22: Inch X Inch

My guests this week are Drew Hill and Bob Ewing of Inch X Inch. Drew and Bob are life long friends, and currently Art Directors for Element 3 in Indianapolis. After hours they run Inch X inch, a monthly subscription button club. Inch X Inch features different artists each month and donates all of the profits to charities focusing on art in schools. We talk about the birth of their friendship, why the chose the charities they donate to, and their relationship with Busy Beaver Button Co., French Paper, and Mama’s Sauce.

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21: Scotty Russell

My guest this week is my friend, Scotty Russell. Scotty is an illustrative hand lettering artist, and motivation creative coach, in his spare time he holds down a day job as an in-house creative for an industrial manufacturer in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Scotty and I met last year when he came to Mobile to speak at an AIGA portfolio review. I was truly floored by his story and the message behind it. This year at Creative South he presented a version of that same talk and was greeted with a standing ovation at the end. His passion and motivation to keep improving, pushing himself to meet his goals, and his willingness to help others figure out how to achieve theirs is inspiring. in this episode we talk about all of that, plus how his college football experience shipped his life, how getting injured on the field led him into a deep depression, and how he found his place by helping others achieve their goals.

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20: Antionette Carroll

My guest this week is putting those differences under a spotlight and asking how she can make a change and inspire others to do the same. Antoinette Carroll is the CEO of Creative Reaction Labs, a non-profit based out of St. Louis, dedicated to using design for social innovation and to improve the human experience. She is also the president of AIGA St Louis, she created and serves as chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative at the local level, and at the national level, she is the Chair of AIGA’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.

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19: Ben Stafford

My guest this week is Ben Stafford. Ben and his wife Beth own and run Fox Meadow Creative, an Ohio-based design studio specializing in brand identity, illustration, print, and digital graphics. We talk about growing up in Ohio, what it’s like to run a business with your spouse, why adoption is so important to him, and teaching online, all right after this.

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18: Adam Grason

My guest this week is Adam Grason. Adam is a freelance designer based out of Orlando, FL and has worked with clients like Hallmark and Disney. Adam and I talk about his growing up in a rough neighborhood, a series of unfortunate losses that threw him into a deep depression, Adam’s time with Disney, and the ups and does that come with running your own business, all right after this.

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17: Alicja Colon

My guest this week is Alicja Colon. Alicja is a commercial lifestyle product photographer, based out of Savannah, GA working at Focus Lab. We talk about studying graphic design in college, and transitioning from designer to wedding photographer to a project manager and then finally into her current career. We also discuss how working with Stocksy United taught her how to better craft a story. And, when you get done listening to Alicja here go listen to her podcast Manual Focus, where she does short segments about the business of photography, all right after this.

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16: Victor Yocco

My guest this week is Victor Yocco. Victor is a User Experience Researcher working for EY-Intuitive out of Philadelphia. He has written several articles for the likes of A List Apart and Smashing Magazine and has recently written a book about User Experience Research called, Design for the Mind: Seven Psychological Principles of Persuasive Design. We talk about how user experience research works within the context of design, the culture of alcohol in tech and agency settings, his own dealings with substance abuse, getting sober, and ways to address the underlying issue that lead to substance abuse.

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15: Rocky Roark

My guest this week is Rocky Roark. Rocky is a San Diego-based Designer and Illustrator, working for Digital Telepathy by day and freelancing by night. He has worked with clients like Facebook, Box, and Adobe. I talk with Rocky about, growing up in Georgia, getting his start working for Focus Lab, and his new venture Slap! Stickers.

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14: John Howard of Black Airplane

My guest this week is John Howard. John is the founder of Black Airplane, a branding and web design firm based out of Atlanta. Black Airplane has worked with clients like Coca-Cola and Rocket Donations. I talk with John about how he got his start in design by doing flyers for Christian rock bands, how a door closing on a job forced him into the entrepreneurial world, and his new product SlingShot – a project collaboration tool for designers.

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13: diane gibbs - Recharging you!

My guest this week is diane gibbs. diane is an associate professor of Graphic Design at the University of South Alabama, she also runs her own design company, Little Bird Communications, and is the host of Design Recharge, a weekly interview series, where she talks with other designers and creative professionals. I talk with diane about her faith, teaching, her motivation behind starting Design Recharge, and so much more.

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12: Von Glitschka

My guest this week is Illustrative Designer and vector guru Von Glitschka. If you aren’t familiar with Von, Google him and get back to me on when you run out of results. We talk about growing up in the Pacific Northwest, his first job in a screen printing shop, how he got approached by How Magazine for his first speaking gig, and his tutorial series through lynda.com. And make sure you check out the show notes for links to Von’s books, and other things he’s done.

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Live from Creative South with Clark Orr

Thanks for tuning in this week. You can find more of Clark’s work at ClarkOrr.com of follow him on Dribbble and Twitter @ClarkOrr. You can keep up with the podcast and Creative South on Twitter and Instagram @CreativeSouthGA or over at CreativeSouthGA.com, and I’m @jfrostholm on Dribbble, Twitter, and Instagram.

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10: Eric Friedensohn

My guest today is Eric Friedensohn. Eric is a freelance designer and hand lettering artist, based out of New York City. We talk about his passion for travel, which lead him to internships in Prague and Lithuania during college, working with friends in an accountability group to keep pushing himself to work on projects and hold him to his goals, how Creative South introduced him to some amazing friendships, and his up coming Summer of Sketching project that you can learn more about at SummerOfSketching.com

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9: Blake Stevenson of Jetpacks and Rollerskates

My guest today is Blake Stevenson. Blake is a full-time designer and illustrator, based out of Toronto, Canada, working a day job in marketing. He fills the rest of his time as the guy behind Jetpacks and Roller-skates, creating illustrations based on his love of music, video games, comics, and old-school pop culture. I talk with Blake about dealing with imposter syndrome, the importance of communications skills in the real world, how his illustrations have started to change now that he’s had a kid, and being able to give back to the creative community.

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8: Stay Gray Ponyboy's Matt Dawson

My guest this week is Matt Dawson of Stay Gray Pony Boy. We talk about growing up in South Louisiana, Type Combo Tuesdays, splitting time between Atlanta and Baton Rouge, and his upcoming conference Crop in Baton Rouge, which is close to selling out in it’s first year.

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7: Aaron Draplin

My guest this week is the master of thick lines — Aaron Draplin. We talk about growing up in the midwest, his busy work and speaking schedule, family, Aaron teases his talk at Creative South, and we discuss his up coming book Draplin Design Co.: Pretty Much Everything available at DDCbook.com.

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6: Danielle Evans

My guest this week is Danielle Evans. Danielle is an award winning designer and lettering artist, specializing in food typography, She has worked with clients like Target, Cadillac, and Bath and Body works. I talk with Danielle about how working through being depressed led to her start in such a specialized niche and collaborating with other designers and artists.

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