61 episodes

Welcome to the Print Design Podcast. The show were we talk all things print and packaging. We go behind the scenes with graphic designers and talk about the print projects they designed and produced that really rocked their world. From file prep, to holding the finished product in their hand, and all the key decisions in between. We share what's involved with creating a print project to help inspire you to get out there and produce print. So, lets talk ink on paper.

Print Design Podcast Dave Hopkins

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Welcome to the Print Design Podcast. The show were we talk all things print and packaging. We go behind the scenes with graphic designers and talk about the print projects they designed and produced that really rocked their world. From file prep, to holding the finished product in their hand, and all the key decisions in between. We share what's involved with creating a print project to help inspire you to get out there and produce print. So, lets talk ink on paper.

    Episode 58 - Allison Henry Aver - Spring & Mulberry Chocolate Box - Letter A Studio

    Episode 58 - Allison Henry Aver - Spring & Mulberry Chocolate Box - Letter A Studio

    This week we are talking about some beautiful chocolate boxes! My guest is Allison Henry Aver from Letter A Studio out of Portland OR. 

    In this episode we talk about how she started her design career in NYC and some of the studios she was with there. Then we get into chatting about Vests, yes, making vests. ;) We talk about cute boxes and other great packaging as well. 

    Our deep dive on this episode is the Spring & Mulberry chocolate boxes that Letter A Studio recently designed and put out into the world. We talk about the ideas and story behind the design, how it all came together, and some production details too! Check the links below to find Letter A Studio and their work, as well as where to find Spring & Mulberry chocolate. 

    THE LINKS:

    Letter A Studio Website

    Letter A Studio Instagram

    Spring & Mulberry Chocolates

    Print Design Academy YouTube - Teaching Graphic designers about print.

    Print Design Academy Website 

    FREE Print Ready File Checklist 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 57 - Drew Pautler - YETI Cycles Handbook

    Episode 57 - Drew Pautler - YETI Cycles Handbook

    This week we are getting int some offset print for a legendary bike brand, Yeti Cycles. My guest this week is Drew Pautler from Good Fortune Collective out of Vancouver, BC. 

    During this episode, we talk about the incredible Yeti Cycles Handbook and talk about how it has been visually in the making for 30+ years. We talk about how this project started and came to life during the "work from home" pandemic, and how they crafted an incredible brand experience for the cycle industry ambassadors.

    Check out the links below to see the incredible work that the team and Good Fortune Collective puts together. 

    Also don't miss the launch of Print Design Mastery on May 12th!

    THE LINKS:

    Good Fortune Collective Work

    Good Fortune Collective Instagram

    Print Design Academy YouTube

    Print Design Academy Website

    FREE Print Ready File Checklist

     

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 56 - Story time and Introduction - Dave + Gabby

    Episode 56 - Story time and Introduction - Dave + Gabby

    In this episode you are getting the full story and introduction to Dave and Gabby.

    We share our backgrounds in the design and print fields as well as how we first met. We also talk about our first memories of printed stuff and nostalgic print.

    Gabby and I also share the origins of Print Design Academy, and what we are building and creating for you over the next few months!

    • 1 hr
    Episode 55 - Make Direct Mail Great Again - Getting Creative with Direct Mail

    Episode 55 - Make Direct Mail Great Again - Getting Creative with Direct Mail

    Direct Mail...Sounds boring right? But hang tight, lets get creative with it. In this episode I'm going to share with you some ways that you can get really creative with your design and help your customer make a big impact with direct mail. I talk about diecutting, awesome papers, foil stamping, coatings that smell like bacon, all things to get the customers attention and create a memorable experience in print. 

    THE LINKS:

    Print Design Academy YouTube: CLICK HERE

    Free Download "Print Ready File Checklist": CLICK HERE

    • 25 min
    Episode 54 - Nathaniel Navratil - Studio Foley - NDSU Booklet - Offset Print

    Episode 54 - Nathaniel Navratil - Studio Foley - NDSU Booklet - Offset Print

    This week we are diving into some offset print! My guest on this episode is Nathaniel Navratil from Studio Foley out of Fargo, North Dakota! @studio.foleyDuring this episode we talk about retro toy packaging, a redesigned and rebranded Easyriders Magazine, and a deep dive into a booklet he designed while working at NDSU. The NDSU University booklet project was a Dining and Residence Life guide that I first saw on Instagram. This project has 4 different covers, usings a few different papers, and is impossible to ignore. Nathaniel shares the purpose behind the piece, where the idea came from and how he decided on the format, the design and production, and all the details in between. Check out the links below to see what this book looked like. THE LINKS

    Studio Foley Website: CLICK HERE

    Studio Foley Instagram: CLICK HERE

    NDSU University Booklet Project: CLICK HERE

    Print Design Academy YouTube: CLICK HERE

    Free Download "Print Ready File Checklist": CLICK HERE

    • 50 min
    Episode 53 - Mike Klok - @stuffedbrain - Client Gift Box

    Episode 53 - Mike Klok - @stuffedbrain - Client Gift Box

    I often say this about print, it has staying power. It has the ability to create a very memorable experience for the person who receives it or is looking through it. And the project we are talking about in this episode, definitely accomplished that. My guest on this episode is Mike Klok, but you might know his as @stuffedbrain on Instagram. We are doing a deep dive into the client gift box that he created and sent out. Let me tell you, this think looks awesome, and was created for much less $$ than you think. That is the other exciting thing about print. There are ways to make it really special, and not cost a pile of money. Mike nailed this!We also get into his earliest memory of print and the first ever project that he designed and printed. Oh, and a 3D craft beer label, complete with 3D goggles. Mike is an awesome guy and I really enjoyed our conversation. I know you will to. THE LINKS:

    Stuffed Brain Studio: CLICK HERE

    Stuffed Brain Instagram: CLICK HERE

    Craft Beer Label Design Course: CLICK HERE

    Print Design Academy YouTube: CLICK HERE

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Creativellie ,

Niche, Educational and Entertaining

As a lover of print, I really enjoy that this is a podcast dedicated to this medium and appreciate the approach through interviews with amazing designers whose processes you’re always curious about. It is led with an upbeat and casual tone that keeps it entertaining while still insightful and without feeling boring. Great listen.

angrybovine ,

Awesome show I look forward to every one!

The Print Design Podcast is a must listen, Dave always brings great guests. Designers oof all levels should make this part of their regimen of staying on tiop of things “design”. Always fun, very educational and inspiring. Seriously I look forward to every episode. When is the next ONE!

jasonthe29th ,

Binge Worthy!

Dave does such a good job with this podcast. His genuine enthusiasm for the craft keeps it fresh and his guests are top notch. One of my dead on favorites.

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