Your career path is rarely a straight line. Marketer and illustrator Rob Goodman talks to creatives of all walks about their unexpected paths to success. Whether you’re pursuing your dream job, seeking mentorship, or simply want to hear from people thriving in creative fields, Making Ways will inspire you as you blaze your own trail.
Experience designer and artist Kendall Bradford live at Wayfair
Making Ways is back with a brand new episode, recorded live at Wayfair HQ in Boston last fall. We sat down for a live conversation with Kendall Bradford, Senior Brand Manager, Experience & Retail Design at Wayfair, about her winding creative career path. Nowadays Kendall designs real world retail experiences for the online giant Wayfair, but before her latest career turn, she worked as a fine artist, painter, bartender, and event planner.
Songs and Science with Heather D’Angelo of Au Revoir Simone
Heather D’Angelo used to tell her Au Revoir Simone bandmate Annie that going on tour was a pipe dream. The band, that went on to tour the world, release four full length albums, and take the stage at the Roadhouse for David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: The Return, reached indie rock heights on their own terms. In this new episode of Making Ways podcast, Heather talks about her latest creation, Carta fragrances, and the journey that brought her from musician to scientist to perfumer.
The Risk Episode
Making Ways is back with a new episode all about Risk. Tune in for tales that offer advice on breaking through, getting uncomfortable, and leaping towards the unknown. You’ll hear from past guests of the show offering tips and guidance you can apply to your creative practice and career right now. Host Rob Goodman also shares the latest risk he took in his creative career journey.
Learning Type with Designer Michael Stinson
Michael Stinson had dreams of becoming an airplane pilot, but his imperfect eyesight led him to an entirely different path, albeit one where precision is essential. Listen to Michael’s story of discovering a career in typography, his evolution from print to digital, and how he now trains students and companies like Disney, Facebook, and Mattel, through his program TypeEd, to better understand how to use type to design brilliantly.
People I’ve Loved with Carissa Potter
Carissa Potter started out making greeting cards to serve as conversation starters for difficult conversations. She’s concerned and curious about the human condition –– the deep sadness, the surprise joy, the relationship muddiness, the everyday occurrences that make our days bright and dark. Carissa and her team, also known as ‘People I’ve Loved,’ run a popular site, have published books, and make goods in search of truths that connect us all.
Opening Up Shop with Giselle Gyalzen from Rare Device
Giselle Gyalzen, owner of San Francisco’s beloved art and gift shop, Rare Device, joins the show to discuss the critical decisions she made to follow her passion. Giselle moved to California from the Philippines as a teenager to attend college, built an accomplished career as a project manager for some of the world’s finest agencies, and switched gears midstream to support local creators and community with Rare Device. Giselle’s story is one of hard work, creativity, and constant evolution.
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It was an honor to be a guest on Rob's show. He asks really pointed questions that show some real consideration towards the guest and the story they have to tell that can be helpful to his listeners. Recommended for anyone trying to make a career in a field without a clear road map.
If you are a creative person I want to be, listen to this!
I’ve been a student of the creative process for 30 years by necessity because I’m an artist. But it’s also my passion to share and talk and learn about the creative process as a teacher.
This podcast is SO up my alley. In fact, I’ve thought and written a lot about living a creative life and even done some interviews on my mindful artist site and YouTube channel, but Rob Goodman is truly a master at it. He’s incredibly good at researching his subjects in advance and keeping the flow of the interview moving along and asking really pertinent and insightful questions as only a fellow creative an understand. Really, he is good at this. He’s like the Terri Gross of interviewing creatives. And I’m grateful that he’s doing it so I can get back to the stuff I do best.
And on top of that they are beautifully produced and recorded and he makes an incredible illustration for each and every episode! I’m amazed at what he accomplishes. Thank you, Rob!
Rob is clearly so genuine, and finds great guests to have on the show. I listen every week!