25 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.

    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
    Dewey Saunders

    Dewey Saunders

    In this episode, Senior Content Strategist at Monotype, Kadley Gosselin, is joined by Dewey Bryan Saunders, the mastermind behind album covers for artists like Anderson .Paak, Future, and Turnstile. Classically trained in graphic design and illustration, Saunders discusses how he landed clients like The New Yorker fresh out of college, and a path that’s led him to collage, art direction and inspired him to launch a clothing line during lockdown.
    This episode offers wonderful advice for creatives just getting started as well as those further along looking for inspiration to invert their creative practice or flip their aesthetic. To learn more about Dewey’s work, visit deweysaunders.com.
    If you’re in LA, be sure to check out Dewey’s show, “Round Trip,” a collaborative exhibition with Keenan Brand consisting of large scaled mixed media works, opening March 11th at Civil Coffee, 6PM – 8:30PM. 

    • 50 min
    Andrew van der Merwe

    Andrew van der Merwe

    In the first episode of Season 2, Carl Unger sits down with calligrapher, lettering artist and beach calligrapher. Andrew van der Merwe from Cape Town, South Africa. They discuss the ephemeral nature of his work; how movement, philosophy and asemic writing play into his letterforms and creative process; and what led him to start carving calligraphy into his local beaches.

    • 59 min
    Adam Weiler

    Adam Weiler

    In this week’s episode, Monotype Creative Type Director, Terrance Weinzierl has an inspiring conversation with designer, educator and design thinker, Adam Weiler, who currently leads the social innovation program at Steelcase, a furniture company founded in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
    Weiler shares his perspective on design thinking, strategy, his complicated relationship with the internet and the meandering it took to find his place in the creative world.
    To learn more about Adam’s work, check out our blog post at Monotype.com/podcast

    • 51 min

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21 Ratings

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