17 episodes

Death Before Desk Job is a podcast geared towards creative individuals who are pursuing — or are attempting to pursue — their creative endeavors to their heart's content. Host Paul Motisi interviews creatives from all walks of life to better understand their processes and motivations, and tries to find valuable advice for anyone looking to carve out a larger place for creativity in their lives.

Death Before Desk Job Paul Motisi

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Death Before Desk Job is a podcast geared towards creative individuals who are pursuing — or are attempting to pursue — their creative endeavors to their heart's content. Host Paul Motisi interviews creatives from all walks of life to better understand their processes and motivations, and tries to find valuable advice for anyone looking to carve out a larger place for creativity in their lives.

    Mark Dean Veca

    Mark Dean Veca

    Painter Mark Dean Veca speaks about working with Zoltron for Primus' poster series, the joy of ritual tedium, and finding that spark that makes him pick up a brush.
    See Mark's work on his website (http://markdeanveca.com) and you can folow him on his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/mdvecastudio) and his Instagram (http://instagram.com/markdeanveca)
    Comprehensive show notes at http://deathbefordeskjob.net

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Bruce Pandolfo (AllOne)

    Bruce Pandolfo (AllOne)

    Rapper and poet Bruce "AllOne" Pandolfo speaks to justifying his existence through creative exercise, embracing improv with Avalanche Canvas (and on a typewriter) and making puzzles for yourself. 

    Follow AllOne on Instagram (http://instagram.com/allonevoice) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/allonevoice) and get his music on BandCamp (http://allonevoice.bandcamp.com). 
    Full links and show notes on http://deathbeforedeskjob.net

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Sam Neukirch

    Sam Neukirch

    Illustrator Sam Neukirch speaks about reconciling the imaginative with the observable, the Brony convention circuit, adapting to drawing with chronic tendonitis, and navigating a creative life as a neurodivergent person.
    Check out Sam's work at http://samdoesart.com
    You can also find her on:
    Twitter (http://twitter.com/samneukirch)
    Etsy (http://samneukirch.etsy.com)
    Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/samneukirch)
    Instagram (http://instagram.com/samneukirch)
    Full show notes at http://deathbeforedeskjob.net
     

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Re: The Election

    Re: The Election

    Paul just needed to vent this week, but he tried to tie it into the show's themes by encouraging you to research President-Elect Biden's policies, how they affect you as a creative, and how you can channel your creativity to impact change in politics.

    • 27 min
    Michael McManus (Gamblers)

    Michael McManus (Gamblers)

    Musician Michael McManus from the band Gamblers talks about the mechanics of music service agencies, practicing the art of the business, and choosing to not remain in the darkness.
    Get the album "Small World" at http://gamblersmusic.com
    Follow Gamblers on Twitter and Instagram @gamblersbaby.
    http://twitter.com/gamblersbaby
    http://instagram.com/gamblersbaby
    Check out the podcast "Movies By McManus" wherever you listen to podcasts.
    Full show notes at http://deathbeforedeskjob.net

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Kerin Cunningham

    Kerin Cunningham

    Illustrator Kerin Cunningham talks at great length about using Twitter to gain exposure, getting fed up with the state of art school (so much so she held a panel on it at Chicago's C2E2), and how her love of My Chemical Romance pulled her back into fan art. This one is a doozy. 
    Kerin is currently fulfilling orders for her "Back From The Dead" (Enamel Pin + Merch Line) Kickstarter campaign, as well as working on her next line, "California 2020," which is due out late November 2020. Stay on top of these releases and check out some sexy space girls at her website (http://kerincunningham.com), and following her Twitter (http://twitter.com/kerincunningham) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/kerincunningham).
    Get full show notes and more at http://deathbeforedeskjob.net

    • 1 hr 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

utopiaslim ,

I’m probably biased.

It’s my show. But I can’t see the reviews, so maybe if I leave a review, it’ll let me.

lilsichuanpepa ,

My favorite

I never was a podcast person before but Desk Before Desk Job changed that. It’s easily my favorite now and I always look forward to what is coming up next. Keep it up, Paul!

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