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!
If you have suggestions for guests or questions about the show, please reach out to us on Twitter @creativesopod or @jfrostholm, or shoot us an email at jason at creativesouth dot com. #Hugnecks
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.
Today on the Creative South Podcast, we’re continuing our conversation with the team from Blind and the Futur, with their Digital Director, Ben Burns. Ben and I chat about how he went from studying design and working in the industry, to being a narcotics officer and then eventually back to design, how reaching out to Chris Do to say thank you when he was struggling with his own freelance business eventually led to him ending up working at Blind and The Futur & much more.
Today on the Creative South Podcast, I’m talking with the founder of The Futur and Blind, Chris Do. Chris and I chat about the skills he’s learned throughout his career, how coaching people online though The Futur turned into a passion, how being open to things is the key you for own personal growth, how developing your personal brand & focusing on your financial & emotional being is an asset to your employer & much more. This is one of my favorite episodes so far this year. I learned so much in what felt a one on one coaching session.
Today on the Creative South Podcast, I’m talking with Dave Clayton, Training Manager at Astute Graphics. Dave and I chat about the his early love for art and architecture, starting out his career working for his dad refurbishing machinery, how fixing printing presses led him to graphic design, how he became evangelist for Kelby One and how that led to his role at Astute Graphics & so much more.
Today on the Creative South Podcast, I’m talking with illustrator, Brad Woodard. Brad and I chat about the interesting way he turned a college internship into a full-time job, how getting on board with SkillShare early on helped boost his career and led to him deciding to go out on his own and start Brave the Woods, the mission of Artists for Education & so much more.