The Creative South Podcast focuses on the “people” behind the design. The best way for us to do that is to talk to people and listen to them share their stories. Not necessarily the stories you hear from the stage, but ones you get when you actually have a conversation with someone. We want to have conversations not only with the presenters and people hosting workshops, but the vendors and attendees. We also want to talk to other creative people, not just the designers, illustrators, and photographers, but the developers, writers, musicians, comedians, chefs and anyone else that uses their creative talent. It's not about being from the South, that's just where we live!
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This week on the Creative South Podcast I’m talking with artist and designer, Andrew Hochradel. Andrew and I chat about how Tim Burton’s A Nightmare Before Christmas triggered an interest in creating worlds through the arts, how he balances teaching Graphic Design History at California Baptist University, working as Lead Designer for Sandals Church, as well as freelancing and other creative side projects, how he determines what kind of side projects and freelance work he takes on, and more.
This week on the Creative South Podcast I’m talking with artist and designer, Jon Contino. Jon and I chat about playing in bands as a kid and designing the cover art for the tapes they made, the importance of understanding typography before diving into hand lettering, the process of working with Hollywood studios on key art for movies, using client boundaries to push your work further in a new directions, and more.
This week on the Creative South Podcast, I’m talking with Illustrator and Designer, Meg Vázquez. We chat about designing gig posters through Delicious Design League, building design systems within the Democratic National Committee and on the Hillary Clinton Campaign in 2016, moving the digital design language forward at GQ by streamlining processes, and more.
I want to congratulate this weeks guest, photographer Helena Price on the recent birth of her daughter. Helena and I chat about how she went from working in PR to turning her hobby of photography into a career, translating the skills she learned in PR to assets as a business owner running her own studio, how the idea for her techies series came to be and the attention garnered about diversity in the tech sector, and more.
Today on the Creative South Podcast, I’m chatting with Alex Wier, Creative Director at Wier/Stewart. We talk about keeping ahead of design trends without being trendy, adding objectivity into a subjective field so you don’t fall back on your personal preferences, how Wier/Stewart determines the type of work they will take on versus being an agency that tries to do everything, and more.
Today on the Creative South Podcast, I’m chatting with the founder of Logo Lounge, Bill Gardner. We talk about taking putting himself through college by performing magic, how Logo Lounge started and the impact it’s had on our industry, defending intellectual property in India after one of his logos was stolen, identifying and forecasting logo trends, and more.
Today on the Creative South Podcast, I’m chatting with designy illustrator, Mikey Burton. We talk about taking a break between his undergrad and grad schooling to start a design company with his college buddies, how he learned to create and manage editorial illustration through trial and error, what it’s like to work on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” and more.
Today on the Creative South Podcast, I’m chatting with designer and vector illustrator, Sean Ferguson. Sean will be teaching a workshop at this years Creative South with Von Glitschka. We talk about how his career progressed from doing prepress to working in agencies doing web and motion design, and how that eventually lead to being creative director, moving in to designing for virtual reality and the challenges that come with that, how People Love Process and his partnership with Von Glitschka came to be, and more.
Today on the Creative South Podcast I’m chatting with Designer and Lettering Artist Jason Carne. We talk about how a love for metal music and album art led to an interest in design, how Lettering Library came to be and how he finds the books that make up the library, how he almost quit design all together after a being burned by a series of bad clients and how her turned things around.
Today on the Creative South Podcast I’m chatting with illustrator Joey Ellis. We talk about accepting the wisdom that comes with age and experience, how his career path went from primarily being a designer in agencies to being a full-time freelance illustration, the evolution of Leaky Timbers from graphic never to a pitch for a TV show spanning genres and incorporating animation and puppets, plus we talk about the workshop and talk he and Luke Flowers will be doing at this years Creative South.