166 episodes

The Rookie Designer Podcast was founded in 2005, about one year into the growth of the new medium referred to as podcasting. Tired of the typical jargon laden, elitist discussions about the design field of work, Rookie Designer set out to create a resource for all designers, young and old, experienced and non. The Rookie Designer Podcast, brings tips, techniques and discussion delivered in an easy-to-understand format.

Rookie Designer Podcast Jake Van Ness & Carl Grivakis

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The Rookie Designer Podcast was founded in 2005, about one year into the growth of the new medium referred to as podcasting. Tired of the typical jargon laden, elitist discussions about the design field of work, Rookie Designer set out to create a resource for all designers, young and old, experienced and non. The Rookie Designer Podcast, brings tips, techniques and discussion delivered in an easy-to-understand format.

    Rookie Designer 183 - Moral of the Story

    Rookie Designer 183 - Moral of the Story

    Carl shares a situation that came up with his business and one that he talked with Jake about to get some advice. What to do when an estimate and an invoice from a vendor seem to be way off, even if it's in your favor. We are definitely curious to hear from our listeners on this topic. Just before that we hit on some design news and finish up with our Rookie Recommendations for the week.


    Design News:
    Why Gillette's New Ad Campaign Is Toxic
    Canadian fraudster foiled because he used the wrong font
    There's a new Ghostbusters Movie Coming In 2020


    Rookie Recommendations:
    My Morning Routine (Book)
    Free Weekly Schedule Template and Time Blocking Tips


    The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
    Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
    Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169
    Taughneed Business Website - www.endeavorcreative.com

    • 39 min
    Rookie Designer 182 - Goals

    Rookie Designer 182 - Goals

    Jake and Carl close out 2018 talking about goals. They touch on some of the surprising articles that talk about how you should NOT set goals. While they both kind of disagree with this idea, it's always good to look at a different perspective. Couple of good design news items and of course they finish up with their Rookie Recommendations.


    Design News:
    Hospitality’s the special sauce in Stoneham’s newbie, Nobility Hill
    Optician Sans is a font that completes the eye test chart alphabet


    Rookie Recommendations:
    Carl - Harry's Razors
    Jake - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


    The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
    Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
    Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169
    Taughneed Business Website - www.endeavorcreative.com

    • 50 min
    Rookie Designer 181 - Gratitude and Patience

    Rookie Designer 181 - Gratitude and Patience

    Carl and Jake talk about the importance in gratitude when it comes to running their creative businesses. Being thankful for good clients, great projects, and the strides made are just some of the areas they touch on. They also speak about how important it is to be patient when you are starting out with your creative business. A couple of news items and of course Rookie Recommendations for the week.


    Design News:
    2019 Digital Trends - Adobe & eConsultancy
    Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral


    Rookie Recommendations:
    Jake - Pantone Color Finder
    Carl - Urban Axes & Pantone Game


    The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
    Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
    Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169
    Taughneed Business Website - www.endeavorcreative.com

    • 46 min
    Rookie Designer 180 - Tools in a Toolbox

    Rookie Designer 180 - Tools in a Toolbox

    Jake and Carl talk about how it is to be a designer who sometimes is merely a tool for a client. This doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing but it is something a lot of designers struggle to deal with. As creatives we take a lot of pride in the creative work we do and it's important not to let those feeling get in the way of the relationships with clients. However, sometimes a client isn't the best fit and you have to be willing to address that. At the same time, sometimes you just have to be a tool for your client. Throw in a couple of interesting news items and Rookie Recommendations and you have episode 180!


    Design News:
    An Interview With SCAD President Paula Wallace
    Making his mark: Lisbon street artist


    Rookie Recommendations:
    Carl - Magic: The Gathering Arena
    Jake - Spies in Disguise & Missing Link


    The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
    Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
    Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169
    Taughneed Business Website - www.endeavorcreative.com

    • 41 min
    Rookie Designer 179 - Happystance

    Rookie Designer 179 - Happystance

    Carl and Jake get together this Monday morning to record their latest episode. Carl has some interesting insight about an article stating people are dying sooner due to having less trust and Jake talks about an upcoming Disney documentary. They then jump into Carl's topic Happystance. This is when a big, killer, well paying project almost seems like it fell right in your lap. They both share stories of Happystance just from this past week. Lastly they close out with their Rookie Recommendations for the week.


    Design News:
    Declining Trust Among Americans May Be Sending Many To Grave Sooner - Study Finds
    Disney Developing 'Ink & Paint' Documentary Series


    Rookie Recommendations:
    Carl - Fisher Video Productions (Wedding and Commercial Videography)
    Jake - Adobe MAX Keynote Day 1
    Adobe MAX Keynote Day 2
    Adobe MAX Sneaks


    The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
    Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
    Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169
    Taughneed Business Website - www.endeavorcreative.com

    • 33 min
    Rookie Designer 178 - Free Flow

    Rookie Designer 178 - Free Flow

    Jake and Carl head into episode 178 without much of a topic on deck and decide to see what come up in conversations. They start off with some interested design news from Weight Watchers and a pretty crazy story about some Banksy artwork. Then it's on to see where things take them. Jake shares an interesting story about a video project he has been working on and it leads to a discussion about when things changes mid-project. Lastly they cover their Rookie Recommendations for the week.


    Design News:
    Weight Watchers changing name to focus on wellness, not dieting
    Sotheby's Gets Banksy'ed at Contemporary Art Auction in London


    Rookie Recommendations:
    Carl - Dunkin Harpoon Coffee Porter
    Jake - MeetUp.com


    The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
    Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
    Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169
    Taughneed Business Website - www.endeavorcreative.com

    • 48 min

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