This week is an interview Dave conducted with UK based design agency HE Creative. It was a relationship built from a random book posting on Instagram and this was the first tie Dave and Phil ever spoke or saw each other. What happened next was a very honest reality check on life, business, relationships, social media and self preservation. It really was one of our most honest interviews and regardless of your profession, you should listen to this!
To hear more about HE Creative and Phil’s thoughts on running a studio, keeping on top of mental health and much more – check out CREATIVE WAFFLE PODCAST from Monday 8th July 2019. https://anchor.fm/creativewaffle
This week, Glyn and Dave chat about what’s been going on the past few weeks, teaching overseas, Glyn’s trip to Normandy for the D-Day anniversary events, the new veterans portrait project website and logo, Ricky Gervais and our favourite TV shows! Just some friendly chit chat between two mates.
This week we are joined by the Photoshop and Photography education powerhouse that is Mr Aaron Nace, the founder of online training platform PHLEARN. This was the first time we’d ever spoken to Aaron and he immediately felt like an old friend. We talk about the future of online education and innovation. This really was a great episode and a top interview. Check him out on the links below!
While in Orlando for a conference I got to visit a dear friend, Nick Sambrato, owner of the legendary letterpress and silkscreen shop, Mama’s Sauce, based in North Orlando. Nick’s been running Mama’s Sauce for 12 years now and I wanted to catch up and talk about how he’s built the company that the best designers want to be associated with. We also discuss how to separate work from home life, learning to say no, building a family at work and how Nick keeps on top of his health, physically and mentally, away from work. http://www.mamas-sauce.com/
In this episode Dave got to visit and sit down with renowned Illustrator, Paul Shipper, creator of some of the biggest movie poster artwork across all major franchises. Paul is one of the nicest guys I have met, his studio and body of work is nothing short of incredible, creative, detailed and impactful. Paul has been in the movie poster industry ever since the day he met his own hero, Drew Struzan.
“I am a freelance illustrator best known for producing key art and imagery for film, entertainment and advertising. Born in Manchester, his formal education ended in 1997 with a BA in illustration and Animation from MMU. Since then Paul has gone on to create illustrative art used by studios such as CBS, Disney, El Rey, Fox, ITV, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Netflix, Universal, Warner Bros.; Created collectors edition art for the BluRay covers of Shout Factory, Arrow Video, MGM; cover art for Empire Magazine, worked on official Key Art art for Avengers: Infinity War, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Ready Player One, Thunderbirds Season 3; co-creator of the licensing art for Star Trek Discovery and latest album artwork for Muse.”
The Wombles once sang “…making good use of the things that we find, things that the every day folk leave behind” – Dustin Lee of RetroSupply Co has kind of been doing this with old vintage packaging and Americana. He’s made a business from creating first class design resources to replicate that look of old. I chat to Dustin about our joint love of old treasures, what we love about them and how we find them. This is part of a retro design trilogy – it started with Bill Rose, author of Junk Type, in episode 34 LISTEN HERE and I also interviewed graphic designer and author, Aaron Draplin, on The Vectorgenerians Podcast LISTEN HERE
You can find out more about Dustin and Retro Supply Co HERE
You can also buy RetroSupply items HERE (Search Retro Supply in the search field)
Buy Junk Type: Typography – Lettering – Badges – LogosCLICK HERE Buy Draplin Design Co.: Pretty Much EverythingCLICK HERE
We have a very special guest this week, one that’s taken some planning but so happy it worked out! Austin Kleon is the New York Times bestselling author of three illustrated books with his fourth, Keep Going! released on April 2nd. Austin describes himself as “a writer who draws. I make art with words and books with pictures” but he’s more than that, he’s funny, intelligent, inspirational and down to earth. We really enjoyed our chat, go and buy his books!! Chase Jarvis Interview https://austinkleon.com/ – Website https://amzn.to/2FJiL6U – Keep Going book. Amazon UK https://amzn.to/2Wwjb66 – Steal Like an Artist. Amazon UK https://amzn.to/2THgltl – Show Your Work. Amazon UK
After a stretch of great interviews, Glyn and Dave have a catch up to talk about recent events, some news, a few recommendations and some info about our upcoming 50th episode and big prize draw. Plus some chit chat in-between. Stay tuned, subscribe and get ready for our episode next week, please tell your friends, share and comment, it really helps us make better shows for you and us! Thank you
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This week we chat to an incredibly talented young lady at the peak of her career in the Hollywood movie and TV poster industry. Lisa Carney has worked on hundreds of well know movie and TV posters you’d all recognise. Lisa tells us how she came to be in this industry and how she is now a leader and mentor for women in the industry. Lisa is an incredible retoucher, finisher, photographer, teacher and human being. Please join us and Lisa for a funny, friendly and informative chat about her, her career and the industry.
In the final episode of our ‘4 Weeks of Photoshop Experts’ series we talk to YouTube expert and creator of the highly successful Photoshop Training Channel, Jesús Ramirez. We’ve known Jesús a few years now and if anyone knows how to build a training business on YouTube it’s him. He shares his background, his work ethic and his tips on how to build and sustain a business and YouTube channel with over half a million subscribers!