027 - Save As Jake Armstrong

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Enter to win a free class from Ctrl Paint by tweeting @ryanquintal the episode of Ren & Stimpy discussed in this episode.

Jake Armstrong quit drawing after seeing all the other kids in class get better than him at it. But after a roundabout trip through theater, and rock and roll, he came back to his first love, Illustration and Animation. Jake and I talk about growing up in Oklahoma, influences, tone, and the entire modern process of creating the animation that isn’t all that different from the way it’s always been done. Of course, we do manage to squeeze talking about Ren & Stimpy, the Michael Bay Ninja Turtles, and Tomb Raider for good measure. Go check out his work at JakeDraws.net and watch his awesome animated shorts “Mountain Ash” and the award winning “The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9.”

026 - Save As Ariana Page Russell

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It’s rare to get to chat with someone who’s art is as honest and open as Ariana Page Russell’s. What’s even more rare is an event that inspires you to take something you were embarrassed and annoyed by and share it with the rest of the world. Today is both of those things in one episode. Ariana’s photography and blog inspired me to get in touch with her to talk selfies, temporary tattoos, body image and dermatographia. What’s that? well go learn more over at SkinTome.com where you can see a ton more, up to and including a reverse interview with me! That’s what business calls “synergy” people.

025 - Save As Christine Phelan

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Christine Phelan from Valve joins me for my E3 special! Christine is a character animator in the games industry and has worked at amazing places like Double Fine Games, and Lucas Arts. She even kicked off her career with an internship at Nickelodeon. Before you ask yourself how lucky one person can be, I suggest you sit down and listen to her tale as we celebrate Art and Design in the video game industry.

Save As Podcast E3 Special Theme

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Since E3 is coming up next week I figuered I'd give you guys a special treat! An early episode of Save As Podcast with Christine Phelan of Valve! We talk about the gaming industry, video game history and more.

Since I've been doing fun things at the beginning of each episode this season, I figuered if I'd be talking about gaming, it only seemed right to nod to one of my favorite podcasts, Idle Thumbs.

So over a few hours I put together this theme for the special.

Tune in Monday at 9am EST to listen to the Save As E3 Special!

You can also Subscribe to get the episode automatically when it comes out.

024 - Save As Ross Moody

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Webdriver Torso sings us into this episode with Ross Moody. Ross is a man who knows how to chase down a good idea. His companies 55hi’s and Madison Glass Co. help pay the bills while he works design for his day job. Pretty impressive resume if you ask me. I talk to Ross about his humor, social media, his belief in the history of Typography, and how he came to creating his companies and with the idea of fathers on the mind, if he’s thinking about becoming one himself.

023 - Save As Justin Mezzell

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Maybe it was the death of H.R. Giger or maybe it Allergy season that has me waxing on too long at the beginning of this episode, but either way, you’ll be happy to break up the profound pity party by chatting with the fantastic and talented Justin Mezzell. His day job is at Code School and his night job is being a family man and lover of all things geek, Justin is a multi-faceted designer who’s immense style was something he really only began to own post college. He’s done work for Fast Company, Wired, Disney, Bloomberg, and Mazda to name a few, and he appreciates the spirit of pursuing your dreams without waiting for someone else's permission.

022 - Save As Stephen Parker

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Stephen Parker is not just the creator of the Save As Podcast theme, a colleague and a friend, he’s an extremely talented designer. This interview, recorded over two days has as much content you won't here as the amount you will. Stephen has been at Squarespace for nearly six years, and we discuss building a prolific design legacy for a team, music, technology, and how you go from bring a chef-turned young father burning out in the restaurant industry to being a designer for an award winning New York tech company. Stay tuned towards the end of the episode to listen to a track from a music album he’s putting together.

021 - Save As Patrick Plourde

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Yes, I’m a designer, but I’m also a video game player. That’s why this episode I was very excited to sit down with Patrick Plourde from Ubisoft Montreal to talk about his path in the gaming industry and leaving behind traditional Photoshop and Illustrator for 3D studio max and Game Design. I talk to him about his upcoming game Child of Light, acting as a start up inside of Ubisoft and I ask him if Nintendo will be around in 10 years.

