Kim Lincon is the founder and creative director of Lynx and Company, a multi-dimensional, “chick-operated” design studio in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, creating branding systems to digital campaigns…
120 - Brian LaRossa
Jul 23 • 69 min
…on the relationship between design and writing. Brian LaRossa is the art director of three imprints for Scholastic’s trade division. He also writes essays for Design Observer where he writes thought-provoking pieces on the practice of graphic design and…
119 - Mark Likosky
Jul 9 • 79 min
…on finding what makes people approachable. Mark Likosky is a photographer whose dedicated himself to portraiture and he brings a sense of honesty to a wide array of subjects, including entrepreneurs, start-up professionals and Jiu Jitsu fighters….
118 - Marisol Ortega
Jun 25 • 56 min
…on being a “forever learner.” Marisol Ortega is a first generation Mexican-American designer and illustrator who’s worked for clients including Starbucks, Hallmark and Amazon and collaborations with Lost Type Co-Op. She’s heavily influenced by nature,…
117 - Michele Cooper
Jun 11 • 83 min
…on developing perspective as a designer. Michele Cooper is a graphic designer with a passionate belief in community involvement. She’s worked in both in-house and agency settings for some Philly institutions and in 2006 she founded Cooper Graphic Design…
116 - James Curran
May 28 • 48 min
…on the importance of personal work. James Curran is an animation director and designer living in Los Angeles California by way of Nottingham, England. Going by the moniker of SlimJim Studios, he’s created work in his distinctive illustration and…
115 - Brandon McArdle
May 21 • 63 min
…on the power of saying “yes.” Brandon is a brand consultant, art director and designer. He’s currently the creative director for City/Studio, Philadelphia magazine’s in-house content and creative studio. Brandon joins the show for a conversation about…
114 - Natalie Hands
May 14 • 44 min
…on being a serial try-it-outer. Natalie Hands is a designer and founder of Natalie Hands Studio in Portland, Oregon. She has worked with over 200 brands worldwide, visually communicating their message the right way and getting tangible results. She joins…
113 - Erich Weiss
May 7 • 84 min
…on the facets of storytelling. Erich Weiss is an award-winning creative director and filmmaker whose has worked in advertising and editorial for more than 15 years for clients including Comcast, ESPN X-Games and Sony Entertainment. He’s also a founding…
112 - Kelly Clawson
Apr 23 • 55 min
…on embracing risk in your process. Kelly Clawson is a designer and art director whose work combines unique styling, design and photography elements to create whimsical tableaus. She’s the recipient of Philly Ad Club’s Philly’s Future Award and she’s a…
111 - Saul Rosenbaum
Apr 9 • 76 min
…on getting locked into the challenge. Saul Rosenbaum is a prolific “late-night doodler” whose intricate and whimsical illustrations are eccentric celebrations of life and color. While you may know Saul from his illustration work, he has a storied career…
110 - Chris Reif
Mar 26 • 71 min
…on being the adult in the room. Chris Reif got his start as a freelance designer and developer and honed his skills at agencies around the city before becoming the creative partner at Armor in Philadelphia, where he brings his talent for building teams,…
109 - Molly Egan
Mar 12 • 63 min
…on documenting the process. Molly Egan is a freelance illustrator who creates bright, fun characters and patterns for clients including Disney, Warby Parker, Samsung and Facebook. She also has created a prolific collection of sketchbooks filled with her…
108 - Keith Warren Greiman
Feb 26 • 76 min
…on working up to the edge of the page. Keith Warren Greiman’s work focuses on humans as conduits of the gritty, vibrant energy that propels our day-to-day living. His bright and animated images of real and supernatural beings depict life, captured in…
107 - Kevin Mercer
Feb 12 • 50 min
…on actively not knowing. Kevin Mercer is an illustrator, designer and educator who creates colorful, tactile, idea driven work for editorial, publishing and advertising clients. He went to school for fine art and cut his teeth on screen printing before…
106 - Soonduk Krebs
Jan 29 • 71 min
…on adding that little twist. Soonduk Krebs is the owner and founder of SK Designworks. She has made a career of creating dynamic design solutions for multinational corporations to small, local non profits. She brings a unique sense of humor to her work…
105 - Jessie Jay
Jan 15 • 89 min
