64 episodes

Unlock your path to creative success with the Design Break podcast, hosted by
@RockyRoark—owner & design director of Blue Cyclops Design Co.

Breaking into the creative world is hard enough. Making it as a freelancer is even more challenging. If you're currently considering jumping into a creative field or looking for freelance opportunities, this podcast is for you.

Topics include creative community, design, branding, freelance, job searching, career advice, actionable advice, and more.

The Design Break Rocky Roark

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

Unlock your path to creative success with the Design Break podcast, hosted by
@RockyRoark—owner & design director of Blue Cyclops Design Co.

Breaking into the creative world is hard enough. Making it as a freelancer is even more challenging. If you're currently considering jumping into a creative field or looking for freelance opportunities, this podcast is for you.

Topics include creative community, design, branding, freelance, job searching, career advice, actionable advice, and more.

    063: Design Disasters: Learning From Our Biggest Blunders

    063: Design Disasters: Learning From Our Biggest Blunders

    Rocky Roark explores his personal design blunders to help you avoid making the same mistakes. He dives into one big mistake he made with Cards Against Humanity, the effects of going on a freelancing hiatus, and more!

    • 28 min
    062: Creative Crossroads: Pivoting Your Career Across Disciplines

    062: Creative Crossroads: Pivoting Your Career Across Disciplines

    Rocky Roark dives into how to handle changes in your career path.

    • 25 min
    061: How the Pandemic Affected Creative South with Mike Jones

    061: How the Pandemic Affected Creative South with Mike Jones

    Rocky Roark is joined by Mike Jones to talk about how the pandemic affected Creative South and what the event will look like going forward.

    • 36 min
    060: Creative South Deep Dive with Mike Jones

    060: Creative South Deep Dive with Mike Jones

    Rocky Roark is joined by Mike Jones for a deep dive into Creative South.

    • 42 min
    059: Design Subscriptions: Great Idea to Horrible Fad

    059: Design Subscriptions: Great Idea to Horrible Fad

    On this week's episode, Rocky Roark dives into the world of design subscriptions.

    • 50 min
    058: Maximizing Impact: The Designer's Role in Client Success

    058: Maximizing Impact: The Designer's Role in Client Success

    In this episode, we embark on a fascinating exploration of a designer's multifaceted influence, unwrapping the layers that make our role pivotal in the realms of storytelling, innovation, and strategic growth.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Josh muse ,

A ton of value

Rocky is giving us a ton of value in a fun way! I’m always excited to see what is coming next. Thanks Rocky!

cali girl in georgia ,

creative south fam

listening to your story had tears in my eyes so many of us creatives have this struggle and feel like you did. i look forward to seeing you each year and watching your family grow. thanks for being who you are.

DeeDubFeetScrub ,

A professional that hasn't forgotten his beginnings

I've followed Rocky's career for some time now. Between his Instagram stories, his YouTube channel, and his various other appearances, I wondered if he would continue his straight-shooter, "man on the street" level of attention and care for the artists out there who aren't necessarily big names.
I can tell you, he has. Listening to Design Break still very much feels like a lunch table discussion. Rocky is honest and will tell it like it is in the hopes that the listener will come out a better creative.

This is a very approachable and insightful podcast that should easily be in your playlist. If you're looking to get jazzed up about your place (honestly) in the creative world, this is your podcast.

He preaches hard work. But he also, more importantly, preaches about hope. We all could use more of that. Give a listen!

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