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George Garrastegui, Jr. was in Omaha to drop the mic at the end of the 2022 On Brand Conference. Once again, big thanks goes out to AAF Nebraska, AIGA Nebraska, AMA Omaha, and PRSA Nebraska for once again hosting the SOLD OUT event. We speak of his Works in Process podcast, finding your niche by focusing on what we do for us, his part in the AIGA D…
 
Keni Thacker was in Omaha to kick off the On Brand Conference just blocks from my office a couple of weeks ago. First off, big thanks goes out to AAF Nebraska, AIGA Nebraska, AMA Omaha, and PRSA Nebraska for once again hosting (and selling out!) this great event in its fourth appearance. Keni kicked off the event speaking about 100 Roses from Concr…
 
My final podcast from HOW Design Live in Boston this year was with Danielle Hughes. She discusses her talk on “Personality Brand” (instead of what people usually use, which is their personal brand). We also discuss differentiating yourself through how you go about your hobbies; how every no leads to a better yes; companies now wanting to celebrate …
 
Fonz Morris, a ‘deadass SMART effing product designer,’ stopped by to chat during the HOW Design Live in Boston this year. We talk about his journey to becoming a Lead Product Designer at Netflix; giving back through launching a mentorship program that creates a ux/ui pathway for those enrolled at historically black Colleges and Universities; build…
 
Zipeng Zhu stopped by to chat during the HOW Design Live in Boston this year. He was spending the previous days changing a lot of the talk he would give, still called “Rainbow”, which he describes as using as a metaphor about the beauty after hardship. We also talk about his project of creating fun and playful representations of the anatomical feat…
 
So much happened during HOW Design Live in Boston this year, that I barely left the convention center at all. On the middle day though, I did make my way the three blocks to Johnny Cupcakes, and then across the street to a Harry Potter store. It was there that I ran into The Reflex Blue Show co-founder Nate Voss, and we decided to take the time to …
 
Robyn Kanner met with me at HOW Design Live in Boston to talk about her talk on the last ‘6 Novembers’. We also talk about her love of New Wave film, her work as the Senior Creative Advisor at Biden for President, her current work at Studio Gradients, and more. Enjoy. The post Robyn Kanner: The Reflex Blue Show #230 appeared first on 36 Point.…
 
Gary Kopervas (Syndicated Cartoonist, and SVP Creative Strategy at Finch Brands), met with me at HOW Design Live in Boston. We discuss his ‘Doodle or Die’ workshop focusing on getting the ideas out of the the back of your brain, and onto paper where people can understand them. We also discuss how doodling can be used to bring a team together, and g…
 
Rania Svoronou (Executive Design Director at IBM), was at HOW Design Live in Boston, and sat down to talk about how to be a resilient leader. We also discuss why and how designers are, by nature, very resilient – and how we are constantly dealing with failure – so much failure. We also talk about AI design, and the present and future work involved …
 
Justin Ahrens, Jeff Bloom, Michele Pistone, and Kelly Wang discuss the last day of 2022’s HOW Design Live in Boston. What a great event, and one that feels way too short. That being said, HOW once again packed in more sessions than anyone could possibly ever see, and the amount of speakers is crazy. I can only hope Nashville in 2023 can live up to …
 
Justin Ahrens, Ti Chang, Stephen Gates, Jamie Saunders, Ahbleza Sellars, and Nicole Slaw discuss the second day of 2022’s HOW Design Live in Boston. Every conference has many things you remember, but always that one thing that you remember first. Sometimes it’s a speaker (for me, HOW 2014, Bob Gill). Sometimes it’s an outside event (for me, the Red…
 
Bill Gardner, Andrew Gibbs, Patty Lennon, Michael Roderick, and Terri Trespicio discuss the first day of 2022’s HOW Design Live in Boston. It was great to be back among so many creatives at the HOW Conference. The event, as usual, went by fast, and the countdown to 2023’s event in Nashville, TN has already begun. In addition to the 3 recaps, over t…
 
