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 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
Glyn interviews World War 2 Normandy Veteran David Edwards – 53rd Welsh Division, South Wales Borders (2nd Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment) – about his time during World War 2 and Normandy. Also talk about Joining Up, Training for Normandy, Hill 112 and the inevitable Military Hair Cut. This is part of his continuing World War 2 portrait project.
INCREDIBLE; there really is no other word that comes close in describing Uli Staiger’s Images. A Photoshop and 3D Digital Artist Glyn chats with Uli about how we creates his art work combining Photography, Photoshop and 3D and how he truly believes ANYONE can do it! No special gift or talent needed; just an imagination and consistency. Without doubt one of the nicest and most talented folks in the industry if you don’t know Uli, after this episode you’ll love him, and if you do know him, you’ll love him more.
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
This week we interview a man who, without his generosity, we would not be making this podcast. Zack was instrumental in Glyn following the path he did in 2009 which eventually led to us meeting in 2010. Catching up with Zack 10 years on he opens up about life as a photographer and reveals the truth about the real world of a working photographer and some harsh truths we all experience, how to get out of that funk and keep going. It’s one of our most honest and revealing interviews.
Zack’s NEW Class “The Craft of Portrait Photography” on The Portrait Masters Training Platform: https://theportraitmasters.com/product/the-craft-of-portrait-photography/