…on creating something timeless. Jessie Jay is a partner and designer at True Hand Society, creating modern, dynamic branding that harkens back to a more traditional, bespoke style. He joins the show for a conversation about doing work for small…
104 - JP Flexner
Jan 1 • 69 min
…on finding rhythm in a life of design. JP Flexner is a designer and illustrator with a gift for bringing packaging to life, whether it’s through his brilliant collection of labels for Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company or his work with Rise Up Coffee. His…
103 - Caleb Heisey
Dec 18, 2018 • 51 min
…on getting out into the world. Caleb Heisey is a designer, illustrator and educator who relies on provocative imagery, purposeful design and a strong narrative. He’s the owner and principal designer of Good Bones Studio as well as the creative force…
102 - Hawk Krall
Dec 4, 2018 • 82 min
…on feeding your passion. Hawk Krall is an illustrator and artist who has been working for various publications and small businesses for over 10 years. Well known for food illustration, he has also done a lot of humorous editorial illustrations as well as…
101 - Lauren Cat West
Nov 20, 2018 • 68 min
…on the adventure of figuring something out. Lauren Cat West is a designer and illustrator with a distinctive style and a mischievous sense of humor that fuels her creative work. She worked in agency settings before striking out on her own as a talented…
100 - The 100th Episode
Nov 6, 2018 • 122 min
…on celebrating the process. Since 2015, we’ve showcased Philadelphia’s creative community through in-depth interviews, exploring how people developed their creativity, their first experiences in a creative field and their most compelling work. Now we’re…
99 - Grady Hendrix
Oct 23, 2018 • 68 min
…on the twisted history of horror paperbacks. Grady Hendrix is an inventive author responsible for some of the most original horror novels in recent history and he’s chronicled the history of the horror paperback publishing boom of the…
98 - James Heimer
Oct 9, 2018 • 74 min
…on why it’s important to step back. James Heimer is an illustrator, printmaker and educator who loves blotted lines, hardboiled crime and sci-fi paperbacks and the grit and grime of handprinting. His clients include the Boston Globe, The LA…
97 - Jay Roeder
Sep 25, 2018 • 64 min
…on embracing imperfection. Jay Roeder is a freelance illustrator and designer with a focus on hand lettering. His work has been featured by Nike, TV Land, Gap and Monster.com, as well as various magazines, newspapers and books, including his own:…
96 - Margo Hurst
Sep 11, 2018 • 71 min
…on reflecting your life through your work. Illustrator and designer Margo Hurst describes her hours as “9 to 5 and 6 to 10,” working in-house at Design Science by day and creating posters and art by night. Her work is a visual diary,…
95 - Emily Cohen
Aug 28, 2018 • 66 min
…on being brutally honest about your design business. As a business consultant to many leading creative teams, Emily Cohen has developed, tested, and curated key business insights and strategies that have helped creative firms become more…
94 - Sean Martorana
Aug 14, 2018 • 64 min
…on the pursuit of the next challenge. Sean Martorana is a passionate artist whose work reveals the energy that lies beneath the surface of his subjects and shows how it connects to all things and beings. He joins the show for a conversation about…
93 - Mikey Ilagan
Jul 31, 2018 • 88 min
…on shifting the perspective of how things work. Mikey Ilagan is an Accessibility Specialist at Think Company, working full-time as part of the Comcast Accessibility Team. He’s spent the past decade building digital experiences using a lifetime…
92 - André W.Y.Z.E. Davis
Jul 17, 2018 • 63 min
…on the importance of being humble. André W.Y.Z.E. Davis is the mind behind Humble Genius, helping people with “save the world” mentalities broadcast their message and build a community around it. He joins the show for a chat about becoming a…
91 - Christine Sheller
Jul 3, 2018 • 96 min
…on finding inner peace. Christine Sheller is the Vice President of Design at FS Investments, as well as the president of AIGA Philadelphia. She has over 20 years of experience managing in-house brands and brings her unique perspective to…
90 - Dustin Kemper
Jun 19, 2018 • 58 min
…on the ingredients for a life in design. Dustin Kemper is a product designer whose recent work has been focused on user experience, empathy, product strategy and information architecture. He joins the show for a conversation on his days…
89 - Martha Rich
Jun 5, 2018 • 60 min
…On the art in conversations on buses. Martha Rich is both a commercial and fine artist, drawing, painting and using words while being absurd and funny at the same time. Her commercial work has been used in music videos, advertising, magazines, book…
