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The Quickie Podcast for Graphic Designers is a damn good show where host Dave Hopkins interviews talented Graphic Designers, Illustrators, and Creative Directors, quickly - usually 30 minutes or less. Hear from freelancers to creatives at world-renown businesses and agencies, about their wins, their fails, lessons learned, what inspires them, and the story about how they even got there. Subscribe to be entertained and inspired by each guest's unique journey. Plus who doesn’t love a good quickie?! Go on, get in there.

The Quickie - Interviews for Graphic Designers Dave Hopkins

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 46 Ratings

The Quickie Podcast for Graphic Designers is a damn good show where host Dave Hopkins interviews talented Graphic Designers, Illustrators, and Creative Directors, quickly - usually 30 minutes or less. Hear from freelancers to creatives at world-renown businesses and agencies, about their wins, their fails, lessons learned, what inspires them, and the story about how they even got there. Subscribe to be entertained and inspired by each guest's unique journey. Plus who doesn’t love a good quickie?! Go on, get in there.

    Episode 255 - Patty Nguyen - Graphic Designer - Apple, Blackberry, Camp + King, SJ Giants.

    Episode 255 - Patty Nguyen - Graphic Designer - Apple, Blackberry, Camp + King, SJ Giants.

    This weeks guest is Patty Nguyen. She is a very talented Graphic Designer out of the Bay area. Patty has worked with clients like Apple, Blackberry, SJ Giants, Camp + King, and many more.

    During this episode we talk about:

    -the two people that really pointed and encouraged her to pursue design and creative.

    -the Blackberry conference design work she did and how it went a little bit sideways.

    - why right now is one of the most difficult times in her creative career.

    -the design work she was a part of for the Apple Care team.

    -a logo that she created, how it all came together, and why it is so important to her.

    -great books and great jokes.

    There is so much in this episode and Patty is an absolutely rad person to talk to. Really happy to share this conversation! @patricianguuyen
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    • 38 min
    Episode 254 - Steve Green - Senior Creative Director - NIKE - Portland OR.

    Episode 254 - Steve Green - Senior Creative Director - NIKE - Portland OR.

    This weeks guest is Steve Green. He is a Senior Creative Director at NIKE out of Portland OR.

    During this episode we talk about:

    -what it was like to literally drop everything for the opportunity to work at NIKE.

    -his early creative influences in drawing and skate culture art.

    -the struggle he faced at the mid-way point in his current time at NIKE and what he did to get through.

    -the NIKE Skateboarding project he took on that did not end up as he had hoped when it was launched to 20+ Pro Skaters.

    -the AIR Artist in Residence project he was a part of, what it is, and why he is so proud of it.

    -Red Herrings - What they are and why we talk about them on The Quickie.

    Such a great conversation with someone who has been putting out great work at a company that is well known for its Creativity. Steve shares his experiences and lessons learned as well as some laughs. Classic dad joke in the end too.
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    • 57 min
    Episode 253 - Ryan Long - Creative Services Manager - HAAS F1 Racing Team

    Episode 253 - Ryan Long - Creative Services Manager - HAAS F1 Racing Team

    This weeks guest is Ryan Long. He is the Creative Services Manager and Designer behind the HAAS F1 Racing team. If you aren't following F1 racing yet, go check out the Netflix documentary Drive to Survive to see what you are missing. @ryan_long_01

    During this episode we talk about:

    -design for an F1 team and what is included in all that. 

    -how his original creative direction was architecture and how he ended up making the pivot. 

    -how a sign shop going out of business lead him to specialize in motorsports design where he has been for 16 years. 

    -how the design of 1 particular car was influential to him in his career. 

    -the time in his career when he went from design team, to solo designer and how that adjsutment went for him. 

    -a large event logo that he designed and why he is so proud of it. 

    Of course there is loads more in this episode. I'm a "car guy" so I really enjoyed chatting about motorsports design and what that category of design actually looks like. Great conversation! 

    • 50 min
    Episode 252 - Tim Chuang - Graphic Designer - Child of Immigrants - Vancouver BC.

    Episode 252 - Tim Chuang - Graphic Designer - Child of Immigrants - Vancouver BC.

    This weeks guest is Tim Chuang. He is a talented Graphic Designer out of Vancouver BC. @

    During this episode we talk about:

    -his comic book intro to design and illustration.

    -the 10th-grade parent-teacher meeting where his parents were told about Graphic Design as a career and that their son is very talented.

    -West Coast Hip Hop and Jordan 5's. 

    -the agency job he had and why it was a tough period of time in his career.

    -the branding project he was a part of and the criticism he received. 

    -lots more!

    This was a great conversation filled with laughs and storytelling. Plus a unique ask-it-forward question gets asked at the end. 

    • 49 min
    Episode 251 - Adam Vicarel - Creative Director - Designer - Vicarel Studios.

    Episode 251 - Adam Vicarel - Creative Director - Designer - Vicarel Studios.

    This weeks guest is Adam Vicarel. He is a Creative Director and Designer at Vicarel Studios. What a great conversation!

    During this episode we talk about:

    -some of the creative work he was around that started getting him interested in the design and art direction. 

    -the comment from a teacher that helped him understand the common ground between art and design. 

    -spreading out your skills and not having all your eggs in one basket. 

    -why he feels sketching and getting the ugly ideas down on paper is such an important part of the process.

    -why and how going out on his own to start the studio and the recent pandemic have been two of the most challenging periods of time in his career.

    -what he learned from losing $30,000 in business in 30 hours. 

    -the struggle with missing the mark when presenting new brand designs.

    All that and so much more. This conversation took a long time to line up with our schedules but we made it happen and you are going to love this. A great chat with a very talented creative! @vicarelstudios

    • 58 min
    Episode 250 - Monte Eady - Graphic Designer - Entrepreneur - CoFounder - Milwaukee WI.

    Episode 250 - Monte Eady - Graphic Designer - Entrepreneur - CoFounder - Milwaukee WI.

    Episode 250! Can't believe we made it here. Thank you for spending some of your time with me and the talented creatives on this show. 

    This week's guest is Monte Eady. He is a Graphic Designer and Entrepreneur, as well as a Creative Director and CoFounder out of Milwaukee WI. 

    During this episode we talk about:

    -making the decision to hop into that start-up life and what that has been like. 

    -some of the unique experiences in and around the design field that started pointing him in the path he is on. 

    -how theatre, musicals, and commercials started inspiring his creativity. 

    -some of the tech companies that he looks up to and appreciates the design work from.

    -the Microsoft design situation he found himself in where he received terrible, unfiltered feedback. 

    -the struggle with making time and putting energy into marketing and promoting your own business. 

    -the non-profit design project he was a part of and why he is so proud of it. 

    Big thanks to @kishyagreer for introducing us so we could get into this great conversation. Enjoy! @medesignmke 

    • 57 min

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46 Ratings

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