307 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

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 113 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 275 - Shelby Temples - Graphic Designer - "Balance between fulfilment and survival"

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

    • 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
    Episode 273 - Abi Connick - Brand Designer + Design Content Creator

    Episode 273 - Abi Connick - Brand Designer + Design Content Creator

    My guest this week is Abi Connick. She is a Brand Designer and a Design Content Creator based in the UK. She has an incredible YouTube channel delivering tonnes of value to Designers. Check the link below. 

    During this episode, we talk about how she was laid off early during Covid, what that meant for her, and the trajectory it put her on. 

    We also talk about understanding social media and content creation and what it can do for your design business. Abi then shares how she has been struggling with imposter syndrome lately, what is causing it, and what she is doing to work through it. 

    Plus so many more stories about her design career and her growth on YouTube and social media. 

    This was a rad conversation especially for me because Abi was one of the first YouTube design content creators that I watched and was inspired by before starting our Print Design Academy channel. 

    THE LINKS 

    Abi Connick YouTube: CLICK HEREAbi Connick Website: CLICK HEREAbi Connick Instagram: CLICK HERE

    PRINT DESIGN RESOURCES

    //  Get the FREE Guide to Keyboard Shortcuts HERE //

    Print Design Academy YouTube // CLICK HERE // 

    • 51 min
    Episode 272 - Tim O'Connor - Graphic Designer - The Last Drop Clothing Co.

    Episode 272 - Tim O'Connor - Graphic Designer - The Last Drop Clothing Co.

    My guest this week is Tim O'Connor. He is the Graphic Designer at ChaosInked and the owner and Graphic Designer behind The Last Drop. A clothing company supporting people recovering from addiction. 

    During this episode, we get into Tim's story of struggling with addiction and how it affected his career, how meeting Aaron Draplin really inspired him, and why he started The Last Drop. 

    We also talk about how impactful networking and events are for your career, and our experience at Into the Woods put on by Lincoln Design Co. Tim then shares a story about a project where he had to change the color of a Tube in 100's of photos in a catalog. 

    Tim also just started a podcast interviewing business owners living a sober lifestyle called The Last Drop Business Podcast, find it at the link below. 

    A great, really honest conversation that I know you will enjoy. 

    THE LINKS 

    The Last Drop Clothing Website: CLICK HERETim Instagram: CLICK HEREThe Last Drop Podcast: CLICK HERE

    PRINT DESIGN RESOURCES

    //  Get the FREE Guide to Keyboard Shortcuts HERE //

    //  Learn Print Design on YouTube HERE // 

    • 50 min
    Episode 271 - Amy Farrell - Times 2 Studio + Designing Success

    Episode 271 - Amy Farrell - Times 2 Studio + Designing Success

    My guest this week is Amy Farrell. She is the co-founder of Times2Studio and owner of Designing Success where she teaches designers the business side of design. 

    During this episode we talk about growing up problem-solving, when she learned that graphic design is a real career, and why 2006-2007 was the most difficult time in her design career. Amy even shares why design business processes are so important. 

    We also talk about the booklet design project she was a part of that fell off the rails, why, and what she learned.

    This was a great conversation full of value for designers looking to start or grow their freelance design careers.  

    THE LINKS 

    Times 2 Studio Website: CLICK HEREDesigning Success Website: CLICK HEREAmy Farrel Instagram: CLICK HERE

    PRINT DESIGN RESOURCES

    //  7 day Free Trial of Print Design Mastery + Craft Beer Label Design Course //

    //  Learn Print Design on YouTube HERE // 

    • 44 min
    Episode 270 - Christina Hall - Superlunar Design Co - Brand + Web Designer

    Episode 270 - Christina Hall - Superlunar Design Co - Brand + Web Designer

    My guest this week is Christina Hall. She is the owner of Superlunar Design Co. and an all-around rad human. 

    During this episode we talk about MLMs, hiring VAs, not sleeping enough but still smiling, and of course all the usual awesome stories I like to get into. The wins, the fails, the mistakes, the lessons learned, the heartwarming and fulfilling project stories. All of it. 

    Christina has also been rocking the Instagram and TikTok worlds recently with her personality-filled content. It's awesome and you will want to go check it out. She is incredibly easy to talk to and this episode was a blast to do for you. So head over to Apple Podcast or Spotify and leave a rating and a review eh? Be cool if you did... 

    THE LINKS 

    Superlunar Design Co Website: CLICK HERESuperlunar Design Co Instagram: CLICK HERE

    PRINT DESIGN RESOURCES

    //  Get the FREE Guide to Keyboard Shortcuts HERE //

    //  Learn Print Design on YouTube HERE // 

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 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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