88 - Courtney Abud
May 22, 2018 • 79 min
…on uncovering the past. Courtney Abud is a passionate copywriter with a love of the dramatic as well as a hunger to pursue the truth. Her new podcast, Here’s What I’ve Heard, chronicles her research and discovery into the tragic accident…
87 - Design From Memory
May 8, 2018 • 107 min
…on an amazing night supporting art for kids. Recorded live on location at the Design from Memory art show opening night at Masthead Print Studio on Saturday, April 21st, Ryan chats with the artists and guests that made the show an overwhelming…
86 - Nate Harris
Apr 24, 2018 • 79 min
…on seeing out the idea. Nate Harris is a graphic artist with a focus on bold, colorful & often character driven work, dividing his time between woodworking, printmaking, and illustration. He approaches each project with a unique…
85 - Shawn Hileman and Sam Heimer
Apr 17, 2018 • 52 min
…on collaboration between art and design (and a six pack). Shawn Hileman and Sam Heimer have both made names for themselves as designers, illustrators and gallery owners. Now they are collaborating as Masthead Phantom Hand, and they join the…
84 - Melissa Morris Ivone
Apr 10, 2018 • 74 min
…on turning ideas into reality. Melissa Morris Ivone is the Director of Marketing at Curalate as well as a inspiring designer with experience across multiple disciplines. She joins the show for a conversation about how an introvert becomes a…
83 - Steve Belkowitz
Mar 27, 2018 • 105 min
…on being a collaborator behind the lens. For almost thirty years Steve Belkowitz has photographed subjects from professional athletes to senior citizens with a touching honesty, winning awards from One Show, New York Art Directors’ Club, and…
82 - Corey Danks
Mar 13, 2018 • 77 min
…on illustration, design and disembodied butts. Corey is a graphic designer and illustrator specializing in branding, logo design and illustration. Corey and Ryan sit down for a conversation about early lessons on hustling right out of…
81 - Ali Doucette
Feb 27, 2018 • 88 min
…on having all the pieces to the puzzle. Ali Doucette is a talented designer and photographer. The winner of the 2017 AIGA Philadelphia Fresh Award, Ali sits down for a conversation about what mentorship means to her, getting your fingers dirty…
80 - Philly Row
Feb 13, 2018 • 77 min
…on the buildings that define our city. Abby Guido, Bryan Satalino and Clifton Fordham started Philly Row as both a love letter to and an exploration of the row houses that have helped shape Philadelphia. They stop by the studio to discuss the…
79 - Mikey Burton
Jan 29, 2018 • 75 min
…on being a designy illustrator. Mikey Burton is a part time designer and a part time illustrator doing work for clients including Converse, ESPN, Target The New York Times and Last Week Tonight. Yet Mikey still claims to be ‘still figuring…
78 - Chris Cashdollar
Jan 16, 2018 • 79 min
…on where you are supposed to be. Chris Cashdollar is an award-winning multidisciplinary-trained graphic designer, creating beautiful, user-centric digital experiences. Chris joins the show to discuss being prepared to go freelance, creating a…
77 - Johnny Bilotta
Jan 8, 2018 • 23 min
…on the artistry in motorsports. Johnny Bilotta returns to the show for a bonus episode this week to talk about his motorsport-inspired poster series as well as his passion for racing, how the series has evolved from his initial concept and…
76 - Rodney Ibarra
Jan 2, 2018 • 80 min
…on designing out of necessity. Rodney Ibarra is an Associate Art Director with One Trick Pony as well as a talented calligraphic artist and the frontman for the band Surefire Broadcast, an indie rock trio from South Jersey. After Ryan geeks out on…
75 - Alina Wheeler
Dec 19, 2017 • 79 min
…on having trust in the process. Alina Wheeler is a branding consultant and author. Her business is managing perception, her service is strategic imagination and her passion is branding. On the final episode of 2017, Alina sits down with Ryan…
74 - Scotty Reifsnyder
Dec 5, 2017 • 70 min
…on the mysteries of design and illustration. Scotty Reifsnyder is an illustrator and designer who has created work for Disney, GQ, Time Magazine, The New York Times and more. He talks about his passion project Hotel Detective, as well as the ethics…
73 - Monica O
Nov 20, 2017 • 57 min
…on being able to design from anywhere. Monica O is an art director and illustrator who’s embraced freelance and makes it work with her traveler’s spirit. Along with her freelance work, she’s a gifted artist with a talent for pyrography….
