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If you want to find ways to practice a creative lifestyle that inspires your work to be better, this is the podcast you've been waiting for. Creative Director and Design Strategist of over 18 years, Brandi Sea, is here to guide you through how to discover uncommon inspiration & give you powerful strategies so you can make more meaningful work.

Design Speaks Brandi Sea

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If you want to find ways to practice a creative lifestyle that inspires your work to be better, this is the podcast you've been waiting for. Creative Director and Design Strategist of over 18 years, Brandi Sea, is here to guide you through how to discover uncommon inspiration & give you powerful strategies so you can make more meaningful work.

    Season 3 Recap & Julie’s Goodbye Episode

    Season 3 Recap & Julie’s Goodbye Episode

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    Season 3, Chapter 11























    This week we say goodbye to Julie as cohost of Design Speaks PLUS do a recap of this season and some of our favorite moments and topics!















































     Have a question, comment, or episode subject request? Send an email to brandi@brandisea.comLinks: ClubhouseWant to talk about this more? Head on over to my instagram and leave a comment or send me a message!You can also reach our team on instagram at @designspeakspodcast, @juliehaider, or  @realdakotacook.We’d love to hear from you!  Resources & Other Links: Special Music: Theme Music: VesperteenSpotify: Music from Design SpeaksVisit our website at designspeakspodcast.com 

























    Theme music “Shatter in The Night” by the ultra-talented Vesperteen (Colin Rigsby).  Audio & Video Production by Kenneth Kniffin. Show notes and transcription edited by Stephanie Dakota Cook.  Podcast Cover Art Illustration by Pippa Keel – @pippa.jk of  Zhu Creative



















































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    Some Things You & Pixar Creatives Have in Common

    Some Things You & Pixar Creatives Have in Common

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    Season 3, Chapter 10























    If you’ve ever thought the creators at Pixar have some special magic that you just don’t… You’re in for a treat on this week’s episode!















































    Show Notes Coming SoonHave a question, comment, or episode subject request? Send an email to brandi@brandisea.comLinks: ClubhouseWant to talk about this more? Head on over to my instagram and leave a comment or send me a message!You can also reach our team on instagram at @designspeakspodcast, @juliehaider, or  @realdakotacook.We’d love to hear from you!  Resources & Other Links: Special Music: Theme Music: VesperteenSpotify: Music from Design SpeaksVisit our website at designspeakspodcast.com

























    Theme music “Shatter in The Night” by the ultra-talented Vesperteen (Colin Rigsby).  Audio & Video Production by Kenneth Kniffin. Show notes and transcription edited by Stephanie Dakota Cook.  Podcast Cover Art Illustration by Pippa Keel – @pippa.jk of  Zhu Creative



















































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    Updating Your Portfolio & Why Your Website Matters

    Updating Your Portfolio & Why Your Website Matters

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    Season 3, Chapter 9























    This episode we are discussing the importance of updating your portfolio and your website and how if you don’t, you may be losing customers.















































    Show Notes Coming SoonHave a question, comment, or episode subject request? Send an email to brandi@brandisea.comLinks: ClubhouseWant to talk about this more? Head on over to my instagram and leave a comment or send me a message!You can also reach our team on instagram at @designspeakspodcast, @juliehaider, or  @realdakotacook.We’d love to hear from you!  Resources & Other Links: Special Music: Favorite Liar by The WrecksTheme Music: VesperteenSpotify: Music from Design SpeaksVisit our website at designspeakspodcast.com 

























    Theme music “Shatter in The Night” by the ultra-talented Vesperteen (Colin Rigsby).  Audio & Video Production by Kenneth Kniffin. Show notes and transcription edited by Stephanie Dakota Cook.  Podcast Cover Art Illustration by Pippa Keel – @pippa.jk of  Zhu Creative



















































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    How to Best Lead Creatives & Creative Teams

    How to Best Lead Creatives & Creative Teams

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    Season 3, Chapter 8























    This week we will be talking about some best practices when it comes to leading creatives, don’t miss this one!















































    show notes coming soon!Have a question, comment, or episode subject request? Send an email to brandi@brandisea.comLinks: ClubhouseWant to talk about this more? Head on over to my instagram and leave a comment or send me a message!You can also reach our team on instagram at @designspeakspodcast, @juliehaider, or  @realdakotacook.We’d love to hear from you!  Resources & Other Links: Special Music: Favorite Liar by The WrecksTheme Music: VesperteenSpotify: Music from Design SpeaksVisit our website at designspeakspodcast.com 

























    Theme music “Shatter in The Night” by the ultra-talented Vesperteen (Colin Rigsby).  Audio & Video Production by Kenneth Kniffin. Show notes and transcription edited by Stephanie Dakota Cook.  Podcast Cover Art Illustration by Pippa Keel – @pippa.jk of  Zhu Creative



















































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    Are You Actually Productive or Are You a Productive Procrastinator?

    Are You Actually Productive or Are You a Productive Procrastinator?

