Obsessed Show host Josh Miles interviews some of the hottest designers—from branding and illustration, to industrial design and architecture, to learn what makes them tick.
154 - Zoom Design Education & Life After NYC
Prescott Perez-Fox is an art director, brand strategist, speaker, podcaster, and teacher, recently transplanted to Phoenix, AZ. Now a Lecturer at Arizona State University, he brings his knowledge, passion, and a few hard-fought lessons to the next generation of multidisciplinary designers.
In addition to his brand-focused design work, Prescott is the founder and host of The Busy Creator Podcast, a popular discussion show dedicated to creative productivity, workflow, culture, and technology. He speaks at workshops and conferences on topics relating to creativity and workplace dynamics, and regularly consults with agencies and teams on improving their practice and work systems.
Prescott completed his BS in Mechanical Engineering at Drexel University before heading to England's University for the Creative Arts for an MA in Graphic Communication. Prescott is also the founder of the NYC Podcast Meetup, an avid swing dancer, and veteran rugby player.
Without further ado, please welcome our third conversation with Prescott Perez-Fox.
153 - Branding America's Future with Landor
Valerie Aurilio, General Manager, and Phyllis Murphy, Executive Creative Director
Today on Obsessed Show it's a two for one sale... I'm chatting with Valerie Aurilio, General Manager at Landor & Fitch, and Phyllis Murphy, Executive Creative Director, at Landor & Fitch.
If you're doing any design work in the branding space, there's very little chance you haven't heard of Landor, and as we record today on the evening of November 3... spoiler alert, we didn't know who won yet.
But Valerie and Phyllis are literally branding America’s future. Together, they are leading a partnership with the America 250 Foundation to execute a multi-year campaign that builds Americans’ awareness and understanding of the nation’s 250thanniversary in 2026.
So without further ado, please enjoy this conversation with Valerie Aurilio and Phyllis Murphy.
152-Live Action + Animation = ATK PLN
Throughout his career, Gomez has regularly shifted between live-action, animation and graphic design, cross-pollinating between the mediums to inform his design aesthetic with outside influences. While it may be common practice in the design space to stick to one lane and perfect a given discipline, Jose has found the most growth as an artist by switching it up.
He's worked for some impressive clients such Gatorade, HBO, Mountain Dew, Ford, Adidas, Slack, Mercedes, Cleveland Cavaliers and AT&T.
So without further ado, please enjoy this conversation with Jose Gomez.
151—The Future of Brand Experience
Howard has a unique design point of view. Over the past 25 years, he has served scores of Fortune 500 companies, including Pfizer, CVS/Caremark, Hewlett Packard, Motorola, and SAP, by leveraging the concept of simplicity to activate customers and employees. He challenges design teams across the world to bring humanity to brands.
You could say Howard was born to design. Maybe we'll dig into that story in a moment. After founding a NYC-based design company at the age of 28, which was purchased by Omnicom in 2001, Howard joined Siegel+Gale in 2004. Since then he’s brought simplicity, a global perspective and systems thinking to designing brand programs for some of the largest companies on the planet.
As many of you may know, I'm a total branding geek at heart, so I'm incredibly excited to chat with Howard about the future of branding, and to learn more about Siegel+Gale.
150—Ascending to new levels of typography
Today on Obsessed Show I'm chatting with Illustrator & Package Designer, Abraham Lule.
Born and raised in Mexico, Abraham Lule describes his body of illustration, typography and packaging work as design with a human touch. His spectrum of skills is flexible and ever-changing, bringing a truly unique crafted flair that is undeniable in his work. He has worked for clients such as Facebook, Capitol Records, Jose Cuervo, and Diageo. He is also a Typography Excellence Medallist and the Type Directors Club recently chose him to be an Ascender.
So without further ado, please enjoy this conversation with Abraham Lule.
149 - Healthcare branding & agency life abroad with Ben Solomon
Today on Obsessed Show I'm chatting with Ben Solomon, Creative Director of Conran Design Group U.S.
Ben brings over a decade of brand-building experience to the Conran team. From full identity development, socialization, and activation, Ben has helped brands develop their own unique, impactful expressions. Prior to joining Conran, Ben was a Creative Director with Interbrand Health in New York and a Design Director with Interbrand in Shanghai. Ben holds a BA from Lehigh University and an MS from Pratt Institute.
Ben and I are going to dig into his story and talk about branding in the healthcare and wellness branding space.
So without further ado, please enjoy this conversation with Ben Solomon.
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Epic podcast for designers
Great interviews with designers. Josh knows how to get the most out of all his guests and the show has a great flow and great information.
Josh and his incredible guests shine the brightest of lights on the design industry and the great people within it! Engaging, inspiring, and informative are just a few of the words I’d use to describe the time you’ll spend with them. Thanks so much for putting out such a spectacular show Josh - keep up the great work!
Great stuff - agency inner workings
Lots of great insights into the inner workings of creative/design agencies of all kinds. Hard to find that content elsewhere, and it's super relevant to me at this stage in my career. Great work Josh - keep em coming.