*Congratulations to the TWO winners of Child of light. I'll see you guys online! @timothycd and @tacodouglas *

020 - Save As Tuesday Bassen

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Tuesday Bassen is a talented designer who's been in everything, she's worked for some of the more interesting plans on the planet through her freelance career. I got to talk to her about growing up in Nebraska, having parents that were young and cool, politics, the economy, balancing freelance work with being full-time at Tiny Bop and way more as this well balanced and well informed woman and I went there and back again. Check out her website and every link she has there at TuesdayBassen.com, and Playboy: Call Her!

019 - Save As Billy Sweeney

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Billy Sweeney is a talented designer and a colleage of mine at Squarespace. He's played a major role at brining together campaigns like the Squarespace "Anthem" and the latest advertising run in the Super Bowl. He did it all while still working on his craft and having a family. I ask him how we did it as we kick off Season 2 of Save as Podcast! Go check out his work at http://billysweeney.com

017 - Save As James Bareham of The New Cruelty

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James Bareham is more than just a founder of The New Cruelty. He's a thoughtful, well spoken designer with a keen eye for quality content. He's done work for Aston Martin, BMW, Crown Royal, The Verge and tons more. We talk about being creative in the world of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We also get into living in New York, the perspective of animals, and driving super cars. Check out The New Cruelty's stuff on Behance.

016 - Save As Michael Pharaoh

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Another day, another designer who's younger than I am... maybe this is a subconscious theme? Michael Pharaoh is a designer and photographer from New Zealand, who's recent project — portraits of homeless people living in LA — caught the internets attention and became an unintended outlet for poverty awareness on the internet. I talk to him about his work, and if he knew "Homeless of LA" would become what it did.

015 - Save As Matt Delbridge

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Matt Delbridge is a talented young designer who’s already been a lot of places and done a lot of work. Matt’s done work for Apple, Nike, Google and more, and yes, he’s done it all while still in his 20’s. But is all that moving around a good thing? I sat down with Matt to talk about his move from home in San Francisco, his plaid shirt, and the difference between New York Creatives, and California Creatives.

014 - Bad Day

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Bad days... We all have them, and they can absolutely slaughter creative thought. In this episode I'm coming off a terrible day, and I end up questioning everything. Questioning that is up to and including the entire Save As Podcast. If you've had a hard day, and you're not feeling creative, you know the difficulties of powering through and still being able to give your work 110%. But hopefully this failling leads to a leaner, meander, better show, for both me and you.

013 - Save As Jake Dugard

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I sat down with Jake Dugard and got side tracked immediately with my "city boy" fascination over him shooting a deer. After that though, we were able to move on to his great work, screen printing, and his new business venture, Makers Union. His charm, and laid back demeanor made this interview a very fun one. Sign up at makersunion.co and follow Jake's next adventure.

012 - Save As Gregory Hartman

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Gregory Hartman is a fresh faced talented Illustrator from Ohio now living in Pennsylvania with his wife and soon a new born daughter. His whimsical character designs are as striking as they are accurate. It’s rare to find such talent and wisdom in someone so early on in their career. Together we talk about his inspirations, education and how he landed his current gig, and how he’s evolving his style. Check out his work on Dribbble.

011 - Bottlenecking in Brooklyn

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With a move to Brooklyn, and the case of the missing cat, there’s no time for a guest this week. This week I let you in on an adventure my cat put me through. Meeting my Russian neighbor, visiting PJ McQuade at the Bottleneck Gallery at 68 Broadway in Brooklyn, and more.

010 - Save As PJ McQuade

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This episode I sit down with PJ McQuade despite being half living out of boxes in my move to Brooklyn, NY. PJ happens to be a Brooklyn local who is an amazing Illustrator. He's done work for MTV, The Sy-Fy Channel, and The LA Times. I found him on his Behance profile as the Illustrator behind Darth Heisenberg, a mash up of Walter White from Breaking Bad and Darth Vader from Star Wars. We talk about his Gallery Showing next week, his recently published book "Should This Octopus Have Fewer Legs?" and reaching his potential as an artist.

Check his site | Get his book | Buy His Stuff | Come with me to the Gallery next week

009 - Save As DKNG

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I have a chat with DKNG Studios. Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman met in college and became a creative force for the media and arts industry like no other. Their teamwork is in full force even though they work remotely. I ask them about their favorite clients, what happens when they dont agree on things, and why they decide to show the process of how they create their work. Also an update on my move to The Big Apple, and the status of my grandfather.