After a much needed winter vacation, technical issues, and a lost episode, I check it to let you know I'm not dead and new episodes are coming in March.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bennie Wells ain't no chicken. This Louisville designer sat down with me and we dove into things like performance enhancing drugs in the world of design, style, self loathing and of course, drinking. Since being displaced from Hurricane Sandy, Bennie has been kicking ass and taking names designing in his signature saturday morning cartoon style.
A warning to the wise, Bennie and I enjoy profanity.
A man with a talent for Developing, Designing, and being a Dad, Ben Visser of Social Design House in South Carolina sits down to chat about technology paralisys, raising a family, and seeking out the design community when it wont come to you. We even get around to discussing that magical donut on socialdesignhouse.com.
You can find Ben on twitter where he shares cool design stuff and muses about all things fun.
Without a guest this week, Ryan waxes about the important role our partners play in our creative lives. It gets personal, and if you're not into the the personal life stuff, skip it. But if you're a huge gossip and want to relate to him a little better, check it out!
I've always loved the work of Jolly Bureau and Jolly Edition, and this past week I got to have my first face to face interview with Tom & Laura Hart of Jolly Co. We talk sports, accents, fried chicken, and oh yeah, a little bit of design too. Laura's unmistakeable handcrafted style and Tom's design accumen make them a powerful pair and I was delighted to get a chance to spend some time with them in their office to ask them about how they got their and where they're going.
I follow Tom and Jolly on twitter, you should too!
Sarah Parmenter is a talented designer, intellegent woman and gifted speaker who loves talking design. Her and I got to talking about her experience as a female in the industry, the culture of design celebrity and more. Check her out on dribble, or at youknowwhodesign.com and sazzy.co.uk where she blogs.
Sarah is kicking ass over on the Happy Monday Podcast, and I'll let you know if we ever get together for Fro-Yo.
Eric Hoffman of JellyJar.co is a native Utahn, is a man of god, a father, a former grafitti artist and extreme biker and skateborder turned designer. His work is playful but with purpose. With the struggle of leaving a job I enjoy to persue time with my grandfather, I ended up seeking out his guidance as a man of faith and as a colleague. If you're interested in working with Eric, he's looking to grow JellyJar, but be warned, you better be bringing your A-Game to the table.
I sat down with Fraser Davidson, award winning motion graphics designer of Sweet Crude, Field Theory, and 100 Frames. We Skypes across the pond to talk about inspiration, trendiness, and choosing projects. What can I say, when it comes to getting a first guest for something like this it's go big, or go home. Fraser was awesome and I can't thank him enough for being the first ever guest
You can find everything Fraser at http://fraserdavidson.co.uk/
The first episode of my show is more like a monologue and spewing of thoughts than anything else. But I expect to pick things up on the next episode. I just wanted to frame to you guys who I am and why I'm making this show. I also talk about work troubles and family troubles this episode so buckle up for some melodrama.
In this episode, you get why I'm doing this, and learn more about Ryan, the person. No bullshit.