Justin Kemerling stops by The Reflex Blue Show to talk about his new book, In the Middle of Everything. Written 10 years after opening Justin Kemerling Design Co., the book does a great job of capturing a design career in, well, the middle. We also talk design for politics and activism, making your night job into your day job, and more. Thanks goes…
 
Karen Torok gave the closing day keynote at AAF Nebraska’s Meet the Pros—a student event that I wish all markets had something similar to. AAF Nebraska does an amazing job on this event (disclosure: I served on the committee this year, but have been promoting this event ever since I went while in college, and so would be telling you how great it wa…
 
Nikki Villagomez stopped through Omaha, Nebraska to give the opening day keynote at AAF Nebraska’s Meet the Pros—a fantastic student event that’s been going on for quite a while (like, well over 60 years now). She does a great talk about how culture affects the typography of a city—a talk that is adjusted to each market she’s given it in. We also t…
 
Great design books are still being made, it just feels like you have to look a bit harder to find them. Snails & Monkey Tails : A Visual Guide to Punctuation & Symbols, by Michael Arndt is one of them. Michael stops by The Reflex Blue Show to discuss his book, and, well a lot of punctuation and symbol stuff … pretty sure 1/2 the marks I use may be …
 
Omaha designer and illustrator Amanda Walla stopped by The Reflex Blue Show to talk about what got her into lettering, and the 100 day challenge she did. Well, we do talk about this at first, but the real reason she stopped by was to talk about Star Wars. Amanda is part of the Duel of the Ranks podcast that, well, ranks all of the Star Wars media a…
 
Tim Lapetino, stops by The Reflex Blue Show to discuss his upcoming book, Pac-Man: Birth of an Icon. And also, what a huge cultural phenomenon Pac-Man was / is. We also discuss how his interest in journalism and design has led to his current career in working in pop-culture, his previous book, Art of Atari, and some of his current work doing some a…
 
Archie Boston stopped by The Reflex Blue Show to discuss what it was that brought him into a career in Graphic Design and Advertising in the 1960s. We also discuss his book, Fly In The Buttermilk: Memoirs of an African American in Advertising, Design & Design Education, and how and why to self-publish a memoir about design. Archie is one of the 202…
 
Susan Augenbraun (Events Manager at the national office of AIGA) and Paul Mendoza (who leads a digital design team at UCLA) stop by to talk about the 2nd (does this make it annual?) AIGA Portfolio Festival. Of course, no portfolio talk is complete without discussing what is expected in a portfolio. And, as this event was created during the all-virt…
 
Christina Falzano, Managing Director of Conran Design Group stops by The Reflex Blue Show to talk about getting into branding, changes over the years in phone bills, how people interact with brands now, working in branding for the pharmaceutical and health spaces, and more. Enjoy. The post Christina Falzano: The Reflex Blue Show #219 appeared first…
 
I feel like I’ve known Prescott Perez-Fox for close to 20 years, but I think it’s all been online with the exception of a lunch we had like a decade ago at a conference. Even this podcast was remote, but it felt like he was in the same room. We catch up on Prescott moving from freelancing to teaching, and the changes that can take. We also talk abo…
 
Michael Schwab! This week we welcome illustrator/designer / artist Michael Schwab to The Reflex Blue Show to talk about his process, the tools he uses, his influences, and more. Ben Lueders, who co-hosted for most of seasons 5 and 6 returns to co-host this episode as well. Enjoy. The post Michael Schwab: The Reflex Blue Show #217 appeared first on …
 
Ken Barber, of House Industries, joins The Reflex Blue Show to talk about his journey into lettering. We also talk about what it’s like working with JJ Abrams and Jimmy Kimmel. Oh yeah, and that time in Omaha where I saw him present in a bowling ally back in 2000. Good times. Huge thanks again to Hanna Zimmermann, who co-hosts from Lincoln, Nebrask…
 
Valerie Aurilio, General Manager of Landor & Fitch, has been working on a project with a soon-to-be 250 year history – America. We discuss working with the America 250 Foundation to brand the country’s semiquin. I can only imagine what goes on in a project this large, and that’s a lot of what we talk about. A few glimpses of what we’ll all be seein…
 
