The ultimate podcasts for creatives. Hosted by Nick Longo, Mikelle Morrison, and Jordan Wilson. A unique team of creative professionals, united together to bring unique inspiration and uncommon perspectives. We help creatives continually improve their careers and endeavors with in-depth interviews, round table discussions, and instructional lessons.
DESIGNCAST | Annie Atkins | DGDC
Annie Atkins is a master forger, creating "fake" pieces of graphic design for movie productions all over the world. Annie has designed the graphics for four Oscar-nominated films: the animated feature The Boxtrolls, Spielberg’s Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies, and Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs and The Grand Budapest Hotel.
We talk with Annie about designing graphic props for filmmaking and how she is getting through these times in good spirits.
Annie Atkins | The secret world of graphic design for filmmaking
DESIGNCAST | Aaron Draplin | DGDC
Buckle up for a fantastic interview! Our conversation with Aaron Draplin is here after years in the making. It's a conversation about changing priorities and refocusing on what really matters. Aaron talks about some of the challenges he's faced over the last few months and how that's led to some newfound perspective as he continually takes on meaningful endeavors. This was a complete blast to record. Special thanks to Aaron for taking the time to record while traveling cross country. Also, a big shout out to Julie Luster at Adobe for making this happen.
DESIGNCAST | How to Manage Scope Creep | DGDC
Changes are inevitable in business and in life. And every project will face moments when you need to rethink what you’re building and potentially adjust your process. Scope creep happens when you do more work than expected without increasing the project budget. The team talks all about past experiences, lessons learned, and solutions we've created to help eliminate scope creep from happening in the first place! Topics include:
• Setting yourself up for success, at the very beginning.
• Crafting your agreement and expectations upfront.
• Setting boundaries and clarifying the requests.
• When to be firm, when to be flexible.
In Industry news, we cover a very specific "scam" both Mikelle and Nick have experienced! Plus, we preview our upcoming Adobe Max content! Stay tuned for future episodes!
Shout Out Info:
Jordan: Steve Giralt
Nick: Logitech MX Master 3
Mikelle: Happy Birthday Jason!
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TEST PILOTS | Double Your Rates | DGDC
PREMIERE EPISODE! THE DGDC PRESENTS THE TEST PILOTS
"We are the Test Pilots, 4 young designers exploring advice that “Senior Designers” are always giving. In the Design World, folks who have already been there, done that, are spouting soundbite suggestions that sometimes are unproven, and we are going to put them to the test! We might succeed or we might fail, no harm no foul, it’s all a test! "
Comprised of Rubaie Jaffer, Mike Burpoe, Steven Overtrurf, and Narek Mughnetsyan, the Test Pilots were brought together by the DGDC, in hopes of expanding the diversity, opinions, and experience levels of the podcast. We gave them the mission to come up with a show concept they can really get immersed in, hoping to help younger creatives navigate through their design career paths. This idea of “testing” the advice from more senior designers really struck a chord with us. For the first episode, they challenged themselves to double their rates. Each designer explains their story, with updates and reactions. It’s super unique and unlike anything you’ve heard on a podcast before.
Join the conversation and follow our new co-hosts! Let them know what you thought of the episode and feel free to suggest other “design myths” they can put to the test! Find them on Instagram at:
DESIGNCAST | How to Choose the Right Fonts | DGDC
Font choice plays a crucial role in the success of a new design. That’s why selecting an appropriate typeface for text usage is an important step in every design project. Choosing the “right” font for your design determines how well your designs are perceived.
Don’t fret, the DGDC team is here to save you from a font nightmare! We’re bringing in special correspondent Matt Dawson to help you be the perfect font matchmaker for your next project. And if that’s not enough, we’ve partnered with our friends at Type-Together, an independent type foundry that creates fonts for intensive digital and print editorial use. We tap into their expansive typography experience with helpful font tips all designers should be practicing.
To help you achieve your font fitness gains, Type-Together is giving you, our listeners a free font bundle download! 17 free fonts you can use to exercise some font pairing magic! In fact, we would love to see what you come up with. Your first DCDG Challenge: Design a post for a fictitious company, a social cause, or an inspirational quote with the Type-Together fonts bundle. Post it on Instagram and tag @dgdcpod, @type_together with the hashtag #DGDCchallenge so we can what you’ve come up with!
PLUS, Type-Together is offering our listeners a 40% discount to be used for purchases on their website https://www.type-together.com/ Use the code DGDCfonts | Act now, because it expires October 15, 2020.
Free Font Bundle
Matt Dawson Website
DESIGNCAST | The Ultimate Guide to Crafting a Design Proposal | DGDC
So you’ve got a brand new project lead! Congrats. Now you need to win them over and persuade them with a powerhouse Proposal. The perfectly crafted proposal is the key to getting new clients and we’re here to help you do just that!
We run down all the pillars to a successful proposal while adding in our rock-solid advice, secret tips, and next-level suggestions! You’ll be 100% ready to take on a new project with greater confidence than ever before! We’ve even included a digital download process map chart to help ensure you don’t miss a thing.
Plus, the gang kicks off two new program segments! First up, our Industry News, discussing the recent 2028 Los Angeles Olympics logo. Lastly, our DGDC Shout Outs, putting a spotlight on 3 inspiring, buzz-worthy, and notable creatives you should know about!
2028 Los Angeles Olympics Logo
Digital Download | Proposal PDF
Matt Stevens | Good Movies as Old Books