311 episodes

The Quickie Podcast for Graphic Designers is a damn good show where host Dave Hopkins interviews talented Graphic Designers, Illustrators, and Creative Directors, quickly - usually 30 minutes-ish. Hear from freelancers to creatives at world-renown businesses and agencies, about their wins, their fails, lessons learned, what inspires them, and the story about how they even got there. Subscribe to be entertained and inspired by each guest's unique journey. Plus who doesn’t love a good quickie?! Go on, get in there.

The Quickie - Interviews for Graphic Designers Print Design Academy

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    • 5.0 • 114 Ratings

The Quickie Podcast for Graphic Designers is a damn good show where host Dave Hopkins interviews talented Graphic Designers, Illustrators, and Creative Directors, quickly - usually 30 minutes-ish. Hear from freelancers to creatives at world-renown businesses and agencies, about their wins, their fails, lessons learned, what inspires them, and the story about how they even got there. Subscribe to be entertained and inspired by each guest's unique journey. Plus who doesn’t love a good quickie?! Go on, get in there.

    Episode 279 - Jake Paul - Formula 1 / Red Bull Racing / Manchester United

    Episode 279 - Jake Paul - Formula 1 / Red Bull Racing / Manchester United

    My guest this week is Jake Paul. A self-taught Graphic Designer from the UK. 

    During this episode we talk about how he was pursuing a career in law or banking before making a hard right turn and becoming a graphic designer. 

    Jake shares some of his wins, his fails, and what his parents' response was when he told them he didn't want to pursue law or banking anymore. He also tells us about his time working for some of the most well-known teams out there like Formula 1, Red Bull Racing, and Manchester United. 

    We then dive into a story about a banner project that went sideways, the jump he made from a shoe company to an agency and why it was the toughest time in his career. Oh, and about a super steep learning curve for a presentation he needed to make to Red bull. 

    Had a great time in this episode. *NOTE* There is a tiny audio delay in this one between our back and forth. 

    THE LINKS Jake's Instagram: CLICK HERE

    Jake's Website: CLICK HERE

    PRINT DESIGN RESOURCES

    // Free 7-day VIP Access to Print Design Mastery //

    Print Design Academy YouTube // CLICK HERE // 

    • 47 min
    Episode 278 - CJ Cawley - "squeeze the hell out of it"

    Episode 278 - CJ Cawley - "squeeze the hell out of it"

    My guest this week is CJ Cawley. A super talented, kind, fun, energetic and amazing human from the UK. 

    During this episode we talk about his journey to freelance design and cooking it up in design school. You'll appreciate that sentence when you listen to the episode ;) 

    CJ also shares with us how the skateworld was his gateway to design and what he appreciated about it. He also talks about how breaking things, literally, helped him grow! 

    Then into a story about agency life eating away at him and why, and his experience working with a UK resort on a project that never saw the light of day! ahhh! CJ also talks about why he started to share everything along with a whole bunch of other great stories. 

    We had a blast in this episode and you will too! 

    THE LINKS Ian's Instagram: CLICK HEREIan's Website: CLICK HERE

    PRINT DESIGN RESOURCES

    // Free 7-day VIP Access to Print Design Mastery //

    Print Design Academy YouTube // CLICK HERE // 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 277 - Ian Paget @logogeek - "doubling down on 1 thing"

    Episode 277 - Ian Paget @logogeek - "doubling down on 1 thing"

    My guest this week is Ian Paget, but you might know his as @logogeek, or as an Author, or a Podcast Host, or as a talented designer.

    During this episode we talk about helping creatives make a living doing logo design and how he never intended to actually go full time freelance. 

    Ian also tells us about personal struggles that he was facing, how they weighed him down and why, and how he managed to continue with his career and business. He also shares a story about working with Cambridge University and why he is so excited about it!

    Lots of great stories in this one! Be sure to check out the links below to see Ians Book "Make a Living Designing Logos" and all his social links too!

