Ep.149 Kladi from PrintMySoul / How To Get On In Business…F**** Up, Eat Sh** and Smile!

Episode Notes

This week our guest is the wonderful Kladi from PrintMySoul Studio. We chat about how the path to a career, let alone any kind of success, is paved with a lot of honest f*** ups, eating sh** and smiling while all that happens. Taking crappy jobs, taking chances and never giving up – something that so many do. Kladi tells us about her personal journey and she’s only at the beginning! 

 Visit www.iamkladi.com/video to learn more about Kladi’s colorful adventures with Adobe.


Web: https://www.iamkladi.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamkladi

Studio Website: https://www.printmysoul.com/

Behance: https://www.behance.net/iamkladi

LWD: https://www.ladieswinedesign.com/san-jose


Kladi Vergine is a visual strategist and founder of Studio Printmysoul, a Manchester-based design studio. Kladi and her team specialize in creating memorable branding and impactful visuals for both print and web. 

With a ten-year career and the experience of living in 6 countries on three continents, Kladi has a unique perspective in design, branding, and creativity. Her use of explosive colors and geometry could be traced back to her roots as a Southern Italian street artist. And her deep understanding of consumer psychology and communication comes from her career at the United Nations and corporate communication. 

As a self-publish author, Kladi’s illustrated book, Plant Therapy, won the Fedrigoni TOP Designer Award 2019 for her unique use of cotton papers and ink. Kladi has also been the winner of Infohackit 2018 and Adobe’s San Francisco Creative Jam 2019. Kladi is now lead of Jessica Walsh’s Ladies Wine & Design in San Jose, CA.

In addition to her design work, Kladi has lead several branding masterclasses for Adobe’s Behance Live streams and currently mentors young artists through Adobe’s Discord page. Kladi has been a speaker at many industry related events worldwide for Adobe, Talent Land, Creative Pro, Adobe MAX USA, Adobe MAX EU, and the House Representatives in Washington D.C.

Ep.148 Scott Diussa – Disney, Nikon, Tether Tools and Rock And Roll

Episode Notes

This weeks guest is our friend Scott Diussa, this guy has seriously been around the block, if that block is the coolest properties on a Monopoly board. From Disney, to Nikon to Tether Tools and a whole load of rock and roll in-between, Scott has experienced more in his career than a lot of people could ever imagine. Sit back and listen to Scott talk about how opportunity knocks when you least expect it, working hard to maintain it and reap the rewards of a well earned career!



Tether Tools

Scott Diussa is a graduate of the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies, at Daytona Beach College, in Florida. His photographic background started with weddings, portraits, and architectural photography but quickly evolved into teaching photography at the Disney Institute at Walt Disney World, in Orlando. From there he joined the Nikon family and is currently the manager of field operations for Nikon Professional Services. Scott’s personal favorite photographic genres today are concert, aviation, and travel. Before his career in photography, Scott was an audio engineer, which is a great benefit in the new world of DSLR video.

Ep.147 Khara Plicanic – Carving A Creative Career In Design And Education

Episode Notes

One of the best parts of having a podcast is getting to know good friends even better, in this instance our guest is someone we both admire and respect and have learnt from. Khara Plicanic is a self proclaimed ‘Design Geek & Photoshop Nerd’ but she’s so much more than that, she’s built a business and a brand and positioned herself as one of the “go to” people for design inspiration and instruction. She brings a unique joy to education, please listen to Khara’s story and then check her out!

Khara’s Website

Khara at Adobe Max





Ep.146 Adam Elmakias – Building A Brand In Music Photography

Episode Notes

Welcome back to the first episode of 2021 and we kick off with our good friend and top music photographer, Adam Elmakias. We first met Adam at Photoshop World about 9 years ago, already establishing himself as a music photographer he went on to carve out a truly unique career, touring with bands, building a huge social following, creating a magazine and now a great new podcast. We chat about the ups and downs along the way, the challenges of being on the road and also generating an established following himself. Adam is a great guy and a hard worker, join us for a fun chat between three friends. 

Adam Elmakias Website

Don’t Sh*t On The Bus Podcast

Ep.144 Bryan Bedell – Field Notes Brand, Design and more!

Episode Notes

This is the penultimate episode of 2020 and what better way than to end it with someone who has become a friend over the past year and also works for one of my favourite brands, Field Notes, Mr Bryan Bedell. Based out of Chicago, Field Notes brand have been going for about 14 years but Bryan has worked with Jim Coudal for much longer. We chat about Bryan’s background as a designer, his Forensic Design project, working at Coudal Partners and life at Field Notes, the upcoming 50th edition, Aaron Draplin and lots more behind the Field Notes brand. **slight audio issue on my audio only**

Visit Field Notes here


Coudal Partners

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Ep.142 Adam McDaniel – Pt.1 The Life of Richard Amsel – Movie Poster Legend

Episode Notes

This week’s podcast is an epic two parter! In the first I speak to Adam McDaniel, an artist himself who is also deep into a project honouring and documenting the life of movie poster artist Richard Amsel who sadly died in 1985 at the young age of 37. Richard, alongside Drew Struzan and John Alvin, was one of the great movie poster artists of his generation most known for his iconic Raiders of the Lost Ark poster. Adam has spent years collating as much information about Richard as he can to create a wonderful documentary and book to celebrate Richard’s life and work. Part two includes a chat with Paul Shipper, one of today’s great movie poster artists who is involved in the Richard Amsel documentary. Join us as we chat about the project and Richard’s life.


(aka www.richard-amsel.com


Ep.141 The High Road Design – Making A Living From Drawing

Episode Notes

This week’s episode was someone whose work I admire and he was recommended by a friend. Meet Jon Kutt AKA The High Road Design, an amazing artist who now specialises in Illustrator and Procreate. We chat about how the latest technology can be embraced to become a better and more flexible designer. Utilising the current software and hardware to give you more scope to be a better designer and get more business is what John has done over the past few years since getting an iPad and going mobile as a workflow. I love his work and aesthetic – and he’s such a fun interviewee! Enjoy!

HRD Instagram

HRD Shop

Ep.140 Kaylee Greer – Dog Photography and Personal Goals

Episode Notes

I first met this week’s guest, amazing Dog Photographer Kaylee Greer, at Photoshop World, we were both newbie instructors. Kaylee is one of the most hard working and dedicated professionals in her specialist field. She’s often imitated and you can see why, her style is unique and her reason for committing to dog photography is also admirable. She is a joy to interview and even more so as a friend. She has also just released her first book, Dogtography, with Rocky Nook which will also be a huge success.




Kaylee’s Website

Kaylee’s Instagram

About Kaylee

Kaylee Greer is an internationally recognized private and commercial pet photographer. She is living out her dream through a camera lens in gorgeous Boston, Massachusetts. She’s traveled the world teaching pet photography workshops and has seen her work published in many major industry editorial titles. Her images grace calendar lines, greeting cards, products, packaging and advertising campaigns throughout the commercial pet industry. Her photographic style is drawn directly from the inspiration she finds inside the soul of a dog. She is fueled by the joy, whimsy and unrelenting happiness that is so uniquely canine. Kaylee is known for her love of vibrant colors and process of capturing the comedy and character of dogs. Through her business, Dog Breath Photography, it is one of Kaylee’s strongest passions to give a voice to the voiceless by volunteering her time to local shelters and photographing the abandoned and homeless animals who lie in wait for a second chance.