72 - Jillian Adel
Nov 19, 2017 • 64 min
…on story, typography and bad ideas. Los Angeles-based designer, illustrator and sex positivity advocate Jillian Adel joins the show for a chat on the eve of her talk at H$TL House on Tuesday, November 21: “The Good Rule: An Evening of Story,…
71 - Gibbs Connors
Nov 7, 2017 • 95 min
…on defining the American landscape. Gibbs Connors is a traditional sign painter whose work you’ve undoubtedly seen around town. He specializes in hand-lettering, carving, surface gilding, glass gilding, fabrication and screen-printing on site…
70 - Joe Scorsone and Alice Drueding
Oct 24, 2017 • 75 min
…on the fundamentals of a good idea. Any story about graphic design in Philadelphia would be incomplete without talking about Joe Scorscone and Alice Drueding. They have been designing award-winning posters since 1986 and — as professors at Tyler…
69 - LIVE at Design Philadelphia
Oct 10, 2017 • 50 min
…on the art of the hustle. Recorded live at AIA Philadelphia for Design Philadelphia 2017, Ryan is joined on stage by Erin Waxman and Megan Brewster of the Art Star Craft Bazzar, and they talk with local vendors of the bazaar including Casey…
68 - Danni Sinisi
Sep 26, 2017 • 75 min
…on giving yourself the time to do something you enjoy. Danni Sinisi is an art director at Brownstein Group with a passion for working design and an entrepreneurial spirit, taking her passion for making ice cream and branding and combining the…
67 - Josh Carter
Sep 12, 2017 • 94 min
…on being a jack of all trades, master of fun. Josh Carter is a designer with an entrepreneurial spirit who infuses his work with his unique sense of humor. He joins Ryan for a chat about comedy, creating on-demand illustrations and why it pays to watch…
66 - Jude Buffum
Aug 29, 2017 • 76 min
…on tapping into nostalgia to create modern art. Jude Buffum is an amazing artist and illustrator with roots firmly in graphic design and a breadth of work that is awe-inspiring. Jude recounts his journey to becoming an illustrator, cultivating different…
65 - Greg Christman
Aug 15, 2017 • 79 min
…on design, illustration and why Robocop is the greatest. movie. ever. Greg Christman is a prolific designer and illustrator. He recently returned to Philadelphia and joins the show for a chat about the importance of interacting with fellow designers, his…
64 - Hi-Res LIVE at Philly Podfest
Aug 1, 2017 • 44 min
Recorded live at Kitchen Table Gallery, Steve DeCusatis and Kathy Mueller join Ryan at the 2017 Philadelphia Podcast Festival to chat with up-and-coming designers Jenna Granville, Brianna Jarzyna and Robin Goffman about why they got into design, their…
63 - Matt Goold
Jul 18, 2017 • 103 min
…on the power of music and design. Matt is the design lead at ’Punk Ave and he’s just as passionate about music as he is about design. Matt joins the show for a discussion on designing with kindness, finding your people and cultivating your…
62 - Phil Buckley
Jul 3, 2017 • 55 min
…on a type of giving back. Phil Buckley is a UX designer at Comcast and an active member of the PHLDesign community. Sparked by a Billy Penn article and a search for a way to give back to the community, he founded PHLOpenType, a growing…
61 - Natalie Nixon
Jun 19, 2017 • 83 min
…on why the future of design thinking looks like jazz. Natalie Nixon is a design strategist and a hybrid thinker. She has an eclectic background in service design, anthropology and fashion that informs her strategies for accelerating innovation…
60 - Conrad Benner
Jun 12, 2017 • 72 min
…on the spirit of revolution. Conrad Benner is a photographer and champion of street artists with his blog, Streets Dept., where he documents the ephemeral street art around Philadelphia and celebrates the artists behind these compelling…
59 - Rashid Zakat
Jun 6, 2017 • 135 min
