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 or less. 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 257 - Alex Lang - Director of Visual Propaganda at Liquid Death - Austin TX.
This weeks guest is Alex Lang. He is the Director of Visual Propaganda at Liquid Death. He is also a Graphic Designer and Creative Consultant at Destroy + Design.During this episode we talk about:-growing up a military kid.-Augmented Reality Design and why he is such a big fan. -the advertising design gig that he had, what he learned, and why it was not a fit for him. -the food chain logo and artwork that did not land with the creative director. -some of his AR work and why he is so proud of it, including the first AR Vandalism he created. -an album project he was a part of for Liquid Death called Greatest Hates, what it was and why they made it. This was an incredible conversation and I know you will dig it. Alex has stories to share and brings it! Go check out his stuff on his Instagram. @destroy.design
Episode 256 - Karina Daniluck - UI/UX Designer - Oooh Inc - Disney
This weeks guest is Karina Daniluck. She is a Lead UI/UX Designer based out of Kelowna BC. She is currently working with an app start-up company, and prior to that, she was with Disney for over 12 years. During this episode we talk about:-how she got into design because she wanted to improve the town's aesthetics.-her early design days at Club Penguin and what the transition was like when Disney purchased them. -why design community is so important. -a lesson learned on a Disney project that she was a part of. -the time where rules and policies started to cause friction. -the incredible project, big deal project, some would say dream project that went incredible but was killed for reasons out of her control.-the project where she was able to dramatically increase the conversion rate of a website and why she is so proud of it. All that and more in this episode. Karina is super knowledgeable and is a great person to chat with. I know you will dig this one. Good times! ______________________________________The Craft Beer Label Design Course 2.0 launches on June 22nd. If you want to start learning the secrets behind some of the most incredible label designs, head to PrintDesignAcademy.com and get the free guide!
Episode 255 - Patty Nguyen - Graphic Designer - Apple, Blackberry, Camp + King, SJ Giants.
This weeks guest is Patty Nguyen. She is a very talented Graphic Designer out of the Bay area. Patty has worked with clients like Apple, Blackberry, SJ Giants, Camp + King, and many more. During this episode we talk about:-the two people that really pointed and encouraged her to pursue design and creative.-the Blackberry conference design work she did and how it went a little bit sideways. - why right now is one of the most difficult times in her creative career.-the design work she was a part of for the Apple Care team.-a logo that she created, how it all came together, and why it is so important to her. -great books and great jokes.There is so much in this episode and Patty is an absolutely rad person to talk to. Really happy to share this conversation! @patricianguuyen______________________________________________________________________________________The Craft Beer Label Design Course 2.0 launches on June 22nd. If you want to start learning the secrets behind some of the most incredible label designs, head to PrintDesignAcademy.com and get the free guide!
Episode 254 - Steve Green - Senior Creative Director - NIKE - Portland OR.
This weeks guest is Steve Green. He is a Senior Creative Director at NIKE out of Portland OR. During this episode we talk about:-what it was like to literally drop everything for the opportunity to work at NIKE.-his early creative influences in drawing and skate culture art. -the struggle he faced at the mid-way point in his current time at NIKE and what he did to get through. -the NIKE Skateboarding project he took on that did not end up as he had hoped when it was launched to 20+ Pro Skaters.-the AIR Artist in Residence project he was a part of, what it is, and why he is so proud of it. -Red Herrings - What they are and why we talk about them on The Quickie. Such a great conversation with someone who has been putting out great work at a company that is well known for its Creativity. Steve shares his experiences and lessons learned as well as some laughs. Classic dad joke in the end too. __________________________________________________________________________Craft Beer Label Design Course 2.0 launches June 22nd. Get your free guide and start on the path to being an expert in label design by getting the free guide at PrintDesignAcademy.com
Episode 253 - Ryan Long - Creative Services Manager - HAAS F1 Racing Team
This weeks guest is Ryan Long. He is the Creative Services Manager and Designer behind the HAAS F1 Racing team. If you aren't following F1 racing yet, go check out the Netflix documentary Drive to Survive to see what you are missing. @ryan_long_01During this episode we talk about:-design for an F1 team and what is included in all that. -how his original creative direction was architecture and how he ended up making the pivot. -how a sign shop going out of business lead him to specialize in motorsports design where he has been for 16 years. -how the design of 1 particular car was influential to him in his career. -the time in his career when he went from design team, to solo designer and how that adjsutment went for him. -a large event logo that he designed and why he is so proud of it. Of course there is loads more in this episode. I'm a "car guy" so I really enjoyed chatting about motorsports design and what that category of design actually looks like. Great conversation!
Episode 252 - Tim Chuang - Graphic Designer - Child of Immigrants - Vancouver BC.
This weeks guest is Tim Chuang. He is a talented Graphic Designer out of Vancouver BC. @During this episode we talk about:-his comic book intro to design and illustration.-the 10th-grade parent-teacher meeting where his parents were told about Graphic Design as a career and that their son is very talented.-West Coast Hip Hop and Jordan 5's. -the agency job he had and why it was a tough period of time in his career.-the branding project he was a part of and the criticism he received. -lots more!This was a great conversation filled with laughs and storytelling. Plus a unique ask-it-forward question gets asked at the end.
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
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!
Print is Undead
Dave is a great interviewer, with an impressive insight into the print and design world. He doesn’t ask any softball questions, and the conversations are very natural and honest. A must-listen for anyone from design aficionados to print newbies.