    THE LINKS 

    The Book: CLICK HEREIan's Instagram: CLICK HEREIan's Website: CLICK HERE

    PRINT DESIGN RESOURCES

    // Free 7-day VIP Access to Print Design Mastery //

    Print Design Academy YouTube // CLICK HERE // 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 276 - Josh Kenyon - Founder of Jolby - "It's been hard"

    Episode 276 - Josh Kenyon - Founder of Jolby - "It's been hard"

    My guest this week is Josh Kenyon, Owner and Creative Director at Jolby out of Portland OR. 

    During this episode we talk about why he wanted to work for Disney since he was 6 years old and the agricutlural design studio he worked at and how it has helped him in his career to this day. 

    Josh then talks about a diagnosis he received and what dealing with that was like. But also how design and creativity helped him through treatment.

    Loads of story telling in this episode from Josh's career in the creative industry. Business owner struggles and lessons, life lessons, all the good stuff you have come to expect from The Quickie.  

    THE LINKS 

    Jolbys Website: CLICK HEREJolbys Instagram: CLICK HERE

    PRINT DESIGN RESOURCES

    // Free 7-day VIP Access to Print Design Mastery //

    Print Design Academy YouTube // CLICK HERE // 

    • 51 min
    Episode 275 - Shelby Temples - Graphic Designer - "Balance between fulfilment and survival"

    Episode 275 - Shelby Temples - Graphic Designer - "Balance between fulfilment and survival"

    My guest this week is Shelby Temples, founder of HeWillNeverGoHungry.com - PS. You gotta go check out his website. Insanely good. 

    During this episode we talk about a contest for creating album artwork for Janet Jackson...that he won...but was underage to participate...and because of that they had to go to the next person. 

    We also talk about Nylon Magazine and why it was so influential to him, and the balance between making money, paying the bills, and feeling fulfilled. That balance between fulfilment and survival. 

    Also some chat about CBD Hotsauce, business wins, design fails, and all the good stuff inbetween. Shelby is a fun dude with stories to share! Enjoy.  

    THE LINKS 

    Shelbys Website: CLICK HEREShelby on Instagram: CLICK HERE

    PRINT DESIGN RESOURCES

    // Free 7-day VIP Access to Print Design Mastery //

    Print Design Summit // LifeTime Access if you missed it //

    Print Design Academy YouTube // CLICK HERE // 

    • 51 min
    Episode 274 - Jason Snell - Artist, Designer, Motion Designer - "working with Run DMC"

    Episode 274 - Jason Snell - Artist, Designer, Motion Designer - "working with Run DMC"

    My guest this week is Jason Snell. He is an artist, designer, motion designer, and all-around rad dude! 

    During this episode we talk about why Covid was such a tough time for him, the Run DMC project he was a part of, as well as early career mentors and inspirational design projects. 

    We also talk about movie posters, comic books, and an Amazon project he was a part of that went off the rails. 

    This episode is loaded with laughs and great stories from Jason's career so far. I first met him in person at the Into the Woods event in the Summer of 2023. He has this genuine natural curiosity about the people around him, what they do, and what gets them excited. He's a rad guy to be around for sure!

    THE LINKS 

    Jason Snells' Website: CLICK HEREJason Snells' Instagram: CLICK HERE

    PRINT DESIGN RESOURCES

    // Get on the Print Design Summit Waitlist //

    Print Design Academy YouTube // CLICK HERE // 

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

Cwamne ,

Wow I love it, great listen

The Quickie Podcast is a really fun listen. Dave is very laid-back and funny. The questions he has for his guests are very unique, as well as the conversations. There's really nothing typical about it which is refreshing.

pmarinaro ,

Designer Trench Brady

Thank you for having him for interview. I worked for him as a free lance painter. I would like to say thank you to Trench for helping me build a big portfolio. I would love to come back to work with them again. It was one of the best times of my life great interview Trench. Pat Marinaro

joreldray ,

Inspiring

Dave's perfect blend of humor, authenticity and passion for design always shines through. As a fan, it was an honor to be a guest on the show. Keep up the great work, Dave!

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