Conversations on creative culture, workflow, and productivity. The Busy Creator is for you, the creative professional working in arts, design, and media. You’ll hear direct from industry pros and learn the tools, techniques, and habits they’re using in their practice. We discuss strategies and pro tips you can use to be your most creative, productive self and excel in business.
Past guests include designer and entrepreneur Armin Vit, design firm owner and professor Debbie Millman, Pentagram Partner Michael Bierut, author/speaker Todd Henry, and writer Jeff Goins, to name a few.
The Big 100! A Live Meetup Event with guests Rashan Casseus & Gabby Wallace
That went quickly! Listen in to our live event where we commemorate 100 episodes of The Busy Creator Podcast and remark on the journey. This event was a crossover with the New York City Podcast Meetup, recorded at Small City Co-working space in Brooklyn.
Joining Prescott on stage are musician Joaquin Cotler (@ShinyIslands), UX designer Rashan Casseus (@rcassues) & video publisher/entrepreneur Gabby Wallace (@GabbyAWallace).
Craig Ward Discusses Joining A Large Agency After Years of Successful Solo Practice
Craig Ward (@MrCraigWard) is a designer, art director, typographic artist, and author currently living in Brooklyn, NY. A UK native, he came to New York in 2009 shortly after being selected as an ADC Young Gun.
As a solo act, Craig created projects for Adobe, Squarespace, Calvin Klein, Google, Nike, and host of other large brands across entertainment, fashion, media, and consumer products. Lately, he’s rejoined the agency world.
Going Hollywood, How Brittany Cormack Thrives as a Costume Designer Amid the Madness of Show Biz
Brittany Cormack is a costume designer for film and television. Following her training in fashion and dance, Brittany arrived in Los Angeles without a clue how to work in the movie business, but has since found her groove. She works primarily on independent films, commercials, and music videos, but every day is an adventure.
Practical Typographic Advice and Building an Education Business Alongside a Design Firm with Michael Stinson
Michael Stinson (@MWStinson) is a veteran designer, educator, and business owner. In addition to his work as a professor of graphic design, he also runs Ramp Creative, a branding studio in Los Angeles, as well as Type Ed, a dedicated typographic education business which helps creative pros return to form in the fields of typesetting and layout.
In this conversation we unravel some of today’s worst typographic habits, and how to overcome them, share a few top type tips.
Becoming a Multi-Faceted Creative, and The Movie-Making Process with Filmmaker & Podcaster David Power
David Power is a multi-purpose creative pro based in Brooklyn, NY. Since moving to New York, he’s worked in music recording & production, written several business books, penned screenplays, and helped write and perform in comedy films. His latest project is a podcast documentary of how a feature film is made.
Our conversation covers creative practices and routines, as well as the worlds of film & video, including how to collaborate on a script and using crowdfunding to launch projects at scale.
Business Lessons for Creative Entrepreneurs & How to Launch an Online Community with Designer, Writer, and Podcaster Kathleen Shannon
Kathleen Shannon (@AndKathleen) is a graphic designer, brand strategist, and co-founder of Being Boss, a podcast and community for creative entrepreneurs. Kathleen began as a staff art director, but learned entrepreneurial habits working on her side projects and blogging. She's now seeking to become a media mogul and serve the creative community.
In this conversation, we discuss Being Boss, how Kathleen learned systematic behaviour and stays organised, and the common mindsets of creative entrepreneurs.
Everything You Need!
Prescott covers it all in a casual and informative manner. So helpful!
Great host and content
Enjoyed episode 85 with Victor Yocco about incorporating Psychology into research and design.
Super useful and great tool to have.
The podcast outlines great tools, tactics, and habits for the listener to utilize in their lives. I think the host is great and easy to listen to. The interviewed guests are really cool as well.