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    Season 3, Chapter 8























    Today, we’re going to talk about productive procrastination. Although that may sound like an oxymoron, I promise it actually works!















































    But first, let’s talk about what’s been inspiring me lately— the cattle brand my son made!He was learning about the Oregon Trail in school, and my husband, Kenny, helped him to create his own brand for his “farm”. They made it out of wire, heated it up on the stove, and burned it into a piece of foam. It just really inspired me to see my son learning about the different types of branding throughout history, and it’s not something we ever really think about anymore. But on to the meat of this episode—productive procrastination! Procrastination can often look like action, and that’s the basis of what productive procrastination is. Of course, there’s regular procrastination, which is just putting things off and not getting anything done. So, what exactly is productive procrastination? Productive procrastination is when you know you should be working on something specific, but choose to tackle another task that needs doing instead, even if that task may not be a priority. For instance: doing the dishes rather than working on a project with a looming deadline. Though the dishes do need to get done, nothing bad will necessarily happen if they get put off another day. Whereas, if you put off your project, you can potentially risk missing your deadline and upsetting your client. But what causes our brains to want to do this? Maybe it’s that you’re  burnt out, or maybe you don’t particularly enjoy the project you’re currently working on. And how do we combat the desire to productively procrastinate? The first step is to acknowledge that you’re doing it in the first place Next is to know what your priorities areThird, know what your goals areI find it helpful to make a list of my long term goals, as well as a weekly list of my immediate priorities and goals. That way, if I feel the need to procrastinate a certain task, I can look at my list and choose to do something else that may not be quite as high on my priority list, but still needs to get done. See—productive procrastination! You trick your brain into feeling like you’re procrastinating, without actually wasting any time. Then you can check things off your list, still be and feel productive, but also get the mental benefit of stepping away from the task you are procrastinating. Do you have your own tips and tricks to help with productive procrastination? Tell us in the comments below!Have a question, comment, or episode subject request? Send an email to brandi@brandisea.comLinks: ClubhouseWant to talk about this more? Head on over to my instagram and leave a comment or send me a message!You can also reach our team on instagram at @designspeakspodcast, @juliehaider, or  @realdakotacook.We’d love to hear from you!  Resources & Other Links: Special Music: Favorite Liar by The WrecksTheme Music: a href="https://open.

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    Special Q&A Episode about Brandi’s Process Course with Amber Andersson

    Special Q&A Episode about Brandi’s Process Course with Amber Andersson

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    Season 3, Chapter 7























    This week, we’re chatting with Amber Andersson, a member of the Design Speaks community, to discuss my Strategic Process Course!















































    Resources & Other Links: Strategic Process CourseGetty ImagesiStockAmber Andersson is the Art Director at a stock photography studio that contributes a lot of products to Getty Images and iStock Photo. She is also a graphic design instructor. She found our podcast on Spotify, and has been a loyal listener for years! One of the things we always talk about is “the process”. It’s something I’ve been developing over the last 20 years, and have shared it in pieces through the podcast. That led to making the decision to create this course, and offer a more comprehensive learning experience for our listeners. So, what’s the benefit of taking the course if this information is already offered through the podcast? Well, Amber has experienced both, and voiced that even though she had been listening to the podcast for years and had heard about “the process” countless times, the course provided more in-depth, detailed information that made it easier to understand how to incorporate “the process” into her own technique. While the podcast technically provides an oral representation of the information, the course incorporates videos, examples, notes, etc., that help all different types of learners master the curriculum. But what about people who already have their own system? That’s okay! The Strategic Process course can be beneficial for them too. Whether they realize they are missing steps altogether, or just want to enhance the steps they already have, the course can help point out where those holes may be and allow you to implement only the parts you need to streamline your work flow. One of the biggest things you’ll be able to see and learn through taking the course is how I do my research. We’re not talking about scrolling through Pinterest or Instagram, we’re talking about really digging in to the root of why you’re doing what you’re doing. You’ll get visual examples, word maps, different ideas of where to search for content, and so much more!So if you haven’t taken a moment to go check out my Strategic Process course page, you can find it HERE!

























    Theme music “Shatter in The Night” by the ultra-talented Vesperteen (Colin Rigsby).  Audio & Video Production by Kenneth Kniffin. Show notes and transcription edited by Stephanie Dakota Cook.  Podcast Cover Art Illustration by Pippa Keel – @pippa.jk of  Zhu Creative



















































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Customer Reviews

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38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Anna OH Design ,

Just what I needed!

I found this podcast at a crucial time in my deisgn career!
I had just graduated college and decided to do a year of service with Americorps (outside of the design world) and I felt like I really needed to do something to keep all of my design knowledge fresh. I was in New Mexico for my service term and happened upon Brandi's podcast, which I also found out was based in New Mexico. It was just the sign I needed!

Her words have stayed with me since and I loved hearing the organic chatter before getting into the design related conversation. I have also since then adopted her word mapping techinque in my own design process! It has been such a breath of fresh air to hear about all of the quirky and nerdy aspects of design that I also live for. Thank you for sharing your insight with the design community!

_DirtyDishes ,

Aww… Love Listening to These Two

I love listening to these two. They really have a heart to share what they know to be helpful to anyone they can. This is definitely worth your time.

MrBurbick ,

Yes!

This podcast is awesome and has been key to my growth as a designer. Come to the East coast and try some Vintage seltzer, it’s better than Lacroix I promise!

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