…on finding the authenticity of an experience. Rashid Zakat is a visual storyteller interested in music, motion and design. He creates short documentaries for the big screen and web, designs websites and photographs people for shows and his…
58 - Nicola Black
May 22, 2017 • 68 min
…on advocating for freelance designers. Nicola Black is a graphic designer and community leader. As the principal of Nicola Black Design she specializes in branding for large and small businesses alike. She’s also the founder of South Jersey…
57 - Rich Roat, Andy Cruz & Ken Barber; House Industries
May 9, 2017 • 71 min
…on how the process is the inspiration. Rich Roat, Andy Cruz and Ken Barber join the show to kick off the third season of the show to discuss two new projects House Industries have embarked upon. The first project is A Type of Learning, a…
56 - Paul Kepple
Apr 25, 2017 • 59 min
…on bringing narrative alive with design. Paul Kepple is an educator and award-winning book designer whose work includes the iconic Owner’s Manual series as well as nonfiction works for the musicals Wicked and Hamilton and fictional works…
55 - Will Gelatko
Apr 11, 2017 • 71 min
…on building something out of nothing. Will Gelatko is one half of Mechanical Birds, which he runs with his wife, Danielle. He is a designer, screen printer and creative experimenter. He and Ryan first met when he produced the posters for the live…
54 - Aaron Draplin
Apr 4, 2017 • 16 min
…on licensing yourself to not be freaked out. Aaron Draplin is one of the most influential designers working in America today, the creator of Field Notes, the designer behind iconic and eclectic work for clients including Esquire, Nike, the…
53 - Lauren Dougherty
Mar 28, 2017 • 51 min
…on building connections that will shape your career. As the president of AIGA Philadelphia, Lauren Dougherty is leading the chapter with unprecedented programs, compelling events, and record membership numbers. Lauren is a talented designer in her…
52 - Tim Gough
Mar 14, 2017 • 68 min
…on catching that subconscious doodle. Tim Gough has a multifaceted career that has included publication, freelance editorial illustration and his current position as Group Design Director at 160over90, not to mention his Daily Doodle series on…
51 - Geoff DiMasi
Feb 28, 2017 • 75 min
…on the importance of finding work you can get lost in. There are so many ways you might know Geoff DiMasi; as an educator, the founder and principal of P’unk Ave, or as one of the founding partners of Indy Hall, just to name a few. Geoff…
50 - Kenny Kim
Feb 14, 2017 • 92 min
“Life…is a series of learning experiences and tests that you put yourself through that all add to this overall collage of what person you are.” Kenny Kim joins the show for an expansive talk about being a late bloomer, having the ability to…
49 - Hilary Sedgwick
Jan 31, 2017 • 90 min
Hilary Sedgwick joins the show to talk hip hop, illustration and “always keeping it one hunnit.” An associate creative director at Allen & Gerritsen as well as the mastermind behind Hiphopillies, an illustrated series highlighting famous…
48 - Frank Baseman
Jan 17, 2017 • 73 min
After almost two decades of being both a designer and an educator, Frank Baseman is not about to slow down. On the eve of a sabbatical from his position as Director of the Design Communication Department at Philadelphia University, it sounds as though…
47 - Michael Norcross
Jan 3, 2017 • 53 min
On the topic of graphic design and tombstone piledrivers. In our first episode of the new year, Michael Norcross joins the show to chat about his blue collar, punk rock beginnings, getting the details right and a town on fire. Visit…
46 - Hi-Res LIVE with Rose DiSanto, Steve Linchuk, Brian Jacobson and Cara Cox
Dec 20, 2016 • 48 min
It’s the first ever live episode of the show with designers Rose DiSanto of DiSanto Design, Steve Linchuk of M, and Brian Jacobson and Cara Cox of J2 discussing design for the greater good!