Owen Davey visits The Reflex Blue Show (remotely, via the UK) and we discuss starting a career as an illustrator, the changes in the field over the years, and doing illustrations for social media. We also spend a bit of time talking about The Mandalorian, and some of the other shows we enjoy. Enjoy. The post Owen Davey: The Reflex Blue Show #214 ap…
 
Lauren Hom visits The Reflex Blue Show (remotely, via Detroit, Michigan) to discuss how she got into lettering. This has led to murals, starting her own online classes, and working for some rather well-known brands. We also discuss her current plans to go to culinary school in a couple of years, and making changes in your career in general. Thanks …
 
Brooke Robinson stops by The Reflex Blue Show (well, remotely, via Austin, Texas) to talk about her journey from graphic designer, to fine artist, to bicycling the West coast, to founding Goodtype. We also talk about the wildly popular @goodtype Instagram page; her latest book, Goodtype : The Art of Lettering; and her own fine art studio, Sunsurfer…
 
Nate Voss! Just over 15(?!) years ago, Nate watched Steve Jobs talk about bringing podcasts into iTunes and immediately went to thoughts that he should be podcasting about design and invited Tom Nemitz to help (my typed recap from 5 years ago is here). I somehow also got invited to record, and the Be A Design Cast was born. After a couple-ish years…
 
Justin Dauer – who I last spoke to and interviewed in 2017 while promoting his book “Cultivating a Creative Culture”, returns to discuss the book’s 2nd Edition: “Creative Culture: Human-Centered Interaction, Design, & Inspiration“. Well, more than just a second edition, as the content has doubled in size, and added a hardcover. But yeah, what a dif…
 
Fredrik Öst – of Snask, visits the show (remotely from Sweden) to talk about starting a record label for VÄG, starting up a studio with basically zero experience, playing Badminton against a chicken, new merchandise, and more. Oh yeah, we also have to talk a bit about changes in business and remote working that I assume has dominated almost everyon…
 
Ashleigh Axios – of &Partners, incoming President of AIGA, and former Creative Director of the Obama White House – stopped by my office the first week of March, 2020 to record an episode of The Reflex Blue Show. We spoke about AIGA, what it’s like working as a Creative Director at the White House for over four years, and a bit about how she found h…
 
Omaha designer Jill Rizzo, and website developer Brian Wetjen, were looking for studio space when they stumbled upon a gallery instead. We talk about their new Split Gallery, hosting events (including one last night for AIGA Nebraska), getting into design before it was all digital, getting into website development before the existence of Google, an…
 
John Gawley, the current President of AIGA Nebraska, talks about something that we don’t get a lot of here in Nebraska – being a full-time designer for a professional sports organization. John’s first job consisted of being part of the design team for the Phoenix Suns. We talk about Shaq making people late getting back from lunch, designing tickets…
 
Geoff Silverstein of Friendly Design Co. stopped by the studio to kick off season 13 of The Reflex Blue Show. We speak about how the logical location for any businesses second location is in Omaha, Nebraska (the other Friendly Design Co. office is in Washington D.C.); working remotely; working with non-profits; annual report design changes over the…
 
Jen Landis (VP and Executive Creative Director at KidGlov; and Founder of Pincurl Girls) met with me after her breakout session at the OnBrand Conference in Omaha – a collaboration of the local AAF, AIGA, AMA, IABC, and PRSA chapters. We speak about KidGlov, Pincurl Girls, what pincurls are, positive messages (sign up here), ways to do good, networ…
 
Stefan Mumaw is always good with a story. He’s also an amazing presenter – so it’s no shock that he was brought in to do the luncheon keynote at the OnBrand Conference in Omaha – a collaboration of the local AAF, AIGA, AMA, IABC, and PRSA chapters. After his talk, we sat down (right inside the main doors, in what is usually reserved for the coat ch…
 
