Welcome to the Print Design Podcast. The show were we talk all things print and packaging. We go behind the scenes with graphic designers and talk about the print projects they designed and produced that really rocked their world. From file prep, to holding the finished product in their hand, and all the key decisions in between. We share what's involved with creating a print project to help inspire you to get out there and produce print. So, lets talk ink on paper.
Episode 44 - Nick Van Der Walle - Astute Graphics
This weeks guest is Nick Van Der Walle. He is the Founder and CEO of Astute Graphics. Astute Graphics has been putting out incredibly helpful and time-saving plugins for Adobe Illustrator for more than 20 years!
This is not a sponsored episode or a sales episode at all. This is a bit of a selfish episode. I personally wanted to know how Astute Graphics Plugins could help Graphic Designers specifically with Print Design.
Nick walks us through how the company is named after a remote control car, which plugins can help print designers and how, while also just having a great conversation about print. We also have some good laughs!
Dig into this one and go check out Astute Graphics at the links below. No affiliate links at all. Just sharing a company doing great things for all Graphic Designers!
Astute Graphics: https://astutegraphics.com/
Astute Graphics IG: https://www.instagram.com/astutegraphics/
Print Design Academy YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PrintDesignAcademy?sub_confirmation=1
Print Design Academy: Where we are teaching designers to be experts in print design. https://www.printdesignacademy.com/
Episode 43 - Answer MotoCross Catalogue - Jay Ferracane / AngryBovine
This weeks guest is Jay Ferracane. He is the talented graphic designer behind angrybovine and the awesome print project we are talking abou tin this episode.The episode is a deep dive into the Answer MotoCross Catalogue. We talk about how this project came to be, and some of the roadblocks they faced bringing it to life through the pandemic in 2020. It involved a number of different photographers around the US creating photo assets for products and active shots. We also talk about awesome action figure packaging we remember from our younger years and Jay's first print design project which resulted in a reprint. Learning right? You can check out Jay on Instagram here @angrybovineYOUTUBE: Click HERE Print Design Academy
Learn about Craft Beer Label Design HERE
Episode 42 - 3 reasons print design is increasingly important
In this episode, I share 3 reasons print and print design is more and more important. I share with you why people are literally craving printed experiences!It could be direct mail, a great branded lookbook, great packaging, or any other type of tactile brand experience. I share why it is increasingly more important to have print design as a tool in your designer tool box. Mentioned in the episode:
Craft Beer Label Design Course
Print Design Academy YouTube
Episode 41 - Before you send that label file for print....
So your customer has approved your label design, amazing! Now you have to send it in for print. Do you know what to check for before sending that file to the printer?
In this solo episode, Dave talks about the things you need to check and possibly change in your file to make it print-ready.
For a detailed screenshare look at these things, check out our YouTube video here: https://www.youtube.com/c/PrintDesignAcademy?sub_confirmation=1
Episode 40 - Publication / Editorial Design - Simon McGowan - Glasgow, Scotland
This weeks guest is Simon McGowan. He is the Head of Design with Wolfson Brands and Muscle + Health Magazine based out of Glasgow, Scotland. This episode is a deep dive into editorial and publication design for the creation and first few issues of Muscle + Health Magazine. We talk about how the idea for the magazine actually came from some Instagram carousels they were doing. Simon shares with us the specs of the magazine, how many copies they print, the original purpose of the magazine, and where it is heading now. Plus, all the other awesome fun we have on this show. Simon is the real deal and this conversation was awesome. I know you are going to dig it! Check out the magazine on IG @muscleandhealthworld and check out Simon's IG @simon_mcg
Episode 39 - Book Design with Jazmin Welch from Fleck Creative
This week we are talking about Book Design with Jazmin Welch from Fleck Creative out of Toronto ON.
During this episode we deep dive into two different book design and print projects that Jazmin helped bring to life, along with the materials and process to make them!
Jazmin's approach and work is incredible and it was awesome getting to chat with her about it. Find her on IG at @fleckcreative
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