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This podcast is FULL of ideas and strategies to empower designers to stay inspired, be creative on demand, and finally find your visual voice. BrandiSea is a designer and creative director with 20 years of experience. You CAN take control of your creativity and it starts here!

Design Speaks Brandi Sea Heft-Kniffin

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

This podcast is FULL of ideas and strategies to empower designers to stay inspired, be creative on demand, and finally find your visual voice. BrandiSea is a designer and creative director with 20 years of experience. You CAN take control of your creativity and it starts here!

    Best of 2021 Part Two: Wrapping up our favorite books, music, influences & inspiration!

    Best of 2021 Part Two: Wrapping up our favorite books, music, influences & inspiration!

    This is part two! Wrapping up 2021 with our BEST OF... from books to music, influences, and inspiration, and of course, favorite episodes, don't miss it!
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    • 36 min
    Best of 2021 Part One: Wrapping up our favorite books, music, influences & inspiration!

    Best of 2021 Part One: Wrapping up our favorite books, music, influences & inspiration!

    Special co-host Amber Anderson and I are wrapping up 2021 with our BEST OF... from books to music, influences, and inspiration, and of course, favorite episodes, so stay tuned!
    Support the show (https://buymeacoffee.com/BrandiSea)

    • 34 min
    Color of the Year 2022 with Color Guru Leatrice Eiseman

    Color of the Year 2022 with Color Guru Leatrice Eiseman

    This week had the chance to chat with the incredible color guru Leatrice Eiseman. She is the Director of the Pantone Color Institute and is just so sweet, here's our conversation about the color of the year 2021
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    • 23 min
    Things We Wish We Knew When We Started a Design Businesses (Part 2)

    Things We Wish We Knew When We Started a Design Businesses (Part 2)

    There’s so many creatives leaving traditional office jobs or doing more independent design and I thought it would be great to share some things we wish we knew when we started our own design businesses. Lauren Gonzalez from 4theCreatives is joining me we can't wait to share what we have learned and hopefully save you some unexpected surprises when going out on your own!

    You can find Lauren's YouTube Channel here!

    Something I’ve been unusually inspired by is…Children's, Youth, and Young Adult Book cover illustrations from the books
    "Land of Stories" by Chris Colfer
    "The Magical Misfits" by Neil Patrick Harris
    "Dragonwatch" by Brandon Mull
    "Keeper of the Lost Cities" by Shannon Messenger 

    Musical Inspiration this week is:
    "His Favorite Christmas Story" by Capital Lights



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    You can find show notes and past episodes at DesignSpeaksPodcast.com or even more at BrandiSea.com Design Speaks  is produced by Kenneth Kniffin and Dakota Cook. Shoutout to Colin from Vesperteen for our theme music. Design Speaks Podcast is a project of BrandiSea Design Co. and is recorded in the shadow of the watermelon pink Sandia Mountains near Albuquerque, New Mexico. As always, I’m BrandiSea, reminding you that you CAN take control of your creativity. Thanks for listening!


    Support the show (https://buymeacoffee.com/BrandiSea)

    • 35 min
    Things We Wish We Knew When We Started a Design Businesses (Part 1)

    Things We Wish We Knew When We Started a Design Businesses (Part 1)

    There’s so many creatives leaving traditional office jobs or doing more independent design and I thought it would be great to share some things we wish we knew when we started our own design businesses. Lauren Gonzales from 4theCreatives is joining me we can't wait to share what we have learned and hopefully save you some unexpected surprises when going out on your own!

    You can find Lauren's YouTube Channel here!

    Something I’ve been unusually inspired by is…The Grandmillenial Style  https://www.bhg.com/decorating/lessons/expert-advice/grandmillennial-style/

    Musical Inspiration this week is:
    Thelma and Louise by Bastille

    **Stay tuned for part 2 coming next week. 
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    LEAVE A REVIEW on iTunes 
    or send us a note on instagram @designspeakspodcast if you love this show!
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    You can find show notes and past episodes at DesignSpeaksPodcast.com or even more at BrandiSea.com Design Speaks  is produced by Kenneth Kniffin and Dakota Cook. Shoutout to Colin from Vesperteen for our theme music. Design Speaks Podcast is a project of BrandiSea Design Co. and is recorded in the shadow of the watermelon pink Sandia Mountains near Albuquerque, New Mexico. As always, I’m BrandiSea, reminding you that you CAN take control of your creativity. Thanks for listening!
    Support the show (https://buymeacoffee.com/BrandiSea)

    • 39 min
    A Few of My Favorite Things - Gift Ideas for Designers

    A Few of My Favorite Things - Gift Ideas for Designers

    This week is Thanksgiving, and you know what that means, it’s officially Christmas shopping season so I wanted to share some of my favorite gifts and things Designers and Creatives!
    Support the show (https://buymeacoffee.com/BrandiSea)

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
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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