Daryl Anderson, Creative Director at Clark Creative Group, sits down to talk about working with local clients, Visit Omaha, and his own path into the design field. We end the show on some student advice. This is the first (of three) podcasts I recorded at the OnBrand Conference in Omaha – a collaboration of the local AAF, AIGA, AMA, IABC, and PRSA …
 
Illustrator Greg Paprocki joins The Reflex Blue Show to discuss how he got into illustration, working on Curious George, his ABC books (starting with V is for Vittles), and so many more books. We also talk about a an article Greg wrote for HOW Magazine about adapting your style. We end with Greg’s advice for students looking to get into illustratio…
 
Mary Allen returns to The Reflex Blue Show to talk about mental health awareness, and her greeting cards for those who want a way to explain their mental health issue. We also speak about living walls, environmental design, and more. Big thanks to Mary Allen for being the guest on show #200 – crazy to think we’re still going strong. I have to give …
 
Andrea Trew stops by The Reflex Blue Show to talk about her new company, Trew Creative. Andrea spent the past three years as the sole designer at Flywheel (36 Point has been hosted at Flywheel since 2017), and before that worked at a few ad agencies in Omaha. Paul Meyer co-hosts, as we talk about Andrea’s speaking tour on “Building a Startup into a…
 
Emily Cohen returns to the show to discuss her book Brutally Honest (she was last on the show a year ago, before the book shipped, and after an amazing Kickstarter promotion). The book has really taken off, and is now heading into a second-printing – I highly recommend it after reading my copy last month. It really is Emily in book format like she …
 
Omaha-based designer Dani Donovan stopped by the Eleven19 office to discuss a design project that went huge – and fast. In mid-December (of 2018), just two short months before we recorded this podcast, she posted a flowchart/comic showing ADHD storytelling. It started to get shared. It started to get re-posted. It got well over 25 million views, an…
 
Grain & Mortar has been an award-winning branding and web development studio in Omaha, Nebraska since 2011, but 2018 brought them into the business of selling pants as well. Kristin DeKay, Eric Downs, and Jesse Harding stop by The Reflex Blue Show to discuss a little bit of the Grain & Mortar backstory, and then jumping to right around a year ago i…
 
John Sayles (of J. Sayles Design in Des Moines, Iowa) stopped by the Eleven19 studio to talk about being in the design industry for over three decades. But first things first – pork chops and vodka! For those who have never been, the Iowa State Fair is huge – HUUUUGE – and one of the top attractions is the Pork Tent J. Sayles Design worked on. That…
 
Steve Gordon and Paul Meyer stop by The Reflex Blue Show to talk about the current things going on in the design world. We recorded this a day or two after Apple’s announcements of a new phone line – and a big advancement in their watch technology. I know I’ll eventually end up with a new iPhone at sometime…but who knows when that’ll be, as I’m pre…
 
Elizabeth Edwards (Volume PR and 11th Octave) joins The Reflex Blue Show to talk PR and psychology. Once again, recorded in the hallway (and still very obviously between sessions at the event) at the OnBrand Conference in Omaha – a collaboration of the local AAF, AIGA, AMA, and PRSA chapters. Elizabeth was the luncheon keynote speaker, and gave a g…
 
Nicole Frantz (Senior Vice President, Creative Services at Capital Music Group) joins The Reflex Blue Show to talk about working in the music business. We talk about working in a super-creative (in this case, music) field, working with Annie Lennox, and how to stay current while dealing with the magic of music. Once again, recorded in the hallway (…
 
John Henry Müller (Design Director at Hudl) returns to the show after last having his work go to the dogs over five years ago. We meet up in the hallway (I love recording at conferences (the energy, the people, the fun), but the drawback is less than ideal background noises also coming through on the recording from said activities (or, maybe that j…
 
Dan Rhatigan (Senior Manager of Adobe‘s type team) was at the HOW Design Live design conference in Boston to talk about what’s next in the type world. Software does have a lifespan, and with Open Type being over two decades old, well, it makes sense that there may be newer technology being created to deliver all of those wonderful letters and glyph…
 
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