45 - Allan Espiritu and Kevin Kernan
Dec 6, 2016 • 63 min
The principals of GDLoft PHL sit down for a chat in the submarine about blurring the lines between art and design. Allan and Kevin chat about how their partnership began, wanting to do work just to see it get made and challenging the idea that graphic…
44 - Mike Jackson
Nov 22, 2016 • 89 min
It’s a double LP’s worth of rock and illustration goodness! Mike Jackson joins the show for a conversation on sharing his process through Twitch, keeping the word “yet” in his vocabulary and meeting Bruce Springsteen. Check out Mike’s website…
43 - Bernardo Margulis
Nov 8, 2016 • 83 min
Bernardo asks a lot of people what makes them happy, but for him it’s design. The Venezuelan born-and-raised designer grew up trying to merge a love of computer science and art. Later he came to Philadelphia to attend Philadelphia University and…
42 - Mary Kate McDevitt
Oct 25, 2016 • 66 min
“There’s no trick to it, it’s just a simple trick!” There’s certainly no trick to understanding why Mary Kate McDevitt is an accomplished illustrator and letterer. Her portfolio – ranging from editorial illustrations, advertising…
41 - Kimberly Glyder
Oct 11, 2016 • 76 min
Kimberly Glyder is a designer who makes it easy to judge a book by it’s cover. An avid reader as a child with a deep appreciation of classical art in high school, Kimberly was inspired by poster design while attending RISD and was determined to make…
40 - Mario Zucca
Sep 27, 2016 • 93 min
Mario is a talented illustrator that puts Philadelphia on the map. No, really. He grew up on a healthy diet of Marvel comics and R. Crumb. After attending Tyler he grew his clientele through direct mail, building a client-base of editorial work that…
39 - Alex Zahradnik, AIGA Philadelphia 35th Anniversary
Sep 19, 2016 • 34 min
On a special bonus episode of the show Ryan sits down with Alex Zahradnik, Design for Good and Legacy Co-Chair of AIGA Philadelphia to talk about the AIGA Philadelphia 35th Anniversary party, Thursday September 22 at WeWork in Philadelphia. AIGA…
38 - Riley Cran, Lost Type Co-op Field Trip
Sep 13, 2016 • 64 min
On this week’s episode we’re sitting down with Riley Cran to talk about the Lost Type Co-op field trip to Philadelphia, happening this week! Field trips have become a semi-annual thing for Lost Type contributors, and as Riley has described these…
37 – James Viola
Aug 30, 2016 • 75 min
On this week’s episode we’ve got some Damn Good Branding. James Viola has dedicated himself to logo design as a craft, and just one look across his social media platforms you’ll see it’s a craft he’s excelling at. He has been growing his…
36 - Amanda Clark & Briana Morgan
Aug 16, 2016 • 67 min
You’re a fraud and we all know it. Ryan sits down with Amanda Clark and Briana Morgan to talk about Imposter Syndrome. Imposter Syndrome refers to high achieving individuals marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a…
35 - Elijah Vargas
Aug 2, 2016 • 73 min
If Elijah’s name sounds familiar to you, there’s a very good reason for that. An award-winning creative director for One Trick Pony for eleven years, his name has come up multiple times on the show with previous guests. It makes sense that people…
34 - Mike Smith
Jul 19, 2016 • 79 min
It’s no surprise that Mike Smith counts branding projects among his favorites. Just one look at his portfolio shows how good he is at it. Mike has worked on visually-striking and thought-provoking branding and identity design for everything from NFL…
33 - Mark Amadio
Jul 5, 2016 • 83 min
Mark Amadio sits down in the submarine for a conversation about the challenges of remaining positive for your team, treating discomfort as a catalyst and just what age you need to be to realize Goonies is a great movie. Mark is the Design…
32 - Kyle Fiedler
Jun 21, 2016 • 67 min
As Kyle Fiedler prepares to make a move to Austin, TX he stops by the Submarine to share his thoughts on design thinking, the importance of iteration and his favorite places to eat in Philly. Kyle is the Chief Design Officer at thoughtbot, a…
31 - Sarah Ferone
Jun 7, 2016 • 56 min
A playing card deck with stunning illustrations and cocktail recipes? Deal us in! Sarah Ferone is a freelance illustrator who brings a balance of the tactile and digital to her work. She creates editorial illustrations and has carved out an inspired…
30 - Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers; The Heads of State
May 24, 2016 • 73 min
From poster design for the likes of Wilco and R.E.M. to the fantastical branding of marshmallows, Jason and Dustin bring authenticity to everything they touch. They started collaborating almost right out of college and have been working together for…
29 – Anthony Tyrone Howard
May 10, 2016 • 73 min
What does it mean to be a “creative technologist?” For Anthony Howard, it means believing design and technology can change the world, and he puts it into practice with his work. Anthony shares with us his altruistic passion Creative Tech Works, a…
28 - Kathy Mueller
Apr 26, 2016 • 69 min
Kathy Mueller joins the show for a chat about hand-lettering, seeking out meaningful projects and how to make your work glow. Literally. Kathy is an Assistant Professor of Advertising Art Direction at Temple University and a freelance designer with a…