28 episodes

Creative Characters is a podcast by Monotype that explores the people and personalities behind the brands, campaigns, and designs we love.

Creative Characters Monotype

    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 21 Ratings

Creative Characters is a podcast by Monotype that explores the people and personalities behind the brands, campaigns, and designs we love.

    Andrew Krivine and Michael Worthington

    Andrew Krivine and Michael Worthington

    Get ready for a dive into punk rock history! This week’s we're welcoming Andrew Krivine, author and punk rock collector, alongside Michael Worthington, faculty at CalArts and co-founder of Counterspace. The creative duo is here to tell the tale of how they co-created the largest exhibition of punk and new wave graphics ever shown on the West Coast. 
     
    Visit the "Torn Apart" exhibit at the PDC Design Gallery until September 8. For more information, check out the PDC Design Gallery on IG and the exhibit website. To see more of Andrew's work, view his collection of published books.

    • 55 min
    Cristina Pandol

    Cristina Pandol

    This week we're joined by award-winning creative Cristina Pandol, VP Creative at Westbrook Media, an entertainment company founded by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. Tune in as our own Bill Connolly talks to Cristina about her experiences as a creative from growing up multi-cultural to her short-lived allergy to entertainment. Listen until the end to hear their favorite advertisements.

    • 53 min
    Juan Villanueva

    Juan Villanueva

    This week’s episode features the first ever guest from Monotype, our very own Juan Villanueva, a senior type designer on the studio team. Outside of the work he does designing typefaces for clients like M&M’s, Tencent and Google, Juan leads a busy life as an educator and active member of the design community in NYC. The overarching theme of this episode is personal challenges – and how you can challenge yourself throughout life whether in your career, as a leader, or in your personal practice. 
     
    To learn more about the work Juan is doing, visit www.juankafka.com or www.typecritcrew.com.

    • 42 min
    Perkins Access - Jennifer Sagalyn & JoAnn Becker

    Perkins Access - Jennifer Sagalyn & JoAnn Becker

    This week’s guests are Jennifer Sagalyn, Director of Strategic Partnerships, and JoAnn Becker, Assistive Technology Support, Training and Testing Specialist at Perkins Access. Perkins Access is an organization whose mission is to build a more accessible digital world for all people, regardless of their abilities. Sagalyn and Becker both have years of experience working in accessibility and share some of their favorite tools, best practices and stories of how they help organizations build for all.

    See Perkin’s work at https://perkinsaccess.org/knowledge-center/client-stories/.

    • 49 min
    David Sheldon-Hicks

    David Sheldon-Hicks

    Dune. Blade Runner 2049. Spider-Man: Far from Home. Avengers: Endgame. Ready Player One. If you’ve seen any of these big-name blockbusters (along with many others), then you’ve seen the work of this week’s guest: David Sheldon-Hicks, Founder and Executive Creative Director at Territory Studio, a design firm that specializes in VFX and graphics for the entertainment industry. David sits down with his schoolmate Phil Garnham, Creative Type Director at Monotype, for an inside look at moviemaking, managing a creative studio, and how type and design contribute to believable world-building on the screen.

    • 56 min
    Greg Lutze

    Greg Lutze

    In this week’s episode, our host Bill Connolly chats with all-around creative, Greg Lutze. Greg is a founder, advisor and artist based out of California. His company, VSCO, started as an app for photo and video, but now provides tools, tips and community for creatives.
    Greg has a rich perspective on the evolution of the art community, the role of the artist and talks of his own creative trajectory (beginning in kindergarten!) and why he founded VSCO in Silicon Valley to show up for creators.
    Find Greg online at greglutze.com
    As always, find out more at monotype.com/podcast

    • 47 min

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